O Word of God incarnate,

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    Verse 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.

    Verse 2
    The Church from her dear Master
    Received the gift divine,
    And still that light she lifteth,
    O'er all the earth to shine;
    It is the golden casket
    Where gems of truth are stored;
    It is the heaven-drawn picture
    Of Christ, the living Word.

    Verse 3
    It floateth like a banner
    Before God's host unfurled;
    It shineth like a beacon
    Above the darkling world;
    It is the chart and compass
    That, o'er life's surging sea,
    Mid mists, and rocks, and quick-sands,
    Still guides, O Christ, to Thee.

    Verse 4
    O make Thy Church, dear Saviour,
    A lamp of burnished gold,
    To bear before the nations
    Thy true light, as of old;
    O teach Thy wandering pilgrims
    By this their path to trace,
    Till, clouds and darkness ended,
    They see Thee face to face.