Scripture Verse

Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.@Psalm 119:11
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1912.

Music: Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

The Ho­ly Bible, to a ve­ry large ex­tent, formed [Fan­ny’s] ear­ly men­tal train­ing. She had learned and was able to re­peat from mem­o­ry the first five books of the Bi­ble, most of the New Test­a­ment, ma­ny of the Psalms, the Pro­verbs of Sol­o­mon, the Book of Ruth, with the deep and ten­der love sto­ry of Sol­o­mon’s Songs. The Scrip­tures were her dai­ly food, and no book in all the realm of lit­er­a­ture was as pre­cious to her girl­hood as the liv­ing Word, and it has re­mained so all through her life.

Jackson, p. 4

O Book, that with reverence I honor,
What joy in thy pag­es I see!
O Book of my childhood devotion,
More precious than rubies to me.

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Thy law have I hid in my heart,
My boast and my glory thou art;
O Book that my fathers have trusted,
Thy law have I hid in my heart!

O Book, that, inspired, is my refuge,
My comfort by night and by day;
Whose precepts have led me to Jesus,
And taught me to watch and to pray.

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O Book, that is firm and abiding,
Whose truth is the light of my soul;
Whose counsel is ever before me
When waves of adversity roll.

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O Book, where my Savior revealeth
His wonderful promise divine,
That if unto death I am faithful,
A crown at His hand will be mine.

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