502. Lord, thy word abideth

1 Lord, thy word abideth,
and our footsteps guideth;
who its truth believeth
light and joy receiveth.

2 When our foes are near us,
then thy word doth cheer us,
word of consolation,
message of salvation.

3 When the storms are o'er us,
and dark clouds before us,
then its light directeth,
and our way protecteth.

4 Who can tell the pleasure,
who recount the treasure,
by thy word imparted
to the simple-hearted:

5 word of mercy, giving
help unto the living;
word of life, supplying
comfort to the dying!

6 Oh that we, discerning
its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear thee,
evermore be near thee.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, thy word abideth
Title: Lord, thy word abideth
Author: Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877
Meter: 6 6 6 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Comfort / Consolation; Guidance; Storm (1 more...)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 6 6 6 6
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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