7001. Thy Word, O Lord, Like Gentle Dews

1. Thy Word, O Lord, like gentle dews,
Falls soft on hearts that pine;
Lord, to Thy garden ne’er refuse
This heavenly balm of Thine.
Watered by Thee, let every tree
Then blossom to Thy praise,
By grace of Thine bear fruit divine
Through all the coming days.

2. Thy Word is like a flaming sword,
A wedge that cleaveth stone;
Keen as a fire, so burns Thy Word,
And pierceth flesh and bone;
Let it go forth o’er all the earth
To cleanse our hearts within,
To show Thy power in Satan’s hour,
And break the night of sin.

3. Thy Word, a wondrous guiding star,
On pilgrim hearts doth rise,
Leads those to God who dwell afar,
And makes the simple wise.
Let not its light e’er sink in night,
But in each spirit shine,
That none may miss Heaven’s final bliss,
Led by Thy light divine.

Text Information
First Line: Thy Word, O Lord, like gentle dews
Title: Thy Word, O Lord, Like Gentle Dews
German Title: Dein Wort, O Herr, ist milder Thau
Author: Carl B. Garve (1825)
Translator (from German): Catherine Winkworth
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Christliche Gesänge (Görlitz: 1825); translation in Lyra Germanica, 1855
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: CMD
Incipit: 56535 54231 12535
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Danish melody
Copyright: Public Domain

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