1 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 thy word imparted

to the simple-hearted?


5 Word of mercy, giving

succour to the living;

word oflife, supplying

comfort to the dying.


6 O that we discerning

its most holy learning,

Lord, may love and fear thee,

evermore be near thee!


First Line: Lord, Thy word abideth

Title: Lord, Thy word abideth

Author: H. W. Baker (1861)

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #383