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O Write Thy Law

O write Thy wondrous law divine

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Tune: [O write Thy wondrous law divine]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, write Thy wondrous law divine
Upon the tables of my heart,
That I may keep Thy statutes, Lord,
And never from Thy way depart.

Oh, may Thy perfect law of truth,
Through seasons’ change, by day and night,
Be light and life and strength to me,
My meditation, my delight.

2 Oh, write Thy law of holiness
In living characters of flame,
That by a life of purity
I may be worthy of Thy name. [Refrain]

3 Oh, write Thy law of tenderness
And of compassion in my breast,
Till heart and voice and hand reach out
To help the weary and distressed. [Refrain]

4 Oh, write Thy law, Thy law of love
Within me till my soul shall be,
By bonds no storm can ever break,
United to Thy flock and Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #1009

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O write Thy wondrous law divine
Title: O Write Thy Law
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O may Thy perfect law of truth
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evening Light Songs #278


Timeless Truths #1009

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