O God of truth, whose living WordAuthor: Thomas Hughes (1859)
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1 O God of truth, whose living Word
Upholds whate'er hath breath,
Look down on Thy creation, Lord,
Enslaved by sin and death.
2 Set up Thy standard, Lord, that we
Who claim a heavenly birth,
May march with Thee to smite the lies
That vex Thy groaning earth.
3 Ah! would we join that blest array,
And follow in the might
Of Him, the Faithful and the True,
In raiment clean and white!
4 We fight for truth, we fight for God, --
Poor slaves of lies and sin!
He who would fight for Thee on earth
Must first be true within.
5 Then, God of truth for whom we long,
Thou who wilt hear our prayer,
Do Thine own battle in our hearts,
And slay the falsehood there.
6 Still smite; still burn; till naught is left
But God's own truth and love;
Then, Lord, as morning dew come down,
Rest on us from above.
7 Yea, come: then, tried as in the fire,
From every lie set free,
Thy perfect truth shall dwell in us,
And we shall live in Thee.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #222||O God of truth, whose living word||O God of truth, whose living word||CM||1983|
|Rejoice in the Lord #38||O God of Truth, Whose Living Word||O God of truth, whose living word||MARTYRS||Thomas Hughes||CM||Proverbs 17:3; Psalm 33:6||1985||Warfare, Spiritual | ; Hymns with Descants ||
|Small Church Music #1971||Marlow||O God of truth, whose living Word||MARLOW||Thomas Hughes||126.96.36.199|
|Small Church Music #4646||Martyrs||O God of truth, whose living Word||MARTYRS||Thomas Hughes||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4904||O God of Truth||O God of truth, whose living Word||ST. JAMES||Thomas Hughes||CM||<cite>Lays of the Sanctuary</cite>, 1859|