Take Your Shoes Off Moses

Gospel Songs For God Day 2 Take Your Shoes Off Moses

Well, God spoke to Moses at the burning bush
Burning bush, Lord the burning bush
God spoke to Moses at the burning bush
Saying I am the Lord, thy God

   Take your shoes off Moses you’re on holy ground
   Holy ground, you’re on holy ground
   Take your shoes off Moses you’re on Holy ground
   For I am the Lord, thy God

Go yonder Moses and smite that rock
Smite that rock, Lord smite that rock
Go yonder Moses and smite that rock
For I am the Lord, thy God

Stand still Moses see salvation work
Salvation work, see salvation work
Stand still Moses and see salvation work
For I am the Lord, thy God

Originally written by J. D. Jarvis (1967), “Take Your Shoes Off Moses” was made popular by the Stanley Brothers and Ricky Skaggs, but it was the version of Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys with Keith Whitley singing lead, that first caught Courtney’s attention. Her arrangement pays tribute to the song’s bluegrass roots, the sound of which saw a resurgence during the 1960’s. Courtney’s expansive voice, laced with deep Texas twang, gives new life to old themes of finding love and freedom where you can and trying to hold yourself together when it slips away.
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