This was Merle's gospel Lp from 1971. This was on of the last gospel Lp's by a major C&W artist to chart. The Gospel Lp was a sign that you had made it in the country music biz. Merle used a concept approach to his Lp by recording his live at a series of services from such locations as a country church to the confines of San Quentin which gives a warmth to the Lp. Merle also corralled the Carter Girls and the Hardens to do back up on the Lp. This album topped the charts at # 15.
Introduction by Rev Jimmy Whitlock We'll Understand It Better By And By Take My Hand Precious Lord Jesus Hold My Hand Precious Memories History Of Big Creek Baptist Church Turn Your Radio On If We Never Meet Again Closing Prayer-Just As I Am
Introduction And Opening Prayer by Frank Butler Amazing Grace Where Could I Go But To The Lord Old Time Religion Pass Me Not In The Sweet By And By Old Rugged Cross Closing Prayer
Introduction by Merle Haggard Life's Railway To Heaven On The Jericho Road Steal Away I Saw The Light
Introduction by Rev JD Smith Leaning On The Everlasting Arms Guide Me Lord Family Bible I'll Be Listening Just A Closer Walk With Thee Closing Prayer