1 Your Word, O Lord, is gentle dew
To suff'ring hearts that want it;
Oh, shed your heav'nly balm anew,
To all your garden grant it;
Refreshed by you, may every tree
Bud forth and blossom gaily
And fruit and seed bring daily.
2 Your Word is like a flaming sword,
A sharp and mighty arrow,
A wedge that cleaves the rock; that Word
Can pierce through heart and marrow.
Oh, send it forth o'er all the earth,
To purge unrighteous leaven
And cleanse all hearts for heaven.
3 Your Word, a wondrous star, supplies
True guidance when we need it;
It points to Christ and so makes wise
All simple hearts that heed it;
Let not its light e'er sink in night,
But keep it brightly burning,
And fill our deepest yearning.
Source: Lutheran Book of Worship #232
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #265||Thy Word, O Lord, like Gentle Dews||Thy Word, O Lord, like gentle dews||RELEASE||Carl B. Garve, 1763-1841; Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878||CMD||1994||Cleansing | ; Word of God ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #7001||Thy Word, O Lord, Like Gentle Dews||Thy Word, O Lord, like gentle dews||RELEASE||Carl B. Garve; Catherine Winkworth||CMD||<cite>Christliche Gesänge</cite> (Görlitz: 1825); translation in <cite>Lyra Germanica</cite>, 1855|