Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.@Luke 24:27

Jo­seph Ir­ons, Zi­on’s Hymns (Saf­fron Wal­den, Eng­land: G. Young­man, 1816).

North­ridge Hart P. Danks, in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio/New York: John Church, 1881), num­ber 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hart P. Danks (1834–1903)

Precious Bible! what a store
For the sons of men t’explore;
Precious Christ! it speaks of Thee,
Give us eyes Thyself to see.
Precious Bible! what a friend
All my footsteps to attend;
All my wants it can supply,
For it brings the Savior nigh.

Precious Bible, what a field!
Precious fruits its furrows yield;
Wide extent and fertile ground,
Verdant pastures here are found.
Precious Bible, what a mine!
Full of promises divine;
I would all Thy wealth explore,
And Thy author, God, adore.