LYRICS

Precious Jewel

Way back in the hills, as a boy I once wandered
There deep in her grave lies the girl that I love
She was called from this earth, a jewel for heaven
More precious than diamonds more precious than gold.

She's precious too, God bless her in heaven
More precious than diamonds more precious than gold
She's a precious jewel, God bless her in heaven
She'll brighten the kingdom around God's great throne.

At the age of sixteen, we courted each other
She promised someday she'd become my sweet wife
I bought her a ring to wear on her finger
But the angels have called her to heaven tonight.

A jewel here on earth, a jewel up in heaven
More precious than diamonds more precious than gold
She's a precious jewel, God bless her in heaven
She'll brighten the kingdom around God's great throne.

Words and music: Roy Acuff

Folkland Songs