Lord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear

Melody - Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1543; may have been composed by Luther as the "Pope and Turk Tune"; Seq. by Richard Jordan

Johannes Olearius, c. 1671; German text

Lord, open Thou my heart to hear
And through Thy Word to me draw near;
Let me Thy Word e'er pure retain,
Let me Thy child and heir remain.

2. Thy Word doth deeply move the heart,
Thy Word doth perfect health impart,
Thy Word my soul with joy doth bless,
Thy Word brings peace and happiness.

3. To God, the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Shall glory, praise and honor be
Now and throughout eternity.


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