Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.@Matthew 24:35
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Barney E. Warren (1867-1951)

Clara M. Brooks, in Truth in Song, edited by Barney E. Warren, Andrew L. Byers, Clarence E. Hunter & Daniel O. Teasley (Anderson, Indiana: Gospel Trumpet Publishing Company, 1907), number 237.

Barney E. Warren (🔊 pdf nwc).

By the Word of God the worlds were made,
And are held in place by His commands;
All the grasses wither and the flowers fade,
But His truth forever stands.

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Oh, the precious Bible, counsel for the soul,
Path the faithful saints and martyrs trod;
Settled in the heavens, true while ages roll,
Changeless as the throne of God.

More to be desired than honey sweet,
Richer are its treasures far, than gold;
Like a brilliant light, it shines to guide my feet,
Never grows its story old.

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Thy eternal law is my delight,
Strength and daily manna to my soul;
’Tis my meditation all the day and night,
Balm to make the wounded whole.

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Stream of life from Heaven, crystal pure,
Shed thy cooling freshness over me;
Let my thirsting spirit, till I thirst no more,
Drink thy sparkling waters free.

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