Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 22.214.171.124 Appears in 88 hymnals Matching Instances: 2 Lyrics: 1 This is the word of truth and love,
Sent to the nations from above;
Jehovah here resolves to show
What His almighty grace can do.
2 This remedy did wisdom find
To heal diseases of the mind;
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruined creature, man.
3 The Gospel bids the dead revive,
Sinners obey the voice, and live;
Dry bones are raised and clothed afresh,
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.
4 Where Satan reigned in shades of night
The Gospel strikes a heav’nly light;
Our lusts its wondrous power controls,
And calms the rage of angry souls.
5 Lions and beasts of savage name
Put on the nature of the lamb,
While the wild world esteem it strange,
Gaze, and admire, and hate the change.
6 May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinners gaze and hate me too!
The Word that saves me does engage
A sure defense from all their rage. Used With Tune: BURTON Text Sources: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-9, Book II
This Is The Word Of Truth And Love