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Far More Precious Than Gold

The Bible our guide, far more precious than gold

Author: F. D. Barnes
Tune: [The Bible our guide, far more precious than gold]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. The Bible our guide, far more precious than gold,
The half of its glories have never been told;
Its wonderful words for the old and the young,
The grandest e'er spoken by poor mortal tongue.

Far more precious than gold,
Far more precious than gold,
The wonderful things revealed to us
Are far more precious than gold.

2. The Bible our counsel reveals precious truth,
Support for the aged, the guide of our youth;
A comfort by night, and a guide for the day,
And glorious things at the end of the way. [Chorus]

3. Exceeding great promises here we do see,
And they are most precious to you and to me;
The promise that he will be with us alway,
Then we shall be with him forever to stay. [Chorus]

4. The wonderful things in the Bible contained,
Most heart-stirring tidings man ever proclaimed;
The wonderful things of the Bible are true,
And this is the dearest, that Jesus loves you. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #33

Author: F. D. Barnes

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing. For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Bible our guide, far more precious than gold
Title: Far More Precious Than Gold
Author: F. D. Barnes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Far more precious than gold
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9169
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