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Hallelujah Side

Once a sinner far from Jesus
I was 4 perishing with 1 cold
But the blessed Savior heard me when I 5 cried
Then He 1 threw His robe around me
and He 4 led me to His 1 fold
And I'm living on the 5 hallelujah 1 side

Oh, 4 glory be to Jesus, let the 1 hallelujahs roll
Help me (2) ring the Savior's praises far and 5 wide
For I've 1 opened up tow'rd heaven
all the 4 windows of my 1 soul
And I'm living on the 5 hallelujah 1 side

Tho' the world may sweep around me
with her dazzle and her dreams
Yet I envy not her vanities and pride
For my soul looks up to heaven
where the golden sunlight gleams
And I'm living on the hallelujah side

Not for all earth's golden millions
would I leave this precious place
Tho' the tempter to persuade me oft has tried
For I'm safe in God's pavilion
happy in His love and grace
And I'm living on the hallelujah side

Here the sun is always shining
here the sky is always bright
'Tis no place for gloomy Christians to abide
For my soul is filled with music
and my heart with great delight
And I'm living on the hallelujah side

And upon the streets of glory
when we reach the other shore
And have safely crossed the Jordan's rolling tide
You will find me shouting "Glory"
just outside my mansion door
Where I'm living on the hallelujah side

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.