Country Gentlemen

The stormy clouds were rolling the rain was pouring down
swollen creeks were rising in the hollows all around
all living things took shelter in the comforts of their home
but there rode a lonely rider through the stormy night alone

There came a blast of thunder it made an awful sound
A big oak tree exploded went crashing to the ground
but the rider never faltered he rode the whole night through
yes daddy was a man of god with godly work to do

Circuit rider take the gospel to the people in the hills
Let the church be where you find it if it be the master's will

The widow sister Johnson they say has passed away
they need you for the funeral when they bury her today
that Miller boy's been sparking that girl from down in Fife
He's waiting for you preacher to make that girl his wife

When daddy rode the circuit he was gone for 20 days
or maybe even longer if they needed him to stay
he never was a selfish man with any of his time
he always said the needs of god mean more to me than mine