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The precepts of the word are pure

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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

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The precepts of the word are pure
Author: E. Cronenwett



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #186

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #186

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