A wonderful book

There's a blessed old book that my forefathers knew

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [There's a blessed old Book that my forefathers knew]
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1 There’s a blessed old Book that my forefathers knew,
And now, by His grace, it is mine;
A wonderful Book, and I know it is true—
The Bible, the Book divine.

O blessed old Bible, the joy of my heart,
So priceless beyond all compare;
It tells me of love, of the glory above,
And will lead to the mansion awaiting me there.

2 That old Book says my Shepherd was smitten for me,
That I full salvation might win;
He suffered and died upon Calvary’s hill,
To save a lost world from sin. [Refrain]

3 On that old blessed Book I can always depend,
‘Twill counsel and guidance afford;
Its precepts are just, and all others transcend—
The Bible, God’s holy Word. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship Hymns #50

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) See also Mrs. Frank A. Breck. Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a blessed old book that my forefathers knew
Title: A wonderful book
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: O blessed old Bible


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Praise and Worship Hymns #50

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