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July 20, 2019
57:29

Bill & Gloria Gaither: Precious Memories

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  • Bill Gaither: Life is made up of moments...
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  • ... like turning the pages of a photograph album.
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  • Our memories preserve for us the relationships...
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  • ... and events that tell the stories of each of our lives.
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  • Happy, sad, joyful, and painful.
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  • The memories of our days make up the fabric...
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  • ... of who we are.
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  • (Choir Singing) Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Bill Gaither: An unforgettable memory was made when dozens of friends...
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  • ... who had spent their lives in gospel music...
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  • ... gathered to sings some songs from their own...
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  • ... personal treasure of memories.
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  • For these folks, many precious memories...
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  • ... had begun around a piano somewhere.
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  • They're sharing songs about how their lives have been changed...
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  • ... by God's amazing grace.
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  • [harmonica playing
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  • Amazing Grace]
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  • - Amazing Grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved
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  • a wretch like me.
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  • I once was lost,
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  • but now I'm found.
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  • I was blind,
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  • [slow violin music]
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  • - 'Twas grace that taught
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  • my heart to fear,
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  • and grace
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  • my fears relieved.
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  • How precious
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  • did that grace appear
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  • the hour
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  • - Through many dangers,
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  • toils, and snares
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  • I have already come.
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  • 'Twas grace that brought me
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  • safe thus far,
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  • and grace
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  • [uplifting orchestral music]
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  • When we've been there
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  • 10.000 years,
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  • bright shining
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  • as the Sun,
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  • we've no less days
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  • to sing God's praise
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  • than when
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  • we first begun.
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  • We've no less days
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  • to sing God's praise
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  • than when
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  • - Gaither: Hi,
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  • I'm Bill Gaither.
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  • And today our friends have
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  • gathered to celebrate
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  • the foundational hymns
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  • of the church:
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  • the songs that help us pass
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  • along the old, old story
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  • from generation to generation.
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  • - Savior.
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  • - Gaither: Hymns somehow tie us
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  • all together--black and white,
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  • young and old, rich and poor--
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  • and their meaning deepens
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  • as our understanding grows.
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  • - I need Thee.
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  • Oh, I need Thee.
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  • - Gaither: These words we
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  • memorize as kids often make
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  • a lot more sense when we're
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  • walking through the middle of
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  • the valley, and we need to know
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  • that someone has walked there
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  • before us.
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  • - Love lifted me.
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  • - Gaither: Join us now for a
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  • timeless celebration of hymns
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  • sung by a wonderful choir
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  • of gospel music's finest voices.
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  • Gaither Music Group is pleased
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  • to presentAmazing Grace,
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  • featuring Lynda Randle,
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  • Brenda Lee,
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  • Alabama's Randy Owen,
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  • The Isaacs,
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  • The Booth Brothers,
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  • Acoustix,
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  • Larry Wayne Morbitt,
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  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,
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  • the Gaither Vocal Band,
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  • and Buddy Greene.
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  • You know, the national hymn,
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  • God of our Fathers,has
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  • sustained our nation through
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  • times of war, peace, crisis,
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  • and celebration for more than
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  • 125 years.
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  • The lyric was written in 1876
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  • for America's centennial Fourth
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  • of July celebration.
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  • And today it is still as
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  • powerful a declaration of faith
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  • [dramatic orchestral music]
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  • - God of our fathers,
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  • whose almighty hand
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  • leads forth in beauty
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  • all the starry band,
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  • of shining worlds
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  • in splendor
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  • through the skies,
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  • our grateful songs
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  • [joyful brass music]
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  • - Thy love divine
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  • hath led us in the past.
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  • In this free land,
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  • by Thee our lot is cast.
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  • Be Thou our ruler,
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  • guardian, guide, and stay,
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  • Thy Word our law,
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  • - Refresh Thy people
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  • on their toilsome way.
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  • Lead us from night
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  • to never-ending day.
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  • Fill all our lives
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  • with love and grace divine,
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  • and glory, laud,
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  • and praise be ever Thine.
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  • And glory, laud,
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  • and praise be ever Thine.
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  • - Gaither: I don't know of
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  • anyone who has a more healthy
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  • respect for great hymns.
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  • - Well, I was raised a Baptist.
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  • I don't have any choice.
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  • - Gaither: Yeah.
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  • [laughter]
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  • And being a prodigal,
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  • I wandered away for many years.
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  • - Gaither: Yeah.
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  • - But when I came back,
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  • the hymns were part of the
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  • big thing that was bringing
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  • me back.
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  • They really spoke to me.
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  • And to understand those hymns,
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  • the meaning, to hear them,
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  • really, for the first time with
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  • ears of faith, that was--
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  • [solemn tune]
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  • - Come, Thou fount
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  • of every blessing.
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  • Tune my heart
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  • to sing Thy grace.
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  • Streams of mercy,
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  • never ceasing,
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  • call for songs
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  • of loudest praise.
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  • Teach me some
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  • melodious sonnet
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  • sung by flaming tongues
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  • above.
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  • Praise the mount.
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  • I'm fixed upon it,
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  • [applause]
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  • Oh, to grace
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  • how great a debtor
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  • daily I'm constrained
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  • to be.
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  • Sing it if you know it.
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  • Let Thy goodness,
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  • like a fetter,
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  • bind my wandering heart
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  • to Thee.
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  • Prone to wander, Lord,
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  • I feel it,
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  • prone to leave
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  • the God I love.
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  • Here's my heart.
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  • Oh, take and seal it.
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  • Seal it for
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  • Thy courts above.
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  • Here's my heart.
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  • Oh, take and seal it.
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  • Seal it for
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  • - I love the solidness of
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  • hymns, you know.
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  • It's wonderful to be able to
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  • sing those hymns correctly with
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  • a bunch of guys and gals
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  • who love singing them
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  • and do it right.
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  • - Gaither: What a day.
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  • [gentle music]
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  • - Pass me not,
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  • O gentle Savior.
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  • Hear my humble cry.
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  • While on others
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  • Thou art calling,
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  • do not pass me by.
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  • Savior,
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  • Savior,
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  • hear my humble cry.
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  • While on others
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  • Thou art calling,
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  • do not pass me by.
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  • - Trusting only
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  • in Thy merit, by.
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  • would I seek
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  • Thy face.
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  • Heal my wounded,
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  • broken spirit.
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  • Oh, oh,
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  • save me
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  • by Thy grace.
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  • Oh...
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  • - Savior,
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  • Savior,
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  • hear my humble cry.
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  • While on others
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  • Thou art calling,
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  • do not pass me by.
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  • Do not
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  • pass me by.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Gaither: I don't know how
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  • many times I've heard you say,
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  • when you were a kid, when they'd
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  • ask--back in the old days,
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  • where they had hymnals,
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  • they would say, "What's your
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  • favorite hymn?"
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  • You would always say--
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  • - 444, I would always say.
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  • My favorite hymn was 444.
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  • And I would sit in the front row
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  • and yell it out till my mother
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  • finally took me aside and said,
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  • "You've got to give somebody
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  • else a chance to say it."
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  • - Gaither: And 444 was what?
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  • - I Love to Tell the Story,
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  • and to this day, I love that
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  • lyric.
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  • It's one of my favorite
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  • all-time.
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  • And my favorite line of it--
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  • "I love to tell the story
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  • for those who know it best,
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  • seem hungering and thirsting
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  • to hear it like the rest.
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  • And when, in scenes of glory,
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  • I sing a new, new song,
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  • it will be the old, old story
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  • that I have loved so long."
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  • Hymns are portable pieces
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  • of theology that throw us
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  • a lifeline when we need it.
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  • And it's really important.
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  • It's very similar to learning
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  • the Word of God.
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  • The wonderful verse, "Thy Word
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  • have I hid in my heart that I
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  • might not sin against Thee," is
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  • also true of hymns.
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  • If we don't hide them in our
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  • heart before we think we need
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  • them, then they won't be there
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  • to pull us out when we do
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  • need them.
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  • I think it's important that
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  • parents teach children true
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  • things that they don't yet
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  • understand, whether that's great
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  • quotes from literature,
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  • whether it's scripture,
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  • and certainly hymns.
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  • Don't worry that you say, "Well,
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  • my child can't understand this."
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  • They will.
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  • The time will come when they
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  • will understand it.
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  • If they don't learn it before
  • 00:21:24.200 --> 00:21:27.200
  • they need it, it won't be there
  • 00:21:27.200 --> 00:21:29.260
  • - Tell me the story
  • 00:21:39.160 --> 00:21:42.160
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:48.070
  • Write on my heart
  • 00:21:49.110 --> 00:21:52.110
  • every word.
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:21:59.060
  • Tell me the story
  • 00:22:01.050 --> 00:22:04.050
  • most precious,
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:10.100
  • sweetest that ever
  • 00:22:12.220 --> 00:22:15.220
  • was heard.
  • 00:22:18.090 --> 00:22:21.090
  • - Tell how the angels
  • 00:22:23.210 --> 00:22:26.210
  • in chorus
  • 00:22:29.130 --> 00:22:32.130
  • sang as they welcomed
  • 00:22:34.000 --> 00:22:37.000
  • His birth.
  • 00:22:40.220 --> 00:22:43.220
  • - Glory to God
  • 00:22:44.270 --> 00:22:47.270
  • in the highest.
  • 00:22:51.150 --> 00:22:54.150
  • Peace and good tidings
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:22:59.100
  • to Earth.
  • 00:23:02.220 --> 00:23:05.220
  • Tell me the story
  • 00:23:07.160 --> 00:23:10.160
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:23:13.240 --> 00:23:16.240
  • Write on my heart
  • 00:23:18.020 --> 00:23:21.020
  • every word.
  • 00:23:24.250 --> 00:23:27.250
  • Tell me the story
  • 00:23:29.170 --> 00:23:32.170
  • most precious,
  • 00:23:35.260 --> 00:23:38.260
  • sweetest that ever
  • 00:23:40.210 --> 00:23:43.210
  • was heard.
  • 00:23:46.220 --> 00:23:49.220
  • - Tell of the cross
  • 00:23:51.110 --> 00:23:54.110
  • where they nailed Him,
  • 00:23:58.020 --> 00:24:01.040
  • writhing in anguish
  • 00:24:03.070 --> 00:24:06.070
  • and pain.
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:12.000
  • Tell of the grave
  • 00:24:13.010 --> 00:24:16.010
  • where they laid Him.
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:22.250
  • And tell how
  • 00:24:22.250 --> 00:24:25.060
  • He liveth again.
  • 00:24:27.160 --> 00:24:30.160
  • - Love in that story
  • 00:24:36.000 --> 00:24:39.000
  • so tender,
  • 00:24:42.070 --> 00:24:45.070
  • clearer than ever I see.
  • 00:24:53.140 --> 00:24:56.140
  • Stay, let me weep
  • 00:24:57.150 --> 00:25:00.170
  • while you whisper,
  • 00:25:04.120 --> 00:25:07.120
  • "Love paid
  • 00:25:07.120 --> 00:25:09.190
  • the ransom for me."
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:18.130
  • Tell me the story
  • 00:25:20.080 --> 00:25:23.080
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:25:26.150 --> 00:25:29.150
  • Write on my heart
  • 00:25:30.160 --> 00:25:33.160
  • every word.
  • 00:25:37.160 --> 00:25:40.160
  • Tell me the story
  • 00:25:42.120 --> 00:25:45.120
  • most precious,
  • 00:25:48.210 --> 00:25:51.210
  • sweetest that ever
  • 00:25:53.110 --> 00:25:56.110
  • was heard.
  • 00:25:59.020 --> 00:26:02.040
  • I love to tell the story.
  • 00:26:09.100 --> 00:26:12.100
  • 'Twill be
  • 00:26:13.030 --> 00:26:16.030
  • my theme in glory
  • 00:26:21.060 --> 00:26:24.060
  • to tell the old, old story
  • 00:26:31.160 --> 00:26:34.160
  • of Jesus
  • 00:26:35.280 --> 00:26:38.280
  • and His love.
  • 00:26:44.040 --> 00:26:47.040
  • Tell me the story
  • 00:26:48.270 --> 00:26:51.270
  • - Those songs carry with them
  • 00:27:22.260 --> 00:27:24.180
  • emotional weight from your past,
  • 00:27:24.180 --> 00:27:26.280
  • of your childhood.You grew up
  • 00:27:26.280 --> 00:27:29.120
  • and they bring back memories of
  • 00:27:29.120 --> 00:27:30.290
  • when God did these things.
  • 00:27:30.290 --> 00:27:32.140
  • And if the song is new,
  • 00:27:32.140 --> 00:27:33.250
  • you've got all that history
  • 00:27:33.250 --> 00:27:35.030
  • to build.
  • 00:27:35.030 --> 00:27:36.180
  • But the old songs, like,
  • 00:27:36.180 --> 00:27:38.220
  • I Love to Tell the Story
  • 00:27:38.220 --> 00:27:40.080
  • "of unseen things above,
  • 00:27:40.080 --> 00:27:42.170
  • of Jesus and His glory,"
  • 00:27:42.170 --> 00:27:44.130
  • that's all we do.
  • 00:27:44.130 --> 00:27:45.220
  • You know, me and Gloria get
  • 00:27:45.220 --> 00:27:47.010
  • together with you, what do we
  • 00:27:47.010 --> 00:27:48.050
  • talk about?
  • 00:27:48.050 --> 00:27:49.110
  • - Years I spent
  • 00:27:57.270 --> 00:28:00.060
  • in vanity and pride,
  • 00:28:02.070 --> 00:28:05.070
  • caring not my Lord
  • 00:28:05.080 --> 00:28:08.080
  • was crucified,
  • 00:28:09.120 --> 00:28:12.120
  • knowing not
  • 00:28:12.120 --> 00:28:14.250
  • it was for me He died
  • 00:28:16.000 --> 00:28:19.000
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:28:24.020 --> 00:28:27.020
  • - Mercy there was great,
  • 00:28:27.110 --> 00:28:30.110
  • and grace was free.
  • 00:28:31.130 --> 00:28:34.130
  • Pardon there
  • 00:28:34.130 --> 00:28:36.250
  • was multiplied to me.
  • 00:28:38.260 --> 00:28:41.260
  • There my burdened soul
  • 00:28:42.010 --> 00:28:45.010
  • found liberty
  • 00:28:45.010 --> 00:28:48.010
  • Oh, the love that drew
  • 00:29:04.080 --> 00:29:07.080
  • salvation's plan,
  • 00:29:08.050 --> 00:29:11.050
  • and, oh, the grace
  • 00:29:11.050 --> 00:29:13.150
  • that brought it
  • 00:29:13.150 --> 00:29:14.250
  • down to man,
  • 00:29:15.010 --> 00:29:18.010
  • and, oh, that mighty gulf
  • 00:29:19.010 --> 00:29:22.010
  • that God did span
  • 00:29:22.020 --> 00:29:25.020
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:29:29.060 --> 00:29:32.060
  • Oh...
  • 00:29:32.060 --> 00:29:33.070
  • - Mercy there was great,
  • 00:29:33.230 --> 00:29:36.230
  • and grace was free.
  • 00:29:37.260 --> 00:29:40.260
  • Pardon there
  • 00:29:40.260 --> 00:29:43.030
  • was multiplied to me.
  • 00:29:44.020 --> 00:29:47.020
  • Oh, there my burdened soul
  • 00:29:48.060 --> 00:29:51.060
  • found liberty,
  • 00:29:51.100 --> 00:29:54.100
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:29:57.200 --> 00:30:00.200
  • - Oh...
  • 00:30:00.200 --> 00:30:02.120
  • - Mercy there was great,
  • 00:30:03.030 --> 00:30:06.030
  • and grace was free.
  • 00:30:07.050 --> 00:30:10.050
  • Pardon there
  • 00:30:10.050 --> 00:30:12.100
  • was multiplied to me.
  • 00:30:13.140 --> 00:30:16.140
  • Yes, there my burdened soul
  • 00:30:17.200 --> 00:30:20.200
  • found liberty,
  • 00:30:21.000 --> 00:30:24.000
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:30:28.100 --> 00:30:31.100
  • - At Calvary,
  • 00:30:35.080 --> 00:30:38.080
  • at Calvary,
  • 00:30:38.200 --> 00:30:41.200
  • [upbeat piano music]
  • 00:30:56.040 --> 00:30:57.040
  • - Gaither: Most of our great
  • 00:31:03.220 --> 00:31:04.230
  • theology has been carried in the
  • 00:31:04.230 --> 00:31:06.270
  • hymns.
  • 00:31:06.270 --> 00:31:07.240
  • - Well, the trick of a great
  • 00:31:07.240 --> 00:31:09.090
  • writer is deducing
  • 00:31:09.090 --> 00:31:11.070
  • the unfathomable into words.
  • 00:31:11.200 --> 00:31:14.200
  • How do we deduce God down to
  • 00:31:14.200 --> 00:31:17.160
  • something that we can hold on to
  • 00:31:17.160 --> 00:31:19.200
  • and we can understand?
  • 00:31:19.200 --> 00:31:21.000
  • It is a blessed person who can
  • 00:31:21.020 --> 00:31:24.020
  • take all those things we know
  • 00:31:24.020 --> 00:31:25.200
  • and we feel--and somehow, our
  • 00:31:25.200 --> 00:31:27.050
  • DNA remembers God--and then put
  • 00:31:27.050 --> 00:31:29.280
  • it into words where we can carry
  • 00:31:29.280 --> 00:31:32.000
  • it home and we can sing it
  • 00:31:32.000 --> 00:31:33.120
  • through the week when things
  • 00:31:33.120 --> 00:31:35.030
  • get tough.
  • 00:31:35.030 --> 00:31:36.230
  • I mean, that's what hymns do
  • 00:31:36.230 --> 00:31:38.210
  • for me.
  • 00:31:38.210 --> 00:31:40.130
  • - There my burdened soul
  • 00:31:40.160 --> 00:31:43.160
  • found liberty,
  • 00:31:43.190 --> 00:31:46.190
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:31:48.230 --> 00:31:51.230
  • - Calvary.
  • 00:31:51.230 --> 00:31:54.230
  • - Mercy there was great,
  • 00:31:54.230 --> 00:31:57.230
  • and grace was free.
  • 00:31:58.220 --> 00:32:01.240
  • Pardon there
  • 00:32:01.240 --> 00:32:04.000
  • was multiplied to me.
  • 00:32:05.280 --> 00:32:08.280
  • There my burdened soul
  • 00:32:08.290 --> 00:32:11.290
  • found liberty,
  • 00:32:12.010 --> 00:32:15.010
  • [steady piano music]
  • 00:32:38.100 --> 00:32:39.100
  • I was sinking
  • 00:32:49.280 --> 00:32:52.280
  • deep in sin,
  • 00:32:53.080 --> 00:32:56.080
  • far from the peaceful shore.
  • 00:32:59.190 --> 00:33:02.210
  • Very deeply stained within,
  • 00:33:06.050 --> 00:33:09.050
  • sinking, to rise no more.
  • 00:33:12.180 --> 00:33:15.180
  • But the master of the sea,
  • 00:33:18.250 --> 00:33:21.250
  • heard my despairing cry,
  • 00:33:25.140 --> 00:33:28.140
  • from the waters lifted me.
  • 00:33:31.080 --> 00:33:34.080
  • Now safe am I.
  • 00:33:38.060 --> 00:33:41.060
  • Love lifted me.
  • 00:33:44.190 --> 00:33:47.190
  • Love lifted me.
  • 00:33:50.290 --> 00:33:53.290
  • When nothing else
  • 00:33:55.040 --> 00:33:58.040
  • could help,
  • 00:33:58.040 --> 00:34:00.150
  • love lifted me.
  • 00:34:03.290 --> 00:34:06.290
  • Love lifted me.
  • 00:34:10.090 --> 00:34:13.090
  • Love lifted me.
  • 00:34:16.170 --> 00:34:19.170
  • When nothing else
  • 00:34:20.270 --> 00:34:23.270
  • could help,
  • 00:34:23.270 --> 00:34:26.050
  • [light piano music]
  • 00:34:33.220 --> 00:34:34.220
  • - All my heart
  • 00:34:42.060 --> 00:34:45.030
  • to Him I give.
  • 00:34:45.180 --> 00:34:48.180
  • Ever to Him I'll cling.
  • 00:34:52.060 --> 00:34:55.060
  • In His blessed
  • 00:34:55.080 --> 00:34:58.080
  • presence live
  • 00:34:58.090 --> 00:35:01.110
  • and ever His praises sing.
  • 00:35:05.010 --> 00:35:08.010
  • Love so mighty and so true,
  • 00:35:11.040 --> 00:35:14.040
  • it merits my soul's
  • 00:35:14.040 --> 00:35:16.200
  • best song.
  • 00:35:17.260 --> 00:35:20.260
  • Faithful,
  • 00:35:20.260 --> 00:35:22.140
  • loving service, too,
  • 00:35:23.290 --> 00:35:26.290
  • to Him belongs.
  • 00:35:30.150 --> 00:35:33.150
  • - Love lifted me.
  • 00:35:36.120 --> 00:35:39.120
  • - It was love...
  • 00:35:39.120 --> 00:35:40.210
  • - Love lifted me.
  • 00:35:43.140 --> 00:35:46.140
  • When nothing else
  • 00:35:47.200 --> 00:35:50.200
  • could help,
  • 00:35:50.200 --> 00:35:52.220
  • love lifted me.
  • 00:35:55.260 --> 00:35:58.260
  • - His love, it lifted me.
  • 00:36:02.090 --> 00:36:05.090
  • Yes, His love lifted me.
  • 00:36:09.110 --> 00:36:12.110
  • - When nothing else
  • 00:36:13.140 --> 00:36:16.140
  • could help,
  • 00:36:16.140 --> 00:36:18.180
  • love lifted me.
  • 00:36:22.040 --> 00:36:25.040
  • When nothing else
  • 00:36:26.080 --> 00:36:29.080
  • could help,
  • 00:36:29.080 --> 00:36:31.180
  • love lifted me.
  • 00:36:38.220 --> 00:36:41.220
  • - Oh, His love lifted me.
  • 00:36:47.080 --> 00:36:50.080
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:36:52.270 --> 00:36:54.080
  • [music resumes]
  • 00:36:54.080 --> 00:36:55.080
  • 00:36:55.080 --> 00:36:57.020
  • Oh, love lifted me.
  • 00:36:59.080 --> 00:37:02.100
  • Don't you know it was
  • 00:37:02.100 --> 00:37:04.120
  • His love lifted me.
  • 00:37:08.040 --> 00:37:11.040
  • - When nothing else
  • 00:37:12.130 --> 00:37:15.130
  • could help,
  • 00:37:15.130 --> 00:37:17.070
  • His love lifted me.
  • 00:37:19.190 --> 00:37:22.190
  • - Oh-oh, love lifted me.
  • 00:37:26.010 --> 00:37:29.010
  • - Sing about His love,
  • 00:37:29.120 --> 00:37:32.120
  • 'cause it lifted me.
  • 00:37:33.270 --> 00:37:36.270
  • - When nothing else
  • 00:37:37.290 --> 00:37:40.290
  • could help,
  • 00:37:40.290 --> 00:37:43.080
  • love lifted me.
  • 00:37:49.010 --> 00:37:52.010
  • - It was His love...
  • 00:37:52.040 --> 00:37:55.040
  • - Gaideo, I learned that
  • 00:38:13.130 --> 00:38:15.000
  • the Grammy-winning country group
  • 00:38:15.000 --> 00:38:16.270
  • Alabama had recently recorded
  • 00:38:16.270 --> 00:38:18.240
  • their first album in five years,
  • 00:38:18.240 --> 00:38:21.170
  • and it was an inspirational
  • 00:38:21.170 --> 00:38:22.250
  • album full of great old hymns.
  • 00:38:23.090 --> 00:38:26.090
  • So we invited lead singer,
  • 00:38:26.090 --> 00:38:27.250
  • Randy Owen, to share a song from
  • 00:38:27.250 --> 00:38:29.100
  • that recording, and when we sat
  • 00:38:29.100 --> 00:38:31.110
  • down together to talk before the
  • 00:38:31.110 --> 00:38:32.220
  • taping, I realized just how deep
  • 00:38:32.220 --> 00:38:34.180
  • Randy's gospel music roots were.
  • 00:38:34.180 --> 00:38:37.050
  • - Oh, well, I played with the
  • 00:38:37.050 --> 00:38:39.210
  • Big Rock Gospel Singers.
  • 00:38:39.210 --> 00:38:41.050
  • - Gaither: Yeah, what'd
  • 00:38:41.050 --> 00:38:41.280
  • you play?
  • 00:38:41.280 --> 00:38:42.220
  • - Played guitar, played guitar,
  • 00:38:42.220 --> 00:38:43.200
  • of course.
  • 00:38:43.200 --> 00:38:44.120
  • I was too shy to sing.
  • 00:38:44.120 --> 00:38:46.270
  • Of course, playing with my
  • 00:38:46.270 --> 00:38:47.270
  • parents, you know, my mama
  • 00:38:47.270 --> 00:38:50.130
  • and my daddy and my sisters,
  • 00:38:50.130 --> 00:38:52.270
  • we grew up singing.
  • 00:38:52.270 --> 00:38:55.050
  • And on my mother's side of the
  • 00:38:55.050 --> 00:38:56.080
  • family, the Teague side,
  • 00:38:56.080 --> 00:38:59.000
  • you have the Speare--
  • 00:38:59.000 --> 00:39:00.060
  • let's see.
  • 00:39:00.060 --> 00:39:00.260
  • My great-grandma's a Speare,
  • 00:39:00.260 --> 00:39:02.060
  • and my grandma is a Goodman,
  • 00:39:02.060 --> 00:39:04.270
  • but I don't know if there's any
  • 00:39:04.270 --> 00:39:05.270
  • relationship.
  • 00:39:05.270 --> 00:39:06.180
  • - Gaither: Your grandma's a
  • 00:39:06.180 --> 00:39:07.130
  • Goodman?
  • 00:39:07.130 --> 00:39:08.030
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:39:08.030 --> 00:39:09.140
  • And they never--I never heard
  • 00:39:09.140 --> 00:39:10.240
  • Papa sing anything but what he
  • 00:39:10.240 --> 00:39:12.280
  • called church music.
  • 00:39:12.280 --> 00:39:15.110
  • And my mother, of course, is a
  • 00:39:15.110 --> 00:39:16.220
  • great pianist, and my uncle, he
  • 00:39:16.220 --> 00:39:18.250
  • plays piano great, so when they
  • 00:39:18.250 --> 00:39:20.230
  • got together, all they ever did
  • 00:39:20.230 --> 00:39:22.250
  • was play gospel music.
  • 00:39:22.250 --> 00:39:25.010
  • - Gaither: Randy's musical
  • 00:39:25.010 --> 00:39:26.020
  • journey came full circle with
  • 00:39:26.020 --> 00:39:27.130
  • the recording of his
  • 00:39:27.130 --> 00:39:28.090
  • inspirational album, and he made
  • 00:39:28.090 --> 00:39:30.200
  • his mama proud.
  • 00:39:30.200 --> 00:39:32.080
  • - Getting to do the songs that
  • 00:39:32.080 --> 00:39:33.130
  • my daddy played on guitar and
  • 00:39:33.130 --> 00:39:35.250
  • that we used to sing together
  • 00:39:35.250 --> 00:39:38.030
  • and having my mother happy--
  • 00:39:38.030 --> 00:39:40.150
  • of course, if it had been left
  • 00:39:40.150 --> 00:39:41.150
  • to my mother, we would have
  • 00:39:41.150 --> 00:39:42.210
  • I need Thee.
  • 00:39:48.000 --> 00:39:50.180
  • Oh, I need Thee.
  • 00:39:53.100 --> 00:39:56.100
  • Every hour, I need Thee.
  • 00:40:01.020 --> 00:40:04.020
  • Oh, bless me now, my Savior.
  • 00:40:07.170 --> 00:40:10.170
  • I come to Thee.
  • 00:40:16.150 --> 00:40:19.150
  • - I need Thee every hour,
  • 00:40:23.190 --> 00:40:26.190
  • most gracious Lord.
  • 00:40:31.200 --> 00:40:34.200
  • No tender voice like Thine
  • 00:40:39.100 --> 00:40:42.100
  • can peace afford.
  • 00:40:47.200 --> 00:40:50.200
  • - I need Thee.
  • 00:40:50.200 --> 00:40:53.030
  • Oh, I need Thee.
  • 00:40:55.200 --> 00:40:58.200
  • Every hour, I need Thee.
  • 00:41:03.020 --> 00:41:06.020
  • Oh, bless me now, my Savior.
  • 00:41:09.160 --> 00:41:12.160
  • I come to Thee.
  • 00:41:16.010 --> 00:41:19.010
  • Oh, I need Thee.
  • 00:41:20.090 --> 00:41:23.090
  • Oh, I need Thee.
  • 00:41:26.050 --> 00:41:29.050
  • Every hour, I need Thee.
  • 00:41:33.190 --> 00:41:36.190
  • Oh, bless me now, my Savior.
  • 00:41:39.180 --> 00:41:42.180
  • - Gaither: Days are filled
  • 00:42:14.270 --> 00:42:15.270
  • with sorrow...
  • 00:42:15.270 --> 00:42:16.250
  • - Days are filled
  • 00:42:17.190 --> 00:42:20.190
  • with sorrow and care.
  • 00:42:23.090 --> 00:42:26.090
  • Hearts are lonely
  • 00:42:27.130 --> 00:42:30.130
  • and drear.
  • 00:42:32.180 --> 00:42:35.180
  • Burdens are lifted
  • 00:42:36.170 --> 00:42:39.170
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:42:41.260 --> 00:42:44.260
  • Jesus is very near.
  • 00:42:51.080 --> 00:42:54.080
  • Burdens are lifted
  • 00:42:55.100 --> 00:42:58.100
  • at Calvary,
  • 00:43:00.210 --> 00:43:03.210
  • Calvary,
  • 00:43:05.140 --> 00:43:08.140
  • Calvary.
  • 00:43:10.020 --> 00:43:13.020
  • Burdens are lifted
  • 00:43:13.270 --> 00:43:16.270
  • at Calvary.
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  • Jesus is very near.
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  • - Troubled soul,
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  • the Savior can see
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  • every heartache
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  • and tear.
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  • Burdens are lifted
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  • at Calvary.
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  • Jesus is very near.
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  • - Burdens are lifted
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  • at Calvary,
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  • Calvary,
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  • Calvary.
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  • Burdens are lifted
  • 00:44:28.140 --> 00:44:31.140
  • at Calvary.
  • 00:44:33.210 --> 00:44:36.210
  • Jesus is very near.
  • 00:44:43.050 --> 00:44:46.050
  • Burdens are lifted
  • 00:44:47.070 --> 00:44:50.070
  • at Calvary,
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  • Calvary,
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  • Calvary.
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  • Burdens are lifted
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  • at Calvary.
  • 00:45:11.070 --> 00:45:14.070
  • Jesus is very near.
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  • Burdens are lifted
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  • at Calvary,
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  • Calvary,
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  • Calvary.
  • 00:46:12.010 --> 00:46:15.010
  • Burdens are lifted
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  • at Calvary.
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  • - Gaither: There have been
  • 00:46:42.160 --> 00:46:43.090
  • a lot of texts set to this great
  • 00:46:46.060 --> 00:46:49.060
  • tune by Sibelius,Finlandia.
  • 00:46:49.180 --> 00:46:52.180
  • Be Still My Soulis probably
  • 00:46:52.180 --> 00:46:54.000
  • one of the most popular ones.
  • 00:46:54.000 --> 00:46:56.010
  • - I love that one too.
  • 00:46:56.010 --> 00:46:57.130
  • - Gaither: And I love
  • 00:46:57.130 --> 00:46:58.090
  • that text.
  • 00:46:58.090 --> 00:46:59.060
  • However, I encouraged you
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  • on this one, you know.
  • 00:47:00.290 --> 00:47:02.060
  • Obviously, most of the songs
  • 00:47:02.060 --> 00:47:03.110
  • we've written are songs that
  • 00:47:03.110 --> 00:47:04.180
  • I've written the music to--
  • 00:47:04.180 --> 00:47:06.090
  • but this is just great
  • 00:47:06.090 --> 00:47:08.190
  • classic music,
  • 00:47:08.190 --> 00:47:10.090
  • and I encouraged you to write--
  • 00:47:10.090 --> 00:47:13.030
  • to write this lyric.
  • 00:47:13.030 --> 00:47:14.120
  • And to be honest with you,
  • 00:47:14.120 --> 00:47:15.100
  • it's one of my favorites.
  • 00:47:15.100 --> 00:47:16.280
  • - The idea, I think, came from
  • 00:47:16.280 --> 00:47:19.030
  • long, long, long ago.
  • 00:47:19.030 --> 00:47:20.290
  • Before we wrote this song
  • 00:47:20.290 --> 00:47:22.250
  • was Francis Schaeffer's book,
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  • How Then Should We Live,
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  • which had a great impact on me
  • 00:47:26.100 --> 00:47:28.010
  • in college, and that question
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  • has risen in my mind many times
  • 00:47:34.290 --> 00:47:37.290
  • since reading the book.
  • 00:47:37.290 --> 00:47:39.250
  • But when I was listening--
  • 00:47:39.250 --> 00:47:41.070
  • usually, as you know, I write
  • 00:47:41.090 --> 00:47:44.090
  • lyrics by listening to the music
  • 00:47:44.090 --> 00:47:45.270
  • and what it's saying to me.
  • 00:47:45.270 --> 00:47:48.030
  • If you have a hook, or if you
  • 00:47:48.030 --> 00:47:49.270
  • have a chorus, and you go,
  • 00:47:49.270 --> 00:47:50.280
  • "la, la, la, la, la,"
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  • then I say,
  • 00:47:52.120 --> 00:47:53.070
  • "What is that 'la, la' saying
  • 00:47:53.070 --> 00:47:54.200
  • to me with the music?"
  • 00:47:54.270 --> 00:47:57.270
  • And when I listened to this over
  • 00:47:58.010 --> 00:48:01.030
  • and over to see what I thought
  • 00:48:01.030 --> 00:48:03.030
  • was embedded in the music,
  • 00:48:04.260 --> 00:48:07.260
  • that line came back,
  • 00:48:07.260 --> 00:48:09.030
  • "I then shall live."
  • 00:48:09.030 --> 00:48:11.220
  • And--and to write it
  • 00:48:11.220 --> 00:48:13.280
  • is one thing.
  • 00:48:13.280 --> 00:48:14.270
  • Poets can write ideas.
  • 00:48:14.270 --> 00:48:17.210
  • To live it is really hard.
  • 00:48:17.210 --> 00:48:19.220
  • [laughs]
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  • When I got done, I couldn't help
  • 00:48:20.160 --> 00:48:23.060
  • thinking, "I hope people know
  • 00:48:23.060 --> 00:48:25.260
  • that I can't do this myself yet,
  • 00:48:27.080 --> 00:48:30.080
  • maybe never."
  • 00:48:30.080 --> 00:48:32.170
  • But I think it's--I think you--
  • 00:48:33.040 --> 00:48:36.040
  • you always have to have ideas
  • 00:48:36.040 --> 00:48:38.140
  • bigger than your life.
  • 00:48:39.140 --> 00:48:42.140
  • Someone who said you should--
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  • "If you want to be happy,
  • 00:48:43.260 --> 00:48:44.250
  • lower your expectations."
  • 00:48:44.250 --> 00:48:47.070
  • The truth is, if you want to be
  • 00:48:47.070 --> 00:48:49.060
  • great, raise them,
  • 00:48:49.060 --> 00:48:52.020
  • that we're always living up just
  • 00:48:52.020 --> 00:48:53.210
  • to the great ideals that we say
  • 00:48:53.210 --> 00:48:55.260
  • to ourselves over and over,
  • 00:48:55.260 --> 00:48:58.080
  • so I'm still living up
  • 00:48:58.080 --> 00:49:00.050
  • to this one.
  • 00:49:00.050 --> 00:49:01.290
  • - Gaither: The Vocal Band and
  • 00:49:01.290 --> 00:49:02.290
  • Signature Sound sing this song
  • 00:49:02.290 --> 00:49:04.180
  • every night that we're out in
  • 00:49:04.180 --> 00:49:05.160
  • person, and it's--and it's
  • 00:49:05.270 --> 00:49:08.270
  • always great to see these kids,
  • 00:49:08.270 --> 00:49:11.220
  • and myself included,
  • 00:49:11.230 --> 00:49:14.230
  • try to get our minds and our
  • 00:49:14.230 --> 00:49:16.200
  • hearts around that lyric,
  • 00:49:16.200 --> 00:49:17.200
  • and say, "Okay, this is what
  • 00:49:17.200 --> 00:49:19.050
  • we are striving to be."
  • 00:49:19.050 --> 00:49:21.050
  • - My favorite part, if I could
  • 00:49:21.050 --> 00:49:22.230
  • pick one, would be, "I then
  • 00:49:22.230 --> 00:49:25.160
  • shall live as one who's been
  • 00:49:25.160 --> 00:49:26.240
  • forgiven."
  • 00:49:26.240 --> 00:49:28.090
  • And what does that mean to live
  • 00:49:28.090 --> 00:49:30.170
  • as if you've been forgiven?
  • 00:49:30.220 --> 00:49:33.220
  • People already know what's wrong
  • 00:49:33.220 --> 00:49:35.040
  • with them.
  • 00:49:35.040 --> 00:49:36.010
  • I know what's wrong with me.
  • 00:49:36.010 --> 00:49:39.010
  • What we need in our lives are
  • 00:49:39.010 --> 00:49:40.170
  • people that call us to something
  • 00:49:40.170 --> 00:49:43.080
  • bigger by forgiving us when we
  • 00:49:43.080 --> 00:49:44.270
  • don't need it, showing us mercy
  • 00:49:44.270 --> 00:49:47.080
  • when we probably need justice,
  • 00:49:47.080 --> 00:49:50.040
  • showing us love when we have
  • 00:49:50.040 --> 00:49:51.170
  • betrayed, you know.
  • 00:49:51.170 --> 00:49:53.150
  • That is--that is overwhelming,
  • 00:49:53.290 --> 00:49:56.290
  • [cresting orchestral music]
  • 00:52:58.170 --> 00:52:59.170
  • - Amen.
  • 00:54:57.120 --> 00:55:00.140
  • Amen.
  • 00:55:06.160 --> 00:55:09.160
  • [harmonica playing
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  • Shall We Gather at the River]
  • 00:55:33.200 --> 00:55:34.200
  • [all humming melody]
  • 00:55:58.240 --> 00:55:59.240
  • [all humming melody]
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  • Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
  • 00:57:08.010 --> 00:57:10.150
  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
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  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
  • 00:57:13.180 --> 00:57:17.000
  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
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  • In the stillness, of the midnight
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