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The Bible satisfies

O how I love God's holy word

Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Tune: [O how I love God's holy word]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O how I love God’s holy word!
Its truths my life control;
Its messages my breast have stirred,
It satisfies my soul.

It satisfies, it satisfies!
Its precepts make me whole!
My highest prize, O it satisfies,
It satisfies my soul.

2 I read the history so grand
Of how this world was made;
How God with His creating hand
His wondrous pow’r displayed. [Refrain]

3 I find the story sweet and true,
Of Christ who left His throne
To give His life for me and you—
To claim us for His own. [Refrain]

4 O priceless book! O precious page!
O message from above!
A guiding hand thro’ every age;
My first, my highest love. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #73

Author: Victor M. Hastfield

Born: February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana. Died: December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses. Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs. Victor married Estella E. King in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how I love God's holy word
Title: The Bible satisfies
Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Refrain First Line: It satisfies



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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #73

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #73

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