180. My Mother’s Old Bible is True

1 I’ve found that earth’s waters will ne’er satisfy,
I sought for refreshing and cheer;
Its cisterns were broken, its fountains were dry,
Its joys like the dews disappear.

My mother’s old Bible is true;
From cover to cover, all true!
A message of love,
‘Twas sent from above;
My mother’s old Bible is true.

2 I turned to the Bible, glad tidings I read,
Of rivers unfailing and bright;
Of Christ the Good Shepherd, who safely hath led
His flock by the streams of delight. [Refrain]

3 I read of the mercy that bought him to die,
To save guilty sinners like me;
That now he is living in glory on high,
My more than a brother to be. [Refrain]

4 Away with the fountains that shine but to mock,
Away with earth’s perishing toys;
I drink of the water that flows from the rock,
I feast upon infinite joys. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I've found that earth's waters will ne'er satisfy
Title: My Mother’s Old Bible is True
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: My mother's old Bible is true
Publication Date: 1917


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