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Tomorrow Belongs to the Lord

Today’s post was written by Paul.

Paul and Pap – Blairsville GA

The video we’re sharing today is about 8-10 years old… It isn’t very good quality, but I came across it and thought I should upload it. Pap wrote the song.

In the video, it seems like we hadn’t done the song in a long time. My first word and last word in the song wobble off key, and the song seems to speed up and slow down. But I think it’s a great song and the harmony is really nice. My oldest nephew, Ben (aka Guitar Man) is playing out of frame. Look closely in the bottom left corner, and you can see his rhythm hand moving. He made some really nice runs coming out of the low chord in the middle of the chorus several times. I hope you enjoy this original gospel song.

The lyrics are below:

Tomorrow Belongs to the Lord – written by Jerry M. Wilson

You may say, “This is my day. I will claim it for my own. All my yesterdays are gone, and tomorrow’s yet to dawn.”

But tomorrow will be The Lord’s Day, you see. Tomorrow belongs to The Lord. Tomorrow will be our day to receive For all other days, just reward.

Yes, we may say this is our day, and we may claim it for our own, Our day to do just as we choose, but tomorrow soon will dawn.

And tomorrow will be The Lord’s Day, you see. Tomorrow belongs to The Lord. Tomorrow will be our day to receive For all other days, just reward.

Yes, tomorrow you’ll see forever will be That eternal day of The Lord.

I hope you enjoyed Paul’s post and the video. Happy Sunday!

Tipper

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19 Comments

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    Susieq
    October 3, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    The title of this post beckoned me to come have a listen tonight. So glad I did ,what a beautiful song , so true, … beautiful playing and lovely tune, I love the place where Pap says , ah ,wait a minute… and how love does 🙂

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    Quinn
    May 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Faith is such a gift! And so is music 🙂

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    Brian P.T. Blake
    May 28, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Hit my 78th birthday in April. This beautiful song says it all.

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    lynn legge
    May 28, 2018 at 4:01 am

    tipper thank you so very much for sharing this with us….I will never tire of hearing those beautiful voices. surely the one up above is smiling down when we share his work with others…sending love and big ladybug hugs

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    José Luis
    May 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Hi, Tipper, wonderful song. I like to see Pap, I always remember this old marine with bright boots, even if he had spent a lot of time in his service, it’s a shame he left so soon! Best regards to you, Deer Hunter, and Chatter and Chitter, José Luis from Buenos Aires.

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    James Shook
    May 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Listened to this beautiful song under the cool, relaxing breeze of my ceiling fan. Beautiful song on a beautiful day. The Lord’s Day. Thanks for posting. Enjoyed it.

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    betty stephenson
    May 27, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    beautiful thanks for posting so we can all hear it again

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    Papaw Ammons
    May 27, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Perfection in its imperfection. All the little blips and wobbles are what make the Blind Pig stuff perfect! They make it real. The stuff that comes out of Nashville, New York or Los Angeles has been refined until it becomes metaphorically more machine made than hand crafted. I don’t pay to hear Christian music for just that reason. Perfection in the eyes and ears of man is an abomination in God’s.

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    Ken Roper
    May 27, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Tipper,
    And Paul,
    That’s a nice song. I loved Pap just like family, he was alot like my daddy, only daddy couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket singing. But one time me, daddy, and Harold was Posseum Hunting above the house, and I heard him whistling “Walkin’ in Jerusalem, just like John.” Mama always said daddy was a good Whistler, and after that I believed.

    You came from “good stock folks” and we all appreciate that. On Sunday evenings after 3, our disc-Jockey Donna Lynn asks for requests, and I usually call-in for “Cabin by the Side of the Road.”
    Pap and his brother Ray sing it and I just love it, reminds me of how things should be.

    But you and Chitter sing my favorite “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again.” My youngest daughter inherited Mama’s Praying Ability. When Jennifer Prays, no one is left out and it makes me tear-up a bit. …Ken

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    Dee Parks
    May 27, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful harmony!!! God is great – He will never leave you or forsake you.

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    Miss Cindy
    May 27, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Beautiful song Paul, thanks for sharing! You have the same beautiful gentle spirit as your father had, he was such a fine man.

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    Beverly Dorrance
    May 27, 2018 at 9:59 am

    That is such a great tune. Thanks for sharing this song!❤️❤️

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    dianna thomas
    May 27, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Blind Pig posts just keep getting better and better! I love it!!!!!

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    Gayle Larson
    May 27, 2018 at 8:38 am

    It is like the old saying “the best laid plans”. . Just when you think you have everything handled God will show you who is really in control. He does have a sense of humor also. Have you ever been running to get something finished when God flips you on your butt and says slo-down. Let’s all enjoy God’s day. Great song.

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    Ron Stephens
    May 27, 2018 at 8:19 am

    There is much to be thought about in that song. And it can be related to in several ways, including what James wrote about saying “if the Lord will” we will do such and such.

    As for fast and slow and wobble …. I can’t detect them. Only those who are good at something know best what good is.

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    Milli Hammer
    May 27, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Very nice..Thank for sharing

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    Kimberly Rodriguez
    May 27, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Have a Happy & Blessed Sunday!

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    Tmc
    May 27, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Nicely done, this reminds me of the scripture in Math 6:25-34, now these verses just like the song makes you pull out your measuring stick of faith and see just how you measure up. Do we really leave tomorrow up to the Lord or do we try to some how manage it ?

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      Kimberly Rodriguez
      May 27, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Thank you TMC for directing me to that passage. It was a refreshing & loving reminder of how much our God cares for us. Now, having been in the word & hearing the message through song, I know I’ve been to church. Amen

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