"Voice Of Harold" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
Reverend Bill Funderburk sings "He Cared That Much For Me"
Charles Surratt introduces his own composition "On Calvary For Me"
"The Joy of Knowing Jesus" is a song of pure delight featuring John Barbee

The pure tenor quality of the voice of Harold Montgomery
Gives a special interpretation to the grand old hymn "The Old Rugged Cross"
Chill bumps appear and I am frozen in the web they weave as they reveal their
Innermost selves with the outpouring of their hearts
On and on the songs roll and soon you are caught up
In the sermon in each rendition as you come to feel
The devotion and dedication that is poured forth
Suddenly, you know they are real, they mean it!

"Let your light so shine"
Could not be more aptly applied
As there shines a light from heaven on your heart
Through their singing. As an artist, Rhonda Montgomery
Exemplifies piano artistry. That's Rhonda! An artist!

This album can be the instrument to mend a broken heart
Or to straighten out your life through the sincere testimony
In the songs of The Revelaires. A must!

J. Elmo Fagg, founder and leader
Of the Blue Ridge Quartet
For 23 Years. Temple Records, LST 390
Planning to make a record?
We are associated with United Music World Recording Studios, Inc.,
West Columbia, SC. The finest sound available anywhere

"The Joy of Knowing Jesus",
Produced by Joel Gentry
Cover/Backliner Design/Reesor

The Revelaires, A must
The Revelaires
A must, in their home


Lyrics submitted by sakebox

Voice Of Harold song meanings
Add your thoughts

9 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentI love the archaic quality of the gospel album liner notes themselves. For one thing, "chill bumps appear and I am frozen in the web they weave" is such a mixed metaphor it's almost poetic somehow. Also, while anyone whose browsed the records at a thrift store knows that most albums of the 50's had puffed-up blurbs like this on the back cover, I think this is the only time I've heard of one going as far as to start telling you, in the second person even, how you are going to feel about the music.
    destroyalltacoson April 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are the liner notes of a gospel record by the revelairres that Michael found in the studio.
    SwagBagon July 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol, i love this song. its sad how artists today dont have a sence of humor. i wish there were more bands like R.E.M. Michael Stipe can make anything interesting.
    zwinky22on July 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this better than Chinese Brothers. It's a great track and to throw those words on top and belt them just as fervently, it's the best joke they ever told, because although the album cover blurbs are the ostensible target, the band and its pretensions are as well. A stroke of genius.
    tpksummerson January 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    morypcainaon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn early version of "7 Chinese Brothers" which is obviously with different lyrics.
    Jakeberton July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, the glory days of R.E.M., when Bill Berry was still in the band, Michael still had hair and didn't put paint on his face, and between making enigmatic, instant-classic albums, they still had a goofy sense of humor.

    Gotta love this one. Michael's improvised diction on this is too funny. For one thing, I love how he manages to get in the word "applied" and make it fit.
    Bluewaveson May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahaha, Michael Stipe cracks me up! I love this song.
    rembuckon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are the credits to an LP named "The Joy of Knowing Jesus" by a band named the Revelaires. The whole thing was a big joke, poking fun at the people who say all rock music is satanic in nature, which was quite common at the time. The cover to this LP shows it was definitely made in the 1970's. They were predominantly African-American. The title track is pretty typical for 1970s gospel.
    Elmo J. Fagg really sounds more like the name of a porn star than a gospel singer.
    quampon July 11, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain