Scripture Verse

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35

Introduction

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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Ju­lia John­ston, in Re­vi­val Hymns, ed­it­ed by Da­ni­el Tow­ner & Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­cia­tion, 1905).

Music: Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner
1850–1919

Lyrics

O changeless Word of life and light,
A perfect rule to guide me,
I take thy counsels, trust thy truth,
And in my heart I hide thee.

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Precious Bi­ble, precious Bi­ble,
Book by inspiration given;
Precious Bi­ble, precious Bi­ble,
Light to guide our souls to Heav’n!

Thou Book divine, thy pag­es shine
With Heav’n’s unfading glo­ry;
Thou dost reveal to mortals here
The great re­demp­tion story.

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Here law and love and wisdom stand
Revealed through bygone ages,
And children read a message sweet
Upon thy simple pages.

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Untouched by time, or men’s assaults,
This Word remains unshaken,
And those who build upon this rock
Will ne­ver be forsaken.

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