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September 11, 2019
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Alan Jackson Precious Memories

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  • Bill Gaither: Life is made up of moments...
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  • ... like turning the pages of a photograph album.
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  • Our memories preserve for us the relationships...
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  • ... and events that tell the stories of each of our lives.
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  • Happy, sad, joyful, and painful.
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  • The memories of our days make up the fabric...
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  • ... of who we are.
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  • (Choir Singing) Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Bill Gaither: An unforgettable memory was made when dozens of friends...
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  • ... who had spent their lives in gospel music...
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  • ... gathered to sings some songs from their own...
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  • ... personal treasure of memories.
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  • For these folks, many precious memories...
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  • ... had begun around a piano somewhere.
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  • They're sharing songs about how their lives have been changed...
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  • ... by God's amazing grace.
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  • [harmonica playing
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  • Amazing Grace]
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  • - Amazing Grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved
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  • a wretch like me.
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  • I once was lost,
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  • but now I'm found.
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  • I was blind,
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  • [slow violin music]
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  • - 'Twas grace that taught
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  • my heart to fear,
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  • and grace
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  • my fears relieved.
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  • How precious
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  • did that grace appear
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  • the hour
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  • - Through many dangers,
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  • toils, and snares
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  • I have already come.
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  • 'Twas grace that brought me
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  • safe thus far,
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  • and grace
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  • [uplifting orchestral music]
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  • When we've been there
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  • 10.000 years,
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  • bright shining
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  • as the Sun,
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  • we've no less days
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  • to sing God's praise
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  • than when
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  • we first begun.
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  • We've no less days
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  • to sing God's praise
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  • than when
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  • - Gaither: Hi,
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  • I'm Bill Gaither.
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  • And today our friends have
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  • gathered to celebrate
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  • the foundational hymns
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  • of the church:
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  • the songs that help us pass
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  • along the old, old story
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  • from generation to generation.
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  • - Savior.
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  • - Gaither: Hymns somehow tie us
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  • all together--black and white,
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  • young and old, rich and poor--
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  • and their meaning deepens
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  • as our understanding grows.
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  • - I need Thee.
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  • Oh, I need Thee.
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  • - Gaither: These words we
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  • memorize as kids often make
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  • a lot more sense when we're
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  • walking through the middle of
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  • the valley, and we need to know
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  • that someone has walked there
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  • before us.
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  • - Love lifted me.
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  • - Gaither: Join us now for a
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  • timeless celebration of hymns
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  • sung by a wonderful choir
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  • of gospel music's finest voices.
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  • Gaither Music Group is pleased
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  • to presentAmazing Grace,
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  • featuring Lynda Randle,
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  • Brenda Lee,
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  • Alabama's Randy Owen,
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  • The Isaacs,
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  • The Booth Brothers,
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  • Acoustix,
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  • Larry Wayne Morbitt,
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  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,
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  • the Gaither Vocal Band,
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  • and Buddy Greene.
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  • You know, the national hymn,
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  • God of our Fathers,has
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  • sustained our nation through
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  • times of war, peace, crisis,
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  • and celebration for more than
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  • 125 years.
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  • The lyric was written in 1876
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  • for America's centennial Fourth
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  • of July celebration.
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  • And today it is still as
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  • powerful a declaration of faith
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  • [dramatic orchestral music]
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  • - God of our fathers,
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  • whose almighty hand
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  • leads forth in beauty
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  • all the starry band,
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  • of shining worlds
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  • in splendor
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  • through the skies,
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  • our grateful songs
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  • [joyful brass music]
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  • - Thy love divine
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  • hath led us in the past.
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  • In this free land,
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  • by Thee our lot is cast.
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  • Be Thou our ruler,
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  • guardian, guide, and stay,
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  • Thy Word our law,
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  • - Refresh Thy people
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  • on their toilsome way.
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  • Lead us from night
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  • to never-ending day.
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  • Fill all our lives
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  • with love and grace divine,
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  • and glory, laud,
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  • and praise be ever Thine.
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  • And glory, laud,
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  • and praise be ever Thine.
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  • - Gaither: I don't know of
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  • - Gaither: When we began
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  • making plans for the hymns
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  • video, I learned that
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  • the Grammy-winning country group
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  • Alabama had recently recorded
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  • their first album in five years,
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  • and it was an inspirational
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  • album full of great old hymns.
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  • So we invited lead singer,
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  • Randy Owen, to share a song from
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  • that recording, and when we sat
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  • down together to talk before the
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  • taping, I realized just how deep
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  • Randy's gospel music roots were.
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  • - Oh, well, I played with the
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  • Big Rock Gospel Singers.
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  • - Gaither: Yeah, what'd
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  • you play?
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  • - Played guitar, played guitar,
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  • of course.
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  • I was too shy to sing.
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  • Of course, playing with my
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  • parents, you know, my mama
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  • and my daddy and my sisters,
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  • we grew up singing.
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  • And on my mother's side of the
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  • family, the Teague side,
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  • you have the Speare--
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  • let's see.
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  • My great-grandma's a Speare,
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  • and my grandma is a Goodman,
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  • but I don't know if there's any
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  • relationship.
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  • - Gaither: Your grandma's a
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  • Goodman?
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  • - Yeah.
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  • And they never--I never heard
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  • Papa sing anything but what he
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  • called church music.
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  • And my mother, of course, is a
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  • great pianist, and my uncle, he
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  • plays piano great, so when they
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  • got together, all they ever did
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  • was play gospel music.
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  • - Gaither: Randy's musical
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  • journey came full circle with
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  • the recording of his
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  • inspirational album, and he made
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  • his mama proud.
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  • - Getting to do the songs that
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  • my daddy played on guitar and
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  • that we used to sing together
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  • and having my mother happy--
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  • of course, if it had been left
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  • to my mother, we would have
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  • I need Thee.
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  • Oh, I need Thee.
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  • Every hour, I need Thee.
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  • Oh, bless me now, my Savior.
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  • I come to Thee.
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  • - I need Thee every hour,
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  • most gracious Lord.
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  • No tender voice like Thine
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  • can peace afford.
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  • - I need Thee.
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  • Oh, I need Thee.
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  • Every hour, I need Thee.
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  • Oh, bless me now, my Savior.
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  • I come to Thee.
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  • Oh, I need Thee.
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  • Oh, I need Thee.
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  • Every hour, I need Thee.
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  • Oh, bless me now, my Savior.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • you always have to have ideas
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  • bigger than your life.
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  • Someone who said you should--
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  • "If you want to be happy,
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  • lower your expectations."
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  • The truth is, if you want to be
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  • great, raise them,
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  • that we're always living up just
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  • to the great ideals that we say
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  • to ourselves over and over,
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  • so I'm still living up
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  • to this one.
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  • - Gaither: The Vocal Band and
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  • Signature Sound sing this song
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  • every night that we're out in
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  • person, and it's--and it's
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  • always great to see these kids,
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  • and myself included,
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  • try to get our minds and our
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  • hearts around that lyric,
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  • and say, "Okay, this is what
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  • we are striving to be."
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  • - My favorite part, if I could
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  • pick one, would be, "I then
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  • shall live as one who's been
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  • forgiven."
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  • And what does that mean to live
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  • as if you've been forgiven?
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  • People already know what's wrong
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  • with them.
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  • I know what's wrong with me.
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  • What we need in our lives are
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  • people that call us to something
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  • bigger by forgiving us when we
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  • don't need it, showing us mercy
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  • when we probably need justice,
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  • showing us love when we have
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  • betrayed, you know.
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  • That is--that is overwhelming,
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  • [cresting orchestral music]
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  • - Amen.
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  • Amen.
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  • [harmonica playing
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  • Shall We Gather at the River]
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  • [all humming melody]
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  • Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
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  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
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  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
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  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
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