Traditional Hymn – “The Old Country Church”

Words and music by J. D. Sumner

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1. Oh I’d like to go back to that old country church
C G
And to hear the songs of praise.

How the people would sing, it would make the Heavens ring
D G
At that old country church

Chorus
1
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Shall we gather at the river,the beautiful, beautiful river

D Gather with the saints at the river that
flows by the throne of
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God

2. Oh I’ll never forget at that old country church
How the glory of the Lord came down
And the children would smile as they shouted down the aisle
Of that old country church

Chorus 2 G
D In the sweet bye and
bye, we shall meet on that beautiful
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shore
C G D G
In the sweet bye and bye, we shall meet on that beautiful shore

3. Then on Sunday to see all my friends so dear to me
At that old country church
When it came time for pray’r, ev’ry-body would be there
At that old country church

Chorus 3 G C G D
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms
G C G D G
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms

4. Now the years have gone by and so many have died
At that old country church
But they’re on the other shore, and they’ll sing for ever more
As they did at that old country church

Chorus 4 G D G
I’m redeemed by love divine, glory glory Christ is mine
C G D G
All to Him I now resign, I have been redeemed

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