1 The Spirit breathes upon the Word,
And brings the truth to sight;
Precepts and promises afford
A sanctifying light,
A sanctifying light.
2 A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic, like the sun:
It gives a light to every age;
It gives, but borrows none,
It gives, but borrows none.
3 The Hand that gave it still supplies
The gracious light and heat:
His truths upon the nations rise;
They rise, but never set,
They rise, but never set.
4 Let everlasting thanks be thine
For such a bright display
As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heav'nly day,
With beams of heav'nly day.
5 My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of him I love.
Till glory break upon my view
In brighter worlds above,
In brighter worlds above.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #145
|First Line:||The Spirit breathes upon the Word|
|Author:||William Cowper (1779)|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #127||The Spirit Breathes Upon the Word||The Spirit breathes upon the Word||EVAN||William Cowper||1979||The Word of God ||
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #145||The Spirit Breathes upon the Word||The Spirit breathes upon the Word||ORTONVILLE||William Cowper||C.M.rep.||John 14:26||1990||God's Word | The Holy Scriptures; Christ | The Light|