Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

I'd Rather Be An Old-Time Christian (Than Anything I Know)

In this world I've tried most everything And I'm happy now to say

Author: Albert E. Brumley
Tune: [In this world I've tried most ev'rything]
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Albert E. Brumley

Born: October 29, 1905, near Spiro, Oklahoma. Died: November 15, 1977, Springfield, Missouri. Buried: Fox Cemetery, Powell, Missouri. Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In this world I've tried most everything And I'm happy now to say
Title: I'd Rather Be An Old-Time Christian (Than Anything I Know)
Author: Albert E. Brumley
Source: "Song-Path to Glory"
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'd rather be an old time Christian
Publication Date: 1934
Copyright: Copyright, 1934, by The Hartford Music Co., in "Song-Path to Glory"

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Banner of Love Songs #d77

Best of All #d69

Chimes of Glory No. 3 #d42

Church Hymnal #46

Favorite Songs #d72

Humbard Family Songs #d42

My Favorite Gospel Solos and Duets #d13

New Songs of Inspiration No. 2 #d103

New Songs of Inspiration No. 4 #d110

Revival Message #d66

Songs of Inspiration #d97

Timely Songs for Church, Singing School and Conventions #d45

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements