My Old Bible

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

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.

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

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