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9963. How Holy The Bible

1 How holy the Bible! How pure is the light
That streams from its pages divine!
’Tis a star that shines soft through the gloom of the night,
Of jewels a wonderful mine.
’Tis bread for the hungry, ’tis food for the poor,
A balm for the wounded and sad,
’Tis the gift of a Father—His likeness is there,
And the hearts of His children are glad.

2 ’Tis the voice of the Savior—how sweet, in the storm
It speaks to the sinner distressed;
The tempest is hushed, o’er the sea comes a calm—
The troubled and weary find rest.
O teach me, blest Jesus, to seek for Thy face,
To me let Thy welcome be given;
Now speak to my heart some kind message of grace,
And words that shall guide me to Heaven.

Text Information
First Line: How holy the Bible! How pure is the light
Title: How Holy The Bible
Author: George T. Congreve, 1821-1898
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Albert Theodore Schauffler (1898)
Meter: D
Key: C Major
Source: Hosanna for the Sunday School (New York: The Century Company, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain

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