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My Mother's Bible

There's a dear and precious book

Author: M. B. Williams
Tune: [There's a dear and precious Book]
Published in 86 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

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]



Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #117

Author: M. B. Williams

Milan Bertrand Williams; evangelist; fl. 1896-1910 LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a dear and precious book
Title: My Mother's Bible
Author: M. B. Williams
Refrain First Line: Blessed book, precious book
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4436
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6219
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #6219Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #367
The Cyber Hymnal #4436TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #375
Include 82 pre-1979 instances



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