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1
How precious is the Book divine,
By inspiration given!
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To guide the soul to heaven.

2
It sweetly cheers the drooping heart
In this dark vale of tears;
Life, light, and joy it can impart,
To quell the rising fears.

3
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.