454. Blessed Jesus, at Your Word

1 Blessèd Jesus, at Your word
We are gathered all to hear You;
Let our hearts and souls 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 our ears and heart,
Help us by Your Spirit’s pleading;
Hear the cry that we are raising;
Hear, and bless our prayers and praising.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Jesus, at Your word
Title: Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
Author: Tobias Clausnitzer (1663)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858; alt. 1972)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise; Morning and Opening Hymns
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Rudolph Ahle (1664)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 (alt.)
Key: G Major

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