1 O blest the house, whate'er befall,
Where Jesus Christ is All in All;
Yea, if He were not dwelling there,
How poor and dark and void it were!
2 O blest that house where faith ye find
And all within have set their mind
To trust their God and serve Him still,
And do in all His holy will.
3 O blest the parents who give heed
Unto their children's foremost need,
And weary not of care or cost:
To them and heaven shall none be lost.
4 Blest such a house; it prospers well,
In peace and joy the parents dwell,
And in their children's lot is shown
How richly God can bless His own.
5 Then here will I and mine to-day
A solemn cov'nant make and say:
Though all the world forsake Thy Word,
I and my house will serve the Lord.
|First Line:||O blest the house, whate'er befall|
|Topic:||The Catechism: The Christian Household|
|Notes:||Author from Index: C.H. von Pfeil— Comp.; Hymn from the German Text: Wohl einem Haus, wo Jesus Christ|