The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20634   Message #667375
Posted By: wysiwyg
11-Mar-02 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: Who/what is the Great Speckled Bird?
Subject: ADD: Speckled Bird No. 4
Transcribed, as recorded by BIG SLIM THE LONE COWBOY (5/9/04 - 10/13/66)
"Star Of WWVA Wheeling Jamboree"




What a beautiful thought to be thinking
Of that heavenly home bright and fair
Where God waits in all of His glory
To receive all His children up there.

God has told me He He'd take me to heaven
And I know that His promise is true.
That Great Speckled Bird He'll be sending
And I know it will carry me through.

My mother is waiting to greet me
In that home where no sorrows can dwell.
To this old world of sin and its trouble
Soon I'll be bidding them farewell.

When my life with its troubles is ended,
And my burdens they no longer I can bear,
God will send His white angel in its glory,
To take me with Him to dwell up there.

I can see that great bird now preparing
To make her long-expected flight.
I can hear sinners crying for mercy,
As she speeds through that dark and fatal night.

Everyone has been warned of its coming--
To be ready on that glad memorial day.
When the Great Speckled Bird comes descending,
I'll be ready to go on my way.

(You can find the Real Audio recording there.)