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Lord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear

Representative Text

1 Lord, open Thou my heart to hear,
And through Your Word to me draw near;
Let me Your Word e'er pure retain;
Let me Your child and heir remain.

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3 To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One.
Shall glory, praise, and honor be
Now and throughout eternity.


Source: Lutheran Service Book #908

Author: Johann Olearius

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, open Thou my heart to hear
Title: Lord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear
German Title: Herr, öffne mir die Herzenstür
Author: Johann Olearius
Translator: Matthias Loy
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #3954
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Christian Worship #282

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #24

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Lutheran Service Book #908

Lutheran Worship #197

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The Cyber Hymnal #3954

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