143. How Precious Is the Book Divine

1 How precious is the book divine,
By inspiration given;
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To guide our souls to heav'n.

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts,
In this dark vale of tears;
Life, light and joy it still imparts
And quells our rising fears.

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night
Of life, shall guide our way,
Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.

Text Information
First Line: How precious is the book divine
Title: How Precious Is the Book Divine
Author: John Fawcett (1782)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Psalm 119:105
Topic: God's Word: The Holy Scriptures
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1812; Arr.)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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