Last night we were privileged to have Bro. Tony Hutson preach at our Bible conference. He wasn't feeling very well, but he still sang a couple of songs during the message that got folks a-shoutin'. Those of you who have heard Bro. Hutson before know what I'm talking about. :) I'm off to hear some more good preaching this morning but wanted take a moment and post the lyrics to "The Lifeboat", one of the songs Bro. Hutson sang as he reminisced about his dad's home going. I'm looking forward to that great reunion day!
The Life-Boat We're floating down the stream of time, We have not long to stay; The stormy clouds of darkness Will turn to brightest day. Then let us all take courage, For we're not left alone; The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. Sometimes the devil tempts me, And says it's all in vain To try to live a Christian life And walk in Jesus' name. But then we hear the Master say, "I'll lend you a helping hand, And if you'll only trust Me, I'll guide you to that land." Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. The life-boat soon is coming, By eye of faith I see As she sweeps through the waters To rescue you and me. And land us safely in the port With friends we love so dear, "Get ready," cries the Captain; "O look, she's almost here." Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. O now's the time to get on board, While she is passing by; But if you stand and wait too long, You shall forever die; The fare is paid for one and all, The Captain bids you come, And get on board the life-boat, She'll carry you safely home. Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Last night we were privileged to have Bro. Tony Hutson preach at our Bible conference. He wasn't feeling very well, but he still sang a couple of songs during the message that got folks a-shoutin'. Those of you who have heard Bro. Hutson before know what I'm talking about. :) I'm off to hear some more good preaching this morning but wanted take a moment and post the lyrics to "The Lifeboat", one of the songs Bro. Hutson sang as he reminisced about his dad's home going. I'm looking forward to that great reunion day!
The Life-Boat We're floating down the stream of time, We have not long to stay; The stormy clouds of darkness Will turn to brightest day. Then let us all take courage, For we're not left alone; The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. Sometimes the devil tempts me, And says it's all in vain To try to live a Christian life And walk in Jesus' name. But then we hear the Master say, "I'll lend you a helping hand, And if you'll only trust Me, I'll guide you to that land." Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. The life-boat soon is coming, By eye of faith I see As she sweeps through the waters To rescue you and me. And land us safely in the port With friends we love so dear, "Get ready," cries the Captain; "O look, she's almost here." Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home. O now's the time to get on board, While she is passing by; But if you stand and wait too long, You shall forever die; The fare is paid for one and all, The Captain bids you come, And get on board the life-boat, She'll carry you safely home. Then cheer, my brother cheer, Out trials will soon be o'er, Our loved ones we shall meet, shall meet, Upon the golden shore. We're pilgrims and we're strangers here, We're seeking a city to come, The life-boat soon is coming To gather the Jewels home.

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12 Comments:
Blogger Nikki said...
I have always loved that song and we shout at our church too. We're quite the lively bunch most of the time.;)

Hello, Mrs. C,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You will like "The Longing" when it comes in at your library--I just finished it last night. Very good. I enjoyed reading your blog--it was nice reading about the services at your church. Are you pentecostal? My husband and I were both raised up pentecostal, and are trying to find a good church that does not compromise the gospel, as you are fortunate to have. (It is not easy to find.) Blessings to you, Karen

Blogger Sharon said...
A beautiful song and it makes me feel like shouting!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Karen,
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

I am an Independent Baptist. We are proud to defend the fundamentals of the faith, and we support without compromise the old King James Bible. We believe in aggressive evangelism, the preservation of God's Word, and the local church. We are an autonomous local body of believers that uses the King James Bible as our sole authority for faith and practice. I am trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary for my salvation, plus nothing and minus nothing.

Bible-believing churches are becoming harder and harder to find, but there are still many out there who still stand by the Book. I hope you are able to find a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church in your area. If you would like help locating one, just email me. :)

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Blogger Sis. Julie said...
I love hearing Bro. Tony preach!! What a blessing that you got to hear him preach AND sing. He has a really good singing voice as well. I don't get to hear him preach often...but sure do enjoy when I get the chance.

I also enjoy hearing him speak of his daddy's homegoing. My husband uses his testimony most every time he preaches on Heaven.

Blogger Faith said...
I've never heard of this hymn but the lyrics are awesome. They really spoke to me this afternoon.
Have a blessed week!

Blogger Susan said...
We were just talking about Bro. Hutson at the couples' retreat a couple of weeks ago. Another pastor and his wife have heard him and love his preaching and we were telling the other pastors (Canadian) about him. They (we) don't get much preaching like that up here. The Canadians wouldn't know what to do! ;)

Blogger Kristi said...
You know what? Brother Hutson sang The Lifeboat the last time he was at our church. Our church secretaries dad was next door to the church, at home, dying. His entire family, except his wife, was in that meeting. He was a true saint of God and Mrs. Janet (secretary) said that while Brother Hutson was singing, she could just see a band of angels coming for her grandfather. Within less than two hours, he was home to be with the Lord. I have that moment on my iPod!
:)

~Kristi

Blogger Nancy M. said...
Your pictures were beautiful. I am so glad you are enjoying Bro.Hudson.. I also have had the privilege of hearing him sing and preach and his dad Dr.Curtis Hudson preach. What comfort and blessings they would bring.
Have a blessed week.

Bro. Tony is one of my favorite preachers. He, himself, is so excited about the Lord. It just spreads to everyone who is in the room with him. I think anywhere Bro. Tony is there is shoutin. He just brings it out of even the quietest of folks.

We are having a great revival meeting at our church also. Hearts are being moved. Our prayer is that the fire will remain long after the revival meeting is over.

Blogger Aliene said...
That song "The Lifeboat" really touched my heart. While I was growing up my Dad would sing that many times. He will be in heaven 20 years on December 23.Another song he would sing and I would love to get a copy of is "Something got ahold of me - yes something got ahold of me- I went there to fight but praise God that night, the Lord got ahold of me." Hey, who said the Baptist don't shout?

Blogger Cathy said...
What a sweet song, thanks for sharing it.

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