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“Holy Bible, Book Divine”

Holy Bible, book Divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine;
Mine to tell me whence I came;
Mine to teach me what I am.

 

Mine to chide me when I rove;
Mine to shew a Saviour’s love;
Mine art thou to guide my feet;
Mine to judge, condemn, acquit.

 

Mine to comfort in distress;
If the Holy Spirit bless;
Mine to shew, by living faith,
Man can triumph over death.

 

Mine to tell of joys to come,
And the rebel sinner’s doom;
Holy Bible, book Divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine.

 

John Burton, Sr. died this date 6/24/1822, at Leicester, England.  He was a Baptist who wrote a number of hymns and helped compile the Nottingham Sunday School Union Hymn Book a hymnal that saw twenty editions in the next fifty years.  John was born 2/26/1773, at Nottingham, England.

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