Words: L. W. Mun­hall, in Re­demp­tion Songs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, and John J. Lowe (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889).

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Eternal life is in God’s Word
For dead and dying men;
By it alone we know the Lord,
Unseen by mortal ken.


O blessèd Word, O gracious Word,
We’ll love thee more and more;
Be thou our Life, our Strength, our Sword,
’Till earthly strife is o’er.

God’s strength is in His holy Word;
We need it ev’ry day;
In all our conflicts this the sword
Our spirit foes to slay.


By this same Word we know our task,
And how it should be done;
How now to live, and how at last
Our crown is to be won.