Love the Bible, blessèd book of heav’nly truth,
Words of beauty shining, love and duty twining;
Bear it daily in the tender heart of youth,
Every thought and word refining.
This is the power of God unto life,
Wisdom’s sacred precepts for the way;
Sword of Spirit, giving victory in the strife—
God’s own book, the blessèd Bible.
Know the Bible, read its pages o’er and o’er,
Gathering treasure surest, finding pleasure purest,
Of His power and mercy learning more and more—
Thus true wisdom thou securest.
Live the Bible, in the life its precepts show,
Humbly praying ever, work delaying never;
Thus in life and death thy trusting heart shall know
Peace, sweet peace, that none can sever.