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]
Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #275