The Old-Fashioned Meeting

O how well I remember in the old fashioned days

Author: Herbert Buffum
Tune: [O how well I remember in the old fashioned days]
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, how well I remember in the old-fashioned days,
When some old-fashioned people had some old-fashioned ways;
In the old-fashioned meetings as they tarried there,
In the old-fashioned manner, how God answered their pray'r.

'Twas an old-fashioned meeting, in an old-fashioned place,
Where some old-fashioned people had some old-fashioned grace:
As an old-fashioned sinner I began to pray,
And God heard me, and saved me in the old-fashioned way.

2 There was singing, much singing, of those old-fashioned airs!
There was power, such power in those old-fashioned pray'rs,
An old-fashioned conviction made the sinner pray,
And the Lord heard and saved Him, in the old-fashioned way. [Chorus]

3 Well, they say it is better, "Things have changed, don't you know,"
And the people in gen'ral, seem to think it is so;
And they call me old-fashioned when I dare to say,
That I like it far better in the old-fashioned way. [Chorus]

4 If the Lord never changes, as the fashions of men,
If He's always the same, why, He is old-fashioned, then!
As an old-fashioned sinner saved thro' old-time grace,
Oh, I'm sure He will take me to an old-fashioned place. [Chorus]

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #100

Author: Herbert Buffum

Herbert Buffum was born in La Fayette, Illinois 13 November 1879. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He started preaching at seventeen years of age. He did city mission work up and down the Pacific Coast and later in small towns in Kansas. He began publishing hymns at the age of eighteen. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how well I remember in the old fashioned days
Title: The Old-Fashioned Meeting
Author: Herbert Buffum
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Twas an old fashioned meeting, In an old fashioned place
Copyright: Public Domain



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