BLEST WE ARE TO HEAR THE GOSPEL
(Tune: Come, Thou Fount #17 87.87D)
Blest we are to hear the gospel
Of God's grace in Jesus Christ;
Blest to have one of His servants
Open His Word in our midst.
Holy Father, grant your power
To the man who speaks for You;
Holy Spirit, as we hear him,
Let us now our Savior view!
By the gospel waken sinners,
Give them life and faith, O Christ!
Edify and comfort Your saints;
Visit us, O blessed Christ!
Reprove and revive us, Savior,
By the preaching of the Word;
Draw our hearts in sweet communion
To Yourself, beloved Lord!