Scripture Verse

These are the Scriptures that testify about Me. John 5:39


Words: Ma­ry I. Mc­Lean, in The Search Light, by Au­gus­tus My­ers (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1894), num­ber 49.

Music: Au­gus­tus F. My­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of My­ers or Mc­Lean (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Read to me the blessèd Bi­ble,
On its sacred pag­es shine
Grace and truth and tender mercy,
And a Sav­ior’s love divine.


Read the Bi­ble,
Now the lamp of life burns low,
These will cheer me,
When the agèd feet move slow.

’Tis a fount of living water,
Where the soul its thirst may slake,
Bread of life it freely offers,
Unto all who will partake.


Read to me the blessèd Bi­ble,
Read it carefully and slow,
’Tis a refuge and a shelter,
From the stormy winds that blow.


It is comfort for the troubled,
To the lonely ’tis a guest,
For the penitent, ’tis pardon,
To the weary it is rest.


When you read about the City,
Whose fair day ne’er ends with night,
Death is not the king of terrors,
But a messenger of light.