I love the sacred book of God

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1 I love the sacred Book of God,
No other can its place supply;
It points me to the saints' above,
And bids me from destruction fly.

2 Sweet book! in thee my eyes discern
The image of my absent Lord;
From thy instructive page I learn
The joys His presence will afford.

3 But while I'm here thou shalt supply
His place, and tell me of His love;
I'll read with faith's discerning eye,
And thus partake of joys above.

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #320

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love the sacred book of God
Author: Thomas Kelly

Notes

I love the sacred book of God. T. Kelly. [Holy Scripture.] This hymn is in two forms, and both by Kelly. The first form was published in the first edition of his Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, 1804, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines; and the second in the Dublin ed., 1836, No. 39lines Both forms are in common use; the first in Windle, and the revised in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory 1872. Various collections in Great Britain and America, some in the original, and others in the revised form. These can be tested by Windle and Snepp.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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