Thy word is very pure: therefore Thy servant loveth it.@Psalm 119:140
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Uplifting Songs, New and Old, edited by Charles C. Case & James R. Murray (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church Company, 1896), number 134. Some hymnals show the author as Martha C. Oliver, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

James R. Murray (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James R. Murray (1841-1905)

I love the Holy Bible,
Because therein I see
How Jesus came from glory
To show the way to me;
Oh, how could I have heard His call,
Or else have found the way at all?
The Bible, the Bible!
My treasure and my guide.

I trust the Holy Bible,
It is my Father’s word,
Wherein are songs of gladness
That carol like a bird;
I often falter, this I know,
But oh, I love the Bible so;
The Bible, the Bible!
My treasure and my guide.

I read the Holy Bible,
And take it for my guide;
And in its blest assurance,
Securely I will hide;
O, that the whole wide world might know,
Whence all our joys and comforts flow;
The Bible, the Bible!
My treasure and my guide.