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 87 hymnals

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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.

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



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Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #9Page Scan
Bells of Heaven #d377
Best Hymns No. 2 #d139
Bible School Songs #d145
Calvary Songs: A Choice Collection of Gospel Songs, both Old and New #74Page Scan
Choice Collections #d182
Christian Hymns #d310
Christian Hymns No. 1 #32Page Scan
Church Hymnal #246
Church Hymns #d110
Church Hymns #d143
Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d459
Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #196Page Scan
Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #148Page Scan
Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d172
Favorite Hymns for Sunday Schools, Gospel Services, Young People's Meetings and the Home #65Page Scan
Finest of the Wheat Male Chorus #16Page Scan
Gospel Voices No.2 #d132
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d335
His Praise #239Page Scan
Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d175
Hymns of Blessing for the Living Church: the best of the old and the latest of the new, suited to the church and home, the Sunday school, the brotherhoods, the young peoples' neetingss... #178Page Scan
Hymns of the Upper Room #d142
Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #146Page Scan
Ideal Sunday School Hymns #61Page Scan
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #241Page Scan
Let Everybody Sing #d228
Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #194Page Scan
Little Light No. 2 for Little Folks #d49
Magnificat: a Hymnal for Sunday Schools #108Page Scan
My Favorite Gospel Solos and Duets #d28
New Century Carols #d130
New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #18Page Scan
Old Time Revival Songs #d117
Peerless Hymns #d214
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d177
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d224
Praise Him #d264
Precious Hymns #d222
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #716Page Scan
Revival Gems No. 3: A Great Collection in a Modest Book #63Page Scan
Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #131Page Scan
Sacred Selections #d156
Sacred Songking, a New Song Book for Revivals #d201
Sing Hosannas, a Revised and Enlarged Edition of Let Everybody Sing #d253
Small Church Music #6219Audio
Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood, and Home #d45
Songs of Cheer for Children #26Page Scan
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #91Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #187Page Scan
Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #72Page Scan
Songs You Requested #d19
Soul Songs #d202
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #367
Spirit of Praise #d124
Spiritual Life Songs #57Page Scan
Spiritual Songs #d205
Spiritual Songs #d226
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d574
The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d341
The Baptist Standard Hymnal with Responsive Readings #627Page Scan
The Bow of Promise: hymns new and old for missionary and revival meetings and Sabbath-schools #56Page Scan
The Broadman Hymnal #380Page Scan
The Century Gospel Songs #178Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d430
The Complete Church Hymnal #d286
The Cyber Hymnal #4436TextScoreAudio
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #84Page Scan
The Gospel Pilot Hymnal: a collection of new and standard hymns for Sunday schools, young peoples' societies, gospel and social meetings #150Page Scan
The Herald #d195
The Highway Hymnal #d306
The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d283
The Hymnal: Army and Navy #239
The New National Baptist Hymnal #375
The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #75Page Scan
The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #127Page Scan
The Revival No. 4 #61Page Scan
The Revival No. 6 #196Page Scan
The Revival No. 6 #197Page Scan
The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d238
The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d238
The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #117TextPage Scan
Triumphant Service Songs #243
Universal Hymns #d89
Voice of Praise #d234
Waves of Salvation, Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #d126
Western Style Songs. Vol. 2 #d26
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