Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Blessings


 

There are two songs for Memorial day today, please don't forget the second one below Angel Flight.  My greatest Respect and Gratitude to all our brave Veterans, past and present.  Thank you for the Sacrifices you made and for your Service.  May God Bless each and every one of you.

 

 Angel Flight

Co-Written by Radney Foster and Dardon Smith

sung by Radney Foster

 
  


 

Seven Hillsides

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Dedicated with love and God's Blessings to Tamara Hogshead
 
 

 
All night I've wrestled Jacob's angels
And prayed with Matthew, Luke and John
Struggling to find the words to face the task
That comes upon the blood red dawn.
I've buried men before their time
Of alcohol and blackened lung
But how to bury seven of these
Appalachian miners sons.
Who stormed the beaches wave on wave,
And sailed home to these rocky graves
In family plots that bared their names.

Tomorrow I'll walk up, seven hillsides
Tremble before my flock on seven hillsides
Seven sorrows, seven sons, seven mothers and every one
Will turn to me for the word of God, what does this mean?
And there I'll stand Good Book in hand,
A shepherd to these precious lambs
What will I say, what will I say, what can I say?

To tell the truth I'd never thought much
About the will of God before.
Called to preach at seventeen
I was in love with fiery words and not much more.
The time has come to keep the faith
For others shattered by their loss.
Remind them of the loving God
Whose son like theirs paid the cost.
To save a sad and wicked world
Through sacrifice our love is heard
And pray that I believe those words.

Tomorrow I'll walk up, seven hillsides
Tremble before my flock on seven hillsides
Seven sorrows, seven sons, seven mothers and every one
Will turn to me for the word of God, what does this mean?
And there I'll stand, Good Book in hand,
A shepherd to these precious lambs
What will I say?  What will I say?  What can I say? 



                                                                    













Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 142

Gone Home-sung by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

From the Album, Soldier of the Cross


The war images are from the Battle of the Bulge. The scenic images are from the Ardennes and Belgium.    There will be another special Blog post for Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.


All of my friends that I loved yesterday
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)
The songbirds that sing in the dell seem to say
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)

They've joined the heavenly fold
They're walking the streets of pure gold
They left one by one as their work here was done
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)

Life here is lonely since they've gone before
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)
The old weeping willow that stands by the door
Sadly says (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)

They've joined the heavenly fold
They're walking the streets of pure gold
They left one by one as their work here was done
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)

The trumpet will sound on that Great Judgment day
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)
We'll see all our friends that have gone on that way
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home)

They've joined the heavenly fold
They're walking the streets of pure gold
They left one by one as their work here was done
Gone home (they have gone home) gone home (they have gone home...)



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 141


Precious Memories sung by Patty Loveless






In the stillness, of the midnight, Ohhh
Precious mem'ries, unseen angels
Sent from somewhere to my soul
How they linger, ever near me
And the sacred past unfolds.

Precious mem'ries, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious, sacred scenes unfold.

Oh, Precious Father, Loving Mother
Lie across the lonely years
And the home scenes of my childhood
In fond memory appears.

Precious mem'ries, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious, sacred scenes unfold.

In the stillness of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious, sacred scenes unfold......

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 140


A Mother's Prayer

Sung by Dr. Ralph Stanley


   In Memory of Florence Stanley Collins, Ada Mae Floyd, and Lillian Smiddy, and in Honor of Mary Floyd Bunch 




Momma would pray, at night by her bedside
She called out to Jesus, in a voice so sincere
Watch over my children, and show them your mercy
Don't let 'em be alone, in this old world down here

A Mother's Prayer, more precious than diamonds
A Mother's Prayer, more precious than gold
There's nothing on earth that could compare,
I can still see her kneeling there
Thank God for the power, of a mother's prayer

With tears in my eyes, in the darkest of hours
I cried Oh Lord, don't take her from me
Then she took my hand, said son I'm ready
Said the sweetest prayer, then she went off to sleep

A Mother's Prayer, more precious than diamonds
A Mother's Prayer, more precious than gold
There's nothing on earth that could compare,
I can still see her kneeling there
Thank God for the power, of a Mother's Prayer

Then I had a dream, I stood before Jesus
Saw the Book of Life, and my name was in there
Lord I done so much wrong and I don't deserve mercy
Said there's something about your Mother's Prayer

A Mother's Prayer, more precious than diamonds
A Mother's Prayer, more precious than gold
There's nothing on earth that could compare,
I can still see her kneeling there
Thank God for the power, of a Mother's Prayer

Thank God for the Power, of a Mother's Prayer.........

Hat Tip and a Blessed Happy Mother's Day to Janet Crain




Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 139

How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

Sung by Skeeter Davis, written by Mrs. A.S. Bridgewater and A. P. Bland





We read of a place that's called heaven
It's made for the pure and the free
These truths in God's word he hath given
How beautiful heaven must be.

How beautiful heaven must be
Sweet home of the happy and free
Fair heaven of rest for the weary
How beautiful heaven must be.

--- Instrumental ---

In heaven no drooping or pining
No wishing for elsewhere to be
God's light is forever there shining
How beautiful heaven must be.

How beautiful heaven must be
Sweet home of the happy and free
Fair haven of rest for the weary
How beautiful heaven must be...

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 138

When the Savior Reached Down His Hands For Me

 Sung by Jimmy Martin




Once my soul was astray from the heavenly way
I was wretched and blind as could be
But my Savior in love gave me peace from above
When he reached down his hands for me

When my Savior reached down for me
When he reached down his hands for me
I was lost and undone without God or his Son
When he reached down his hands for me

How my heart does rejoice when I hear his sweet voice
In the tempest to him I can flee
There to lean on his arm safe secure from all harm
When he reached down his hands for me

When my Savior reached down for me
When he reached down his hands for me
I was lost and undone without God or his Son
When he reached down his hands for me

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