Scripture Verse

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


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).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Smith (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Frederick A. Fillmore (1856–1925)


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


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.


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.