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November 30, 2019
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Bill & Gloria Gaither: Precious Memories

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  • (Humming)
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  • Bill Gaither: Life is made up of moments...
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  • ... like turning the pages of a photograph album.
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  • Our memories preserve for us the relationships...
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  • ... and events that tell the stories of each of our lives.
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  • Happy, sad, joyful, and painful.
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  • The memories of our days make up the fabric...
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  • ... of who we are.
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  • (Choir Singing) Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Bill Gaither: An unforgettable memory was made when dozens of friends...
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  • ... who had spent their lives in gospel music...
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  • ... gathered to sings some songs from their own...
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  • ... personal treasure of memories.
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  • For these folks, many precious memories...
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  • ... had begun around a piano somewhere.
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  • They're sharing songs about how their lives have been changed...
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  • ... by God's amazing grace.
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  • Precious scenes unfold
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  • [reverent organ music]
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  • [soft guitar music]
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  • - Blessed assurance,
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  • Jesus is mine.
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  • Oh, what a foretaste
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  • of glory divine.
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  • Heir of salvation,
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  • purchase of God,
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  • born of His Spirit,
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  • washed in His blood.
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  • This is my story.
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  • This is my song.
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  • Praising my Savior
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  • all the day long.
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  • This is my story.
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  • This is my song.
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  • Praising my Savior
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  • all the day long.
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  • Perfect submission,
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  • perfect delight.
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  • Visions of rapture
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  • now burst on my sight.
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  • Angels descending
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  • bring from above
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  • echoes of mercy,
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  • whispers of love.
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  • This is my story.
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  • This is my song.
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  • Praising my Savior
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  • all the day long.
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  • This is my story.
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  • This is my song.
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  • Praising my Savior
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  • all the day long.
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  • Praising my Savior
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  • all the day long.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Thank you. Thank y'all very much.
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  • I'm Alan Jackson, and welcome
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  • to the historic Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville.
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  • I can't think of a better place to kick off my new gospel album
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  • than right here in the mother church of country music.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Course, I guess you know we're here
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  • singing some gospel songs.
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  • My mama's been wearing me out for ten years
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  • to do this gospel album, you know?
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [gentle piano music]
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  • So we'll just get on with it here.
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  • I come to the garden alone
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  • while the dew
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  • is still on the roses,
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  • and the voice I hear
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  • falling on my ear,
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  • the Son of God discloses.
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  • And He walks with me,
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  • and He talks with me,
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  • and He tells me
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  • I am His own.
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  • And the joy we share
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  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other has ever known.
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  • I'd stay in the garden
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  • with Him,
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  • but the night
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  • around me is falling.
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  • But He bids me go.
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  • Through the voice of woe,
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  • His voice to me
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  • is calling.
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  • And He walks with me,
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  • and He talks with me,
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  • and He tells me
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  • I am His own.
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  • And the joy we share
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  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other has ever known.
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  • And the joy we share
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  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other has ever
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  • known.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Oh, thank you.
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  • Yeah, I grew up
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  • in Newnan, Georgia, down below Atlanta.
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  • At that time, it was a real quaint small town.
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  • It kind of reminds me of Franklin here in Tennessee,
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  • where we live, and-- with a court square.
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  • And we went to in the Newnan proper.rch.10.000, maybe,
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  • And I would say the buckle of the Bible Belt
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  • is a good way to describe it.
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  • There were churches on every street corner, and--
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  • you know, and everybody went to church.
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  • Really, there was not a lot to do for entertainment
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  • in Newnan back then, so that's what you did as kids
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  • for entertainment and as teenagers
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  • and for your social life.
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  • You went to church to be with your friends.
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  • So--and actually, that's how Alan and I met.
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  • We met on a Wednesday night after church.
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  • All the kids would go down to the Dairy Queen
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  • and hang out, and, you know,
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  • I came from my Baptist church, he came from his,
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  • and we just happened to hook up that evening
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  • at the Dairy Queen.
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  • So it was very instrumental in my life
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  • 'cause that's pretty much why we met.
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  • which was downtown.
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  • It was a small church when I was very young.
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  • Probably when I was almost a teenager,
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  • they built a new sanctuary next door, and--
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  • so the old one still remains there,
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  • but the original one I went to
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  • was a small, really pretty little church.
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  • - Church was very important in our family.
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  • We started off at-- my husband was a member
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  • of First Baptist Church when I married him.
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  • And we married quite young.
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  • It's like, it's been known I was 16 and he was 19.
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  • But I didn't belong to a church
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  • because I grew up in a country church
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  • and never was a part of a church
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  • like I wanted my children to be.
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  • And I made a point that they were always
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  • in the Sunday school and in the choir.
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  • Well, they started when they were just real, real young.
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  • And that was all they ever knew.
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  • They grew up in that.
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  • They sang in the choir and were always at church
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  • and Sunday school and everything.
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  • It was just--it's what we tried to have in our house.
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  • - It was just a pretty standard,
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  • you know, Southern kind of easygoing church,
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  • and you were real reverent and quiet in there.
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  • Nobody said anything, and they stood up and sang the hymns.
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  • I enjoy the traditional gospel hymns
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  • and music that I grew up in the church listening to,
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  • I guess, because you just--
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  • anytime you're familiar with a song, you automatically,
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  • you know, feel you have a connection with it,
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  • or it brings back a memory or something.
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  • I love to tell the story
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  • of unseen things above,
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  • of Jesus and His glory,
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  • of Jesus and His love.
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  • I love to tell the story,
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  • because I know 'tis true.
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  • It satisfies my longings
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  • as nothing else can do.
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  • I love to tell the story.
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  • 'Twill be my theme in glory
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  • to tell the old, old story
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  • of Jesus and His love.
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  • I love to tell the story,
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  • for those who know it best
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  • seem hungering and thirsting
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  • to hear it like the rest.
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  • And when, in scenes of glory,
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  • I sing the new, new song,
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  • 'twill be the old, old story
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  • that I have loved so long.
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  • I love to tell the story.
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  • 'Twill be my theme in glory
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  • to tell the old, old story
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  • of Jesus and His love.
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  • To tell the old, old story
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  • of Jesus and His love.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [laughs]
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  • Oh, thank you.
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  • [soft piano music]
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  • 00:12:04.010 --> 00:12:08.060
  • - The first song that was recorded for the album
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  • was the one that he did for my father's funeral last summer,
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  • and it's "Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus,"
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  • which is one of my favorite songs,
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  • that really made him realize
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  • how special it would be to her--
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  • after she heard just the one song,
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  • how special it would be, you know, for her to really have
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  • a collection of hymns that he had done for her.
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  • - Timing just kind of leads you
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  • the way it's supposed to work out,
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  • and I think that's what happened here.
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  • It was just a good time and may have been
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  • because I am a little older,
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  • and it gave me more time to think about it,
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  • and my mother's getting older, too,
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  • and my family, so it was a good--
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  • good time to go in and try to record it.
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  • O soul, are you weary
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  • and troubled?
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  • No light in the darkness
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  • you see?
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  • There's light for a look
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  • at the Savior
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  • and life more abundant
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  • and free.
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  • Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
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  • Look full in His wonderful face.
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  • And the things of earth
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  • will grow strangely dim
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  • in the light of His glory
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  • and grace.
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  • Through death into
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  • life everlasting
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  • He passed,
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  • and we follow Him there.
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  • Over us sin no more
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  • hath dominion,
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  • for more than conqu'rors
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  • we are.
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  • So turn your eyes upon Jesus.
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  • Look full in His wonderful face.
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  • And the things of earth
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  • will grow strangely dim
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  • in the light of His glory
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  • and grace.
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  • And the things of earth
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  • will grow strangely dim
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  • in the light of His glory
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  • and grace.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Well, when we went in the studio,
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  • I started thinking about some special things to do,
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  • 'cause this was a gift for my mother
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  • and Denise's mother and so forth.
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  • So I finally talked my girls
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  • into coming in and singing on a song.
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  • My wife sang, and my oldest daughter, Mattie,
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  • and Ali and then Dani, the youngest one,
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  • they all came in.
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  • Everybody sang except Dani. She chickened out.
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  • [laughter]
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  • So I put her on the album--
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  • credit as a vocal assistant
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  • 'cause she went and got me a bottle of water
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  • out of the refrigerator one time.
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  • [laughter]
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  • Got her in there.
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  • But anyway, I begged them to sing tonight,
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  • and they wouldn't do it.
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  • They were scared. audience: Aw!
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  • - You know...
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  • I mean, I don't blame them. It's tough.
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  • But they did a good job on the album,
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  • and it's really a treat to have them on there.
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  • I know that a lot of our family appreciates that.
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:33.150
  • But so we selected somebody to fill in
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:38.160
  • that still kind of is family
  • 00:16:38.170 --> 00:16:41.170
  • and make a good replacement tonight,
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  • and I want to introduce him now.
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  • This is my nephew from Georgia, Adam Wright,
  • 00:16:46.200 --> 00:16:48.290
  • and his lovely wife, Shannon.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • They're better known
  • 00:16:56.120 --> 00:16:57.200
  • as the ACR/RCA recording duo The Wrights.
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:17:01.200
  • They're working on a career and getting started
  • 00:17:01.210 --> 00:17:03.290
  • and making some good music,
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  • so they're gonna help us out tonight
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  • on this sweet little Jesus song.
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  • [soft piano music]
  • 00:17:10.100 --> 00:17:13.090
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:20.110
  • 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
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  • and to take Him at His word,
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  • just to rest upon His promise
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:38.190
  • and to know, "Thus saith the Lord."
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  • [together] Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him.
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  • How I've proved Him o'er and o'er.
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  • Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus.
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  • Oh, for grace to trust Him more.
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  • both: I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee,
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  • precious Jesus, Savior, friend.
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  • And I know that Thou art with me,
  • 00:18:17.250 --> 00:18:23.080
  • wilt be with me till the end.
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:28.230
  • [together] Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him.
  • 00:18:28.240 --> 00:18:34.020
  • How I've proved Him o'er and o'er.
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  • Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus.
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  • Oh, for grace to trust Him more.
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  • - That's The Wrights, Adam and Shannon.
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  • God bless you.
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  • Fine job.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • That's one of my sister's boys there.
  • 00:19:02.270 --> 00:19:06.290
  • - "Precious Memories," of course, is another old hymn.
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:10.050
  • I didn't record it on this album,
  • 00:19:10.060 --> 00:19:13.160
  • but when I was looking for a title,
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:15.200
  • it just stuck out to me because that's what
  • 00:19:15.210 --> 00:19:18.000
  • a lot of these songs are, just memories from growing up
  • 00:19:18.010 --> 00:19:21.230
  • and what they meant to us,
  • 00:19:21.240 --> 00:19:23.090
  • and I just felt strongly about that as a title.
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:26.100
  • - I do think that the death of both of our fathers
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:29.160
  • placed probably an urgency on him that, you know,
  • 00:19:29.170 --> 00:19:32.100
  • "I really need to do this.
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  • I want to do this for my mother."
  • 00:19:33.170 --> 00:19:35.000
  • And certainly, you know, the death of his father
  • 00:19:35.010 --> 00:19:37.140
  • had a great impact on him
  • 00:19:37.150 --> 00:19:39.010
  • and, if nothing else, just reflecting
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:42.170
  • on the kind of man he was,
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:44.180
  • and Alan so admired him.
  • 00:19:44.190 --> 00:19:48.030
  • - I didn't know that he was going to do it. his daddy was a carpenter,
  • 00:19:48.040 --> 00:19:52.180
  • and he had started him a little--ng
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:53.270
  • old Jo Ann Castle on the pianos
  • 00:19:53.280 --> 00:19:55.290
  • and a lot of Chuck Wagon Gang,
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:19:58.250
  • who were a well-known gospel group,
  • 00:19:58.260 --> 00:20:01.040
  • and a lot of those songs
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  • were played around the house as we grew up.
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  • My sisters-- I had four older sisters--
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  • they all sang in church
  • 00:20:09.270 --> 00:20:11.240
  • and school and that kind of thing.
  • 00:20:11.250 --> 00:20:13.180
  • But, really, we never really sat around the house
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  • singing on the porch or anything that much.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:21.010
  • My mama sang a lot just walking around the house.
  • 00:20:21.020 --> 00:20:23.160
  • Now, Daddy never-- you never heard Daddy sing.
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  • I saw him singing in church some,
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:26.190
  • but he didn't move his mouth much.
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  • But-- - [laughs]
  • 00:20:27.250 --> 00:20:29.080
  • - No, I mean, we weren't, like, a musician family.
  • 00:20:29.090 --> 00:20:31.170
  • Nobody played an instrument, I don't guess, that I ever--
  • 00:20:31.180 --> 00:20:33.200
  • Nobody ever learned.
  • 00:20:33.210 --> 00:20:34.290
  • 00:20:35.000 --> 00:20:37.260
  • Mama Ruth: This all came about after my husband passed away.
  • 00:20:37.270 --> 00:20:41.170
  • Well, he hadn't been gone but a short time,
  • 00:20:41.180 --> 00:20:43.140
  • and the children didn't play.
  • 00:20:43.150 --> 00:20:45.110
  • They'd always sung,
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:46.270
  • but none of them had ever played an instrument.
  • 00:20:46.280 --> 00:20:49.120
  • And after he was gone, they just decided,
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:52.050
  • "Well, this might be a good thing to do."
  • 00:20:52.060 --> 00:20:53.250
  • One of them's husband played the guitar.
  • 00:20:53.260 --> 00:20:56.150
  • And of course, one of my other son-in-laws
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  • plays the organ and piano real well.
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  • He's an accomplished pianist.
  • 00:21:01.000 --> 00:21:03.010
  • But the others never had played.
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:05.130
  • - About six years ago, my twin sister, Carol, here
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:11.010
  • married Banks Glover,
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:13.020
  • and it was about six months after Daddy Gene died,
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  • in the year 2000,
  • 00:21:16.210 --> 00:21:18.080
  • and Banks had played guitar
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  • most of his life since high school.
  • 00:21:19.250 --> 00:21:21.130
  • It was something he liked to do in his spare time.
  • 00:21:21.140 --> 00:21:23.040
  • But none of us girls had ever played instruments.
  • 00:21:23.050 --> 00:21:25.260
  • We had sung a lot, every day all our lives,
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  • but never played instruments.
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  • We all have Sunday lunch every week at Mama's house,
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  • so they would come over after church on Sunday
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  • and pull out their two guitars after lunch
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  • and play some little duets.
  • 00:21:38.100 --> 00:21:39.240
  • And they kept pestering some of the others of us
  • 00:21:39.250 --> 00:21:42.140
  • to join in the band, so they said, "We need a bass.
  • 00:21:42.150 --> 00:21:45.030
  • You got to get a bass and join us."
  • 00:21:45.040 --> 00:21:47.100
  • So they pestered me for a few months,
  • 00:21:47.110 --> 00:21:49.070
  • and I finally broke down and got an electric bass
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:51.060
  • and started fiddling around with it
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  • and got some pointers from some people,
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  • and, you know, we kind of started learning.
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:57.110
  • And then later switched to the big upright bass,
  • 00:21:57.120 --> 00:22:01.160
  • which we think better belongs in a bluegrass band,
  • 00:22:01.170 --> 00:22:04.090
  • but we like it a lot.
  • 00:22:04.100 --> 00:22:05.290
  • And then Diane, the oldest sister,
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:07.160
  • wanted to join us.
  • 00:22:07.170 --> 00:22:09.020
  • She had an old guitar that was warped
  • 00:22:09.030 --> 00:22:10.260
  • and didn't work anymore,
  • 00:22:10.270 --> 00:22:12.080
  • so we bought her a mandolin,
  • 00:22:12.090 --> 00:22:14.000
  • and she loved it and took lessons on it
  • 00:22:14.010 --> 00:22:15.260
  • and got really good on it
  • 00:22:15.270 --> 00:22:17.050
  • and then, like she does, gets tired of stuff
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:19.170
  • and wants to try something new,
  • 00:22:19.180 --> 00:22:20.250
  • so she's recently switched
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:22.270
  • from the mandolin to the banjo
  • 00:22:22.280 --> 00:22:24.120
  • and gotten really good on the banjo,
  • 00:22:24.130 --> 00:22:26.090
  • and it kind of gives a new sound to the group.
  • 00:22:26.100 --> 00:22:28.180
  • And Mama Ruth here plays the snare drum
  • 00:22:28.190 --> 00:22:31.120
  • and the tambourine and just kind of adds
  • 00:22:31.130 --> 00:22:33.160
  • a little rhythm and color to the group.
  • 00:22:33.170 --> 00:22:35.080
  • We have a good time.
  • 00:22:35.090 --> 00:22:36.130
  • We play at a lot of local events,
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:38.040
  • just local gigs, churches and small things.
  • 00:22:38.050 --> 00:22:40.150
  • But we have a good time practicing.
  • 00:22:40.160 --> 00:22:42.260
  • We practice very Sunday night over at Carol and Banks' house,
  • 00:22:42.270 --> 00:22:45.210
  • and it's just a fun thing to keep the family together.
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:49.130
  • It was a winter day, late January,
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  • about the time he had died,
  • 00:22:51.180 --> 00:22:53.000
  • about two years after he had died, so 2002,
  • 00:22:53.010 --> 00:22:55.260
  • but it was a beautiful sunny day like this
  • 00:22:55.270 --> 00:22:58.060
  • and warm, almost exactly like this,
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:23:00.130
  • and Mama said, "We ought to go out to the cemetery
  • 00:23:00.140 --> 00:23:03.050
  • "and play for Daddy Gene.
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:04.140
  • "We can play 'Down Yonder.'
  • 00:23:04.150 --> 00:23:05.210
  • That was one of his favorite songs."
  • 00:23:05.220 --> 00:23:07.140
  • So we packed up all the instruments,
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:09.010
  • called David to meet us out here,
  • 00:23:09.020 --> 00:23:10.160
  • and did a little concert for Daddy Gene.
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  • [bright music playing]
  • 00:23:14.160 --> 00:23:17.150
  • 00:23:17.160 --> 00:23:21.100
  • - This world is not my home.
  • 00:23:21.110 --> 00:23:23.130
  • I'm just a-passing through.
  • 00:23:23.140 --> 00:23:26.070
  • My treasures are laid up
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  • somewhere beyond the blue.
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  • The angels beckon me
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  • from heaven's open door.
  • 00:23:32.280 --> 00:23:35.090
  • And I can't feel at home
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  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:23:37.220 --> 00:23:41.130
  • all: O Lord, You know
  • 00:23:41.140 --> 00:23:43.200
  • I have no friend like You.
  • 00:23:43.210 --> 00:23:46.080
  • If heaven's not my home,
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:48.160
  • then, Lord, what will I do?
  • 00:23:48.170 --> 00:23:51.010
  • The angels beckon me
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:53.040
  • from heaven's open door.
  • 00:23:53.050 --> 00:23:55.120
  • And I can't feel at home
  • 00:23:55.130 --> 00:23:57.230
  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:23:57.240 --> 00:24:01.200
  • - They're all expecting me,
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  • and that's one thing I know.
  • 00:24:04.010 --> 00:24:06.180
  • I fixed it up with Jesus
  • 00:24:06.190 --> 00:24:09.050
  • 50 years ago.
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  • I know He'll take me through
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  • though I am weak and poor.
  • 00:24:13.100 --> 00:24:15.160
  • And I can't feel at home
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:18.010
  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:24:18.020 --> 00:24:21.220
  • all: O Lord, You know
  • 00:24:21.230 --> 00:24:23.260
  • I have no friend like You.
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:26.170
  • If heaven's not my home,
  • 00:24:26.180 --> 00:24:28.240
  • then, Lord, what will I do?
  • 00:24:28.250 --> 00:24:31.080
  • The angels beckon me
  • 00:24:31.090 --> 00:24:33.090
  • from heaven's open door.
  • 00:24:33.100 --> 00:24:35.230
  • And I can't feel at home
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:38.060
  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:24:38.070 --> 00:24:41.150
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:48.170
  • women: I have a loving Father
  • 00:25:01.040 --> 00:25:03.260
  • over in glory land.
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  • I don't except to stop
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  • until I shake His Hand.
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  • He's waiting there for me
  • 00:25:10.240 --> 00:25:12.230
  • in heaven's open door.
  • 00:25:12.240 --> 00:25:15.030
  • And I can't feel at home
  • 00:25:15.040 --> 00:25:17.170
  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:25:17.180 --> 00:25:21.070
  • all: O Lord, You know
  • 00:25:21.080 --> 00:25:23.080
  • I have no friend like You.
  • 00:25:23.090 --> 00:25:25.290
  • If heaven's not my home,
  • 00:25:26.000 --> 00:25:28.090
  • then, Lord, what will I do?
  • 00:25:28.100 --> 00:25:30.180
  • The angels beckon me
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  • from heaven's open door.
  • 00:25:32.210 --> 00:25:35.030
  • And I can't feel at home
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  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:25:37.110 --> 00:25:40.260
  • - Just over in the glory land,
  • 00:25:40.270 --> 00:25:43.170
  • we'll live eternally.
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  • The saints on every hand
  • 00:25:45.290 --> 00:25:47.270
  • are shouting victory.
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  • Their songs of loudest praise
  • 00:25:50.240 --> 00:25:52.180
  • drift back from heaven's shore.
  • 00:25:52.190 --> 00:25:54.260
  • And I can't feel at home
  • 00:25:54.270 --> 00:25:57.060
  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:25:57.070 --> 00:26:00.290
  • all: O Lord, You know
  • 00:26:01.000 --> 00:26:03.060
  • I have no friend like You.
  • 00:26:03.070 --> 00:26:05.270
  • If heaven's not my home,
  • 00:26:05.280 --> 00:26:08.050
  • then, Lord, what will I do?
  • 00:26:08.060 --> 00:26:10.130
  • The angels beckon me
  • 00:26:10.140 --> 00:26:12.170
  • from heaven's open door.
  • 00:26:12.180 --> 00:26:15.000
  • And I can't feel at home
  • 00:26:15.010 --> 00:26:17.090
  • in this world anymore.
  • 00:26:17.100 --> 00:26:21.220
  • No, I can't feel at home
  • 00:26:21.230 --> 00:26:27.250
  • in this world
  • 00:26:27.260 --> 00:26:32.160
  • anymore.
  • 00:26:32.170 --> 00:26:47.140
  • Mama Ruth: We just decided this wo [soft guitar music]to do
  • 00:26:47.150 --> 00:26:50.050
  • the weekend before Christmas,
  • 00:26:50.060 --> 00:26:51.180
  • and actually, she was by herself--
  • 00:26:51.190 --> 00:26:54.260
  • had gotten up that morning, and Alan said,
  • 00:26:54.270 --> 00:26:56.280
  • "Mother, you know, I have a gift I want to go ahead
  • 00:26:56.290 --> 00:26:58.220
  • "and give to you now so you can listen to it
  • 00:26:58.230 --> 00:27:00.230
  • without being distracted."
  • 00:27:00.240 --> 00:27:02.110
  • And he said, you know, "I've finally done
  • 00:27:02.120 --> 00:27:05.080
  • the gospel CD that you've wanted for so long."
  • 00:27:05.090 --> 00:27:08.020
  • He had promised me that he would make me one sometime, - We just put the CD on and let it play.
  • 00:27:09.190 --> 00:27:12.080
  • but I had no idea that he was making it
  • 00:27:12.090 --> 00:27:13.280
  • until we were up here just before Christmas.
  • 00:27:13.290 --> 00:27:18.100
  • - Well,We were all in there to Alan's mopening presents
  • 00:27:18.110 --> 00:27:19.250
  • and things with our family.
  • 00:27:19.260 --> 00:27:21.080
  • And so I just put that on
  • 00:27:21.090 --> 00:27:23.060
  • and said, "Here's your present,"
  • 00:27:23.070 --> 00:27:24.130
  • and had the music come out
  • 00:27:24.140 --> 00:27:25.220
  • and handed her the copy of the CD case.
  • 00:27:25.230 --> 00:27:28.200
  • So we sat there and listened to it.
  • 00:27:28.210 --> 00:27:29.280
  • - And I sat there and cried.
  • 00:27:29.290 --> 00:27:31.130
  • [laughter]
  • 00:27:31.140 --> 00:27:33.020
  • - With the first song, "Blessed Assurance,"
  • 00:27:33.030 --> 00:27:34.240
  • I mean, she--she just wept.
  • 00:27:34.250 --> 00:27:36.180
  • She sat at our bar in our kitchen
  • 00:27:36.190 --> 00:27:39.090
  • and, every--every song, just really wept
  • 00:27:39.100 --> 00:27:44.030
  • and sang along with it
  • 00:27:44.040 --> 00:27:45.230
  • and just kept saying over and over again, you know,
  • 00:27:45.240 --> 00:27:49.090
  • "This is the best gift you could have ever given me."
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  • [joyful music]
  • 00:27:52.070 --> 00:27:55.060
  • 00:27:55.070 --> 00:28:01.140
  • - Sing the wondrous love of Jesus.
  • 00:28:01.150 --> 00:28:06.100
  • Sing His mercy and His grace.
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  • In the mansions bright and blessed,
  • 00:28:10.260 --> 00:28:15.100
  • He'll prepare for us a place.
  • 00:28:15.110 --> 00:28:18.250
  • When we all get to heaven,
  • 00:28:18.260 --> 00:28:23.190
  • what a day of rejoicing that will be.
  • 00:28:23.200 --> 00:28:28.060
  • When we all see Jesus,
  • 00:28:28.070 --> 00:28:32.210
  • we'll sing and shout the victory.
  • 00:28:32.220 --> 00:28:37.080
  • Onward to the prize before us.
  • 00:28:37.090 --> 00:28:41.280
  • Soon His beauty we'll behold.
  • 00:28:41.290 --> 00:28:46.140
  • Soon the pearly gates will open.
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  • We shall tread the streets of gold.
  • 00:28:51.030 --> 00:28:54.240
  • When we all get to heaven,
  • 00:28:54.250 --> 00:28:59.100
  • what a day of rejoicing that will be.
  • 00:28:59.110 --> 00:29:03.220
  • When we all see Jesus,
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  • we'll sing and shout the victory.
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  • When we all see Jesus,
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  • we'll sing and shout the victory.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • - Mother says she pushes the button on her stereo
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  • several times a day and just lets the music run.
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  • - I loved it. I love every one of those songs.
  • 00:29:41.120 --> 00:29:44.170
  • I did a lot of singing in the choir
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  • for a good many years.
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  • When I was younger and going to church,
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  • they were singing all the old, old hymns,
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  • and they were just beautiful then,
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  • as well as they seem more beautiful today.
  • 00:29:58.070 --> 00:30:01.230
  • - I'm sure she won't brag on herself,
  • 00:30:01.240 --> 00:30:03.040
  • but she had a beautiful voice.
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  • It was an opera-like voice.
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  • It was untrained, but it was just gorgeous.
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  • I can just see her standing up there in her choir robe,
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  • you know, singing, and it's--
  • 00:30:12.030 --> 00:30:13.150
  • it's one of my best childhood memories, really,
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  • is just remembering her beautiful voice.
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  • [applause]
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  • [soft piano music]
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  • 00:30:28.270 --> 00:30:35.120
  • - Softly and tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling for you
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  • and for me.
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  • See, on the portals,
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  • He's waiting and watching,
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  • watching for you
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  • and for me.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Ye who are weary,
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  • come home."
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  • Earnestly, tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling, "O sinner,
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  • come home."
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  • Oh, for the wonderful love
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  • He has promised,
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  • promised for you
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  • and for me.
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  • And though we have sinned,
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  • He has mercy and pardon,
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  • pardon for you
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  • and for me.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Ye who are weary,
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  • come home."
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  • Earnestly, tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling, "O sinner,
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  • come home."
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  • Earnestly, tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling, "O sinner,
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  • come home."
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Yeah.
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  • [cheers and applause continue]
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  • Thank you.
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  • [cheers and applause continue]
  • 00:33:13.160 --> 00:33:16.170
  • Thank y'all.
  • 00:33:19.220 --> 00:33:21.120
  • You know, it's odd to be singing these things
  • 00:33:21.130 --> 00:33:23.060
  • and hear all this applause in a Baptist church.
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  • You didn't say a word, and you didn't make a noise.
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  • [laughter]
  • 00:33:26.200 --> 00:33:28.110
  • But we're glad y'all are clapping.
  • 00:33:28.120 --> 00:33:31.250
  • But--and especially this next song, you know,
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  • every time I hear this, it just makes me think of,
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  • "Please stand and turn your hymnal to number 362 for..."
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  • You know.
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  • 'Cause we did that a lot.
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  • [laughter]
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  • You know, I think this is one of the songs
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  • y'all might can sing along on here.
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  • [bright music]
  • 00:33:50.260 --> 00:33:53.250
  • 00:33:53.260 --> 00:33:55.240
  • Standing on the promises of Christ, my King,
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  • through eternal ages, let His praises ring.
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  • Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
  • 00:34:04.150 --> 00:34:08.210
  • standing on the promises of God.
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  • Standing, standing,
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  • standing on the promises of God, my Savior.
  • 00:34:17.180 --> 00:34:21.250
  • Standing, standing,
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  • I'm standing on the promises of God.
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  • Standing on the promises, I cannot fall,
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  • listening every moment to the Spirit's call,
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  • resting in my Savior as my All in All,
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  • standing on the promises of God.
  • 00:34:46.090 --> 00:34:50.270
  • Standing, standing,
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  • standing on the promises of God, my Savior.
  • 00:34:55.090 --> 00:34:59.230
  • Standing, standing,
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  • I'm standing on the promises of God.
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  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:35:15.030 --> 00:35:18.040
  • [lively guitar music]
  • 00:35:22.010 --> 00:35:25.000
  • 00:35:25.010 --> 00:35:30.140
  • Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
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  • Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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  • Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
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  • Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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  • Are you washed... - Are you washed...
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  • - In the blood... - In the blood...
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  • - In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
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  • Are your garments spotless?
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  • Are they white as snow?
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  • Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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  • Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin
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  • and be washed in the blood of the Lamb.
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  • There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean.
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  • Oh, be washed in the blood of the Lamb.
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  • Are you washed... - Are you washed...
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  • - In the blood... - In the blood...
  • 00:36:24.170 --> 00:36:26.160
  • - In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
  • 00:36:26.170 --> 00:36:30.130
  • Are your garments spotless?
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  • Are they white as snow?
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  • Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
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  • Some glad morning when this life is over,
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  • I'll fly away.
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  • To a home on God's celestial shore,
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  • I'll fly away.
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  • I'll fly away, O Glory.
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  • I'll fly away.
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  • When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
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  • I'll fly away.
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  • Oh, play it, boys.
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  • 00:37:14.050 --> 00:37:21.060
  • 00:37:30.280 --> 00:37:37.200
  • Yeah, just a few more weary days, and then
  • 00:37:48.010 --> 00:37:52.160
  • I'll fly away.
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  • To a land where joy shall never end,
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  • I'll fly away.
  • 00:38:01.030 --> 00:38:05.080
  • Yeah, I'll fly away, O Glory.
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  • I'll fly away.
  • 00:38:09.280 --> 00:38:14.020
  • Yeah, when I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
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  • I'll fly away.
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  • Oh, when I die,
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  • Hallelujah, by and by,
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  • I'll fly
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  • away.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Oh, that's a good one.
  • 00:39:00.280 --> 00:39:04.090
  • [soft piano music]
  • 00:39:04.100 --> 00:39:07.090
  • 00:39:07.100 --> 00:39:12.070
  • - When he finally decided he was gonna do it,
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  • we got our old Baptist hymnal
  • 00:39:13.280 --> 00:39:16.110
  • and actually went out to our river house,
  • 00:39:16.120 --> 00:39:18.020
  • sat on the hearth, and just started going through the pages,
  • 00:39:18.030 --> 00:39:22.070
  • and it was actually really a very sweet
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  • and fun time for us.
  • 00:39:25.180 --> 00:39:27.050
  • Alan: She plays the piano a little bit every now and then
  • 00:39:27.060 --> 00:39:29.070
  • on some of the old hymns, and she and I just sat down
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  • and started flipping through the book
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  • and singing and trying to think
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  • of all the ones that we really like
  • 00:39:36.200 --> 00:39:38.180
  • that we knew our mothers would really enjoy.
  • 00:39:38.190 --> 00:39:40.250
  • I love those old songs, and it was what it was,
  • 00:39:40.260 --> 00:39:43.130
  • you know, a gift for my family.
  • 00:39:43.140 --> 00:39:45.070
  • Mama Ruth: I think a lot of people
  • 00:39:45.080 --> 00:39:46.130
  • are going to enjoy this.
  • 00:39:46.140 --> 00:39:47.260
  • And actually, I have a lot of contact with his fans.
  • 00:39:47.270 --> 00:39:50.210
  • They write to me, and I hear from them.
  • 00:39:50.220 --> 00:39:52.230
  • They call me and visit me
  • 00:39:52.240 --> 00:39:54.180
  • ever since he's been in the business.
  • 00:39:54.190 --> 00:39:56.060
  • And they have just been real thrilled about this fact
  • 00:39:56.070 --> 00:39:58.190
  • that he's coming out with his gospel album,
  • 00:39:58.200 --> 00:40:00.190
  • and I just think it's going to mean so much
  • 00:40:00.200 --> 00:40:02.070
  • to so many people.
  • 00:40:02.080 --> 00:40:03.120
  • I really do.
  • 00:40:03.130 --> 00:40:04.210
  • - I think it has had
  • 00:40:04.220 --> 00:40:06.090
  • a greater impact on him, probably, than he would admit
  • 00:40:06.100 --> 00:40:09.230
  • and certainly on our friends and family
  • 00:40:09.240 --> 00:40:12.000
  • who have already heard it.
  • 00:40:12.010 --> 00:40:13.080
  • I mean, so many people have told me--
  • 00:40:13.090 --> 00:40:17.010
  • and it's been my response too--
  • 00:40:17.020 --> 00:40:18.130
  • that they wept when they heard these songs.
  • 00:40:18.140 --> 00:40:21.100
  • And I think it's not only the purity in his voice
  • 00:40:21.110 --> 00:40:25.140
  • and the simplicity of the production
  • 00:40:25.150 --> 00:40:27.260
  • and the honesty in his voice,
  • 00:40:27.270 --> 00:40:29.190
  • but, you know, it's what the songs are saying
  • 00:40:29.200 --> 00:40:32.210
  • that really, I think, have touched people's hearts.
  • 00:40:32.220 --> 00:40:37.090
  • women: We love you, Alan!
  • 00:40:37.100 --> 00:40:40.020
  • - Oh, thank you.
  • 00:40:40.030 --> 00:40:42.200
  • We'll be passing a plate here in a minute.
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  • Just... [laughter]
  • 00:40:44.080 --> 00:40:45.150
  • Keep that good feeling.
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  • [laughs]
  • 00:40:48.020 --> 00:40:51.030
  • I told my daughters--you know, some of their friends,
  • 00:40:52.020 --> 00:40:54.220
  • young friends were coming and all.
  • 00:40:54.230 --> 00:40:55.220
  • I said, "Do they know this is
  • 00:40:55.230 --> 00:40:57.020
  • like a church service they're coming to?"
  • 00:40:57.030 --> 00:40:58.160
  • I don't know; I think they thought
  • 00:40:58.170 --> 00:41:00.100
  • it was a regular country music concert.
  • 00:41:00.110 --> 00:41:02.060
  • But anyway,
  • 00:41:02.070 --> 00:41:04.230
  • go ahead.
  • 00:41:04.240 --> 00:41:07.010
  • [laughter]
  • 00:41:07.020 --> 00:41:08.150
  • [soft guitar music]
  • 00:41:08.160 --> 00:41:11.150
  • 00:41:11.160 --> 00:41:18.170
  • What a friend we have in Jesus,
  • 00:41:22.270 --> 00:41:29.080
  • all our sins and griefs to bear.
  • 00:41:29.090 --> 00:41:35.080
  • And what a privilege to carry
  • 00:41:35.090 --> 00:41:41.230
  • everything to God in prayer.
  • 00:41:41.240 --> 00:41:47.240
  • What a peace we often forfeit,
  • 00:41:47.250 --> 00:41:54.030
  • oh, what needless pain we bear,
  • 00:41:54.040 --> 00:42:00.150
  • all because we do not carry
  • 00:42:00.160 --> 00:42:06.280
  • everything to God in prayer.
  • 00:42:06.290 --> 00:42:13.110
  • Have we trials and temptations?
  • 00:42:13.120 --> 00:42:20.150
  • Is there trouble anywhere?
  • 00:42:20.160 --> 00:42:25.270
  • We should never be discouraged.
  • 00:42:25.280 --> 00:42:32.050
  • Take it to the Lord in prayer.
  • 00:42:32.060 --> 00:42:38.150
  • Can we find a friend so faithful
  • 00:42:38.160 --> 00:42:44.250
  • who will all our sorrows share?
  • 00:42:44.260 --> 00:42:51.050
  • Jesus knows our every weakness.
  • 00:42:51.060 --> 00:42:57.160
  • Take it to the Lord
  • 00:42:57.170 --> 00:43:01.110
  • in prayer.
  • 00:43:01.120 --> 00:43:07.260
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:43:07.270 --> 00:43:10.280
  • [upbeat music]
  • 00:43:17.000 --> 00:43:19.290
  • 00:43:20.000 --> 00:43:26.230
  • Yeah, what a fellowship, what a joy divine,
  • 00:43:26.240 --> 00:43:31.050
  • leaning on the everlasting arms.
  • 00:43:31.060 --> 00:43:35.170
  • What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
  • 00:43:35.180 --> 00:43:39.250
  • leaning on the everlasting arms.
  • 00:43:39.260 --> 00:43:44.040
  • Leaning, leaning,
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  • safe and secure from all alarms.
  • 00:43:48.180 --> 00:43:52.240
  • Leaning, leaning,
  • 00:43:52.250 --> 00:43:57.000
  • leaning on the everlasting arms.
  • 00:43:57.010 --> 00:44:02.260
  • What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
  • 00:44:02.270 --> 00:44:07.070
  • leaning on the everlasting arms?
  • 00:44:07.080 --> 00:44:11.130
  • I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
  • 00:44:11.140 --> 00:44:15.280
  • leaning on the everlasting arms.
  • 00:44:15.290 --> 00:44:20.070
  • Leaning, leaning,
  • 00:44:20.080 --> 00:44:24.150
  • safe and secure from all alarms.
  • 00:44:24.160 --> 00:44:28.270
  • Leaning, leaning,
  • 00:44:28.280 --> 00:44:33.040
  • leaning on the everlasting arms.
  • 00:44:33.050 --> 00:44:41.220
  • All right!
  • 00:44:41.230 --> 00:44:43.120
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:44:43.130 --> 00:44:46.140
  • [soft piano music]
  • 00:44:48.130 --> 00:44:51.120
  • 00:44:51.130 --> 00:44:56.290
  • On a hill far away
  • 00:44:57.000 --> 00:45:01.110
  • stood an old rugged cross,
  • 00:45:01.120 --> 00:45:05.250
  • the emblem of suffering
  • 00:45:05.260 --> 00:45:09.250
  • and shame.
  • 00:45:09.260 --> 00:45:13.200
  • And I love that old cross
  • 00:45:13.210 --> 00:45:18.000
  • where the dearest and best
  • 00:45:18.010 --> 00:45:22.090
  • for a world of lost sinners
  • 00:45:22.100 --> 00:45:26.180
  • was slain.
  • 00:45:26.190 --> 00:45:30.150
  • So I'll cherish
  • 00:45:30.160 --> 00:45:32.240
  • the old rugged cross
  • 00:45:32.250 --> 00:45:38.280
  • till my trophies
  • 00:45:38.290 --> 00:45:41.030
  • at last I lay down.
  • 00:45:41.040 --> 00:45:46.280
  • And I will cling
  • 00:45:46.290 --> 00:45:49.050
  • to the old rugged cross
  • 00:45:49.060 --> 00:45:55.160
  • and exchange it someday
  • 00:45:55.170 --> 00:45:59.010
  • for a crown.
  • 00:45:59.020 --> 00:46:04.010
  • To that old rugged cross
  • 00:46:04.020 --> 00:46:08.100
  • I will ever be true,
  • 00:46:08.110 --> 00:46:12.210
  • its shame and reproach
  • 00:46:12.220 --> 00:46:15.240
  • gladly bear.
  • 00:46:15.250 --> 00:46:20.210
  • Then He'll call me someday
  • 00:46:20.220 --> 00:46:25.000
  • to my home far away,
  • 00:46:25.010 --> 00:46:29.010
  • where His glory
  • 00:46:29.020 --> 00:46:31.150
  • forever I'll share.
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  • So I'll cherish
  • 00:46:37.090 --> 00:46:39.150
  • the old rugged cross
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  • till my trophies
  • 00:46:45.210 --> 00:46:47.260
  • at last I lay down.
  • 00:46:47.270 --> 00:46:53.210
  • Yeah, I will cling
  • 00:46:53.220 --> 00:46:56.010
  • to the old rugged cross
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  • and exchange it someday
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  • for a crown.
  • 00:47:05.240 --> 00:47:10.150
  • Yeah, I will cling
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  • to the old rugged cross
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  • and exchange it someday
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  • for a crown.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Thank you.
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  • [reverent music]
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  • O Lord, my God,
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  • when I, in awesome wonder,
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  • consider all the worlds
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  • Thy hands have made,
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  • I see the stars,
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  • I hear the rolling thunder,
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  • Thy power throughout
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  • the universe displayed,
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  • then sings my soul,
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  • my Savior, God, to Thee,
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  • "How great Thou art.
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  • How great Thou art."
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  • Then sings my soul,
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  • my Savior, God, to Thee,
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  • "How great Thou art.
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  • How great Thou art."
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  • When Christ shall come
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  • with shouts of acclamation
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  • and take me home,
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  • what joy shall fill my heart.
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  • Then I shall bow
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  • in humble adoration
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  • and there proclaim,
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  • "My God, how great Thou art."
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  • Then sings my soul,
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  • my Savior, God, to Thee,
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  • "How great Thou art.
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  • How great Thou art."
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  • Then sings my soul,
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  • my Savior, God, to Thee,
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  • "How great Thou art.
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  • "How great Thou art.
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  • "How great Thou art.
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  • "How great
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  • Thou art."
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Thank you.
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  • [cheers and applause continue]
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  • Thank you.
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  • [soft piano music]
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  • The last song on the album's
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  • called "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven with You."
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  • And I wasn't really familiar with that song.
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  • My mother had adopted that
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  • since my daddy died a few years ago.
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  • Somebody played it for her, and she felt like
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  • there was a connection there for her.
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  • - It was a song that Alan didn't know about.
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  • I'm sure our daughters told Alan about that song.
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  • Because my husband and I camped for years.
  • 00:51:45.170 --> 00:51:48.130
  • We were camping down in south Georgia at a campground,
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  • and they had people come in, you know,
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  • to entertain you at these things.
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  • And this gospel group came in that night,
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  • and they sang that song.
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  • And Eugene reached over and touched my hand,
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  • and he said, "You like that song, don't you?"
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  • And it was a special song to me from then on.
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  • And now every time I hear it, I think about,
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  • I'm gonna stroll over heaven with him one of these days.
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  • [applause]
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  • Thank you very much. Y'all been very nice tonight.
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  • We've enjoyed it, and I hope you've heard
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  • some songs that you enjoy or remembered
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  • or for the first time or whatever.
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  • We're glad you're with us, and we're gonna do this
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  • for my mama and Daddy Gene, who was a musical man,
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  • and a lot of gospel and religious music
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  • that I heard growing up was some that he loved.
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  • [gentle music]
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  • If I surveyed all the good things
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  • that come to me from above,
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  • if I could count all the blessings
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  • from the storehouse of love,
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  • I'd simply ask for a favor
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  • of Him beyond mortal king,
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  • and I'm sure that He'd grant it again.
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  • I want to stroll over heaven
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  • with you some glad day
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  • when all our troubles and heartaches
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  • are vanished away.
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  • Then we'll enjoy the beauty
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  • where all things are new.
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  • I want to stroll over heaven with you.
  • 00:53:47.100 --> 00:53:53.160
  • 00:53:53.170 --> 00:54:00.200
  • So many places of beauty
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  • we've longed to see here below,
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  • but times and treasures have kept us
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  • from making plans, as you know.
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  • But come the morning of the rapture,
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  • together we'll stand anew,
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  • and then we'll stroll over heaven with you.
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  • I want to stroll over heaven
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  • with you some glad day
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  • when all our troubles and heartaches
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  • are vanished away.
  • 00:54:56.060 --> 00:55:00.050
  • Then we'll enjoy the beauty
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  • where all things are new.
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  • I want to stroll over heaven with you.
  • 00:55:08.030 --> 00:55:14.120
  • 00:55:14.130 --> 00:55:16.100
  • I want to stroll over heaven with you.
  • 00:55:16.110 --> 00:55:23.240
  • 00:55:23.250 --> 00:55:29.260
  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [soft music]
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  • Thank y'all so much.
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  • You've been very sweet.
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  • We appreciate it.
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  • God bless y'all.
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  • Good night.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • 00:55:48.080 --> 00:55:55.090
  • Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
  • 00:57:08.230 --> 00:57:11.070
  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
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  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
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  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
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  • In the stillness, of the midnight
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