By Glen Rudge
My friend told me about a book, he said it’d set my soul on fire.
He said that it was good, and I know he’s not a liar.
I had known him all my life, and he had never steered me wrong.
He knew that I liked music and said that this was God’s own song.
I had heard about the Bible, but had never given it a read.
My friend told me that it was the most positive of seed.
There was a Bible that my mom had given me sitting on my shelf.
My mom had read it to me years ago, but I had not read it myself.
I took the book down from the shelf, blowing the dust off of it.
Then I sat down in my favorite chair figuring I’d read for just a bit.
The words they flowed like water, feeding my hungry mind.
I became so into it, I lost all track of time.
Yes, it was just like water, refreshing me to my soul.
It told me about such beautiful things, and a man I did not know.
My friend said it would save me; in fact he quite persisted.
I read the words carefully about that man I never knew existed.
It said He gave his life for me so that I would live.
And I couldn’t think of a greater sacrifice that anyone could ever give.
It was like a soldier risking his life for mine.
I thought about it and realized, WOW, how loving and how kind.
One life for many, a sacrifice so pure;
I could almost not believe all the pain this man endured.
Then a few days after his death he arose to glory,
Sitting on a holy throne, WOW, what a great story.
I think I’ll read it again, in fact quite a few times,
And maybe I’ll even speak of it in some of my rhymes.
Hey, let me tell you about a book that I just read.
It will save you from eternal death, like a friend of mine had said.
I’ll back up that statement, because I’ve become saved, too.
And consider this the best advice I could ever give to you.