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Posted:  10 Jun 2005 20:51
An elderly lady in our congregation wants a hymn she remmbers that has the line in it: I just fall on my knees...

She has frozen knee joints and I'm sure that's why she remembers that one line. Our music director and searches in all our old hymnals and collections are no help.

She can't even remember the tune.

Since she is in her '80's and a Southerner and favors the Gaither Family music, that's where I've been searching.

Any help in the search appreciated.
Posted:  10 Jun 2005 23:53   Last Edited By: steveliu
This is a long shot, but there is a southern gospel hymn called "I Bowed On My Knees and Cried Holy". It's been featured on many Gaither broadcasts:

I dreamed of a city called Glory,
So bright and so fair.
When I entered that gate I cried, "Holy"
The angels all met me there:
They carried me from mansion to mansion,
And oh what sites I saw.
But I said, "I want to see Jesus,
He's the One who died for all."

Chorus
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
"Holy, Holy, Holy."
Then I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory,
Glory to the Son of God."
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
"Holy, Holy, Holy."
Then I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory,
Glory to the Son of God."
I thought as I entered that city,
My friends all knew me well.
They showed me the streets of Heaven;
Such scenes too numerous to tell;
I saw Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Mark, Luke and Timothy.
But I said, "I want to see Jesus,
He's the One who died for me."

Chorus
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
"Holy, Holy, Holy."
Then I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory,
Glory to the Son of God."
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
"Holy, Holy, Holy."
Then I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory,
Glory to the Son of God."

There are also two at least contemporary songs with that line. One is by Corrinne May:

Everything In Its Time (By Corrinne May)

Sometimes I wonder what lies ahead
How long till my hunger is fed
They say it’s hard to make it in this part of town
So many people on this merry-go-around

Some folks try astrology
Some turn to crystal balls
To find an answer
To get through it all
I just fall on my knees and I try to pray
In the silence I can hear Him say

The river runs and the river hides
Out to the ocean and under the sky
I promise you, the answer will come
Hold on to patience and watch for the sign
Everything in its time

I often feel like I’m two steps behind
Somebody must have moved that finish line
There are a thousand reasons why I should give up
But I’m stubborn in the things I believe

The river runs and the river hides
Out to the ocean and under the sky
I promise you, the answer will come
Hold on to patience and watch for the sign
Everything in its time

‘cause maybe there’s another plan
One I still can’t see
A little surprise, like your love in my life
Funny how time changes how we see

The river runs and the river hides
Out to the ocean and under the sky
I promise you, the answer will come
Hold on to patience and watch for the sign
Everything in its time
Everything in its time

The other by Jaci Velasquez:

Just A Prayer Away

Tears that fell like rain
Streamed down from my heart
Colors turned to gray
Emptiness led the way
Until I fell apart

You came to save me
To show me that

Chorus:
You're just a prayer away
No matter where I am
I know in my heart
You're never too far
When I'm losing my way
You're just a prayer away
My strength is in my faith
I'm never alone
I'm never afraid
Cuz' you're just a prayer away

When I close my eyes
Lord, I call your name
And the dark subsides
Nothing can take the place
Of the peace I find

You came to save me
To show me that

Repeat Chorus:

Whenever I need to find you
I just fall on my knees
In you I find the strength that I need to live
To believe

Repeat Chorus:

Not sure if any of these are it...if not, let me know, and I'll keep searching!

Thanks,
Steve
Posted:  11 Jun 2005 20:34
Thank you so much. I'll ask her at church tomorow if this is correct and get back to you. Wish I'd started here first!!!!

~E
Posted:  13 Jun 2005 05:34
The lady was deeply moved by your replies to my query. I shall probably here from her this week about the particulars - we just had a brief moment today for me to hand her a print-out.

Our morning worship had a strange happening - there was a bat in the sanctuary holding at the highest point in an arch! We met in the basement and one of the brothers cimbed up that afternoon and removed it only to find out it had two young. Yes, we fell prey to the "bats in the belfrey" cliche, but it WAS funny.

Thank you again for sharing your expertise - the laughter is a small return for your time.  ~E
Posted:  13 Jun 2005 17:05
Hi E,

I've had bats in the belfry, but never literally! So funny!

Hope the hymn turns out to be the right one. God bless!

Steve
Posted:  15 Jun 2005 21:30   Last Edited By: steveliu
(I am posting this for a second time because I didn't see the first post come up.)

I Bowed on My Knees and Cried, "Holy"
- Words and music by Jimmie Davis

You can copy and paste the address below and you will see the words and hear the music, free.  I go there often.

http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/bowed.html
Posted:  24 Jun 2005 18:01
plz someone post save me lyrics by corrinne may
Posted:  21 Nov 2006 23:01
Save Me

(written by: Corrinne May
From the album "Safe From A Crazy World"

I drift, I burn, I fly
When you sing lullabies
I'm helpless, I'm yearning
I'm like the putty in your hands

I laugh, I dream, I cry
When you take me on a roller coaster ride
You see me through and through
You see just who i am
Just take my hand and

Save me from this place
Heaven knows I'm falling
For you, my sweet embrace
Heaven Knows
Heaven knows I've been waiting for you

I had a dream that i
was falling from the sky
At 90 miles an hour
I was bound to crash and die
But out of nowhere you came and rescued me
There must be some grace in the touch of your face
I'm so happy that I've found you
I'm no longer afraid

Oh ' cause you
Save me from this place
Heaven knows i'm falling
For you my sweet embrace
Heaven knows
Heaven knows I've been waiting

Before i met you
Life was slow-mo
So slow-mo
I thought i had it figured out
But you came and turned my whole world upside down

Save me from this place
Heaven knows I'm falling
For you, my sweet embrace
Heaven knows
Heaven knows you've come to

Save me from this place
Heaven knows I'm falling
For you, my sweet embrace
Heaven Knows
Heaven knows I've been waiting for you
Waiting for you
Posted:  29 Jun 2008 13:29
I woke up with the song " I bowed on my knees and cried Holy" in my head, but I could not remember all the words. I needed to find the lyrics because I literally couldn't get the song out of my head. I typed in the title as I knew it and my search engine led me to your website. Thanks for being here
GR in NC
Posted:  29 Jun 2008 13:34
Back in 1977, there was a song on a christian station called "Guilty of Love in the First Degree" It started out with a gavel banging on the bench and the narrator says to bring the prisoner in; Of course that being Jesus. I have searched everywhere for that song and can not find it. Do you think you can? I would like the words and the music to it, or at least know where I could buy it. Well, thanks again.
GR in NC
Posted:  29 Jun 2008 20:06
Surprised "Let Us Break Bread Together" has not come up yet; it would match the background given in the original request.  I've seen the 3rd line as both "When I fall on my knees" and "As I fall on my knees".    It's a simple spiritual often sung without a hymnal, so suppose "I just fall on my knees"  may also have been adopted in some settings.

Let us break bread together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us break bread together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us drink wine together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us praise God together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us praise God together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.
Posted:  30 Aug 2008 04:12
Would this be the song you are looking for? I am not sure whether it is a Christian song.

Last night I was dreaming
I was locked in a prison cell
When I woke up I was screaming
Calling out your name (whoa)

And the judge and the jury
They all put the blame on me (the blame on me)
They wouldn't go for my story
They wouldn't to hear my plea

Only you can set me free
'Cause I'm guilty (Guilty)
Guilty as a girl can be
Come on baby can't you see
I stand accused
Of love in the first degree

(Guilty) Of love in the first degree

Someday I'm believing
You will come to my rescue
Unchain the heart your keepin'
Let me start a new (uuuu)

The hours passed so slowly
Since they've thrown away the key (Away the key)
Can't you see that I'm lonely
Won't you help me be

Only you can set me free
'Cause I'm guilty (Guilty)
Guilty as a girl can be
Come on baby can't you see
I stand accused
Of love in the first degree

(Guilty) Of Love in the first degree

(Guilty)
Of Love

(Guilty)
Of Love in

(Guilty) of Love

(Guilty) of Love in

(Guilty)
Of love in the first degree

And the judge and the jury
They all put the blame on me
They wouldn't go for my story
They wouldn't hear my plea

Only you can set me free
'Cause I'm guilty (Guilty)
Guilty as a girl can be
Come on baby can't you see
I stand accused
Of love in the first degree
Posted:  16 May 2009 00:17
I"m sure the song the elderly lady was refering to was the first song listed.  It is sang on the Gaither show and is very moving.  I fell on my knees and cried Holy, has to be one of the most stirring songs I have ever heard!  No matter how many times I hear it, It still brings tears to my eyes!  Beautiful!!
Posted:  21 Jun 2009 04:18
The song "Guilty Of Love (In The First Degree)" was written and recorded by Bob Willis, a preacher from Folsomville, Indiana in 1967.  The song was then recorded by Carl and Perl Butler on Columbia Records, The Florida Boys,     The Happy Goodman Family, Former Governor Jimmie Davis and many more artists.
You can go to Bobwillismusic.com and obtain a complimentary copy of sheet music on "Guilty Of Love" or go to the sites of the artists listed above.
                                                                                                 Thank you,
                                                                                                Bob Willis, Jr.
                                                                                               
    "Guilty Of Love (In The First Degree)
   Words and Music by Bob Willis
  Published by Personified Music, BMI
Posted:  30 Jun 2009 18:56
I found this on another site hopefully this is the Hymn your elderly paritioner is looking for.

Based on VU 480  "Let Us Break Bread Together"
   He has fallen to the gro_und, on his knees,
   He has fallen to the gro_und, on his knees,
   When I fall down on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
   Oh, Lord, have mercy on me.
Posted:  29 Aug 2009 00:14
The lady at your church may be looking for a song call  "The Last Few Miles (I've Traveled On My Knees)".  This song was written by Bob Willis and recorded by Jimmie Davis and Bob Willis, BMI.

You can buy the song by Jimmie Davis at the Ernest Tubb Record Store in Nashville, TN
You can buy Bob Willis' recording at bobwillismusic.com.
Hope this will help anyone who is looking for the song.
Sincerely,
Bob Willis, Jr.
Posted:  21 Oct 2009 23:59
I would really like a copy of the record ,recorded by ,the Happy Goodman Family .I thank you for your information ,w will go to your site and pick up a copy .
Posted:  30 May 2011 07:00
@ steveliu-

The African American lady who plays piano at my church sang that song today
("I Bowed On My Knees and Cried Holy" and it was so beautiful, I wept.  That song was just made for her voice. 

So glad I found this site to find the name of the song.
Posted:  09 Jul 2011 20:58
I'm pretty sure the song she is looking for is by The Brouwards, it's name is Fall On My Knees.
I just fall on my knees,
God hears my plea's
Posted:  09 Aug 2011 05:08
YES! July 9th guest you're right!  It's driving me crazy too.  I can't find the lyrics; does anyone know the lyrics to this song pleeeeeeeze?!
I just fall on my knees,
God hears my pleas,
He know my needs
When I'm feeling all along, and I feel I can't go on (???)
I just fall...I fall on my knees...

help someone please and thank you!  Lord bless!
Posted:  10 Aug 2011 06:11
Fall on my knees by the Browder's - you can find it on youtube, just type in "Fall on my knees the Browders" and it will come up.  Beautiful song!!
Posted:  11 Aug 2011 01:28
THANK YOU NIKI!!
This is EXACTLY it! Fall on my Knees" by the Browders.  You are a God-send and I can't thank you enough for blessing me with this.  I just went to YouTube, did what you said and up it came...added to my FAVORITES...thanks again Niki & I hope those in this thread who were looking for this will do the same thing!!  Lord bless!
Posted:  11 Aug 2011 01:43
"Fall on my Knees"

Words and music by Matthew Browder

v.1
When life gets me down
This world can be a lonely place to be
I wonder Oh, God, why? Then I try to analyze all the possibilities
There’s no reason or rhyme
It’s out of my hands this time

Chorus
I just fall on my knees
He hears my plea
He knows my need
When my strength is nearly gone
And I feel so all alone
I just fall, I fall on my knees

v.2
When doubts cloud my mind
And I’m haunted by those old memories
I want to run away because I am afraid to face reality
There is a secret place
Where I’m overtaken by grace

Repeat Chorus       Lord bless!
Posted:  11 Aug 2011 06:34
You are welcome and I'm glad it helped.  It's a beautiful song .  This is a great site, you can find so much on here, somewhere, someone knows what you are asking for, most of the time.

God bless all who are serving Him!
Posted:  05 Nov 2011 23:45
Dear GR in NC

Here's the song you are looking for:

GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
I
AS HE STOOD IN THE JUDGEMENT HALL THAT DAY.
I FIND NO FAULT IN HIM PILATE HAD TO SAY.
ANGRY CROWD SET BARABBAS FREE.
BUT THEY FOUND JESUS GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

CHORUS
GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
SO HE HAD TO GO TO CALVARY.
WHERE HE SHED HIS LAST DROP OF BLOOD FOR ME.
OH THE JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

REC. I
ORDER IN THE COURT WOULD YOU BRING THE PRISONER FORTH PLEASE.
AND WHAT SIR IS YOUR NAME. HE REPLIED JESUS OF NAZARETH.
YOUR ACCUSED OF HEALING ON THE SABBATH DAY, AND MANY
OTHER THINGS THE ELDER DID SAY.
THEY SAY YOUR DISCIPLES PLUCKED CORN ON THE SABBATH DAY
AND DID EAT. WHY YOU YOURSELF HAVE SET WITH SINNERS AT MEAT.
SO WHAT HAVE YOU TO SAY.
NOW HE KEPT SILENT THAT DAY, BUT LET'S SEE WHAT THE
WITNESSES HAVE TO SAY.

REC. II
MY NAME IS BARTIMEAUS I WAS BLIND AND COULD NOT SEE THE LIGHT
OF DAY, OH BUT I CAN SEE TODAY BECAUSE OF HIM.
AND THEN ANOTHER CAME, MY NAME WAS LEGION I LIVED AMONG
THE TOMBS UNTIL ONE DAY HE CAME MY WAY.
AND THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER, HE SAID I WAS A LEPER, I WAS
ONE OF THE TEN WHY I'VE COME BACK THIS FINAL TIME
JUST TO GLORIFY HIM.
SO ON AND ON THEY CAME THAT DAY AND
EACH FOR HIM HAD KIND WORDS TO SAY.
BUT THE CROWD BEGAN TO CRY CRUCIFY, CRUCIFY. GIVE US
BARABBAS THIS MAN HE MUST DIE.
SO THEY LED HIM AWAY TO A PLACE CALLED CALVARY, NAILED HIM
TO A CROSS BETWEEN TWO THIEVES. FOR THE JURY HAD SURELY FOUND
HIM GUILTY, GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
Posted:  10 May 2012 22:28
I love this song I CRIED HOLY can I record this song using it lyrics and include it on my album like any other hymn?
Posted:  11 May 2012 00:21
Here is another song called on my knees written by Jaci Valasquez

ON MY KNEES


There Are Days When I Feel
The Best Of Me Is Ready To Begin.
Then There're Days When I Feel
I'm Letting Go And Soaring On The Wind.
'Cause I've Learned In Laughter Or In Pain
How To Survive.

I Get On My Knees, I Get On My Knees;
There I Am Before The Love That Changes Me.
See I Don't Know How, But There's Pow'r
When I'm On My Knees.

I Can Be In A Crowd
Or By Myself, In Almost Anywhere
When I Feel There's A Need
To Talk With God; He Is Emmanuel.
When I Close My Eyes No Darkness There,
There's Only Light.

I Get On My Knees, I Get On My Knees;
There I Am Before The Love That Changes Me.
See I Don't Know How, But There's Pow'r
In The Blue Skies, In The Midnight
When I'm On My Knees.

I Get On My Knees, I Get On My Knees;
There I Am Before The Love That Changes Me.
See I Don't Know How, But There's Pow'r
When I'm On My Oh, When I'm On My,
When I'm On My Knees.
Posted:  29 Oct 2012 23:58
A lady we know heard this song on radio and don't know the title. We have been searching for her.  She said it was a Jimmie Davis song. Can anyone help?
Words: I made preparations to make my decorations
i'm leaving this old sinful world below. I've accepted invitation done
made my reservations, coming back for me one day I know.
Now I want mind leaving, so don't you be a greiving. I'm going to my home beyond the sky. Their i'll meet king of kings, all my love ones there i'll greet, There i'll never ever say goodbye. help
Posted:  14 Dec 2013 19:37
The song above by Jimmie Davis may be titled "The Great Homecoming".  You can purchase many gospel cd's by Jimmie Davis at The Ernest Tubb Record Store in Nashville, TN.  The store has an online site also.  Hope this information helps you with your search.
Sincerely,
Bob Willis, Jr.
Posted:  10 Aug 2014 07:42
The gaither Vocal band sings it all the time
And Jimmie Davis if he wrote this song he is from Riverdale I have gone to his church for  concerts
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