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The Word of God, the Word of truth

The Word of God, the Word of truth

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The Word of God, the Word of truth,
Instruct our childhood, guide our youth,
Uphold us through life's middle stage,
And be our comfort in old age!

'Twas by that Word the heavens were made,
By it the earth's foundations laid;
All things that are on it depend,
Their source and stay, their rule and end.

By it Jehovah gave His law,
Midst sounds of terror, sights of awe;
By it the holy men of old
A better covenant foretold.

Christ Jesus came, Himself "the Word;"
His voice the powers of nature heard,
In servant's form, they knew His call,
The Son of God, the Lord of all.

The Word of mercy which He brought,
The Word of wisdom which He taught,
His Word of grace, so full, so free,
Our hope, our joy, our portion be.

That Word, if early doom'd to death,
Revive us at our latest breath,
And when our souls in judgment stand,
Decree our place at God's right hand.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Word of God, the Word of truth
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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Sacred Poems and Hymns #28

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