Gill adds a new verse to a timeless song


Written and recorded by a country music artist Vince Gill, “Go Rest High On That Mountain” was released in 1995 as a single from his album When love finds you. The ‘I Still Believe In You’ singer started writing the song years ago after country music died Super star Keith Whitley in 1989.

After his older brother Bob died of a heart attack in 1993, Gill finally finished the song. The final recording was completed with backing vocals from Loveless Patty and Ricky Skaggs. By listening to the song and reading the lyrics, you can tell how much passion and pain Gill put into the lyrics which focus on death and wish those who passed on the best when they go to God.

During Gill Christmas at the Ryman residence with his wife Amy Grant, the singer-songwriter began to perform an additional verse of his classic song.

“In all these years of singing this song, honestly, it felt a bit incomplete,” Gill said of introducing the song. “I always thought you had to tie yourself up somehow… I didn’t know if it was a good idea or not, but I wrote one more verse for this song. I’m making my debut here at the Ryman Auditorium. . I love this place. This is my church.

The lyrics of the new verse are as follows:

“You’re safe at home in the arms of Jesus / Eternal life, my brother is found / The day will come, I know I’ll see him / In this holy place, on this holy ground.”

“Seriously, while I thought of it as work, I thought it was unfinished in a way that a song should close the door and have an ending and tell the whole story,” Gill said. People.

This laudatory ballad, which has become a popular memorial service song over the years, has won numerous awards after its release. It was the CMA Awards Song of the Year in 1996 and won two Grammy Awards, including Best Country Song.

Gill performed the song with Patty Loveless at another country artist’s funeral george jones. The performance is incredibly moving. You can see the emotion in Gill’s performance, even when Patty has to take over, so he concentrates on his guitar playing. Audience members are seen crying in the Grand Ole audience Opry performance (if we’re honest, I cried just watching the video).

“Go and Rest High on This Mountain” lyrics:

i know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren’t afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on this mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven screaming
Love for the Father and the Son

Oh how we cried the day you left us
We gathered around your grave to cry
I wish I could see the faces of angels
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Go rest high on this mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven screaming
Love for the Father and the Son

You are safe at home in the arms of Jesus
Eternal life, my brother is found
The day will come I know I will see it
In this sacred place, on this holy ground

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