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The little brown church

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1 There's a church in the valley by the wildwood,
No lovelier spot in the dale;
No place is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the vale.

Chorus:
Come to the church in the wildwood,
Oh, come to the church in the vale;
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the vale.

2 Oh, come to the church in the wildwood,
To the trees where the wild flowers bloom;
Where the parting hymn will be chanted,
We will weep by the side of the tomb. (Chorus)

3 How sweet on a clear Sunday morning,
To list to the clear ringing bell;
Its tones so sweetly are calling,
Oh, come to the church in the vale. (Chorus)

4 From the church in the valley by the wildwood,
When day fades away into might,
I would fain from this spot of my childhood
Wing my way to the mansions of light. (Chorus)

Source: Favorite Hymns of Praise #367

Author: William S. Pitts

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Text Information

First Line: There's a church in the valley by the wildwood
Title: The little brown church
Author: William S. Pitts
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come to the church in the wildwood
Copyright: Public Domain

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