16235. Oh Lord, Thy Perfect Word

1 Oh Lord, Thy per­fect word
Directs our steps aright,
Nor can all other books af­ford
Such pro­fit or de­light.

2 Celestial beams it sheds,
To cheer this vale be­low;
To dist­ant lands its glo­ry spreads,
And streams of mer­cy flow.

3 True wis­dom it im­parts,
Commands our hope and fear,
Oh, may we hide it in our hearts,
And feel its inf­lu­ence there.

Text Information
First Line: Oh Lord, Thy per­fect word
Title: Oh Lord, Thy Perfect Word
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: POTSDAM by Johann S. Bach, RHODES by Charles W. Jordan, SCHUMANN from "Cantica Laudis"
Tune Information
Composer: William Thomas Giffe (1892)
Meter: SM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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