O Word of God, how marvelous
Thy wisdom and thy power!
How manifold thy mightiness
To meet our need each hour!
O Word of God, how wondrously
Does thy sweet voice resound;
What gracious loving kindnesses
In every tone abound!
With sound of thy sweet promises
Our longing hearts beat time;
Thy messages waft melody,
Like bells at evening chime!
Thy warnings sound, how solemnly,
Alarms deep toned and dark;
Like fog bells on the rocky coast
That guide the storm tossed bark!
Thy piloting how sure, how safe,
Until, all breakers passed,
We triumph o’er each hurricane,
And anchor, home at last!
—by Louis A. Waterman