We'll Not Give Up the Bible

We'll not give up the Bible

Author: Anonymous
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We'll not give up the Bible,
God's holy book of truth;
The blessed staff of hoary age,
The guide of early youth.

Refrain:
O, my Bible!
Sweet book of Jesus' love,
The light that shines upon the path
That leads us home to God.

2 We'll not give up the Bible,
For pleasure or for pain;
We'll buy the truth, and sell it not,
For all that we might gain. [Refrain]

3 We'll not give up the Bible,
But spread it far and wide;
Until its saving truth be heard
Beyond the rolling tide. [Refrain]

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #75

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: We'll not give up the Bible
Title: We'll Not Give Up the Bible
Author: Anonymous
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll not give up the Bible
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a130

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa130

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #3

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S34

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Linden Harp #75

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Songs of Praise and Delight #190

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #130

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #962

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The Little Sower for Sabbath Schools #41

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #155

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