Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Echoes of old Gospel Music

Mrs. White's Parlour Table

Last night, after I cleaned the kitchen, I sat by the fire and did some mending.  In the background I could hear the sounds of old gospel quartets singing "They'll be no disappointments" [in Heaven], "Keep Smiling," "I've Got a Mansion," and "Brother will you meet me there?"  This was coming from my kitchen radio.

Listening to these beautiful old songs from old time singers as I worked with my sewing needle gave me a sense of great peace and joy.

Sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to sing and to hear hymns. Sometimes I forget the words to old cherished songs from my hymnbook. I am grateful for CDs of old music and a CD player to hear them.

Still, nothing is better than a church congregation holding the old hymn books and singing together songs like, "Amazing Grace," and "Rock of Ages."

Bringing the culture of holiness, into one's home and daily life is a privilege.  It is a blessing.

My children and grandchildren are familiar with the old songs as I have them playing while I cook and bake in the kitchen. The echoes of old gospel music plays quietly in the background as we visit at the table over coloring books or a game of checkers.  The music is in my car as I go out on errands.

And when the house and my life are quiet. . . . sometimes, I still hear the memory of some precious song in my mind and heart. And it is the most sweetest, comforting echo of all.

Mrs. White

From the Archives - 

 Remembering my Father - Holiness from the Garage.

My Heritage - The Blessing of Being a Half- Southern Mama.

Hard Times - Living in Reduced Circumstances.

Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."

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living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I agree so very much with you on this subject! I am so grateful when we sing the hymns they refresh me like no other music!
Blessings, Roxy

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas! Lovely songs and I am thankful that I was introduced to these songs through the years. Aren't they wonderful. A wonderful atmosphere in your HOME.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. White, Can you recommend some cd titles or singing groups? I'm not very familiar with southern gospel music up here in Canada! Thank you! And thank you for writing your very encouraging blog. I will be passing it along to my daughter who is expecting her first baby in six weeks time or so - yeah!

Debbie Slaughter said...

Mrs. White,
This brought back some sweet memories for me. I used to rock my babies in the middle of the night and sing hymns to them.

Now, Saturday nights are one of my favorites nights to be in the kitchen. I listen to WSM - the Grand Ole Opry, while fixing dinner or baking dessert.

I love the old sounds of the radio announcer at the Opry and the old time singers and musicians that they mix in with the new.

Rebekah said...

Hi there, I am a mother to young children and grew up listening to hymns and quartets and such, but now it seems like most 'Christian' music is styled to fit the entertainment craze of the world more than the need for worshipful, reflective, God -centered realities that I want to promote in the atmosphere of my home. So, do you have a resource, radio station, etc. that you might recommend? Thanks.

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