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Beautiful Bible

Beautiful Bible, herald of mercy

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beautiful Bible, herald of mercy!
Beautiful bible, message of love!
Pointing the way to the heavenly city,
Guiding our steps to the kingdom above.

Beautiful Bible! wonderful Bible!
Word of the loving Father above;
Radiant with light as the sun in the heavens,
Sweet with the story of Christ and His love.

2 Beautiful Bible! rich are thy treasures,
Bright are thy pearls of wisdom and truth;
Strength of our hearts mid earth’s trials and conflicts,
Comfort of age and the guard of our youth. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful Bible! lighting the pathway,
Leading from earth to Heaven above;
Lamp of our feet to illumine the darkness,
Till we shall enter God’s kingdom of love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8215

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful Bible, herald of mercy
Title: Beautiful Bible
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful Bible! wonderful Bible
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8215
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8215

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