Blessed fount of heavenly gladness

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1 Blessed Fount of heav'nly gladness,
Jesus, Thine are all our pow'rs.
Thee in sickness, want, and sadness
To behold and serve is ours.

2 One another's burdens bearing,
Bringing comfort in distress,
We Thy work, O Lord, are sharing,
Who didst come the poor to bless.

3 Where a child with love is tended,
Where the hungry are supplied,
Where the prisoner is befriended,
Thou art our Reward and Guide.

4 Send Thy love with fire from heaven,
Love that longs to help and bless;
Be it in the world a leaven
Unto peace and righteousness.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #386

Author: T. Fliedner

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First Line: Blessed fount of heavenly gladness
Author: T. Fliedner



STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #386


The Hymnal and Order of Service #386

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d54

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