The word of the Lord was precious in those days.@1 Samuel 3:1
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Rigdon M. McIntosh (1836–1899)

Lou­la K. Ro­gers, in Light and Life, by Rig­don Mc­In­tosh (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), alt.

San­to­ri­ni Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (🔊 pdf nwc).

Precious forever! oh, wonderful words,
Teach me the pathway of duty;
Lead me beside the still waters of life,
Flowing thro’ valleys of beauty.

Refrain

Precious forever to you and to me,
Words that our Savior has spoken,
Bearing salvation far over the sea,
Healing the hearts that are broken.

Freely He offers their promise to all,
Come unto Me whosoever:
Sinners oppressed with a burden of woe,
Drink of the bountiful river.

Refrain

Wouldst thou refuse the sweet solace He gives,
Deep in the midnight of sorrow?
Wouldst thou go on in the darkness of sin,
Longing for no bright tomorrow?

Refrain