When Father Read the BibleO how well do I remember Boyhood days when I was young, When at eventide we rested Work for the day was done Then father took the Bible and from its pages read The stories true for everyone if we would just take heed If the world felt cold and cheerless We could never lose our way When father read the Bible at the close of every day. Some hard times he did encounter In those days so long ago But always with his faith in God It always brought him through When the world around him crumbled And his friends they him forsook He found comfort. There was solace In the pages of that book. We as children had to listen As he read the word of God And we have not forgotten As down life's road we've trod In my memory I can picture Wherever I may go How father read the Bible In them days so long ago. Only now do I appreciate things learned so long ago God's plan for man's redemption Although we've sunk so low I've learned more from the Bible As I've travelled down life's way Because father read the Bible At the close of every day. How we loved to hear the storeis That he read from that old book About Moses and of Aaron and the journey that they took God who led them through the wilderness Was their guide for all the way Father read this from the Bible At the close of every day. He read of David and Goliath How the giants head he took How we loved to hear those stories That he read from that old book He also read of punishment that God he would repay All those who would reject His word And His laws not obey. Now father long has passed away Beyond this vale of tears But his impression on our lives Remains throughout the years The ways of life he taught us then Will stay were'er we go Because he read the Bible To us so long ago.
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