I hold a clear title

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Brandyboo19
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I hold a clear title

Post by Brandyboo19 » Tue May 23, 2006 6:42 pm

Looking for the words to "I hold a clear title". I know the Happy Goodmans did this song, but I can't seem to find the lyrics online.
Rev Warren
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I hold a clear title

Post by Rev Warren » Sat May 27, 2006 7:34 pm

I remember the chorus but not the verses. Bill & GLoria Enterprises has seen to it that you can't find them on-line anywhere. Even the sites which are labled 'lyrics', are just sites to purchase more of their CDs.

I'm not against making money, but where is it going to stop? First you are threatened if you use a song in church unless you pay a per capita fee based on your congregation and now lyrics are stripped from the internet. Are they so fearful someone might sing a song they have purchased "rights" to and not get their nickel? I tell you, we're fortunate the Bible wasn't written in our time, you'd be daresome to quote a verse with out the Gaithers & others wanting royalties.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not for someone selling the lyrics to others without permission but you would think they'd want others to sing "their" songs. Isn't that how Southern Gospel music (& all music for that matter) got started; w/other's singing what they heard? Anyhow, I'm off my soapbox. Here you go....

I hold a clear title to a mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare
Fire cannot touch it
Floods cannot harm it
It never will need a repair
The termites can't mar its foundation
For upon the Rock of Ages it stands
And I feel that its almost completed
And ready for me to move in.
Rev Warren
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I hold a clear title

Post by Rev Warren » Sat May 27, 2006 7:58 pm

My wife just found the lyrics in some old files of ours.

I've heard people talek about heaven
and descibe its beauty so rare
So one day I purchased a title
to a mansion in that land so fair
It was given to me without money
but it cost my dear Savior His life
He died on the cross just to save me
For me he paid a great price

Now, I hold a clear title to mansion
that Jesus has gone to prepare
Fire cannot touch it
Floods cannot harm it
And it never will need a repair
The termites can't mar its foundation
for upon the Rock of Ages it stands
I feel that it's almost completed
and ready for me to move in

My deed was both signed and recorded
the day Jesus saved me from sin
My name was engraved in gold letters
in the Lamb's Book of Life safe within
I'm an heir to a mansion in glory
when from this vain world here I roam
I'm waiting for Jesus to call me
I'll lay down my cross and go home

Repeat Chorus

Tag
Thank God it's almost completed
and ready for me to move in.
Guest

I hold a clear title

Post by Guest » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:13 pm

Thanks to you all for the lyrics. I have found them and put it together as my husband use to sing me this song and it was my favorite. He has passed away in January and it will be engraved on his tomb. Thanks again and God Bless you all.
Guest

I hold a clear title

Post by Guest » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:40 pm

There's a third verse to the song:

So often I think of that city beyond the dark river of death.
Someday to that land I'll be going when from here I've drawn my last breath.
They tell me that in that fair city, no sad disappointments will come.
No sorrow, no sickness, do dying will be known in that city above.


Hope it helps!
Guest

I hold a clear title

Post by Guest » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:25 pm

I sang full time for a big name southern "gospel" group until all I heard was about the gospel of money. Money all the time. I hate to burst everyone's bubble but if there are 5% of them in it for the ministry I will be shocked. Thanks for these lyrics.
HOME RON
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I hold a clear title

Post by HOME RON » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:12 pm

I understand Rev Warren's statement concerning the limitation of Gospel lyrics. It is a problem. However, I think Bill Gaither should be credited with reviving singing ministries of many of my favorite artists. Not only that, but the volume of inspirational and precious songs now available on VHS, DVD, CD'S, and cassette tapes would be paltry, had not God blessed his ministry the way He has.
For what it's worth.
Guest

I hold a clear title

Post by Guest » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:58 pm

There is another verse to this song that people neglect to add for some reason or another.
Guest

I hold a clear title

Post by Guest » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:53 pm

I am looking for the cords to this song..... does anyone have them???
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I hold a clear title

Post by Guest » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:54 pm

[email]weyburn@golden.net.[/email] I'm looking for the music to this song. Does anyone know where to find it? Thanks for helping
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