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As recorded by The Statler Brothers Written, arranged and adapted by J. D. Sumner THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH CAPO: 4th Fret/KEY: F#/PLAY: D Oh! I'd [D] like to go back to that old country church To [G] hear the songs of [D] praise (*songs of praise) How the people would sing, it would make the rafters ring At that old (at that old) [A7] country [D] church. [D] Shall we gather at the river The [A7] beautiful, beautiful [D] river Gather with the Saints at the river That [A7] flows by the Throne of [D] God. [D] Oh! I'll never forget at that old country church How the [G] Glory of The Lord came [D] down (it came down) And the children would smile, as they shouted down the aisle Of that old (of that old) [A7] country [D] church. [D] In the sweet (in the sweet) by and [A7] by (by and by) We shall meet on that beautiful [D] shore (beautiful shore) In the sweet (in the sweet) by and [G] by (by and by) We shall [D] meet on that [A7] beautiful [D] shore. [D] And on Sunday I'd see, all my friends dear to me At that [G] old (at that old) country [D] church When it came time for prayer, everybody would be there At that old (at that old) [A7] country [D] church. [D] Leaning, [G] leaning (I'm leaning) [D] safe and secure from all a-[A7] larms [D] Leaning, [G] leaning (I'm leaning) [D] leaning on the ever-[A7] lasting [D] arms. [D] Now the years have gone by and so many have died At that [G] old (at that old) country [D] church But they're on the other shore, where they'll sing forever more As they did at that [A7] old country [A] church. I'm redeemed (I'm redeemed) By love divine (by love divine) Glory, [A7] Glory (Christ is mine) Christ is [D] mine (Christ is mine) All to [G] Him (All to Him) I'm now re-[D] signed (I'm now resigned) I have [A7] been (I have been) re-[D] deemed. TAG: [D] At that [G] old ... [A7] country [D] church. (*background voices) JD SUMNER claims to have written it but he neglected to give credit where credit is due.....to the ORIGINAL WRITERS OF THE VERSES HE USED.. Notes. THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH Words and music by Vaughn SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER Words and music by Robert Lowery SWEET BY AND BY Words and music by S. Fillmore Bennett & Joseph P. Webster LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS Words and music by Rev. E. A. Hoffman & A. J. Showalter I'M REDEEMED Words and music by James Rowe & S. A. GanusHome