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O thou who once in Galilee

Representative Text

1 O Thou who once in Galilee
Didst make the deaf to hear,
The mute to speak, the blind to see,
Blest Son of God, be near.

2 O deign to hear the silent prayer
Of Thine afflicted own;
Yea, bid them cast on Thee all care,
Thy grace to them make known.

3 The speechless tongue, the lifeless ear
Thou canst restore, O Lord;
Thine Ephphatha, O Savior dear,
Can instant help afford.

4 But if it be the Father's will
That they should suffer loss,
O lend them grace with patience still
To bear a painful cross.

5 Meanwhile to them the listening ear
Of faith in Thee impart,
And let Thy Word bring light and cheer
To every troubled heart.

6 Some day in yonder happy land,
Each loss will prove a gain,
All mysteries we'll understand,
For Thou wilt make them plain.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #586

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Christian Worship #765

Lutheran Service Book #841

Lutheran Worship #400

The Covenant Hymnal #475

Worship (3rd ed.) #748

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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