The other day I was asked to sing at the church party next month, and I thought I should sing the Pat Boone gospel song called: “A wonderful time up there.” I wasn’t sure of all the right words, so I looked it up on the youtube. So this led me to a bunch of material from Pat Boone that I would like to share with you.
1. A wonderful time up there – my favorite Pat Boone Gospel Song
This was a big hit when I was 12 years old. I was so proud of Pat Boone for putting a gospel song on the hit parade. To me it was a much better song than “Flying purple people eater.”
I have heard this song before somewhere, but it has been running through my mind last night. Gospel radio is such a wonderful tool for the salvation message. As I watch this video, I remember a big mistake I made. I had a phone calll once from a man at Trans World Radio in Swaziland wanting one of my records to play on the air. At the time, I was low on money, and told him how much it would cost. So I never heard from him again. I was such a fool – I could have had my record played on the radio.
This is one of my all time favourites. Whenever I see a sunset, I think of this beautiful song. It was written by a blind lady.
I had this record back in the 70’s when I was in South Africa. In fact I had a whole lot of his records, but I can’t find them on the net. I loved the records where he was backed by the First Nashville Jesus Band.
I had never heard this one before, but I hope you like it.
I heard this one before by Larry Norman. The message is still for today.
7. Just a closer walk with Thee
It seems like everyone sings this one, but it is still a message we all need to hear. We can get so wrapped up in the cares of this life that we forget to walk daily with the Lord!
All the famous singers seem to sing the wrong words on this one. It was written by Thomas Dorsey in the 30’s when war was looming in Europe. He was on a train in the USA looking out the window at the different animals grazing peacefully in the field, and he wondered how come humans can’t live together in peace. This song was sung before by Red Foley, his father-in-law.
9. Good News
Pat Boone says he wrote it. I never knew he wrote songs!
10. It is no secret
Here is another one that everybody sings.
11. Whispering Hope
Back in the 80’s I lost hope, and that was a new experience for me. I had never realized how important hope was.
12. This Land is mine (Masada)
13. There’s a gold mine in the sky
Streets of gold! But mules don’t need gold!
Back in the 70’s I went to the Full Gospel Church in Germiston under Pastor Green, and on Wednesday night they used to kneel down and pray for an hour. At first I ran out of things to pray for, then I devised a system of going through the alphabet remembering people, and that helped me through.
15. In the Garden
The guy who wrote this song had a vision of Mary Magdalene at the garden tomb.
I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to: http://countrygospelandbible.com/