Happy Sunday my friends, welcome back to Cowboy Church.
For our musical selection today we begin with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans singing a gospel song Dale wrote herself, The Bible Tells Me So from the husband and wife team's 1959 album Jesus Loves Me. Next up comes the title track from Willie Nelson's 1976 gospel album, The Troublemaker. This is a song that manages to be both a gospel song and a protest song. Next comes Ray Price singing a classic gospel song Softly and Tenderly. Then we have the possum himself, George Jones singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Next is The Carter Family performing Can the Circle Be Unbroken. This recording comes from 1935. Based off a traditional gospel song, A.P. Carter wrote new lyrics for this version which would soon become the lyrics all country singers use. Now we end with the 1991 music video for Johnny Cash's Goin' By The Book.
The following is a 1955 article about Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and their daughter Marion from the TV Radio Mirror (the top half of the second page is unrelated).
The following is a 1939 article from Silver Screen about the classic John Ford western (staring the one and only John Wayne) Stagecoach (1939). Note that the majority of the 3rd page is from a different article and only the top of the 6th page is from this article.
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
"Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1John 4:8
" There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28
" For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
-Michael J. Ruhland