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Cling to the Bible

Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken

Author: M. J. Smith
Tune: [Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken]
Published in 20 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken;
Lose not its precepts, so precious and pure;
Souls that are sleeping its tidings awaken;
Life from the dead in its promises sure.

Cling to the Bible!
Cling to the Bible!
Cling to the Bible—
Our Lamp and our Guide!

2. Cling to the Bible! This jewel and treasure
Brings life eternal, and saves fallen man;
Surely its value no mortal can measure:
Seek for its blessing, O soul, while you can! [Refrain]

3. Lamp for the feet that in byways have wandered,
Guide for the youth that would otherwise fall;
Hope for the sinner whose life has been squandered,
Staff for the agèd, and best book of all. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #902

Author: M. J. Smith

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Text Information

First Line: Cling to the Bible, though all else be taken
Title: Cling to the Bible
Author: M. J. Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Cling to the Bible!
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #902
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #233


The Cyber Hymnal #902

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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