Holy Bible

Holy Bible, Holy Bible

Tune: [Holy Bible, Holy Bible]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Holy Bible, Holy Bible,
Holy Bible book divine, book divine.

Refrain:
Before I'd be a slave, I'd be buried in my grave.
And go home to my Father and be saved.

2 O what weeping, O what weeping,
O what weeping over, me, over me. [Refrain]

3 Weeping Mary, weeping Mary,
Weeping Mary, weep no more, weep no more. [Refrain]

4 Doubting Thomas, doubting Thomas,
Doubting Thomas, doubt no more, doubt no more. [Refrain]

5 Great Jehovah, Great Jehovah,
Great Jehovah, over all, over all. [Refrain]

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: Holy Bible, Holy Bible
Title: Holy Bible
Place of Origin: United States
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Before I'd be a slave, I'd be buried in my grave

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Text

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #49

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d27

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