Scripture Verse

My tongue shall speak of Thy Word. Psalm 119:172

Introduction

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James Rowe
(1865–1933)

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

Music: Tho­ro Har­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thoro Harris
(1874–1955)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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