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Hymn #76: Precious Bible! What A Treasure

Hymn #75 Hymn #77

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76 (8.7.8.7.4.7.) John Newton

Precious Bible! what a treasure

Does the word of God afford!

All I want for life or pleasure,

Food and med'cine, shield and sword:

Is revealèd

In Jehovah's sacred word.

Food to which the world's a stranger

Here my hungry soul enjoys;

Of excess there is no danger:

Though it fills, it never cloys.

While the Spirit

To my heart its truth applies.

When my faith is faint and sickly,

Or when Satan wounds my mind,

Cordials to revive me quickly

Healing med'cines here I find:

When my Jesus

Shines therein into my mind.

In the hour of dark temptation

Satan cannot make me yield;

For the word of consolation

Is to me a mighty shield,

While Jehovah

Gives me faith the truth to wield.

Vain his threats to overcome me,

When in faith I take the sword;

Then with ease I drive him from me.

Satan trembles at the word

When my Helper

Makes me strong in Christ my Lord.

Shall I envy, then, the miser

Doting on his golden store?

Sure I am, or should be, wiser,

I am rich, 'tis he is poor:

Having Jesus,

I have an immortal store.

Hymn #75 Hymn #77