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Sweeter Day by Day

I own a priceless treasure, 'tis precious to my heart

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [I own a priceless treasure, 'tis precious to my heart]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I own a priceless treasure, ’tis precious to my heart,
In time of joy or sorrow, a message ’twill impart:
A glory gilds its pages, and shines upon the way,
The dear old Book grows sweeter day by day!

Refrain:
’Tis precious to my heart, and a blessing ’twill impart,
It teaches me of Him who leads the way;
And I love it more and more, as I read its pages o’er,
For the dear old Book grows sweeter day by day!

2 It tells me of a Savior whose love is all divine,
The gift of free salvation, and joys which may be mine;
And all His words of promise, which cheer me on the way,
The dear old Book grows sweeter day by day! [Refrain]

3 Its words of holy counsel are like a guiding light,
To turn my feet from evil and point me to the right;
’Twill bless me on my journey along the upward way,
The dear old Book grows sweeter day by day! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10571

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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: I own a priceless treasure, 'tis precious to my heart
Title: Sweeter Day by Day
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: Tis precious to my heart, and a blessing 'twill impart
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10571
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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