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Bible in the Cabin by the Sea

There is a precious volume
all finger-worn and old
In that little log cabin by the sea
It is the old old bible
more precious now than gold
It's the bible that my mother gave to me

Chorus
'Tis the old precious bible, blessed bible
That she read in the cabin by the sea (by the sea)
'Tis the precious precious bible
the blessed blessed bible
The bible that my mother gave to me

How often I have listened
to the tempest howl and rave
Round that little log cabin by the sea
While mother read of Jesus
who walked upon the waves
How Jesus calmed the stormy Gallilee

How often, oh how often
she read the golden word
Read the message from the precious word above
It told of faithful Daniel
who trusted in the Lord
While she lead me in the pathway that she trod

There is no other volume
so precious as this book
It tells me how to live and how to die
It tells me of that city
oh wondrous, wondrous book
And that I'll meet my loved ones by and by


A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com