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The Old-Time Religion

I believe in the old-time religion

Author: Margaret J. Harris
Tune: [I believe in the old-time religion]
Published in 28 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I believe in the old-time religion,
For it saves from all sin here below,
Gives me peace passing all understanding,
While the rivers of pleasure doth flow.

Oh, give me the old-time religion,
Oh, give me the joy I can know;
I believe in the old-time religion,
As our fathers received long ago.

2 I believe in a heartfelt religion
That brings joy to the soul every day;
The assurance of sins all forgiven,
Through the blood they are all washed away. [Refrain]

3 I believe in a holy religion,
For the saints of all ages have told
How it saved them from sin and its bondage,
When they heard the sweet story of old. [Refrain]

4 I believe in the old-time religion,
For we know we are right with our God;
And there’s joy in our hearts as we’re walking
In the paths which our fathers have trod. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #991

Author: Margaret J. Harris

Margaret Jenkins Harris, editor of Spiritual Songs editor with her husband John & G. A. McLaughlin (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Publishing Company, circa 1908) Glorious Gospel in Song (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Publishing Company, 1910) (editor) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I believe in the old-time religion
Title: The Old-Time Religion
Author: Margaret J. Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O give me the old time religion



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #991

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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