Word of the Father O light from on high

Word of the Father O light from on high

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Word of the Father, O light from on high]
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1. Word of the Father, O light from on high,
Wonderful book, wonderful book,
Guide to our glorious home in the sky,
Wonderful book of life.

Wonderful book, glorious book,
To high and lowly a treasure most holy,
A jewel so rare, balm for all care,
Gift of the Father, wonderful book of life.

2. Bread for our souls such a bountiful store,
Wonderful book, wonderful book,
Feasting on thee we shall hunger no more,
Wonderful book of life. [Refrain]

3. Stream by the wayside from fountains above,
Wonderful book, wonderful book,
Bathing our spirits in infinite love,
Wonderful book of life. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7590

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Word of the Father O light from on high
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Wonderful book, glorious book



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