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Thrice blessed word of God

Thrice blessed word of God

Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Tune: DOLOMITE CHANT
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thrice blessed Word of God!
Gift of a Father's love,
Which holy prophets wrote,
Moved by the Holy Dove:

2 Within thy pages fair,
What hidden treasure lies!
Sweet lessons for the young,
Deep wisdom for the wise,

3 A well of water pure,
A mine of priceless gold;
The eye of faith alone
thy secrets can unfold.

4 Yet may the childlike heart
From thy sweet teaching learn
The way to endless life,
And Jesus' mind discern.

5 Therefore with grateful hearts,
O Trinity divine,
We magnify Thy name,
For this blest gift of Thine.

Source: Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #278

Author: Esther Wiglesworth

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:— 1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning. 2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation. 3. God chooseth out the place. God the Gu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thrice blessed word of God
Author: Esther Wiglesworth

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Christian Hymns #278

Little Children's Book #d99

Little Children's Book #d99

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d207

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #93a

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #93b

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d210

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