Thy Word is true from the beginning.@Psalm 119:160

Francis A. Blackmer, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I do believe the Bible, the blessèd Word of God,
And close unto its promises I cleave.
It points me to the pathway the saints and martyrs trod,
My Father is its author, and I believe.

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Yes, I believe the blessèd Word of God,
It marks the paths His people all have trod;
The story, from creation, all thro’ to Revelation,
Bears proof of inspiration, and I believe.

It was my parents’ counsel; to them its truths were grand.
And memory oft a picture sweet doth weave
Of that old-fashioned Bible that lay upon the stand,
In life, in death, it cheered them, and I believe.

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I once was lost and dying, in darkness and despair,
And o’er my lost condition long I grieved,
Until I searched the Bible and learned of Jesus there,
Who sweetly blest and saved me when I believed.

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Bold infidels may cavil, and scorn the blessèd Book,
And with their groundless doctrines may deceive;
Still all the while the Bible brings peace to those who look
With faith upon its pages, and I believe.

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