I Believe the Bible

I believe the Bible, blessed book divine

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I believe the Bible, blessed book divine]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I believe the Bible, blessed book divine,
Holy inspiration from its pages shine;
Guide unto my footsteps, light upon my way,
Pointing to the homeland of eternal day.

I believe the Bible, blessed book divine,
Holy inspiration from its pages shine;
Word of God eternal,
Bread of life so free,
I believe the Bible, ‘tis the book for me.

2 I believe the Bible, blessed living word,
Telling us the story, sweetest ever heard
Of the love of Jesus, who His life-blood gave,
That the sinful world He might redeem and save. [Refrain]

3 I believe the Bible, it has stood the test
Of the passing ages—on it I will rest;
Heave’n and earth will vanish, they shall pass away,
But the blessed word of God abides for aye. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #6

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: I believe the Bible, blessed book divine
Title: I Believe the Bible
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain


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Progressive Sunday School Songs #6

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