O blessed house that cheerfully receiveth

O blessed house that cheerfully receiveth

Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O blessed home, that cheerfully receiveth
Thy visits, Jesus Christ, the soul's true Friend,
That, far beyond all other guests, believeth
It must to Thee its warmest cheer extend;
Where ev'ry heart to Thee is fondly turning,
Where ev'ry eye for Thee with pleasure speaks,
Where all to know Thy will are truly yearning,
And ev'ry one to do it promptly seeks.

2 O blessed home, where man and wife, united
In Thy true love, have both one heart and mind,
Where both to Thy salvation are invited,
And in Thy doctrine both contentment find;
Where both, to Thee, in truth, forever cleaving
In joy, in grief, make Thee their only stay,
And fondly hope in Thee to be believing,
Both in the good and in the evil day.

3 O blessed home, where little children tender
Are laid upon Thy heart with hands of prayer,
Thou Friend of children, Who wilt freely render
To them more than a mother's loving care,
Where round Thy feet they gather, to Thee clinging,
And hear Thy loving voice most willingly,
And in their songs, Thy hearty praises ringing,
Rejoice in Thee, O blessed Lord, in Thee.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #262

Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta

Spitta, Carl Johann Philipp, D.D., was born Aug. 1, 1801, at Hannover, where his father, Lebrecht Wilhelm Gottfried Spitta, was then living, as bookkeeper and teacher of the French language. In his eleventh year Spitta fell into a severe illness, which lasted for four years, and so threw him back that his mother (the father died in 1805) abandoned the idea of a professional career, and apprenticed him to a watchmaker. This occupation did not prove at all congenial to him, but he would not confess his dislike, and his family were ignorant of it till an old friend, who was trying to comfort him after the death of a younger brother, discovered his true feelings. The younger brother had been preparing for ordination, and so Carl was now invited… Go to person page >

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First Line: O blessed house that cheerfully receiveth
Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #262

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Christian Hymns #268

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #416

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d106

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d492

Plymouth Collection #d3

Select Songs for School and Home #d99

The Apostolic Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Translations of Hymns ... in the "Zions Harfe" #d118

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The Book of Worship #482

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The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #281

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Wartburg Hymnal #343

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