Word of God, When All Was Silent

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1 Word of God, when all was silent, Source of all that was to be;
With the Father and the Spirit, One throughout eternity:
When you spoke the whole creation Came to birth by your decree.

2 Word made flesh, you came among us Sharing all our joy and pain,
Helping, healing, living, loving, Lamb of God, for sinners slain:
By your body, broken, bleeding, Make creation whole again.

3 Word of Life, raised up in power From the tomb on Easter morn,
Victor over death’s dominion, Bringing hope to souls forlorn:
Make our lives a new creation By the Spirit’s gift reborn.

4 Word of God, your call, unsilenced, Sounds throughout our passing years,
Seeking, probing, penetrating By its truth our doubts and fears:
Speak to us until we hear you; Open dulled and deafened ears.

5 Praise the Word for life unending! Praise the Word for truth that heals!
Praise the Word that shines where darkness God’s undying love conceals!
Praise the Word whose grace incarnate Still the heart of God reveals!

Author: Herman G. Stuempfle

Rev. Dr. Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr., 83, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, after a long illness. Born April 2, 1923, in Clarion, he was the son of the late Herman G. and Helen (Wolfe) Stuempfle, Sr. Stuempfle lived most of his life in Gettysburg, PA. He served as President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. He attended Hughesville public schools, and was a graduate of Susquehanna University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He received additional advanced degrees from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a doctoral degree at Southern California School of Theology at Claremont. He retired in 1989. Rev. Dr. Stuempfle was the author of several books and numerous articles and lectures on preaching, history, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Word of God, when all was silent
Title: Word of God, When All Was Silent
Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Copyright: © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc.


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