Title: O Word of God Incarnate
Composer: As in Psalter Hymnal, 1987Neuvermehrtes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693 Adapt. Felix Mendelssohn, 1847
Author: William Walsham How, 1867
Scripture: Psalm 119:105,130 John 1:14
Theme: Holy Scripture
1. O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high, O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky: We praise You for the radiance That from the hallowed page, A lantern to our footsteps, Shines on from age to age. 2. The church from You, dear Savior, Received this gift divine, And still that light is lifted On all the earth to shine. It is the chart and compass That, all life's voyage through, Amid the rocks and quicksands, Still guides, O Christ, to You. 3. O make Your church, dear Savior, A lamp of purest gold To bear before the nations Your true light, as of old; O teach Your wandering pilgrims By this our path to trace, Till, clouds and storms thus ended, We see You face to face.