How Blest Are They Who Hear God's Word

How blest are they who hear God's word, Who keep in faith what they have heard

Author: Johan Nordahl Brun
Tune: OM HIMMERIGES RIGE
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 How blest are they who hear God's word,
And keep in faith what they have heard,
Who daily grow in learning.
From light to light they shall increase,
And tread life's weary path in peace,
The balm of joy discerning
To sooth the spirit's yearning.

2 Through sorrow's night my sun shall be
God's word--a treasure dear to me,
My shield and buckler ever.
My title as his child and heir
the Father's hand hat written there,
His promise failing never:
'Thou shalt be mine forever.'

3 Today his voice with joy I heard,
And, nourished by his holy word,
That bread so freely given,
May stronger faith through grace prevail,
And may its fruits for me avail,
That, after I have striven,
I rest with him in heaven.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #253

Author: Johan Nordahl 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 >

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First Line: How blest are they who hear God's word, Who keep in faith what they have heard
Title: How Blest Are They Who Hear God's Word
Author: Johan Nordahl Brun
Source: Tr. Hymnal Version, 1955
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Copyright: Tr. © 1958 Service Book and Hymnal

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Lutheran Worship #222
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