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O Blessed Word

Eternal life is in God's Word

Author: L. W. Munhall
Tune: [Eternal life is in God's Word]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Eternal life is in God’s Word
For dead and dying men;
By it alone we know the Lord,
Unseen by mortal ken.

Refrain
O blessèd Word, O gracious Word,
We’ll love thee more and more;
Be thou our Life, our Strength, our Sword,
’Till earthly strife is o’er.

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

3. By this same Word we know our task,
And how it should be done;
How now to live, and how at last
Our crown is to be won. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4702

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 >

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First Line: Eternal life is in God's Word
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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