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
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #37||God gave His Word by holy men||God gave His Word by holy men||TALLIS' CANON||L. M.||1898||Christ | Corner-stone; Word of God | ; Word of God | Inspiration of|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #179||God gave His Word by holy men||God gave His Word by holy men||L. M.||1880||The Catechism | The Word|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #179||God gave His Word by holy men||God gave His Word by holy men||MENODN||Rev. Matthias Loy, D. D.||L. M. No. 1||1908||The Catechism | The Word; Sixth Sunday after Epiphany | ; Sixth Sunday after Trinity ||