Scripture Verse

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


Johannes G. Olearius (1611–1684)

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 (1828–1915)


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.