Will the Old Book stand,
When the ‘higher critics’ state
That grave errors are discovered on its page?
Will it save the sinful soul?
Will it make the wounded whole?
Will its glorious truth abide from age to age?
Will its message still abide?
When the scientists decide
That its record of Creation is untrue?
Tell us the ascent of man
Is by evolution’s plan:
Will its principles the sinful heart renew?
When infidels parade
The mistakes which Moses made,
When the truth of Revelation they deny,
Will the Ten Commandments still
The demands of justice fill?
Will its word support us when we come to die?
Yes, the Word of God shall stand
Though assailed on every hand,
Its foundations are eternally secure;
It will bear the critic’s test,
And the idle scoffer’s jest,
Its saving truth forever shall endure.