I Had Read The Holy Bible

I had read the Holy Bible
From my youth and knew its worth;
But I entered not “the kingdom,”
For I clung to things of earth.

When I thought how Christ, the Saviour,
Died a painful death for me,
Then I saw my life was worthless-
And I came to Calvary.

Came and found, how sweet, how precious
‘Tis to trust His blessed word,
And I gave my full allegiance
To the kingdom of the Lord. [Refrain]

Came and found a balm for sorrow,
Found a hope of peace divine;
And the blessed sun of gladness
Shone within this heart of mine. [Refrain]