It was in the early nineteen forties When I first heard about God How He brought the Jews out of Egypt And about how a serpent came from Aaron's rod From a woman we all knew as Miss Boyd I don't know where she came from But she brought joy into my life Except that story about Sodom and Gomorrah And what God did to Lot's Wife She taught a lot of stories from the Bible Played her accordion and we all joined in to sing Some stories made us laugh, others made us sad No students missed school on Tuesday Unless the weather was really bad It was a special day, no student wanted too miss The things I learned on Tuesday I don't think I'll ever forget It was the highlight of our week When we gathered around to hear Miss Boyd Wanting to hear every word she said Because all her stories we enjoyed I feel blessed to have known her She made a difference in my life She taught us to be Humble, and compassionate And how to live without strife Angels come from Heaven, of that I have no doubt So God sent the next best thing to help the Phelps students out He sent Miss Boyd, thank you God We need a lot of Miss Boyd's today ©James Sanders Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Mail

Editor's Note: Miss Virginia Jeannette Boyd dedicated many years to teaching Bible studies in Kentucky and West Virginia schools. Volunteering her services from the 1930s to well into the 1970s, Miss Boyd was welcomed each week by hundreds of grateful students.

We also feature a story about her by Luke Eldridge. Read it at

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