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Happy in prison


         G                                         C                G

I am happy in a prison, yes, I'm happy anywhere,

                                                           D                      G

in my soul my savior's risen, of ten thousand he is spared.

 

                  G                                   C                         G

1. Glory, glory, hallelujah, sinners lay your burdens down,

                                                    D                      G

    glory, glory, hallelujah, for a cross receive a crown.

 

+ G - C - G       - G - D - G

 

                       G                                               C                       G

2. When the food is low and failing, and the children bare for clothes,

                                                           D                       G

    I look up to father's healing for I know my savior knows.

 

         G                                         C                G

I am happy in a prison, yes, I'm happy anywhere,

                                                           D                      G

in my soul my savior's risen, of ten thousand he is spared.

 

+ G - C - G        - G - D - G

 

               G                                          C                        G

3. Pentecostal fire is burning, and its coming draweth nigh,

                                                                      D                 G

    but I'm happy, always happy, though in prison I must die.

 

         G                                         C                G

I am happy in a prison, yes, I'm happy anywhere,

                                                              D                      G

in my soul my savior's risen, of ten thousand he is spared.







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