Mr. Davenport

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It was Sunday morning in that church on the block.
Old Mr. Davenport would stand in and talk.
As the couples and the families came,
Saying "Hallelujah, I'm glad that you came."

He sang "Hallelujah, peace to men.
This old love, it'll live again."

It was a little town where he married and grew up.
Some folks left and some couldn't get enough.
And he would lead all the Gideon men,
Saying "Let us bring peace to all the women and men."

The times they moved on, but he stayed younger now,
With the faith of a child, I do not know how.
He would greet and smile at me.
To this day, he'd always sing,

He sang "Hallelujah, peace to men.
This old love, it'll live again."

What wondrous love is this? (Oh my soul, oh my soul)

And when from death I'm free (I'll sing on)
And when from death I'm free, I'll sing and joyfully be
And through eternity, I'll sing on, I'll sing on.

It was Sunday morning in that church on the block.
Old Mr. Davenport would stand in and talk.
As the couples and the families came,
Saying "Hallelujah, I'm glad that you came."

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from A Light That Shines, released April 7, 2016

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Holler Queens, New York

The Brooklyn-based folk band Holler is celebrating the release of their third album, "A

Light That Shines"

The sounds of Holler are firmly rooted in the folk music traditions of Appalachia. Playing
both original songs and traditional favorites, Holler takes you on a musical journey
across America from north to way down south.
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