A Dictionary of the Words and Terms Used In Our Songs

by Roger and Becky Williams

-A-

Abba - Aramaic for father; Mk. 14:36
abhor - to shrink away from with disgust
abide - to continue to stay; remain; wait
abode - a dwelling place; home
acclamation - strong approval or loud applause
accord - being in agreement; harmony
adoration - devoted love, respect, and honor for a divine being
advent - coming, arrival
affords - to provide
Afric - Africa
ailings - sickness; a state of not being well
alienation - withdrawing or separation of a person or his
affections from something of former attachment
all in all - Col. 3:11; Eph. 1:18-23
allayed - put at rest; quieted; stopped
allegiance - loyalty; faithfulness
alloy - something bad mixed with something better
allure - to fascinate, attract or charm
aloes - a bitter drug made from dried leaves of aloe plants
amen - "So let it be" or "truly"; an expression of agreement
amid - in the middle of
ancient foe - enemy; Satan
Ancient of Days - God; Dan. 7:9
anthems - songs of praise or devotion
arbor - extreme passion, emotion
ardent - characterized by warmth of feeling; typically
expressed in eager, zealous support or activity
armor God has given you - Eph. 6:11-17
array - to decorate or dress in impressive clothing
art - are, is
ascribe - attribute to someone or something
assail - leap upon in a violent attack with blows or words
asunder - apart from each other in position
atone - to make amends for a fault or sin
aught - anything
avail - be of use or advantage toward attainment of a goal
aye - eternal, always, continually
azure - the blue color of the clear sky

-B-

bade - (past tense of bid) to invite
balm - anything that heals or soothes
balmy - pleasant fragrance; sweet odor
band - a number of persons acting together
bands - anything that ties or binds
banish - to cause to leave; to drive away
bar - the part of a law court where judges or lawyers sit or where
prisoners are brought to trial
bark - ship
barque - boat or ship
barter - trade
Bartimaeus - Son of Timaeus, Mk. 10:46-52
base - fundamental; basic
beacon - a fire or light used as a signal to guide or warn
befall - happen, take place
beguiled - to be deceived
benedictions - expressions of good wishes or blessings with which public
worship is concluded
benighted - over taken by night
bereavement - a desolate or lonely condition
bereaving - to deprive ruthlessly, rob
bestow - to present something as an honorable gift
betide - befall; happen to; occur
Beulah land - land of rest, peace; Isa. 62:4; lit. married
bid - request
bidding - inviting
billows - great wave or swelling mass of smoke, flame, water, sound, or the
like
blest - abbreviated form of blessed; holy; sacred
blight - anything that withers; decay
bliss - great happiness or joy
boist'rous - (boisterous) - violent; rough
born of the spirit - Jn. 3:5
borne - (past participle of bear) - brought forth
bound - (noun) - boundary; farthest edge
bound - (verb) - to move with a series of leaps
bowers - shelters (as in a garden) made with tree boughs
Bread of heaven - Jn. 6:32-35
Bread of life - Jn. 6:22-71
breakers - things that break, crush or destroy; waves
briars - thorny or prickly bushes
bride - Rev. 21:2,9; Eph. 5:22-27
Bright and Morning star - Jesus; Rev. 22:16
brine - very salty water; the sea
brink - edge of a very steep slope
brooded - hover over; hang close over; as a hen over her eggs
brow - the edge of a steep place
buffet - to strike; knock about
bulwark - a defense; protection; support
buoyant - able to float; tendency to rise
buried in water with Him - Rom. 6:3,4; Col. 2:12

-C-

Calvary - (lit. skull); a place not far from the walls of Jerusalem where
Christ was crucified and near where He was buried; called "Golgotha" in the
Hebrew language; Lk. 23:33; Mt. 27:33; Mk. 15:22; Jn.19:17
Calvary's tree - the cross on which Jesus was crucified
Canaan - lit. land promised to Abraham; fig. heaven
carol - a song to celebrate joy or praise
cassia - species of plant from which the drug senna is made
celestial - having to do with the heavens
charter - a written document or contract between 2 parties
chasm - a very deep gap, crack, or break (in the earth)
Cherubim - living heavenly creatures in winged human-animal form. Gen.
3:24; 2 Sam. 22:11
children of day - 1 Thess. 5:5
children of dust - Gen. 3:19; Job 34:15
Christ - lit. anointed; spec. of Jesus: the anointed of God
Church of God - 1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Tim. 3:15
city foursquare - Rev. 21:16
cleansing in the blood - Rev 1:5; 1 Jn. 1:7
cleft - a space or opening made by splitting; a crack
coming in the clouds - Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:13-18
commune - mutual sharing of feelings and thoughts; Jn. 14:23
comrade - companion who shares one's interests
conducts - directs
confess - 1 Jn. 4:2,3,15; Mt. 10:32; Lk. 12:8; Rom. 10:9-10
consecrate - dedicate to a sacred purpose; hallow
consolation - comfort
constrains - to force; compel
consummation - completion; fulfillment
contempt - the feeling that something is low or worthless
contrite - showing deep regret and sorrow
contrition - grief; remorse or repentance
convene - come together
corroding - to wear away; destroy
counsel - deliberate purpose; plan
courts - the residence of a supreme ruler
covet - to wish for enviously
crape - a piece of black cloth used as a sign of mourning
creed - any statements of faith or principles
crimson - a deep red
crimson tide - fig. the blood of Jesus. Mt. 26:28; Rev. 1:5
cross daily bear - Lk. 9:23; Mt. 10:38; Lk. 14:26-33
crown of life - 2 Tim 4:8; Rev. 2:10
crowning day - Judgment day; 2 Tim. 4:8; 1 Pet. 5:4
crusts - outer part of bread or other food; Mt. 15:26-28?
crystal fountain (or sea) - Rev. 15:2-3; 4:6
cumbered - burdened
cup of anguish - Mt. 26:38-39; Jn. 18:11
cup of blessing - 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:25; Mt. 26:27-28

-D-

dauntless - not able to intimidate or discourage
debtor - one who owes something
decree - law, statute
decreed - something ordered or settled by authority
deem - think; judge
defile - to destroy the purity or cleanness of something
delusive - misleading; deceptive
deride - make fun of; mock; ridicule and treat scornfully
desolate - lay waste; make barren
desolations - ruined, lonely, or deserted places
despair - state of being without hope
despondent - without courage or hope; discouraged
detains - to keep in custody; confine
diadem - a crown worn to symbolize honor
din - a loud, confused noise that lasts a great while
discord - difference of opinion; disputing; disagreement
dismayed - sudden disappointment and loss of courage
distil - extract; to give off
divine - characteristic of God
domain - territory under one government
dome - a rounded roof
dominion - supreme authority; rule
dread - to look forward with fear
drear - sad; sorrowful
drooping - hanging downward; fig. sad
dross - waste matter, worthless stuff; rubbish

-E-

e'en - even
ebb - fall from higher to lower level or better to worse state
Ebenezer - lit. stone of help; 1 Sam. 7:12
ebon - black; dark; fig. sorrows
employ - devote time to
endow - to provide with something
endued - to supply with power; to put on
endured - furnished; supplied
enfold - (infold); embrace; encompass; enclose
enraptured - full of gladness; happiness; great joy
enshroud - to cover with a burial cloth
ensign - an identifying banner or flag
enthrall - hold spellbound; fascinate; charm
entreat - to plead with urgently; esp. in order to persuade
ere - before, sooner than, or rather than
estate - a condition or stage in life
ether plains - upper regions of space; fig. heaven
exalted - to be raised in honor or rank
excel - to do better
exile - separation from one's home; banishment
extol - to praise highly

-F-

factions - self-seeking groups within a larger group
fain - by choice; gladly
fairest of 10,000 to my soul - S. of Sol. 5:10
faith - unquestioning belief; Heb. 11:1
falter - to lose courage; fall back
famish - to starve
fare - fee; payment; fortune
fathomless - too deep to be measured
fervent - showing warmth or feeling
fervor - great warmth of feeling; intense emotion
fetters - bonds put around the ankles to restrain movement
fidelity - steadfastness; loyalty; faithfulness
fightings and fears within, without - 2 Cor. 7:5
finite - having definite or definable limits
flee - to move swiftly away
fleeting - passing away quickly
flock - a group of the same kind
flow - continuous forward movement
foe - enemy
foil - to bring to a stop or prevent from attaining an end
fold - group of people holding a common faith or enthusiasm
folly - being foolish; lack of sense; unwise conduct
forlorn - left alone; deserted
forsake - abandon; renounce; give up
frame - an established order
fraught - full of or accompanied by something
fray - a brawl or fight
fruitage - fruit; a crop of fruit
fruition - fulfillment; attainment

-G-

gall - that which is bitter; Jn. 19:28-29
garb - clothing; any sort of covering worn
garner - to gather and store away
germ - something that serves as an origin
Gethsemane - Aramaic for oil-press, a place on the Mount of Olives where
Jesus prayed; Mt. 26:36; Mk. 14:32
gird - to fasten or put on
girded - equipped
girt - surrounded, encircled, as with a belt
glades - clearings in the forest
glassy sea - Rev. 4:6; 15:2
glean - to gather small bits of grain by patient effort
gleaners - those who gather bits of grain by patient effort
gleanings - that which is left on a field by reapers
glory - great praise and honor given to someone
glory circled throne - Rev. 4:2-6; 8:3
Go ye into all the world - Mk. 16:15
God so loved - Jn. 3:16
God-head three - term for the one only the living and true God, who
subsists in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Mt. 3:13-17;
28:19), although in essence He is one (Jn.10:30; 1 Tim. 2:5)
gospel armor - Eph. 6:10-17
gospel call - 2 Thess. 2:14; 2 Tim. 1:9; Heb. 3:1
grace all sufficient - 2 Cor. 12:9
grandeur - greatness of appearance; magnificence
grave where they laid Him - Mt. 27:57-61; Lk. 23:50-53
grope - to look for uncertainly or blindly
guerdon - a reward
gushing - rushing out suddenly

-H-

habitation - a place to live in; home
hail - acclamation; exclamation; shout in welcome; greeting
Hallelujah - "Praise ye Jehovah"; beginning of many Psalms
hallowed - holy; honored
halls of Pilate - official residence of the Roman governor
Hark! - listen closely
harvest is past - Jer. 8:20
haste - quick and lively
hasten - to act or move with speed
haven - a place of shelter and safety
heav'nly hosts - army of angels; Ps. 103:20-21
heavy-laden - oppressed with a burden; Mt. 11:28
heed - consideration
height and depth...length and breadth - Eph. 3:18
herald - to bring news of something
hewn - to have made or produced
Ho, every thirsting, sin-sick soul - Isa. 55:1; Jn. 4:5-15
hoary - old; ancient
hoary hairs - white or gray hair showing age
Holy - regarded with or characterized by divine power; set apart to the
service of God
holy Dove - fig. Holy Spirit; Mt. 3:16
Hosanna - "Save, we pray" - cry of people as Jesus entered Jerusalem: Mt.
21:9-15; Mk. 11:9,10
hosannas - shouts of praise or adoration
host - an army
hosts of heaven - heavenly bodies; Deut. 17:3
house of light - Rev. 21:23; 22:5
hue - the complexion, aspect and degree of color
hurl - to throw with much force
hymns - songs giving praise to God

-I-

I AM - The name of Deity, indicating self-existence,
idly - doing nothing; inactive
idol - anything put before or in place of God
illumed - lit up and made bright
Immanuel - "God with us" the title applied to the Messiah
impart - reveal; grant; bestow; give
impel - to spur to action; to drive forward
implore - beg earnestly for something
impulse - an act of driving onward, inspiration, motivation
in my stead - in my place; instead of
in our stead - in our place; instead of
incline - to bend or bow forward
Inspiration - "God-breathed"; the special influence of the Holy Spirit
guiding certain persons to speak and write what God wanted communicated to
others, without suspending their individual personality
intercede - 1 Jn. 2:2; To plead on another's behalf
interposed - to put between
intervene - to come between

-J-

jasper - precious stone; Rev 21:11,19
jeering - making fun rudely or unkindly; mocking
Jehovah - name of the God of Israel; implies eternity
Jericho - city 5 miles W of the Jordan and 7 miles N of the Dead Sea. There
are three Jerichos: the O.T. city, the N.T. city, and a modern town, all
near each other. Probably the oldest city in the world.
jubilant - expressing or showing joy
jubilee - rejoicing; great joy

-K-

King of kings - Jesus; Isa. 33:22; Jn. 18:37; 1 Tim. 1:17; 6:15; Rev.
17:14; 19:16

-L-

laden - carrying a great load or burden
Lamb of God - Jesus; Isa. 53:7; Jn. 1:29; 1 Pet. 1:18-19
languish - suffer under unfavorable conditions
languor - lack of energy; weakness
laud - to sing or speak the praises of
lay - short lyric or narrative poem; a song
lest haply - for fear that perhaps; by chance
Lily of the valley - Song of Sol. 2:1
linger - stay on; go slowly; hesitate; delay; dawdle
list - listen
living well - Jn. 4:13-14; Rev. 21:6
Living Word - Jn. 1:1,14; Rev. 19:13; Jesus Christ
Lo! - look!; see!
loath - having a feeling of distaste
lofty - having great imposing height; exalted; grand
Lord of hosts - Lord of armies; Isa. 54:5; Jas. 5:4
Lord Sabaoth - Lord of Hosts; Lord of armies; Jas. 5:4
Love one another - Jn. 13:34-35; 1 Jn. 4:7
lowly - low in rank, station, position, or development

-M-

Macedonia - country north of Greece; often visited by Paul
Macedonian call - Acts. 16:9
magnify - to glorify or praise someone or something
main - the open sea; ocean
majesty - grand; noble; dignified; stately
Man of sorrows - Jesus; Isa. 53:3
manifest - reveal; display; show plainly
mansion - fig. dwelling place in heaven; Jn. 14:2-3
mar - to scratch, scuff up, or deface so as to spoil
the beauty of something
margin - edge; border
Master - ruler; lord; teacher; guide; prince; chief; owner
maze - intricate network of passages or pathways
meekly - mildly and patiently
melodious - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear
mercy's gate - fig. obedience and acceptance of God's grace
mingled - to combine in mixture
mirth - merriment or joyousness; Ecc. 8:15
miry - wet, swampy ground; Ps. 40:20
mite - a small coin or sum of money; Mk. 12:41-44
molded and meet - formed and suitable; Isa. 64:8; Jer. 18:6
molest - to bother, annoy, persecute
Monarch of monarchs - (King of Kings); Jesus; 1 Tim. 6:15
moor - to fix firmly; secure
Morning Star - Jesus; Rev. 22:16
mortal - subject to death
Mt. Pisgah - a mountain peak in the Abarim range in Moab on NE shore of the
Dead Sea from which Moses viewed the Land of Promise (Deut. 3:27) called
also "the hill"
Myrrh - incense or perfume

-N-

narrow way - Mt. 7:13-14; Lk. 13:23-24
naught - nothing
New Jerusalem - Rev. 3:12; 21:2
nigh - very near; close at hand
nobler - superior in character or nature

-O-

oft - often
Olive - (Mount of Olives); (Olivet); a ridge approx. 1 mile long, with 4
summits, E of Jerusalem, through which the Kidron stream flows
omnipotent - unlimited or infinite power
one Lord, one faith, one birth...one hope - Eph. 4:4-6
Ophir - a place in Arabia or Africa from which Solomon obtained gold,
precious stones, and wood for the Temple; I Kings 9:28; 10:11
oppress - to burden or trouble as if to enslave
ordain - to establish as an order
own - confess; Mt. 10:32-33

-P-

pall - a heavy cloth used to cover a coffin
paltry - of no worth; trifling; petty
panoply - complete suit of armor
pants - longs, desires
parchment - the skin of sheep, goats, etc., dried and made into thin sheets
for use as a writing material
pavilion - shelter
pavilioned - sheltered
Peace, be still - Mk. 4:39
pearly gates - Rev. 21:21; fig. the entrance to heaven
perennial - lasting through the whole year; enduring
peril - danger; risk; chance of harm, loss or destruction
perpetuation - indefinitely continued; occurring repeatedly
pilgrim - (noun) one on a journey; Heb.11:13-16; 1 Pet. 2:9-12
pilgrim - (verb) to wander
pilgrimage - a journey to some sacred place; life on earth
pilot - guide; lead
pine - to long earnestly; yearn
pined - desired
pining - pain; suffering; misery
pinion - lit. to bind; also, as a noun, the wings of a bird
Pisgah - a mountain peak in the Abarim range in Moab on NE shore of the
Dead Sea from which Moses viewed the Land of Promise (Deut. 3:27) called
also "the hill"
plain - a level stretch of land
plaintive - expression of suffering or woe
plane - a level of development, achievement, or existence
plea - an earnest request; need
plight - a bad condition or state
pomp - showy display; boastful show
portal - a door, gate, or entrance; esp. a large imposing one
Potter, I am the clay - Isa. 64:8; Jer. 18:6
precept - a rule or command meant to guide one's conduct
prevail - to succeed
Prince of glory - Acts 5:31; Rev. 1:5
Prince of Peace - Isa. 9:6; Eph. 2:14
prodigal - wasteful
proffer - an offer made for acceptance
Prophet and Priest and King - Mt. 2:2; 13:57: 21:11;
prostrate - lying face down in demonstration of humility
psalm - a sacred song or poem
purge - to clear of defilement or quilt

-Q-

quickened - made alive
quill - (noun) a pen
quill - (verb) comfort; console
quiver - shake; shiver; tremble

-R-

radiance - vivid brightness; brilliance
radiant - shining; bright; beaming
rage - violent anger
rally - come together; assemble; mass meeting
ransom - the price paid before a captive is set free
ransomed - those who have been delivered from captivity by the payment of a
price. Specifically: Christians
rapture - gladness; happiness; great joy
rashly stirred - hastily moved to action
realm - kingdom, sphere or domain
reap - to cut grain and gather a crop
reapers - people who cut grain and gather a crop
reckoned - thought; considered
redeem - buy back or reclaim; Gal. 3:13
redeemed - set free; rescued; saved
Redeemer - one who buys back or reclaims; Gal. 3:13; Jesus
redeeming grace - Eph. 2:5; Acts 15:11
redemption - deliverance; rescue (from sin)
refine - free from impurities
refrain - chorus; a phrase repeated regularly in a song
refuge - a shelter or protection in time of danger
renounce - give up entirely; cast off
renown - famous reputation
rent - torn; split
repine - complain or protest
repining - to be discontented; fret; complain
repose - a state of eternal or heavenly rest
reproach - guilty of blame; disgrace
revere - love and respect deeply; honor greatly
revile - abuse with words
rifted - a cleft, break, or crack
rills - tiny streams; little brooks
riven - torn apart: split
roam - to move about aimlessly or without a purpose
robe and a crown...reward - 2 Tim 4:8; Rev. 2:10; 7:9,13-15
Rock of Ages - 1 Cor. 10:4; 2 Sam. 22:2
Rose of Sharon - fig. Jesus; Song of Sol. 2:1

-S-

sacred - worthy of reverence and honor
sacred page - the Holy Scriptures
saint's and angel's song - Rev. 5:9; 14:3
sanctify - set apart; dedicate to God; Jn. 10:36; Heb. 2:11
scoffers' creed - rule book for those who mock the Bible
scoffing - to mock
scribe - a person whose occupation is writing
scroll - a roll of parchment or paper
seal - fasten; shut; close tightly
semblance - appearance
seraph - (seraphim); celestial beings whom Isaiah saw standing before the
enthroned Lord. Isa. 6:2-7
serene - peaceful; calm; tranquil
sever - cut apart; divide; separate
shackles - something that confines or prevents free action
Sharon - coastal plain between Joppa and Mt. Carmel; figurative of
fruitfulness, glory, and peace
Sharon's perfect sweet rose - Song of Sol. 2:1; fig. Jesus
sheaves - something gathered and tied together in a bundle
sheep that went astray - Lk. 15:1-7; Isa. 53:6; 1 Pet. 2:25
shelt'ring wing - Ps. 57:1; 91:1-4; Lk. 13:34
shield and defender - Ps. 18:2; 28:7; 33:20
shield and portion - Ps. 33:20; 73:26
shirk - avoid or get out of doing a duty
shirkers - one who evades the performance of an obligation
shoal - sand bar, or ledge of rock; coral
shrine - something considered as sacred
sickle - a tool consisting of a short, curved blade on a short handle, used
for reaping grain
Siloam's fountain - reservoir located within Jerusalem
slope - a stretch of rising or falling ground
snare - something by which one is entangled, or involved in
solace - comfort in a time of trouble or grief
soldiers of the Lord - Eph. 6:10-17; 2 Tim. 2:3-4
solemn - serious; earnest; sacred
solemnly uttered - seriously spoken
Son of God - Jn. 3:16; Rom. 8:3; Gal. 4:4
sordid - very dirty; filthy
sore - tender or painful
soul's abode - dwelling place in heaven; Jn. 14:2-3
Sov'reign - (Sovereign); supreme ruler; Jesus Christ
sown - scattered about like seed
span - a very short distance between two points
Spirit of light - the Holy Spirit
Spirit's call - 2 Thess. 2:14
Spirit's sword - the word of God; Eph. 6:17
spurn - refuse with contempt; oppose with scorn
standard - a flag or other object used to indicate the rallying point of an
army
station - situation or position
stem - to make progress against
stirred - moved to action
straight and narrow way - Mt. 7:13-14; Lk. 13:23-24
strain - flow of language
straits - difficulties; distresses
strand - Poetic: the land bordering a sea or lake; shore
streets of gold - Rev. 21:21
strength "it shall be as my day" - Deut. 33:25
strength and shield - Ps. 18:2; 28:7; 33:20
strewn - scattered about
strife - bitter and violent conflict or dissension
strive - endeavor; struggle
subdue - to conquer or overcome
sublime - grand; noble; majestic; exalted; excellent
succession - things following each other in sequence
succor - comfort
summit - the highest point attainable
supernal - existing in the realm above life or earth
surges - a large swell of water
survey - to take a broad, general or comprehensive view
sustained - kept up without intermission
sway - to exert influence or control
sweat as blood - Lk. 22:44; Hematadrosis: when stress causes the
capillaries in the sweat glands to burst sword - Eph. 6:17; Heb. 4:12

-T-

table land - a high, broad, generally level region
tarry - delay or be tardy in acting or doing
teeming - full; alive
tempest - a violent storm or disturbance
tempestuous - stormy; violent
temple within - 1 Cor. 6:19-20
tempter - the devil; Mt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12-13; Lk. 4:1-13
terrestrial - having to do with the earth
thirsty soul - Jn. 4:13-14; 6:35; Rev. 22:17
threadbare - worn so much that the threads show
throne of mercy - Heb. 4:16
throng - a crowd; great number; multitude
tide - lit. stream or current; fig. spread of the Gospel
tidings - news; information
toil - hard work; labor
toilsome - requiring or characterized by hard work
tongue unbridled - not held back or controlled; Jas. 3:2-12
torrents - violent, rushing stream; flood
tranquil - very calm; quiet; peaceful
transient - passing quickly or soon; not lasting; fleeting
tread - to walk or travel
tree - the cross; Acts 5:30; Gal. 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24
tree of life - Rev. 2:7; 22:2
tribulation - great trouble or misery; severe trial
trifles - things of little value
trifling - having little value or importance
Trinity - term for the one only the living and true God, who subsists in
Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Mt. 3:13-17; 28:19), although
in essence
He is one (Jn. 10:30; 1 Tim. 2:5)
trod - past tense of tread; walk; step
trump shall resound - 1 Thess. 4:16
tumult - a state of agitation or disturbance
turbid - muddy; obscure; confusing
twain - two
'Twixt - (betwixt); between

-U-

unfurl - to spread out; unfold

-V-

vain - of no use; worthless; empty
vale - valley, dale or rolling country
vanguard - the forefront of an action or movement
vanquish - to conquer, defeat or overcome (in a battle)
vapors - smoke suspended in air; mist or fog
vast - very large or great in size
vaulted - something like an arched roof
veil - something that covers or hides
verdant - green with growing plants
verge - edge
vernal - having to do with spring
vigor - strong and energetic action
vile - morally disgusting
vilest - foulest; most disgusting; most evil

-W-

waft - to transport or transfer very quickly
Wages of death to pay - Rom. 6:23; Jas. 1:15
wail - to express sorrow audibly with a mournful cry
walking in love - Eph. 5:2
waning - decreasing; declining in strength
washed in the blood of the Crucified - Rev 1:5; 1 Jn. 1:7
waver - weakened; unsteady
wayside - the edge of a road or path
weal - well-being; prosperity; happiness
wending - to direct; to go toward
wert - were, was
whence - from what place; from where
White as snow - Isa. 1:18; Ps. 51:7
wholly - completely; totally
wings of might - Ps. 57:1; 91:1-4; Lk. 13:34
woe - great sorrow, grief, trouble, or distress
woeful - a condition of deep suffering from misfortune
woes - deep suffering from misfortune or affliction
worlds unknown - fig. of Heaven: Heb. 11:16; Jn. 14:2
wretch - a very bad or evil person
wretched - very miserable
writhing - twisting and turning; suffering mentally

-Y-

yearn - to feel a strong desire for someone or something
yield - to give in to something
yoke - lit. a wooden bar used to join together 2 animals working together;
fig. binding of things together
yon - (yonder); situated over there
yonder - at or in that place "over there"; fig. heaven

-Z-

zeal - earnest enthusiasm as displayed in action
zephyr - a soft gentle wind; mild breeze
Zion - also called Sion; term originally used for one of the hills on which
Jerusalem stood; referred to as the "city of David" and later all of
Jerusalem; city of the redeemed (Heaven); 2 Sam. 5:7; Heb. 12:22; Rev. 14:1
zion's call - 2 Thess. 2:13-14

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