Scripture Verse

Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee. Psalm 119:11


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1912.

Music: Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.


Thy law have I hid in my heart,
My boast and my glo­ry hou 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.


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.


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.