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My Bible

There's a precious old Book which I read every day

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There's a precious old Book which I read every day]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. There’s a precious old Book which I read every day,
For it cheers me and helps me along life’s way,
And it warns me whenever my spirit would stray;
’Tis the dear old family Bible.

O the dear old family Bible!
My precious family Bible!
How it comforts my soul
When the sorrow-waves roll,
This dear old family Bible!

2. There’s a wonderful storehouse by Christians possessed,
Which supplies all my needs when by foes oppressed,
Gives me comfort and joy, perfect rapture and rest;
’Tis the dear old family Bible. [Refrain]

3. There’s a precious old Book which I value and love,
For it tells of a beautiful home above,
And of Jesus who died His great mercy to prove;
’Tis the dear old family Bible. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1430

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a precious old Book which I read every day
Title: My Bible
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: O the Bible is true



The Cyber Hymnal #1430
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