The Bible

It Is the travelers map,

The pilgrim's staff,

The pilot's compass,

The soldier's sword,

And the christian's character.


Here Heaven Is opened,

The gates of hell disclosed.


Christ is its subject,

Our good its design,

The glory of God its end.


It should fill the memory,

Rule the heart

And guide the feet.


Read it slowly,

Frequently, prayerfully.


It is a mine of wealth,

And a river of pleasure.


It is given to you here in this life,

Will be opened at the judgement

And is established forever.


It involves the highest reponsibility,

Will reward the greatest labor,

And condemns all who trifle with

its Sacred contents.