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February 10, 2021
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Gaither Gospel shares joy through heartfelt stories and inspiration through powerful music.

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  • Our memories preserve for us therelationships...
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  • ... and events that tell thestories of each of our lives.
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  • Happy, sad, joyful, and painful.
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  • The memories of our days make upthe 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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  • ... who had spent their lives ingospel music...
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  • ... gathered to sings some songsfrom their own...
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  • ... personal treasure ofmemories.
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  • For these folks, many preciousmemories...
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  • ... had begun around a pianosomewhere.
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  • They're sharing songs about howtheir lives have been changed...
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  • ... by God's amazing grace.
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  • ♪Precious scenes unfold♪
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  • all:♪ Oh, one day, Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
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  • Bill:For more than 30 years,
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  • Lynda Randle has been singingsongs of hope.
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  • It all startedwhen she was a teenager
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  • at her home churchin Washington, D.C.,
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  • and today she is a favorite
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  • among audiencesall across the world.
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  • all: ♪ For the Godon the mountain... ♪
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  • - Hi, I'm Bill Gaither,and I've had the joy
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  • of watching Lynda Randlecommunicate through songs
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  • for more than two decades now.
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  • - ♪ Hold to His hand... ♪
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  • [together]♪ To His hand. ♪
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  • Bill: We have madesome wonderful music together
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  • over the years,
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  • and she is a very special partof the Homecoming legacy.
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  • all: ♪ Oh,it's a highway to heaven. ♪
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  • Bill: Today what a thrill it isto celebrate her music
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  • and honor her heritageas never before.
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  • Join me in welcomingLynda Randle
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  • for some wonderfulHomecoming favorites
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  • and songs of inspiration.
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  • all:♪ One day at a time, ♪
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  • ♪ sweet Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ that's all I'm askingof You. ♪
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  • ♪ Just give me the strength ♪
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  • ♪ to do every day ♪
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  • ♪ what I have to do. ♪
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  • ♪ Yesterday's gone,sweet Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ and tomorrowmay never be mine. ♪
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  • ♪ Help me today. ♪
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  • ♪ Show me the way ♪
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  • ♪ one day at a time. ♪
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  • - ♪ I'm only human. ♪
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  • ♪ I am a woman. ♪
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  • ♪ Help me believewhat I can be ♪
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  • ♪ and all that I am. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, show me the stairway ♪
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  • ♪ that I have to climb. ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, for my sake, ♪
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  • ♪ teach me to take ♪
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  • ♪ one day at a time. ♪
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  • all:♪ One day at a time, ♪
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  • ♪ sweet Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ that's all I'm askingof You. ♪
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  • ♪ Just give me the strength ♪
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  • ♪ to do every day ♪
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  • ♪ what I have to do. ♪
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  • ♪ Yesterday's gone,sweet Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ and tomorrowmay never be mine. ♪
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  • ♪ Help me today. ♪
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  • ♪ Show me the way ♪
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  • ♪ one day at a time. ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh, do You remember ♪
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  • ♪ when You walked among men? ♪
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  • ♪ Well, Jesus, You know ♪
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  • ♪ if You're looking below ♪
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  • ♪ that it's worse nowthan then. ♪
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  • ♪ So much pushingand shoving, ♪
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  • ♪ and it's crowding my mind. ♪
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  • ♪ So, Lord, for my sake, ♪
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  • ♪ teach me to take ♪
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  • ♪ one day at a time. ♪
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  • all:♪ One day at a time, ♪
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  • ♪ sweet Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ that's all I'm askingof You. ♪
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  • ♪ Just give me the strength ♪
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  • ♪ to do every day ♪
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  • ♪ what I have to do. ♪
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  • ♪ Yesterday's gone,sweet Jesus, ♪
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  • ♪ and tomorrowmay never be mine. ♪
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  • ♪ Help me today. ♪
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  • ♪ Show me the way ♪
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  • ♪ one day at a time. ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, help me today. ♪
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  • ♪ Show me the way ♪
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  • ♪ one day at a time. ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • - And, Lynda, what a joy it isto have you back here
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  • in Studio C,
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  • where you sang your first songfor the Homecoming.
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  • - Yes, many years ago.
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  • - Yeah.- Yeah.
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  • - That's early '90s, right,or mid-'90s?
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  • - Yes, 1993, to be exact, yeah.
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  • - Ooh.- Long time ago.
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  • - You were just a child.
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  • - I was--I was just a kid.[laughs]
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  • I like to think I'm still a kid,but, you know...
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  • Yeah, it's a long time.
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  • - And you sat over thereon the ledge.
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  • - Yeah, that's right.- You were so kind.
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  • You just smiled.
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  • And we were gettinginto the session,
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  • and somebody said,"You gonna let that kid sing
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  • from Kansas City?"
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  • [laughter]
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  • - You know, and actually,
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  • the very first song--I'll never forget this.
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  • The very first partial song- What a moment.
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  • - Yeah, it was good.- What a moment that was.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - Well, you're still singingsongs of hope.
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  • That's a great song.
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  • How many times in the hospital
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  • do you visit peoplethat you love
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  • and say, "How you doing?"
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  • And they say, "Well, report'snot real good right now.
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  • We're just taking it"--what?
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  • - Yes. One day at a time.
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  • - One step at a time.- One day at a time, yeah.
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  • - And that's the reason we keepsinging these songs, right?
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  • - Absolutely, Bill.
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  • And I know, for me,that's really true as well
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  • about, you know,people in the hospital,
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  • and one of the thingsI was praying
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  • as we were getting readyfor this video
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  • is that there'll be peoplethat will be watching
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  • in the midnight hoursbecause they can't sleep.
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  • There'll be peoplein the hospitals,
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  • all kinds of issues.
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  • Mine is, sometimes I kind of--I get ahead.
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  • I like planning and all that.
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  • And the Lord has to constantlyremind me,
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  • "It's great to plan and all,
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  • but, Lynda,one day at a time."
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  • "That's it.Just take it one day at a time.
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  • I've got this."
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  • And so I kind of have to relaxin that, so yeah,
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  • it's a great message, yeah.
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  • - You know, we've been doingthese videos now
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  • for about, you know, 25 years,
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  • and one of the thingsa lot of folks say,
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  • especially thosewho are looking in
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  • through an outside window,
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  • they say--after I talkwith them, they say,
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  • "We watch youon Saturday nights."
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  • Said, "Well, why do you watch?"
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  • He says, "I need the hope."
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  • - Yes.I need the hope.
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  • - He said, "I don't knowwhether you folks
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  • "got it all together or not,but you seem like
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  • you are coming closerthan a lot of folks are."
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  • - Absolutely, Bill.
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  • It's incredible.I got a text the other day.
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  • A guy had a surgical procedure,was in the hospital,
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  • and he couldn't sleep,and he YouTubed my music,
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  • and just got himthrough the night,
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  • and I'm so grateful that,you know, these videos,
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  • they are a lifelinefor people,
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  • that it is hope, because a lotof people are hopeless.
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  • And so I don't know--
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  • I know we're not justsinging songs to sing them.
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  • At least I know I'm notsinging songs to just sing them.
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  • If I didn't believein the message of this music,
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  • I'd probably chooseanother career, so to speak.
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  • But I believe in the powerof love and hope.
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  • - And what a great messagethis song has.
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  • When you're going throughtough times, a lot of times,
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  • all you can do is justput your head down...
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  • - Yes.- And keep pressin' on, right?
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  • - Yes. You know,it's easy to give up.
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  • I think sometimes we quitshort of the goal
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  • that God has intended for us.
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  • So I was just kind ofwalking around the house
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  • one particular afternoon,
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  • and a lot of stuff was onmy heart and my mind, Bill,
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  • you know, and sometimes we--
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  • you feel like giving upsometimes.
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  • I mean, if you're gonna behonest--
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  • That's what I prayedas we were gonna do this video.
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  • I said, "Lord, just let mebe real and be honest,"
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  • because I think we all,at times,
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  • want to quit and give up.
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  • And so I just startedsinging this song,
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  • "I'm gonna keep on pressin' on.
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  • "Though the battleis ragin', I--
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  • "and I'm not gonna give up,because I know God is able.
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  • "I mean, I've beenin storms before.
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  • "He's delivered me.
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  • "So why should this timebe any different?
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  • And so I'm gonna keeppressin' on."
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  • And so I'm praying that aspeople are watching this video
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  • and you're, like,on that brink of giving up,
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  • don't give up.
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  • Press on,
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  • because in the end,we win.
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  • [laid-back music]
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  • ♪ Been on this journeywith Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ for a long, long time. ♪
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  • ♪ It hasn't always been easy. ♪
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  • ♪ Sometimesit's an uphill climb. ♪
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  • ♪ But Jesus promisedto keep me ♪
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  • ♪ no matter what the test. ♪
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  • ♪ So I'm not gonnagive up now, ♪
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  • ♪ not gonna give up yet. ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • all: ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin' on... ♪
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  • - ♪ Even though the battleis ragin'. ♪
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  • all: ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin' on... ♪
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  • - ♪ Even in the midstof the storm. ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause I know my Godis able. ♪
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  • ♪ He's delivered me before. ♪
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  • all: ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin', pressin' on. ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - ♪ Sometimes this lifeis hard ♪
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  • ♪ and your head's bowed downwith care. ♪
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  • ♪ Don't know where to turn, ♪
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  • ♪ and your heart is filledwith fear. ♪
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  • ♪ But Jesus promisedto keep me. ♪
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  • ♪ He always knows what's best. ♪
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  • ♪ So I'm not gonnagive up now. ♪
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  • ♪ Not gonna give up yet. ♪
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  • all: ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin' on... ♪
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  • - ♪ Even though the battleis ragin'. ♪
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  • all: ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin' on... ♪
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  • - ♪ Even in the midstof the storm. ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause I know my Godis able. ♪
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  • ♪ He's delivered me before. ♪
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  • all: ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin', pressin' on. ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin' on, ♪
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  • ♪ even though the battleis ragin'. ♪
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  • ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin' on, ♪
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  • ♪ even in the midstof the storm. ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause I know my Godis able. ♪
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  • ♪ He's delivered me before. ♪
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  • ♪ I'm gonna keep on pressin', ♪
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  • ♪ I'm gonna keep onpressin'. ♪
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  • ♪ Not gonna give up. ♪
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  • [together]♪ Keep on pressin'... ♪
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  • all:♪ Pressin' on. ♪
  • 00:12:08.450 --> 00:12:11.420
  • - ♪ Hey, yeah.Keep on. ♪
  • 00:12:11.420 --> 00:12:14.757
  • - ♪ Yeah, yeah. ♪
  • 00:12:14.757 --> 00:12:16.091
  • - ♪ Ooh, whoa. ♪- Whoo!
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  • [applause]
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  • [laughter]
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  • Bill:Grew up in a pastor's home.
  • 00:13:25.594 --> 00:13:27.396
  • Big, big family.- Yes.
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  • - Urban center in Washington?- Yes, yes. Yeah.
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  • Bill:Learned to sing early, right?
  • 00:13:33.002 --> 00:13:34.637
  • Lynda:Pretty early.
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  • I don't think I got halfwayconfident with it--
  • 00:13:36.105 --> 00:13:38.908
  • I'm still gettingthe confidence--
  • 00:13:38.908 --> 00:13:41.210
  • till I was probablyin my teens.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:42.411
  • But we all sanggrowing up in our home.
  • 00:13:42.411 --> 00:13:43.879
  • That's kind of what we did.
  • 00:13:43.879 --> 00:13:45.514
  • Five out of the seven kids sang.
  • 00:13:45.514 --> 00:13:47.716
  • - Yeah.- Yeah, it was pretty fun.
  • 00:13:47.716 --> 00:13:48.951
  • - Get it from your momor your dad or both?
  • 00:13:48.951 --> 00:13:51.053
  • - Well, my mom.
  • 00:13:51.053 --> 00:13:52.154
  • I always say she wasmy first Mahalia.
  • 00:13:52.154 --> 00:13:54.256
  • And then my dad sort of thoughthe could sing,
  • 00:13:54.256 --> 00:13:58.193
  • and we didn't have the heartto tell him, like,
  • 00:13:58.193 --> 00:14:00.329
  • "Dad, you don't have it."
  • 00:14:00.329 --> 00:14:01.764
  • So we really do get itfrom our mom
  • 00:14:01.764 --> 00:14:05.067
  • for the most part,yeah, yeah.
  • 00:14:05.067 --> 00:14:07.202
  • Bill: I remember the concertswhen we--in the D.C. area.
  • 00:14:07.202 --> 00:14:10.205
  • She'd come out, and we'd putthe mic in front of her.
  • 00:14:10.205 --> 00:14:12.007
  • She'd be sitting there.
  • 00:14:12.007 --> 00:14:13.242
  • It looked likeshe was half asleep
  • 00:14:13.242 --> 00:14:14.576
  • until she started singing.
  • 00:14:14.576 --> 00:14:15.778
  • Lynda: [laughs]Then she'd wake up.
  • 00:14:15.778 --> 00:14:17.613
  • My mom, she was--Bill, I'm telling you, we--
  • 00:14:17.613 --> 00:14:21.884
  • I just first of all lovethat God allowed me
  • 00:14:21.884 --> 00:14:24.253
  • to be bornin the Tait family.
  • 00:14:24.253 --> 00:14:25.721
  • I'm just blessed by that.
  • 00:14:25.721 --> 00:14:27.756
  • With all of our imperfectionsand all the craziness
  • 00:14:27.756 --> 00:14:30.559
  • and stuffthat we went through,
  • 00:14:30.559 --> 00:14:32.795
  • I don't thinkHe could have chosen
  • 00:14:32.795 --> 00:14:34.063
  • a better familyand better parents.
  • 00:14:34.063 --> 00:14:35.664
  • And--but my mom, the oldershe got, the funnier she got.
  • 00:14:35.664 --> 00:14:39.802
  • - In all fairness, I mean,here she is watching
  • 00:14:39.802 --> 00:14:42.638
  • both you on television,and Michael...
  • 00:14:42.638 --> 00:14:45.574
  • Lynda:Yes. Yes.
  • 00:14:45.574 --> 00:14:46.942
  • Bill: Has an amazing careeron television.
  • 00:14:46.942 --> 00:14:49.311
  • How was she able to handle thatin her old age?
  • 00:14:49.311 --> 00:14:52.381
  • Did she tell her neighborswho her kids were?
  • 00:14:52.381 --> 00:14:54.416
  • Lynda:Bill, she told everybody.
  • 00:14:54.416 --> 00:14:56.118
  • Okay, Chick-fil-A,we tend to get--
  • 00:14:56.118 --> 00:14:59.488
  • they can give us free stuff
  • 00:14:59.488 --> 00:15:00.622
  • because of what we dowith Gaither
  • 00:15:00.622 --> 00:15:02.124
  • and what my brother doeswith Newsboys.
  • 00:15:02.124 --> 00:15:04.193
  • So we're goingthrough Chick-fil-A,
  • 00:15:04.193 --> 00:15:05.661
  • and they knowmy brother Mike's Newsboys,
  • 00:15:05.661 --> 00:15:08.330
  • and they know my momin Kansas City,
  • 00:15:08.330 --> 00:15:10.599
  • and my mother would say,
  • 00:15:10.599 --> 00:15:11.867
  • "My son's Michael Taitwith the Newsboys."
  • 00:15:11.867 --> 00:15:13.435
  • I said, "Mom, we can affordthis $11 for this meal.
  • 00:15:13.435 --> 00:15:16.138
  • We don't have to use that."
  • 00:15:16.138 --> 00:15:18.841
  • So every chance she got, Bill,she would--
  • 00:15:18.841 --> 00:15:22.077
  • It was the best thing ever.
  • 00:15:22.077 --> 00:15:23.979
  • But we would go--"My daughtersings with the Gaithers.
  • 00:15:23.979 --> 00:15:27.349
  • My son is with Newsboys."
  • 00:15:27.349 --> 00:15:29.418
  • Yeah, she's great, yeah.It was great.
  • 00:15:29.418 --> 00:15:32.588
  • - Well, when you thinkof songs like
  • 00:15:32.588 --> 00:15:34.289
  • "The Longer I Serve Him,the Sweeter He Grows,"
  • 00:15:34.289 --> 00:15:37.026
  • every time I wasaround that lady...
  • 00:15:37.026 --> 00:15:38.560
  • - Yes.
  • 00:15:38.560 --> 00:15:39.695
  • - There's somethingabout sweetness
  • 00:15:39.695 --> 00:15:41.230
  • of people who followthe Lord.
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:43.866
  • - Absolutely.
  • 00:15:43.866 --> 00:15:45.167
  • And she was, Bill.
  • 00:15:45.167 --> 00:15:47.770
  • And, of course, my--
  • 00:15:47.770 --> 00:15:49.204
  • You didn't getto be around my dad.
  • 00:15:49.204 --> 00:15:50.739
  • My dad was goneby the time I got here.
  • 00:15:50.739 --> 00:15:53.442
  • But they were just kind people.- Yeah.
  • 00:15:53.442 --> 00:15:55.878
  • - And they always--
  • 00:15:55.878 --> 00:15:57.312
  • and especiallymy dad's personality
  • 00:15:57.312 --> 00:15:59.915
  • was like a kidin a candy store.
  • 00:15:59.915 --> 00:16:01.984
  • It never got old with him,nor my mom.
  • 00:16:01.984 --> 00:16:05.220
  • But it was just always--he was like a kid,
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:07.256
  • always a child in wonder,
  • 00:16:07.256 --> 00:16:08.924
  • and that's my prayerfor myself, actually.
  • 00:16:08.924 --> 00:16:11.360
  • I want to bethat kind of person,
  • 00:16:11.360 --> 00:16:12.461
  • no matter how old I get.
  • 00:16:12.461 --> 00:16:13.629
  • The longer I serve the Lord,
  • 00:16:13.629 --> 00:16:14.897
  • the sweeterthis relationship gets,
  • 00:16:14.897 --> 00:16:16.665
  • because I can trust Himwith everything, yeah.
  • 00:16:16.665 --> 00:16:19.768
  • [soft music]
  • 00:16:19.768 --> 00:16:22.938
  • ♪ Since I started ♪
  • 00:16:22.938 --> 00:16:27.476
  • ♪ for the kingdom, ♪
  • 00:16:27.476 --> 00:16:31.980
  • ♪ since my life ♪
  • 00:16:31.980 --> 00:16:35.918
  • ♪ He controls, ♪
  • 00:16:35.918 --> 00:16:41.223
  • ♪ since I gave my heart ♪
  • 00:16:41.223 --> 00:16:47.296
  • ♪ to Jesus, ♪
  • 00:16:47.296 --> 00:16:49.998
  • ♪ the longer I serve Him, ♪
  • 00:16:49.998 --> 00:16:54.570
  • ♪ the sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:16:54.570 --> 00:16:59.508
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:16:59.508 --> 00:17:01.477
  • all:♪ The longer I serve Him, ♪
  • 00:17:01.477 --> 00:17:05.914
  • ♪ the sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:17:05.914 --> 00:17:10.452
  • ♪ The more that I love Him, ♪
  • 00:17:10.452 --> 00:17:15.023
  • ♪ more love He bestows. ♪
  • 00:17:15.023 --> 00:17:19.328
  • - ♪ Each day is like heaven. ♪
  • 00:17:19.328 --> 00:17:24.032
  • ♪ My heart overflows. ♪
  • 00:17:24.032 --> 00:17:28.303
  • all:♪ The longer I serve Him, ♪
  • 00:17:28.303 --> 00:17:33.275
  • ♪ the sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:17:33.275 --> 00:17:39.248
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:17:39.248 --> 00:17:45.020
  • - ♪ Every need ♪
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:49.224
  • ♪ He is supplying. ♪
  • 00:17:49.224 --> 00:17:54.029
  • ♪ Plenteous grace ♪
  • 00:17:54.029 --> 00:17:57.833
  • ♪ He bestows. ♪
  • 00:17:57.833 --> 00:18:03.272
  • ♪ Every day, ♪
  • 00:18:03.272 --> 00:18:07.009
  • ♪ my way gets much brighter. ♪
  • 00:18:07.009 --> 00:18:11.914
  • ♪ The longer I serve Him, ♪
  • 00:18:11.914 --> 00:18:16.618
  • ♪ the sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:18:16.618 --> 00:18:21.757
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:18:21.757 --> 00:18:23.492
  • all:♪ The longer I serve Him, ♪
  • 00:18:23.492 --> 00:18:27.896
  • ♪ the sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:18:27.896 --> 00:18:32.501
  • ♪ The more that I love Him, ♪
  • 00:18:32.501 --> 00:18:37.039
  • ♪ more love He bestows. ♪
  • 00:18:37.039 --> 00:18:41.276
  • - ♪ Each day is like heaven. ♪
  • 00:18:41.276 --> 00:18:46.148
  • ♪ My heart overflows. ♪
  • 00:18:46.148 --> 00:18:50.185
  • all:♪ The longer I serve Him, ♪
  • 00:18:50.185 --> 00:18:55.324
  • ♪ the sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:18:55.324 --> 00:19:01.697
  • - ♪ Each day is like heaven. ♪
  • 00:19:01.697 --> 00:19:06.602
  • ♪ My heart overflows. ♪
  • 00:19:06.602 --> 00:19:10.939
  • all:♪ The longer I serve Him... ♪
  • 00:19:10.939 --> 00:19:15.844
  • - ♪ The sweeter ♪
  • 00:19:15.844 --> 00:19:20.015
  • ♪ He grows. ♪
  • 00:19:20.015 --> 00:19:23.085
  • [together]♪ Sweeter He grows. ♪
  • 00:19:23.085 --> 00:19:34.129
  • Bill: Hey, Lynda, it's always
  • 00:20:35.223 --> 00:20:36.224
  • so much fun to be with you.
  • 00:20:36.224 --> 00:20:37.225
  • We need to finishthis thing up
  • 00:20:37.225 --> 00:20:38.460
  • with the song that brought youto the party, right?
  • 00:20:38.460 --> 00:20:40.996
  • - Yes, yes!
  • 00:20:40.996 --> 00:20:42.898
  • - I can remember you as--
  • 00:20:42.898 --> 00:20:44.466
  • Gloria finally said,"Let her sing. Let her sing."
  • 00:20:44.466 --> 00:20:46.768
  • And you did it livewith just a piano, right?
  • 00:20:46.768 --> 00:20:49.004
  • - Yeah.Yes, that is--that is
  • 00:20:49.004 --> 00:20:51.206
  • a lot of the story.
  • 00:20:51.206 --> 00:20:52.908
  • My version is, you invited meto come to the taping in '93,
  • 00:20:52.908 --> 00:20:58.380
  • and I didn't knowat the time how you
  • 00:20:58.380 --> 00:21:00.615
  • kind of did what you did,and everybody was here.
  • 00:21:00.615 --> 00:21:02.651
  • Like you said,I sat in the corner there.
  • 00:21:02.651 --> 00:21:04.586
  • And it was great.It was wonderful.
  • 00:21:04.586 --> 00:21:06.621
  • And I sat poised for three days
  • 00:21:06.621 --> 00:21:08.323
  • only because I was like,"If he calls me"--
  • 00:21:08.323 --> 00:21:09.891
  • not that I needed to be called,but I just wanted to be ready.
  • 00:21:09.891 --> 00:21:12.361
  • So when it was over, you hadn'tcalled me or anything,
  • 00:21:12.361 --> 00:21:14.863
  • and you came out there,and you gave me
  • 00:21:14.863 --> 00:21:16.198
  • the biggest kiss on my face,Bill, and you said,
  • 00:21:16.198 --> 00:21:19.601
  • "I had to getthe old-timers on."
  • 00:21:19.601 --> 00:21:21.837
  • And that's what you told me.
  • 00:21:21.837 --> 00:21:23.071
  • And I said, "Bill, it's okay.It's okay.
  • 00:21:23.071 --> 00:21:24.940
  • I'm good.I'm good."
  • 00:21:24.940 --> 00:21:25.974
  • And so anyways,
  • 00:21:25.974 --> 00:21:27.709
  • so then the next year I came,I go, "You know what?
  • 00:21:27.709 --> 00:21:30.679
  • I kind of think I'm gettingto know this guy a little bit."
  • 00:21:30.679 --> 00:21:32.948
  • Okay?- Yeah.
  • 00:21:32.948 --> 00:21:33.982
  • - It had only been a year.
  • 00:21:33.982 --> 00:21:35.217
  • But I said, "You know,if he calls me, he does.
  • 00:21:35.217 --> 00:21:36.985
  • If he doesn't, it's okay."
  • 00:21:36.985 --> 00:21:38.353
  • And so I was really cool.
  • 00:21:38.353 --> 00:21:39.421
  • I was really relaxed.
  • 00:21:39.421 --> 00:21:40.489
  • I wasn't worried about a thing.
  • 00:21:40.489 --> 00:21:41.790
  • I didn't even have a songin mind.
  • 00:21:41.790 --> 00:21:43.859
  • Third day into the taping,
  • 00:21:43.859 --> 00:21:46.161
  • I realized that there--
  • 00:21:46.161 --> 00:21:47.929
  • I see a piece of paperon the floor,
  • 00:21:47.929 --> 00:21:49.664
  • and there are a list of names,
  • 00:21:49.664 --> 00:21:51.933
  • and it said,"Lynda Tait Randle."
  • 00:21:51.933 --> 00:21:54.703
  • I said, "I think Bill'sgonna call me to sing."
  • 00:21:54.703 --> 00:21:57.172
  • So Geron Davis--
  • 00:21:57.172 --> 00:21:58.240
  • Everybody was breakingfor lunch.
  • 00:21:58.240 --> 00:21:59.274
  • Geron Davis was leaving.
  • 00:21:59.274 --> 00:22:00.876
  • I said, "Geron, I think Billmight call me to sing,
  • 00:22:00.876 --> 00:22:03.378
  • "and if he does...
  • 00:22:03.378 --> 00:22:04.780
  • ♪ One day, Jesus will ca"-- ♪
  • 00:22:04.780 --> 00:22:07.883
  • And there was a little pianooutside--outside the door.
  • 00:22:07.883 --> 00:22:11.019
  • He played a couple notes,
  • 00:22:11.019 --> 00:22:12.220
  • and that was it.
  • 00:22:12.220 --> 00:22:13.255
  • You called me, Bill.
  • 00:22:13.255 --> 00:22:14.289
  • The whole band chimed in.
  • 00:22:14.289 --> 00:22:15.824
  • Jessy Dixon ended up singingwith me.
  • 00:22:15.824 --> 00:22:18.260
  • And all I remember is you
  • 00:22:18.260 --> 00:22:19.694
  • hopping off the floorabout this--
  • 00:22:19.694 --> 00:22:20.929
  • I said, "Man,this man can jump."
  • 00:22:20.929 --> 00:22:22.731
  • [Bill laughs]So I was like...
  • 00:22:22.731 --> 00:22:24.166
  • But it was such a great time.
  • 00:22:24.166 --> 00:22:25.867
  • So that was my firstofficial time
  • 00:22:25.867 --> 00:22:29.004
  • on the Gaither videos, yeah.
  • 00:22:29.004 --> 00:22:30.806
  • It's a great story.
  • 00:22:30.806 --> 00:22:32.007
  • I'll never forget it.
  • 00:22:32.007 --> 00:22:33.041
  • [humming]
  • 00:22:33.041 --> 00:22:35.977
  • [soft music]
  • 00:22:35.977 --> 00:22:39.414
  • ♪ Some days drag, ♪
  • 00:22:39.414 --> 00:22:43.885
  • ♪ and some days fly. ♪
  • 00:22:43.885 --> 00:22:48.990
  • ♪ Some days, I think of ♪
  • 00:22:48.990 --> 00:22:52.994
  • ♪ the day I'll die. ♪
  • 00:22:52.994 --> 00:22:58.433
  • ♪ Some days fill me, ♪
  • 00:22:58.433 --> 00:23:03.405
  • ♪ and some days drain. ♪
  • 00:23:03.405 --> 00:23:08.810
  • ♪ And one day, Jesus ♪
  • 00:23:08.810 --> 00:23:13.348
  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
  • 00:23:13.348 --> 00:23:15.917
  • all:♪ Oh, one day, Jesus ♪
  • 00:23:15.917 --> 00:23:19.187
  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
  • 00:23:19.187 --> 00:23:22.424
  • ♪ As days go by, ♪
  • 00:23:22.424 --> 00:23:24.593
  • ♪ I hopeI don't stay the same. ♪
  • 00:23:24.593 --> 00:23:27.996
  • ♪ I want to get so closeto Him ♪
  • 00:23:27.996 --> 00:23:31.199
  • ♪ that it's no big change ♪
  • 00:23:31.199 --> 00:23:33.602
  • ♪ on that day that Jesus ♪
  • 00:23:33.602 --> 00:23:37.506
  • ♪ calls my name. ♪
  • 00:23:37.506 --> 00:23:40.542
  • - ♪ Most days, I pray, ♪
  • 00:23:40.542 --> 00:23:43.378
  • ♪ but some days, I curse. ♪
  • 00:23:43.378 --> 00:23:45.847
  • ♪ A sad number of days, ♪
  • 00:23:45.847 --> 00:23:49.217
  • ♪ I put myself first. ♪
  • 00:23:49.217 --> 00:23:52.120
  • ♪ But it's not what I do. ♪
  • 00:23:52.120 --> 00:23:55.390
  • ♪ The cross made that plain, ♪
  • 00:23:55.390 --> 00:23:58.260
  • ♪ and one day, Jesus ♪
  • 00:23:58.260 --> 00:24:01.162
  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
  • 00:24:01.162 --> 00:24:03.932
  • all:♪ Oh, one day, Jesus ♪
  • 00:24:03.932 --> 00:24:07.235
  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
  • 00:24:07.235 --> 00:24:10.205
  • ♪ As days go by, ♪
  • 00:24:10.205 --> 00:24:12.641
  • ♪ I hopeI don't stay the same. ♪
  • 00:24:12.641 --> 00:24:15.777
  • ♪ I want to get so closeto Him ♪
  • 00:24:15.777 --> 00:24:19.214
  • ♪ that it's no big change ♪
  • 00:24:19.214 --> 00:24:21.917
  • ♪ on that day that Jesus ♪
  • 00:24:21.917 --> 00:24:25.453
  • ♪ calls my name. ♪
  • 00:24:25.453 --> 00:24:27.589
  • ♪ Oh, one day, Jesus ♪
  • 00:24:27.589 --> 00:24:31.560
  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
  • 00:24:31.560 --> 00:24:34.362
  • ♪ As days go by, ♪
  • 00:24:34.362 --> 00:24:36.498
  • ♪ I hopeI don't stay the same. ♪
  • 00:24:36.498 --> 00:24:40.001
  • ♪ I want to get so closeto Him ♪
  • 00:24:40.001 --> 00:24:43.138
  • ♪ that it's no big change ♪
  • 00:24:43.138 --> 00:24:45.840
  • ♪ on that day that Jesus ♪
  • 00:24:45.840 --> 00:24:49.544
  • ♪ calls my name. ♪
  • 00:24:49.544 --> 00:24:51.780
  • ♪ On that day that Jesus ♪
  • 00:24:51.780 --> 00:24:55.617
  • ♪ calls my name. ♪
  • 00:24:55.617 --> 00:24:57.852
  • ♪ On that day that Jesus ♪
  • 00:24:57.852 --> 00:25:01.923
  • ♪ calls... ♪
  • 00:25:01.923 --> 00:25:05.927
  • ♪ my... ♪
  • 00:25:05.927 --> 00:25:10.131
  • ♪ name. ♪
  • 00:25:10.131 --> 00:25:13.735
  • - ♪ Hallelujah. ♪
  • 00:25:13.735 --> 00:25:15.670
  • ♪ Hallelujah. ♪
  • 00:25:15.670 --> 00:25:17.539
  • - ♪ Yeah, yeah. ♪- Whoo!
  • 00:25:17.539 --> 00:25:19.307
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:25:19.307 --> 00:25:21.476
  • - ♪ Yeah. ♪- ♪ One day, Jesus ♪
  • 00:25:21.476 --> 00:25:25.080
  • ♪ will call my name. ♪
  • 00:25:25.080 --> 00:25:27.315
  • - ♪ He's gonna call my name. ♪
  • 00:25:27.315 --> 00:25:28.350
  • - ♪ As days go by, ♪
  • 00:25:28.350 --> 00:25:30.785
  • ♪ I hopeI don't stay the same. ♪
  • 00:25:30.785 --> 00:25:32.654
  • - ♪ I'm not gonna staythe same. ♪
  • 00:25:32.654 --> 00:25:34.289
  • - ♪ I want to get so closeto Him ♪
  • 00:25:34.289 --> 00:25:37.759
  • ♪ that's it's no big change ♪
  • 00:25:37.759 --> 00:25:40.595
  • ♪ on that day that Jesus ♪
  • 00:25:40.595 --> 00:25:44.566
  • ♪ calls my name. ♪
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  • both:♪ On that day that Jesus ♪
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  • ♪ calls my... ♪
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  • ♪ name. ♪
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  • - ♪ Only Jesus. ♪
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Jessy:♪ He's gonna call my name. ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • riendsfor "Precious Memories."
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