117. My Mother's Bible

1 There's a dear and precious book,
Tho' it's worn and faded now,
Which recalls the happy days of long ago;
When I stood at mother's knee,
With her hand upon my brow,
And I heard her voice in gentle tones and low.

Chorus:
Blessed book, precious book,
On thy dear old tear-stained leaves I love to look;
Thou art sweet day by day,
As I walk the narrow way
That leads at last to that bright home above.

2 There she read of Jesus' love,
As he blest the children dear,
How he suffered, bled and died upon the tree;
Of his heavy load of care,
Then she dried my flowing tear
With her kisses as she said it was for me. [Chorus]

3 Well, those days are past and gone,
But their mem'ry lingers still,
And the dear old Book each day has been my guide;
And I seek to do his will,
As my mother taught me then,
And ever in my heart his words abide. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: There's a dear and precious book
Title: My Mother's Bible
Author: M. B. Williams
Publication Date: 1904
Refrain First Line: Blessed book, precious book
Tune Information
Name: [There's a dear and precious book]
Composer: C. D. Tillman
Key: B♭ Major



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