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Holy Bible

Holy Bible! book divine! Light and Life in every line

Author: Rev. J. B. Atchinson
Tune: [Holy Bible, book divine] (Armstrong)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Holy Bible! book divine,
Light and life in ev’ry line;
Light for all who Christ receive,
Life for all who will believe.

Holy Bible! blessed book!
Now by faith to thee I look;
Open thou my eyes, O Lord,
To the wonders of thy word.

2 Holy Bible! book of truth!
Only guide for age and youth;
All who search are sure to find,
Rest of soul and peace of mind. [Refrain]

3 Holy Bible! book of God!
For mankind the only code;
All its laws we must obey,
Heed its precepts day by day. [Refrain]

4 Holy Bible! spirit’s sword!
Story of our blessed Lord;
Chart to guide me to the skies,
Where awaits the glory prize. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #131

Author: Rev. J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Bible! book divine! Light and Life in every line
Title: Holy Bible
Author: Rev. J. B. Atchinson
Refrain First Line: Holy Bible! blessed book!
Publication Date: 1889
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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The Helper in Sacred Song #131

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