299. Precious Bible

1 O precious Bible! burning words from heaven,
We’ll ever cherish thee in our heart;
Sweet is the counsel by thy pages given:
On life’s dark ocean, our only chart.

Refrain:
Blessed Bible! Blessed Bible!
Joyful tidings from our home;
Thou art the rock of everlasting ages;
Hope of eternal bliss at heaven’s throne.

2 O precious volume! only in thy pages
We read the duty of all our race;
Only thy sunbeams, shining through the ages,
Reveal the wonders of saving grace. [Refrain]

3 This book of heaven shall endure forever;
And from its wisdom we’ll never turn;
Weighed in its balance, all the creeds that sever
Are only stubble, ere long to burn. [Refrain]

4 Dear book of mercy, on thy sure foundation
We build a dwelling-place for our soul;
Hearing and doing all thy revelation,
It stands unshaken, though billows roll. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O precious Bible! burning words from heaven
Title: Precious Bible
Author: Daniel S. Warner (1893)
Meter: 11.9.11.10.8.7.11.10
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16
Topic: Bible/Word
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Precious_Bible); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (111); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (333); The Gospel Trumpet Company,
Refrain First Line: Blessed Bible! Blessed Bible!
Tune Information
Name: [O precious Bible! burning words from heaven]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1893)
Meter: 11.9.11.10.8.7.11.10
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Precious_Bible); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (111); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (333); The Gospel Trumpet Company,



Media
Sibelius score: Precious_Bible.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Precious_Bible)




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