"O Word of God Incarnate"
                         by William W. How, 1823-1897
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.212

        1. O Word of God Incarnate,
        O Wisdom from on high,
        O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
        O Light of our dark sky,
        We praise Thee for the radiance
        That from the hallowed page,
        A lantern to our footsteps
        Shines on from age to age.

        2. The Church from her dear Master
        Received the gift divine,
        And still that light she lifteth
        O'er all the earth to shine.
        It is the golden casket
        Where gems of truth are stored;
        It is the heaven-drawn picture
        Of Christ, the living Word.

        3. And when our earthly race is run,
        Death's bitter hour impending,
        Then may Thy work in us begun
        Continue till life's ending,
        Until we gladly may commend
        Our souls into our Savior's hand
        To rest in peace eternal.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #294 Text: Ps. 119:105 Author: William W. How, 1867 Tune: "Munich" 1st Published in: _Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch_ Town: Meiningen, 1693
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