The Holy Bible

O thou sacred book, may thy light divine

Author: Adaline Hohf Beery
Tune: [O thou sacred Book—may thy light divine]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O thou sacred Book—may thy light divine
With its healing balm ’round the wide world shine!
May thy words of truth and thy tender grace
Be our comfort in every place.

Refrain:
Word of God! Word of life!
As a rock thy truth shall stand;
Thro’ the storm and calm
Thou wilt keep us true,
And will lead us to God’s right hand.

2 ’Tis the herald of our salvation dear,
For it bringeth God’s lovingkindness near;
In His grace we trust, in His love we live,
And our wand’rings He doth forgive. [Refrain]

3 May we ever all thy commandments keep,
Filling all our hearts like a fountain deep,
Flowing forth into everlasting peace,
Where the woes of the world shall cease. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11954

Author: Adaline Hohf Beery

Adaline H. Beery was born on De­cem­ber 20, 1859 in Han­o­ver, Penn­syl­van­ia. Ad­a­line’s fam­i­ly moved to Io­wa when she was 10 years old. She at­tend­ed Mount Mor­ris Col­lege Acad­e­my, Mount Mor­ris, Il­li­nois and for while taught in Io­wa pub­lic schools. Ad­a­line wrote hun­dreds of po­ems, ma­ny of which ap­peared in Breth­ren pe­ri­od­i­cals and in the 1897 Po­ems of a De­cade. She died on Feb­ru­ary 24, 1929, Kane, Il­li­nois. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O thou sacred book, may thy light divine
Title: The Holy Bible
Author: Adaline Hohf Beery
Refrain First Line: Word of God!
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11954
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11954

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