Hello again my friends and welcome back for another edition of Cowboy Church.
We start our music off with The Sons of the Pioneers performing Cowboy Camp Meeting in the 1946 Roy Rogers film, Rainbow Over Texas (1946). This catchy upbeat gospel tune was written by the group's own Tim Spencer. Next up comes Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette performing a short comedic song called Uncle Noah's Ark. This version comes from the feature film, Roundup Time in Texas (1937). Smiley Burnette wrote this song and as many of you probably know, he often played Gene's sidekick in these early films. After this the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills No Disappointment in Heaven in a classic 1936 recording. Next comes Charley Pride performing In Jesus Name I Pray from his 1976 album, Sunday Morning With Charley Pride. After this comes a thought provoking song from Willie Nelson's 1971 Yesterday's Wine album, called It's Not For Me to Understand. After this comes a rare, but very fun gospel song sung and written by Johnny Cash called Sanctified. We close our music with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans performing Jesus Loves the Little Children in a lovely 1955 recording.
Now for a classic episode from TV's The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957). This episode is called Fishing For Fingerprints and is the second episode of Season 6 (the last season of the show).
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." Romans 10:17
-Michael J. Ruhland