Hymns, #901

Service - By Being Wrought Upon by the Lord

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Music:John S. B. Hodges

This hymn has a unique tune.


Lord, how can man e'er preach Thy Word?

He is brittle, crazy glass;

Yet in Thy temple is conferred

This glorious and transcendent place,

To be window through Thy grace.


But when Thou dost anneal Thy story

In glass, Thy life to shine within

The holy preachers, light of glory

More radiant grows and more doth win,

Which else shows waterish, bleak, and thin.


The life and doctrine blent in one

As light and color mingled, bring

A strong regard; but speech alone

Doth vanish like a flaring thing,

And in the ear, not spirit ring.

Hymn #901