Scripture Verse

I rejoice at Thy Word, as one that findeth great spoil.@Psalm 119:162

Introduction

Words: Fro­nia Smith, in Gems and Jew­els, by J. H. Fill­more & J. H. Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1890), num­ber 12.

Music: Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Frederick A. Fillmore
(1856–1925)

Lyrics

Blessèd Bible! precious treasure!
Will of Him who reigns above,
Source of blessings without measure,
Telling of a Savior’s love.

Refrain

I will treasure thee,
Fondly treasure thee,
Blessèd Word of Life,
I’ll treasure thee;
I will treasure thee;
Fondly treasure thee;
Blessèd Word of Life,
I’ll treasure thee.

When assailed by doubt or sorrow,
’Tis this Book alone can give
Hope and courage for the morrow,
And all doubt and fear remove.

Refrain

Blessèd Bible! much I love thee!
Naught so dear has e’er been giv’n.
I will ponder well and heed thee,
Pointing out the way to Heav’n.

Refrain