Precious Jewel

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Way back in the hills when a boy I once wandered
Way deep in the grave lies the gal that I love
She was called from this earth a jewel for heaven
More precious than diamonds more precious than gold

   A jewel here on earth a jewel in heaven
   She’ll brighten the kingdom around God’s great throne
   May the angels have peace God bless her in heaven
   They’ve broken my heart and they’ve left me to roam

When a girl of sixteen we courted each other
She promised someday to become my sweet wife
I bought her the ring to wear on her finger
But the angels they called her in heaven one night

   This world has left its wealth its trials and troubles
   The earth holds her treasures of diamonds and gold
   But they can’t hold the soul of one precious jewel
   She’s resting in peace in the heavenly fold