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AcaDisc #110- Songs My Mother Used to Sing by The Sounds of Glory

Original Release: 1983
Available through The Sounds of Glory on cassette only (CD with Old Time Favorites)
Producers: Cary Wise and The Sounds of Glory
Recording Studio: Fourth Creation Studios - Conroe, TX
Members: C.D. Davis - Bass
                 Lanier Stevens - Baritone
                 Randy Green - 2nd Tenor
                 Wyane Atkinson - 1st Tenor

Song List

Precious Memories
To Canaans Land
Above the Bright Blue
No Tears in Heaven
Never Grow Old
Mansions Over the Hilltop
In the Garden
Glory Land Way
Farther Along
I'll Fly Away
Does Jesus Care
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
The Old Rugged Cross
I'll Be a Friend

Spoken Album Intro:
With every passing generation, one of the most powerful forces felt in the Church of our Lord is the influence of faithful Christian mothers and grandmothers.  Most of us have many precious memories of these women either humming or singing the old favorite hymns of the Church as they work or even as a lullaby when they tucked us into bed.  The lady pictured with us on this recording is Sister Hallie Stevens, mother of three gospel preachers, Eldridge Stevens, R.J. Stevens, and Lanier Stevens who sings the Baritone in our quartet.  To her and to each of our mothers this album is affectionatly dedicated as we remember the songs that mother used to sing.

Precious Memories

Words and music: J.B.F. Wright
This song also appeared on Our Family Album by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Precious memories, unseen angels
Sent from somewhere to my soul
How they linger, ever near me
And the sacred past unfold

Chorus:
Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold

Precious father, loving mother
Fly across the lonely years
And old home's scenes of my childhood
In fond memory appear

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you."  1 Thessalonians 3:6

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To Canaans Land

Words and music: William M. Golden (1914)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

To Canaan's land I'm on my way
Where the soul of man never dies
My darkest night will turn to day
Where the soul of man never dies

Chorus:
No sad farewells (Dear friends, there'll be no sad farewells)
No tear dimmed eyes (There'll be no tear dimmed eyes)
Where all is love (Where all is peace and joy and love)
And the soul (of man) never dies

Iím on my way to that fair land
Where the soul of man never dies
Where there will be no parting hand
Where the soul of man never dies

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your fathers, promised you."  Deuteronomy 6:3

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Above the Bright Blue

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

There's a beautiful place called heaven
It is hidden above the bright blue
Where the good who from earth ties are riven
Life in love an eternity through

Chorus:
Above the bright blue, the beautiful blue
Jesus is waiting for me and for you
Heaven is there, not far from our sight
Beautiful city of light

We know not when He shall call us
Whether soon the glad summons shall be
But we know when we pass o'er the river
The glory of Jesus we'll see

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life."  Jude 1:21

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No Tears in Heaven

Words: Fanny Crosby (1868)
Music: W. Howard Doane
This song also appeared on Sing With Feeling: Volume 1 by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

No tears in heaven, no sorrow given
All will be glory in that land
They'll be no sadness, all will be gladness
When we shall join that happy band

Chorus:
(And they'll be) No tears (in heaven fair), no tears, no tears up there
Sorrow and pain will all have flown
(And they'll be) No tears (in heaven fair), no tears, no tears up there
No tears in heaven will be known

Some morning yonder, we'll cease to ponder
For things this life has brought to view
All will be clearer, saved ones be dearer
In heaven where all will be made new

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"He will swallow up death forever.  The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; He will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.  The Lord has spoken."  Isaiah 25:8

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Never Grow Old

Words and music: James C. Moore (1914)
This song also appeared on Never Grow Old by Revival.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

I have heard of a land on the far away strand
'Tis a beautiful home of the soul
Built by Jesus on high, where we never shall die
'Tis a land where we never grow old

Chorus:
Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In a land where we'll never grow old
Never grow old, (where we'll) never grow old
In a land where we'll never grow old

When our work here is done and the life crown is won
And our troubles and trials are o'er
All our sorrow will end, and our voices will blend
With the loved ones who've gone on before

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."  John 6:40

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Mansions Over the Hilltop

Words and music: Ira Stamphill (~1949)
This song also appeared on Sing With Feeling: Volume 1 by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

I'm satisfied with just a cottage below
A little silver and a little gold
But in that city, where the ransomed will shine
I want a gold one, that silver lined

Chorus:
I've got a mansion just over the hilltop
In that bright land where we'll never grow old
And someday yonder, we will never more wander
But walk the streets that are purest gold

Don't think me poor or deserted or lonely
I'm not discouraged, I'm heaven bound
I'm just a pilgrim in search of a city
I want a mansion, a robe, and a crown

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass."  Revelation 21:21

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In the Garden

Words and music to "I Come to the Garden Alone": C. Austin Miles (1912) 
This song also appeared on Our Family Album by The Sounds of Glory and Hymns for All the World by Acappella.
Lead: Lanier Stevens

Lyrics:

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear
Falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

Chorus:
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."  Micah 6:8

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Glory Land Way

Words and music: J.S. Torbett
This song also appeared on He Leadeth Me by Acappella, Acappella Southern by The Acappella Company, and Acappella Praise Service by The Acappella Company.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

I'm in the way, the bright and shining way
I'm in the gloryland way (gloryland way)
Telling the world that Jesus saves today
Yes, I'm in the gloryland way (gloryland way)

Chorus:
I'm in the gloryland way (gloryland way)
I'm in the gloryland way (gloryland way)
Heaven is nearer and the way groweth clearer
For I'm in the gloryland way! (gloryland way)

Onward I go rejoicing in His love
I'm in the gloryland way (gloryland way)
Soon I shall see Him in that home above
Oh, I'm in the gloryland way (gloryland way)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory."  Ezekial 43:2

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Farther Along

Words and music: W. B. Stevens and J.R. Baxter © 1938 Stamps-Baxter Music
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Tempted and tried we're oft' made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long
While there are others living about us
Never molested, though in the wrong

Chorus:
Farther along, we'll know all about it
Farther along, we'll understand why
Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine
We'll understand it all by and by

When we see Jesus coming in glory
When He comes from His home in the sky
Then we shall meet Him in that bright mansion
We'll understand it all by and by

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God."  Psalm 14:2

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I'll Fly Away

Words and music: A. E. Brumley (1932)
This song also appeared on many other albums including Sing With Feeling: Volume 1 by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Some glad morning when this life is o'er
I'll (fly away) fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore
I'll (fly away) fly away

Chorus:
I'll (fly away) fly away, oh glory!
I'll (fly away) fly away in the morning
When I die, hallelujah by and by
I'll (fly away) fly away!

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll (fly away) fly away
To a land where joy shall never end!
I'll (fly away) fly away

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"I said, 'Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest'"  Psalm 55:6
"In My Fatherís house there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.Ē John 14:2

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Does Jesus Care

Words: Frank E. Graeff (1901)
Music: J. Lincoln Hall
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth and song
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?

Chorus:
Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares
His heart is touched with my grief
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Savior cares (He cares)

Does Jesus care when I've said "goodbye"
To the dearest on earth to me
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."  1 Peter 5:7

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Beautiful Isle of Somewhere

Words: Jessie B. Pounds (1897)
Music: John S. Fearis (1897)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Somewhere the sun is shining
Somewhere the songbirds dwell
Hush, then, thy sad repining
God lives, and all is well

Chorus:
Somewhere, somewhere (beautiful, beautiful Isle)
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere!
Land of the true, where we live anew
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere!

Somewhere the load is lifted
Close by an open gate
Somewhere the clouds are rifted
Somewhere the angels wait

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."  Revelation 21:23

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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and music: George Bennard (1913)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

Chorus:
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross (the old rugged cross)
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross (the old rugged cross)
And exchange it some day for a crown

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
Its shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away
Where His glory forever I'll share

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."  Galatians 6:14

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I'll Be a Friend

Words: Johnson Oatman
Music: J.W. Dennis
This song also appeared on Sing With Feeling: Volume 1 by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

They tried my Lord (they tried my Lord) and Master
With no one to (with no one to) defend
Within the halls (within the halls) of Pilate
He stood without (He stood without) a friend

Chorus:
I'll be a friend (I'll be a friend) to Jesus
My life for Him (my life for Him) I'll spend
I'll be a friend (I'll be a friend) to Jesus
Until my years (until my years) shall end

To all who need (to all who need) a Savior
My friend I (my friend I) recommend
Because He brought (because He brought) salvation
Is why I am (is why I am) His friend

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"When Jesus saw their faith, he said, 'Friend, your sins are forgiven.'"  Luke 5:20

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