God's Word

The Bible was given That lost men may know

Author: L. W. Munhall
Tune: [The Bible was given]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Bible was given
That lost men may know
The way into heaven,
And shun hell below.
It does not deceive us;
Is faithful to tell
Of sin, death, and judgment,
And torments of hell.

No word ever spoken
By God to his own
Was ever yet broken;
‘Tis firm as his throne.

2 It then points to Jesus,
Redeemer of all,
The mighty who frees us
From curse of the fall. [Refrain]

3 It shows us our duty
To God and to man
In words of great beauty,
And know them all can. [Refrain]

4 It tells us of heaven,
The home of the soul,
And crowns to be given,
While ages shall roll.
Oh, heaven-born treasure!
We would have the more,
In fulness of measure
And richness of store. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #89

Author: L. W. Munhall

Leander Whitcomb Munhall MA DD USA 1843-1934. Born and raised in Zanesville, OH, he attended Chattanooga University, TN (MA), Taylor University, Upland, IN (DD), and the University of New Orleans, LA. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company C, 79th IN Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to corporal, sergeant, color bearer, sergeant major, regimental adjunct, and adjutant general, and is said to have taken part in 33 battles. In 1871 he married Mary Emily Thomas, and they had five children: Adelaide, Earl, LeRoy, Ruth, and Elizabeth. He was an author, having written at least 16 books and one song book: ‘Redemption Songs’ (1889) with John Sweney, William Kirkpatrick and John Hood. His writings were religious, largely regarding… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Bible was given That lost men may know
Title: God's Word
Author: L. W. Munhall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No word ever spoken
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #9170

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