Appalachia Music

The Mountain Burned With Fire

Shepherd of My Soul by Jerry and Paul Wilson

The Mountain Burned With Fire by Jerry Wilson

Oh the mountain burned with fire
Smoke was everywhere
The trumpet sounded long and loud
God’s holy word all the people heard
His voice speaking from the cloud
Great was the fear they could not endure
God’s righteous law and man would fail

God’s holy son the perfect sinless one
Oh he came to seek and save the lost
Sent from above with the father’s love
To die for all upon the cross
Now you need not fear Jesus Christ is near
Call on his name and you’ll be saved

A man named Saul
God changed his name to Paul
Oh he made it plain in all the land
If you’ll believe grace you shall receive
So plain a child could understand
That Jesus is the way come to him today
Through faith by grace you must be saved

Graham the name message yet the same
But published now to all the Earth
The father’s plan free to every man
With power to give to all new birth
Now the way is made all the price is paid
Come to the Lord just as I am
Jesus is the way you don’t have to pay
Call on his name and you’ll be saved


Pap’s original song, The Mountain Burned with Fire is one of the tracks on his and Paul’s new cd Shepherd of my Soul.  The cd contains 13 original songs written by Pap, 1 written by Paul, 3 gospel standards, and one Instrumental Reprise of the first song on the cd.


Out of all the songs Pap has written this is one of my very favorites. The tune bounces along and the words jump along to the beat. Its a very fun song to play on the bass.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has already bought a cd. If you’re interested in purchasing a cd you can buy one directly from me (go here for the details) or jump over to my the Blind Pig and The Acorn Etsy shop and pick one up there.

Happy Easter to each of you from the whole Blind Pig Gang.



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    Debbie Nixon
    October 27, 2019 at 11:17 am

    This is a great CD I truly love mine I keep it in my car when I am driving it gives me so much peace as I listen to the words being sung. Pap was truly a talented song writer who brought out great messages in his songs. Paul you too are so talented I hope you never stop writing songs and creating beautiful music. You are truly an inspiration to me and I so wished I lived closer where I could visit and become great friends. Great music from the blind pig and the acorn if folks don’t gave it your missing a big blessing.

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    b. Ruth
    March 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

    When I was a child going to Sunrise service, this hymn made such an impression on me…I always and ever will associate the hymn with the miracle of the resurrection
    It starts out with the first verse low, solemn and slow…
    Low in the grave he lay Jesus my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord…
    Then the refrain begins with exuberance, joy and excitement….
    Up from the grave he arose,
    with a mighty triumph o’er his foes,
    He arose a victor from the dark domain
    and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
    I remember that I could hardly wait until the beginning of the refrain. Through the years parts of the verses got lost in my mind but the refrain stays on….
    Hope you had a Happy Easter…
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS… “He Lives” Is another Easter hymn memory from my childhood as well….
    The line….”How do I know he lives, he lives within my heart”…..will always remain in my mind!

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    Barb Wright
    March 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Easter blessings to all..what a beautiful song for this day! Actually for all days!! You are such a talented family!

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    March 27, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Another fine performance by Pap and Paul. Thanks for sharing, it’s truly a wonderful Easter gift! Happy and blessed Easter to the whole BP Gang and all your readers.

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    Ed Ammons
    March 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I have both CDs plus “The Wilson Brothers” I keep them in my truck and are all I listen to. The radio part don’t work anymore but I don’t care, the CD player does. I listen to me some Wilsons and Pressley Girls everywhere I go. When it’s warm enough to roll the windows down everybody in hearing distance get to hear them too. I feel really blessed to have found such a wonderful family.
    I wish Paul and Pap would consider singing “By the Mark”. It was written by and first performed by Gillian Welch but I like Dailey and Vincent’s version. Also “I Believe” performed by Jamie Dailey. Paul’s voice sounds a lot like Jamie’s to me.

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    Ken Roper
    March 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    That’s another beautiful song from the CD, but if I had to pick my favorite, it would be “Shepherd of My Soul.” …Ken

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    Bill Burnett
    March 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I wish all a Happy Easter and plead for all to realize the true meaning of the day and what we should really be celebrating. Forget the Bunny and hiding colored eggs and all the Political Correctness which is wrecking the world today and stand up for Jesus Christ who payed it all for our sins and short comings.

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    March 27, 2016 at 11:08 am

    That was just wonderful and inspiring! Blessed Easter to your family and readers!

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    Carol Rosenbalm
    March 27, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Have a blessed Easter!
    Beautiful song plainly tells what is needed for everyone to know Jesus as their Savior!
    God is good!

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    Miss Cindy
    March 27, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Your right Tipper, it’s a bouncy tune that stays with you. Pap and Paul do a fine job singing it to!
    The girls did a fine job singing last night at the community center. Wish every one could have been there.

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