The Old Fashioned Faith

I am somewhat old fashioned, I know

Author: Neal A. McAulay
Tune: [I am somewhat old fashioned, I know]
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am somewhat old fashioned, I know,
When it comes to religion and God;
Many think I am painfully slow
Since I walk where my fathers have trod.
I believe in repentance from sin,
And that Jesus within us must dwell;
I believe that if heaven we win,
We must flee from the terrors of hell.

I’m a little old fashioned, I know;
But God’s peace has a home in my soul;
And I’ll praise Him wherever I go,
For cleansing and making me whole.

2 I believe that the Bible is true,
Though the critics have torn it apart,
All its warnings and miracles too,
I do wholly accept with my heart.
I believe that the Sabbath was made
To be sacredly kept for the Lord;
And when broken for pleasure or trade
We shall miss the eternal reward. [Refrain]

3 I believe our religion must be
Not a cloak for our meanness or shame,
But a power from bondage to free,
All who trust in that heavenly name.
I am telling the people each day,
That the sinner forever is lost,
Who has failed to accept the true way
Which was opened at infinite cost. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #93

Author: Neal A. McAulay

McAulay, Neal A. (Nova Scotia, March, 1854--?). Born of Scottish parents "in the English town of Nova Scotia." At age 21 he moved to Boston and from there to Portland, Maine, in 1876. Converted in 1877; went to Chicago in 1882, and entered McCormick Theological Seminary in 1883 (B.D., 1886). Pastorates in Presbyterian churches in Wilton, Iowa (1886-1907) and Lyons, Louisiana (1907-?). In 1889 began writing gospel hymns. --Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am somewhat old fashioned, I know
Title: The Old Fashioned Faith
Author: Neal A. McAulay
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm a little old fashioned, I know
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Pearls #118

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Great Revival Hymns #100

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Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #93

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #380

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World Wide Revival Songs #86

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