Bible Sunday hymn (reposted as it’s almost Bible Sunday)

I once commented to someone much smarter than me that there aren’t huge numbers of hymns about the Bible – they replied that this was because our faith is in the Word more than it is in the word – in other words, hymns are songs of praise and our praise is directed at God rather than at the scriptures themselves.

Having said that, one still needs hymns for Bible Sunday (last after Trinity, I think) so if you find yourself flicking through a hymn book and not quite finding anything, there is this:

A hymn for Bible Sunday.
Tune: Regent Square, or other compatible 878787 tunes.

Word of life! Such transformation!
bringing light to darkest space;
loving mother of creation,
forging life in every place.
Shine that light on every nation,
gather us in your embrace.

Word of truth! You spoke though history,
prophets knew you as their friend;
As you shared with earth the mystery
of your love that knows no end.
Yet your fullest glory must be
More than words can comprehend.

Word made flesh! You came to meet us,
pitched your tent among our own,
Born on earth so heaven could greet us:
God in human heart and bone.
Teach us, lead us, tend us, feed us
with the life that’s yours alone.

Words of scripture, here you teach us,
All you speak is here received.
Shared by print and voice to reach us:
written, read and now believed;
Speak again to all and  each, as
faith is grown and life is lived.

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