O Word of God Incarnate
sung to the tune of O Word of God Incarnate (Munich)
alternate tune: Lead On, O King Eternal (Lancashire), The Church Has One Foundation (Aurelia)
O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky:
You bear the radiant beauty that brightens the world’s stage,
The darkness cannot hide You; You shine from age to age.
In humbleness, You gave us the sacred Gift divine,
Your truth, which still is lifted o’er all the earth to shine.
Your light, unceasing, shows us the path that we should take.
It gladdens every footstep and softens every ache.
Your mercy is a beacon to help the weary soul.
It comforts us and makes all our broken places whole.
The light of grace is shining into our hearts today.
It brightens all the corners that once were dull and gray.
Dear Savior, won’t you make us, a lamp of purest light
To shine before the nations, a beacon in the night?
Teach us to live in radiance as children of Your grace
Till, clouds and darkness ended, we see You face to face!
Words by Kelley Lorencin
© 2010 Kelley Lorencin. All rights reserved.