Scripture Verse

How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103–04

Introduction

Words: Lou­is A. Wa­ter­man, 1903.

Music: So­fia Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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

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Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

O Word of God, how marvelous
Thy wisdom and thy power!
How manifold thy mightiness
To meet our need each hour!

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O Word of God, how wondrously
Does thy sweet voice resound;
What gracious loving kindnesses
In every tone abound!

With sound of thy sweet promises
Our longing hearts beat time;
Thy messages waft melody,
Like bells at evening chime!

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Thy warnings sound, how solemnly,
Alarms deep toned and dark;
Like fog bells on the rocky coast
That guide the storm tossed bark!

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Thy piloting how sure, how safe,
Until, all breakers passed,
We triumph o’er each hurricane,
And anchor, home at last!

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