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How Blest Are They Who Hear

How blest are they who hear God's Word, And keep and heed what they have heard

Author: J. N. Brun; Translator: Oluf H. Smeby
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 How blest are they who hear God's Word,
And keep and heed what they have heard!
They daily grow in wisdom.
Their light shines brighter day by day,
And while they tread life's weary way,
They have the oil of gladness
To soothe their pain and sadness.

2 God's Word a treasure is to me,
Through sorrow's night my sun shall be,
The shield of faith in battle.
The Father's hand hath written there
My title as His child and heir,
"The kingdom's thine forever."
That promise faileth never.

3 Today I was my Savior's guest;
My soul was here so richly blest,
The bread of Life receiving.
O may thereby my faith prevail
So that its fruits shall never fail
Till my account is given
Before the throne in heaven!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #586

Author: J. N. Brun

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Translator: Oluf H. Smeby

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Text Information

First Line: How blest are they who hear God's Word, And keep and heed what they have heard
Title: How Blest Are They Who Hear
Norwegian Title: O salig den, Guds Ord har hørt
Author: J. N. Brun
Translator: Oluf H. Smeby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Worship (1993) #325

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #586


The Cyber Hymnal #2190

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