THE BLESSED BIBLE
JL White Revision
How painfully pleasing the fond recollection, Of youthful connection and innocent joy,
While blest with parental advice and affection, Surrounded by mercy and peace from on high.
I still view the chairs of my father and mother, The seats of their offspring as ranged on each hand,
And the richest of books which excels every other, The family Bible that lay on the stand,
The old-fashioned Bible, the dear blessed Bible, the family Bible that lay on the stand.