Go Rest High on That Mountain


Go Rest High on That Mountain
Author:  Vincent Grant Gill

It’s been three weeks today, Saturday, September 12, 2020, since I told dad, “I love you, and am proud to have been your daughter, and you, my father.”  In fact, several in our family are struggling daily to get beyond the visible physical and emotional pains that surrounded dad in his final three months and his ultimate isolation from us during his last five days due to this horrid pandemic.

I have been searching for my words in prayers to talk again with our God and my earthly father to humbly express my understanding of his life’s struggles; his undaunting inner strength, determination, and courage to always fight-the-fight whenever a situation threatened him or one of his family.

Then, I listened to songwriter, singer Vince Gill, perform his “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”  It somehow connected with my inner soul to give me solace.  That, in fact, after nearly 92 years on this earth, dad’s work was done; his pains gone; and he could seek out his Holy Father who fed him his inner strength from day one and kept him going until His plan for him was done.  Dad now is reunited with the love of his life, Norma, and hopefully discovering answers to questions that on earth could not ever be answered, or he has rise above those earthly questions and lives on peacefully in eternity.

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren’t afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son.
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.
Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son.

Go Rest High on That Mountain lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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