1 The precepts of the Word are pure,
Its promises and hopes endure;
That statutes of the Lord are right,
In keeping them is great delight.
2 The teachings of God's Word impart
His gracious counsels to the heart,
And higher principles instil,
And mould anew the heart and will.
3 Lord, Thy commands be our delight,
Thy Gospel be our saving might;
And by thy truth on us impress
The image of Thy holiness.
4 Then will our life, in turn, conform
Unto Thy Word, as guide and norm:
And by our walk it shall appear,
That our profession is sincere.
5 Grace grace for grace to us anew,
To practice still what we hold true;
And grant that what we hold, dear Lord,
Be the pure doctrines of Thy Word.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #186
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #186||The precepts of the Word are pure||The precepts of the Word are pure||L. M.||1880||The Catechism | The Word|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #186||The precepts of the Word are pure||The precepts of the Word are pure||MENDON||Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D. D.||L. M. No. 1||1908||The Catechism | The Word; Fourth Sunday after Epiphany | ; Second Sunday in Lent | ; Fourth Sunday after Easter | ; Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity ||