August 20, 2020

Little Country Church

By Tim


In the early 70’s, during the beginnings of what became known as the “Jesus Movement,” a group of young musicians, desiring to express their new-found faith in Jesus Christ through music, formed a band called Love Song. The music was fresh, sometimes radical, and yet, truly inspirational for a generation of young people searching for truth and it blazed the path for what we know today as ‘contemporary Christian music.’ This song called ‘Little Country Church’ is about Calvary Chapel and has in many ways become the theme song of our movement. Enjoy!

Little Country Church Lyrics

(Chuck Girard/Fred Field)

Little country church on the edge of town
Doo-do- do-dn-do-do-do
People comin’ everyday from miles around
For meetin’s and for Sunday school
And it¹s very plain to see
It¹s not the way it used to be
Preacher isn’t talkin’ ’bout religion no more
He just wants to praise the Lord
People aren’t as stuffy as they were before
They just want to praise the Lord
And it¹s very plain to see
It’s not the way it used to be
They’re talkin’ ’bout revival and the need for love
That little church has come alive
Workin’ with each other for the common good
Puttin’ all the past aside
Long hair, short hair, some coats and ties
People finally comin’ around
Lookin’ past the hair and straight into the eyes
People finally comin’ around
And it¹s very plain to see
It’s not the way it used to be

©1971 Dunamis Music (on behalf of Calvary Chapel Music)

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