1 Powerful in making us wise to salvation,
witness to faith in Christ Jesus the Word;
breathed out for all by the life-giving Father
these are the scriptures, and thus speaks the Lord.

2 Hammer for action and compass for travel,
map in the desert and lamp in the dark;
teaching, rebuking, correcting and training
these are the scriptures, and this is their work.

3 Prophecy, history, song and commandment,
gospel and letter and dream from on high;
words of the wise who were steered by the Spirit
these are the scriptures; on them we rely.

4 Gift for God's servants to fit them completely,
fully equipping to walk in his ways;
guide to good work and effective believing
these are the scriptures, for these we give praise!

Christopher Idle from 2 Timothy 3
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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