675. Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

1 Blessed Jesus, at your word
we are gathered all to hear you;
let our hearts and minds be stirred
now to seek and love and fear you;
by your teachings true and holy,
drawn from earth to love you solely.

2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight
lie in deepest darkness shrouded,
till your Spirit breaks our night
with the beams of truth unclouded;
you alone to God can win us;
you must work all good within us.

3 Glorious Lord, yourself impart!
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
open now each mind and heart,
help us by your Spirit's pleading.
Hear the cry your Church now raises;
Lord, accept our prayers and praises.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Jesus, at your word
Title: Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
Author: Tobias Clausnitzer, 1619-1684
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Topic: Darkness; Gathering; Longing for God (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann R. Ahle, 1625-1673 (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 88
Key: G Major or modal

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