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Lyr Req: Meeting in the Air (A. P. Carter)

21 Aug 06 - 12:07 AM (#1814826)
Subject: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Stephen L. Rich

Does anyone have the Lyrics to this old Gospel song? It's Called "Meeting In The Air" or "In That Meeting In The Air".

The Chorus is:
There's going to be a meeting in the air
In that sweet, sweet by and by.
I'm going to meet you, meet you over there
In that home beyond the sky.
So, Sing and you shall hear
Never heard by mortal ear,
It will be glorious I do declare.
And God's own Son will be the leading one
In That meeting in the air.

The first verse starts out with something about "little Moses in the bullrush" and progresses from the about Old Testament figures.

Does anyone know this one?

Stephen Lee


21 Aug 06 - 12:16 AM (#1814827)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Peace

LITTLE MOSES

You've heard of Little Moses in the bull rush
You've heard of sinless David and it's claim
You've heard the story told of Rehum and Joseph
And of Jonah and the whale we often claim
There are so many others through the Bible
I'd like to meet them all I do declare
By and by the Lord will surely let us meet them
At that meeting in the air.

Chorus:
There's going to be a meeting in the air
In the sweet sweet by and by
I'm going to meet, to meet them over there
In that home beyond the sky
The things you will hear never heard from mortal ear
Will be Glory I do declare
And God's only Son will be the only one
At the meeting in the air.

Many things will there be missing at the meeting
Them that know no Saints will have no place at all
There'll never be a sermon preached a sinner
For the sinners have refused to heed the call
There'll be no moaning over wayward loved ones
There'll be no lonely nights no pleading prayers
All our burdens and sins will be lifted
At that meeting in the air.

Chorus:

From

members.aol.com/garydodee/GKLSONGS.HTML


21 Aug 06 - 12:17 AM (#1814828)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Dan Schatz

Helen Schneyer recorded this on her second Folk Legacy Album, On the Hallelujah Line. At least some of the lyrics are posted in a previous thread, here.

It's a wonderful song, and nobody sings it like Helen did. If you buy the album, you won't regret it.

Dan Schatz


21 Aug 06 - 12:19 AM (#1814829)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Peace

The DT has a listing for "Little Moses" but the words are way different.


21 Aug 06 - 01:51 AM (#1814856)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: 12-stringer

Another text which clears up the first verse:

MEETING IN THE AIR

          You have heard of little Moses in the bulrush
          You have heard of fearless David and his sling
          You have heard the story told of dreaming Joseph
          And of Jonah and the whale you often sing
          There are many, many others through the Bible
          I should like to meet them all, I do declare
          By and by the Lord will surely let us meet them
          At that meeting in the air

               There is going to be a meeting in the air
               In the sweet, sweet by and by
               I am going to meet you, meet you over there
               In that home beyond the sky
               Such singing you will hear never heard by mortal ear
               'Twill be glorious, I do declare
               And God's own son will be the leading one
               At the meeting in the air
                [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

          Many things will there be missing in that meeting
          For the mourner's bench will have no place at all
          There will never be a sermon preached to sinners
          For the sinners had refused to heed the call
          There will be no mourning over wayward loved ones
          There will be no lonely nights of pleading prayer
          All our burdens and our anguish will be lifted
          At that meeting in the air

               There is going to be a meeting in the air
               In the sweet, sweet by and by
               I am going to meet you, meet you over there
               In that home beyond the sky
               Such singing you will hear never heard by mortal ear
               'Twill be glorious, I do declare
               And God's own son will be the leading one
               At the meeting in the air

http://www.bluegrasswest.com/ideas/carter4.htm#mees

(Peter Feldmann's "Songs of the Carter Family" site, which has generally the best transcriptions of the CF lyrics.)


21 Aug 06 - 02:02 AM (#1814862)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Stewie

Seek out the Mike Craver et alia [Red Clay Ramblers] tribute album to the Carter Family - 'Meeting in the Air'. A gem!

--Stewie.


21 Aug 06 - 02:04 AM (#1814865)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Stephen L. Rich

Thank you. That's what I was looking for.

Stephen Lee


22 Aug 06 - 12:11 AM (#1815771)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: GUEST,Bubba

This song is a staple in every pentecostal church service I have been in for the last 60 years. There is one verse missing.

3. There the doubters will be missing altogether
All the skeptics will be absent on that day
There will be no grumblers present to disburb us
And the Achans will be busy far away
There the saints will have His seal upon their foreheads
Dressed in raiment none but the ransomed ones can wear
All who have the wedding garments will be present
At that meeting in the air.

Chorus

Theh song is copyright 1925 by Mae Taylor Roberts


22 Aug 06 - 03:00 AM (#1815822)
Subject: ADD: Meeting In The Air
From: Joe Offer

Bubba, what are Achans?

Does your version have any more differences from the others that have been posted. Where is yours from? Can you send us a MIDI for posting, or a scan of the sheet music?


Thanks.

-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org

Here's a summary version, for submission to the Digital Tradition.

The Meeting in the Air
(Mae Taylor Roberts, 1925)

  1. You have heard of little Moses in the bulrush,
    You have heard of fearless David and his sling;
    You have heard the story told of dreaming Joseph,
    And of Jonah and the whale you often sing.
    There are many, many others thro' the Bible -
    I should like to meet them all, I do declare!
    By and by the Lord will surely let us meet them
    At the meeting in the air.
    Chorus:
    There is going to be a meeting in the air,
    In the sweet, sweet by and by;
    I am going to meet you, meet you there
    In that home beyond the sky,
    Such singing you will hear, never heard by mortal ear -
    'Twill be glorious, I do declare!
    And God's own Son will be the leading One
    At the meeting in the air.
  2. Many things will there be missing, in that meeting:
    For the mourners' bench will have no place at all;
    There will never be a sermon preached to sinners,
    For the sinner had refused to heed the call.
    There will be no mourning over wayward loved ones,
    There will be no lonely nights of pleading pray'r;
    All our burdens and our anguish will be lifted
    At the meeting in the air.

  3. There the doubters will be missing altogether,
    All the skeptics will be absent on that day;
    There will be no grumblers present to disturb us,
    And the Achans will be busy far away.
    There the saints will have His "seal upon their foreheads,"
    Dressed in raiment none but ransomed ones can wear;
    All who have the wedding garments will be present
    At the meeting in the air.



Click to play

(this MIDI is available on a number of Websites - I can't recall the source or vouch for its accuracy, but it sounds like the song I know)


22 Aug 06 - 05:10 AM (#1815879)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: GUEST,Dale

Stewie is right. Other than a local group probably unheard outside of North Arkansas, in my opinion there is no better version than that of Jim Watson, Tommy Thompson and Mike Craver of the Red Clay Ramblers.

A generous two minute sample can be heard at CD Baby. The entire album is worth having. I just transferred my vinyl to CD a couple of months ago. It is one of those albums that periodically gets dusted off and played again and again. It never gets old for me.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/redclayramblers

As to the Achans, I have to confess to having sluffed over that one so much that it had no meaning at all to me. Draw your own conclusions here and other places around the net. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achan


22 Aug 06 - 11:00 PM (#1816652)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Ron Davies

I'd also like to put in a plug for the Red Clay Ramblers' Carter Family tribute album titled "Meeting in the Air". Just wonderful--it was the first time I heard such seldom-heard gems as "The Winding Stream", "While the Band is Playing Dixie" and many others--and the arrangements are solidly in the tradition.


23 Aug 06 - 10:37 AM (#1817002)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting In The Air
From: Bill D

2nd..or 4th..or whatever...that "Meeting in the Air" album. It is a true treasure. Now & then one just 'works' and settles into our consciousness as right.


30 Jul 17 - 03:28 PM (#3869112)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meeting in the Air (A. P. Carter)
From: GUEST,Don Lloyd

This song is found in the Church of God (Cleveland Tn) Church Hymnal page 10