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275. The Book of Books

1 Blessed Bible, book divine!
What glory gilds thy page!
Out of darkness thou dost shine,
A light to every age!

Book of inspiration,
Will of God made known;
Book of invitation,
Bidding all to come.
Book of books, and Chart of charts,
A light upon the way,
Guiding youth and hoary age
Up to the realms of day!

2 Blessed book! O holy word!
For our instruction giv’n!
Light and life its truths afford,
It tells of home and heav’n! [Chorus]

3 Blessed message from above,
Revealing mercy’s plan!
Telling of the Father’s love,
To lost, rebellious man! [Chorus]

4 Blessed tidings! bear them on
To earth’s remotest bound!
Bid the gloom of night be gone,
Repeat the joyful sound! [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Blessed Bible, book divine
Title: The Book of Books
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Book of inspiration
Language: English
Publication Date: 1885
Tune Information
Name: [Blessed Bible, book divine]
Composer: J. H. Tenney


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