Scripture Verse

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

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

Music: 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.