Scripture Verse

My heart standeth in awe of Thy Word. Psalm 119:161


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Cas­ket of Sun­day School Me­lo­dies, Com­plete, by Asa Hull (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Asa Hull, 1869), pag­es 32–33.

Music: Hull Asa Hull, Gos­pel Praise Book (New York: Da­ni­el W. Knowles, 1879), num­ber 82 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull (1828–1917)


No book is like the Bi­ble,
For child­hood, youth and age;
Our du­ty, plain and sim­ple,
We find on ev­ery page.
It came by in­spi­ra­tion,
A light to guide our way,
A voice from Him who gave it,
Reproving when we stray.


No book is like the Bi­ble,
The bless­èd book we love,
The pil­grim’s chart of glo­ry,
It leads to God above.

It tells of man’s cre­ation,
His sad, pri­me­val fall;
It tells of man’s re­demp­tion,
Through Christ, who died for all;
In sac­red words of wis­dom
It bids us watch and pray,
And ear­ly come to Je­sus,
The Life, the Truth, the Way.


Love God, our Lord and Sav­ior,
Who reigns in Heav’n above,
And bids us all re­mem­ber,
Our neig­hbors we must love;
For on these great com­mand­ments
To Chris­tians here be­low
Hang all the law and pro­phets;
The Bi­ble tells us so.


O, let us love the Bi­ble,
And praise it more and more;
Our life is like a sha­dow,
Our days will soon be o’er;
But if we close­ly fol­low
The coun­sel God has giv’n,
We then may hope with an­gels
To sing His praise in Heav’n.