Scripture Verse

He sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.@Psalm 107:20

Words & Music: Frank­lin E. Bel­den, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden
(1858–1945)
Courtesy of
Ellen G. White Estate

We’ll stand by the Bible,
God’s message to man,
Revealing His love in
Redemption’s great plan;
It tells how death entered
With sin and the fall,
Of life freely offered
Through Jesus to all.

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Stand by the Bible,
Walk by the Bible,
Teach by the Bible,
Revealing God’s plan;
Stand by the Bible,
Study the Bible,
Live by the Bible,
God’s message to man.

No book so abounding
In wonderful truth,
No guide so unerring
For childhood and youth,
No counsel so needed
By man in his bloom,
No comfort so sweet
On the verge of the tomb.

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Through ages when faith spurned
The fetters of might,
It shone like a star on
The bosom of night;
Its word was the rule of
The millions who bled,
Its hope was their stay when
The last prayer was said.

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We’ll follow thy teachings,
Blest word from above,
We’ll live by thy pattern
Of infinite love,
Believing, obeying,
And watching with prayer,
Till grace shall for Heaven
Our spirits prepare.

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