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Blessed Bible

Blessed Bible, how I love it

Author: Phoebe Palmer
Published in 88 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Blessed Bible, how I love it!
How it doth my bosom cheer!
What hath earth like this to covet?
O, what stores of wealth are here!

2. 'Tis a fountain ever bursting,
Whence the weary may obtain
Water for the soul that's thirsting,
That it may not thirst again.

3. 'Tis a chart that never faileth,
One which God to man has giv'n;
And tho' oft the storm assaileth,
It will guide us safe to heav'n.

4. 'Tis a pearl of price exceeding
All the gems in ocean found;
All its sacred precepts heeding,
So shall we in grace abound.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #803

Author: Phoebe Palmer

Palmer, Phoebe, an American Methodist, b. 1807, and d. in 1874, wrote "Blessed Bible! how I love thee" (Holy Scriptures), and “O! when shall I sweep through the gates" (Heaven Anticipated). The latter is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed Bible, how I love it
Title: Blessed Bible
Author: Phoebe Palmer
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #545


The Cyber Hymnal #552

Include 86 pre-1979 instances
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