Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. Luke 11:28
Words: Frederic W. Eickhoff, Hymns We Love, edited by Adam Geibel & Frederic Eickhoff (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adam Geibel Music, 1907), number 55.
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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.