189. C. M. Rippon's Coll. The Value of the Scriptures.
1 How precious is the book divine,
By inspiration given!
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To lead our souls to heaven.
2 O'er all the strait and narrow way
Its radiant beams are cast;
A light whose never weary ray
Grows brightest at the last.
3 It sweetly cheers our fainting hearts
In this dark vale of tears;
Life, light, and comfort it imparts,
And calms our anxious fears.
4 This lamp through all the dreary night
Of life shall guide our way,
Till we behold the glorious light
Of never-ending day.