Who Would not Love the Bible

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1 Who would not love the Bible,
So beautiful and wise?
Its teachings charm the simple,
And point us to the skies.
Its stories all so mighty,
Of men so brave to see;
The beautiful, dear Bible,
It shall our teacher be.

2 But most we love the Bible,
For there we children learn
How Christ for us became a child,
Our hearts to Him to turn;
And how He bowed to sorrow,
That we His face might see,
The Bible, O the Bible,
It shall our teacher be.

3 Then we will hold the Bible,
The glorious book of God;
We’ll ne’er forsake the Bible
Thru all life’s future road;
The watchword in life’s battle,
The chart on life’s dark sea,—
The beautiful, dear Bible,
It shall our teacher be.

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #52

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

Hood, Edwin Paxton, was born in Half-moon Street, London, Oct. 24, 1820. He was self-educated. In 1852 he became the Independent Minister at Nibley, Gloucestershire, where lie remained until 1857, when he removed to Offord Road, London. He held several charges (Brighton, Manchester, &c), the last being Falcon Square, London. He died in Paris, June 12, 1885. Mr. Hood was a striking and suggestive preacher, and one of the most voluminous writers of the age. His published works, including The Age and its Architects, 1862; Exposition of Swedenborg, 1854; Lamps of the Temple, 1856; Thomas Carlyle, 1875; Oliver Cromwell, 1882, &c, are too numerous to give in detail. He also edited (and was the chief contributor to) The Eclectic Review for 8 year… Go to person page >

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First Line: Who would not love the Bible
Title: Who Would not Love the Bible
Author: Edwin Paxton Hood
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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