Precious holy Bible, treasure rich and rare,
Word of God eternal, balm for every care;
God's full revelation, of the sin of man,
And of Christ's redemption, and salvation's plan.
Word that life bestoweth, food the soul to stay,
Armor that protecteth, counsel for each day;
Promises abundant, lamp of truth to lead,
Always all-sufficient for each time of need!
May we read these Scriptures, and their truths believe,
Own our need as sinners, and God's Son receive;
In assurance resting, His commands obey,
And in His grace growing, live for Him each day!
—by Alfred P. Gibbs (1890-1967)