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BLESSED house, that cheerfully receiveth
It must to Thee its warmest cheer extend; Where ev'ry heart to Thee is fondly turning, Where ev'ry eye for Thee with pleasure
speaks, Where all to know Thy will are truly yearn
2 0 blesséd house, where man and wife, united In Thy true love, have both one heart and
mind, Where both to Thy salvation are invited,
And in Thy doctrine both contentment find; Where both to Thee, in truth, forever cleav
ing, In joy, in grief, make Thee their only stay, And fondly hope in Thee to be believing,
Both in the good and in the evil day.
3 O blesséd house, where little children tender Are laid upon Thy heart, with hands of
prayer, Thou Friend of children, Who wilt freely
render To them more than a mother's loving care, Where round Thy feet they gather, to Thee
And hear Thy loving voice most willingly, And in their songs, Thy hearty praises ring
ing, Rejoice in Thee, O blesséd Lord, in Thee.
K. J. P. Spitta. C. W. Schaeffer, Tr.
LET us ever walk with Jesus,
Follow His example pure;
And to sin our soul allure.
Body here, yet soul above,
Full of faith and hope and love,
Faithful Lord, abide with me;
2 Let us suffer here with Jesus,
To His image e'er conform ; Heaven's glory soon will please us,
Sunshine follow on the storm. Having sown in tears, in gladness
We shall reap with patient cheer;
Let us hope, and, void of fear,
Christ, I suffer here with Thee,
3 Let us also die with Jesus;
His death from the second death,
From our soul's destruction, frees us,
Quickens us with life's glad breath. Let us mortify, while living,
Flesh and blood, and die to sin;
Jesus, here I die to Thee,
4 Let us also live with Jesus;
Since He's risen from the dead,
Jesus, Thou art now our Head.
Where Thou livest, live shall we;
Own us evermore to be,
Jesus, here I live to Thee,
J. A. Rimbach, Tr.
S. von Birken.
OME, follow Me, the Savior spake,
All in My way abiding:
Obey My call and guiding;
2 “I am the Light, I light the way,
A virtuous life displaying ;
I lead from his dark straying:
3 “My heart in lowliness abounds,
My soul with love is glowing, And from My mouth are words and sounds
Of meekness overflowing: My heart, My mind, My strength, My all To God I yield, on Him I call.
4 “I teach you to avoid and flee
What harms your soul's salvation,
From sin's abomination :
5 “But if too hot you find the fray,
I, at your side, stand ready; I fight Myself, I lead the way,
At all times firm and steady: A coward he who will not heed When the chief Captain takes the lead..
6 "Who seeks to find His soul's welfare
Without Me, he shall lose it;
In God shall introduce it:
7 Then let us follow our dear Lord,
Bearing the cross appointed,
In suffering be undaunted:
HOW good it is for brethren
Who know each other well, In unity together
On this fair earth to dwell! In unity together
On this fair earth to dwell!
2 As dew from lofty Hermon
Into the valley flows,
His choicest gifts bestows.: ||
3 And through them He reneweth
That city fair and free,
Shall pure and spotless be. : !|
4 And all the chosen people
Shall there His face behold,
F. G. Wetzel.