902. Cling to the Bible

1. Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken;
Lose not its precepts, so precious and pure;
Souls that are sleeping its tidings awaken;
Life from the dead in its promises sure.

Cling to the Bible!
Cling to the Bible!
Cling to the Bible—
Our Lamp and our Guide!

2. Cling to the Bible! This jewel and treasure
Brings life eternal, and saves fallen man;
Surely its value no mortal can measure:
Seek for its blessing, O soul, while you can! [Refrain]

3. Lamp for the feet that in byways have wandered,
Guide for the youth that would otherwise fall;
Hope for the sinner whose life has been squandered,
Staff for the agèd, and best book of all. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken
Title: Cling to the Bible
Author: M. J. Smith (1887)
Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (Chicago, Illinois: The Biglow & Main Company, 1887
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Cling to the Bible!
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken]
Composer: James Ramsey Murray
Incipit: 11117 65635 42222
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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