Scripture Verse

The Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6

Introduction

Words: Will­iam C. Bry­ant, 1840.

Music: Nur­em­berg Jo­hann R. Ahle, 1664, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ahle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William C. Bryant
(1794–1878)

Lyrics

Mighty One, before whose face
Wisdom had her glorious seat,
When the orbs that people space
Sprang to earth beneath Thy feet.

Source of truth, whose beams alone
Light the mighty world with mind:
God of love, who from Thy throne
Kindly watchest all mankind;

Shed on those who in Thy name
Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that love’s undying flame
Shed that wisdom’s guiding light.