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Thou word incarnate, truth

Thou word incarnate, truth

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Thou Word Incarnate, truth so divine]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Thou Word Incarnate, truth so divine,
Thou dost illumine each path of mine.
Never a sorrow can e’er abide,
While in thy refuge in safety I hide.

O Holy Bible, truth so divine,
Treasure from Heaven,
I know thou art mine.

2. Thou Bread of Heaven, sent from above,
Gift of the Father, message of love.
Stream by the wayside, sparkling and clear,
Fountains of cleansing, in thee do appear. [Refrain]

3. Thou art my Wisdom, Treasure complete,
Sweeter than honey, lamp to my feet.
Thou art my Counsel, Word of the Lord,
Keeping thy precepts brings blessèd reward. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4978

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou word incarnate, truth
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: O Holy Bible, truth so divine



The Cyber Hymnal #4978
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The Cyber Hymnal #4978

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