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 & Company, 1881), number 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.