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God's holy book

What light is this whose constant ray

Author: Martha Mills Newton
Tune: [What light is this whose constant ray]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. What light is this whose constant ray
Reveals to trav’lers lost the way
To mansions of eternal day?
God’s holy book, the Bible.

Refrain
I love the Bible, I love the Bible,
A light to shine upon my path,
I love, I love the Bible.

2. What faithful chart on life’s rough sea,
What compass true where’er we be,
What anchor for eternity?
God’s holy book, the Bible. [Refrain]

3. What sword enables us to fight
Against sin’s pow’rs and Satan’s might?
Gives victory for God and right?
God’s holy book, the Bible. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1888

Author: Martha Mills Newton

Born: March 2, 1861, Oxford, North Carolina. Died: April 11, 1947, South Fork, North Carolina. Buried: Rich Fork Baptist Church, Thomasville, North Carolina. Daughter of John Haymes Mills and Elizabeth Ann Arlington Williams Mills, Martha married Jefferson Davis Newton in 1889. She was a poet and an accomplished pianoforte player, and wrote over 50 hymns. She once heard one of her hymns sung by a 3,000 voice choir (likely on the radio) before she even knew it had been published. She never received more than $5 for a hymn, and payment was more often only $2. She taught music in the Rich Fork Community (Pilot area) of North Carolina, and lived for 30 years in Thomasville on land where the New Community General Hospital was eventually bui… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What light is this whose constant ray
Title: God's holy book
Author: Martha Mills Newton
Refrain First Line: I love the Bible

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The Cyber Hymnal #1888
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