"Lord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear"
by Johannes Olearius, 1611-1684
Translated by Matthias Loy, 1828-1915
Text From:
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

1. 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.


Notes:
Hymn #5 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Ps. 119: 140
Author: Johannes Olearius, 1671
Translated by: Matthias Loy, 1880
Titled: "Herr, oeffne mir die Herzenstuer"
Tune: "Erhalt uns, Herr"
1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_
Town: Wittenberg, 1543