The holy Word

How glorious is the holy word

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Lauded be thy holy name]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Lauded be thy holy name,
Thou of life the Giver,
Thou who holdest in thy hand
Mountain, rock and river;
Thine the flaming sphere of light,
Rising from the sea,
Thine the present and the past,
Thine eternity.

Refrain:
Thou that slumb’rest not nor sleepest,
In thy holy keeping we our future place;
Till in heaven we adore thee,
There to fully know thy grace.
Lauded be thy holy name,
Thou of life the Giver,
Thou who holdest in thy hand
Mountain, rock and river;
Thine the flaming sphere of light,
Rising from the sea,
Thine the present and the past,
Thine eternity.

2 Thine the gentle voice we hear,
Soft as breath of even,
In the stillness of the night
Telling us of heaven;
Ev’ry virtue we possess,
Ev’ryvict’ry won,
Ev’ry thought of holiness,
All are thine alone. [Refrain]

3 Keep us ever in thy love,
Ever in thy favor,
And the love that made us thine
Keeps us thine forever;
Glowing hearts with rapture dwell
On thy wondrous love,
Thus to make for us a place
In thy courts above. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #50

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: How glorious is the holy word
Title: The holy Word
Author: C. Austin Miles

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The Call to Praise #d51

The Call to Praise, a Hymnal for Children's Division #d44

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The Service of Praise #50

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