Crying in the Chapel

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Don McLean

Donald "Don" McLean (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the renowned songs "American Pie" and "Vincent". more »

You saw me crying in the chapel.
The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment 
Now I am happy with the Lord

Just a plain and simple chapel
 Where humble people go to pray
I pray the Lord that I'll grow stronger 
As I live from day to day

I've searched and I've searched 
But I couldn't find
No way on earth 
To gain peace of mind

Now I'm happy in the chapel  Where people are of one accord 
We gather in the chapel 
Just to sing and praise the Lord

Ev'ry sinner looks for something 
That will put his heart at ease
 There is only one true answer 
He must get down on his knees 

Meet your neighbor in the chapel 
Join with him in tears of joy
You'll know the meaning of contentment 
Then you'll be happy with the Lord

You'll search and you'll search 
But you'll never find
No way on earth 
To gain peace of mind

Take your troubles to the chapel 
Get down on your knees and pray
Your burdens will be lighter 
And you'll surely find the way


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