Where Is Thy Bethel

Where is thy Bethel? where the gate of heaven?

Author: Adolph Moraht
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Where is thy Bethel? where the gate of heaven?
Where heav’n itself doth open o’er thy heard;
Where, as in Jacob’s heart, from God’s Word given,
The dew of heav’n into thy heart is shed.
Where is thy Bethel, Christian, tell me where?
Thou know’st full well,—thy chamber, it is there!

2 ‘Tis there where Jesus evermore bestoweth
His peace unspeakable upon thy soul,
Where from His wounds anew there ever floweth
The only balm that makes the sin-sick whole;
The faithful Lord delights to see thee there,
And hastes to meet thee at thine hour of prayer.

3 Then cease from idle sorrow, cease thy grieving,
Thou hast enough,—this cordial left to thee,—
Thou hast enough, canst thou this vain world leaving,
The Master’s coming in thy closet see!
Into thy chamber comes the Lord of all,
And “Peace be with thee,” unto thee doth call.

4 So, as of old, the blessed Master goeth,
Thro’ bolted doors, disciples’ hearts to cheer,
Yet there’s another place, my soul well knoweth,
Tho’ it be small, that is to Him more dear;
Thrice happy Christian! thou too know’st it well,
Thy heart’s the place where Christ doth love to dwell.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #487

Author: Adolph Moraht

Moraht, Adolph , Ph.D., son of J. D. M. Moraht, merchant in Hamburg, was born at Hamburg, Nov. 28, 1805. From 1825 to 1828 he was a student of theology at the Universities of Halle, Göttingen, and Berlin, graduating Ph.D. at Göttingen in 1828. He was then resident for nine years as a candidate of Theology (licensed preacher) at Hamburg, teaching in private schools, and devoting his spare time to the work of Home Missions. At Easter, 1838, he was appointed second pastor at Mollen, in Lauenburg, and in 1846 chief pastor. He died at Möllen, Dec. 6, 1884 (Koch vii. 296; MS. from his daughter, &c). His hymns appeared principally in his (1) Harfenklänge (90), Lüneburg, 1840; 2nd ed. (107), Hamburg, 1865. (2) Zweite Sammlung der Harfenklän… Go to person page >

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First Line: Where is thy Bethel? where the gate of heaven?
Title: Where Is Thy Bethel
Author: Adolph Moraht
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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