1 The Bible is justly esteemed
The glory supreme of the land,
Which shows how a sinner's redeemed,
And brought to Jehovah's right hand.
With pleasure we freely confess
The Bible all books does outshine,
But Jesus his person and grace,
Affords it that luster divine.
2 In every prophetical book
Where God his decrees hath unsealed,
With joy we behold as we look,
The wonderful Savior revealed:
His glories project to the eye,
And prove it was not his design,
Those glories concealed should lie,
But there in full majesty shine.
3 The first gracious promise to man,
A blessed prediction appears,
His work is the soul of the plan,
And gives it the glory it wears.
How cheering the truth must have been
That Jesus the promised seed,
Should triumph o'er Satan and sin,
And hell in captivity lead!
4 The ancient levitical law
Was prophecy after its kind,
In types there the faithful foresaw
The Savior that ransomed mankind.
The altar, the lamb, and the priest,
The blood that was sprinkled of old,
Had life, when the people could taste
The blessing those shadows foretold.
5 Review the prophetical song,
Which shines in prediction's rich train,
The sweetness to Jesus belongs,
And point out his sufferings and reign:
Sure David his harp never strung
With more of true sacred delight,
than when of the Savior he sung,
And he was revealed to his sight.
6 May Jesus more precious become--
His word be a lamp to our feet,
While we in the wilderness roam,
'Till brought in his presence to meet!
Then, then will we gaze on thy face,
Our prophet, our priest, and our king;
Recount all thy wonders of grace,
Thy praises eternally sing.
A New Selection of Hymns, 1812
|First Line:||The Bible is justly esteemed|
|Source:||"K" in Rippon's A Selection of Hymns, 1787|
|Place of Origin:||London, England|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
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|A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #17||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1819|
|A Collection of Sacred Hymns #d58||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1838|
|A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Christ of the Latter-Day Saints #d71||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1839|
|A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #33||The Bible is justly esteemed||Eights||Revelation 19:10||1812|
|A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #144||The Bible is justly esteem'd||1808|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d195||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1826|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #S.XVLII||The Bible is justly esteem'd||K-----||1809|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #S.XLVII||The Bible is justly esteem'd||K-----||1817|
|A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #205||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1826|
|A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d573||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1816|
|Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d838||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1856|
|Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d361||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1817|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #8||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XI||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1792|
|Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCV||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1792|
|The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #133||The Bible is justly esteem'd||1804|
|The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CXVIII||The Bible is justly esteemed||Locke||1823|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #923||The Bible is justly esteem'd||K-----||1835|