Yes I thought I knew my Bible, Reading picemeal, hit or miss
Now a part of John or Matthew, Then a bit of Genesis
Certain chapters of Isaiah, Certain Psalms, the twenty-third.
First of Proverbs, twelfth of Romans, Yes, I thought I knew the Word
But I found that thorough reading, Was a different thing to do
And the way was unfamiliar, When I read my Bible through
You who like to play at Bible, Dip and dabble here and there
Just before you kneel all weary, Yawning through a hurried prayer.
You who treat this crown of writings, As you treat no other book
Just a paragraph disjointed, Just a crude impatient look
Try a worthier procedure, Try a broad and steady view;
You will kneel in awesome wonder, When you read the Bible through