Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

The Power of Scripture

Pondering the tremendous importance of the Bible throughout the course of the Protestant Reformation and throughout the lives of its descendants, I really enjoyed the following poem I discovered while reading up on Fanny Crosby. I particularly love it because, as a Protestant Christian who truly believes in ‘Christ alone’ and ‘Scripture alone,’ I feel it sums up the defining principle of the Reformation very well:

“Blessed Bible”
Fanny Crosby

Blessed Bible, Book of Gold,
Precious truths thy pages hold,
Truths to lead me day by day
All along my pilgrim way.


Blessed Bible, pure and true,
Guide me all my journey through;
Heav’nly light within me shine,
Help me make thy precepts mine!

Lamp of faith, my feet to lead,
Bread of Heav’n, my soul to feed;
Living waters pure and free,
Book of books thou art to me.

Word of God, thy love impart,
Fire my zeal, and cleanse my heart;
Keep me earnest, keep me true,
Ev’ry day my strength renew.

I'm off to read my "Book of Gold"! God bless.

(c) 2012 Joyously Saved

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