How precious is the Book divine,
By inspiration given!
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To guide the soul to heaven.
It sweetly cheers the drooping heart
In this dark vale of tears;
Life, light, and joy it can impart,
To quell the rising fears.
This lamp, through all the tedious night
Of life, can guide the way,
Till night gives way to the clear light
Of an eternal day.