Thy Word is like a storehouse, Lord

Thy Word is like a storehouse, Lord,
  With full provision there,
And everyone who seeks may come,
  Its glorious wealth to share.
Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine,
  And jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths
  For every searcher there.
Thy Word is like a starry host:
  A thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveler,
  And make his pathway bright.
Thy Word is like an armory,
  Where soldiers may repair,
And find, for life's long battle day,
  All needful weapons there.
O may I love Thy precious Word,
  May I explore the mine,
May I its glorious riches take,
  May light upon me shine.
O may I find my armor there,
  Thy Word my trusty sword;
I'll learn to fight with every foe
  The battle of the Lord.
Word of the ever living God,
  Will of His glorious Son;
Without Thee how could earth be trod,
  Or God and Christ be won?
Lord, grant us all aright to learn
  The wisdom it imparts,
And to its heav'nly teaching turn,
  With simple, child-like hearts.
Lloyd B Smith

Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica

Thy Word is a lamp to my feet.

Chun Wang

Dallas, Texas, United States

“O may I love Thy precious Word,

May I explore the mine,

May I its glorious riches take,

May light upon me shine. ”

Patrick Bradley

Atlanta, GA, United States

“Thy word is like a rich, rich mine... ”

This implies that the word of God is waiting for us and calling to us to mine it’s riches! Let us all go into the mine and spend time there, as much as needed, until we find some jewels hidden there.

Johann Yang

Manila, Philippines

While searching the Web, a site puts forth these four lines as the first lines of stanza 1:

Thy Word is like a garden, Lord,

With flowers bright and fair;

And every one who seeks may pluck

A lovely cluster there.

A garden versus a storehouse is really different. The more I get into these variations, I cannot help but appreciate the labor of the brothers before us to present hymns that are more in line with truth and therefore are more meaningful. Praise the Lord!

Boaz Leong

Manila, Philippines

"...With simple, child-like hearts." Very important yet often neglected. We truly need to be simple.