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Blessed Book

There’s a blessed Book, and if sinners look

Author: Adah T. Henderson
Tune: [There's a blessed Book, and if sinners look]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a blessèd Book, and if sinners look
They will find the way to glory;
While its pages rare young and old may share,
’Tis a wondrous old, old story.

’Tis the living way to the realms of day,
Is this wondrous old, old story;
For it it is the guide
To the Christ who died,
’Tis a wondrous old, old story.

2 There’s a blessèd Book, and if Christians look,
They will find the path of duty;
’Tis the only guide to the portals wide
Of the realms of heav’nly beauty. [Refrain]

3 To the blessèd Book we will ever look,
’Tis the Holy Spirit calling,
From the way of sin it will sweetly win,
And it keeps the saint from falling. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11953

Author: Adah T. Henderson

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Text Information

First Line: There’s a blessed Book, and if sinners look
Title: Blessed Book
Author: Adah T. Henderson
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: ’Tis the living way to the realms of day
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11953
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11953

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