Cling to the Bible, my boy

As your journey through life to the grave you pursue

Author: Will S. Hays
Tune: [As your journey through life to the grave you pursue]
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 As your journey thro’ life to the grave you pursue,
There is one thing in earnest I wish you to do;
Oh! Listen, my boy, while I say this to you—
Oh, cling to the Bible, my boy!

Refrain:
Then cling to the Bible, my boy;
Oh, cling to the Bible, my boy;
While living or dying, all else letting go—
Oh, cling to the Bible, my boy.

2 You may meet with misfortunes and sorrows and tears,
You may battle with sin and with Satan for years;
Be a Christian, press on! do not have any fears,
But cling to the Bible, my boy! [Refrain]

3 Put your faith in our Father and you will be strong;
Keep your eye on the cross and you’ll never go wrong;
Sing the sweet song of praise as you journey along,
And cling to the Bible, my boy! [Refrain]

4 Every time that you read it you’ll learn something new
Of Jesus who died on the cross to save you;
To the Lord, to yourself, and to heaven be true,
And cling to the Bible, my boy! [Refrain]

5 ‘Tis the anchor of hope, and the lamp that gives light,
‘Tis the star that will shin e through your life’s darkest night;
If you follow its guidance you’ll always be right—
Oh, cling to the Bible, my boy! [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #67

Author: Will S. Hays

Born: July 19, 1837, Louisville, Kentucky. Died: July 23, 1907, Louisville, Kentucky. Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. H Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As your journey through life to the grave you pursue
Title: Cling to the Bible, my boy
Author: Will S. Hays
Refrain First Line: Then cling to the Bible my boy
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Cyber Hymnal #9271
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