Scripture Verse

Thy Word is true from the beginning. Psalm 119:160


Words & Mu­sic: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Black­mer (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I do believe the Bible,
The blessèd Word of God,
And close unto its promises
I cleave.
It points me to the pathway
The saints and martyrs trod,
My Father is its author,
And I believe.


Yes, I believe the blessèd Word of God,
It marks the paths His people all have trod;
The story, from creation,
All thro’ to Revelation,
Bears proof of inspiration,
And I believe.

It was my parents’ counsel;
To them its truths were grand.
And memory oft a picture
Sweet doth weave
Of that old-fashioned Bible
That lay upon the stand,

In life, in death, it cheered them,
And I believe.


I once was lost and dying,
In darkness and despair,
And o’er my lost condition
Long I grieved,
Until I searched the Bible
And learned of Jesus there,
Who sweetly blest and saved me
When I believed.


Bold infidels may cavil,
And scorn the blessèd Book,
And with their groundless doctrines
May deceive;
Still all the while the Bible
Brings peace to those who look
With faith upon its pages,
And I believe.