Oh, Holy Words of Truth and Love
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    Oh, Holy Words of Truth and Love

    Joyfully

    1. Oh, holy words of truth and love

    We hear from day to day,

    Revealed to Saints from God above,

    To guide in heaven’s way.

    [Chorus]

    Beautiful words of love

    Coming from God above,

    How sweet, how dear the words we hear!

    They’re beautiful words of love.

    2. They’re from Apostles good and true,

    Whose names we all revere,

    Who daily teach us what to do

    In words of love and cheer.

    [Chorus]

    Beautiful words of love

    Coming from God above,

    How sweet, how dear the words we hear!

    They’re beautiful words of love.

    3. They’re from the prophets God inspires,

    In counsels oft withstood,

    Reproving all our ill desires,

    Commending all that’s good.

    [Chorus]

    Beautiful words of love

    Coming from God above,

    How sweet, how dear the words we hear!

    They’re beautiful words of love.

    4. And from each chosen one that speaks

    By aid the Spirit gives,

    For every sphere of life it seeks,

    For everyone that lives.

    [Chorus]

    Beautiful words of love

    Coming from God above,

    How sweet, how dear the words we hear!

    They’re beautiful words of love.

    5. As gems of wisdom, pure and bright,

    That glow with lustrous ray,

    We’ll seek to gain these words of light,

    Their counsels to obey.

    [Chorus]

    Beautiful words of love

    Coming from God above,

    How sweet, how dear the words we hear!

    They’re beautiful words of love.

    Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942

    Music: Edwin F. Parry, 1850–1935

    Doctrine and Covenants 1:38

    Doctrine and Covenants 84:43–45