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These Thousand Hills

from Spiritual Songs by The Wayside

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about

We've been using this song in worship services since shortly after its original release in 1990 by our friends in an Atlanta band called Jacob's Trouble. Some other friends of ours from Atlanta, Third Day, did a nice version a few years back, but with a very different feel. This track really captures the blend of Celtic and Americana influences that rattle around our souls. Our buddy Pat asked us to finally record it, and here it is. This one's for you, Pat.

lyrics

These thousand hills roll ever on
Footprints of a Mighty God
They bring me to my knees in praise
Amazing love, amazing grace

'Twas on a hill my savior died
A broken heart and bleeding side
Hill on the skull, Mount Calvary,
The blood he shed, he shed for me,

When Heaven's hills at last I roam
Forever settled in my home
I'll join the saints around your throne
Your kingdom, Lord, goes ever on,

These thousand hills rolls ever on
Ripples of a coming storm
The Morning Star precedes the dawn,
These thousand hills roll ever on.

credits

from Spiritual Songs, track released January 1, 2010
Copyright 1990 Broken Songs (Killen Music Group) by Jerry Davison, Mark Blackburn and Steve Atwell

Michelle Thompson; vocals
John Thompson; vocals, gut-string guitar, harmonica
Ken Lewis; percussion
Jake Bradley; upright bass
Kenny Hutson; mandolin
Matt Slocum; cello

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The Wayside Nashville

The Wayside is John and Michelle Thompson and the various friends and collaborators who have come alongside them over the past 28 years of rootsy music making. Originally from the Chicago area, they now call East Nashville home and they love it.

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