Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Word abides


Lord, Thy Word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth; 
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.
Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple hearted?
When our foes are near us,
Then Thy Word doth cheer us, 
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.
Word of mercy, giving
Succor to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!
When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.
O that we, discerning,
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee!