"Go Rest High On That Mountain" as written by and Vincent Grant Gill....
I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.

Go rest high on that mountain
Son,your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.

Oh,how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve.
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing.

Go rest high on that mountain
Son,your work on earth is done.
Go to heaven a-shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.


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"Go Rest High on That Mountain" as written by Vincent Grant Gill

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    General CommentThe song began as a tribute to Vince's friend, Keith Whitley who died of alcoholism but he could not finish it. When his brother, Bob, committed suicide a few years later, he finished it. It is a tribute to both Keith and Bob.

    The lines "You weren't afraid to face the devil, You were no stranger to the rain" reference Keith's song, "I'm No Stranger to the Rain."
    AvalonRoseon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI honestly believe this is a really great song. I wouldn't listen to it a lot b/c its depth and meaning then would be lost. The lyrics somehow just carry me away. It is used a lot at funerals, which probably stems from its words, but I think it is mostly about Christ.
    nerdy_scarletton March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song was written about his brother, who was had drug problems and ended up dying very young. It is an beautiful song about faith, hope and the great forever.
    Mr.ChainsawManon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics above are actually wrong...in line four he sings you are no stranger to the RAIN...and the line that says "when they hear your sweet voice say" it actually gos "when they hear your sweet voice sing"
    And this song was written by Vince Gill as a tribute to Keith Whitley...
    megamooseon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE SO MUCH , AND THEN BOOM THEY ARE GONE IN A BLINK OF AN EYE, THE PAIN IS REAL, THE HURT IS STRONG, NOT FOR ONLY THE PARENTS( ALOT WORSE FOR THEM) BUT FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY. IT'S ABOUT GOD SAYING TIME FOR YOU TO COME HOME, HIS WORK WAS DONE, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT AND WE DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. THE UNDERSTANDING WILL NEVER HAVE A MEANING. UNTIL WE ARE UP THERE WITH THEM. R.I..P. J
    xCoLDCoNFeSSioNon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was meant for his brother, but ended up being a double tribute.
    beau99on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey do say PAIN not RAIN but you're right Mega, about them saying SING not SAY. This song was written for his brother who died young because of a drug problem.
    TRussMuon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe played it at the conclusion of my mother's funeral services. Its lyrics express so perfectly the overwhelming emotions felt at the loss of a loved one. "Oh how we cried the day you left us" helped us feel less alone and lost during this very personal yet universal experience. Mom worked hard and faced much adversity; the song helped express hope that she is now with the angels and feels less weary, now happy and at peace. Love lives on.
    pixie duston June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfuneral song. one of the most moving songs of all time.
    Daemonicuson August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means so much to me.. My aunt died 2 years ago october the 8th and reminds me so much of her..This reminds me so much of my life because it hurt my family so much the day she died ("oh how we cried the day you left us") and ("gathered around your grave to grieve") this is so true! I got saved on her grave .. i miss her alot.. R.I.P ~Linda~
    mega1219192on September 22, 2007   Link

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