Thy Word

Forever O Lord, Thy Word is settled in Heaven

This book (the Bible) contains—The mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true and its discussions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword and the Christian charter. Here Heaven is opened and the gates of Hell disclosed CHRIST IS ITS GRAND SUBJECT, our good its design and the Glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of Glory and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened at the Judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest slaves and condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.