Kentucky Bluegrass

I've A Mansion Over In Glory

 

I am just a wandering pilgrim.
Traveling through this world below
Going to a better country
Where no chilly wind doth blow.

 

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I've a mansion over in glory (in the land of glory)
And my name is on the door (upon the door in Heaven)
And some day I'll move into it.
Then be happy ever more.

 

There are many lovely mansions
In my Father's house I'm told.
And the streets in that fair city
All a paved with purest gold.

 

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This old house of clay must perish.
Unto dust will be returned.
But in Heaven I'll live forever
If a mansion I have earned.

 

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The Old Tear Stained Altar

I remember mom and dad, how they always used to go
with the friends and the loved ones, that I used to know.
They would gather round the altar on an early Sabbath day
And lift their voices up in prayer till Jesus had His way.

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On the old tear stained altar where friends knelt to pray.
That old tear stained altar where sins were washed away.
In that old country church where I was but a lad.
That's where I learned the good way from the bad.

It was just a little country church. The congregation there was few.
They were old-fashioned people but their hearts were good and true.
They didn't have the style, like churches of today.
But Heaven really smiled on them when they knelt down to pray.

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In that old country church where I was but a lad
That's where I learned the good way from the bad.
Old tear stained altar

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Come Unto Me

Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed.
Come ye heavy laden, come to me and rest.
Come no longer tarry, I your load will bear.
Bring me every burden, bring me every care.

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Come (unto me) unto (come unto me)
And I (will give you rest. I) will give you rest
Take (my yoke upon you. Take) my yoke upon you.
Hear (me and be blessed. Hear) me and be blessed
I (am meek and lowly. I) am meek and lowly
Come (and trust my might. Come) and trust my might.
Come (oh come) my yoke is (come my yoke is) easy.
And my burdens (and my burdens) light.

Are you disappointed, wandering here and there?
Dragging chains of doubt and loaded down with care?
Do unholy feelings struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Jesus, He will give you rest.

Have you by temptation often conquered been?
Has a sense of weakness brought distress within?
Christ will sanctify you if you claim His best.
In the Holy Spirit, He will give you rest.

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I Talk To Him In Prayer

Within this life of pain and grief
When hope is gone, I can not sleep
I find myself alone with Him in prayer.
He listens as to Him I cry
He understands my ever sigh.
When I talk, talk to Him in prayer.

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Comfort and assurance, I find alone with Him.
Hope for the pathway when it grows so dim.
It's all because He hears my prayer
And all because He's waiting there
To talk to me when I kneel in prayer.

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To talk to me when I kneel in prayer.

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Saw A Lot Of Happy People

Just the other night I had a wonderful dream
About a place of joy divine.
Oh I saw a lot of mansions and a river of life
Eternal day, and no more night.

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Saw a lot of happy people up there.
Saw a lot of happy people up there.
Heard 'em sing it, heard 'em shout it.
Oh there ain't no doubt about it.
Saw a lot of happy people up there.

When I woke I couldn't wait to tell what I saw.
I know it's real by what I feel.
Someday I'll return again when my Savior calls
Now I can say I know the way.

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Oh and I want to be in that number.
Saw a lot of happy people up there.

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Was He Quiet Or Did He Cry?

I've wondered, yes I've wondered.
Many times I've thought at night
About our Savior as a baby.
Did He cry or was He quiet?
Did His precious mother Mary
Sing to Him a lullaby.
As He lay there in the manger
Was He quiet or did He cry?

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I know the angels sang glory to the newborn King.
Bring forth the Royal Diadem. A King is born in Bethlehem.
But I've wondered, yes I've wondered.
Many times as years go by.
As He lay there in the manger.
Was He quiet or did he cry?

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As He lay there in the manger.
Was He quiet or did He cry?

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Brother Moses Smote The Water

Oooooooo

Brother Moses smote the water and the children all passed over.
Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away.
Cause Brother Moses (smote the water and the children all passed over)
Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away.

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Now brother ain't you glad you've passed that sinful army.
Sister ain't you glad that the sea's give away.
Cause Brother Moses (smote the water and the children all passed over)
Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away.

Well now God called Moses on the mountain top.
(Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away
And He stamped His laws into Moses Heart
(Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away)

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Well if you get to heaven before I do
(Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away
Well then look for me cause I'm coming too.
(Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away

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Cause Brother Moses (smote the water and the children all passed over)
Brother Moses smote the water and the seas give away.

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That's The Reason

I've a mother over yonder
Waiting on that golden shore
She is looking for my coming
Where sad heartaches come no more.
I've a father there beside her
He is waiting to I know
That's the reason I'm gettin' ready.
That is why I want to go

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That's the reason I'm gettin ready
That is why I want to go
To that city bright eternal
Parting never more to know
What a wondrous, sweet reunion
Where the living waters flow
That's the reason I'm gettin' ready.
That is why I want to go.

I have brothers, I have sisters.
Who have long gone before
They are waiting in a mansion
For my coming to that shore.
I have neighbors friends and loved ones
Who will welcome me I know
That's the reason I'm gettin' ready.
That is why I want to go.

Soon I'll leave this world of sorrow
All my heartaches will be o'er.
I shall see my blessed Savior
And His holy name adore.
I'll inherit my new mansion
Everlasting peace to know
That's the reason I'm gettin' ready.
That is why I want to go.

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That's the reason I'm gettin' ready
That is why I want to go.

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Rank Strangers To Me

I wandered again to my home in the mountains
Where in youth's early dawn I was happy and free
I looked for my friends, but I never could find them
I found they were all rank strangers to me

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Everybody I met (everybody I met)
Seemed to be a rank stranger (seemed to be a rank stranger)
No mother nor dad (no mother or dad)
Not a friend could I see (not a friend could I see)
They knew not my name (they knew not my name)
And I knew not their faces (and I knew not their faces)
I found they were all (I found they were all)
Rank strangers to me (rank strangers to me)

"They've all moved away," said the voice of a stranger
"To a beautiful home by the bright crystal sea"
Some beautiful day I'll meet them in heaven
Where no one will be a stranger to me

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Howard Gray

Most every one I knew put the whole Gray family down
They were the poorest family in that little country town
Howard always looked too big for his funny ragged clothes
The kids all laughed at him and someone always turned up their nose

Howard sat across from me in seventh grade at school
I didn't like it much but mama taught the golden rule
So when the spitballs flew at him I never would join in
I guess that was the reason Howard thought I was his friend
And after things would quiet down sometimes I'd turn and see
The grateful eyes of Howard Gray lookin' back at me

Howard Gray, oh Howard Gray, somehow they got their kicks
Out of treatin' you that way
Deep down I kind of liked you but I was too afraid
To be a friend to you, Howard Gray

One day after lunch, I went to comb my hair and saw
They had Howard pinned against a locker in the hall
They were pokin' fun at him about the big hole in his shirt
They had his left arm twisted back until I was sure it hurt
Now to this day I can't explain and I won't try to guess
Just how it was that I wound up laughing harder than all the rest
I laughed until I cried but through my tears I still could see
The tear-stained eyes of Howard Gray, looking back at me

Howard Gray, oh Howard Gray, I can't believe I joined them all
in treatin' you that way
I wanted to apologize but I was too afraid
Of what they'd think of me, Howard Gray

And now from that day on after I made fun of him
He never looked my way, he never smiled at me again
Not much longer after that his family moved away
And that's the last I ever saw or heard of Howard Gray
That was forty years ago and I still haven't found
Just why we'll kick a brother or a sister when they're down
I know it may sound crazy but now and then I dream
About the eyes of Howard Gray lookin' back at me

Howard Gray, oh Howard Gray, I've never quite forgiven us
For treatin' you that way
I hope that maybe somehow you'll hear this song someday
And know that I am sorry, Howard Gray

We'll probably never meet again, all I can do is pray
May you and God forgive me, Howard Gray

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With The Spirit Of The Lord Inside

Once I walked alone in desperation knowing not my way back home.
And my heart could find no consolation in the troubled path I'd roamed.
Then I found myself an old time altar where I knelt to pray one night.
When I felt the tears come rolling down my face, that's when I felt the Lord inside.

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With the spirit of the Lord inside, there's a greater love in me.
When I asked Him to come in my life, what a difference I could see.
And I know that it's a real salvation for no other it could be.
With the spirit of the Lord inside, there's a greater love in me.

Since that day my life has changed completely.
There's a gladness in my heart
I'm a member of God's loving family with a message to impart.
If you're searching for your souls contentment
There's one thing that you can do
I just know you'll find true joy and happiness with the spirit of the Lord in you.

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With the spirit of the Lord inside, there's a greater love in me.

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Oh What A Glad Day

Sometimes I get weary of life's fleeting days
Where Heaven I long to behold
And through His great mercy and marvelous grace
I'll reach the blessed city of gold.

Oh what a glad day
will come in the sweet by and by.
When all of God's saint
Shall meet in that home in the sky.
Forever to stay
We'll be with our loved ones for aye
Oh what a glad day
A glad and eternal bright day.

When life here is ended and toiling is done
All heartaches will then pass away
When victory o'er death and the grave have been one
Twill be a most wonderful day.

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I'll meet with the saints on that heavenly shore
Where we shall be happy fore aye
Up there in that land we will part never more
When comes that eternal glad day

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There's One

If you're feeling blue and have no one to tell your troubles to.
There's one, believe me, there's one.
If you need a friend, a friend in deed who'll always understand.
There's one, believe me, there's one.

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Yes there is one who understands when troubles are around.
He'll take your hand and lift you up when you are falling down.
If you're feeling blue and have no one to tell your troubles to.
There's one, believe me, there's one.

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There's one, believe me, there's one.