O Word of God incarnate

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.
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 treasure
  Where gems of truth are stored;
It is the heaven-drawn picture
  Of Christ, the living Word.
It floateth like a banner
  Before God's host unfurled;
It shineth like a beacon
  Above the darkling world;
It is the chart and compass
  That, o'er life's surging sea,
'Mid mists and rocks and quicksands
  Still guide, O Christ, to Thee.
O make Thy Church, dear Savior,
  A lampstand of pure gold,
To bear before the nations
  Thy light, that all behold;
O teach Thy wandering pilgrims
  By this their path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended,
  They see Thee face to face.
Page Thompson

Greensboro, NC, United States

Just simply beautiful in every way! The lyrics are so rich. The Lord spoke to me when I began to go over the music. The fourth verse is my favorite. Thank You, Lord God, for these divine words of Truth and Grace.

Margaret Weir


Beautiful prayer to pray for my churches.

Joanna L Smathers

Baton Rouge, LA

This is the song for week 15, volume three of the crystallization of Exodus. It touched me deeply. Seems to me so applicable for the refugee situation in Europe right now. What a Grace and Mercy we could know the church in these days. Yes Lord in these days make us Your golden lampstand to bear before the nations Thy light that all behold.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

William Walsham How served a rural congregation on the Welsh border for 28 years and then ministered in London's East End. He loved children and wrote hymns for them. One of them began like this: "It is a thing most wonderful, almost too wonderful to be, that God's own Son should come from heaven, and die to save a child like me."

William How also loved the Bible. On his symbolic pastoral staff, he engraved the words of St. Bernard: "Pasce verbo, Pasce vita," which means "Feed with the Word, feed with the Life." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton