I supposed I knew my Bible, reading piecemeal, hit or miss;
Now a bit of John or Matthew, now a snatch of Genesis;
Certain chapters of Isaiah, certain psalms (the twenty-third),
Twelfth of Romans, first of Proverbs – yes, I thought I knew the Word.
But I found a thorough reading was a different thing to do,
And the way was unfamiliar when I read the Bible through.
You who treat the 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 very rapture when you read the Bible through.
If you use this chart of readings, three choice portions every day,
Then your Bible will be clearer and shed light upon your way.