The book of the ages

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1. The Book of the ages, the oldest, the new;
We love thee, thy precepts, thy sayings so true;
Sweet light and assurance thy radiance leave,
And comfort in sorrow to those who believe.

2. Our fathers did love thee, thou blest sacred Book;
Thy words were their counsel, of thee they partook.
In seasons of anguish, 'mid fagot and flame
Thy promise sustained them, and honored thy name.

3. Dear Bible, thy pages our God doth reveal,
Thy wonderful gospel hath power to heal;
We read on thy pages of God's love to man,
Salvation provided through Jesus' dear name.

4. And now, blessed Bible, our lamp thou shalt be,
To guide us all safely o'er life's rugged sea;
And when to the haven of rest we shall come,
We'll sing of thy worth with the ransomed at home.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #111

Author: A. H. Ericsson

Ericcson, August Hjalmar. (Vesträs, Sweden, June 2, 1873--November 9, 1936, Littleton, New Hampshire). He came to the United States as a young sailor in 1891. He worked at various jobs in southern Maine until his conversion in 1898. He studied his Bible while driving a bakery wagon, and began preaching in one-room schools around Biddeford and Kennebunk, Maine. On October 4, 1899, he married Lydia May West by whom he had three children. On the day following his wedding, he was ordained in Westbrook, Maine, as an Advent Christian minister. He held pastorates in that denomination at Oxford, Maine, 1899-1902; Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, 1901-1908; Whitman, Massachusetts, 1908-1915; Littleton, New Hampshire, 1915 until his death, also preaching on S… Go to person page >

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First Line: The book of the ages
Author: A. H. Ericsson
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