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 heav'nly birth,
may march with thee to smite the lies
That vex thy groaning earth.
3 We fight for truth? we fight for God?
Poor slaves of lies and sin!
They who would fight for thee on earth
must first be pure within.
4 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.
5 Yea, come: then tried as in the fire,
from ev'ry lie set free,
thy perfect truth shall dwell in us,
and we shall live in thee.
|First Line:||O God of truth, whose living word|
|Title:||O God of Truth, Whose Living Word|
|Author:||Thomas Hughes (1857)|
|Scripture:||Proverbs 17:3; Psalm 33:6|
|Topic:||Warfare, Spiritual; Hymns with Descants; Who Pardons All Your Iniquities|
|Composer (desc.):||Erik Routley|
|Key:||d minor or modal|
|Source:||Scottish Psalter, 1635|