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311. Precious Bible, what a treasure

Precious Bible, what a treasure,
Does the word of God afford!
All I want for life or pleasure,
Food or medicine, shield or sword.
Let the world account me poor,
Having this, I want no more.

Food to which the world's a stranger,
Here my hungry soul enjoys;
Of excess there is no danger,
Though it fills, it never cloys.
On a dying Christ I feed,
He is meat and drink indeed.

Text Information
First Line: Precious Bible, what a treasure
Title: Precious Bible, what a treasure
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7

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