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lyr req: Where Will You Spend Eternity?

GUEST,Herman, monk 30 Dec 08 - 09:06 PM
Melissa 30 Dec 08 - 09:37 PM
GUEST 30 Dec 08 - 09:46 PM
Desert Dancer 30 Dec 08 - 10:11 PM
Nathan in Texas 30 Dec 08 - 10:25 PM
Melissa 30 Dec 08 - 10:47 PM
GUEST 31 Dec 08 - 10:24 PM
Peace 31 Dec 08 - 10:29 PM
GUEST,Jim Beaver 16 May 17 - 12:45 AM
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Subject: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: GUEST,Herman, monk
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:06 PM

+ In days of old I used to listen to and sing a good deal of American folk music, and I might do so again in days to come.

In those days I knew a song with a refrain that went like this:

   Where would you spend eternity
   If death should call you today?
   Are you ready to go home?
   O where would you spend eternity?

Then it went:

   O my brother, if death should call today,
   Where would you spend eternity ...

And so on. But memory fails ... memorie ... fails, fails ...

I thought it was by the Blue Sky Boys, but appently it's not.

Can anyone post the lyrics to this song and tell me who recorded it?

Herman, monk


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: Melissa
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:37 PM

maybe a Louvin Bros song?


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:46 PM

+ Thanks Melissa. I'll do a search for the name. It must have been on a vinyl I owned or had from the Berkeley Public Library, and I'm sure I'd recognized the name of the band, but I don't think I've ever heard of the Louvin Bros until now.

Thanks for your quik response! I just posted a few minutes ago.

H


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:11 PM

Here it is in the "Cyber Hymnal": click here.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: Lyr Req: WHAT WILL YOUR ANSWER BE (T S Teddlie)
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:25 PM

Not quite it, but your lines reminded me of this one we used to sing in the churches I grew up in.

"What Will Your Answer Be?"
by Tillit S. Teddlie, 1935

Someday you'll stand at the bar on high,
Someday your record you'll see;
Someday you'll answer the question of life,
What will your answer be?

Chorus:
What will it be? What will it be?
Where will you spend your eternity?
What will it be? Oh, what will it be?
What will your answer be?

Sadly you'll stand if you're unprepared
Trembling, you'll fall on your knee;
Facing the sentence of life or of death,
What will your sentence be?

Now is the time to prepare, my friend,
Make your soul spotless and free;
Washed in the blood of the Crucified One,
He will your answer be.


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: Melissa
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:47 PM

It reminded me of "Are you afraid to die"..

Glad you found it, Becky!


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 10:24 PM

+ I'm afraid this is not the one, Becky.

H


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 10:29 PM

Hope this is it.


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Subject: RE: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
From: GUEST,Jim Beaver
Date: 16 May 17 - 12:45 AM

Perhaps it is the song recorded by Cecil Surratt and his West Virginia Ramblers on the Rich-R-Tone label in 1953. It is the flip side of "Bright Crystal Sea" on the 78 RPM record.

Jim


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