Genres: Bible Songs
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(“Give Me That”“Old-Time Religion” (and similar spellings) is a traditional Gospel song dating from 1873, when it was included in a list of Jubilee songs —or earlier. It has become a standard in many Protestant hymnals, though it says nothing about Jesus or the gospel, and covered by many artists. Some scholars, such as Forrest Mason McCann, have asserted the possibility of an earlier stage of evolution of the song, in that “the tune may go back to English folk origins” (later dying out in the white repertoire but staying alive in the work songs of African Americans). In any event, it was by way of Charles Davis Tillman that the song had incalculable influence on the confluence of black spiritual and white gospel song traditions in forming the genre now known as southern gospel. Tillman was largely responsible for publishing the song into the repertoire of white audiences. It was first heard sung by African-Americans and written down by Tillman when he attended a camp meeting in Lexington, South Carolina in 1889 (Wikipedia)

 

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Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Its' good enough for me!

It was good for Paul & Silas,
It was good for Paul and Silas,
It was good for Paul and Silas,
Lord it's good enough for me!

Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Lord its' good enough for me!

Makes me love everybody
Makes me love everybody
Makes me love everybody
And it's good enough for me

Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Lord its' good enough for me!

It will take us all to heaven
It will take us all to heaven
It will take us all to heaven
Lord it's good enough for me

Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Give me that old-time religion
Its' good enough for me!

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