IN REMBERANCE OF CHRIST
Your Word, O God, I love to read,
Or hear the Bible read to me:
Earth's greatest privilege indeed-
To have the Book declared to me.
The Word is like a fire to melt
My heart so cold, and make me groan:
Its pow'r is like a hammer felt,
And breaks this stubborn heart of stone.
God speaks again, His Word reveals
The Substitute for sinners slain:
Forgiveness by His blood it tells,
A balm to heal my heart's great pain.
Spirit of God, my Teacher be,
Give eyes of faith always to see
The Word's great truth and mystery-
In every line show Christ to me.
Dear Lord, my thanks I give to You,
For Your inspired and holy Word,
My reverence and allegiance too
It claims, the mighty Word of God.
(Tune: O Master Let Me Walk with Thee)
Long Meter 88.88.