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My Mother's Old Bible is True

I've found that earth's waters will never satisfy

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I've found that earth's waters will ne'er satisfy]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #180

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've found that earth's waters will never satisfy
Title: My Mother's Old Bible is True
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: My mother's old Bible is true



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Jubilate #180

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d95

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #6

White Carnations, a Program for Mothers' Day #d1

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