Tune: MUNICH, alt. with chorus

Words: William How, 1867, alt.

Music: Neuvermehrtes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693, and Dan Kreider (chorus)

This hymn is the “theme song” for our Scripture Sings project.

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O Word of God incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky:
we praise you for the radiance
that from the sacred page,
a lantern for our footsteps,
shines on from age to age.

The church from her Redeemer
received the gift divine;
and still that light she raises
o'er all the earth to shine.
It is the sacred vessel
where gems of truth are stored;
it is the heavenly picture
of Christ the living Word.

O Word of God divine,
shine on this heart of mine,
and be the lamp that lights my way.

O make your church, dear Savior,
a lamp of purest gold
to bear before the nations
the gospel light 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.

piano, rhythm, strings

a folky setting of the classic hymn with an added chorus

Key: D

lead sheet

piano score

full score

string parts

Ekklesia 2019

Piano tutorial 1 (walkthrough)

Piano tutorial 2 (no rhythm)

Piano tutorial 3 (full)