Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 118

Joy To The World
Sung by the Bluegrass Martins
 

 
Joy To The World

Joy to the World, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

Joy to the Earth, the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders, of His love
 
And wonders, wonders, of His love
 
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

You can't fix stupid.........

"While Gatlinburg, Tennessee is dealing with an enormous, deadly fire that is destroying everything in its path, some liberals are actually turning the fire into a political tool and, even more astonishing, cracking jokes and claiming the deadly blaze is some kind of divine punishment because the town, and state as a whole, voted for Donald Trump."

Read more here......Gatlinburg Fire Punishment

"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 117

When They Ring Those Golden Bells
Written by Daniel de Marbelle, sung by Loretta Lynn


 
When They Ring Those Golden Bells
 
 There's a land beyond the river that we call the sweet forever
And we only reach that shore by fate you see
Yes I want to see my Jesus shake his hand and hear him greet us
When they ring those golden bells for you and me

Don't you hear the bells a ringing, can't you hear the angels singing
This glory hallelujah jubilee
In that far off sweet forever just beyond the shining river
When they ring those golden bells for you and me

When our days have known the number, when in death we'll sweetly slumber
When the King commands the spirit to be free
There'll be no more stormy weather, we'll live peacefully together
When they ring those golden bells for you and me

Don't you hear the bells a ringing, can't you hear the angels singing
This glory hallelujah jubilee
In that far off sweet forever just beyond the shining river
When they ring those golden bells for you and me
 
Hat tip to Janet Crain

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016



“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

Psalms 100:4 KJV


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 116

Be Not Afraid
Written by Jeannie C. Riley, sung by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
 
 
Be Not Afraid
 
 Tossed to and fro the disciples were fearing
Their very lives they were lost out at sea
High winds were raging waves all around them
Then among storm fear not be at peace

He came to them walkin' on water and talkin'
Though they had known Him still they were afraid
Then Jesus spoke gently lo I am with thee
He ceased the winds and He settled the waves
    
Be not afra-id it's only the Master
Calming the storm removing all harm
Be of good che-er your Savior's here now
So be of good faith for I'm here to stay be not afraid

Once my ship was sinkin' twas the end I was thinking
For there was no life boat between me and the sea
Then the Lord in compassion put His love to action
Then His dear sweet hand in love lifted me

Be not afra-id it's only the Master
Calming the storm removing all harm
Be of good che-er your Savior's here now
So be of good faith for I'm here to stay be not afraid
 
So be of good faith for I'm here to stay be not afraid

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Coal Mines and Eastern Kentucky

As far as I know the only generation of my direct Collins line that worked the coal mines of Eastern Kentucky was my Grandfather's.

My father was born in Weeksbury, Kentucky, a coal mine town in Floyd County , Kentucky. I have uncles that were born is coal towns in Johnson, Pike and Letcher Counties, Kentucky.

In 1925 my Great Grandfather moved all his children and their children to Lewis Co.,Kentucky from Johnson Co., Kentucky to get away from the coal mines and go back to farming.

Today the government is trying to shut down the coal industry of Eastern Kentucky. How's a man supposed to support a family if he can't work ?



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 115

A Voice from on High
Written by Bill Monroe, sung by Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
 

A Voice from on High
 
I hear a voice callin', it must be our Lord
It's comin' from heaven on high
I hear a voice callin', I'll gain the reward
In the land where we shall never shall die

The Savior has paid a great price for me
He gave His life on Calvary
So I'll follow his footsteps up the narrow way
And be ready to meet Him when He calls on that day

I hear a voice callin', it must be our Lord
It's comin' from heaven on high
I hear a voice callin', I'll gain the reward
In the land where we shall never shall die

He died on the cross, the old rugged cross
That we would be saved from sin and not lost
So I'll follow His footsteps up the narrow way
And we'll pay our debts on the great judgement day

I hear a voice callin', it must be our Lord
It's comin' from heaven on high
I hear a voice callin', I'll gain the reward
In the land where we shall never shall die


Monday, November 7, 2016

Battle for the Ballots: The McMinn County War aka The Battle of Athens

With our National Election tomorrow, and all the reports of rigged votes, voter fraud and non-citizens casting illegal votes, here is the story of an interesting event in Southern Appalachian history from 1946.

I personally admire this small group of Vets who took back their county from a group of crooked politicians, using their 2nd Amendment rights.

 Battle for the Ballots: The McMinn County War
"On the night of August 1st, 1946, and into the early morning hours of the following day, a battle took place between the agents of corrupt politicians in McMinn County, Tennessee, and a band of World War II veterans, who took up arms in order to ensure that on the day of the local elections “every vote was counted as cast.”

McMinn County was the territory of a political machine run by Paul Cantrell. Throughout the late 1930's and early 1940's, Cantrell had served three terms as sheriff, rigging elections to ensure his continued reappointment. Over the course of a decade, Cantrell and his henchmen had collected over $300,000 in county expenses. By 1945, Cantrell was serving as a state senator, and had established his crony, Pat Mansfield, as sheriff. In McMinn County, Mansfield and his deputies had complete control of everything. As one resident reported, "you couldn’t even get hired as a schoolteacher without their okay."

Read more here:  Battle for the Ballots


Here are some more links pertaining to this historical story:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_(1946)

http://www.constitution.org/mil/tn/batathen.htm

http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/tnrevolt.shtml

 God Bless America......

Hat Tip to Janet Crain


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 114

Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown 
Written by Eliza Edmunds Hewitt and John Robson Sweney, sung by Allison Krauss and The Cox Family
 

 
Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown 

I am thinking today of that beautiful land
I shall reach when the sun goeth down;
When through wonderful grace by my Savior I stand,
Will there be any stars in my crown ?

Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown
When at evening the sun goeth down?
When I wake with the blest in the mansions of rest
Will there be any stars in my crown?

In the strength of the Lord let me labor and pray,
Let me watch as a winner of souls,
That bright stars may be mine in the glorious day,
When His praise like the sea billow rolls.

Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown
When at evening the sun goeth down?
When I wake with the blest in the mansions of rest
Will there be any stars in my crown ?
 
 O what joy it will be when His face I behold,
Living gems at his feet to lay down!
It would sweeten my bliss in the city of gold,
Should there be any stars in my crown.
 
 Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown
When at evening the sun goeth down?
When I wake with the blest in the mansions of rest
Will there be any stars in my crown ?
 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 113

Peace in the Valley
Written by Thomas A. Dorsey, sung by Red Foley
 
 
 
Peace in the Valley

Oh well, I'm tired and so weary but I must go along
Till the Lord will come and call, call me away, oh yes
Well, the morning's so bright and the lamb is the light
And the night, night is as black as the sea, oh yes.

There will be peace in the valley for me some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord, I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow, oh my Lord, no trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me.

Oh well, the bear will be gentle and the wolf will be tame
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes
And the beast from the wild will be lead by a child
And I'll be changed, changed from this creature that I am, oh yes.

There will be peace in the valley for me some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord, I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow, oh my Lord, no trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me...