Over the year I’ve enjoyed many song writers and musicians and those who sing the lyrics. For years I enjoyed the soulful lyrics of Kris Kristofferson more than any artist. When sings one of his own songs . . . nobody sings better. Not Willy, nor Johnny Cash, or Whalen, Kris’s best friends on the ‘old’ country scene.
There is a relative newcomer whose spiritual songs I’ve come to greatly enjoy. He is Alan Jackson. Recently I found a title I hadn’t heard before, and I want to share the lyrics as the song truly touched my soul. The title is: “The Older I Get’ . . .
The older I get, the truer it is . . . it’s the people you love,
not the money and stuff that makes you rich
The older I get, the longer I pray . . . I don’t know just why,
I guess it’s that I, just got more to say . . .
And the older I get the more thankful I feel, For the life that I’ve. had
and that I’m living still . . .
And, if they found the fountain of youth, I wouldn’t take a sip . . .
that’s the truth . . .
I could get emotionally wrapped up in lyrics to share with whomever is reading this blog, but I won’t . . . except for Vince Gill singing, ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’. Just one line: “Go rest high on that mountain, Son . . your work on earth is done, Go to heaven a-shoutin’ before the Father and the Son.” Enough for this afternoon, February 25th. More to come.