Lord, Thy word abideth

Ravenshaw. W.H.Monk (1823-1889)

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

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

Word of mercy, giving
succour to the living;
word of life, supplying
comfort to the dying.

O that we discerning
its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
evermore be near Thee!

H.W.Baker (1861)

Added: 15 October, 2020 for Bible Sunday.

Organ: Little Waldingfield

Melody taken from Ave Hierarchia (1567)