I'll not give up the Bible

I'll not give up the Bible

Author: W. T. Giffe
Tune: [I'll not give up the Bible]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. I’ll not give up the Bible,
That precious book divine,
For glory gilds its pages,
And truth adorns each line.

Refrain
I’ll never give up that holy book,
I’ll never give up the Bible;
I’ll never give up that holy book,
That precious book divine.

2. Though foes may fight against me,
And enemies combine,
Its precepts still shall guide me,
As light from Heav’n they shine. [Refrain]

3. When fate’s wild storms o’ercloud me,
And loud the billows roar,
My chart shall be the Bible,
To guide to Heav’n’s bright shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2885

Author: W. T. Giffe

Born: June 28, 1848, Port­land, In­di­a­na. Died: Ju­ly 13, 1926, Se­at­tle, Wash­ing­ton. Buried: Mount Hope Cem­e­te­ry, Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na. Giffe grew up in Coll­ege Cor­ners, In­di­a­na (near Port­land), and served in the Army dur­ing the clos­ing days of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war. Af­ter the war, he at­tend­ed Li­ber Coll­ege, and stu­died law for two years. While in col­lege, he was a mem­ber of the col­lege glee club, and took les­sons in the col­lege sing­ing school. Lat­er, he stu­died with teach­ers such as J. W. Suff­ern, George Root, Lu­ther Em­er­son, Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer, and Hen­ry Perk­ins. Giffe had a fine bar­i­tone voice, and was in de­mand as a con­cert s… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'll not give up the Bible
Author: W. T. Giffe
Refrain First Line: I'll never give up the Bible

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