The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. (Psalm 119:130 ESV)
Hymn ELH 228 Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast
Almighty God, Thy Word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend
And righteous fruits abound.
Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove,
But give it root in every heart
To bring forth fruits of love.
Let not the world’s deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy,
But let it yield a hundredfold
The fruits of peace and joy.
Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow
That all whose souls the truth receive
Its saving power may know.
Heavenly Father, strengthen my faith through the hearing and reading of Your Word. I pray that Your Word will spread throughout the world, that many more will hear and believe. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.