12 Poems About The Bible

A collection of uplifting poems about the Bible. We hope these poems encourage you to pick up your Bible and read it. The Bible is a number of different books written over a period of hundreds of years. Many people throughout history have tried to destroy this book, however, the Bible continues to change the lives of millions of people. The Bible has been on the #1 bestseller list for so many years they have actually removed it from the bestseller list, as year over year, it is the number 1 book sold.

Many times when reading the Bible people do not understand it. It is important to understand the culture at the time before you can understand what is happening. There are many excellent study Bibles available today that can help you understand what you are reading. Remember the Bible was written over a thousand years ago so understanding the culture and the issues of the time will help you see the message more clearly.

And most importantly the Bible is the Word of God. The creator of the universe inspiring people to create the book. It is one that you should read and discuss with others. We hope these poems may inspire you to pick up your Bible today.

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  1. See You In Heaven?
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Let me tell you a story
    About a man who came from glory.
    It happened long ago, more than 2000 years
    If you reflect upon this story it can calm your fears.

    Think about this I say
    How many books are around this day
    That we were written more than 1500 years ago
    It is one that should make you think so.

    A man sent from God above
    Sent to show His love
    And to show His people the way
    For those who have gone astray.

    You don't believe in God you say
    Well, that may seem okay
    But I ask a question of you
    What if He is true?

    Do you believe in the wind that blows
    You can't see it, so who knows
    You can feel the wind on your face
    The same is true of God, in any case.

    The same is true with God you know
    You can't see him but if you follow
    The teachings laid out in the Bible
    You will feel His love, like a disciple.

    This is a story about a man
    Who had a short lifespan
    But what he did with his time
    We couldn't imagine in our prime.

    What will happen when you die?
    Up to heaven do you think you will fly?
    God gives us all a choice
    And He gives us all a voice.

    Read the Bible - a great self-help book,
    Take some time and take a look.
    Investigate, discover with an open mind
    Don't close your mind and be blind.

    I want to see you in Heaven someday
    It will be a place we want to stay
    But to get there you must believe
    And Jesus you will receive.



  2. The Bible
    by John Quincy Adams


    The Bible is not to be read once,
    twice, or thrice through,
    and then laid aside,
    but to be read in small portions of
    one or two chapters, every day;
    and never to be intermitted,
    unless by some overruling necessity.
    In whatever light we regard the Bible,
    whether with reference to revelation,
    to history, or to morality,
    it is our invaluable and inexhaustible
    mine of knowledge and virtue.



  3. I look upon the Bible as the book for the world, and I see its divine authorship as plainly as I see the authorship of God in the stars.


  4. Faithfulness Of God
    by C. H. Spurgeon


    It is the everlasting faithfulness of God
    that makes a Bible promise
    “exceeding great and precious."

    Human promises are often worthless.
    Many a broken promise has left a, broken heart.
    But since the world was made God has
    never broken a single promise made
    to one of His trusting children.



  5. What Is Truth
    Poet: Chauncy Hare Townshend


    Oh, how we pine for truth! for something more
    Than husks of learning! How did ancient Greece
    Hang on the virtuous lips of Socrates,
    Turning from words more sounding to adore
    The wisdom that sent souls to their own store
    For knowledge. So let us our hearts release!

    'Tis time the jargon of the schools should cease, —
    Errors that rot Theology’s deep core,
    Lying at the base of things. Down, down must fall
    The glittering edifice, cemented much
    With blood, but baseless. At Truth’s simple touch
    All the vain fabric will be shattered, — all!

    But not the Bible! Nature there is stored,
    And God! Eternal is the Saviour’s Word!



  6. Back To The Blessed Old Bible
    Poet: D. O. Teasley


    Back to the blessed old Bible;
    Back to the city of God;
    Back to the oneness of heaven;
    Back where the faithful have trod;
    Back from the land of confusion,
    Passing the wrecks and the creeds;
    Back to the light of the morning:
    Jesus our captain leads.

    Back to the blessed old Bible,
    Saints of Jehovah, rejoice;
    Jesus is calling his people
    Back to the land of their choice.
    Often our fathers have sought it
    "While we in Babel abode;
    Now we have found the fair city -
    Church of the living God.

    Back to the blessed old Bible,
    Leaving confusion and strife;
    Fleeing from Babel to Zion,
    Back to the joy of our life.
    Over the mountains we wandered.
    Looking in vain for the right;
    Now in the evening we've found it -
    Truth of the Gospel light.

    Back to the blessed old Bible;
    Back at the Master's call;
    Back to the words of our Savior,
    Loving, obeying them all;
    Never in sects to be scattered,
    Never again to do wrong:
    Unity, holiness, heaven,
    Ever shall be our song.



  7. My Old Bible
    Poet: Edmund Pillifant


    Though the cover is worn,
    And the pages are torn,
    And though places bear traces of tears;
    Yet more precious than gold
    Is the Book, worn and old,
    That can shatter and scatter my fears.

    This old Book is my guide;
    'Tis a friend by my side;
    It will lighten and brighten my way;
    And each promise I find
    Soothes and gladdens my mind
    As I read it and heed it today.

    To this Book I will cling,
    Of its worth I will sing,
    Though great losses and crosses be mine
    For I can not despair,
    Though surrounded by care,
    While possessing this blessing Divine.



  8. How Readest Thou?
    Poet: Unknown


    It is one thing to read the Bible through,
    Another thing to read to learn and do;
    It is one thing to read it with delight,
    And quite another thing to read it right.
    Some read it with design to learn to read,
    But to the subject pay but little heed;
    Some read it as their duty once a week,
    But no instruction from the Bible seek;
    While others read it with but little care,
    With no regard to how they read, or where.

    Some read it as a history to know
    How people lived three thousand years ago;
    Some read to bring themselves into repute
    By showing others how they can dispute;
    While others read because their neighbors do,
    To see how long 'twill take to read it through.
    Some read it for the wonders that are there -
    How David killed a lion and a bear;
    While others read it with uncommon care,
    But all to find some contradiction there.

    Some read as though it did not speak to them,
    But to the people at Jerusalem;
    One reads it as a book of mysteries,
    And won't believe the very thing he sees;
    One reads with father's specs upon his head,
    And sees the thing just as his father did;
    Another reads through Campbell or through Scott,
    And thinks it means exactly what they thought.
    Some read to wrangle for their creed,
    Hence understand but little what they read;
    For every doctrine in the Book they bend
    To make it suit that all-important end.

    Some 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.
    So many people in these latter days
    Have read the Bible in so many ways
    That few can tell which system is the best,
    For every party contradicts the rest.
    But read it prayerfully, and you will see,
    Though men do contradict, God's words agree;
    For what the early Bible prophets wrote,
    We find that Christ and his apostles quote.
    So, trust no creed that trembles or offends
    At any word the blessed Bible sends.



  9. Books Of The Bible
    Poet: Unknown


    In Genesis the world was made;
    In Exodus the march is told;
    Leviticus contains the law;
    In Numbers are the tribes enrolled;
    In Deuteronomy again
    We're urged to keep God's law alone;
    And these five works of Moses make
    The oldest writings that are known.

    Brave Joshua to Canaan leads;
    In Judges oft the Jews rebel;
    We read of David's name in Ruth
    And First and Second Samuel;
    In First and Second Kings we read
    How bad the Hebrew state became;
    In First and Second Chronicles
    Another history of the same;
    In Ezra captive Jews return,
    And Nehemiah builds the wall;
    Queen Esther saves her race from death
    These books "historical" we call.

    In Job we read of patient faith;
    The Psalms are David's songs of praise
    The Proverbs are to make us wise;
    Ecclesiastes next portrays
    How fleeting earthly pleasures are;
    The Song of Solomon is all
    About the love of Christ: and these
    Five books "devotional" we call.

    Isaiah tells of Christ to come,
    While Jeremiah tells of woe,
    And in his Lamentations mourns
    The Holy City's overthrow;
    Ezekiel speaks of mysteries
    And Daniel foretells kings of old;
    Rosea calls men to repent;
    In Joel blessings are foretold;

    Amos tells of wrath, and Edom
    Obadiah's sent to warn;
    While Jonah shows that Christ should die,
    And Micah where he should be born.
    In Nahum, Nineveh is seen;
    In Habakkuk, Chaldea's guilt;
    In Zephaniah, Judah's sins;
    In Haggai, the temple built;
    Zechariah speaks of Christ,
    And Malachi, of John his sign:
    The "prophets" number seventeen,
    And all the books are thirty-nine.

    Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and John,
    Tell what Christ did in every place;
    Acts shows what the apostles did,
    And Romans how we're saved by grace;
    Corinthians instructs the church;
    Galatians shows of faith alone;
    Ephesians, true love; and in
    Philippians God's grace is shown;
    Colossians tells us more of Christ,
    And Thessalonians of the end;
    In Timothy and Titus both
    Are rules for pastors to attend;
    Philemon Christian friendship shows;
    Then Hebrews clearly tells how all
    The Jewish law prefigured Christ;
    And these Epistles are by Paul.

    James shows that faith by works must live,
    And Peter urges steadfastness,
    While John exhorts to Christian love,
    For those who have it God will bless;
    Jude shows the end of evil men,
    And Revelation tells of heaven:
    This ends the whole New Testament,
    And all the books are twenty-seven.

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  2. the Bible   The Bible    by Lillian E. Curtis


  3. my mother's bible  My Mother's Bible   by George Pope Morris


  4. read the Bible   Read The Bible    by Daniel C. Colesworthy

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One last thought about the Bible:
"How the Bible fills our hope, even overwhelms our hope, by its exceeding great and precious promises!

Ought we not to bare our souls more continually to the kindling influences of God’s promises?

They never rise nor set, nor are clouded in. It is our privilege to take into the very fibres of our souls their unbounded warmth and hopefulness."
James H. Ecob



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