How Blest Are They Who Hear

How blest are they who hear God's Word, And keep and heed what they have heard

Author: J. N. Brun; Translator: Oluf H. Smeby
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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 hath written there
My title as His child and heir,
"The kingdom's thine forever."
That promise faileth never.

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

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #586

Author: J. N. Brun

Johan Nordahl Brun (21 March 1745 in Trondheim—26 July 1816) was the poet, dramatist, bishop in Bergen (1804-1816), and politician who contributed significantly to the growth of National Romanticism in Norway, contributing to the growing national consciousness. He traveled to Copenhagen in 1767, where he passed his theological examinations. While at the University of Copenhagen, Brun was a prominent member of The Norwegian Society (Det Norske Selskab), a group of younger Norwegian authors, poets and philosophers. Johan Nordahl Brun become an active member of the Church of the Cross in Norway. He became a minister of the Parish in the Church of the Cross from 1774 until 1804 when he became the Bishop of Bergen. In literary history… Go to person page >

Translator: Oluf H. Smeby

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First Line: How blest are they who hear God's Word, And keep and heed what they have heard
Title: How Blest Are They Who Hear
Norwegian Title: O salig den, Guds Ord har hørt
Author: J. N. Brun
Translator: Oluf H. Smeby
Language: English



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