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...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 128

He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
 Written by Mrs L. L. Brackett and C.M. Ballew, sung by Don Reno and Red Smiley
 


He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
 
There's a call that rings from the one who sings
To those now gone astray
Saying "Come ye men from your load of sin
There at the alter lay
Many do not heed that the chains of greed
that their conscience never tire
Be assured my friend if you still offend
He will set your fields on fire

Now if you don't from sin retire
He will set your fields on fire
You have heard Jesus' call
And in death your soul must fall
Now my friend if you desire
You may join the heavenly choir
And rejoice with him free from every sin
 When He sets this world on fire


You have heard his voice seen His soul rejoice
That trusted in his grace
You have blushed with sin as He knocked within
But still you hide your face
From the blessed Lord and His own true word
But still you say retire
Leave the downward path kindle not His wrath
Or He'll set your fields on fire

Now if you don't from sin retire
He will set your fields on fire
You have heard Jesus' call
And in death your soul must fall
Now my friend if you desire
You may join the heavenly choir
And rejoice with him free from every sin
 When He sets this world on fire


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 127

To My Mansion In The Sky
Written by Jimmie Davis, sung by Melvin Goins
 
 
 
To My Mansion In The Sky

This plane I'm ridin' they say it's leavin'
For a place where we'll never die
And the pilot will by my Jesus
To my mansion in the sky

Now don't be grievin' because I'm leavin'
And don't cry when I say goodbye
There'll be no weepin' where I'm going
To my mansion in the sky

This plane I'm ridin' will be returnin'
Some sweet day Lord, by and by
So get ready to go with Jesus
To my mansion in the sky

Now don't be grievin' because I'm leavin'
and don't cry when I say goodbye
There'll be no weepin' where I'm going
To my mansion in the sky

My journey with Jesus will end my sorrow
Heal my affliction, no more I'll cry
I'll be rejoicing while I'm going
To my mansion in the sky

Now don't be grievin' because I'm leavin'
And don't cry when I say goodbye
There'll be no weepin' where I'm going
To my mansion in the sky

To my mansion in the sky

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 126

On My Way To Canaan's Land
Written by A. P. Carter, sung by the Carter Family
 
In Remembrance, Steve Edward Rutherford
 
 
On My Way To Canaan's Land 

I'm on my way to Canaan's land
I'm on my way to Canaan's land
I'm on my way to Canaan's land
I'm on my way (Praise God) I'm on my way

If father won't go, it won't hinder me
If father won't go, it won't hinder me
If father won't go, it won't hinder me
I'm on my way (Praise God) I'm on my way

If mother won't go, it won't hinder me
If mother won't go, it won't hinder me
If mother won't go, it won't hinder me
I'm on my way (Praise God) I'm on my way

If sister won't go, it won't hinder me
If sister won't go, it won't hinder me
If sister won't go, it won't hinder me
I'm on my way (Praise God) I'm on my way

Oh, be baptized in Jesus's name
Oh, be baptized in Jesus's name
Oh, be baptized in Jesus's name
I'm on my way (Praise God) I'm on my way

I'm on my way to Canaan's land
I'm on my way to Canaan's land
I'm on my way to Canaan's land
I'm on my way (Praise God) I'm on my way

Monday, January 30, 2017

Safe Spaces

I've been reading 'news' articles stating that there are some college students across our nation that for what ever reason think they need 'safe spaces'.

Safe spaces are nothing new to the mountaineers of southern Appalachia. See photo below:

Hatfield Clan 'safe space' circa 1899


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 125

I'll Fly Away
Written by Albert E. Brumley, sung by the Stanley Brothers, Carter and Ralph 
 
In remembrance, Carl S. Titus....  September 3, 1988 - January 22, 2017
 

 
I'll Fly Away
 
 Some glad morning when this life is o'er
I'll fly away
To a home on Gods celestial shore
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh Glory
I'll fly away, in the morning
When I die Hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away (fly away)

When the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh Glory
I'll fly away, in the morning
When I die Hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away (fly a way)

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I'll fly away

I'll fly away oh Glory
I'll fly away, in the morning
When I die Hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away, fly away....
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BEWARE.."Creepy Fake Genealogy Site" MyFamilyTree

These day's if it ain't one thing it's the next. I first found out about this fake Genealogy web site from a Rootsweb list I subscribe to,it wasn't a promotion for the site, but a warning.

After looking into this site, I found nothing that had anything good to say about it.

"The website FamilyTreeNow presents itself as an alternative to genealogy websites such as Ancestry and FamilySearch. It claims to have “one of the largest collections of genealogy records anywhere.” Some old-timey photos adorning the site give the impression that it can help you discover family from long ago. Lastly, the account sign-up page says, “Seriously everything is free, no catch.” But the entire website is the catch.

Genealogy sites will provide old records that have been scanned in so that you may find relatives. Birth records, marriage records, newspaper clippings; none of these are present on this site. Despite its trappings as a genealogy site, it is in fact a "people search engine" best-suited for stalkers, blackmailers, and hackers. As young adult fiction author Anna Brittain wrote, the site is an internet safety hazard."

Read more here:  How that creepy fake genealogy site knows so much about you

Some other articles:

This Creepy Website Has Tons of Your Personal Information

Remove Your Name From This Creepy ‘Family History’ Site—If You Can

FamilyTreeNow reviews

The good news is you can opt out of this site. My advise is to do just that, and please don't forget your kin. To opt out go here: Opt out FamilyTreeNow

My advice to the owner of this site, the cretin Dustin Richard Weirich, get a life and hire a good lawyer.

That's my 2 cents....

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 124

Born Again
Written by Charlie and Ira Louvin, sung by Jim and Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys
 

 
Born Again

Borned again, free from sin
I’m happy night and day
Makes me shout, there’s no doubt
I know I’m borned again

Satan tells me that I only thought I got saved
He tells me what a fool I have been
But when my mind goes back to that
Old bench where I prayed
I know that I’ve been borned again
 
Borned again, free from sin
I’m happy night and day
Makes me shout, there’s no doubt
I know I’m borned again

Many times along the way my faith has grown weak
When burdens seem to rise on every hand
But when I steal away in prayer
He answers my plea, my every need he understands.
 

Borned again, free from sin
I’m happy night and day
Makes me shout, there’s no doubt
I know I’m borned again
 
 I know I’m borned again
 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 123

Lonely Tombs
Written by J.E. Mainer, sung by the Stanley Brothers, Carter and Ralph 
 
 
Lonely Tombs

I was strolling one day in a lonely graveyard
When a voice from the tomb seemed to say
I once lived as you lived walked and talked as you talk
But from earth I was soon called away

Oh those tombs (oh those tombs) lonely tombs (lonely tombs)
Seemed to say in a low gentle tone
Oh how sweet (oh how sweet) is the rest (is the rest)
In our beautiful Heavenly home
 
Then I came to the place where my mother was laid
And in silence I stood by her tomb
And her voice seemed to say in a low gentle tone
I am safe with my Savior at home
 
Oh those tombs (oh those tombs) lonely tombs (lonely tombs)
Seemed to say in a low gentle tone
Oh how sweet (oh how sweet) is the rest (is the rest)
In our beautiful Heavenly home

Every voice from the tomb seemed to whisper and say
Living man you must soon follow me
And I thought as I looked on those cold marble slabs
What a dark lonesome place that must be

Oh those tombs (oh those tombs) lonely tombs (lonely tombs)
Seemed to say in a low gentle tone
Oh how sweet (oh how sweet) is the rest (is the rest)
In our beautiful Heavenly home

Friday, January 13, 2017

Valentine Collins .... Facts or Fiction ? Part 6

Recently while researching my Collins collateral lines, I ran across an article that made me scratch my head. I wouldn't have come across this if my 4th Great Grandfather, Valentine Collins hadn't been mentioned.

The mentioned article was an 'announcement' for "2nd annual Goins Book Reunion and Union of Goins Book relatives and Redbone descendants."  Read it here:  Goins Book Reunion
Or see this 'snip' from the article:


I must say, thanks for the invitation. Since I don't descend from the 'Redbones', this reunion would not have been of interest to me.

But with that said, I don't descend from Vardy Collins, but I am a double 4th Great-grandson of Valentine Collins.

There are a few statements written in this article , that I don't understand, and they have me scratching my head.

1."who matched the female Goins line perfectly as well as the South Carolina Sumter Goins"
I'm not sure exactly what 'perfect' means ?

2.Who matches the Goins female lines ?  Which test did this data come from, is there a GEDCOM file that backs this data up ?

3. I have no reason to believe Valentine Collins ever identified with the name 'Melungeon', never mind 'Redbone'.

Who knows, maybe this information is published in this 'Goins Book'. I tried to find a copy of this book to purchase, with no luck/ I appears the book isn't published yet ?

While I was searching for this book, I did come across this (which could just be a 'typo') :


Well, Joseph Goins was not the husband of Mahala Mullins nee Collins. Mahala Mullins was the wife of John Mullins and daughter of  Soloman D. Collins and Virginia Jane Gincy Goins.

Virginia Jane Gincy Goins line appears to be (I didn't vet this information, so I don't know how accurate it might be), Virginia Jane Gincy Goins > Joseph Goins, Millie Lovins > Joseph Goings, Emily Bunch > Agnes Gowen . So Joseph Goins was the maternal Grandfather of Mahala Collins Mullins, not her husband.

So is this fact or fiction, concerning the Valentine Collins line ?  As far as I can see, there isn't enough data/information to come to a conclusion. I'm interested to find out what a 'perfect' DNA match is and how that conclusion was made.

Here is an educational article concerning 'DNA matches'

Mean while, I'll keep checking to see when this 'Goins Book' becomes available.

 
That's my 2 cents..... 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Morning Mountain Gospel Music 122

I'm Gonna Sing Sing Sing
Written by Hank Williams Sr., sung by Charlie Monroe
 

 
I'm Gonna Sing Sing Sing

In this world of sorrow, I've seen troubles and woe
When I get to glory, I'll see no more
For I know my prayers have not been in vain
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing

When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing
I'm gonna let the Hallelujahs ring
I'm gonna praise my blessed Savior's name
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing

Sometimes I get so weary inside
Then I recall how my Jesus died
Up there I know, there'll be no more pain
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing

When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing
I'm gonna let the Hallelujahs ring
I'm gonna praise my blessed Savior's name
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing

Up there no tears will blind my eyes
As I'll walk along by my Jesus' side
I'll meet my loved ones all once again
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing

When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing
I'm gonna let the Hallelujahs ring
I'm gonna praise my blessed Savior's name
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing

When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing
I'm gonna let the Hallelujahs ring
I'm gonna praise my blessed Savior's name
When I get to glory, I'm gonna sing, sing, sing