29. My Old Bible

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.

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]

Text Information
First Line: Tho' the cover is worn
Title: My Old Bible
Author: Edmund Pillifant
Refrain First Line: This old Book is my guide
Language: English
Publication Date: 1927
Copyright: 1925 by Herbert G. Tovey
Notes: Now Public Domain.
Tune Information
Name: [Tho’ the cover is worn]
Composer: Jean Howard
Copyright: 1925 by Herbert G. Tovey
Notes: Now Public Domain.


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