Scripture Verse

Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. Luke 11:28

Introduction

Words: Fred­er­ic W. Eick­hoff, Hymns We Love, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & Fred­er­ic Eick­hoff (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1907), num­ber 55.

Music: Ağ­rı Ad­am Gei­bel, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Eick­hoff (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

God’s bless­èd word we read with joy,
On this His ho­ly day;
And may the truths that we shall learn
Inspire us to obey.

His mes­sage sweet is giv­en us,
To help and bless us all;
We pray His Spi­rit to im­part,
And keep us lest we fall.

This lamp that guides our err­ing feet,
The light that points the way;
Will lead us through all years to come
To Hea­ven’s bright­er day.