1 Oh, how blest are they whose toils are ended,
Who through death have unto God ascended!
They have arisen
From the cares which keep us still in prison.
2 We are still as in a dungeon living,
Still oppressed with sorrow and misgiving;
Are but toils and troubles and heartbreakings.
3 They meanwhile are in their chambers sleeping,
Quiet and set free from all our weeping;
No cross or sadness
There can hinder their untroubled gladness.
4 Christ has wiped away their tears forever;
They have that for which we still endeavor;
By them are chanted
Songs that ne'er to mortal ears were granted.
5 Come, 0 Christ, and loose the chains that bind us;
Lead us forth and cast this world behind us.
With You, th'Anointed,
Finds the soul its joy and rest appointed.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #679
|First Line:||O how blest are ye whose toils are ended|
|Title:||O How Blest Are Ye Whose Toils Are Ended|
|German Title:||O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen|
|Translator:||Henry W. Longfellow|
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #554||Oh, How Blest Are They||Oh, how blest are they whose toils are ended||O WIE SELIG||Simon Dach, 1605-59; Henry W. Longfellow, 1807-92||10 10 5 10||1993||Saints and Martyrs ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #526||O How Blest Are Ye Whose Toils Are Ended||O how blest are ye whose toils are ended||S. Dach; H. W. Longfellow, 1807-82||10 10 5 10||1996||Death: A Sleep | ; Trinity 24 ||
|Lutheran Service Book #679||Oh, How Blest Are They||Oh, how blest are they whose toils are ended||O WIE SELIG||Henry W. Longfellow, 1807-92; Simon Dach, 1605-59||10 10 5 10||Revelation 14:13; Philippians 1:21; Revelation 21:4; 2 Corinthians 4:16-17||2006||Death and Burial ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #4948||Oh, How Blest Are Ye Whose Toils Are Ended||Oh, how blest are ye whose toils are ended||O WIE SELIG||Simon Dach; Henry W. Longfellow||10.10.5.10||<cite>Poets and Poetry of Europe</cite>, 1845|