1 Blessed Bible, book divine!
What glory gilds thy page!
Out of darkness thou dost shine,
A light to every age!
Book of inspiration,
Will of God made known;
Book of invitation,
Bidding all to come.
Book of books, and Chart of charts,
A light upon the way,
Guiding youth and hoary age
Up to the realms of day!
2 Blessed book! O holy word!
For our instruction giv’n!
Light and life its truths afford,
It tells of home and heav’n! [Chorus]
3 Blessed message from above,
Revealing mercy’s plan!
Telling of the Father’s love,
To lost, rebellious man! [Chorus]
4 Blessed tidings! bear them on
To earth’s remotest bound!
Bid the gloom of night be gone,
Repeat the joyful sound! [Chorus]
Born: January 18, 1828, Keene, New York.
As of 1895, Hull was a music publisher in New York City; his company was still operating as of 1910. His works include:
Vestry Chimes; a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to All Occasions of Social and Family Worship (Boston, Massachusetts: Degen, Estes, and Priest, circa 1864)
Sparkling Rubies, with Harry Sanders (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1871)
Grove Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1873)
Garlands of Praise (New York: Daniel Knowles, 1874)
The Golden Sheaf of Sunday-School Music, with Robert G. Staples (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1874)
Temperance Glee (Oliver Dit… Go to person page >