The Word of God, Which Ne’er Shall Cease   2 comments

Douay-Rheims Bible Title Page

Above:  Title Page of My Copy of the Douay-Rheims Version of the Bible

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original German Text (1566) by Petrus Herbert (1530-1571)

English Translation (1876) by Louis F. Kampmann (1817-1884)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America

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The Word of God, which ne’er shall cease,

Proclaims free pardon, grace, and peace,

Salvation shows in Christ alone,

The perfect will of God makes known.

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This holy Word exposes sin,

Convinces us that we’re unclean,

Points out the wretched, ruined state

Of all mankind, both small and great.

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It then reveals God’s boundless grace,

Which justifies our sinful race,

And gives eternal life to all

Who will accept the gospel call.

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It gently heals the broken heart

And heavenly riches doth impart,

Unfolds redemption’s wondrous plan

Through Christ’s atoning death for man.

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O God, in Whom our trust we place,

We thank Thee for Thy word of grace;

Help us its precepts to obey

Till we shall live in endless day.

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