Scripture Verse

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

Introduction

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Herbert S. Oakeley
(1830–1903)

Words: An­on­y­mous, in the Church Hymn Book, ed­it­ed by Paul Hen­kel (New Mar­ket, Vir­gin­ia: So­lo­mon Hen­kel, 1816), num­ber 21.

Music: Ab­ends Her­bert S. Oak­e­ley, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Jesus Thou everlasting Word!
Almighty God and sovereign Lord,
Who art from all eternity,
All things were made and formed by Thee.

Thou art the Lord of earth and Heav’n,
By Thee eternal life is giv’n:
Thou art the great and shining light
Which brings the way of truth to sight.

Jesus, the glorious Son of God,
Took on Himself our flesh and blood
When He was born the virgin’s Son,
To make the sons of men His own.

That mighty Word is come to view,
Which men or angels never knew;
Till in the flesh it was revealed
And all the prophecies fulfilled.

That blessèd Word to me reveal
My Lord! and let me taste and feel
That powerful Word, and light divine,
With life and grace in me to shine.