Scripture Verse

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3

Introduction

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Conrad Kocher
(1786–1872)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 821.

Music: Dix Con­rad Koch­er, Stim­men aus dem Reiche Gott­es, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Come, divine interpreter,
Bring me eyes Thy book to read,
Ears the mystic words to hear,
Words which did from Thee proceed,
Words that endless bliss impart,
Kept in an obedient heart.

All who read, or hear, are blest,
If Thy plain commands we do,
Of Thy kingdom here possessed,
Thee we shall in glory view,
When Thou com’st on earth t’abide,
Reign triumphant at Thy side.