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We Have an All-Sufficient Word

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable… (2 Timothy 3:16).

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1.   We have an all-sufficient Word
         To make the simple wise;
      Upon the heart the Spirit writes
         And souls from death arise.

2.   With such a mighty, wielded Sword,
         What more could saints require
      To fight the darkness of their sin,
         And warn men of hell fire?

3.   We have a faithful, shining Light
         To show us God's right Way
      And bring correction and reproof,
         When from this path we stray.

4.   'Tis God's commands that light our way;
         Such comfort and delight
      To guide us on our pilgrimage,
         A Beacon shining bright!

5.   Lord, help us preach and trust Your Word,
         The hearts of men to turn;
      A savor unto life or death,
         It cannot void return.

6.   Yes, help us preach Your Word alone,
         For it alone is true;
      We need not clowns or luring games
         To draw men unto You!

7.   We have an all-sufficient Word,
         God-breathed in every part;
      A piercing Power to penetrate
         Depraved, cold human hearts.

"We Have an All-Sufficient Word"
WORDS: Ken Puls, July 30, 1994
MUSIC: William Croft, 1678-1727
THEME: The Sufficiency of Scripture

The key-note speaker for the 1994 Southern Baptist Founders Conference was Walt Chantry, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Pastor Chantry gave a series of three messages at the conference, teaching on the sufficiency of Scripture. The Bible is God-breathed and contains all that is necessary for salvation, for evangelism, and for the pursuit of holiness. God's Word alone is sufficient to equip each believer for "every good work."

I wrote the words to the hymn on Saturday morning, July 30, 1994, as I was traveling home from the conference with my father-in-law, Roy Hensley. We had been discussing the messages we had heard at the conference.

Words ©1998 Kenneth A Puls
Music: Public Domain


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