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