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God gave his word by holy men

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1 God gave His Word by holy men,
The words dictating to their pen;
That Word shall shine with glorious ray
When heaven and earth have passed away.

2 It is not changeful human thought
That here to darkened souls is brought,
But everlasting truth and right
That shed on man their heavenly light.

3 It makes the way of faith so plain
That none in darkness need remain;
Who meekly choose it as their guide
Shall not in doubt and gloom abide.

4 It makes the path of duty clear,
That all in this may persevere;
Who humbly heed its righteous way
Shall not from right and virtue stray.

5 For faith and life, for thought and deed,
No other rule and guide we need:
When God the King proclaims His will,
'Tis meet all others should be still.

6 To this alone may we adhere,
In faith and love and godly fear,
And ever walking by His Word,
Give glory to our Sovereign Lord.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #179

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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First Line: God gave his word by holy men
Author: Matthias Loy

Tune

MENDON (17151)


TALLIS' CANON

TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #179

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #179

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