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How blest the children of the Lord

How blest the children of the Lord

Author: Harriet Auber
Tune: NAUMAN
Published in 23 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How blest the children of the Lord,
Who, walking in His sight,
Make all the precepts of His word,
Their study and delight.

2 That precious wealth shall be their dower,
Which cannot know decay;
Which moth or rust shall ne’er devour,
Nor spoiler take away.

3 For them that heavenly light shall spread,
Whose cheering rays illume
The darkest hours of life, and shed
A halo round the tomb.

4 Their works of piety and love,
Performed through Christ their Lord,
Forever registered above,
Shall meet a sure reward.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11007

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How blest the children of the Lord
Author: Harriet Auber
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11007
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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