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Back to Bethel
Words and Music by B.B. McKinney
© 1931, renewed 1959 Broadman Press
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Genesis 35:15
"And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel."

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          Back to the Bible, the true Living Word,
          Sweetest old story that ever was heard,
          Back to the joy-life my soul longs to know,
          Bethel is calling, and I must go.

            Chorus
            Back to Bethel I must go,
            Back where the rivers of sweet water flow,
            Back to the true life my soul longs to know,
            Bethel is calling, and I must go.

          Back to the beautiful path I once trod,
          Back to the church and the people of God,
          Out of the cold world of sin and its woe,
          Bethel is calling, and I must go.

            Chorus
            Back to Bethel I must go,
            Back where the rivers of sweet water flow,
            Back to the true life my soul longs to know,
            Bethel is calling, and I must go.

          Back to the giving of money and time,
          Back to the life of contentment sublime,
          Back to the protection the world cannot know,
          Bethel is calling, and I must go.

            Chorus
            Back to Bethel I must go,
            Back where the rivers of sweet water flow,
            Back to the true life my soul longs to know,
            Bethel is calling, and I must go.

          Back to the prayer life in Christ I once knew,
          Back to the beautiful life cleansing dew,
          Back to help others to conquer each foe,
          Bethel is calling, and I must go.

            Chorus
            Back to Bethel I must go,
            Back where the rivers of sweet water flow,
            Back to the true life my soul longs to know,
            Bethel is calling, and I must go.


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