It is one thing to
read the Bible through,
Another thing, to read and
learn and do.
Some read it with design to learn to
But to subject they pay little
Some read as their duty once a
But no instruction from the Bible
While others read it but with little
With no regard to how they read, nor
Some read to bring themselves into
By showing others how they can
While other read because their neighbors
To see how long 'twill make it
Some read it for the wonders that
How David killed a lion and a
While othere read with uncommon care,
to find some contradictions there.
read it as if it did not speak to them,
But to the
people of Jerusalem.
One reads with father's specs
upon his head,
And see the thing just as his father
Some read to prove a pre-adopted
Hence understand but little that they
For every passage of the Book they bend
make it suit that all-important end.
people read, as I have often thought,
To teach the
Book instead of being taught;
And some there are who
read it out of spite.
I fear there are but few who
read it right.
But read it prayerfully, and
you will see,
Although men contradict, God's Word
But what the early Bible prophets wrote,
find that Christ and His Apostles quote.
trust no creed that trembles to recall,
What has been
penned by one and verified by