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The New Zealand Evangelist

The Bible a Guide

The Bible a Guide.

What is the world? a wildering maze,
Where sin has track'd ten thousand ways,
Her victims to ensnare—
All broad, and winding, and aslope,
All tempting with perfidious hope,
All ending in despair.
Millions of pilgrims throng these roads,
Bearing their baubles, or their loads
Down to eternal night.
page 68 One little path that never bends,
Narrow, and rough, and steep, ascends
From darkness into light.
Is there no guide to show this path?
The Bible! He alone who hath
The Bible need not stray:
But he who hath and will not give
That lamp of life to all who live,
Himself shall lose the way.