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My Precious Bible

Like a star of the morning in its beauty

Author: Henry B. Hartzler
Tune: [Like a star of the morning in its beauty]
Published in 23 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like a star of the morning in its beauty,
Like a sun is the Bible to my soul,
Shining clear on the way of love and duty,
As I hasten on my journey to the goal.

Refrain:
Holy Bible! my precious Bible!
Gift of God, and lamp of life,
My beautiful Bible!
I will cling to the dear old holy Bible,
As I hasten to the city of the King.

2 Tis a light in the wilderness of sorrow,
And a lamp on the weary pilgrim way;
And it guides to the bright, eternal morrow,
Shining more and more unto the perfect day. [Refrain]

3 ’Tis the voice of a friend forever near me,
In the toil and the battle here below;
In the gloom of the valley it will cheer me,
Till the glory of His kingdom I shall know. [Refrain]

4 It shall stand in its beauty and its glory,
When the earth and the heavens pass away,
Ever telling the blessèd, wondrous story
Of the loving Lamb, the only Living Way. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10994

Author: Henry B. Hartzler

Hartzler, Henry Burns. (York County, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1840--1920). Evangelical. Licensed 1869, pastor Trinity Church, York Penn., in 1873-1874; editor of The Messenger in 1870s and 1880s; taught Bible in Mt. Hermon school, Northfield, Massachusetts. Was associated with D.L. Moody. Went with the United Evangelical CHurch in the schism, was editor of its Evangel 1894-1902. Editor of and hymn-contributor to Evangelischer Gesangbuch and Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church. Bishop of that denomination 1902-1910. Most famous hymn was "Go and seek the lost and dying." --Ellen Jane Lorenz, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like a star of the morning in its beauty
Title: My Precious Bible
Author: Henry B. Hartzler
Refrain First Line: Holy Bible, my precious Bible
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10994
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church #503

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10994

Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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