O Holy Word, With Reverent Hands

O holy word with reverent hands

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [O Holy Word, with reverent hands]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Holy Word, with rev’rent hands
I turn thy sacred pages o’er;
Thy truths to search, as God commands,
Mid all Thy vast unfathomed store.

2 O Holy Word of love divine,
Thy light shall guide me in the way;
And thro’ life’s darkest night shall shine,
To lead me into perfect day.

3 Dear messenger of wondrous grace,
Thy precepts in my heart I hide;
The law of love in Thee I trace,
And in Thy promises confide.

4 When pain and sorrow linger near,
Thou tellest of a Saviour’s care;
Thou hast a balm for ev’ry fear,
A hope for ev’ry earnest prayer.

5 One page alone is more to me,
Than all of human life beside;
For there I learn, to set me free
A Saviour in my stead hath died.

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #115

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O holy word with reverent hands
Title: O Holy Word, With Reverent Hands
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #169

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Life Songs #149

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The Greatest Hymns #124

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Victorious Life Hymns #115

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