Q. What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
Blessed Jesus, At Your Word
#303, Trinity Hymnal (© 1990)
Stanzas 1-3, Tobias Clausnitzer, 1663;
Stanza 4, anon., 1707
Stanzas 1-3 translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1858;
Stanza 4 translated by anon.;
altered 1990, mod.
Blessed Jesus, at your word
we are gathered all to hear you;
let our hearts and souls be stirred
now to seek and love and fear you,
by your teachings, sweet and holy,
drawn from earth to love you solely.
All our knowledge, sense and sight
lie in deepest darkness shrouded,
till your Spirit breaks our night
with the beams of truth unclouded.
You alone to God can win us;
you must work all good within us.
Glorious Lord, your self impart,
Light of light, from God proceeding;
open now our ears and heart,
help us by your Spirit’s pleading;
hear the cry your people raises,
hear and bless our prayers and praises.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
praise to you and adoration!
Grant that we your Word may trust
and obtain true consolation,
while we here below must wander,
till we sing your praises yonder.