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The Book

There is a Book, a book more blest

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Tune: [There is a Book, a book more blest]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a book, a book more blest,
Than all the books by earth possessed;
Its truth and precepts e’er abide,
It is the Christian’s only guide.

O Book of life! O Book divine!
How brightly thy dear pages shine!
Thou pointest out the heav’nly way
That leads to God’s eternal day.

2 That precious Book my mother read,
Accepting every word it said;
And thru it she has reached the land,
Where saints abide at God’s right hand. [Refrain]

3 ’Twas father’s compass and his chart,
He stored its teachings in his heart;
And when he came to death’s dark vale,
It was the light which did not fail. [Refrain]

4 This Book shall be my comfort, too,
Till life’s brief journey here is thru;
And then, up there, I will accord
My praise to God for His dear Word. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8462

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a Book, a book more blest
Title: The Book
Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Book of life!
Publication Date: 1923
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8462
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8462

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