"We Have a Sure Prophetic Word"

              By Emanuel Cronenwett, 1841-1931

                                 Text From:

                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. We have a sure prophetic Word

        By inspiration of the Lord;

        And though assailed on every hand,

        Jehovah's Word shall ever stand.

        2. By powers of empire banned and burned,

        By pagan pride rejected, spurned,

        The Word still stands the Christian's trust

        While haughty empires lie in dust.

        3. Lo, what the Word in times of old

        Of future days and deeds foretold

        Is all fulfilled while ages roll,

        As traced on the prophetic scroll.

        4. Abiding, steadfast, firm, and sure,

        The teachings of the Word endure.

        Blest he who trusts this steadfast Word;

        His anchor holds in Christ, the Lord.

Notes: Hymn #290 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 2 Pet. 1: 19 Author: Emanuel Cronenwett, 1880 Tune: "Wo Gott zum Haus" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1535
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