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Hymn #71: I Love The Sacred Book Of God —

Hymn #70 Hymn #72

The Scriptures

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71 (L.M.) Thomas Kelly

I love the sacred book of God —

No other can its place supply;

It points me to the saints' abode,

And Christ, the Saviour, reigns on high.

Sweet book! in thee my eyes discern

The image of my absent Lord:

From thine instructive page I learn

The joys His presence will afford.

In thee, I read my title clear

To mansions that will ne'er decay;

My Lord! Oh, when will he appear,

And bear His pris'ner far away.

Then shall I need thy light no more,

For thine to clearer light will yield;

When I have reached that heav'nly shore,

The Lord Himself will stand revealed.

When 'midst the throng celestial placed

The bright original I see,

From which thy sacred page was traced,

Sweet book! I've no more need of thee.

Hymn #70 Hymn #72