The Blessed Bible

O the blessed Bible, what a treasure

Author: John S. Norris
Tune: [O the blessed bible, what a treasure!]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full 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

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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

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Instances

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Gospel Herald in Song #45TextAudioPage Scan
Inspirational Songs for Sunday School, Social Worship, Missionary and Evangelistic Work #d178
Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #45Page Scan
Sunshine No. 2: songs for the Sunday school #45Page Scan
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