Scripture Verse

Where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?…It cannot be gotten for gold. Job 28:12–15

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Frank­lin D. Barnes, in Car­ols of Hope, ed­it­ed by Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton & Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1906), num­ber 33 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

The Bi­ble our guide, far more precious than gold,
The half of its glories have ne­ver been told;
Its wonderful words for the old and the young,
The grandest e’er spoken by poor mortal tongue.

Refrain

Far more precious than gold,
More precious than gold,
The wonderful things revealed to us
Are far more precious than gold.

The Bi­ble our counsel, reveals precious truth,
Support for the agèd, the guide of our youth;
A comfort by night, and a guide for the day,
And glo­ri­ous things at the end of the way.

Refrain

Exceeding great promises here do we see,
And they are most precious to you and to me;
The promise that He will be with us alway,
Then we shall be with Him for­ev­er to stay.

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The wonderful things in the Bi­ble contained,
Most heart stirring tidings man ever proclaimed;
The wonderful things of the Bi­ble are true,
And this is the dearest, that Je­sus loves you.

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