Gospel songs by Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters

In 1971, I was singing in Tzaneen, and bought a record of gospel songs by Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters. The only song I can actually remember now is the one about the black sheep. Here are a bunch of songs I found on the YouTube, and I hope they are a blessing to you.

1. This train

2. Walk around me Jesus

3. Roll away the stone

4. Looking at Calvary

5. If You could die for me

6. Borrowed

7. Praying alone

8. Clinging to the Master’s hand

9. I’ve got His footsteps

10. They see God there

11. I’ve got a longing

12. A child of the King

13. The Man of Galilee

14. When I inherit my mansion

15. Heaven will surely be worth it all

16. If you see my Savior

17. Travel onward

18. Silver and gold

19. Talk about the good times

I always tell my family that “The guns are loaded an’ the doors are bolted!” Those words are from this song. Thank you Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters. May you receive your rewards in heaven.

20. I firmly promise you

21. In that great beyond

22. On the wings of a dove

23. Never been this homesick before

24. The tomb is empty

25. He is risen

26. Both sides of the river

27. I looked all over heaven

28. On my mother’s side – A Gospel Song by Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters

This is a fascinating song. When Jesus was little in the temple talking to the leaders of Israel, and they ask him questions. For example: “How old are you?” “On my mother’s side I am 12 years, but on my Father’s side I’ve always been!” This song gives a fantastic look at Jesus. I was lying in bed last night thinking that Jesus is the creator of the universe, so he can fix anyone’s body just with his word. He created everything by his word.

29. Tell it again

30. His word will stand

31. On the road to Damascus

32. Sing me a good ol’ gospel song

33. It ain’t love till you give it away

34. Show me the way

35. His love did a work in me

36. In spite of myself

37. The man in the middle

38. How can you say “No”

39. After awhile

40. Ole Pappy’s new banjo

41. I’ve seen the light

42. Heaven’s mountain band

43. He’ll stand by me

44. Kneel at the cross

45. He was talking about me

46. I have found a way

47. I’m on my way to heaven

48. I want to be ready

49. Heaven

50. Good news

51. Cool chilly water

52. Interview with Little Jan Buckner Goff

53. Healing in the rain – Jan on the Gaither show

54. Here come the rattlesnakes – Wendy Bagwell “live”

We visited America in 1976, and I heard the rattlesnake story on the radio. So I bought a long playing record that had that story on it, and took it back to Africa with me.

55. Above it all – record

I 1983 I was singing in Arkansas, and met a guy by the name of Wendall, then I realized that Wendy Bagwell was short for Wendall. When I first bought their record in 1971, I thought Wendy was the name of one of the girl singers! So they are called The Sunliters!


Gospel songs by Gordon Davis – Elvis tribute artist

The other week I was looking at different Elvis tribute artists singing gospel songs, and this gentleman stood out to me – Gordon Davis. It was so refreshing to hear the “live” music and back up singers, as most of the artists have canned music. He is so good looking, and has such nice mannerisms.

1. Help me

On Saturday night I was so sick that I lost the will to live, and this song sung by Gordon Davis kept running through my head. Especially the last verse and chorus. “Come down from Your golden throne to me…” It was like my spirit was crying out to God for help. Yesterday I wrote down the words of the song, and will probably start singing it when my throat gets better. Many years ago when I read Johnny Cash’s book, he said the song was written by Larry Gatlin, but when I was looking at the words sung by Elvis Presley, they list a whole lot of others writers. On the page where Kris Kristofferson sings it, they have it listed that Larry Gatlin wrote it. So there is some mix up going on somewhere.

2. If that isn’t love

The first time I heard this song was on a Jimmy Swaggart record. I think it was written by Dottie Rambo.

3. He touched me

Bill Gaither has influenced a lot of people through this beautiful song that he wrote. Thanks Bill.

4. How great Thou art

To me this is one of the greatest worship songs, and Jesus said that the Father wants people to worship Him. (John chapter 4)

5. Stand by me

Some words in this song really touch my heart: “When I do the best I can, and my friends misunderstand….” That has been one of my big problems. People don’t understand, and criticize.

6. There is no God but God

I remember singing this song on the beach in East London back in the 70’s.

7. Amazing grace

If you don’t know the words to this song – you have a hole in your soul.

8. Lead me, guide me

Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth. Many thanks to Gordon Davis and the lovely ladies singing with him, and thanks to the musicians too. God bless y’all.

9. Gospel album

10. How great Thou art – with drums

11. Help me

12. Peace in the valley

13. If that isn’t love

14. You’ll never walk alone

15. On ITV News

Country Gospel Songs by The Wilburn Brothers

Yesterday I noticed that someone had come to this website by looking for The Wilburn Brothers singing: “How beautiful heaven must be.” So I decided to check out their country gospel songs, and this is the result.

1. How beautiful heaven must be

Some years back we met a man who had been in heaven. He said how he ate some fruit from a tree, and he could feel the taste of it go all through his body. Then another fruit popped up instantly in it’s place on the tree.

2. Don’t go home tonight unsaved

When I was a kid, I remember preachers telling us in to get saved because we might die on the way home from church. I thought it was just spook stories, until one day when I was riding my little bicycle, I was nearly hit by a car. I could have died and gone to hell. So I received Jesus as my Saviour. One preacher told us of a girl who said she would receive Jesus as her Saviour after her 21st birthday party. On the night of the party she was in a car with a drunk driver, and there was an accident. When the preacher visited her in hospital, she kept screaming: “It is too late” before she died.

3. Something got a hold of me

I heard a guy testify how he was a singer at a night club, and on the way to work he would walk past a church and listen to them singing. One night he decided to go inside. So he stashed his drugs in a hole in the wall and sat on a chair by the back wall. He checked his watch every now and then, and when it was time to leave, he started getting up, when he felt two strong hands on his shoulders holding him down. Then he thought that the church must have a bouncer, so he gave him the back elbow – but his elbow hit the wall. Then he realized it must be an angel holding him down. The woman preacher came to him shaking her finger, and he surrendered his life to Christ.

4. Move up a little closer

I had never heard this song before, but the Wilburn Brothers sure know how to sing and play. I love the beautiful music of the band too.

5. Less of me

Back in the sixties I had a Bobby Bare record of him singing this song. When I sang this song with my band, it had an effect upon them.

6. An empty mansion

One lady who went to heaven said that for each soul you win for Jesus, you get one brick for your mansion.

7. Daddy was an old time preacher man

Here is Dolly and Porter singing on their show.

8. May the good Lord bless and keep you

9. I’ll fly away

The Wilburn Brothers singing another famous old country gospel song.

10. The old country church #1

I grew up in Rhodesia, and American country gospel records were very hard to find, but I remember hearing this song on a record by T. Texas Tyler (I think).

11. A beautiful life

In Africa, I heard this country gospel song on a record by Jim Reeves.

12. When the roll is called up yonder

When I was a little boy, this was my favourite hymn sung in the Sunday night services.

13. Blessed Jesus, hold my hand

14. Precious memories

15. Won’t it be wonderful there?

16. I’ll never leave my God alone

17. I need the prayers of those I love – A country gospel song by The Wilburn Brothers

18. Let the lower lights be burning

In 1966 I read a book called: The stories of D.L.Moody.”  A man had the job of keeping the light burning in the lighthouse, but he fell asleep. When he woke up he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks. He ran down to the beach, and the first body that washed up on the beach was that of his son. Beloved, we must keep our lights burning!

19. I’ve got that old time religion in my heart

“Thank you” to The Wilburn Brothers for their lovely videos.

20. O come, angel band

21. These little eyes that look at me

When my son got born, I went to see my wife in the hospital the next day, and there was this beautiful little boy in her arms. When those little eyes looked at me, and I went gooie all inside of me. It felt like my heart melted.

22. The old country church #2

23. Farther along

24. Get all excited

25. Take up thy cross – side one

26. Side two

27. Are you afraid to die?

28. Will you be ready (to wear a golden crown)?