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Subject: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: cnd
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 11:22 PM

I'm creating this thread as a sort of repository of all the information I have on a fairly obscure gospel group from Maryville, TN: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford. If anyone else has any information on the two of them, feel free to contribute.

Pastor Leonard B. "Buck" Ledford was born on January 30th, 1922 in Yancey County, North Carolina [1].

He was apparently born as Leonard J. King but changed his name after he was saved by Christ, taking on his mother's maiden name. He joined the army in January 1940; while in Jackson, SC he was sent to the hospital for appendicitis, at which time he went AWOL for 13 days. Upon returning to camp, he discovered that his unit had been moved to Fort Sill, in Oklahoma. After being put in "the stockade" for about 2 weeks, the army gave him a ticket to Ft. Sill and told him to meet back up with his unit; instead, he returned to Weaversville, saying he was homesick and tired of army life.

After some time in Weaversville, Ledford left for Knoxville, where he got a job working with the Happy Valley Boys (the incarnation of The Bailey Brothers created after Charlie Bailey joined the military) starting around October 1941, before the US joined World War II [2]. While with the Happy Valley Boys, he played on WROL, playing sacred and hillbilly songs with the band both on the radio and in local schoolhouses; he also conducted revival meetings in rural communities. During that time he was twice drafted and rejected from military service for being unfit to serve.

In 1943, he married his wife, Elva Lee Ledford (née Lane), who was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina on June 11th, 1925 [3]. After getting married, he returned to Robbinsville, where he got a job working with the Tennessee Valley Authority at Fontana Dam before working as a farm hand and eventually getting his license to preach in March 1945. By October he was pastor of the Atoah Free Will Baptist Church [4]. He was arrested briefly for his desertion a month after the surrender of Japan [5].

Though I wasn't able to find how long Buck was arrested, he was free and preaching again by 1949, at which point he was living in Andrews, NC; while there, he helped officiate funerals and guest preached at local churches around the area [6]. He appears to have moved to Kentucky by 1951 [7].

Buck helped found Victory Baptist Church in Maryville circa 1951 [8], a few years after starting his gospel music radio program, "The Soul Winning Gospel Hour," which ran for 55 years. The earliest I found Ledford specifically mentioned as a solo radio performer was in April 1951 on Versaille's WVLK; the first time I found his program specifically referred to by name was on Lenoir City's recently-founded WLIL in June 1953 [9]. After 7 years of pastoring Victory Baptist, he helped build and found Morning Star Baptist Church.

For much of the 1950s, Ledford continued as a preacher and a funeral officiator, though he did also join a group of Baptists who rejected the new Revised Standard Version (RSV) Bible (the group wrote that the RSV contained "blasphemous statements" [10]) and also helped found the East Tennessee Youth For Christ group in 1955 [11]. 1955 was also the first year I found any mention of Ledford's former singing career, where in an add for a Baptist Youth for Christ meeting he was described as "formerly a hillbilly singer." This was important, as the meetings were centered around creating fellowship via gospel readings and hymn singing [12]. Despite his singing background, many of the revival meetings Ledford led had the singing done by other groups rather than Ledford himself.

The earliest evidence I found of that changing was in 1957, when an ad for Ledford's Soul Saving Gospel Hour implored readers to "Tell Your Friends To Tune In For Good Singing And The Word Of God" [13]. By the following year, Ledford was helping host a series of revival meetings throughout Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina alongside his radio show, and was no longer formally the pastor of Victory Baptist Church; by September 14th, Ledford had founded and was pastoring Morning Star Baptist Church (also in Maryville), which he pastored for 38 years [14].

In 1960, Ledford sang with the Morning Star Quartet for a special service held to benefit the Tri-State Children's Home in Bristol, Tennessee; around this time, ads for his revivals also more frequently mentioned "special singings" alongside the services, though that doesn't necessarily mean previous ones didn't include any singing, or even that Ledford sang [15]. He also lessened the number of funerals he officiated (though he did not stop entirely) and spent the majority of his time leading revival meetings and preaching; he continued performing with the Morning Star Quartet (or other groups generally and unhelpfully called "his singers") through the mid-1960s.

By 1963, Ledford's radio program was gaining popularity; it was carried on 6 radio stations in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, as well as at least one station in the British West Indies [16] The following year was the first mention I found of Buck Ledford performing specifically with his wife; the paper advised its readers that "He and Mrs. Ledford will be singing the old songs of our Lord" [17]

Miscellaneous fun fact, but Buck Ledford was the uncle to singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, who remembered him as one of his main influences to start playing guitar and singing [18].

Buck Ledford passed away on November 22nd, 2002 (age 80) in Maryville, Tennessee; his wife passed on September 9th, 2007 (age 82) also in Maryville, Tennessee.

Unfortunately, I could find no information regarding any of their musical releases, which I will discuss in a subsequent post.


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[1] - FindAGrave for Buck Ledford
[2] - Rogersville Review, October 16, 1941, p. 4
[3] - FindAGrave for Elva Lee Ledford
[4] - The Asheville Citizen, October 3, 1945, p. 11
[5] - The Evening Telegram (Rocky Mount, NC), October 4, 1945, p. 2
[6] - Asheville Citizen, November 25, 1949, p. 34; Asheville Citizen, August 2, 1949
[7] - The Interior Journal (Stanford, KY), March 16, 1945, p. 5
[8] - A Baptist Bibliography, vol. 14, Edward C. Starr, p. 12; The Greenville Sun (Greenville, TN), October 3, 1951, p. 6
[9] - The Lexington Leader, March 31, 1951, p. 9; The Knoxville Journal, June 7, 1953, p. 6D
[10] - The Knoxville Journal, November 22, 1952, p. 2
[11] - The Knoxville Journal, December 10, 1955, p. 2
[12] - The Knoxville News-Sentinel, December 17, 1955, p. 3; The Knoxville Journal, December 17, 1955, p. 5
[13] - Johnson City Press-Chronicle, February 3, 1957, p. 5
[14] - Johnson City Press-Chronicle, May 16, 1958, p. 3; Morning Star Baptist Church Facebook page
[15] - Kingsport News, May 21, 1960, p. 5
[16] - Bristol Herald Courier, January 12, 1963, p. 3
[17] - The Tomahawk (Mountain City, TN), May 27, 1964, p. 11
[18] - Asheville Citizen-Times, June 16, 1995, p. C1


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 02:47 AM

So far as I can tell, Buck Ledford and his wife were the two main performers in all of his albums, though several did feature one or more of his daughters, as well as organist Mildred Norton and bassist Bud Brewster, of The Pinnacle Boys.


Known recordings:

- Rev. And Mrs. Buck Ledford - No Cross In Heaven, Faith 969 [1962] (click to see EP)
 - No Cross In Heaven [at 0:24] - lyrics
 - Have You Ever Met The One (Baxter-Stamps)
 - I'll Be Gone (Ledford-S. McGinnis)
 - Who Rolled The Stone Away


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - Heaven Was There, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 15 [est. 1967?] (click to see album)
 - Heaven Was There (W. Huntley) [at 1:46] - lyrics
 - Land Of Beulah (J. Dadmun) - lyrics
 - Come Spring (M. Combo) - lyrics
 - Glorified Body (McLemore, Poole) [at 1:34] - lyrics
 - Stroll Over Heaven - lyrics
 - Oh How Lonely (R. McNew) - lyrics
 - Your Redemption Draweth Nigh (Russell) - lyrics
 - Heaven Sweet Home (J. Moore) - lyrics
 - Tell Me His Sweet Name Again (G. Bennard) - lyrics
 - Sweet Rest (A. Hendon) - lyrics
 - I Am Just A Pilgrim (A. Brumley) - lyrics
 - I Cannot Bring Them Back (H. Vanhoose) - lyrics
Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford sincerely trust this, their first long play gospel album, will be a blessing to their many friends throughout the country. Pastor Ledford has been in the ministry 22 years* and has pioneered and built two Baptist churches in Maryville, Tenn. His first church, Victory Baptist, where he was pastor for 8 years and Morning Star Baptist, where he is pastor at the present. Pastor Ledford is author of several books and has made a tour of the Holy Land and other old countries. They have 3 sons and 2 daughters, of which all are at home.
This album is typical of the style of songs and singing, which is blessing countless numbers. The album is supported and financed by friends of the Soul Winning Gospel Hour, which is heard over several stations each week.
We hope it will be a blessing to everyone that loves the lord.
Mrs. Bud Brewster

*This is where the 1967 date comes from -- 1945 (at Atoah) + 22 = 1967.

- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford (feat. Jennie Ledford) - The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16 [est. 196?] (click to see album)
 - In The Great Beyond (Roscoe Reed) - lyrics
 - The Lord's Last Supper - lyrics
 - No Depression [at 0:00] - lyrics
 - God's Gentle People (Albert Brumley) - lyrics
 - The Lights Of Home - lyrics
 - I Shall See Jesus (B. I. Cline) [at 11:05] - lyrics
 - A Title To A Mansion (Sylvia Trace) - lyrics
 - It Won't Be Long, It May Be Soon - lyrics
 - Start Looking For Me - lyrics
 - My Home In The Sky (Sylvia Trace) - lyrics
 - Beyond Tomorrow (Ira Stanphill) [at 6:15] - lyrics
 - There's Nothing My God Can't Do - lyrics
Here is another album of gospel songs that you have requested of Pastor and Mrs. Buck Ledford, but this time with an added feature of their older daughter Jennie. Jennie Ledford is 20 years old, single and has been saved since she was 7. Pastor & Mrs. Ledford's desire is to see all of their children living for the Lord.
This is their second album of gospel songs in the tradition that has blessed so many people in the past 22 years, but we are sure that it won't be their last. We trust you will enjoy more songs about the saving power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Bud Brewster

- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17 [est. 197?] (click to see album)
 - Beyond The Sunset (Terry Pillow) - lyrics
 - On The Banks Of The River (Harvey Lewis) - lyrics
 - Till The Storm Passes By - lyrics
 - He Lifted Me Out (Lawrence Brooks) [at 40:07] - lyrics
 - Mellennial [sic] Praise (Mrs. L. B. Ledford) - lyrics
 - He's Passing Along This Way (Harkins Frye) - lyrics
 - My Jesus Is Gone But He's Coming Back - lyrics
 - The Heavens Looked Down On Me (T. B. Sproles) - lyrics
 - If You See My Savior (T. A. Dorsey) - lyrics
 - Have You Any Time For Jesus (Sylvia Trace) [at 39:08] - lyrics
 - How About You (T. A. Dorsey) [at 42:04] - lyrics
 - I Guess I'm A Little Old Fashioned - lyrics
Here is another album of old time gospel songs that have been requested down through the years by many friends of the Ledfords. Many of these songs have never been recorded until now. The Ledfords used these songs in their radio and church work for many years. Their prayer is that this album will be a blessing to their many friends across the southland and that it will help the cause of Christ.
Mrs. Bud Brewster

- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford (feat. Kathy & Jeannie) - Amazing Grace, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 18 [est. 197?] (click for source)
 - I Want To See Jesus
 - Amazing grace
 - Thank you for the valley
 - I'll thank my Lord for what he has done
 - The rapture
 - A friend like you
 - I want my life to be pleasing
 - Redemption or judgment
 - He came a long long way
 - Pray for me
 - Wait for me
 - I Need No Mansion Here


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - A Shut In's Prayer, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 21 [est. 197?] (click for source)
 - I Want To See Jesus
 - A Shut In's Prayer (L. G. Presley)
 - Thank You Lord [at 0:45] (Larry Sparks)
 - What A Wonderful Savior Is He [at 3:12]
 - The Little Old Church By The Road
 - Time Has Made A Change (Harkins Frye)
 - Come And See Me (L. G. Presley)
 - He'll Claim Me As His Own (R. E. Arnold)
 - The Sunrise Is Coming (W. McCord)
 - Just A Few More Steps Away (B. Sproles)
 - The Cry From The Cross (J. Masters)
 - On Life's Ocean (J. T. Fly)
 - The cross in the garden (E. M. Baygents)


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - Heavenly Mansion, Tailored Sound Recording Studio information not known (click to see album)
 - The Crown He Wore For Me
 - Heavenly Mansion
 - I Want To See My Savior First Of All [at 36:24]
 - My Moving Days Will Be Over [at 39:20]
 - I've Got That Old Time Religion
 - Deliverance Will Come
 - My Lord And My God
 - Fear Not My Children
 - Guilty Of Love
 - Prisoner Of Love
 - Then I'll Settle Down
 - When I've Traveled My Last Mile


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford & The Brewster Brothers - When I Get Home, Tailored Sound Recording Studio information not known (click to see album)
 - What A Time In Heaven
 - Longing for home
 - Looking, longing for that city
 - Then I looked up [at 0:18]
 - When I get home
 - Jesus saviour pilot me
 - Little community church
 - To sacred for mortal eyes to see
 - Sometimes a mountain
 - Standing somewhere in the shadows
 - I won't have to cross Jordan alone
 - Have you ever met the one


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford & Pat Houser - The Great High Mountain, Tailored Sound Recording Studio information not known (click to see album)
 - Cattle of a thousand hills
 - The great high mountain
 - Two coats
 - No Cross In Heaven [at 0:24] - lyrics
 - Someone to care
 - I'm not turning backward
 - Who will sing for me?
 - All the way to Calvary
 - Lord I want to go home
 - Who rolled the stone away
 - Old ship of Zion [at 2:20]
 - I was saved that night


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - Songs of Consolation -- Tailored Sound Recording Studio information not known (click to see album)
 - I heard from Heaven
 - You've been a blessing to me
 - It takes the blood of Calvary
 - A happy reunion
 - His grace is sufficient for me
 - We shall meet someday
 - Jesus is coming soon
 - I firmly promise you
 - After all
 - Will someone be waiting
 - God shall wipe away all tears
 - The prettiest flowers


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - Glory Road -- Tailored Sound Recording Studio information not known (click to see album)
 - Glory road
 - This life [at 35:35]
 - Leading my Lord from the garden of prayer
 - Started out to find a better home
 - Let me like Elijah pray [at 0:00]
 - When He Heard My Plea [at 38:04]
 - Thank you Lord for setting me free
 - Jerusalem fair
 - Just as the sun went down
 - When He reached down His hand
 - The voice of my savior
 - Praying for someone like me
 - How can you refuse Him now?
 - I'll put on a crown


- Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford - Release Not Known -- information not known
 - Amazing Grace Story
 - Sweet Heavenly Voices / Calling Me To Come On Home (title is tentative) [at 32:55]
 - Jerusalem Bound (title is tentative) [at 41:02]
 - We'll Sing A Song With The Angels / The One Who Loves Us So (title is tentative) [at 33:55]


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A few closing notes:
I am confident that the many of these songs in the "release not known" section are actually from one of the albums above; unfortunately, I didn't find the list of albums in Appalachian State's collection until after I'd listened through the podcasts which included these songs, so I may have missed one or two when I added the albums.

I could probably move "Amazing Grace Story" to be apart of Amazing Grace, but given the difference in the names I don't want to combine them too hastily in case they're not.

Most of -- if not all of -- the albums by Tailored Sound Recording Studio are probably the missing numbers between LFLP 18 and LFLP 21. Unfortunately, App State only has converted CDs of the albums and not the original items.

I will be adding lyrics to the songs later. I have in my possession physical copies of LFLP 15-17, so I can add lyrics for all of those songs, even the ones not online. I can only do the lyrics to the songs online from the other albums, unfortunately.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Heaven Was There (W. Huntley)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 07:41 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

HEAVEN WAS THERE
(William E. Huntley)

I'm thinking today of my old-fashioned home
With father and mother in prayer
While praying to Father that we might not roam
It seemed that sweet Heaven was there

I'd like to go back and think my days over
And hear my name spoken in prayer
When father would pray, "Lord, save my dear children"
It seemed that sweet Heaven was there

That beautiful place, as I think of it now
No other with it could compare
When by the old fireplace we humbly would bow
It seemed that sweet Heaven was there

Such singing and shouting we had in those days
It lifted us out of all care
When God would come in and we'd turn from sin's ways
It seemed that sweet Heaven was there

I'd like to go back and think my days over
And hear my name spoken in prayer
When father would pray, "Lord, save my dear children"
It seemed that sweet Heaven was there


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Subject: Lyr Add: Land of Beulah (J. Dadmun)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 07:45 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

LAND OF BEAULAH
(John William Dadmun)

I am dwelling on the mountain
Where the golden sunlight gleams
Where a land whose wondrous beauty
Far exceeds my fondest dreams

Where the air is pure and purer
Laden with the fragrant flowers' blooming
They are blooming by the fountain
'Neath the amaranthine buds

Is not this the land of Beulah?
Blessed, blessed land of light
Where the flowers bloom forever
And the sun is always bright

I am drinking at the fountain
Where I ever will abide
For I've tasted at the river
And my soul is satisfied

There's no thirsting for life's pleasures
Nor adorning, rich and gay
For I've found a richer treasure
One that fadeth not away

Is not this the land of Beulah?
Blessed, blessed land of light
Where the flowers bloom forever
And the sun is always bright


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Subject: Lyr Add: Come Spring (M. Combo)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 07:51 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

COME SPRING
(M. Combo)

I stood in a lonely room with a mother old and gray
Her voice so weak, she could hardly speak, I brushed a tear away
She was watching the little snowflakes fall upon the window pane
She breathed a sigh and then replied, "I'll be gone to be with Jesus Come spring"

Before the roses bloom in my garden
I'll be gathering flowers in a better land
Before the grass is green, before the robin sings
I'll be gone to be with Jesus come spring

There's a big gate standing open 'til the Lord calls me Home
Soon I'll be in God's country, in a garden of my own
There my troubles will be behind me and my body free from pain
When the warm winds blow and melt the snow, I'll be gone to be with Jesus come spring

Before the roses bloom in my garden
I'll be gathering flowers in a better land
Before the grass is green, before the robin sings
I'll be gone to be with Jesus come spring

Now the roses have bloomed in her garden
And the warm winds blow across the fields so green
She's gone where angels sing, our loss is Heaven's gain
But we'll meet again in Heaven come spring


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Subject: Lyr Add: Glorified Body (McLemore, Poole)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 07:56 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

GLORIFIED BODY
(Agnes McLemore, Rev. James Poole)

Though I err to the sins and temptations of life
In darkness and danger no longer I stray
I'm looking beyond earthly burdens and strife
I'll live in a glorified body someday

I'm a-going to have a new body someday
A glorified body that cannot decay
Then I'll sing and shout and never wear out
Praise God, I shall have a new body someday

I'm a-waiting for Jesus, my Savior, to come
In power and in glory He soon shall appear
A body He'll give me and welcome me Home
What gladness to know my redemption is near

Created anew in the image of God
My body, like His, shall all glorious be
No more I'll remember the thorn paths I trod
I'll live in His presence, rejoicing and free

I'm a-going to have a new body someday
A glorified body that cannot decay
Then I'll sing and shout and never wear out
Praise God, I shall have a new body someday


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Subject: Lyr Add: Stroll Over Heaven
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 07:59 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

STROLL OVER HEAVEN

If I survey all the goodness that comes to me from Above
And would I count all the blessings from out the storehouse of love
I'd simply ask for the favor of Him beyond mortal men
I'm sure that He'd grant it again and again

I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day
When all the troubles and heartaches are truly vanished away
We'll enjoy all the beauty where all things are new
I want to stroll over Heaven with you

We'll renew old acquaintance with the friends we once new
Then we'll meet all our loved ones, and see Jesus, too
That will be a glad reunion, there will be much to view
While I stroll over Heaven with you

When my burdens are over and my work here is through
When I'm called Home to Glory, I would like to meet you
I'll see Jesus, my Savior, and loved ones so true
Then I'll stroll over Heaven with you

I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day
When all the troubles and heartaches are truly vanished away
We'll enjoy all the beauty where all things are new
I want to stroll over Heaven with you


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Subject: Lyr Add: Oh How Lonely (R. McNew)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:03 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

OH HOW LONELY
(R. McNew)

Jesus came to His own and His own received Him not
Oh, how lonely He must have been
He said "foxes have homes, but I have no home nor lot"
Oh, how lonely He must have been

Lonely, lonely
Man of sorrow, He bore our sins
Lonely, lonely
Oh, how lonely He must have been

In the court He was tried, enemies were all around
Oh, how lonely He must have been
"Crucify Him," they cried, but they found no fault in Him
Oh, how lonely He must have been

Lonely, lonely
Man of sorrow, He bore our sins
Lonely, lonely
Oh, how lonely He must have been

He was nailed to the cross and the sun refused to shine
Oh, how lonely He must have been
Brought salvation's great plan, it is yours and it is mine
Oh, how lonely He must have been

Lonely, lonely
Man of sorrow, He bore our sins
Lonely, lonely
Oh, how lonely He must have been


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Subject: Lyr Add: Your Redemption Draweth Nigh (Russell)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:07 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH
(Russell)

Things of this world cannot please us, got to tell the world about Jesus
How from bonds of sin He freed us, fully paid the cost
Sometimes our hearts are so weary 'neath the burdens we must carry
But we've got no time to tarry lest some soul be lost

Look up, ye weary pilgrim, look up and smile
Know your redemption draweth nigh
Lift up your heart and your voices in a song of praise
Our day is coming by and by

Go forth, the harvest needs reaping, no time for slumber or sleeping
Lest the bridegroom find us weeping over work not done
Hearts writhe for sinners still yearning, there can be no backward turning
Lamps trimmed and brightly burning when our Lord shall come

Look up, ye weary pilgrim, look up and smile
Know your redemption draweth nigh
Lift up your heart and your voices in a song of praise
Our day is coming by and by

Knowing that the time is now nearing, looking for His blessed appearing
Standing firm and never fearing when He comes again
Telling love's redemption story of the Cross and the Crown of Glory
'Til we'll be with Him in Glory, evermore to reign

Look up, ye weary pilgrim, look up and smile
Know your redemption draweth nigh
Lift up your heart and your voices in a song of praise
Our day is coming by and by


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Subject: Lyr Add: Heaven Sweet Home (J. Moore)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:10 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

HEAVEN SWEET HOME
(J. Moore)

I've read in the Bible a story
Of Heaven, a homeland all gay
My hopes are all anchored in Glory
My steps are all leading that way

Oh, Heaven, where sorrow comes never
Where troubles and trials are o'er
Peace, love, joy, and happiness ever
Sweet home on the evergreen shore

I've left this old world and its pleasure
Though weak and unworthy I feel
I'm laying up treasures in Heaven
Where thieves cannot break through and steal

Sometimes I get homesick and lonely
And long for that City of Rest
I'm trusting my Savior's love only
Assured that He always knows best

Oh, Heaven, where sorrow comes never
Where troubles and trials are o'er
Peace, love, joy, and happiness ever
Sweet home on the evergreen shore


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Subject: Lyr Add: Tell Me His Sweet Name Again (G. Bennard)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:15 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

TELL ME HIS SWEET NAME AGAIN
(George Bennard)

Oh, they tell me a wonderful story
They tell me a wonderful name
It fills my soul with its glory
It burns in my heart like a flame

They tell me of One who so loved me
That in Heaven He could not remain
He came to seek and save me
Oh, tell me His name again

They say He was born in a manger
That there was no room in the inn
In His own land He was the stranger
But He loved them in spite of their sin

They say that His path led to Calv'ry
And that one day He died there in shame
He gave Himself for ransom
Oh, tell me His name again

They call Him the Sweet Rose of Sharon
They call Him the Lily so Vast
They call Him the bless'd Rock of Ages
They call Him the Bright Morning Star

But a preacher, and a prophet, and redeemer
And King of all Kings He shall reign
He's coming in power and in glory
Oh, tell me His name again

Oh, tell me His name again
And sing me the sweetest refrain
How He who in love came down from above
To die on the cross of shame

The story, my heart, it has saved
The sweetest I ever heard
It banished his fear, brings hope and cheer
Oh, tell me His name again


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Subject: Lyr Add: Sweet Rest (A. Hendon)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:18 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

SWEET REST
(A. Hendon)

There's a beautiful home where no sorrow can come
At the end of my journey some day
There the Savior awaits just inside the gates
And His wonderful face I can see

There is rest awaiting me, for His grace has made me free
The lights of Home across the way I can see
Soon we'll shout the victory and with Him fore'er I'll be
For I know that rest, sweet rest, is 'waiting me

Often weary and tired, and I'm longing for rest
From the trouble I see day by day
And I hear His sweet voice saying "now child, rejoice
I'll be with you each step of the way"

There is rest awaiting me, for His grace has made me free
The lights of Home across the way I can see
Soon we'll shout the victory and with Him fore'er I'll be
For I know that rest, sweet rest, is 'waiting me

Soon the gates will swing wide and I'll just step inside
And the victory at last will be won
My trials all will be passed, there'll be sweet rest at last
When we hear Him say "blessed, well done"

There is rest awaiting me, for His grace has made me free
The lights of Home across the way I can see
Soon we'll shout the victory and with Him fore'er I'll be
For I know that rest, sweet rest, is 'waiting me


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Am Just A Pilgrim (A. Brumley)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:25 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

I AM JUST A PILGRIM
(Albert Brumley)

I am just another way-worn pilgrim plodding toward Jerusalem
Looking for our happy home in Heaven far beyond the valley deep
I have nothing but my faith in Jesus and His everlasting grace
But I know that e'er the sun be sinking I will have a resting place

I am just a weary pilgrim (I am just a pilgrim)
Since I traveled all alone (since I'm all alone)
Just another body passing (just a body passing)
Through, this world is not my home (this is not my home)

But I'll never be discouraged (but I'm not discouraged)
Something tells me I am an heir (for I am an heir)
When by faith I get to Heaven (when I get to Heaven)
I will be a millionaire

So I'll daily win my homeward journey to that homeland on the shore
Where there's rest and wond'rous joy eternal, nothing else shall be my goal
I'll exchange with joy my earthly garments for a spotless robe of white
And shall camp forever in a city where there never comes no night

I am just a weary pilgrim (I am just a pilgrim)
Since I traveled all alone (since I'm all alone)
Just another body passing (just a body passing)
Through, this world is not my home (this is not my home)

But I'll never be discouraged (but I'm not discouraged)
Something tells me I am an heir (for I am an heir)
When by faith I get to Heaven (when I get to Heaven)
I will be a millionaire


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Cannot Bring Them Back (H. Vanhoose)
From: cnd
Date: 25 Dec 20 - 08:34 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Heaven Was There, LFLP 15

I CANNOT BRING THEM BACK
(H. W. Vanhoose)

Though the tears oft dim my eyes, I'm happy in my soul
I'm thinking of my friends who walk the Streets of Gold
Since Jesus called them Home, they're living there with Him
I cannot bring them back, but I can go to them

Yes, so many precious friends, and many loved ones, too
Are waiting now for me somewhere beyond the blue
Our Savior called them Home to live up there with Him
I cannot bring them back, but I can go to them

Oh, I've wept for loved ones gone, but I'll weep for them no more
They're resting now in peace on God's eternal shore
They're satisfied up there, where everything is good
I cannot bring them back, I would not if I could

Yes, so many precious friends, and many loved ones, too
Are waiting now for me somewhere beyond the blue
Our Savior called them Home to live up there with Him
I cannot bring them back, but I can go to them


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: GUEST,Their grandson
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 06:32 AM

Thank you for posting this,They raised me as their own.

I am their grandson


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: GUEST,Josh Owens
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 11:16 PM

Not sure if my original message went or not, but if it did, I won't belabor the points. I do have a correction and a new link, both off the top of my head, though. The song you titled, God Wills It So, is actually This Life. Also, time didn't permit me to mention it, but, I featured Then I Looked Up and The Old Ship Of Zion, on this broadcast.

https://jeremiah616.sermon.net/main/main/21712963

    Thanks for the tip, Josh. I have now edited the original message to include your additions.


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: GUEST,Josh Owens
Date: 02 Jan 21 - 11:25 PM

Here is a broadcast containing Let Me Like Elijah Pray.

https://jeremiah616.sermon.net/main/main/21151873


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: cnd
Date: 03 Jan 21 - 09:40 PM

Josh and the grandson of the Ledfords, thanks for dropping by. If you have any additional information, please feel free to share or invite their friends or family to stop by!

It'll be a few weeks before I can add any more of the lyrics to this thread.


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Subject: Lyr Add: No Cross In Heaven
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 02:21 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, No Cross In Heaven, Faith 969

NO CROSS IN HEAVEN

There'll be no cross in Heaven
No sorrow up there in the sky
There'll be no cross in Heaven
No cross in the sweet Bye and Bye

I have heard of a cross on a hill far away
Where the Savior did suffer and die
No more will He bear that old cross with its shame
Just for sinners like you and I

There'll be no cross in Heaven
No sorrow up there in the sky
There'll be no cross in Heaven
No cross in the sweet Bye and Bye

I have heard of the crown that He wore on the cross
Made with thorns which they placed on His head
And when He had died, laid Him there in the tomb
Heaven mourned for the King that was dead

There'll be no cross in Heaven
No sorrow up there in the sky
There'll be no cross in Heaven
No cross in the sweet Bye and Bye


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Subject: Lyr Add: In the Great Beyond (Roscoe Reed)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 02:35 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

IN THE GREAT BEYOND
(Roscoe Reed)

Death began to form a line to cross the River
When Abel died from his own brother's hand
Now the streams of mortal souls have swelled Jordan
Passing on there in judgment to stay

In the great Beyond over in that land of Eden
I'll meet my friends who left this world so long ago
What a hallelujah morning when we gather over there
We will praise our Blessed Lord forevermore

I have stood by a friend while they were dying
The hand of death would leave their form cold and still
Oft I wondered what they saw while they were crossing
Who they met at the top of the hill

In the great Beyond over in that land of Eden
I'll meet my friends who left this world so long ago
What a hallelujah morning when we gather over there
We will praise our Blessed Lord forevermore

I'm so glad that a Way was made at Calvary
When Jesus died, was laid to rest in the Tomb
In the grave He slept awhile then overpowered it
Praise His name that He lives evermore

In the great Beyond over in that land of Eden
I'll meet my friends who left this world so long ago
What a hallelujah morning when we gather over there
We will praise our Blessed Lord forevermore


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Subject: Lyr Add: The Lord's Last Supper (Ledford)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 02:48 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER

I'd like to tell the story about the long ago
A holy man named Jesus walked this earth as you all know
He shared with His disciples a love both kind and strong
And at the Lord's Last Supper, He taught them right from wrong

He called them all together to sup with Him eve
To break the bread and sip the wine although His heart did grieve
He took the bread and blessed it, and shared the cup so red
It was the Lord's Last Supper when Jesus softly said:

"For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sin. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's Kingdom."

He told them of His sorrow and asked them all to pray
He said the soldiers soon would come and take their Lord away
Rough hands were laid upon Him, they jeered at Him with scorn
They tortured and they mocked Him, and crowned His head with thorns

"And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, 'Take, eat; This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me, for as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup you do show the Lord's death til He comes."

They marched Him off to Calvary and high upon a hill
They crucified our Savior and the world went dark and still
He did so men could live on set free from sin's dark plane
Let's share the Lord's Last Supper until He comes again


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Subject: Lyr Add: No Depression (Ledford)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 02:59 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16. Note the additional stanza not found in the Carter Family recording.

NO DEPRESSION

For fear the hearts of men are failing
These are the latter days, we know
For a great depression now is ready
God's Word declared it would be so

In that good land there is no hunger
No orphan children cry for bread
No weeping widows, toil and trouble
No shrouds, no coffins, and no death

I'm going where there's no depression
To a lovely land that's free from care
I'll leave this world of toil and trouble
For my home's in Heaven, I'm going there

This world's dark midnight hour is nearing
The tribulation time will come
The storm will break in mighty fearing
And sweep lost millions to their doom

Look up, rejoice, ye blood-washed people
Before this awful time will fly
The Lord will come as He has promised
His Bride will meet Him in the sky

I'm going where there's no depression
To a lovely land that's free from care
I'll leave this world of toil and trouble
For my home's in Heaven, I'm going there


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Subject: Lyr Add: God's Gentle People (Brumley)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 03:08 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

GOD'S GENTLE PEOPLE
(Albert Brumley)

When my time comes to cross o'er the River
Where our hearts will never break anymore
Will the same gentle people be waiting
On the banks of that evergreens shore?

Will I hear the same voices
When I drift through the sweet Bye and Bye
Will I see the same faces
By the River that will never run dry
Will I have the same neighbors
That I do down by the side of the road
When God's gentle people
Steal away to that blessed abode?

Oh, they say there are cool, gentle waters
And the flowers are forever in bloom
And they say there will be no tomorrow
When God's gentle people get home

Will I hear the same voices
When I drift through the sweet Bye and Bye
Will I see the same faces
By the River that will never run dry
Will I have the same neighbors
That I do down by the side of the road
When God's gentle people
Steal away to that blessed abode?


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Subject: Lyr Add: The Lights of Home
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 03:12 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

THE LIGHTS OF HOME

John tells of a City that he saw coming down
Where no sorrow or death will be known
That someday we will go there through God's marvelous grace
Forever live in that Heavenly Home

Oh, I can almost see the lights of that City
I see them gathered all around the Great White Throne
Through faith in my Savior and his wonderful love
Oh, I can almost see the lights of Home

Well, sometimes when I'm burdened and my cross is hard to bear
Then old Satan, he tries to bend my view
I just look up to Jesus, He is standing close by
And once again, His great Lights shine through

Oh, I can almost see the lights of that City
I see them gathered all around the Great White Throne
Through faith in my Savior and his wonderful love
Oh, I can almost see the lights of Home


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Shall See Jesus At Last (B.I. Cline)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 03:29 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

I SHALL SEE JESUS AT LAST
(Bulger Ishmael Cline)

When life on earth is o'er and time shall be no more
When troubles and heartaches all pass
At ending of the way there will dawn a brighter day
Then I should see Jesus at last

Yes, I shall see Jesus at last
When trials of this life are past
When in a fairer land I'll clasp His nail-scarred hand
When I shall see Jesus at last

I'll see His ribb'd inside as on the cross He died
To save a lost sinner like me
Beneath a crown of thorn, amid the jeers and scorn
He died that the world might go free

We'll sing a glad new song with Heaven's happy throng
And meet our dear loved ones up there
We'll hear His words: "well done, a crown of life you've won"
And live in that City so fair

Yes, I shall see Jesus at last
When trials of this life are past
When in a fairer land I'll clasp His nail-scarred hand
When I shall see Jesus at last


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Subject: Lyr Add: A Title To A Mansion (Sylvia Trace)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:07 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

A TITLE TO A MANSION
(Sylvia Trace)

I heard people talk about Heaven
And tell of its beauty so rare
So one day I purchased a title
To a mansion in that land so fair
It was given to me without money
It cost my dear Savior His blood
He died on the cross without murmur
For me He paid the great price

Oh, I hold a clear title to a mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare
Fire cannot touch it, rust cannot harm it
And it never will need no repair
The termites can't mar its foundation
For on the rock or ages it stands
I feel it is almost completed
And ready for me to move in

My deed was both signed and recorded
The day Jesus saved me from sin
And my name was engraved in gold letters
In the Lamb's Book of Life, safe within
I'm an heir to a mansion in glory
When from this life here I will go
I'm waiting for Jesus to call me
Then I'll lay down my cross and go home

Oh, I hold a clear title to a mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare
Fire cannot touch it, rust cannot harm it
And it never will need no repair
The termites can't mar its foundation
For on the rock or ages it stands
I feel it is almost completed
And ready for me to move in


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Subject: Lyr Add: It Won't Be Long It May Be Soon
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:11 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

IT WON'T BE LONG, IT MAY BE SOON (aka Some Day, it Won't be Long)
(credited elsewhere to Luther B. Bridgers)

Some day I'll cross the mystic stream
It won't be long, it may be soon
Some day I'll lay my burdens down
It won't be long, it may be soon

Some day I'll reach the golden shore
And dwell with Jesus evermore
I'll meet the ones who've gone before
It won’t be long, it may be soon

He's coming back with glory rare
It won't be long, it may be soon
We'll rise to meet Him in the air
It won't be long, it may be soon

If He should call me, this I know
I'm saved and ready now to go
I'm waiting with my heart aglow
It won't be long, it may be soon.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Start Looking For Me
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:21 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

START LOOKING FOR ME

I'm headed for Heaven, of this I am sure
I started a long time ago
I fell on my knees at an old-fashioned alter
His love and His grace made me whole

Start looking for me when you reach Heaven
Keep looking for me, I'll be there
If I'm not on my knees at the throne of the Savior
Just look back this way, I'll be there

The road may be rugged, the cross hard to bear
But my Jesus is there by my side
His comforting words and his God-given promise
Of Heaven beyond Jordan's sky

Start looking for me when you reach Heaven
Keep looking for me, I'll be there
If I'm not on my knees at the throne of the Savior
Just look back this way, I'll be there

The Savior so sweetly gave His precious life
For sinners that they might be free
Now if you reject Him and heed not his call
How sad for the lost ones 'twill be

Start looking for me when you reach Heaven
Keep looking for me, I'll be there
If I'm not on my knees at the throne of the Savior
Just look back this way, I'll be there


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Subject: Lyr Add: My Home In The Sky (Sylvia Trace)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:29 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

MY HOME IN THE SKY
(Sylvia Trace)

I'm making preparations to take a farewell trip
Just longing for the summons to board the home-bound ship
I have no fear in waiting for in my heart I feel
A blood-bought pardon for my sins, praise God I know it's real

I'm going, going to my home up in the sky
I'm going, going where people never die
I'll live up there forever and never, never roam
That God I got the blessing, I'm on my journey home

There's a lot of joy in traveling from the earth up to the sky
There's joy in singing, shouting and sometimes we cry
I've had a taste of Heaven, thank God I know it's true
There's not a doubt, they're driven out, it thrills me through and through

I'm watching Heaven's time clock to bring my Savior back
I may be only living in just a little shack
I'll go up in the rapture, I know my fair is paid
His promise true, lo I'm with You, praise God I'm not afraid

I'm going, going to my home up in the sky
I'm going, going where people never die
I'll live up there forever and never, never roam
That God I got the blessing, I'm on my journey home


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Subject: Lyr Add: Beyond Tomorrow (Ira Stanphill)
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:47 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

BEYOND TOMORROW
(Ira Stanphill)

I have so many treasures waiting upon the other side
Beyond tomorrow, beyond tomorrow
I know there'll be no disappointments across the great divine
Beyond tomorrow, beyond tomorrow

Beyond tomorrow my skies will all be blue
Beyond tomorrow my dreams come true
There'll be no sorrow beyond tomorrow
For Christ will be with me throughout eternity

Just over chilly Jordan River, inside the pearly gate
Beyond tomorrow, beyond tomorrow
A land without a heavy burden where dear ones for us wait
Beyond tomorrow, beyond tomorrow

Beyond tomorrow my skies will all be blue
Beyond tomorrow my dreams come true
There'll be no sorrow beyond tomorrow
For Christ will be with me throughout eternity

A starry crown and robe of glory are waiting there for me
Beyond tomorrow, beyond tomorrow
But most of all the face of Jesus is what I want to see
Beyond tomorrow, beyond tomorrow

Beyond tomorrow my skies will all be blue
Beyond tomorrow my dreams come true
There'll be no sorrow beyond tomorrow
For Christ will be with me throughout eternity


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Subject: Lyr Add: There's Nothing My God Can't Do
From: cnd
Date: 24 Feb 21 - 04:56 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, The Lord's Last Supper, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 16

THERE'S NOTHING MY GOD CAN'T DO
(Dotty Rambo)

There's nothing, no, nothing that my God can't do

He measured the sea with the span of his hands
Mountains were placed at his command
At the sound of his voice, the sun came through
And there's nothing, no nothing that my God can't do

There's nothing, nothing
There is nothing that my God can't do
Miracles and wonders
There's nothing that my God can't do

He named every star and he hung them on high
The moon spreads its light across God's big sky
It's a mystery, a great mystery, but oh, so true
For there's nothing, no nothing that my God can't do

There's nothing, no, nothing
There is nothing that my God can't do
Miracles and wonders
There's nothing that my God can't do

He's so great He holds the world in the palm of His hand
Gets so small He can live in the heart of a man
And this same mighty God can take a heart of stone
Wash it and cleanse it and make it His own

Oh there's nothing, no, nothing
There is nothing that my God can't do
Miracles and wonders
There's nothing that my God can't do


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Subject: Will The Old Family Circle Be United Up There
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 09:57 AM

Anyone know this. I heard it as a child in the 40s and 50s in NC I can’t find it anywhere.

Hello, welome to Mudcat! I have created a new thread for your request, which you can see here: https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=169452. I moved it since it wasn't written by Pastor Ledford, however, if he performed it live I can move it back here.


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: GUEST,#
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 10:13 AM

https://hymnary.org/text/in_an_old_fashion_cabin

https://hymnary.org/text/in_an_old_fashion_cabin

Perhaps the GUEST post and this one could be moved to a thread of its own??


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: GUEST,#
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 10:33 AM

https://archives.etsu.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/37258

I hope that will be of some use to you regarding Mr Ledford.


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford
From: leeneia
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 02:13 PM

Josh, thanks for your link of Jan 2 to "Let me Like Elijah Pray." That's a jolly song; I can see it being a big hit in sessions.

for the curious, the song is right at the beginning of the podcast.


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford-Tennessee gospel group
From: cnd
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for the link, GUEST,#. I had originally hoped to explore ETSU's archive this summer in the events things cleared up in time for me to make the trip; unfortunately, however, it didn't quite work that way.

leenia, if you're interested in hearing more songs, I've put the links to recordings of all of the Ledfords' songs that are available online on the second post of the page. If the song's name is underlined, that means you can click it to listen to the song.


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Subject: RE: Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford-Tennessee gospel group
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Mar 21 - 12:19 PM

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118227640/leonard-b.-ledford

In hope that something therein will be if use to you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Beyond the Sunset (Terry Pillow)
From: cnd
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 11:30 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

BEYOND THE SUNSET
(Terry Pillow)

Someday this life will all be over
Someday our soul will fly away
To be in Glory with our Savior
At the sunset of life's day
I want to join the celebration
Somewhere beyond the setting sun
Where I shall hear my Jesus tell me
That a crown of life I won

CHORUS
Beyond the sunset (far beyond)
Beyond the shadows (shades of night)
Beyond this vale of grief and pain
Beyond the journey (far beyond)
To death's dark valley (valley deep)
I know that I shall live again
Beyond the heartache (troubled heart)
And separation (pardon clear)
The pearly gates are opened wide
Beyond the sunset (life's sunset)
There's glory waiting (glory waits)
Soon I shall see what waits inside

And if a mansion I inherit
In that sweet home beyond the blue
Or just a cabin on the hilltop
Where Heaven scenes I view
I'd like to live beside my Savior
And be with Him while ages roll
The thought of living in His presence
Brings joy unto my soul

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: On the Banks of the River (Harvey Lewis)
From: cnd
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 11:38 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER
(Harvey Lewis)

At the close of the day, at the setting of sun
With the battle's all fought and victory is won
We would join in the praise of the Crucified One
On the beautiful banks of the river

On the beautiful banks of the river of life
Far above this old world with its sorrow and strife
We will sing and rejoice where the flowers are ripe
On the beautiful banks of the river

We will leave this old world at the end of the race
Gotta be with our Lord and to look on His face
We will praise Him up there for His wonderful grace
On the beautiful banks of the river

How it all will rejoice and the Heavens will ring
In that beautiful home when we see the Great King
We will shout His glad praise, with the millions we'll sing
On the beautiful banks of the river

On the beautiful banks of the river of life
Far above this old world with its sorrow and strife
We will sing and rejoice where the flowers are ripe
On the beautiful banks of the river


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Subject: Lyr Add: Til the Storm Passes By
From: cnd
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 11:45 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

TILL THE STORM PASSES BY

In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face
While the storms howl above me and there's no hiding place
Mid the crash of the thunder, precious Lord, hear my cry
Keep me safe til the storm passes by

CHORUS
Til the storm passes over and the thunders sound no more
Til the clouds roll forever from the sky
Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of the hand
Keep me safe til the storm passes by

Many times Satan whispers "there is no need to try
For there's no end of sorrow, there's no hope bye and bye"
But I know Thou art with me and tomorrow I'll rise
Where the storms never darken the sky

CHORUS

When the long night is over and the storms come no more
Let me stand in Thy presence on that bright peaceful shore
In that land where the tempest never comes, Lord may I
Dwell with Thee when the storm passes by?

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: He Lifted Me Out (Lawrence Brooks)
From: cnd
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 11:52 PM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

HE LIFTED ME OUT
(Lawrence Brooks)

I was out on the broad way of sin and despair
Crushed 'neath the burden of sorrow and care
My constant companion was trouble and doubt
But Jesus reached down and lifted me out

He lifted me out of the deep mirey clay
He planted my feet in a straight and narrow way
He lifted me up to a heavenly place
And flushed my soul each day with His grace

I was building my home on the dry, sinking sand
Casting my lot in a cold and barren land
My burdens were heavy within and without
Oh, praise His dear name, He lifted me out

I started for Heaven, my heart filled with joy
My wanderings are over, my sins are all gone
Through Jesus' own blood, I'm cleansed within and without
Oh, glory to God, He lifted me out

He lifted me out of the deep mirey clay
He planted my feet in a straight and narrow way
He lifted me up to a heavenly place
And flushed my soul each day with His grace


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Subject: Lyr Add: Millennial Praise (L. B. Ledford)
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:00 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

MELLENNIAL PRAISE
(Mrs. L. B. Ledford)

Are we ready, are we watching, for the coming of the King
Who is coming back to reign a thousand years?
Peace and gladness, rest and glory to the faithful He will bring
And will end all sin and sadness, death and tears

CHORUS
He is coming in His glory, which is brighter, far, than day
And the saints arise to meet Him in the sky
But the unprepared and sinful will in terror flee away
Calling on the rocks to hide them from His eyes

With the saints of bygone ages and the faithful here and now
He will share the matchless glory of His throne
And a crown of life eternal He will place on every brow
On that day when He shall come to claim His own

CHORUS

Will His seal be on our foreheads, shall we mingle with the throng
When the new Jerusalem to earth comes down?
With the marching saints of ages shall we sing the triumph song
Where the Lamb shall wear the everlasting crown?

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: He's Passing Along This Way (Harkins Frye
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:05 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

HE'S PASSING ALONG THIS WAY
(Harkins Frye)

One day at old Jericho's entrance a stranger was helpless and blind
And sitting by the wayside seeking help from the good and the kind
Then heating a multitude passing, he asked them just who they might be
They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing along this way

CHORUS
He's passing along this way today
He's passing along this way
And He ever stands ready to save you
Take all your burdens away

Out on the low Mount of Olives the Lord spent the long night in prayer
And coming to Gethsemane's Garden turned to his followers there
He went out a little short distance, knelt down and earnestly prayed
A prayer that was prayed for all nations while passing along this way

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: My Jesus Is Gone But He's Coming Back
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:13 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

MY JESUS IS GONE BUT HE'S COMING BACK

Oh, it's come along fathers and go with me
Heaven is my home
My Jesus is gone but He's coming back again
To carry His children home to God

He can heal the crippled and give sight to the blind
He can teach thy neighbors how to pray
He can raise the dead from under the ground
And carry them home to God

Oh, it's come along mothers and go with me
Heaven is my home
My Jesus is gone but He's coming back again
To carry His children home to God

Oh, it's come along sisters and go with me
Heaven is my home
My Jesus is gone but He's coming back again
To carry His children home to God

Oh, it's come along sinners and go with me
Heaven is my home
My Jesus is gone but He's coming back again
To carry His children home to God

He can heal the crippled and give sight to the blind
He can teach thy neighbors how to pray
He can raise the dead from under the ground
And carry them home to God


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Subject: Lyr Add: The Heavens Looked Down On Me
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:18 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

THE HEAVENS LOOKED DOWN ON ME
(T. B. Sproles)

There's a home up in Heaven, a home for you and me
That the Savior has gone to prepare for the free
Don't you want to go to Heaven, don't you want to shake His hand
Would you give your heart to Jesus for a home up in that land

CHORUS
Yes the heavens looked down on me
And a beautiful case I could see
The angels were singing, the bells were ringing
When the heavens looked down on me

Sinner, listen, won't you come and give your heart to the Lord
Put your trust in the Savior with faith in accord
There's a mansion waiting for you in that bright celestial land
Then the heavens will open when you give the Lord your hand

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: If You See My Savior
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:25 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

IF YOU SEE MY SAVIOR
(T. A. Dorsey)

I was standing by the bedside of a neighbor
Who was just about to cross the swelling tide
And I asked him if they would do me a favor
Kindly take this message to the other side

CHORUS
If you see my Savior tell Him that you saw me
When you saw me I was on my way
You may meet some old friends who may ask about me
Tell them that I'm coming home someday

Oh, you have to make this journey home without me
It's a debt that soon or later must be paid
When you reach that golden city think about me
Don't forget to tell my Savior what I said

CHORUS

You may come across my father and my mother
And the burdens of this life they may recall
You may chance to see my sister or my brother
Please try to see my Savior first of all

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: Have You Any Time For Jesus (Sylvia Trace
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:30 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

HAVE YOU ANY TIME FOR JESUS
(Sylvia Trace)

As you traveled on life's journey
In this sinful world below
Stop and ask yourself a question
After death, where will you go?

CHORUS
Have you any time for Jesus
In this busy life each day?
When you feel that ship is sinking
It will be too late to pray

When you get up in the morning
Ere you start out on your way
If you'll have a talk with Jesus
It will help you through the day

CHORUS

Many times you're broken-hearted
And you don't know what to do
Bring your burdens to the Savior
For you know He loves you too

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: How About You (T. A. Dorsey)
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:36 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

HOW ABOUT YOU
(T. A. Dorsey)

How well do I remember how Jesus brought me through
I prayed and walked the floor a night or two
I said, "Lord, take and use me, that's all that I can do"
And I gave my heart to Jesus, how about you?

CHORUS
How about you? Oh, how about you?
I hope my Savior is your savior too
I said, "Lord, take and use me, that's all that I can do"
And I gave my heart to Jesus, how about you?

When shadows overtake me and trouble starts to brew
And when I've done the best that I can do
My best friends talk about me, sometimes my kinfolks too
But I take it all to Jesus, how about you?

CHORUS

Over there I'll meet my mother and see my father too
And we'll talk about the things we used to do
I'm sure someone will ask me "How did you make it through?"
"I came by free salvation, how about you?"

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Guess I'm A Little Old Fashioned
From: cnd
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 12:46 AM

As sung by Pastor & Mrs. Buck Ledford, Beyond The Sunset, Lasting Faith Records LFLP 17

I GUESS I'M A LITTLE OLD FASHIONED
(Albert E. Brumley)

Here so many are breaking tradition
That are sacred the whole world around
Seeking only for riches and pleasure
That so freely in this life abound
But I still love the precious old Bible
'Tis my comfort, my guide, and my stay
Oh, I guess I'm just a little old-fashioned
But I still love the old-fashioned way

CHORUS
Oh I guess I'm just a little old-fashioned
But I still love the old-fashioned way
Lord, I care not for this world and its glory
Or the likes that is modern and gay
But I still love the songs about Jesus
And I still love the Bible so true
Oh, I guess I'm a little old-gashioned
But my Savior was old-fashioned too

Oh, they say I'm old-fashioned for trusting
In the story of long, long ago
And they say I'm an old-fashioned fancy
Just because I believe it is so
Well, the whole world can call me old-fashioned
They can call me whatever they may
But I'll still be just a little old-fashioned
For I still love the old-fashioned way

CHORUS


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