Monday, November 7, 2011

A new twist on an old classic...

There's a new band (well at least new to me) called "NewWorldSon". In my quest to find their new song called "Learning to be the Light", which I heard the other day I found this song...





Which reminded me of this sweet song from my youth...... (I couldn't find a video, but here are the words!

The Hallelujah Line.

Oh...I'm traveling on the hallelujah line,
On the good ole gospel train,
I am on the right track, and never will go back
To the station of sin again.

I need no fare, I'm riding on a pass
Tis the blood for sinners slain;
I'm traveling on the hallelujah line,
On the good ole gospel train. (toot-toot)

I remember when I was younger on a Sunday night (because you know in the Baptist church that's when we let our hair down) we would take sides: One side of the church would do the Choo-Choo, and the other side would sing the lyrics. My pastor, who had very red hair would take the side that did the Choo-Choo (you didn't want to sit in the front row, if you know what I mean!!). Then he would switch sides and we would do it again!! What great memories!! We also would do the Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah, Praise Ye the Lord! That was our exercise for the night! There again we would do one side of the church doing the Hallelujah, and the other doing Praise Ye the Lord! To see all those older people, including my very intimidating father shoot up when it was their time was another great memory!!! I miss that!!!

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4 comments:

Mari said...

You're bringing back memories! I grew up in a little Christian Reformed church where we did those same songs on Sunday night. Hallelu was a real favorite!

Leah in Iowa said...

Oh, gosh - what a great video! Wouldn't that be a fun concert to go to??

Leah in Iowa said...

Such a great video! That would be a fun concert to see in person!

Salsa with Cilantro said...

Oh if any of you EVER get the chance to see New World Son in concert GO GO GO!!! I mean - you just cannot sit still! They are soo gifted. My family and I saw them for the first time at a free concert they do apparently each year in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Fabulous and sooo uplifing! The talent God has given them is unreal!