In Genesis, the world was made;
In Exodus, the march is told;
Leviticus contains the Law;
In Numbers are the Tribes enrolled.

In Deuteronomy again,
We're urged to keep God's law alone;
And these five Books of Moses make
The oldest holy writing known.

Brave Joshua to Canaan leads;
In Judges, oft the Jews rebel;
We read of David's name in Ruth
And First and Second Samuel.

In First and Second Kings we read
How bad the Hebrew state became;
In First and Second Chronicles
Another history of the same.

In Ezra, captive Jews return,
And Nehemiah builds the wall;
Queen Esther saves her race from death,
These books "Historical" we call.