468. O God of truth, whose living Word

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 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 Then, God of truth for whom we long,
Thou who wilt hear our pray'r,
Do thine own battle in our hearts,
And slay the falsehood there.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O God of truth, whose living Word
Author: Thomas Hughes (1859)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:3; John 17:17; Romans 8:22; Ephesians 6:14; 1 Peter 1:23
Topic: Christian Life: Conflict with Sin; Missions; Truth (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MIRFIELD
Composer: Arthur Cottman (1872)
Meter: C. M.
Key: B♭ Major



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