Party time

Jesus told a story about the son who went astray, then came home, and his father gave him a party to celebrate. Luke 15:25. Many years ago I did a little booklet to try and reach people with the gospel, so I have updated it and changed it today, and this is the finished product.

Here are some Bible verses you can check out to see if I am telling you the truth.

Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Mark 16:16 Jesus said: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

John 14:12 Jesus said: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

2 Corinthians 6:2  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Galilee

There is something very special about Galilee, because this is where God touched down on planet earth through His Son Jesus Christ.

In my life, I have had the honour of meeting or getting in very close proximity to some very famous people like Mickie Most, Cliff Richard, Min Shaw, Pat Boone, Billy Graham and Elvis Presley. However the greatest thrill of all was feeling close to our Lord Jesus Christ, and that is what I felt when we were in Galilee. I wished I could have stayed there forever and ever! After being there, I felt inspired to draw the Book of Mark (in the Bible) as a colouring book for children. Since then I have been trying to redo it using the paint programme on the computer. So far I have only got as far as chapter seven. It is here on this website – if you are interested. Anyway, here are some songs and sites of Galilee that help me to try and recapture that special feeling I felt from long ago.

  1. Stranger from Galilee – John Burns
  2. Galilee, Galilee – Carroll Roberson
  3. Stranger of Galilee – Jack Holcomb When I was a kid I heard Pastor Shanklin play the piano accordion and sing this song. I only heard it once, but it felt so special to me. Thank you Jesus.
  4. Stranger of Galilee – Blue Rock Mennonite Youth
  5. Stranger of Galilee – Bill Shaw
  6. On the Sea of Galilee – Emmylou Harris and the Peasall Sisters
  7. On the Sea of Galilee – Antique Persuasion
  8. Stranger of Galilee – New Creation Ministries of Zimbabwe
  9. Blue Galilee – Don Foster
  10. Travel – 13 min
  11. Best sites – 3 minutes
  12. Walked on water – 2 min
  13. Travel – 11 min
  14. Driving from Tiberius – 37 min
  15. Drone – 5 min
  16. Aerial view and dam wall – 4 min
  17. Visit and aerial view of Jordan River – 2 min
  18. Kibbutz Ein-Gev – 4 min
  19. Holy Land – 5 min
  20. Walking – 1 min
  21. Storm – 1 min
  22. Stroll by Galilee – 30 min

The Galileans – Country Gospel Songs

I heard the Galileans the other day, and just loved their singing and music. They play the kind of Country Gospel Songs I like. The first three songs I am listing are songs I used to sing back in the 70’s in Africa.

  1. God’s wonderful people
  2. Me and Jesus
  3. Don’t point your finger
  4. Thank God I am free
  5. The Galileans – In concert – Country Gospel Songs
  6. I’ve been born again
  7. Plenty of time
  8. Poor rich man
  9. Without Him and He touched me – English and Spanish
  10. There is a song within my heart – Spanish and English
  11. The light on the shore
  12. The answer came
  13. I’m on tour
  14. He filled a longing
  15. Vessel of worship – I’ll never forget, Cordero, Lord You’re the reason for love, Con El Corazon, I’ve come here to sing, Lord to be used of Thee, I don’t know why Jesus loves me,
  16. There’s a way to cross over
  17. Plan of Salvation
  18. Born again children
  19. I know
  20. He’s coming back again
  21. Faith is the key
  22. Born in the Spirit
  23. Give up
  24. Let the world go by
  25. Who am I
  26. His hand reached further down

Connie Smith – Country Gospel Songs

Back in the late 70’s, I was in a record shop in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, and I found an LP of Connie Smith singing “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor.” I was so happy. I had heard that country gospel song on the radio in Virginia, USA back in 1976. Unfortunately I couldn’t find that song on the net, but here are other songs that she sings real good.

1. Away in a manger

You can remember Jesus’ birth any day of the year.

2. Clinging to a saving hand – with Marty Stewart and band

A Gaither video.

3. Clinging to a saving hand

Some nice old photos.

4. Come along and walk with me

5. Connie Smith – Country gospel songs medley

6. Crumbs from the table – with Nat Stuckey

7. Family Bible

I had a record of Bobby Bare singing this one. It was written by Willie Nelson.

8. Gathering flowers for the Master`s bouquet

9. God will – with Nat Stuckey

10. He set me free

11. How great Thou art

12. How great Thou art – on the Porter Wagoner Show

13. How great Thou art – with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps

14. I can live forever – with George Jones

15. I saw a man

16. I saw the light

17. I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now

Connie Smith inspired me to sing this song again. I just sang it in my bedroom about an hour ago!

18. If God is dead (who is this living in my soul) – with Nat Stuckey

19. In the garden

The man who wrote this song had a vision of Mary Magdalene at the garden tomb, and how Jesus came and spoke to her.

20. In the valley (He restoreth my soul)

21. Jesus is your ticket to heaven

This is a real swinging song that I had never heard before. I must learn it.

22. Jesus remembered me

Back in the 60’s Pat Luffman gave me a tape of Hank Williams singing this song.

23. Just a closer walk with Thee

This was the first song I ever sang in front of people, and I forgot half the words!

24. Nothing but the blood of Jesus – with George Hamilton 1V

25. O holy night

26. Plenty of time

This is a very powerful conviction song. Beloved – get on your knees and give your life to Jesus. He is willing to forgive you all your sins. It just takes a couple of seconds to get saved!

27. Satisfied

I had a record of Pat Boone singing this one.

28. The Son shines down on me

29. Too much to gain to lose

I had a record of Jerry Lee Lewis playing piano and sing this lovely country gospel song. It was written by Dottie Rambo.

30. When God dips His love in my heart

31. When God dips His love in my heart – Opryland

32. When I get to Glory

33. When Jesus passed by – with the Jerry Sullivan Family

34. Where could I go but to the Lord

35. Whispering hope – with Nat Stuckey

36. Wings of a dove

Connie Smith sings all these country gospel songs so nicely. Thank you.

Eloise Saayman – Country Gospel Songs

I heard my wife listening to one of her country gospel songs, and I enjoyed it. Eloise Saayman is from South Africa, and sings in both English and Afrikaans. Her singing and her music and her graphics are quite stunning.

1. Across the bridge

A wonderful old country gospel song that I first heard by Jim Reeves, and recorded myself too in 1972.

2. Amazing grace

Everybody loves this song.

3. An evening prayer

I first heard this country gospel song by Slim Whitman.

4. Because He first loved me

Very nice graphics.

5. Because He first loved me

This version features Eloise Saayman singing.

6. Beyond the blue medley

Thank you Lord for your blessings on me, He touched me.

7. By U is ek veilig

8. Come and walk

9. Die Here is my herder

10. Forever and a day

Eloise Saayman also writes some of her own songs.

11. Give me oil in my lamp

I remember singing this chorus many times a a kid in Rhodesia.

12. God on the mountain

A great old country gospel song.

13. God van reinheid

Very nice graphics.

14. God van alle reinheid

Different graphics.

15. Going down Jordan

16. Grace has a face

17. He chose me medley

There is a river, Jesus, just the mention of your name.

18. He knows just what I need

I heard this one when I was young by the Keller-York Quartet and Elvis Presley.

19. Help me

This is fantastically done. The singing, the graphics and the music. Thank you Eloise.

20. He’s coming back

21. His hand in mine

I heard this one by Elvis Presley and Jimmy Swaggart.

22. Holy, holy medley

Standing somewhere in the shadows, Without Him.

23. I know exactly

24. If we never meet again

When I was young a friend sang this song, then I later bought a record of Elvis doing it.

25. I want to

26. Jesus and I

27. Kenner van my hart

28. Luister my siel

Ms. Saayman singing on a hill.

29. Luister my siel

The official video.

30. Omdat Hy leef

Because He lives.

31. Put your hand

This song was written by a Canadian singer.

32. The windows of heaven

I remember as a kid singing this chorus many times at house meetings in Bulawayo. Such a blessing.

33. Through the window

34. Touching this soul

35. U is my lewe

36. U troon staan vir ewig

37. Where do I go from here

38. Worship medley

Dankie Mevrou Saayman vir u wonderlike sang en musiek.

 

Country Gospel songs by the Happy Goodmans

The other day a friend asked me if I knew the song “Come and dine.” So I decided that I needed to learn it off by heart. After that I decided to listen to other people singing the song, and hence I came across the Happy Goodmans, and decided to do this post. I hope you like the songs I have chosen.

1. Amazing grace

2. Band members – song medley

I love the steel guitar sound.

3. Born to die

4. Born to serve the Lord

5. Come and dine

6. Gospel music the way it was

I never grew up in America, so I never heard the Happy Goodmans “live” in concert.

7. He said: “Peace”

8. I believe He’s coming back

9. I don’t regret a mile

10. I’m living in Canaan now

11. I saw the light

Country gospel songs are my favorite type of music.

12. I saw the man

13. It must have rained in heaven

14. Joy in the morning

15. Lighthouse

16. Lighthouse – Rusty

17. Little wooden church on the hill

Pastor Marks lent me a record of Jimmy Swaggart singing this song, but some of the words are different. This is my favorite song when I play piano and sing.

18. Look for me

19. Poor rich man

When I was singing in Welkom, someone gave me a record of Bud Chambers singing this song.

20. Shoutin’ sounds

21. Thank You Lord for Your blessings on me

22. The Eastern Gate

23. The Potter

24. There’ll be shouting

25. There’s something about a mountain

This song became very real to me when I was singing in Cape Town. Table Mountain just seems to dominate everything there.

26. What a happy time

27. What a lovely name

I have seen the Happy Goodmans many times on the Bill Gaither shows.

28. Who am I

29. Won’t it be wonderful there?

30. Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now – A country gospel song by the Happy Goodmans

Pastor Marks lent me a record of Jimmy Swaggart singing this song when I was at college in Salisbury.

 

 

Hymn – Tell me the story of Jesus

In the old days, I used to sing thousands of country gospel songs, and every now and then old songs still pop into my memory. Yesterday this song popped into my mind. I heard it as little kid going to church. Here is a collection of different singers that love this old hymn.

1. The Garment of praise Quartet

2. Carman “live”

3. Guitar picker – A hymn a week

4. The McKameys

5. Gaither video

6. Baptist Church

7. Ivan Parker

8. The Booth Brothers

9. Mark Bishop

10. Donna Carline

11. EliEli – guitar picker

12. The McKameys “live”

13. Gospel hits

14. Hymn 152

15. The Woodlands UMC’s Children’s Choir

16. Tell me the story of Jesus (with lyrics)

17. Jake Gieseler

18. First North Choir and Orchestra with Edie Rowland

19. Gaither group – Beautiful sunset

20. Charlotte Ritchie and Ivan Parker

21. The Lighthouse Quartet

22. Carman

23. Guitar man in church

Please tell your friends the story of Jesus, and about this website, maybe they will get saved! There is nothing more important than salvation. God bless you.

Gospel songs by Don and Kim Case

The other week an old gospel song came to my mind called: “Jesus is the joy of living.” When I looked for it on the internet I found Don and Kim Case singing it so nicely. So I listened to a whole bunch of their songs and they were a great blessing to me. I hope you get blessed too.

1. Jesus is the joy of living

2. I’m waking up singing

3. Welcome everybody, God is still on the throne

4. Jesus took my burden and left me with a song

5. Every step I take – medley

6. Just keep on praying, Isn’t He wonderful

7. Love found a way, Praise Him

8. Deeper

9. Glory to His Name

10. My Lord knows the way through the wilderness, Each step I take, I’m following Jesus, Every step I take, Following Jesus, My Savior leads me

11. The blood that stained the old rugged cross, There is a fountain filled with blood

12. Yesterday, today, forever, Jesus is the same, Keep on believing God will answer prayer, Only believe

13. Till the storm passes by, We have an anchor, I’m standing on the rock, On Christ the solid rock I stand, Haven of rest

14. Speak my Lord

15. I do, don’t you

16. It is Jesus

17. He lifted me

When I was young I remember a few folks who played the piano accordian, and we would sing gospel choruses for hours. Sometimes around the camp fire, and other times in people’s living rooms. Hearing Don and Kim Case sing these old gospel songs brings back so many happy memories. Thank you, and God bless you.

Country Gospel songs by Anne Murray

Anne Murray is famous in the pop world, but she also sings some good old country gospel songs. I hope you enjoy them.

1. Lord I hope this day is good

2. The other side

3. Put your hand in the hand – A Country Gospel song by Anne Murray

4. Just a closer walk with Thee

5. I Softly and tenderly

6. In the garden

7. Amazing grace

8. It is no secret

9. Whispering hope

10. Peace in the valley

11. How great Thou art

12. Old rugged cross

13. The Lord’s prayer

14. Jacob’s ladder

15. If you see my Savior

16. Elijah

17. Go tell it on the mountain

18. Away in a manger

19. Silent night

20. O come all ye faithful

21. We three kings

22. Nearer my God to Thee

I saw Anne Murray this morning on the news, and felt led to do this section of her country gospel songs. God bless y’all.

Jude on YouTube

Here is the Book of Jude in pictures on the YouTube with a song in the background.  I hope it is a blessing to someone. Back in 1977 I had a vision of the coming of Jesus and the Holy Spirit said to me: “The Lord cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones.” The Holy Spirit was quoting from Jude verse 14, so I have added on here the song about the rapture. In my vision I saw people going up in the air.

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Jude (with song: It was the rapture)