Scripture Verse

O how love I Thy law! Psalm 119:97


Laura B. Hunter (1860–1942)

Words: Lau­ra B. Hunt­er, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 35.

Music: John F. No­ah (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


There is a book, a book more blest,
Than all the books by earth pos­sessed;
Its truth and pre­cepts e’er abide,
It is the Chris­tian’s on­ly guide.


O Book of life! O Book di­vine!
How bright­ly thy dear pag­es shine!
Thou point­est out the heav’n­ly way
That leads to God’s eter­nal day.

That pre­cious Book my mo­ther read,
Accepting ev­ery word it said;
And thru it she has reached the land,
Where saints abide at God’s right hand.


’Twas fa­ther’s com­pass and his chart,
He stored its teach­ings in his heart;
And when he came to death’s dark vale,
It was the light which did not fail.


This Book shall be my com­fort, too,
Till life’s brief jour­ney here is thru;
And then, up there, I will ac­cord
My praise to God for His dear Word.