|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