Advent Hymnals

217. O WORD OF GOD INCARNATE

Church Hymnal 1941,


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

2.
The church from her dear Master 
Received the gift divine, 
And still that light is lifted 
O'er all the earth to shine. 
It is the golden casket, 
Where gems of truth are stored; 
It is the heaven-drawn picture 
Of Christ, the living Word. 

3.
It floateth like a banner 
Before God's host unfurled; 
It shines like a beacon 
Above the darkling world. 
It is the chart and compass 
That o'er life's surging sea, 
'Mid mists and rocks and quicksands, 
Still guides, O Christ, to Thee. 

4.
O make thy church, dear Saviour, 
A lamp of purest gold, 
To bear before the nations 
Thy true light as of old. 
O teach thy wandering pilgrims 
By this their path to trace, 
Till, clouds and darkness ended, 
They see thee face to face.


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Title O Word of God Incarnate
Key E Major
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First Line O Word of God Incarnate
Author William Walsham How
Year 1941
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Tune MUNICH
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Holy Scriptures
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