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Lord, Thy Word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

2
When our foes are near us,
Then Thy Word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

3
When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth
And our way protecteth.

4
Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By the Word imparted
To the simple-hearted?

5
Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying.

6
O that we discerning
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee.