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[From the Word of God light is shining brightly out]

Appears in 2 hymnals Tune Person: Lewis Edgar Jones Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 34531 31217 65123 Used With Text: The Old Book Stands

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The Old Book Stands

Author: John Henry Yates Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: From the Word of God light is shining brightly out Refrain First Line: The old Book stands! O yes, it stands! Lyrics: 1. From the Word of God light is shining brightly out O’er life’s ocean, tempest driv’n, Guiding past the rocks and the hidden shoals of doubt To the blissful port of Heav’n. Refrain The old Book stands! O yes, it stands! Firm as a rock ’mid shifting sands! Billows may run high, tempests sweep the sky; Firmly the old Book stands! 2. All its promises are more precious, far, than gold, Or than pearls from deepest sea; Whosoever will is the truth it doth unfold, Precious truth for you and me. [Refrain] 3. In this precious Book is the dear old story told, Of the Savior and His love; And with joy we read of the streets of purest gold, The Jerusalem above. [Refrain] 4. Precious Book of life, let us treasure each command, Heeding every precept giv’n, Till the strife is o’er and victorious we stand With the blood washed throng in Heav’n. [Refrain] Used With Tune: [From the Word of God light is shining brightly out]

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The Old Book Stands

Author: John Henry Yates Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #4708 First Line: From the Word of God light is shining brightly out Refrain First Line: The old Book stands! O yes, it stands! Lyrics: 1. From the Word of God light is shining brightly out O’er life’s ocean, tempest driv’n, Guiding past the rocks and the hidden shoals of doubt To the blissful port of Heav’n. Refrain The old Book stands! O yes, it stands! Firm as a rock ’mid shifting sands! Billows may run high, tempests sweep the sky; Firmly the old Book stands! 2. All its promises are more precious, far, than gold, Or than pearls from deepest sea; Whosoever will is the truth it doth unfold, Precious truth for you and me. [Refrain] 3. In this precious Book is the dear old story told, Of the Savior and His love; And with joy we read of the streets of purest gold, The Jerusalem above. [Refrain] 4. Precious Book of life, let us treasure each command, Heeding every precept giv’n, Till the strife is o’er and victorious we stand With the blood washed throng in Heav’n. [Refrain] Languages: English Tune Title: [From the Word of God light is shining brightly out]
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The Old Book Stands

Author: John H. Yates Hymnal: Pentecostal Hymns No. 2 #65 (1898) First Line: From the Word of God light is shining brightly out Refrain First Line: The old Book stands! O yes, it stands! Languages: English Tune Title: [From the Word of God light is shining brightly out]

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Lewis E. Jones

1865 - 1936 Person Name: Lewis Edgar Jones Composer of "[From the Word of God light is shining brightly out]" in The Cyber Hymnal Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry

John Henry Yates

1837 - 1900 Author of "The Old Book Stands" in The Cyber Hymnal Rev. John H. Yates, was born in Batavia, N. Y., November 31, 1837. He was educated at the Batavia Union School, but at the age of eighteen was forced to engage in business as a clerk to help maintain his aged parents. For several years he was with his brother, Thomas Yates, in the shoe business; afterwards, for seven years, salesman in G. B. Worthington's hardware store. In 1871 he took charge of the fancy goods department in E. L. & G. D. Kenyon's double store and remained there fifteen years. In 1886 he was called to be local editor of the Progressive Batavian, and filled the position nearly ten years. When twenty-one years of age Mr. Yates was licensed to preach in the Methodist church, but was not ordained until 1897. For nearly seven years now he has been pastor of the Free Will Baptist church at West Bethany. At about the age of twenty, Mr. Yates began writing poetry at the solicitation of his mother, and very soon his ballads and hymns were printed and sung all over the land. In 1891, Ira D. Sankey, the famous singer, engaged Mr. Yates to write gospel hymns for him, solely; he was led to do this because of the wonderful success of Mr. Yates's old man ballad, the "Model Church," which has been sung all over the world. After the contract with Mr. Sankey. the following hymns soon appeared from the pen of Mr. Yates: "Harbor Bell," "Faith is the Victory," "Beautiful Hills," "Our Name's in Heaven," and about twenty others. In December, 1897, Mr. Yates issued a volume of ballads and poems, a book of 117 poems and 226 pages, which are now nearly all sold. On the occasion of the dedication of the old land office in 1894, Mr. Yates wrote the dedicatory poem, "Our Ancient Landmark," a production of unusual merit. From Our County and it's people: descriptive work on Genesee County, New York, edited by: F. W. Beers (J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890)