Scripture Verse

The words of the Lord are pure. Psalm 12:6


Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 93.

Music: Hon­or Oak Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Post (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of De­Ar­mond,

Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)


Like a pa­lace full of win­dows
Open wide un­to the light,
Is the Gos­pel of sal­va­tion,
All its words are pure and right.


Blessèd Gos­pel, holy Gos­pel,
Voice of God to help and cheer,
May we find thy pre­cious pag­es
Growing dear­er year by year.

As a lamp, its hea­ven­ly pag­es
Shed their glo­ry o’er our way
Unto mortal eyes re­veal­ing
Visions clear of end­less day.


Like a crys­tal ri­ver flow­ing
From the throne of God above,
To the liv­ing, to the dy­ing,
Bringing cool­ing streams of love.