How Blest Are They Who Hear God’s Word

Tune: Min Själ og Aand

  1. How blest are they who hear God’s Word
    And keep and heed what they have heard!
    They wisdom daily gather;
    Their light shines brighter day by day,
    And while they tread life’s weary way,
    They have the oil of gladness
    To soothe their pain and sadness.

  2. God’s Word a treasure is to me,
    Through sorrow’s night my sun shall be,
    The shield of faith in battle.
    The Father’s hand hath written there
    My title as His child and heir,
    “The kingdom’s thine forever.”
    That promise faileth never.

  3. Today I was my Savior’s guest,
    My soul was here so richly blest,
    The Bread of Life receiving.
    Oh, may thereby my faith prevail,
    So that its fruits shall never fail
    Till my account is given
    Before the throne in heaven!

O salig den, Guds Ord har hørt
Johan N. Brun, 1786
Tr. Oluf H. Smeby, 1913
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 48

Norwegian Text

Tune: Min Själ og Aand

  1. O salig den, Guds Ord har hørt,
    Bevaret og tir Nytte ført!
    Han daglig Visdom lærte;
    Fra Lys til Lys han vandre kan,
    Og har i Livets Prøvestand
    En Saive for sit Hjerte
    Mod al sin Nød og Smerte.

  2. Guds Ord det er min rige Skat,
    Min Sol i Sorgens mørke Nat,
    Mit Sverd i Troens Krige.
    Guds Finger selv i Ordet skrev
    Min Barne-Ret, mit Arve-Brev;
    Den Skrift skal aldrig svige:
    Kom, arv et evigt Rige!

  3. Jeg gik som til et dækket Bord
    Idag og huorte Herrens Ord
    Og Sjælen sanked Føde.
    Gid Troen derved vokse saa,
    At Troens Frugt ei savnes maa,
    Naar jeg for ham skal møde,
    Som tor os alle døde!

Johan N. Brun, 1786
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Handbook