Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 137

Oh What A Moment sung by Squire Parsons




Oh, what a time will be, when we see loved ones there
Those who have gone before, eternal joys to share
And oh what a song, when the blood was strong
Start singing a song the Angels cannot sing

Oh, what a moment, when we see Jesus
When we stand face to face in his embrace
And thank him for his amazing Grace
Oh, what a moment when we see him

Harvest will then be past, we'll no longer gather
And only what's done or priced is all that will matter
The seeds we have sown will then be made known
What joy shall fill our raptured souls that day

Oh, what a moment, when we see Jesus
When we stand face to face in his embrace
And thank him for his amazing Grace
Oh, what a moment when we see him

Oh, What a moment when we see him......

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 136

 

 

                                        

                                                                   Were You There

                                                             Sung by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

                                                                    From the Album Soldier of the Cross


 

 


"Were You There?"

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Ooh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Ooh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Were you there when he rose up from the grave?
Were you there when he rose up from the grave?
Ooh. sometimes it causes me to tremble
Were you there when he rose up from the grave?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Ooh, sometimes it causes me to tremble
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?.

                                                              Happy Easter

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Blessed Good Friday

 

The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn

Written by Ralph Stanley and sung by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

From the Album Soldier of the Cross
 
 
 



The sun is slowly sinking
The day is almost gone
Still darkness falls around us
And we must journey on.

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul let Jesus in
The darkest hour is just before dawn.

--- Instrumental ---

Like a shepherd out on the mountain
Watchin' the sheep down below
He's coming back to claim us
Will you be ready to go?

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul let Jesus in
The darkest hour is just before dawn.

The darkest hour is just before dawn...

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 135

 




    Gospel Ship sung by the Carter Family







Album: The Carter Family In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain


I'm going to take a trip in that old gospel ship
I'm going far beyond the sky
I'm gonna shout and sing til heaven rings
When I bid this world goodbye

I have good news to bring, and that is why I sing
All my joys with you I'll share
I'm going to take a trip in that old gospel ship
And go sailing through the air

I can scarcely wait, I know I won't be late
I'll spend my time in prayer
And when the ship comes in, I'll leave this world of sin
And go sailing through the air

If you are ashamed of me, you ought not to be
Yes, you'd better have a care
If too much fault you find, you will sure be left behind
While I'm sailing through the air

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 134

Rise Up Lazarus sung by Patty Loveless




Rise up Lazarus
Rise up from the dust
If in Jesus you believe
Then you shall be released

Go forth John and Paul
Spread the Gospel to them all
Give them courage to believe
And they shall be released

Now Jesus went to Bethany
In answer to an urgent plea
Two sisters fell down at his feet
They began to cry and weep
They lead him to their brother's grave
Jesus knelt to God and prayed

Rise up Lazarus
Rise up from the dust
If in Jesus you believe
Then you shall be released

Go forth John and Paul
Spread the Gospel to them all
Give them courage to believe
And they shall be released


Now doubters who would not believe
Spread the word of what they'd seen
Then they began to congregate
First two to four then four to eight
God watched faithful multiply
As they echoed Jesus Cried

Rise up Lazarus
Rise up from the dust
If in Jesus you believe
Then you shall be released

Go forth John and Paul
Spread the Gospel to them all
Give them courage to believe
And they shall be released

Now all us children here on Earth
Sometimes doubt worldly worth
But if in Jesus you do trust
You will rise like Lazarus
So if your feelin' down and out
Open up your heart and shout

Rise up Lazarus
Rise up from the dust
If in Jesus you believe
Then you shall be released

Go forth John and Paul
Spread the Gospel to them all
Give them courage to believe
And they shall be released

Give them courage to believe
And they shall be released

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 133

 

Two Coats, sung by Patty Loveless, Composed by Ralph Stanley



Two coats were before me
An old and a new
I asked my sweet master
Oh what must I do
 
The old coat was ugly
So tattered and torn
The other a new one
Had never been worn
 
I'll tell you the best thing
I ever did do
I took off the old coat
And put on the new
 
The first man was earthy
And made from the ground
We bore all his image
The whole world around
 
The next was my savior
From heaven so fair
He bought me this new coat
You now see me wear
 
I'll tell you the best thing
I ever did do
I took off the old coat
And put on the new
 
Now this coat it suits me
And keeps me warm
It's good in the winter
It's good in the storm
 
My Savior has dressed me
In a garment so rare
He bought me this new coat
You now see me wear
 
I'll tell you the best thing
I ever did do
I took off the old coat
And put on the new
 
I'll tell you the best thing
I ever did do
I took off the old coat
And put on the new
 
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  In Remembrance of the Birthday of

   

             Donald A. Collins

              

               March 21, 2017

      

From Your Family, Friends and  Fans. 

 

 

        





Vanilla Sunflowers for Don Collins and Franzi Collins, with my Love, LBS 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 132

                             

                              Angel Band sung by The Stanley Brothers




          


My latest sun is sinking fast
My race has nearly run
My strongest trials now are past
My triumph is begun

O come, angel band, come and around me stand
O bear me away on your snow white wings to my immortal home
O bear me away on your snow white wings to my immortal home

O bear my longing heart to Him
Who bled and died for me
Whose blood now cleanses from all sin
And gives me victory

O come, angel band, come and around me stand
O bear me away on your snow white wings to my immortal home
O bear me away on your snow white wings to my immortal home



Friday, March 17, 2017


Celtic Woman, Danny Boy

  


Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so!

But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
You'll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!




  

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 131


                                       Go Rest High On That Mountain

                                         Written and Performed by Vince Gill

                          
I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.
 
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.
 
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.
 
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.
 

 

In Loving Memory

Donald Alfred Collins

March 21, 1947-February 11, 2017










My deepest gratitude to Janet Crain for her help and support.  Any formatting errors are mine alone. LBS
 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 130

Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
Sung by Ernie Thacker
 
 
Father, Son and the Holy Ghost

He was the blessed father of Abraham
Brought his people to the promised land
Poured milk and honey at their feet
Told them to ask they shall receive

Do you know the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
The prince of peace and the heavenly host
He delivered us from sin and he'll come this way again
Do you know the Father Son and the Holy Ghost

He cured the blind the sick and the deaf
He raised poor Lazarus up from the dead
Turned pure water into wine
And sent his only Son to die

Do you know the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
The prince of peace and the heavenly host
He delivered us from sin and he'll come this way again
Do you know the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost

When you know these miracles to be true
Trust what the Lord has in store for you
Believe me my friend you best get right
Cause this could be the night we all take flight

Do you know the Father Son and the Holy Ghost
The prince of peace and the heavenly host
He delivered us from sin and he'll come this way again
Do you know the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost

Do you know the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 129

Almost Home
Written by  Lloyd Copas, Paul Bennett and Marshall Pack, sung by Dr. Ralph Stanley
 
 
Almost Home

For many long years
I've traveled this road
I'm weary and tired
of carrying this load
so often I'm tempted
with Satan to bow
but I'm too near Home
to turn back now

Almost Home, I'm almost Home
almost Home, I'm almost Home
I know my race is nearly run,
I know my race is nearly run
Through trouble and sorrow
I've already come
Through troubles and sorrow
I've already come

I can't turn back now
for I'm too near home
I can't turn back now
for I'm too near home

As I stand by the river
that Homeland I see
that beautiful Mansion
that He built for me
just a few days to linger
and I'll go across
I know what awaits me
will be worth all the cost

Almost Home,
I'm almost Home
almost Home,
 
I'm almost Home
I know my race is nearly run,
I know my race is nearly run
Through trouble and sorrow
I've already come,
Through troubles and sorrow
I've already come

I can't turn back now
for I'm too near Home,
I can't turn back now
for I'm too near Home

When my labor on earth
I must lay down,
I'll go to receive
my beautiful Crown
It's "goodbye" my friends
I've met on my way
I'll meet them again
on that Homecoming Day

Almost Home,
I'm almost Home
Almost Home,
I'm almost Home

I know my race is nearly run,
I know my race is nearly run
Through trouble and sorrow
I've already come,
through trouble and sorrow
I've already come

I can't turn back now
for I'm too near Home
I can't turn back now
for I'm too near Home...