William Gadsby 13 December 2011 by AHB Library Published in: Gadsby's Hymns Tags:, , No comments yet

The Properties of the Scriptures
(42-43, 519)

The Word of God: Psalm 119:50,103: “This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me…How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”; Jeremiah 15:16: “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

J. Newton

1 Precious Bible! what a treasure
Does the word of God afford!
All I want for life or pleasure,

Food and medicine, shield and sword,
Is revealed
In Jehovah’s sacred word.

2 Food, to which the world’s a stranger,
Here my hungry soul enjoys;
Of excess there is no danger;
Though it fills, it never cloys,
While the Spirit
To my heart its truth applies.

3 When my faith is faint and sickly,
Or when Satan wounds my mind,
Cordials to revive me quickly,
Healing medicines, here I find,
When my Jesus
Shines therein into my mind.

4 In the hour of dark temptation,
Satan cannot make me yield;
For the word of consolation
Is to me a mighty shield,
While Jehovah
Gives me faith the truth to wield.

5 [Vain his threats to overcome me,
When in faith I take the sword;
Then with ease I drive him from me;
Satan trembles at the word,
When my Helper

Makes me strong in Christ my Lord.]

6 [Shall I envy, then, the miser,
Doting on his golden store?
Sure I am, or should be, wiser;
I am rich, ’tis he is poor:
Having Jesus,

I have an immortal store.]


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