I may run or I may stroll,
in this journey of my soul.
As I engage in mysteries,
I know God is here with me.
I confess and have contrition.
I’ve not been, in submission.
I’ve tried to do things with my own hands.
By my strength I’ve worked to stand.
Thus I earned what I could not afford.
Better to wait on the Lord.
Who planned success before I began.
Who sought to raise a humble man.
My eyes have been opened.
Now I have seen.
Things aren’t the way,
that I thought they have been.
I don’t know if I,
should laugh or cry.
Since I discovered what I,
thought I knew was a lie.
With grit and determination,
I struggled for salvation.
Failure drove me to quit.
But Jesus obtained it.
God loves and He blesses me.
He moves in ways I do not see.
He lifts me up and sets me free.
All His acts are mercy.
This is a song I wrote and recorded with the Gashouse Band when I was a member back in the late eighties.
I found an old cassette with songs we recorded.
This is not the best copy. There is distortion in parts. But it’s the best copy that I have.
It’s good to hear the old band, Shirley Dragovich sings and plays guitar. George Kirk Harris on drums. Bob “Crafty” Crafton on steel guitar. James Syfrett on piano. And Steve Derose on lead guitar. I play bass and sing lead.
I forget who played banjo. It could have been any one of these musicians.
The song is called, “Gold Beneath the Rust.”
This is the first time I ever tried to perform this song.
I’m singing quiet so I won’t wake anyone. And I scramble the words a bit.
And my fingers slipped here and there. Outside of that I guess it shows possibilities. lol
I always liked this Bob Dylan song. Especially the George Harrison version.
Well I guess this is mine. “If Not For You.”