Give Me That Old Time Religion

Something for the weekend.  Give Me That Old Time Religion.  This sequence from Sergeant York (1941) demonstrates the power of this traditional hymn first published in 1873.  It was originally a hymn sung by Black congregations, and was introduced to White congregations in 1891 by Charles Davis Tillman.  It began the convergence of Black gospel singing with White gospel singing to form Southern Gospel singing.

Here is a version sung by The Caravans in 1954.

And here is a version sung by Johnny Cash in 1971.

4 Comments

  1. “Makes me love everybody”, yes indeed. God only knows what kind of a thing I would be without His goodness in revealing Himself to us. (Have you ever stopped thinking that He might have done quite a lot without ever letting us know that He existed?)

    • “God only knows what kind of a thing I would be without His goodness in revealing Himself to us.”

      I would not wish to contemplate myself without the influence of Christianity Fabio. I am afraid that “nasty and bruitish”, but not short, might sum me up without the grace of God! 🙂

  2. ’tis a good thing to see Fabio and Donald in agreement on such an important subject. Ha! It would trully be Hell on earth without the influence of Christ in my life. I know how brutich I can be/was.
    In Christ,
    Dennis McCutcheon

    • Christ our strength, hope and life!


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