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The Christian's Guide

Holy Bible, how I love it!

Author: Maggie W. Stratton
Tune: [Holy Bible, how I love it!]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Holy Bible, how I love it!
How it doth my bosom cheer,
When through trials and temptations
It has always been so near!
It will surely guide my footsteps
In the strait and narrow way,
If in trust I read its contents,
If I always watch and pray.

Refrain:
Holy Bible, how I love thee!
Safest guide through this dark world;
Holy Bible, how I love thee!
See its banner now unfurled.

2 As I walk this narrow pathway
That will lead to endless rest,
In the arms of my Redeemer,
With my head upon His breast,
I cannot enough be thankful
For the love He showed to me,
When He bore my sins of crimson
In His body on the tree. [Refrain]

3 From the state of condemnation,
Pride, and all formality,
And from selfish exaltation,
Through Christ’s word and blood I’m free;
Blessed Bible! what a comfort!
Its dear pages shine so bright;
’Tis the way from earth to heaven—
I am walking in its light. [Refrain]

4 When old earth shall cease to travel,
And when time shall be no more,
With our loved ones we will gather
Over on the other shore,
Where all sorrow will be over,
Where all tears are wiped away,
Where with angel voices blending
We shall sing in endless day. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Maggie W. Stratton

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Text Information

First Line: Holy Bible, how I love it!
Title: The Christian's Guide
Author: Maggie W. Stratton
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Timeless Truths #732

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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