HYMN 399

(FE 422)
H.C. 2nd Ed 263 t.H.C 8s. 7s 6s

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 

     Receive the gift divine

     And stil 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.  It floateth like a banner

     Before God’s host unfurled;

     It shineth like a beacon

     Above the darkling world

     It is a chart and compass

     That, o’er life’s surging sea

     Mid mists, and rocks, and quick-sands 

     Still guides, O Christ, to Thee.

4.  O make Thy Church, dear Saviour 

     A lamp of burnished gold

     To bear before the nations

     Thy true light, as of old

     O teach Thy wandering pilgrims 

     By this their path to trace

     Till, clouds and darkness ended, 

     They see Thee face to face.  Amen

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