Scripture Verse

Thy Word is very pure: therefore Thy servant loveth it. Psalm 119:140


Johannes G. Olearius

Words: Jo­hann­es G. Ole­ar­i­us, Geist­liche Singe-Kunst (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1671) (Herr, Öf­ne Mir die Herz­ens­tür). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Mat­thi­as Loy in the Ohio Lu­ther­an Hym­nal, 1880.

Music: Er­halt Uns, Herr Geist­liche Lied­er (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1543) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Matthias Loy


Lord, open Thou my heart to hear
And through Thy Word to me draw near;
Let me Thy Word e’er pure retain,
Let me Thy child and heir remain.

Thy Word doth deeply move the heart,
Thy Word doth perfect health impart,
Thy Word my soul with joy doth bless,
Thy Word brings peace and happiness.

To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Shall glory, praise, and honor be
Now and throughout eternity.