Word of God, O sacred treasure

Word of God, O sacred treasure

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [Word of God, O sacred treasure]
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1. Word of God, O sacred treasure!
Sage and shepherd, king and priest,
Moved by God’s own Holy Spirit,
Brought to men thy wondrous feast.

Word of God, Word of God,
Heaven’s light abides in thee;
Through sin’s darkness all abroad,
Word of God, shine gloriously,
Word of God, shine gloriously.

2. Folded in thy sacred pages,
Where the eyes of men may see,
Is the wisdom of the ages
Given for our liberty. [Refrain]

3. Word of God, thy theme is Jesus,
Jesus and His dying love,
How from sin He fully frees us,
How He points to realms above. [Refrain]

4. Word of God, thy open pages
Call to service, banish fear;
None can idle be, or listless,
If thy great commands they hear. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7614

Author: William M. Runyan

William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Word of God, O sacred treasure
Author: William M. Runyan
Refrain First Line: Word of God, word of God, heaven's light


The Cyber Hymnal #7614
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