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