Scripture Verse

O how love I Thy law! Psalm 119:97

Introduction

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Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Words: Mrs. J. M. Hunt­er, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 35.

Music: John F. No­ah (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hun­ter’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of No­ah (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

There is a book, a book more blest,
Than all the books by earth possessed;
Its truth and precepts e’er abide,
It is the Christian’s only guide.

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O Book of life! O Book divine!
How brightly thy dear pag­es shine!
Thou pointest out the heav’nly way
That leads to God’s eternal day.

That precious Book my mother read,
Accepting every word it said;
And thru it she has reached the land,
Where saints abide at God’s right hand.

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’Twas father’s compass and his chart,
He stored its teachings in his heart;
And when he came to death’s dark vale,
It was the light which did not fail.

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This Book shall be my comfort, too,
Till life’s brief journey here is thru;
And then, up there, I will accord
My praise to God for His dear Word.

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