Thy Word, O God, Declareth   2 comments

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Above:  Saint John on Patmos

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Original German Words (1552) by Johann Walther (1496-1570)

English Translation (1910) by Alfred Ramsey (1860-1926)

Hymn Source = Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church (1917), United Lutheran Church in America and its immediate predecessors

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1.  Thy Word, O God, declareth

No man hath seen or heard

The joys our God prepareth

For them that love their Lord

Their eyes shall see Thy glory,

The face, Thy throne, Thy might;

With shouts shall they adore Thee,

The true, eternal Light.

2.  With Thee, their warfare ended,

Thy saints from earth released,

Shall keep, with glories splendid,

Eternal holy feast.

There shall Thy sons and daughters

The tree of life partake;

Shall drink the living waters;

And bread with Thee shall break.

3.  Thy constant praises sounding

Before Thy great white throne,

They all in joy abounding

Shall sing the song unknown:

Laud, honor, praise, thanksgiving

And glory ever be

To Thee, the Everlasting

And Blessed Trinity.

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