346. Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word

1 Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word
we are gathered all to hear Thee;
let our hearts and souls be stirred
now to seek and love and fear Thee;
by Thy teachings sweet and holy,
drawn from earth to love Thee solely.

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

3 Glorious Lord, Thyself impart!
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
open Thou our ears and heart,
help us by Thy Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry Thy people raises;
hear, and bless our prayers and praises.

4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
praise to Thee and adoration!
Grant that we Thy Word may trust
and obtain true consolation
while we here below must wander,
till we sing Thy praises yonder.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word
Title: Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word
Author (sts. 1-3): Tobias Clausnitzer (1663)
Translator (sts. 1-3): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Author (st. 4): Anon.
Meter: 78 78 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2023
Topic: God's Word
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Rudolph Ahle (1664)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th cent. (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 88
Key: G Major

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