“Go Rest High on That Mountain” Performed by Vince Gill

https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.sheetmusicdirect.com/Contributor/ec37ecfe-65b4-49a4-83c7-ee1ccaeec2e3/large.jpgI 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 that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

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

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

 

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

 

Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

 

The song “Go Rest High on That Mountain” when played in a funeral service will truly encourage the family and friends of the departed. Vince Gill’s rendition of the song gives much depth to the meaning of the words of the song. The lyrics extoll the courage that the dearly departed has exemplified when he or she was still alive. That person was able to weather all the troubles and heartaches that this world has thrown at him or her. The words “You weren’t afraid to face the devil,” and “You were no stranger to the rain” echoes that sentiment. Hearing this song sung or played in a funeral service will truly lift the spirits of those who are left behind.

 

The song was of the country music genre. It was a part of Vince Gill’s “When Love Finds You” album. The single was released in August 1995 and was well received by music fans, even winning the Song of the Year award of the CMA in 1996.  Gill started writing the song when Keith Whitley, a popular country music star died. But it was only later when Bob, his older brother died in 1993, that he was able to finish writing it. You will find more inspiring songs like these at www.songmeanings.net.

 

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