This Is Jesus' Precious Bible

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1. This is Jesus’ precious Bible,
This the gift of God’s right hand;
Teaching how to die triumphant,
How to live His pure command;
This reveals the loss we suffered
When in Eden sin enticed;
And it shows the way to glory
If we follow Jesus Christ.

2. Precious Bible! in my bosom
Thy dear words a home shall find.
Countless blessings are, with beauty,
In Thy promises assigned;
My poor heart once roamed a desert,
Vast and dry, of withered sod,
Till Thy guidance brought me through it
To the living stream of God.

3. I will hide Thy words within me
Deep, where time cannot delete;
Thou art light upon my pathway,
And a lamp unto my feet;
Friend Thou art on life’s long journey
Biding through my hours of care,
And through Heaven’s eternal ages—
Thou my treasure ever there.

Author (vs. 1): Mynyddog

Richard Davies [Mynyddog] Born: Jan­u­a­ry 10, 1833, Dol Lydan, Llanbrynmair, Mon­mouth, Wales. Died: Ju­ly 14, 1877, at his home Bron-y-gan, Cemaes, Mon­mouth, Wales. Buried: Old Cha­pel grave­yard. Davies’s fa­ther was Dan­iel Da­vies, dea­con and pre­cent­or in the Old Cha­pel. He took his bard­ic name Mynyddog from Newydd Fyn­yddog, a hill near his home. He con­duct­ed eis­teddfod in both Eng­land and Wales, and vis­it­ed Amer­i­ca in 1876. His works in­clude: Caneuon Mynyddog, 1866 Yr Ail Gynnig, 1870 Y Trydydd Cynnig, 1877 Pedwerydd Llyfr Mynyddog, 1882 --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Author (vs. 2 & 3): Thomas Lev

LEVI,THOMAS (1825-1916), Calvinistic Methodist minister, editor of Trysorfa y Plant, and author; born 12 Oct. 1825 at Penrhos near Ystradgynlais, son of John and Prudence Levi. He received his early education at a school kept by an old soldier at Ystradgynlais, and later, while still a boy, worked at Ynyscedwyn iron works. About 1846 he began to preach at Cwmgïedd chapel, Ystradgynlais. He was minister of Capel yr Ynys, Ystradgynlais, about 1855-60, of Philadelphia, Morriston, 1860-76, and of Tabernacle, Aberystwyth, 1876-1901. He married (1), Elizabeth Daniel of Cwmgïedd (d. 1871), and (2), 1873, Margaret, youngest daughter of Hugh and Catherine Jones of Coedmadoc, Tal-y-sarn, Caerns. He began his literary labours in 1853 and wrote thirt… Go to person page >

Translator (from Welsh): D. H.

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First Line: This is Jesus' precious Bible
Title: This Is Jesus' Precious Bible
Welsh Title: Dyma feibil annwyl Iesu
Author (vs. 1): Mynyddog
Author (vs. 2 & 3): Thomas Lev
Translator (from Welsh): D. H.
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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