Holy Bible, how I love it! How it doth my bosom cheer, When through trials and temptations It has always been so near! It will surely guide my footsteps In the strait and narrow way, If in trust I read its contents, If I always watch and pray.
Refrain: Holy Bible, how I love thee! Safest guide through this dark world; Holy Bible, how I love thee! See its banner now unfurled.
As I walk this narrow pathway That will lead to endless rest, In the arms of my Redeemer, With my head upon His breast, I cannot enough be thankful For the love He showed to me, When He bore my sins of crimson In His body on the tree.
From the state of condemnation, Pride, and all formality, And from selfish exaltation, Through Christ’s word and blood I’m free; Blessed Bible! what a comfort! Its dear pages shine so bright; ’Tis the way from earth to heaven— I am walking in its light.
When old earth shall cease to travel, And when time shall be no more, With our loved ones we will gather Over on the other shore, Where all sorrow will be over, Where all tears are wiped away, Where with angel voices blending We shall sing in endless day.