Where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?…It cannot be gotten for gold.@Job 28:12-15

Franklin D. Barnes, in Carols of Hope, edited by Clarence M. Seamans, Frederick S. Stanton & Francis A. Blackmer (Boston, Massachusetts: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1906), number 33 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The Bible our guide, far more precious than gold,
The half of its glories have never been told;
Its wonderful words for the old and the young,
The grandest e’er spoken by poor mortal tongue.

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Far more precious than gold,
More precious than gold,
The wonderful things revealed to us
Are far more precious than gold.

The Bible our counsel, reveals precious truth,
Support for the agèd, the guide of our youth;
A comfort by night, and a guide for the day,
And glorious things at the end of the way.

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Exceeding great promises here do we see,
And they are most precious to you and to me;
The promise that He will be with us alway,
Then we shall be with Him forever to stay.

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The wonderful things in the Bible contained,
Most heart stirring tidings man ever proclaimed;
The wonderful things of the Bible are true,
And this is the dearest, that Jesus loves you.

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