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From: rebel@interlinks.net
Words and music by J. D. Sumner

The Old Country Church


                 G
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                                                                       
G                                 D                    G
	Shall we gather at the river,the beautiful, beautiful river
                                                 
D                             Gather with the saints at the river that
flows by the throne of 
         G
        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
          G
        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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The Old Country Church

Verse 1:
        A    D     A
Oh! I'd like to go back to that old country church,
    C#7 D                 A
and to  hear the songs of praise.
           D         A
How the people would sing, it would make the Heavens ring,
                         E7      A
at that old, at that old country church.

CHORUS 1:
                                 E7                       A
Shall we gather at the river the beautiful, the beautiful river;
                                         E7                     A
Gather with the saints at the river that flows by the throne of God.

Verse 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, of that old country church.

Chorus 2:
                    E7                                  A
In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore:
                    D            A           D   E7    A
In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on tht beautiful shore.

Verse 3:
Then on Sunday to see all my friends so dear to me 
at that old country church.
When it came time for prayer, everybody would be there
at that old, at that old country church.

Chorus 3:
         D       A               E    A     E7
leaning, leaning safe and secure from all alarms;
A        D        A                      E7  A
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

Verse 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 forevermore,
as they did at that old country church.

Chorus 4:
                                    E7               A
I'm redeemed by love divine, Glory, glory, Christ is mine;
       D            A           E7      A       D     A
All to Him I now resign, I have been redeemed

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