B - Basic
I - Instruction
B - Before
L - Leaving
E - Earth


the mind of God,
the state of man,
the way of salvation,
the doom of sinners
and the happiness of believers.
It's doctrines are holy,
its precepts are binding,
its histories are true,
and its decisions are immutable.

Read it to be wise,
believe it to be safe,
and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you,
and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler's map,
the pilgrim's staff,
the pilot's compass,
the soldier's sword
and the Christian's charter.

Here Paradise is restored,
Heaven opened,
and the gates of hell disclosed.


is its grand subject,
our good the design,
the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory,
rule the heart,
and guide the feet.

Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth,
a paradise of glory
and a river of pleasure.
It is given you in life,
will be opened in the judgment,
and be remembered forever.

It involves the highest responsibility,
will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents
and will reward every labor for it's word...