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325. How Blest Are They Who Hear

1 How blest are they who hear God's Word
And keep and heed what they have heard!
They daily grow in wisdom.
Their light shines brighter day by day,
And while they tread life's weary way,
They have the oil of gladness
To soothe their pain and sadness.

2 God's Word a treasure is to me,
Through sorrow's night my sun shall be,
The shield of faith in battle.
The Father's hand has written there
My title as his child and heir,
"The kingdom's yours forever."
That promise fails me never.

3 Today I was my Savior's guest;
My soul was here so richly blest,
The bread of life receiving.
Oh, may thereby my faith prevail
So that its fruits may never fail
Till my account is given
Before God's throne in heaven!

Text Information
First Line: How blest are they who fear God's Word
Title: How Blest Are They Who Hear
Original Language: Norwegian
Author: Johan N. Brun, 1745-1816
Translator: Oluf H. Smeby, 1851-1929 (alt.)
Meter: 887 88 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Close of Service
Tune Information
Meter: 887 88 77
Key: a minor
Source: Den danske Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1569, alt.

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