A stupendous rendition of ‘Go Rest High On The Mountain’ by Carrie Underwood with her ever melodious and angelic voice has bless the hearts and ears of many who have heard her sing at the event of ‘CMT Giants’.
The song was performed by the singer as a tribute to Vince Gill, veteran country music superstar whose life and music has inspired many- listeners and country singers alike.
The event was organized by Country Music Television celebrating Vince Gills career and stardom spanning nearly 5 decades. The 65 year old country music superstar could be seen in tears listening to his song sung passionately and flawlessly by Carrie.
Vince Gill wrote the song ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ as a eulogic ballad. He began writing the song following the death of country music singer Keith Whitley in 1989 and completed in 1993 following the death of his own older brother Bob. It was released in August 1995 as the sixth single from his album ‘When Love Finds You’.
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.
It is a eulogic ballad with an uplifting message of eternal life with God. The song expresses the writers hope of the eternal life as he grieves over the death of a family member, drawing strength and comfort to continue life in the absence of the ones departed for their heavenly home as their work on earth is done and that one day will see them again in heaven.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 (NKJV)