Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Songs


~Give Me the Bible~

Give me the Bible, star of gladness gleaming,
To cheer the wand’rer lone and tempest tossed;
No storm can hide that radiance peaceful beaming,
Since Jesus came to seek and save the lost.

Refrain
Give me the Bible, holy message shining;

Thy light shall guide me in the narrow way;
Precept and promise, law and love combining,
Till night shall vanish in eternal day.

Give me the Bible, when my heart is broken,
When sin and grief have filled my soul with fear;
Give me the precious words by Jesus spoken,
Hold up faith’s lamp to show my Savior near.

Refrain

Give me the Bible, all my steps enlighten,
Teach me the danger of these realms below;
That lamp of safety o’er the gloom shall brighten,
That light alone the path of peace can show.

Refrain

Give me the Bible, lamp of life immortal,
Hold up that splendor by the open grave;
Show me the light from Heaven’s shining portal,
Show me the glory gilding Jordan’s wave.

Refrain


1883
Words by Priscilla J. Owens
Music by Edmund. S. Lorenz

This is one of my very, very favorites.

2 comments:

Tara Hicks said...

thank you for posting such sweet hymns. they remind me of Sundays in the church i grew up in.

Donna said...

Mrs. H,
I have never heard this song before...the words are beautiful! I can see why it is one of your favorites!
This evening, I have really enjoyed looking over your autumn posts from years past. There are so many activities! :) I think I am going to make the Autumn Cinnamon Ornaments with my kids...I'm sure they will enjoy it. Did you air dry yours or bake them? Just wondering which way is better.
Sweet blessings to you tonight...
~Donna