O Blessed Word

Eternal life God's Word proclaims

Author: L. W. Munhall
Tune: [Eternal life God’s Word proclaims]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Eternal life God’s Word proclaims
To lost and dying men;
By it alone we know the Lord,
Unseen by mortal ken.

O blessed Word, O gracious Word,
We love it more and more;
O may it be our Strength and Sword,
Till earthly strife is o’er.

2 God’s grace is in His Holy Word;
We need it ev’ry day;
In all our conflicts this the sword
Our ev’ry foe to slay. [Refrain]

3 By this same Word we know our work,
And how it should be done;
How we should live, and how thro’ grace
The promised crown is won. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 #95

Author: L. W. Munhall

Leander Whitcomb Munhall MA DD USA 1843-1934. Born and raised in Zanesville, OH, he attended Chattanooga University, TN (MA), Taylor University, Upland, IN (DD), and the University of New Orleans, LA. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company C, 79th IN Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to corporal, sergeant, color bearer, sergeant major, regimental adjunct, and adjutant general, and is said to have taken part in 33 battles. In 1871 he married Mary Emily Thomas, and they had five children: Adelaide, Earl, LeRoy, Ruth, and Elizabeth. He was an author, having written at least 16 books and one song book: ‘Redemption Songs’ (1889) with John Sweney, William Kirkpatrick and John Hood. His writings were religious, largely regarding… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Eternal life God's Word proclaims
Title: O Blessed Word
Author: L. W. Munhall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O blessed Word, O gracious Word
Copyright: Public Domain



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