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On September 5, 2014
Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
Gladys Knight and The Pips
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A Modern Musical Adaptation of John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress in Serial FormPART 2The Story of Champion’s Wife, Christiana and Their Four Son’s Journey
Courteous Companions,Some time since, to tell you my dream that I had of Champion the pilgrim, and of his dangerous journey towards the Celestial country, was pleasant to me and profitable to you. I told you then also what I saw concerning his wife and children, and how unwilling they were to go with him on pilgrimage; insomuch that he was forced to go on his progress without them; for he durst not run the danger of that destruction which he feared would come by staying with them in the City of Destruction: wherefore, as I then showed you, he left them and departed.
Now it hath so happened, through the multiplicity of business, that I have been much hindered and kept back from my wonted travels into those parts whence he went, and so could not, till now, obtain an opportunity to make further inquiry after those whom he left behind, that I might give you an account of them. But having had some concerns that way of late, I went down again thitherward. Now, having taken up my lodging in a wood about a mile off the place, as I slept, I dreamed again.
And as I was in my dream, behold, an aged gentleman came by where I lay; and, because he was to go some part of the way that I was traveling, methought I got up and went with him. So, as we walked, and as travelers usually do, I was as if we fell into a discourse; and our talk happened to be about Champion and his travels; for thus I began with the Old man:Sir, said I, what town is that there below, that lieth on the left hand of our way?Then said Mr. Sagacity, (for that was his name), “It is the city of Destruction, a populous place, but possessed with a very ill-conditioned and idle sort of people.“I thought that was that city”, said I; “I went once myself through that town; and therefore know that this report you give of it is true.”Mr. Sagacity: “Too true! I wish I could speak truth in speaking better of them that dwell therein.” “Well, sir, said I, then I perceive you to be a well-meaning man, and so one that takes pleasure to hear and tell of that which is good. Pray, did you never hear what happened to a man some time ago of this town, (whose name was Champion,) that went on a pilgrimage up towards the higher regions?”Mr. Sagacity: “Hear of him! Aye, and I also heard of the molestations, troubles, wars, captivities, cries, groans, frights, and fears, that he met with and had on his journey. Besides, I must tell you, all our country rings of him; there are but few houses that have heard of him and his doings, but have sought after and got the records of his pilgrimage; yea, I think I may say that his hazardous journey has got many well-wishers to his ways: for, though when he was here he was fool in every man’s mouth, yet now he is gone he is highly commended of all. For ‘tis said he lives bravely where he is: yea, many of them that are resolved never to run his hazards, yet have their mouths water at his gains.”“They May,” said I, “well think, if they think anything that is true, that he liveth well where he is; for he now lives at, and in the fountain of life, and has what he has without labor and sorrow, for there is no grief mixed therewith. But, pray what talk have the people about him?”Mr. Sagacity: “Talk! The people talk strangely about him: some say that he now walks in white that he has a chain of gold about his neck; that he has a crown of gold, beset with pearls upon his head: others say, that the shining ones, who sometimes showed themselves to him in his journey, are become his companions, and that he is as familiar with them where he is, as here one neighbor is with another. Besides, it is confidently affirmed concerning him, that the King of the place where he is has bestowed upon him already a very rich and pleasant dwelling at court, and that he every day eateth and drinketh, and walketh and talketh with him, and receveth of the smiles and favors of him that is Judge of all there. [Zec. 3:7, Luke 14: 14,15] Moreover, it is expected of some, that his Price, the Lord of that country, will shortly come into these parts, and will know the reason, if they can give any, why his neighbors set so little by him, and had him so much in derision, when they perceived that he would be a pilgrim. Jude, 14,15.For they say, that now he is so in the affections of his Prince, that his Sovereign is so much concerned with the indignities that were cast upon Champion when be became a pilgrim, that he will look upon all as if done unto himself, : and no marvel, for it was for the love that he had to his Prince that he ventured as he did.”( read is continued on the audio link above the illustration... )
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HELLO...JACKIE...LOVE THIS SONG...PRETTY...
WONDERFUL SING MDF...LOVE IT...HUGS
hello my dear companion,just listened to this twice. what comes to mind?you are a treasure dear friend.a multitalented, faithful, loving friend.thank you for being you.hugsss and blessingsdavid
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HI JACKIE!!!!! YOU SURE ARE SOUNDING GREAT ON THIS WONDERFUL SONG!!!!! HUGS,Jim
I THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT'S AND COMMENT'S !!!HUGS,Jim
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Hi Jackie... you sang this beautifully ...
an emotional sing..
I enjoyed this.
hugs Linda .x.
Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!!!
Morning Jackie*****Your sounding mighty fine here this morning my friend**********I enjoyed my listen****Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Fabulous singing, Jackie.
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a great sing Jackie I don't remember this song but I like your sing on it a nice listen
Good morning Jackie
Ohhhhh I am really enjoying hearing you this morning!!!!
Ohhhhh I really enjoyed listening to you being this song!! A true blessing.....You sang an outstanding performance!!!!This was just wonderful Jackie!I wish you a beautiful fantastic day, filled with hugs and blessings!!!!Crystal
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