Scripture Verse

The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Ephesians 6:17


Leander W. Munhall (1843–1934)

Words: Le­an­der W. Mun­hall, in Re­demp­tion Songs, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & John J. Lowe (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Mun­hall,

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Eternal life is in God’s Word
For dead and dy­ing men;
By it alone we know the Lord,
Unseen by mor­tal ken.


O bless­èd Word, O gra­cious Word,
We’ll love thee more and more;
Be thou our life, our strength, our sword,
’Till earth­ly strife is o’er.

God’s strength is in His ho­ly Word;
We need it ev­ery day;
In all our conf­licts this the sword
Our spir­it foes to slay.


By this same Word we know our task,
And how it should be done;
How now to live, and how at last
Our crown is to be won.