The Old-Time Religion

I believe in the old-time religion

Author: Margaret J. Harris
Tune: [I believe in the old-time religion]
Published in 33 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I believe in the old-time religion,
For it saves from all sin here below,
Gives me peace passing all understanding,
While the rivers of pleasure doth flow.

Oh, give me the old-time religion,
Oh, give me the joy I can know;
I believe in the old-time religion,
As our fathers received long ago.

2 I believe in a heartfelt religion
That brings joy to the soul every day;
The assurance of sins all forgiven,
Through the blood they are all washed away. [Refrain]

3 I believe in a holy religion,
For the saints of all ages have told
How it saved them from sin and its bondage,
When they heard the sweet story of old. [Refrain]

4 I believe in the old-time religion,
For we know we are right with our God;
And there’s joy in our hearts as we’re walking
In the paths which our fathers have trod. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #991

Author: Margaret J. Harris

Margaret Jenkins Harris USA 1865-1919. Born in Rushville, IL, she married evangelist, John Harris, and they were active in holiness meetings as musicians and song evangelists. She played the organ for accompaniment to their duets. She was also known as an effective preacher with strong messages. She was a member of the Iowa Holiness Association. She and her husband served as music directors for the 1901 General Holiness Convention in Chicago, IL. She also edited the “Glorious Gospel In Song” hymnbook for the Christian Witness Publishing Company of Chicago. She died in Miami, FL. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I believe in the old-time religion
Title: The Old-Time Religion
Author: Margaret J. Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O give me the old time religion
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #991

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