O Word of God Incarnate Lyrics
1 O Word of God incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky,
we praise thee for the radiance
that from the hallowed page,
a lantern to our footsteps,
shines on from age to age.
2 The Church from you, dear Master,
received the gift divine,
and still that light is lifted
o’er all the earth to shine.
It is the chart and compass
that, all life’s voyage through,
mid mists and rocks and quicksands
still guides, O Christ, to you.
3 O make your Church, dear Savior,
a lamp of purest gold
to bear before the nations
your true light, as of old.
O teach your wand’ring pilgrims
by this their path to trace
till, clouds and darkness ended,
they see you face to face.
O Word of God Incarnate Hymn Story
“O Word of God Incarnate” is a hymn that was written in 1867 by William Walsham How. It uses a tune called “MUNICH” by Mendelssohn.
William Walsham How was born in 1823 in England. He was a minister of the gospel in the Church of England.
He was known as a poor man’s bishop for his work among the destitute. He also wrote various theological papers. Besides theology he also edited a few hymnals.
This hymn is a celebration of the word of God as unchanging in a changing world. It is a lamp to bring the light of God to all people.
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