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How Holy The Bible

How sweet is the Bible! how pure is the light

Author: George T. Congreve
Published in 10 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet is the Bible!
How pure is the light
That streams from its pages divine!
‘Tis a star that shines soft thro’ the gleam 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 giv’n;
Now speak to my heart some
Kind message of grace,
And words that shall guide me to heav’n.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #48

Author: George T. Congreve

Congreve, George Thomas, born at Islington, 1821, and educated for the medical profession, has practised in London for many years. As a Deacon of the Baptist Church, Kye Lane, Peckham, and Superintendent of its Sunday School, he has done much to advance the interests of that body, and to popularise Sunday School work. In the interest of Sunday Schools he published, in 1869:— Gems of Song for the Sunday School. A Hymn-book adapted for General Use in Schools and Families. Loud., Elliott Stock. To this was added Gems of Song Music, 1871. Of this collection about one million copies have been sold. Mr. Congreve contributed thereto:— 1. Beyond the dark river a land I behold. Heaven. 2. For ever beautiful abide. Heaven. 3. Hark!… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet is the Bible! how pure is the light
Title: How Holy The Bible
Author: George T. Congreve
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Bible, the Bible
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9963
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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d96

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #64

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #93

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Junior Carols #15

Junior Hymns #d40

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Select Songs No. 2 #52

Selected Songs #d35

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Special Songs and Services for Primary and Intermediate Classes #34


The Cyber Hymnal #9963

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #48

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