Take me back to the old Paths,
Moms were at home; Dads were at work,
Children were children…
Brothers went into the army; sisters got married
BEFORE having children!

Crime did not pay; hard work did;
People knew the difference…
Moms could cook; Dads would work,
Children would go to school…
Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive,
Children were polite…
Women wore the dresses; Men wore the trousers,
Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen;
and children looked decent…

People loved the truth, and hated a lie;
They came to church to get IN; Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful,
Rejoicing sounded normal; and crying sounded sincere…
Cursing was wicked; Drinking was evil,
Divorce was unthinkable…
Read the Bible in public; Prayed in school,
Homes read the Bible; churches taught the Bible.
Gospel was real…

To be called a Christian was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
Marriage was perpetually permanent.
Sex was a personal word; Homosexual was an unheard of word,
Abortion was an illegal word; taboo word…

Preachers preached because they had a message;
Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY!
Preachers preached from the Bible;
Singers sang from the heart;
Sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED!

Salvation meant a changed life;
Laws were based on the Bible;
Following Christ led to eternal life…

Preachers were more interested in new converts
than new clothes, new cars, offering…
Church was where you found Christians,
Give me that old time religion!
It’s good enough for me!