327. O Word of God Incarnate

1 O Word of God incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky:
We praise You for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.

2 The church from You, dear Savior,
Received this gift divine,
And still that light is lifted
On all the earth to shine.
It is the chart and compass
That, all life's voyage through,
Amid the rocks and quicksands,
Still guides, O Christ, to You.

3 O make Your church, dear Savior,
A lamp of purest gold
To bear before the nations
Your true light, as of old;
O teach Your wandering pilgrims
By this our path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended,
We see You face to face.

Text Information
First Line: O Word of God incarnate
Title: O Word of God Incarnate
Author: William Walsham How (1867)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:130; John 1:14
Source: Psalter Hymnal, 1987, as in
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MUNICH (Mendelssohn)
Adapter: Mendelssohn (1847)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Neuvermehrtes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693



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