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FULLNESS OF THE BIBLE, by            
First Line: There is a lamp whose steady light
Last Line: These healing leaves, this heavenly tree.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Heaven; Jews; Religion; Paradise; Judaism; Theology


THERE is a lamp whose steady light
Guides the poor traveller in the night:—
'Tis God's own word! Its beaming ray
Can turn a midnight into day.

There is a storehouse of rich fare,
Supplied with plenty and to spare:—
'Tis God's own word! it spreads a feast
For every hungering, thirsting guest.

There is a chart whose tracings show
The onward course when tempests blow:—
'Tis God's own word! There, there is found
Direction for the homeward bound.

There is a tree whose leaves impart
Health to the burdened, contrite heart:—
'Tis God's own word! It cures of sin,
And makes the guilty conscience clean.

Give me this lamp to light my road;
This storehouse for my daily food;
Give me this chart for life's rough sea;
These healing leaves, this heavenly tree.





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