Books of the Bible
In Genesis the world was made by
God's creative hand;
In Exodus the Hebrews march to gain the Promised Land;
Leviticus contains the Law, holy, just and good,
Numbers records the tribes enrolled, all sons of
Moses in Deuteronomy records God's mighty deeds.
Brave Joshua into Canaan's land the host of Israel leads.
In Judges their rebellion oft provokes the Lord to
But Ruth records the faith of one well pleasing in His
In 1st and 2nd Samuel of Jesse's son we read;
Ten tribes in 1st and 2nd Kings revolted from his seed.
In 1st and 2nd Chronicles we see
Judah captive made,
But Ezra leads the remnant back by princely Cyrus' aid.
The city walls of Zion Nehemiah builds again,
While Esther saves her people from the plots of wicked
In Job we read how faith will live
beneath afflictions' rod,
And David's Psalms are precious songs to every child of
The Proverbs, like a goodly string of choicest pearls,
Ecclesiastes teaches men how vain are all things here.
The Song of Solomon exalts sweet
Sharon's lovely rose,
While Christ the Saviour and the King the rapt Isaiah
The warning Jeremiah apostate Israel warns,
His plaintive Lamentations their awful downfall mourns.
Ezekiel tells in wondrous words the
While God's great Kingdom yet to come Daniel in vision
Of judgment and of mercy Hosea loves to tell,
Joel describes the blessed days when God with man will
Among Tekoa's herdmen Amos received
And Obadiah prophesies of Edom's final fall.
Jonah enshrines a wondrous type of Christ, our risen
Micah pronounces Judah lost - lost but to be restored.
Nahum declares on Nineveh just
judgment shall be poured
When Christ our risen Saviour shall come to be adored.
A view of Chaldees coming doom Habakkuk's vision gives,
While Zephaniah warns the Jews to turn, repent and live.
Haggai wrote to those who saw the
Temple built again,
Zechariah prophesies of Christ's triumphant reign.
Malachi was the last to touch that high prophetic cord;
His final notes sublimely show the coming of the Lord.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John the
Gospel story give,
Describing how the Saviour was born and died that man may
Acts tells how well the apostles preached with signs in
And Paul in Romans proves that man is saved through faith
The Apostle in Corinthians
instructs, exhorts, reproves;
Galatians proves that faith in Christ alone the Father
Ephesians and Philippians tell what Christians ought to
Colossians bids us live for God and from all sin be free.
In Thessalonians we are taught the
Lord will come from heaven,
In Timothy and Titus a shepherd's rule is given.
Philemon marks a brother's love as only brethren know;
Hebrews reveals Christ's priestly works prefigured long
James teaches without holiness,
faith is but vain and dead;
While Peter points the narrow way in which the saints are
John in his three epistles on love delights to dwell;
But Jude gives warning terrible of those once who fell.
The Revelation prophesies that
When all the kingdoms of the earth with noise shall pass
"Even so, come, Lord