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Ask for the guide book, the Bible

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1 Ask for the Guide Book, the Bible from heav'n;
For our salvation the pages were giv'n;
If of a truth you are seeking the way,
Ask for the Guide Book, believer, and obey.

Chorus:
Ask for the Guide Book, search the blessed Guide Book;
Read it, heed it, on your upward way;
Ask for the Guide Book, search the blessed Guide Book;
Read your Bible every day.

2 Heed not the voices that bid you remain,
Heed not the false guides who seek only gain;
Ask for the Guide Book, its teachings are true,
Heeding it daily will carry you through. [Chorus]

3 Thousands are trav'ling in death's downward way;
Few walk the path that is narrow today:
One ends in darkness, and one ends in light,
One is the wrong way, and one is the right. [Chorus]

4 Though you may teach that the Saviour has died,
Claim to be just, and appear sanctified,
Still, if the law of the Lord you deny,
"Vain your profession," the Lord will reply [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1309

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ask for the guide book, the Bible
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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