1 Thanks to God we give for the blessed word
That reveals His gracious will;
‘Twas voice of love when our hearts it stirred,
‘Tis the sweetest music still.
Blessed Bible, everlasting word,
Lamp of life to light our way!
May the rays divine over all the nations shine,
Till we reach the perfect day!
2 Never came a draught to a thirsty lip,
Like the water of this well;
And the soul that seeks from its depths to dip,
Finds a joy that none can tell.
3 ‘Tis the best of books, ‘tis the book divine,
‘tis the very word of truth;
There is comfort here when the years decline,
There is strength for tender youth.