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Precious Bible

Representative Text

1 O precious Bible! burning words from heaven,
We’ll ever cherish thee in our heart;
Sweet is the counsel by thy pages given:
On life’s dark ocean, our only chart.

Blessed Bible! Blessed Bible!
Joyful tidings from our home;
Thou art the rock of everlasting ages;
Hope of eternal bliss at heaven’s throne.

2 O precious volume! only in thy pages
We read the duty of all our race;
Only thy sunbeams, shining through the ages,
Reveal the wonders of saving grace. [Refrain]

3 This book of heaven shall endure forever;
And from its wisdom we’ll never turn;
Weighed in its balance, all the creeds that sever
Are only stubble, ere long to burn. [Refrain]

4 Dear book of mercy, on thy sure foundation
We build a dwelling-place for our soul;
Hearing and doing all thy revelation,
It stands unshaken, though billows roll. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Daniel S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O precious Bible! burning words from heaven
Title: Precious Bible
Author: Daniel S. Warner (1893)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed Bible



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #299

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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