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O changeless word of life and light

O changeless word of life and light

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [O changeless Word of life and light]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. O changeless Word of life and light,
A perfect rule to guide me,
I take thy counsels, trust thy truth,
And in my heart I hide thee.

Precious Bible, precious Bible,
Book by inspiration given;
Precious Bible, precious Bible,
Light to guide our souls to Heav’n!

2. Thou Book divine, thy pages shine
With Heav’n’s unfading glory;
Thou dost reveal to mortals here
The great redemption story. [Refrain]

3. Here law and love and wisdom stand
Revealed through bygone ages,
And children read a message sweet
Upon thy simple pages. [Refrain]

4. Untouched by time, or men’s assaults,
This Word remains unshaken,
And those who build upon this rock
Will never be forsaken. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4738

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: O changeless word of life and light
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Precious Bible


The Cyber Hymnal #4738
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