Soul Train To Glory written by Tom Lloyd (my daddy)

Soul Train To Glory

If you click on link above the song should play! I encourage you to read the post first and think about our hope –  heaven!  I pray you dance with me this side of heaven in anticipation of that hope, and dream of our walks with Jesus on the other side, where we will one day see him face to face!  The Bible says that we will see Him in “just a little while”.  (Hebrews 10:37) Take that hurt or struggle and wrap it up in this knowledge.  Take this knowledge and share His love with others.

My father is an excellent song writer, and in his younger years pursued his passion for music.  He made a connection with Governor Jimmie Davis from Louisiana who was the original artist of the famous song, “You are My Sunshine”.  Mr. Davis recorded my dad’s song Soul Train To Glory, and was the cover song for one of Mr. Davis’ albums. 

One of my fondest memories is listening to my father sing.  I can vividly remember him singing at events and being so honored and amazed!  I would sing every line with him!    My sister-in-law, Marie, lost her father a few years back, and his passion was collecting trains.  He had a garage set up with a train village.  We would always enjoy him sharing his love for trains.  When he passed away this song was played as the casket was taken out of the service by the pall bearers. The attending pastor shared a wonderful message of salvation and the glory of getting on board while you can!  The joy was felt in the midst of loss. 

Heaven is our hope!

Sunset after the rain, by Monica

 

If we are being transformed glory to glory by Jesus’ work in us just imagine the GLORY that awaits us!!!!

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.  (2 Corinthians 3:18)

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”– (I Corinthians 2:9)

His grace truly is amazing!

 

2 comments

  1. What a great song, and a fabulous voice! Thank you so much for sharing this Anna! My Dad died 29 years ago today. As I listened to this song with my eyes closed, I remembered something that was very powerful during the time my Dad was dying. He had been in ICU for several days. We were allowed to go in occasionally and we talked to him and told him all the things we wanted him to hear about how much we loved him, what a great Dad he had been, and that we were praying for him. He had not responded to us in a couple of days, when all of a sudden he mustered the energy to quietly but clearly say, “Pray for heaven.” As I listened to this song I envisioned my Dad visualizing the Soul Train and as having a strong desire to “catch the next ride!” He fought a good fight, but when the time was right, he took that heavenly ride. To this day, I draw on my father’s wisdom. He was a wonderful father! I cnly hope and pray that I’m having the same impact and influence in my own childrens’ lives.

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    • Oh Sandy,
      As I read your reflections I cried tears of rememberance for you, and tears of joy for our hope. I can’t wait to be with you one day in heaven and meet your daddy. I’m overwhelmed right now to the point of a loss for words in regards to him saying “Pray for heaven.” His last words. I’m crying again (good tears). And, what are the chances Sandy that I would write this post today – your daddy’s day. Oh Sandy, God is with us! He hears the hearts of His children and ministers to them. Thank you Jesus! We stand amazed at your glory!
      If you have a picture of your dad will you send it to me? I want to honor him and place your comments as a post instead of embedded in the comment area. I would simply copy and paste your profound words on the post with his picture. Is that okay? I want to see him……
      By the way…..you are your daddy’s child (both your earthly and your heavenly daddy)….your children see that, love, grow, and learn from an amazing woman…..
      Anna

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