The Book of Books

Blessed Bible, book divine

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [Blessed Bible, book divine]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blessed Bible, book divine!
What glory gilds thy page!
Out of darkness thou dost shine,
A light to every age!

Chorus:
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

Author: Asa Hull

Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed Bible, book divine
Title: The Book of Books
Author: Asa Hull
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Praise Book. #275

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Jewels of Praise #7

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The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #97

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