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Reading the Bible Through

Yes, I thought I knew my Bible,

Reading piecemeal hit or miss;

Now a part of John or Matthew,

Then a bit of Genesis;

Certain chapters of Isaiah,

Certain Psalms, the 23rd;

First of Proverbs, 12th of Romans;

Yes, I thought I knew the Word.

But I found that thorough reading

Was a different thing to do

And the way was unfamiliar

When I read my Bible through.

You who like to play at Bible,

Dip and dabble here and there

Just before you kneel aweary

Yawning through a hurried prayer;

You who treat the Crown of Writings

As you treat no other book:

Just a paragraph disjointed,

Just a crude, impatient look,

Try a worthier procedure,

Try a broad and steady view.

You will kneel in awesome wonder

When you read the Bible through!

Author unknown, The Berean Call, October 1992