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]
Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA.
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