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Thy words to me are life and health

Representative Text

1 Your words to me are life and health;
pour strength into my soul;
enable, guide, and teach my heart
to reach its perfect goal!

2 Your words to me are light and truth;
from day to day they show
their wisdom, passing earthly lore,
as in their truth I grow.

3 Your words to me are full of joy,
of beauty, peace, and grace;
from them I learn your blessed will,
through them I see your face.

4 Your words you have fulfilled on earth,
yourself, the living Word;
within my heart your image print
in clearest lines, O Lord.

Source: Chalice Hymnal #324

Author: G. Currie Martin

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CAPEL (English)


WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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ST. GREGORY (Wainwright)



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Chalice Hymnal #324

Hymns and Psalms #482

Singing the Faith #164

Together in Song #430

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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