1 Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall,
Where Jesus Christ is all in all!
A home that is not wholly His--
How sad and poor and dark it is!
2 Oh, blest that house where faith is found
And all in hope and love abound;
They trust their God and serve Him still
And do in all His holy will!
3 Oh, blest the parents who give heed
Unto their children's foremost need
And weary not of care or cost.
May none to them and heav'n be lost!
4 Oh, blest that house; it prospers well.
In peace and joy the parents dwell,
And in their children's lot is shown
How richly God can bless His own.
5 Then here will I and mine to-day
A solemn promise make and say:
Though all the world forsake His Word,
I and my house will serve the Lord!
|First Line:||Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall|
|Title:||Oh, Blest the House|
|Author:||Christoph Carl Ludwig von Pheil, 1712-84|
|Translator (sts. 1-2, 4-5):||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Scripture:||Joshua 24:15; Ephesians 6:4; Luke 2:41-52|
|Topic:||Christian Home and Education; Christian Education; Marriage|
|Source:||Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, columbus 1880 (Tr. st. 3)|
|Name:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|