Blessed Bible

Blessed Bible, how I love it

Author: Phoebe Palmer
Published in 81 hymnals

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1 Blessed Bible! how I love it!
How it doth my bosom cheer!
What on earth like this to covet?
Oh, what stores of wealth are here!
Man was lost, and doomed to sorrow,
Not one ray of light or bliss
Could he from earth's treasures borrow,
Till his way was cheered by this.
Blessed Bible!
Blessed Bible!
How thou dost my spirit cheer!

2 Yes, I'll to my bosom press thee;
Precious word, I'll hide thee here;
Sure my very heart will bless thee,
For thou ever sayest, Good cheer!
Speak poor heart, and tell thy ponderings,
Tell how far thy rovings led,
When this book brought back thy wanderings,
Speaking life as from the dead.
Blessed Bible!
Blessed Bible!
How thou dost my spirit cheer!

3 Yes, sweet Bible! I will hide thee
Deep--yes, deeper in this heart;
Thou through all my life wilt guide me,
And in death we will not part.
Part in death? no, never! never!
Through death's vale I'll lean on thee;
Then in worlds above, forever,
Sweeter still thy truths shall be.
Blessed Bible!
Blessed Bible!
How thou dost my spirit cheer!


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #16

Author: Phoebe Palmer

Palmer, Phoebe, an American Methodist, b. 1807, and d. in 1874, wrote "Blessed Bible! how I love thee" (Holy Scriptures), and “O! when shall I sweep through the gates" (Heaven Anticipated). The latter is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed Bible, how I love it
Title: Blessed Bible
Author: Phoebe Palmer
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #545
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The Cyber Hymnal #552
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