In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.@John 1:1
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Reginald T. Brooks (1918-1985)

Reginald T. Brooks, 1954.

Lauda Anima John Goss, in Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book, third edition with new Appendix, by Robert Brown-Borthwick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Goss (1800-1880)

Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
In the deed that made the earth.
His the voice that called a nation;
His the fires that tried her worth.
God has spoken; God has spoken;
Praise him for his open Word.

Thanks to God whose Word incarnate
Glorified the flesh of man.
Deeds and words and death and rising
Tell the grace in heaven’s plan.
God has spoken; God has spoken;
Praise him for his open Word.

Thanks to God whose Word is answered
By the Spirit’s voice within.
Here we drink of joy unmeasured,
Life redeemed from death and sin.
God is speaking; God is speaking;
Praise Him for His open Word.