My old Bible

Though the cover is worn and the pages are torn

Author: Edmund Phillifant
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ the cover is worn,
And the pages are torn,
And tho’ places bear the traces of tears;
Yet more precious than gold
Is the Book, worn and old,
That can shatter and scatter my fears.

Refrain:
This old Book is my guide,
‘Tis a friend by my side,
It will lighten and brighten my way;
And each promise I find
Soothes and gladdens my mind
As I read it and heed it today.

2 When I prayerfully look
In the precious old Book,
Many pleasures and treasures I see;
Many tokens of love
From the Father above,
Who is nearest and dearest to me. [Refrain]

3 To this Book I will cling,
Of its worth I will sing,
Tho’ great losses and crosses be mine;
For I cannot despair,
Tho’ surrounded by care,
While possessing this blessing divine. [Refrain]

Source: Evangelistic Songs #29

Author: Edmund Phillifant

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Text Information

First Line: Though the cover is worn and the pages are torn
Title: My old Bible
Author: Edmund Phillifant
Refrain First Line: The Bible, Bible, thy pages I treasure and love
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Evangelistic Hymns #d191

Evangelistic Hymns No. 2 #d193

TextAudioPage Scan

Evangelistic Songs #29

Hymns for Him. 1st ed. #d76

Audio

Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #7

Songs that Touch the Heart. Vol. 3 #d56

Spiritual hymns of worship #d482

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