My tongue shall speak of Thy Word.@Psalm 119:172
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James Rowe (1865-1933)

James Rowe, in Voices of Praise, by William B. Olmstead et al. (Chicago, Illinois: W. B. Rose, 1909), number 100.

Thoro Harris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thoro Harris (1874-1955)

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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