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This is the version the Oak Ridge Boys did, but I changed the key
Words and music: J D Sumner

OLD COUNTRY CHURCH

There's a [C] place dear to me where I'm [F] longing to [C] be
With my friends at the old country  [G] church [F-G-C]
Where with [C] mother we went and our [F] Sunday's were [C] spent
With our friends at the [G] old [F] country [C] church [F-G-C]


As a small country boy how my heart beat with joy
When I knelt in the old country church
And the saviour above by His wonderful love
Saved my soul at the old country church


How I wish that today all the people would pray
As we prayed in the old country church
If they'd only confess Jesus surely would bless
As He did in the old country church


Oft my thoughts make me weep for so many now sleep
In their graves near the old country church
And sometime I may rest with the friends I love best
In a grave near the old country church


Precious [C] years of memories 
Oh what [G] joy they bring to [C] me
How I hope once more to [F] be
With [C] my friends at the [G] old country [C] church




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