Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of D
Text: William W. How
Music: Neu-vermehrtes Gesangbuch, Meinengen, 1693
LBW/WOV Hymn: #231
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #Sola
Scripture: Psalm 119:130
1 O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky:
We praise you for the radiance That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps, Shines on from age to age.
2 The Church from you, dear Master, Received the gift divine;
And still that light is lifted O'er all the earth to shine.
It is the chart and compass That, all life's voyage through,
Mid mists and rock and quicksands Still guides, O Christ, to you.
3 Oh, make your Church, dear Savior, A lamp of burnished gold
To bear before the nations Your true light, as of old;
Oh, teach your wand'ring pilgrims By this their path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended, They see you face to face.