The Mountain Burned With Fire

I’d like to introduce you to one of the most famous Gospel songs ever-Pap even wrote it. Well not really. I mean Pap did write it-but it’s not famous-but it should be.

Pap has written well over 100 songs-most of them he sings for a while, then lets them slip back into the guitar case of time to be forgotten. He wrote The Mountain Burned With Fire a few months ago. From the first time we heard it-we LOVED it. For weeks I’ve went to bed with the tune rambling around in my head-and awoke to find it’s still there.

I like the phrases Pap used-the trumpets sounded long and loud; fate was the fear they could not endure; now you need not fear; made it plain in all the land; publish now to all the Earth. They remind me of the old hymns I love so much. But the tune of the song is nothing like a hymn-it’s new, interesting, catchy, and man is it fun to play on the bass.

I dare you to listen to the song-and see if I’m right-see if you agree it should be a famous gospel song sung throughout the world.

Famous or not?


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    July 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Famous. I love it. It IS catchy!

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    Jennifer in OR
    July 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Wow, absolutely famous!! Thanks for sharing this amazing song. I ditto those who said it was great to see you playing here! Happy Independence!!

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    July 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Should be famous. Thanks for sharing this.

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    David Templeton
    June 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Truly, your daddy is a remarkable composer. Did he never use an agent? I think about what so much of the world has missed by his relatively small exposure.
    The YouTube sonic and phonic quality, in its 3rd or 4th generation when it is finally heard through YouTube, subtracts much from what must have been a soul-piercing sound heard in the first person.
    I wish I could have heard it from your site but I couldn’t extract it.
    PS: I know all who watched were happy listening to your bass and Paul’s excellent guitar.

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    June 30, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Hi Tipper,
    I’ve been on vacation for the past week and haven’t used the computer at all. I just heard Mr. Wilson and Paul’s song. “When the Mountain Burned with Fire,” took me for a surprise. I listened to the words, and tears welled up. How moving this song is. The mountain did burn with fire! In the Bible, Hebrews 12:29 says, “Our God is a Consuming Fire.” What a deep spiritual truth I have been taught in the words of this song.
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Is that you playing the guitar?
    Blessings, Annie

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    Farm Chick Paula
    June 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Famous for sure, Tipper! That is awesome!

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    Miss Cindy
    June 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    You’re right, it’s a great song!!
    And I love seeing you in there playing with them.
    We need to be hearing this one on the radio!
    Wonder how you could get that to happen?!?!

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    June 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

    That is a very nice song, very down to earth.
    I love it!

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    June 29, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Takes me back to my cousin sitting in the living room strumming and playing with ease and love.
    The words and music are both uplifting and comforting.

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    Dee from Tennessee
    June 29, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Love it…ditto, double ditto, about your dad being so talented…all of you are for that matter…how blessed.
    The truths in the song make my heart, soar and bow in thanks. With tears in my eyes this late evening…(Please, please tell Pap that he is appreciated by so many of us!) And on a side note, I am so thankful for the Internet….what a blessing to me to discover people like you all!

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    June 29, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I love it. I’m proud I know the famous song writer who wrote it. God’s word (the gospel) will not return void. Pap and Paul have done a great job with this song. Keep up the good work. Pappy

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    June 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Yes indeed! It should be famous and it spreads God’s word.Tell them they are extremely talented and to keep up the good work. Do you sing too? Night ya’ll.

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    June 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Super song! Words and music both! I so enjoy listening to your music. It is so peaceful and I can humm along with it.

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    June 28, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Absolutely famous! You are so lucky to have grown up surrounded by music, but I’m sure you know that. Have a great week (air conditioned, I hope)

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    fishing guy
    June 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Tipper: That was a fun video, Pap did a great job on the song. I enjoyed that you joined in on the guitar.

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    June 28, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful-both the words and the music. Hope we get to hear you sing on one of the videos soon.

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    June 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I love it!!!!
    Your Pap is so talented!
    I also listened to Keep on the Sunnyside. Love it, too!

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    Nancy M.
    June 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    That is awesome! Jesus is the way! Great words!

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    Carolyn A.
    June 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Definitely famous! Hope it will be on the next CD too. Thanks to Pap for writing such a great song. I really enjoyed hearing it. xxoo

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