Sunday, April 3, 2016

Patrice Parker "Sweet Beulah Land"

I have been as busy as a ...well, you know what!


Today was just gorgeous, no other word for it!  We have some days in the Spring in Georgia that are just....uh, never mind, it's not that great, really...we can't have everyone in the rest of the country flock here!  Wink, wink!


You all know how much I admire good singers and that I adore songwriters, right?  Anyone remember my post from a few years ago where I went to a gospel singing with my Dad and I mentioned that I really liked the song "Didn't I Walk On The Water" by Linda Gibson Johnson?  Patrice Parker sent me a comment asking me if I had found out any other information about her, as she would be singing this same song in concert today.  (I looked her up and Patrice Parker is not only a great singer but she also writes songs and plays guitar, piano and she taught herself harmonica too! And she is funny, you should see the videos she and her husband made with their dog!)  Now, I hope that I am remembering all this correctly, I fear that I stayed up way past my bedtime looking at videos of Patrice Parker!  She reminds me so much of my Aunt Jean! They have similar strong singing voices and they even look like each other.  (Obviously, when my Aunt Jean was younger, but she still looked very much like this lady!) 

Here she is singing " Sweet Beulah Land".  (This is a hymn written by Squire Parsons but it shows her voice off very well. You may find the information behind the songwriter of "Sweet Beulah Land" just here.)



To hear this singer sing these words, a gospel singer who not only sounds like Aunt Jean but looks a great deal like her too, it was exactly the right thing.


I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken
For time won't matter anymore.

Beulah Land (Beulah Land) I'm longing for you (I'm longing for you)
And some day (And some day) on thee I'll stand (Someday we will stand)
There my home (There my home) shall be eternal (Eternal)
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land

I'm looking now, just across the river
To where my faith, shall end in sight (Shall end in sight)
There's just a few more days to labor.
Then I will take my heavenly flight.

Beulah Land (Beulah Land) I'm longing for you (I'm longing for you)
And some day (And some day) on thee I'll stand (Someday we will stand)
There my home (There my home) shall be eternal
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land
Beulah Land, oh it's Beulah Land
Oh Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land













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30 comments:

  1. What fun to be contacted by someone who appreciated you mentioning her in your blog.

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    1. I didn't know of Patrice Parker until she left me a comment on my post. Once I found her on Youtube, I wanted to let you hear her singing. I think she is really good. :-)

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  2. Every now and then we come across someone who reminds us of someone we love(d); it feels like a gift, doesn't it?
    When Mrs. Parker speaks at the beginning of the video, I had to listen very carefully because of her accent being so very different from the Yorkshire English I am most familiar with ;-) But when she sings, I understand each and every word.
    Lovely that she got in touch with you! Is she very far away from where you live, or will you be able to attend one of her concerts or meet up any other way?

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    1. That is exactly so, a gift.
      Meike, if I ever speak with you, I will have to put on my best fake English accent since I sound very much like Patrice Parker! Hey Y'all! :-)
      It looks as if she lives in South Georgia, several hours away going down a busy interstate at about 75/80 miles an hour!! So, I hope she might have a church nearer to me that asks her to sing...stay tuned to this same blog station, and I will let you know!

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  3. have always loved that song, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Can't say I have ever heard of it before but it certainly fits into me thinking of my Aunt Jean. I like it also.

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  4. It has been lovely here. And beautiful singing!

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    1. We might have to suffer the pollen, but our trees and flowers are beautiful! Glad you like the singing too.

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  5. Glad you are having beautiful weather. What blooms we had are now quite frozen and covered in snow. Hope your Monday is a great one!

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    1. I saw your snow on TV and thought about you in your part of the USA! Hope you are having a great week! Look on the bright side! :-)

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  6. I think your aunt Jean may have a second life that she doesn't want people finding out about.

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    1. Oh, that is a sweet thought. I just can see my Aunt Jean giggling about that!

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  7. A beautiful accompaniment to a pretty day!

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  8. Such a beautiful and powerful voice!

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    1. I think so too! If she ever makes it big, you can say you saw her here first! :-)

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  9. Lovely post! Enjoyed the music so much!

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    1. Thank you! And lovely to see your comment here! Hope you are keeping well!

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  10. Your blooms make me smile and, I must admit, a bit jealous! When you commented on my blog that I should head to warm Georgia I had to smile again...my brother just moved there a few months ago and another brother lives north of Atlanta..they are loving it too! Thanks for a sweet post again filled with info and good music.

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    1. I knew one brother lived here but now you have two here, come on down! Glad you liked the singer also.

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  11. Beautiful song. Enjoyed hearing them...

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    1. I am glad you liked it too! Thanks for your comment. I just went to look at your blog too, I love it!

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  12. What a beautiful song - perfect with our warm Spring weather! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you. Hope you are having a good week!

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  13. Hello,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)

    You married your English sweetheart. That's wonderful! I have never been to England, although my husband has. I love English cottages and rose fabrics.

    :)Hope

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    1. I dearly love England but I love the USA too, I am a bit of a mess! LOL
      I am one of your followers now but I think I have to do something with Google connect, you can't see my photo, I am one of those that does not have a photo at the end.

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  14. I love gospel and miss haring it. It is unusual here in England. This lady has a great voice!

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    1. You might not have Southern gospel but you have all those lovely Anglican hymns!! One of my favorite shows in England, "Hymns of Praise" where they go to different churches and record the choirs singing the hymns, I love to watch it on YouTube also!

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  15. Aunt Kay- I made it this far on your blog and loved every minute of it. I will be back tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing with me.

    Melissa

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    1. I am just now seeing this, you have made my day!
      Thank you! xx

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