Go Rest High on That Mountain



Vince Gill

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.

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.

Writer/s: Gill, Vincent Grant
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Our beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend, Tim, passed away Jan. 15, 2014 unexpectedly. Our hearts have been ripped apart, and it seems impossible to go on. We played "Go rest high on that mountain" at his funeral service, and there wasn't a dry eye in the place. What a wonderful, wonderful song! It really seemed like it was written for him, as so many other people feel! We know that our wonderful God took him to relieve him of all of his pain and heartache. Rest in peace my beautiful son.
- Pat , Ocean View, DE
I heard this song for the first time today on Imus. 4 hours latter my eyes are still filled with tears. As most everyone here has commented, it touched me in relation to my son's death this year at the age of 25. As the song says; "a troubled life". We sometimes are moved to do things thinking that no one will notice. And then, we see the number of people that we touch. Thank you Mr. Gill for putting to music what so many of us feel in our hearts.
- Phil, Cumberland, RI
August 2012: We played this song at the graveside service of our son and brother, Jim. Jim died at 52 years of age - a troubled life. Because of our faith in God and His Word, we know we will see Jim again, which is a huge comfort to us all.
Dvorak family - Columbia Falls MT
- Dawn, Calgary, AB
The album that this song is on was released in June of 1994 - the exact same time that my younger brother died at the age of 21 due to depression. The words exactly fit my brother. When I found out that Vince Gill had finished it for HIS brother, I almost lost it. To this day the song still makes me cry, as I remember the loss of my beloved little brother. RIP, PJ.
- Karen, Manchester, NH
This song was sung at our son's funeral - he was 41. The words in this song represented Wade's life. I listen to it often - His dad and I miss him so very much.
- DEBORAH, omaha, TX
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