The Blessed Bible

O the blessed Bible, what a treasure

Author: John S. Norris
Tune: [O the blessed bible, what a treasure!]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O the blessed bible, what a treasure!
Richer far than all beside;
Full of promises and wisest precepts,
It shall be our staff and guide.

Refrain:
Precious, holy bible, how we love it!
Sent from heaven by love divine;
‘Tis a lamp that shines upon life’s pathway,
May it evermore be mine.

2 O the blessed bible, what a comfort
When we’re overwhelm’d with grief;
Tho’ the heart may break and tears are falling,
If affords us sweet relief. [Refrain]

3 O the blessed bible, what a weapon!
Sin may tempt, but all in vain;
All our foes it certainly will vanquish,
If we trust in Jesus’ name. [Refrain]

4 O the blessed bible, ‘tis the manna
That sustains us by the way,
While as pilgrims onward we are pressing
To the land of perfect day. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #45

Author: John S. Norris

Rv John Samuel Norris United Kingdom/USA 1844-1907. Born at West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, he emigrated to the US when young and attended school in Canada. He was ordained a Methodist minister in Oshawa, ON, in 1868. Over the next decade he pastored at churches in Canada, NY, and WI. He switched to the Congregationalist denomination in 1878, serving churches in Mondovi, Shullsburg, and Hixton, WI, and Grand Rapids, MI. From 1882 -1901 he held pastorates at Ames, Webster City, Parkersburg, Peterson, and Tripoli, IA.. He died in Chicago, IL. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the blessed Bible, what a treasure
Title: The Blessed Bible
Author: John S. Norris
Refrain First Line: Precious, holy Bible
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Gospel Herald in Song #45

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #83

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #150

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Light and Life Songs #45

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Sunshine No. 2 #45

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