143. How Precious Is the Book Divine

1 How precious is the book divine,
by inspiration given;
bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
to guide our souls to heav'n.

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts,
in this dark vale of tears;
life, light, and joy it still imparts
and quells our rising fears.

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night
of life, shall guide our way,
till we behold the clearer light
of an eternal day.

Text Information
First Line: How precious is the book divine
Title: How Precious Is the Book Divine
Author: John Fawcett (1782)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: God's Word: The Holy Scriptures
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1812; Arr.)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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