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Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Hymns / Music :: Word Supreme, Before Creation

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1-2

Hymns Supplied Through the Gracious Generosity
of the Cyber Hymnal Website

John Keble (1792-1866) Words: John Keble (1792-1866).

Music: "Tantum Ergo," Samuel Webbe, Motetts or Antiphons, 1792


Samuel Webbe, Sr. (1740-1816)

Word supreme, before creation
Born of God eternally,
Who didst will for our salvation
To be born on earth, and die;
Well Thy saints have kept their station,
Watching till Thine hour is nigh.

Now 'tis come and faith espies Thee;
Like an eaglet in the morn,
One in steadfast worship eyes Thee;
Thy beloved, Thy latest born;
In Thy glory he descries Thee
Reigning from the tree of scorn.

He first hoping and believing
Did beside the grave adore;
Latest he, the warfare leaving,
Landed on the eternal shore;
And his witness we receiving
Own Thee Lord forevermore.

Much he asked in loving wonder,
On Thy bosom leaning, Lord!
In that secret place of thunder,
Answer kind didst Thou accord,
Wisdom for Thy church to ponder
Till the day of dread award.

Lo! heaven's doors lift up, revealing
How Thy judgments earthward move;
Scrolls unfolded, trumpets pealing,
Wine cups from the wrath above,
Yet o'er all a soft voice stealing-
"Little children, trust and love!"

Thee, the Almighty King eternal,
Father of the eternal word;
Thee, the Father's Word supernal,
Thee, of both, the Breath adored;
Heaven, and earth, and realms infernal
Own, one glorious God and Lord.

Information about Cyber Hymnal Website
Link to obtain musical score info

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.