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  The Old Family Bible
by Walt Hardester
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Another Bluegrass Gospel.
Via laptop connected to cell phone. At sea.

The old family Bible was always there,
Daddy would read it and say a prayer.
To keep us safe Lord and free from harm,
In your precious sweet loving arms.

The old family Bible was always there,
We always touched it with just one prayer.
To keep Daddy safe Lord and free from all harm.
'Cause Daddy protects us, With his sweet loving arms.

Musical break:

And now Iím old Lord and I bemoan,
Without my family and all alone.
I have the Bible the one so dear,
And when I read it they all come near.

Musical break:

©2008 Walt Hardester

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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 2/10/2008
You remind of when I was a child. The beauty of our family coming together, hearing His word, and learning to love with all our heart. This is a beautiful poem and song of praise.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 2/9/2008
I'm with Andy Turner on this one Walt...rolling with the Gospel is a wonderful creative way to pen a good un.
Love and blessings!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 2/9/2008
Walt, of all of the items I might possibly have from my parents. I asked for but one. The family bible my mother has kept through nearing four generatios. I now have it. Though my mother is still with me at age 91. Nothing else do I desire from my folks. Within is God, the way to salvation and eternal life. My families important events, a chronology of the folks special to me. Only a fool could ask for anything more or anything less. Jon Michael Willey
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 2/8/2008
Well, well, Walt, I must say I would love to hear this put to music...I truly got a blessing out of each line. I love bluegrass music so I know this one would be great put to music.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/8/2008
Ones imagination takes the helm...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/8/2008
Most movingly beautiful Walt!!


Love Tinka
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/8/2008
Great pen,enjoyed very much..missed ya..stay safe and well OK....HUgs
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/8/2008
much more than meets the eye,, we just have to see.
Well done Walt.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/8/2008
I love this Walt as I am sure so many will, I can hear the bluegrass now, I returned your message and took care of it right away. Thank you for sharing, will chat later.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/8/2008
...and then you will never be alone again.
Very well done Walt, you are showing your salt's worth.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/7/2008
Hang on to that old Family Bible, internally are the words of God that kept that family together. Well put together and rings of such sublime honesty.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/7/2008
beautiful words
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/7/2008
One that lives by God's words are never alone.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/7/2008
Well done Walt and can you swing by the coast of Nova Scotia and pick up another old sea dog who misses the wind in the rigging and the brine on the tongue.

Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 2/7/2008
I love those bluegrass tunes, Wally! You be careful out there and send me a doze of the sea breeze!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/7/2008
Oh, Walt,

This is beautiful!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/7/2008
I can see it now, bluegrass songs written at sea,
fame and fortune come to Walt Hardester! Don't
forget us poor poets at AD;-)Sail on Salty!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/7/2008
Sing on Walt
I can't find our Bible for the dust...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/7/2008
This would make a wonderful gospel tune, Walt; very well penned! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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