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November 27, 2019
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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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  • ... 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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  • all: Oh, one day, Jesus
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  • will call my name.
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  • Bill: For more than 30 years,
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  • Lynda Randle has been singing songs of hope.
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  • It all started when she was a teenager
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  • at her home church in Washington, D.C.,
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  • and today she is a favorite
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  • among audiences all across the world.
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  • all: For the God on the mountain...
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  • - Hi, I'm Bill Gaither, and I've had the joy
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  • of watching Lynda Randle communicate through songs
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  • for more than two decades now.
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  • - Hold to His hand...
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  • [together] To His hand.
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  • Bill: We have made some wonderful music together
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  • over the years,
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  • and she is a very special part of the Homecoming legacy.
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  • all: Oh, it's a highway to heaven.
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  • Bill: Today what a thrill it is to celebrate her music
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  • and honor her heritage as never before.
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  • Join me in welcoming Lynda Randle
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  • for some wonderful Homecoming favorites
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  • and songs of inspiration.
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  • all: One day at a time,
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  • sweet Jesus,
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  • that's all I'm asking of You.
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  • Just give me the strength
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  • to do every day
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  • what I have to do.
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  • Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus,
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  • and tomorrow may never be mine.
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  • Help me today.
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  • Show me the way
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  • one day at a time.
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  • - I'm only human.
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  • I am a woman.
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  • Help me believe what I can be
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  • and all that I am.
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  • Oh, show me the stairway
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  • that I have to climb.
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  • Lord, for my sake,
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  • teach me to take
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  • one day at a time.
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  • all: One day at a time,
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  • sweet Jesus,
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  • that's all I'm asking of You.
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  • Just give me the strength
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  • to do every day
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  • what I have to do.
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  • Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus,
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  • and tomorrow may never be mine.
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  • Help me today.
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  • Show me the way
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  • one day at a time.
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  • - Oh, do You remember
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  • when You walked among men?
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  • Well, Jesus, You know
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  • if You're looking below
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  • that it's worse now than then.
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  • So much pushing and shoving,
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  • and it's crowding my mind.
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  • So, Lord, for my sake,
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  • teach me to take
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  • one day at a time.
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  • all: One day at a time,
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  • sweet Jesus,
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  • that's all I'm asking of You.
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  • Just give me the strength
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  • to do every day
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  • what I have to do.
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  • Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus,
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  • and tomorrow may never be mine.
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  • Help me today.
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  • Show me the way
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  • one day at a time.
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  • Lord, help me today.
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  • Show me the way
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  • one day at a time.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • - And, Lynda, what a joy it is to have you back here
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  • in Studio C,
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  • where you sang your first song for the Homecoming.
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  • - Yes, many years ago.
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  • - Yeah. - Yeah.
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  • - That's early '90s, right, or mid-'90s?
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  • - Yes, 1993, to be exact, yeah.
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  • - Ooh. - Long time ago.
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  • - You were just a child.
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  • - I was--I was just a kid. [laughs]
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  • I like to think I'm still a kid, but, you know...
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  • Yeah, it's a long time.
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  • - And you sat over there on the ledge.
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  • - Yeah, that's right. - You were so kind.
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  • You just smiled.
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  • And we were getting into the session,
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  • and somebody said, "You gonna let that kid sing
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  • from Kansas City?"
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  • [laughter]
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  • - You know, and actually,
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  • the very first song-- I'll never forget this.
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  • The very first partial song - What a moment.
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  • - Yeah, it was good. - What a moment that was.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - Well, you're still singing songs of hope.
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  • That's a great song.
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  • How many times in the hospital
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  • do you visit people that you love
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  • and say, "How you doing?"
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  • And they say, "Well, report's not real good right now.
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  • We're just taking it"--what?
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  • - Yes. One day at a time.
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  • - One step at a time. - One day at a time, yeah.
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  • - And that's the reason we keep singing these songs, right?
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  • - Absolutely, Bill.
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  • And I know, for me, that's really true as well
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  • about, you know, people in the hospital,
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  • and one of the things I was praying
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  • as we were getting ready for this video
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  • is that there'll be people that will be watching
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  • in the midnight hours because they can't sleep.
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  • There'll be people in the hospitals,
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  • all kinds of issues.
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  • Mine is, sometimes I kind of-- I get ahead.
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  • I like planning and all that.
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  • And the Lord has to constantly remind me,
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  • "It's great to plan and all,
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  • but, Lynda, one day at a time."
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  • "That's it. Just take it one day at a time.
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  • I've got this."
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  • And so I kind of have to relax in that, so yeah,
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  • it's a great message, yeah.
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  • - You know, we've been doing these videos now
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  • for about, you know, 25 years,
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  • and one of the things a lot of folks say,
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  • especially those who are looking in
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  • through an outside window,
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  • they say--after I talk with them, they say,
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  • "We watch you on Saturday nights."
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  • Said, "Well, why do you watch?"
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  • He says, "I need the hope."
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  • - Yes. I need the hope.
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  • - He said, "I don't know whether you folks
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  • "got it all together or not, but you seem like
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  • you are coming closer than a lot of folks are."
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  • - Absolutely, Bill.
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  • It's incredible. I got a text the other day.
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  • A guy had a surgical procedure, was in the hospital,
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  • and he couldn't sleep, and he YouTubed my music,
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  • and just got him through the night,
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  • and I'm so grateful that, you know, these videos,
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  • they are a lifeline for people,
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  • that it is hope, because a lot of people are hopeless.
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  • And so I don't know--
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  • I know we're not just singing songs to sing them.
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  • At least I know I'm not singing songs to just sing them.
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  • If I didn't believe in the message of this music,
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  • I'd probably choose another career, so to speak.
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  • But I believe in the power of love and hope.
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  • - And what a great message this song has.
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  • When you're going through tough times, a lot of times,
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  • all you can do is just put your head down...
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  • - Yes. - And keep pressin' on, right?
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  • - Yes. You know, it's easy to give up.
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  • I think sometimes we quit short of the goal
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  • that God has intended for us.
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  • So I was just kind of walking around the house
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  • one particular afternoon,
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  • and a lot of stuff was on my heart and my mind, Bill,
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  • you know, and sometimes we--
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  • you feel like giving up sometimes.
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  • I mean, if you're gonna be honest--
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  • That's what I prayed as we were gonna do this video.
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  • I said, "Lord, just let me be real and be honest,"
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  • because I think we all, at times,
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  • want to quit and give up.
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  • And so I just started singing this song,
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  • "I'm gonna keep on pressin' on.
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  • "Though the battle is ragin', I--
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  • "and I'm not gonna give up, because I know God is able.
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  • "I mean, I've been in storms before.
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  • "He's delivered me.
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  • "So why should this time be any different?
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  • And so I'm gonna keep pressin' on."
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  • And so I'm praying that as people are watching this video
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  • and you're, like, on that brink of giving up,
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  • don't give up.
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  • Press on,
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  • because in the end, we win.
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  • [laid-back music]
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  • Been on this journey with Jesus
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  • for a long, long time.
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  • It hasn't always been easy.
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  • Sometimes it's an uphill climb.
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  • But Jesus promised to keep me
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  • no matter what the test.
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  • So I'm not gonna give up now,
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  • not gonna give up yet.
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  • all: I'm gonna keep on pressin' on...
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  • - Even though the battle is ragin'.
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  • all: I'm gonna keep on pressin' on...
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  • - Even in the midst of the storm.
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  • 'Cause I know my God is able.
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  • He's delivered me before.
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  • all: I'm gonna keep on pressin', pressin' on.
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  • 00:10:35.240 --> 00:10:38.070
  • - Sometimes this life is hard
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  • and your head's bowed down with care.
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  • Don't know where to turn,
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  • and your heart is filled with fear.
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  • But Jesus promised to keep me.
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  • He always knows what's best.
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  • So I'm not gonna give up now.
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  • Not gonna give up yet.
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  • all: I'm gonna keep on pressin' on...
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  • - Even though the battle is ragin'.
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  • all: I'm gonna keep on pressin' on...
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  • - Even in the midst of the storm.
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  • 'Cause I know my God is able.
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  • He's delivered me before.
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  • all: I'm gonna keep on pressin', pressin' on.
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  • 00:11:30.070 --> 00:11:37.230
  • - I'm gonna keep on pressin' on,
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  • even though the battle is ragin'.
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  • I'm gonna keep on pressin' on,
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  • even in the midst of the storm.
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  • 'Cause I know my God is able.
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  • He's delivered me before.
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  • I'm gonna keep on pressin',
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  • I'm gonna keep on pressin'.
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  • Not gonna give up.
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  • [together] Keep on pressin'...
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  • all: Pressin' on.
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  • - Hey, yeah. Keep on.
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  • - Yeah, yeah.
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  • - Ooh, whoa. - Whoo!
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  • [applause]
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  • [laughter]
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  • Bill: Grew up in a pastor's home.
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  • Big, big family. - Yes.
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  • - Urban center in Washington? - Yes, yes. Yeah.
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  • Bill: Learned to sing early, right?
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:34.190
  • Lynda: Pretty early.
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  • I don't think I got halfway confident with it--
  • 00:13:36.040 --> 00:13:38.270
  • I'm still getting the confidence--
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  • till I was probably in my teens.
  • 00:13:41.070 --> 00:13:42.120
  • But we all sang growing up in our home.
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  • That's kind of what we did.
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:45.150
  • Five out of the seven kids sang.
  • 00:13:45.160 --> 00:13:47.210
  • - Yeah. - Yeah, it was pretty fun.
  • 00:13:47.220 --> 00:13:48.280
  • - Get it from your mom or your dad or both?
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:51.010
  • - Well, my mom.
  • 00:13:51.020 --> 00:13:52.040
  • I always say she was my first Mahalia.
  • 00:13:52.050 --> 00:13:54.070
  • And then my dad sort of thought he could sing,
  • 00:13:54.080 --> 00:13:58.050
  • and we didn't have the heart to tell him, like,
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:14:00.110
  • "Dad, you don't have it."
  • 00:14:00.120 --> 00:14:01.240
  • So we really do get it from our mom
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:05.030
  • for the most part, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:14:05.040 --> 00:14:07.070
  • Bill: I remember the concerts when we--in the D.C. area.
  • 00:14:07.080 --> 00:14:10.070
  • She'd come out, and we'd put the mic in front of her.
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  • She'd be sitting there.
  • 00:14:12.020 --> 00:14:13.080
  • It looked like she was half asleep
  • 00:14:13.090 --> 00:14:14.180
  • until she started singing.
  • 00:14:14.190 --> 00:14:15.240
  • Lynda: [laughs] Then she'd wake up.
  • 00:14:15.250 --> 00:14:17.190
  • My mom, she was-- Bill, I'm telling you, we--
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:21.270
  • I just first of all love that God allowed me
  • 00:14:21.280 --> 00:14:24.080
  • to be born in the Tait family.
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  • I'm just blessed by that.
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  • With all of our imperfections and all the craziness
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:30.170
  • and stuff that we went through,
  • 00:14:30.180 --> 00:14:32.240
  • I don't think He could have chosen
  • 00:14:32.250 --> 00:14:34.020
  • a better family and better parents.
  • 00:14:34.030 --> 00:14:35.200
  • And--but my mom, the older she got, the funnier she got.
  • 00:14:35.210 --> 00:14:39.240
  • - In all fairness, I mean, here she is watching
  • 00:14:39.250 --> 00:14:42.190
  • both you on television, and Michael...
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:45.170
  • Lynda: Yes. Yes.
  • 00:14:45.180 --> 00:14:46.280
  • Bill: Has an amazing career on television.
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:49.090
  • How was she able to handle that in her old age?
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:52.110
  • Did she tell her neighbors who her kids were?
  • 00:14:52.120 --> 00:14:54.120
  • Lynda: Bill, she told everybody.
  • 00:14:54.130 --> 00:14:56.030
  • Okay, Chick-fil-A, we tend to get--
  • 00:14:56.040 --> 00:14:59.140
  • they can give us free stuff
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:00.200
  • because of what we do with Gaither
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:02.050
  • and what my brother does with Newsboys.
  • 00:15:02.060 --> 00:15:04.070
  • So we're going through Chick-fil-A,
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:05.210
  • and they know my brother Mike's Newsboys,
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:08.110
  • and they know my mom in Kansas City,
  • 00:15:08.120 --> 00:15:10.190
  • and my mother would say,
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:11.270
  • "My son's Michael Tait with the Newsboys."
  • 00:15:11.280 --> 00:15:13.140
  • I said, "Mom, we can afford this $11 for this meal.
  • 00:15:13.150 --> 00:15:16.050
  • We don't have to use that."
  • 00:15:16.060 --> 00:15:18.260
  • So every chance she got, Bill, she would--
  • 00:15:18.270 --> 00:15:22.030
  • It was the best thing ever.
  • 00:15:22.040 --> 00:15:24.000
  • But we would go--"My daughter sings with the Gaithers.
  • 00:15:24.010 --> 00:15:27.110
  • My son is with Newsboys."
  • 00:15:27.120 --> 00:15:29.130
  • Yeah, she's great, yeah. It was great.
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:32.180
  • - Well, when you think of songs like
  • 00:15:32.190 --> 00:15:34.090
  • "The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweeter He Grows,"
  • 00:15:34.100 --> 00:15:37.010
  • every time I was around that lady...
  • 00:15:37.020 --> 00:15:38.170
  • - Yes.
  • 00:15:38.180 --> 00:15:39.210
  • - There's something about sweetness
  • 00:15:39.220 --> 00:15:41.070
  • of people who follow the Lord.
  • 00:15:41.080 --> 00:15:43.260
  • - Absolutely.
  • 00:15:43.270 --> 00:15:45.050
  • And she was, Bill.
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:47.230
  • And, of course, my--
  • 00:15:47.240 --> 00:15:49.060
  • You didn't get to be around my dad.
  • 00:15:49.070 --> 00:15:50.220
  • My dad was gone by the time I got here.
  • 00:15:50.230 --> 00:15:53.130
  • But they were just kind people. - Yeah.
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:55.260
  • - And they always--
  • 00:15:55.270 --> 00:15:57.090
  • and especially my dad's personality
  • 00:15:57.100 --> 00:15:59.270
  • was like a kid in a candy store.
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:02.010
  • It never got old with him, nor my mom.
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:05.080
  • But it was just always-- he was like a kid,
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:07.090
  • always a child in wonder,
  • 00:16:07.100 --> 00:16:08.290
  • and that's my prayer for myself, actually.
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:11.120
  • I want to be that kind of person,
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:12.150
  • no matter how old I get.
  • 00:16:12.160 --> 00:16:13.200
  • The longer I serve the Lord,
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:14.280
  • the sweeter this relationship gets,
  • 00:16:14.290 --> 00:16:16.210
  • because I can trust Him with everything, yeah.
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:19.240
  • [soft music]
  • 00:16:19.250 --> 00:16:22.290
  • Since I started
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:27.150
  • for the kingdom,
  • 00:16:27.160 --> 00:16:32.000
  • since my life
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:35.280
  • He controls,
  • 00:16:35.290 --> 00:16:41.070
  • since I gave my heart
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:47.090
  • to Jesus,
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:50.000
  • the longer I serve Him,
  • 00:16:50.010 --> 00:16:54.170
  • the sweeter He grows.
  • 00:16:54.180 --> 00:16:59.150
  • 00:16:59.160 --> 00:17:01.160
  • all: The longer I serve Him,
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:05.290
  • the sweeter He grows.
  • 00:17:06.000 --> 00:17:10.150
  • The more that I love Him,
  • 00:17:10.160 --> 00:17:15.020
  • more love He bestows.
  • 00:17:15.030 --> 00:17:19.110
  • - Each day is like heaven.
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:24.020
  • My heart overflows.
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:28.100
  • all: The longer I serve Him,
  • 00:17:28.110 --> 00:17:33.090
  • the sweeter He grows.
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:39.080
  • 00:17:39.090 --> 00:17:45.010
  • - Every need
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:49.070
  • He is supplying.
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:54.010
  • Plenteous grace
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:57.250
  • He bestows.
  • 00:17:57.260 --> 00:18:03.100
  • Every day,
  • 00:18:03.110 --> 00:18:07.020
  • my way gets much brighter.
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:11.290
  • The longer I serve Him,
  • 00:18:12.000 --> 00:18:16.200
  • the sweeter He grows.
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:21.240
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:23.160
  • all: The longer I serve Him,
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:27.280
  • the sweeter He grows.
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:32.160
  • The more that I love Him,
  • 00:18:32.170 --> 00:18:37.020
  • more love He bestows.
  • 00:18:37.030 --> 00:18:41.090
  • - Each day is like heaven.
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:46.050
  • My heart overflows.
  • 00:18:46.060 --> 00:18:50.060
  • all: The longer I serve Him,
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:55.100
  • the sweeter He grows.
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:19:01.230
  • - Each day is like heaven.
  • 00:19:01.240 --> 00:19:06.200
  • My heart overflows.
  • 00:19:06.210 --> 00:19:11.000
  • all: The longer I serve Him...
  • 00:19:11.010 --> 00:19:15.270
  • - The sweeter
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:20.020
  • He grows.
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:23.040
  • [together] Sweeter He grows.
  • 00:19:23.050 --> 00:19:33.190
  • Bill: Hey, Lynda, it's always
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:35.090
  • so much fun to be with you.
  • 00:20:35.100 --> 00:20:36.090
  • We need to finish this thing up
  • 00:20:36.100 --> 00:20:37.160
  • with the song that brought you to the party, right?
  • 00:20:37.170 --> 00:20:40.020
  • - Yes, yes!
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:41.290
  • - I can remember you as--
  • 00:20:42.000 --> 00:20:43.160
  • Gloria finally said, "Let her sing. Let her sing."
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:45.250
  • And you did it live with just a piano, right?
  • 00:20:45.260 --> 00:20:48.020
  • - Yeah. Yes, that is--that is
  • 00:20:48.030 --> 00:20:50.080
  • a lot of the story.
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:51.290
  • My version is, you invited me to come to the taping in '93,
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:57.130
  • and I didn't know at the time how you
  • 00:20:57.140 --> 00:20:59.200
  • kind of did what you did, and everybody was here.
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:01.230
  • Like you said, I sat in the corner there.
  • 00:21:01.240 --> 00:21:03.210
  • And it was great. It was wonderful.
  • 00:21:03.220 --> 00:21:05.220
  • And I sat poised for three days
  • 00:21:05.230 --> 00:21:07.130
  • only because I was like, "If he calls me"--
  • 00:21:07.140 --> 00:21:09.000
  • not that I needed to be called, but I just wanted to be ready.
  • 00:21:09.010 --> 00:21:11.140
  • So when it was over, you hadn't called me or anything,
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:13.290
  • and you came out there, and you gave me
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:15.090
  • the biggest kiss on my face, Bill, and you said,
  • 00:21:15.100 --> 00:21:18.210
  • "I had to get the old-timers on."
  • 00:21:18.220 --> 00:21:20.280
  • And that's what you told me.
  • 00:21:20.290 --> 00:21:22.050
  • And I said, "Bill, it's okay. It's okay.
  • 00:21:22.060 --> 00:21:24.010
  • I'm good. I'm good."
  • 00:21:24.020 --> 00:21:25.020
  • And so anyways,
  • 00:21:25.030 --> 00:21:26.240
  • so then the next year I came, I go, "You know what?
  • 00:21:26.250 --> 00:21:29.230
  • I kind of think I'm getting to know this guy a little bit."
  • 00:21:29.240 --> 00:21:32.010
  • Okay? - Yeah.
  • 00:21:32.020 --> 00:21:33.020
  • - It had only been a year.
  • 00:21:33.030 --> 00:21:34.090
  • But I said, "You know, if he calls me, he does.
  • 00:21:34.100 --> 00:21:36.020
  • If he doesn't, it's okay."
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.130
  • And so I was really cool.
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:38.150
  • I was really relaxed.
  • 00:21:38.160 --> 00:21:39.170
  • I wasn't worried about a thing.
  • 00:21:39.180 --> 00:21:40.260
  • I didn't even have a song in mind.
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:42.280
  • Third day into the taping,
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:45.070
  • I realized that there--
  • 00:21:45.080 --> 00:21:47.000
  • I see a piece of paper on the floor,
  • 00:21:47.010 --> 00:21:48.220
  • and there are a list of names,
  • 00:21:48.230 --> 00:21:51.000
  • and it said, "Lynda Tait Randle."
  • 00:21:51.010 --> 00:21:53.230
  • I said, "I think Bill's gonna call me to sing."
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:56.070
  • So Geron Davis--
  • 00:21:56.080 --> 00:21:57.090
  • Everybody was breaking for lunch.
  • 00:21:57.100 --> 00:21:58.100
  • Geron Davis was leaving.
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:21:59.280
  • I said, "Geron, I think Bill might call me to sing,
  • 00:21:59.290 --> 00:22:02.150
  • "and if he does...
  • 00:22:02.160 --> 00:22:03.270
  • One day, Jesus will ca"--
  • 00:22:03.280 --> 00:22:07.000
  • And there was a little piano outside--outside the door.
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:10.040
  • He played a couple notes,
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:11.100
  • and that was it.
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:12.110
  • You called me, Bill.
  • 00:22:12.120 --> 00:22:13.120
  • The whole band chimed in.
  • 00:22:13.130 --> 00:22:14.280
  • Jessy Dixon ended up singing with me.
  • 00:22:14.290 --> 00:22:17.110
  • And all I remember is you
  • 00:22:17.120 --> 00:22:18.240
  • hopping off the floor about this--
  • 00:22:18.250 --> 00:22:20.010
  • I said, "Man, this man can jump."
  • 00:22:20.020 --> 00:22:21.250
  • [Bill laughs] So I was like...
  • 00:22:21.260 --> 00:22:23.080
  • But it was such a great time.
  • 00:22:23.090 --> 00:22:24.290
  • So that was my first official time
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:28.030
  • on the Gaither videos, yeah.
  • 00:22:28.040 --> 00:22:29.270
  • It's a great story.
  • 00:22:29.280 --> 00:22:31.030
  • I'll never forget it.
  • 00:22:31.040 --> 00:22:32.040
  • [humming]
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:35.020
  • [soft music]
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:38.150
  • Some days drag,
  • 00:22:38.160 --> 00:22:42.290
  • and some days fly.
  • 00:22:43.000 --> 00:22:48.020
  • Some days, I think of
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:52.020
  • the day I'll die.
  • 00:22:52.030 --> 00:22:57.150
  • Some days fill me,
  • 00:22:57.160 --> 00:23:02.160
  • and some days drain.
  • 00:23:02.170 --> 00:23:07.280
  • And one day, Jesus
  • 00:23:07.290 --> 00:23:12.140
  • will call my name.
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:15.010
  • all: Oh, one day, Jesus
  • 00:23:15.020 --> 00:23:18.090
  • will call my name.
  • 00:23:18.100 --> 00:23:21.160
  • As days go by,
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:23.210
  • I hope I don't stay the same.
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:27.030
  • I want to get so close to Him
  • 00:23:27.040 --> 00:23:30.090
  • that it's no big change
  • 00:23:30.100 --> 00:23:32.210
  • on that day that Jesus
  • 00:23:32.220 --> 00:23:36.180
  • calls my name.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:39.190
  • - Most days, I pray,
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:42.140
  • but some days, I curse.
  • 00:23:42.150 --> 00:23:44.280
  • A sad number of days,
  • 00:23:44.290 --> 00:23:48.090
  • I put myself first.
  • 00:23:48.100 --> 00:23:51.060
  • But it's not what I do.
  • 00:23:51.070 --> 00:23:54.140
  • The cross made that plain,
  • 00:23:54.150 --> 00:23:57.100
  • and one day, Jesus
  • 00:23:57.110 --> 00:24:00.090
  • will call my name.
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:03.020
  • all: Oh, one day, Jesus
  • 00:24:03.030 --> 00:24:06.110
  • will call my name.
  • 00:24:06.120 --> 00:24:09.100
  • As days go by,
  • 00:24:09.110 --> 00:24:11.230
  • I hope I don't stay the same.
  • 00:24:11.240 --> 00:24:14.270
  • I want to get so close to Him
  • 00:24:14.280 --> 00:24:18.100
  • that it's no big change
  • 00:24:18.110 --> 00:24:21.010
  • on that day that Jesus
  • 00:24:21.020 --> 00:24:24.170
  • calls my name.
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:26.210
  • Oh, one day, Jesus
  • 00:24:26.220 --> 00:24:30.200
  • will call my name.
  • 00:24:30.210 --> 00:24:33.140
  • As days go by,
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:35.180
  • I hope I don't stay the same.
  • 00:24:35.190 --> 00:24:39.030
  • I want to get so close to Him
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:42.070
  • that it's no big change
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:44.280
  • on that day that Jesus
  • 00:24:44.290 --> 00:24:48.190
  • calls my name.
  • 00:24:48.200 --> 00:24:51.210
  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
  • 00:27:14.250 --> 00:27:17.090
  • ... 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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