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 88 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 >



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Instances (1 - 88 of 88)
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Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #9

Bells of Heaven #d377

Best Hymns No. 2 #d139

Bible School Songs #d145

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Calvary Songs: A Choice Collection of Gospel Songs, both Old and New #74

Choice Collections #d182

Christian Hymns #d310

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Christian Hymns No. 1 #32

Church Hymnal #246

Church Hymns #d110

Church Hymns #d143

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d459

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Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #196

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #148

Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d172

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Favorite Hymns for Sunday Schools, Gospel Services, Young People's Meetings and the Home #65

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Finest of the Wheat Male Chorus #16

Gospel Voices No.2 #d132

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d335

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His Praise #239

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d175

Hymns of the Upper Room #d142

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Ideal Sunday School Hymns #61

Let Everybody Sing #d228

Little Light No. 2 for Little Folks #d49

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Magnificat: a Hymnal for Sunday Schools #108

My Favorite Gospel Solos and Duets #d28

New Century Carols #d130

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New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #18

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

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Radio Beams #172

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Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #716

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Revival Gems No. 3: A Great Collection in a Modest Book #63

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #131

Sacred Selections #d156

Sacred Songking, a New Song Book for Revivals #d201

Sing Hosannas (a revised and enlarged ed. of Let Everybody Sing) #d253


Small Church Music #6219

Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood, and Home #d45

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Songs of Cheer for Children #26

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Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #91

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #187

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Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #72

Songs You Requested #d19

Soul Songs #d202

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #367

Spirit of Praise #d124

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Spiritual Life Songs #57

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

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal: with responsive readings: a new book for all services #627

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The Broadman Hymnal #380

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The Century Gospel Songs #178

The Complete Church Hymnal #d286


The Cyber Hymnal #4436

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #84

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

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The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #75

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The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #127

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The Revival No. 4 #61

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The Revival No. 6 #196

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The Revival No. 6 #197

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

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

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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