Lord, I’m trouble.

Friday seems like a good day to post some of that old timey Gospel slash spiritual music that still moves the soul. The first song has been posted before but this is a different version. The second song is performed with a little sorrow and a lot of hope…simply beautiful.

Enjoy the vids and lyrics.

jm

What are They Doing in Heaven Today

What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?

I’m thinking of friends whom I used to know,
Who lived and suffered in this world below
But they’ve gone off to heaven, but I want to know
What are they doing there now?

Oh, what are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
But what are they doing there now?

There’s some whose hearts were burdened with care
They paid for their moment to fighting and tears
But they clung to the cross with trembling and fear
But what are they doing there now?

(chorus)

And there’s some whose bodies were full of disease
Medicine and doctors couldn’t give them much ease
But they suffered ’til death brought a final release
But what are they doing there now?

(chorus)

There’s some who were poor and often despised
They looked up to heaven with tear-blinded eyes
While people were heedless and deaf to their cries
But what are they doing there now?

Troubled about my soul sung by Lillie Knox

Wonder where my mother,
I wonder where she’s gone
Somewhere sittin’ in the kingdom
She won’t be worried no more

Lord, I’m worried, worried.
Worried all about my soul.
Just as soon as my feet strike Zion
I won’t be trouble no more.

Lord, I’m trouble. Trouble
Trouble all about my soul.
Just as soon as my feet strike Zion
I won’t be troubled no more.

Father he got worried.
Worried all about his soul.
Just as soon as your feet strike Zion
He won’t be worried no more.

Wonder where my sister,
wonder where she’s gone
Somewhere sittin’ in the kingdom
She won’t be worried no more

Lord, I’m trouble. Trouble
Trouble all about my soul.
Just as soon as my feet strike Zion
I won’t be trouble no more.

Wonder where my brother,
Wonder where he gone
Somewhere sittin’ in the kingdom
He won’t be worried no more

Lord, I’m trouble. Trouble
Trouble all about my soul.
Just as soon as my feet strike Zion
I won’t be trouble no more.

(Transcription by David Ker)

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