The Old Fashioned Way

Written by Mrs. C. D. Martin Music by W. Stillman Martin

They call me old fashioned because I believe
That the Bible is God's holy Word,
That Jesus, who lived among men long ago,
Is divine, and the Christ of God.

Chorus :.. My sin was old fashioned, My guilt was old fashioned,
God's love was old fashioned, I know;
And the way I was saved was the old fashioned way,
Thro' the blood that makes whiter than snow.

Vs.2:.. Old fashioned, because I believe and accept
Only what has been spoken from heav'n;
Old fashioned because at the cross I was saved,
At the cross had my sins forgiv'n.

Vs.3:.. Old fashioned, because I am bound to do right,
To walk in the straight narrow way;
Because I have given my whole life to God,
Old fashioned, because I pray.

Vs.4:.. Old fashioned, because I am looking above
To Jesus, my glorified Lord;
Because I believe He is coming again,
Fulfilling His holy Word.

Author/Composer

Civilla Durfee Martin was born on August 21, 1869 in Nova Scotia. She studied music and taught school for a while before marrying Dr. W. Stillman Martin (the composer). After they married, she traveled and aided him in his ministry and evangelistic campaigns. They wrote a number of gospel songs together. Mrs. Martin is also known for writing "His Eye is on the Sparrow". Civilla died in Atlanta, GA on March 9, 1948.

Walter Sillman Martin was born in Massachusetts in 1862. He received his education at Harvard University and later was ordained to the Baptist Ministry. He became well known throughout the country for his Bible conference and evangelistic ministries. He died on December 16, 1935.

This song was Murray's favorite hymn. The children and I have sung it for our church and for the resthome.


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