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Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart (Crosby)

O Book, that with reverence I honor,
What joy in thy pages I see!
O Book of my childhood devotion,
More precious than rubies to me.

Thy law have I hid in my heart,
My boast and my glory thou art;
O Book that my fathers have trusted,
Thy law have I hid in my heart!

O Book, that, inspired, is my refuge,
My comfort by night and by day;
Whose precepts have led me to Jesus,
And taught me to watch and to pray.

O Book, that is firm and abiding,
Whose truth is the light of my soul;
Whose counsel is ever before me
When waves of adversity roll.

O Book, where my Savior revealeth
His wonderful promise divine,
That if unto death I am faithful,
A crown at His hand will be mine.

—by Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. James 1:18

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