God of grace, whose word is sure

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1 God of grace, whose Word is sure,
Thou who keenest truth forever,
That my trust may rest secure
On this ground that wavers never,
Let Thy truth be dear to me,
That my soul may faithful be.

2 Ever true this word remains:
He who Christ to own refuses,
While he earthly comfort gains,
Everlasting comfort loses;
For the Savior will not own
Him before the Father's throne.

3 To the banner of the cross
I fidelity have plighted,
It would be my endless loss
If this solemn vow were slighted;
Therefore Jesus, none but He,
Shall my constant watchword be.

4 Let me, till my latest breath,
Christ confess with constant meekness;
Let me faithful be till death,
Strong in Him 'mid all my weakness;
Let me live in Him, and die
Heir of mansions in the sky.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #398

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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Author: Matthias Loy

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #398

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