O religion is a fortune

O religion is a fortune

Tune: [O religion is a fortune]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O religion is a fortune,
I really do believe;
O religion is a fortune,
I really do believe.
O religion is a fortune,
I really do believe;
O Sabbaths have no end.
Where've you been, poor sinner?
Where've you been so long?
Been low down in the valley for to pray,
And I ain't got weary yet.

2 Going to see my sister Mary,
I really do believe;
Going to see my sister Mary,
I really do believe.
Going to see my sister Mary,
I really do believe;
O Sabbaths have no end.
Where've you been, poor mourner?
Where've you been so long?
Been low down in the valley for to pray,
And I ain't got weary yet.

3 Going to chatter with the angels,
I really do believe;
Going to chatter with the angels,
I really do believe.
Going to chatter with the angels,
I really do believe;
O Sabbaths have no end.
Where've you been, young convert?
Where've you been so long?
Been low down in the valley for to pray,
And I ain't got weary yet.

4 Going to walk and talk with Jesus,
I really do believe;
Going to walk and talk with Jesus,
I really do believe.
Going to walk and talk with Jesus,
I really do believe;
O Sabbaths have no end.
Where've you been, good christian?
Where've you been so long?
Been low down in the valley for to pray,
And I ain't got weary yet.

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #21

Text Information

First Line: O religion is a fortune
Meter: Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Where've you been, poor mourner
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Jubilee and Soul Melodies #d44

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National Jubilee Melodies #21

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d90

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