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At first when I heard of some people who say that old time religion is real
I said I'll go down take a look at the crowd for it's just a weak mind that I feel
I walked up the steps and peeked then at the door the devil said don't you go in
I said it won't hurt me I just stepped inside and said as for back as I can
They sang like they meant it with all of their hearts I said it's emotion that's all
When they get down to pray I'll just get up and leave
I don't won't to be seen here at all
The preacher got up and he started to preach as he looked right straight down at me
He told everybody just how mean I was didn't talk like he thought so much of me
But something got a hold on me yes something got a hold on me
I went there to fight but oh my that night God certainly got a hold on me

I sat in my seat just a thinkin' it o'er and they all started to pray
The fire fell from heaven I knelt to the door I've prayed there as God had his way
At last now I know that I don't need to doubt I got an experience that night
I'll never forget it as long as I live I've found that salvation is right
Yes something got a hold on me...



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