Music

Universe Of Wonder And Glory

One of Pap’s latest songs, Looking Out Toward Heaven, has been on a constant loop inside my head since I first heard it a few months ago. I would swear it’s my favorite from the long list of songs he’s written, but I know I say that about a lot of Pap’s songs.

Looking Out Toward Heaven written by Jerry Wilson

Looking out toward heaven
Nothing can compare
To creation’s glory
And amazing power

Stars and every planet
Hang way out in space
Earth and every beauty
In a perfect plane

Universe of wonder and glory
Endless space where Angels feet have trod
Oh Heaven’s brightest Glory
Christ the lamb of God

Such design and order
Only can be found
God in his great glory
And the highest power

Stars and every planet
Hang way out in space
Earth and every beauty
In a perfect plane

Universe of wonder and glory
Endless space where Angel’s feet now trod
Oh Heaven’s brightest Glory
Christ the Lamb of God

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We were still getting the hang of the song on the day we videoed it so there’s a few mistakes, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway.

It’s been a tough week for folks in my neck of the woods. Three fathers were lost to our community. Each father left behind young children along with many loved ones and friends. Throw in a fatal car wreck just down the road and loved ones being rushed to the hospital and it’s been a humdinger of a week.

The perfection of the universe seems like a good thing to think about this week.

Tipper

 

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31 Comments

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    February 13, 2015 at 7:50 am

    This wonderful poem from Pap, Jerry Wilson, and the song so beautifully sung by Pap and Paul was posted February 8. I was in the hospital then, and didn’t access until today (back at home) Feb. 8. I want to thank Pap for writing such grateful and significant words; so beautiful. And for the music and the song! How blessed I am from reading/listening. Thank all of you who participated. And deepest sympathy to the families affected by the deaths and the whole community of people who share in the mourning and suffering. “Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Ephesians 6:3 (KJV)

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    James Pease
    February 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks Tipper, for another truly great song.

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    Ruth & Sonny
    February 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful song. what a blessing to us all. so gifted in your music and songs and blessing’s to other’s.
    symapthy and Prayer’s for one’s that have lost loved one’s and for friend’s also.
    God Bless you all!
    Ruth & Sonny

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    Ruth & Sonny
    February 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful song. what a blessing to us all. so gifted in your music and songs and blessing’s to other’s.
    symapthy and Prayer’s for one’s that have lost loved one’s and for friend’s also.
    God Bless you all!
    Ruth & Sonny

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    Ruth & Sonny
    February 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful song. what a blessing to us all. so gifted in your music and songs and blessing’s to other’s.
    symapthy and Prayer’s for one’s that have lost loved one’s and for friend’s also.
    God Bless you all!
    Ruth & Sonny

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    Ruth & Sonny
    February 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful song. what a blessing to us all. so gifted in your music and songs and blessing’s to other’s.
    symapthy and Prayer’s for one’s that have lost loved one’s and for friend’s also.
    God Bless you all!
    Ruth & Sonny

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    Gary Powell
    February 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Sorry to hear of the loss in your community. Just recently a family in our church lost their teenage daughter to a drunk driver and within weeks their son was riding an atv on a back road when a deer ran out of the church parking lot in front of him and he was killed when he was thrown off.

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    TMc
    February 9, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Beautiful song,, so sorry to hear about the families.. Seems Troubles is like a cloud it comes and covers our area for a while and then it’s gone.. Prayers for the families..

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    RB
    February 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Wow! Prayers for all who lost loved ones this week, especially those mentioned in this message here today.
    We may never understand the whys or wherefores of everything, but we know Who holds our hands through it all.
    God bless.
    RB
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    Louise Baker
    February 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Very sorry to hear of the loss in your community,so many hearts in need of healing. Love the song , the message is genuine sending love to all and reminders to keep the faith. Beautiful!

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    Cynthia Schoonover
    February 8, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    What a beautiful song! It brought tears to my eyes. Your community is in my prayers. I live in Richmond, Va. but your community feels like it is just down the road, and I feel as though I know you all personally.

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    Jean
    February 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Tipper,What a beautiful praise to our God and His creation!Prayers for your community.God Bless.

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    Sue Crane
    February 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    so sorry to hear about your sad, eventful week. Sending prayers to the families of those lost and prayers for healing for the others. Good think we have Pap & Paul to soothe our hearts and bring us happiness with their music. Thanks for sharing your family and their many talents with us.

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    Suzi Phillips
    February 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Blessings to you and yours, Tipper-

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    Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado'
    February 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Just beautiful!

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    February 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Tipper, the song was beautiful and I enjoyed it so much. So sad for the families who lost loved ones.

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    Phyllis S
    February 8, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Was so touched by this beautiful
    music and will listen over & over.
    Thank you!

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    b. Ruth
    February 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Tipper,
    Pap and Paul…what a beautiful song. I enjoyed it so much!
    Evidently Pap has enjoyed the night time stillness on the mountain with the peace and hopeful pleasure, given to us by our creator. Pap’s words sung with music describe the wonder, power and beauty of God’s love.
    Thanks Tipper, and gang
    PS…What a beautiful peaceful picture Tipper!
    PS…This has been a week of tragedies in our area also. Whispers of peace and hope are sent to all the families!

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    Bob and Inez Jones
    February 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you Tipper, ‘Paps’, and Steve- Your song has blessed our hearts today! Beautiful harmony-we could listen all day. God bless. Bob and Inez

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    Ken
    February 8, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Tipper,
    When Pap writes a song, it’s
    straight from the heart, that’s
    what makes it so good. Sometimes
    I like the slow-down type songs,
    it soaks in better. Lovely job by
    all the Blind Pig Gang…Ken

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    Ken Ryan
    February 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I read the lyrics before listening to the tune. I was thinking how in the world could those words be put to song. But, goodness, that was beautiful.

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    Tom
    February 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Another great song and performance by Pap and the BP Gang! Thoughts and prayers for the families on their losses.

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    Ed Ammons
    February 8, 2015 at 11:16 am

    “Angels of Mercy” is probably my favorite of all Pap’s songs I’ve heard. It too would seem appropriate in times like these. It came right up after “Looking Out Toward Heaven” finished playing.

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    George Pettie
    February 8, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Forget the mistakes, these kitchen strummers are the real thing. I love their heartfelt authenticity and voices that reach to the sky. Let the music soften the sharp edge of pain from the tragic loss of friends and neighbors. When I find myself at death’s door, I want a Pap and Paul song to carry me through to eternity.

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    dolores
    February 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Pap’s singing and those who help, make listening always worthwhile. I would like to offer my sympathies to those who have lost loved ones in your area. It is so difficult to love someone so precious to a complete family. God bless those families.

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    PinnacleCreek
    February 8, 2015 at 10:48 am

    There are just times when concentrating on God’s greater plan and all the beauty surrounding us is all that helps us to cope. Thanks for Pap’s song and all that it expresses about what heaven is. Prayers for the families who lost so much.

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    Henry Horton
    February 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Good morning, Tipper. Thank you so much for this. It so expresses the calm and beauty of this Sunday morning in Macon County. Just got back from the Chapel in the Woods where a congregation of one (and all the myriad beings of Nature) enjoyed morning service. Blessings on you and all yours.
    PS. Web site to be developed, but…

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    Jerry in Arkansas
    February 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Beautiful words and a beautiful song.

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    Gayle Larson
    February 8, 2015 at 8:30 am

    With the turmoil the world is in right now this song is a blessing. There are so many lovely songs to listen to that we have forgotten.
    Maybe that is why the world is in the shape it is in.
    I remember the days, especially on Sunday, we would sit around and sing
    gospel songs. I am sure it influenced our lives.
    The music kids listen to today like rap can’t be helpful in building character.

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    LINDA L. KERLIN
    February 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

    dearest Tipper,
    I do believe this could become one of my favorite tunes as well —– it stirs you to calmness and trust

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    Don Casada
    February 8, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Very pretty. I was struck by how both melody and words convey a sense of calming perspective – clearly needed amidst the turmoil that you mentioned.

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