1 How precious is the Book Divine,
By inspiration giv'n!
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine
To guide our souls to heav'n.
2 It's light, descending from above
Our gloomy world to cheer,
Displays a Savior's boundless love
And brings His glories near.
3 It shows to man his wand'ring ways
And where his feet have trod,
And brings to view the matchless grace
Of a forgiving God.
4 O'er all the straight and narrow way
Its radiant beams are cast;
A light whose never weary ray
Grows brightest at the last.
5 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts
In this dark vale of tears.
Life, light, and joy it still imparts
And quells our rising fears.
6 This lamp through all the tedious night
Of life shall guide our way
Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.
|First Line:||How precious is the Book Divine|
|Title:||How Precious Is the Book Divine|
|Author:||John Fawcett (1732)|
|Topic:||The Word: Law and Gospel|