That Old Time Religion

…speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19)


Give Me That Old Time Religion…

The little white church;

the hymns of old;

the wooden pews where many a saint stood,

worshiping the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


Testimonies…prayer requests…fellowship…

Hymn # 305…”The Old Rugged Cross”…

Preachin’ from the word of God…


The altar call…”Just As I Am”…a time to accept…

baptizing…rededication…praying with the church…

then dinner on the grounds.


The morning service

and back that evening…

then mid-week Bible study.

…It’s Good Enough For Me

 Amen! Brothers and Sisters


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14 thoughts on “That Old Time Religion

  1. I do like the hymns. At times I call it returning to the womb. For as a child, I was raised with “We have an Anchor” and I have come to depend on my anchor “Christ the Lord.”


  2. Tracy

    I attend a church with modern music; while I love the church, sometimes I wish there was a hymnal to hold in my hands to sing the songs that I sang as a child back in the good ‘ol days.


  3. pattisj

    I loved to hear The Old Rugged Cross played on the piano by my grandma.


  4. An aspect of the church that you have reminded us of, is that the church has a long history of which we are all part. Sadly too many churches today worship as though Christianity started with them 15 minutes ago. It was Bernard of Chartres (circa 1100 AD) who said, “We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants …”


  5. Man, does this post bring back good memories, and how I miss it. Give me that old time religion? You bet. Bring it on. 🙂


  6. Hmmm…made a comment but I wasn’t logged in, so you may see this twice…

    I grew up going to church three times a week, and almost everyone I knew did the same. I still attend church services, but now, other than my circle of friends at church, I know very few people who attend any service any time. Times have changed! Thanks for the reminder of old days and old ways. I like change, but in some things, old ways are best.


  7. Noel Williams

    Thanks for taking me down memory lane. Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I am found, was blind but now I see.


  8. Richard L Rice

    The “Old Time Religion” is new to every generation; and how this generation needs it! I’m thankful I was raised in it and that God’s given me a church where the “Old Fashioned Meeting” is still sung and practiced.


  9. Them was the good times, I was raise up that way. Some churches still taught this wat. Give me that OLD TIME RELIGION. Ty for sharing God Bless 🙂


  10. I didn’t grow up in that church culture; mine was more once a week CCD lesson followed by Mass. Still, at least we were there every week unless we were out of town. And even though I’m no longer part of that denomination, God did use my time there to lay some foundation for my life in Christ.

    It’s a pity that too many people today are growing up without any sort of spiritual background.


  11. …and the old tent revival meetings. The Holy Spirit would move the people! Amen!


  12. Those were the days….and they will forever live in my heart.

    Thank you Brother Dean!


  13. The more I read into the word, the more I realize how long we have been singing His words.


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