“The Church Across the Way”


"On Easter Sunday morning when the sun was shinging clear," the congregation was having an intense service while the preacher's brother Ned lay dying across the way. The dying man wishes he had never gone astray


This piece can't seem to decide if it's a moralizing ballad or a tearjerker. I'd say it fails at both. - RBW


  1. Randolph 825, "The Church Across the Way" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7438
  3. BI, R825


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Randolph)
Keywords: death crime clergy Easter
Found in: US(So)