In the deep rolling hills of old Virginia
There's a place I love so well (note 1)
Where I spent many days of my childhood
In the cabin where we loved to dwell
White dove will mourn in sorrow
The willow(s) will hang their head
I live my life in sorrow
Since mother and daddy are dead
We were all so happy there together
In our peaceful little country home (note 2)
But the saviour needs angels up in heaven (note 3)
Now they sing around the great white throne
As the years roll by I often wonder
Will we all meet together someday (note 4)
And each night as I wander through the graveyard (note 5)
Darkness finds me where I kneel to pray
(1) Carter Stanley sang "There's a place I love to dwell" in this line, and "In the cabin I loved so well" in the last line of this verse
(2) Carter Stanley sang "... little mountain home"
(3) Carter Stanley sang "But the angels needed her up in heaven" in this line, and "Now she sings ..." in the next line"
(4) "If we'll ever be together some day" in the Carter Stanley version
(5) "wander to the graveyard" in the Carter Stanley version.