God's Book

God's book, a deathless song of love

Author: James Rowe
Tune: ["God's Book:"—a deathless song of love]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “God’s Book;”—a deathless song of love
Thru all the ages sung;
A picture of the Heart above,
Beloved by old and young.

O blessed book of grace divine,
So precious to my soul,
My mother’s guide, thou shalt be mine,
Till I have reached the goal.

2 “God’s Book;”—the soul’s most precious food,
A counselor sublime;
A rock that hath unshaken stood
Thru all the blasts of time. [Refrain]

3 “God’s Book;”—the sunshine of the soul,
When tempests hide the sky;
A pilot true, when billows roll,
And dang’rous rocks are nigh. [Refrain]

4 “God’s Book;”—a chart that leads aright,
That marks the pilgrim way,
Thru labyrinths of starless night,
To everlasting day. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #150

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God's book, a deathless song of love
Title: God's Book
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: O blessed book of grace
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs for Men #50

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Songs of Grace and Glory #150

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d87

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