I Love That Holy Scripture

I love that Holy Scripture

Author: Helen Taylor
Tune: AULE
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love that Holy Scripture,
Where I am truly told
About the heav’nly city,
With walls of precious gold.

2 About the shining river
That goeth through the street—
The boughs of life above it,
With fruit and blossoms sweet.

3 This world is sometimes happy,
With pleasant things I love;
But it must be far, far better
To dwell in Heav’n above.

4 Not that the walls are golden,
The gates are always bright;
Not that the river poureth
Through every street its light.

5 Not that a pleasant music
From golden harps is stirred,
And every sound is sweeter,
Than ear hath ever heard.

6 But there shall never enter
The dark, rude thoughts of sin,
That here are always watching
To come the heart within.

7 And there we shall not find it
So very hard to be
Gentle and true and patient,
For we the Lord shall see.

8 And so we shall grow like Him,
All holy things to love;
O! it must be far, far better
To dwell in Heav’n above!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8476

Author: Helen Taylor

Taylor, Helen, daughter of Martin Taylor, was the author of The Child's Book of Homilies, N.D.; Sabbath Bells, A Series of Simple Lays for Christian Children, N.D.; and Missionary Hymns: for the Use of Children, 1846. From her Sabbath Bells, "I love that holy Scripture" (Concerning Heaven) is taken. The following are all from her Missionary Hymns, 1846:-- 1. A feather'd seed that lifted is. Value of Little Things. 2. And shall we dwell together? Concerning Heaven. 3. Father, the little offering take. Offertory. 4. There is a happy land on high. Concerning Heaven. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love that Holy Scripture
Title: I Love That Holy Scripture
Author: Helen Taylor
Source: The School Hymnal by William Rawson Stevenson (London: E. Marlborough, 1880)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8476
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The Cyber Hymnal #8476

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