The Soul Stirrers:
I'm Gonna Move In The Room With The Lord
(recorded 1950)


Collecting Notes:

Picked up this wonderful record in Florida while on holiday. Had never heard of the group before, though I had heard of others in the same vein such as the Golden Gate Quartet and the Swan Silvertones. If this doesn't stir your soul, check your pulse; you may be dead.

Well, I'm gon' move, in the room with th'Lord.
Don'cha know I'm gon' move, in the room with th'Lord.
Well, I'm gon' stand right still, sturdy myself --
You know, my soul's been filled by God Himself!
I'm gon' move, in the room with th'Lord.

Don'cha know I'm gon' move, in the room with my Lord,
He-ey, child, I'm gon' move, in the room with th'Lord.
Well, now, when I get to Heaven, gon' sit right down
Ask King Jesus for m'starry crown!
That's when I move, in the room with th'Lord.

Oh, sure gon' move, in the room with the Lord!
Oh-oh-oh, sure gon' move, child, with my Lord.
Well, now, one of these mornings, it won't be long --
Look for me and I'll be gone!
I'll be moved with my Lord.

Father, remove this bitter cup!
And search Thy holy will, oh Lord.
If not content, I'll surely drink it up,
Then I'll move, move with my Lord!

He-ey, sure gon' move, move, move, oh-oh-oh-oh, Lo-o-o-ord!
Sure gonna move, child, with my Lord!
Well, you know I went in the pasture one day to pray --
Soul got a habit, I stayed all day!
I moved with my Lord.

Come on, move, move, move,
Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh Lo-ord,
Sure gonna mo-ove, with my Lord.
Well, you know, a-when I get to Heaven gonna sing and shout,
And there'll a-be no one to turn me out --
I'll move, move with my Lord!


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