6583. Thanks for the Bible

1. Thanks for Thy Word, O blessèd Redeemer!
Open our eyes its beauty to see;
Grant us Thy grace to study it wisely,
Close every heart to all but Thee.

Thanks for the Bible, off’ring so freely
Pardon and peace to all who believe;
Help us, O Lord, its counsel to follow,
Meekly by faith its truth receive.

2. Thanks for Thy Word of precept and promise,
Lamp to our feet and light to our way,
Points us afar where pleasures immortal
Bloom in Thine own bright realm of day. [Refrain]

3. Blessèd are they who keep its commandments,
They shall abide for ever with Thee;
Close by the clear and beautiful river,
Sharing the fruits of life’s fair tree. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Thanks for Thy Word, O blessèd Redeemer
Title: Thanks for the Bible
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1902)
Refrain First Line: Thanks for the Bible, off'ring so freely
Language: English
Source: Young People's Songs of Praise, by Ira Sankey (Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main Company, 1902)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ira David Sankey
Incipit: 32343 21231 17651
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Without the refrain, the tune is known as AZARIAH

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