Thursday, June 26, 2014

Word of the Father By Rev. A.W. Tozer



Word of the Father! Light of Light;
  Eternal praise is Thine alone;
Strong in Thy uncreated might,
  Sweet with a fragrance of Thine own.
The dark beginnings of creation
  Had their first rise and spring in Thee;
The universe Thy habitation,
  Which art and evermore shalt be.
Word of the Father!

Word of the Father! Truly God,
  And truly man by incarnation,
Born to endure the thorns, the rod,
  The shameful cross, for our salvation.
Our sins, our woes come all before us.
  We have no friend—no friend but Thee;
Oh, spread Thy sheltering mantle o'er us,
  And speak our mourning spirits free,
Word of the Father!

Word of the Father, hear our prayer,
  Send far the evil tempter from us,
And make our souls Thy tender care
  Lest sin and Satan overcome us.
O conquering Christ, deep hell despairing
  Shall bow and own Thy right to reign
When Thou, with joy beyond comparing,
  Shall bring Thy ransomed ones again.
Word of the Father!

Lyle Dorsett, A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of a. W. Tozer (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2008).

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