All Night, All Day (Angels Watching Over Me)
Published at : 22 Jan 2021
Well, I couldn't go to sleep, so I got up and sat back down at the piano. This old spiritual kept playing over and over in my head, so I reckon it's high time I put another spiritual on my page. It must have been of the Spirit because if you'll notice about the time I hit that second chorus, Spartacus the Labrador runs off camera and has a praise break (listen to that collar shaking and rattling). He shouts it out and sneaks back in and lays down under the piano.
Let me move on...
Not too long ago we were at a church doing some piano servicing and in the choir room I noticed a cross stitching hanging on the wall depicting angels watching over a flock of sheep with the words, "Angels Watching Over Me". It took me back to last October when I had the honor to sing this old song at Sis. Dorothy Lee's home going after she shed this cancer ridden earthly body and took her rest. Sis. Lee sang soprano in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Mass Choir when I was directing in college, and this was one of her songs on which to sing lead vocal. I can still see her on the far end of the choir loft in her choir robe, microphone in hand, and that head reared back letting 'er fly. She tore it up. There is just something unique and special about these old gospel songs that reach people in a way no other genre of music can. They can't be hurried. We have to 'take our time' and whether it's for 3 minutes or 30, let the Lord have His way in our worship.
This one is long. Trust me, I could have gone longer. It's easy enough to close the video if it's too tedious for some listeners. For those of you that enjoy the old songs, for those that need to be reminded of the angels watching over us, and in memory of Sis. Dorothy Lee, here's my rendition of "All Night, All Day."
I'm off to bed. Again. Be blessed, Everyone!