HEAR YE THE ROD
(Sung to the music of “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” The Church Hymnal, No. 259)
Hear the ROD, the Savior crieth; Hear It speak the words of Truth;
Feed His flock with bread from Heaven, Give to all, the old and youth.
In His love He hath appointed, And the wise shall see His name,
Justly do and loving mercy, Humbly by His side remain.
In the past the Savior promised To His people, Israel,
He would cause them to pass under, With His ROD their number tell.
He would bring them out and try them, Purging out all that rebel;
With His own a covenant binding; Praise His name, His goodness tell.
Hear the ROD, ’tis He that speaketh, Guiding straight and true the way,
Testing all His will obeying, Naught but love can e’er repay.
For the wonders of the Kingdom ‘Glories that outshine the sun!
Yield your will, His will obeying, and the ROD shall lead you home.
Written by -Esther Nesbitt