This is an old Southern Gospel tune; one that I doubt many of you have heard of. It is sooo lovely. Written by G.T (dad) Spears, probably in typical shaped-note fashion, it is truly something. This song is one of my first recital songs at the age of 8. Throughout the years of piano and voice lessons, I was blessed to study under several accomplished pianists and was introduced to many different genres of music. I am equally at home pounding out "Sonatina Pathetique" as I am playing a jazzy, old hymn. Many of y'all probably don't know this, but my major when exiting high school was piano with a minor in church music. I received a full scholarship at a prestigious local Christian university. At that time, I decided to marry and have children instead of pursuing a degree in music. Regardless of my decision, music continues to live in my heart and is indeed my lifeline.
Several years ago, I was blessed to attend the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in TN and even accompanied a bit. It was a glorious experience. Take a listen to this lovely song as performed by the SBS of Music. Ahhhh! Lord willing, out daughter will attend in a couple of years. She is so sweet as she is already allowing me to teach her basic conducting and theory ;) At her age, I was good, but not as blessed as she is. Last night I overheard her singing an Adele song (of all things!) and she absolutely blew me away.
This week we have been attending a local Seperate Baptist church camp and this song was sang one night. It took me straight back to my childhood. Good is good!