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  Aint No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down.”
by J. Allen Wilson
Monday, May 22, 2006
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When thy last breath parts this earthen vessel of clay; greater things await for those who passed in faith.

“Aint No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down.”



Shadows spilled across the potters field like black coffee,

As three priests dressed like clowns practiced their mime.

The sinking sun appeared to weep as it kissed the ground

and the white crows from the vicars parish fell dead from flight.

Macabre death whispered sweet its melancholic tune

as the promise of not another day crept cold into the night.

Silver stars formed omens in the now ink black sky,

as one white crow was resurrected, yet forbade to fly.

To and fro from stone to stone, it walked cawing out at the unknown graves.

Soon the grounds began to rumble and the heavens did shake,

as the once joking priest now fell terrified upon their face.

One by one, each tomb, each grave now opened with the calling of a name.

Bodies once held sound in the cold dank darkness of hallowed ground,

now rose skyward like papal smoke, freed at last, no longer in death bound.

Called forth in transformation by the Masters proclamation,

called forth into a new day by their faith through salvation.

Summoned now in rapture were they, by the most high.

Called now home to an eternal glory in the sweet by and by.


J. Allen Wilson © Five 2006


No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

Original Artist unknown, but sang by

Brother Claude Ely In the early 1900s Campgound revivals


Go down yonder Gabriel
put your foot on the land and sea
now blow your trumpet boy until you hear from me

There ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
there ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
when you hear that trumpet sound
gonna get up out of the ground
there ain't no grave gonna hold my body down

Looked over Jordan, what did I see?
A band of angels coming after me

There ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
there ain't no grave gonna hold my body down

when you hear that trumpet sound
gonna get up out of the ground
there ain't no grave gonna hold my body down

Meet me Jesus meet me
Meet me in the middle of the air
if these wings fail me, meet me with another pair

There ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
there ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
when you hear that trumpet sound
gonna get up out of the ground
there ain't no grave gonna hold my body down



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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/23/2006
A most wonderful penned master piece!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/23/2006
an exhuberance pervades the atmosphere of this poem, Allen. made me clap for joy. enjoyed reading the old spiritual, too. thanks! Dawn
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/22/2006
But what of those or us heading in the opposite direction...? LOL, ed
Reviewed by jude forese 5/22/2006
excellent testimonial to your spiritual convictions ...
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/22/2006
'Soon...and very soon', cries the Spirit and the Bride, 'Come, LORD Jesus! Even so. come quickly!' Glorious Lamb of God, we await Thee!
Amen and Amen! Glory! I say, Glory! Thank you, Brother Allen. This is what I call "Spiritual Combustion"! When two, or more, are gathered in His name - KABOOOOM! > take that, satan, you LOSER! Blessing you for the Refreshment, Brother Allen - and praising ABBA for all these Brothers & Sisters! YOU GO, LORD! in His love ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/22/2006
Thank you, Allen, for this uplifting, truly UPlifting poem. Your talent shines. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/22/2006
Hallelujah! I'm with you brother Allen!!! Ain't no grave gonna hold this body down!Thanks for this glorious poemA fine tribute to and confimation of, the mighty God we serve!

Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 5/22/2006
An awesome poem and song, Allen. The proclamation is outstanding . Art
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/22/2006
An astonishing declaration and exposition of the Book of Apocalypse..
Love that reference to the white crow...
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/22/2006
Astounding Southern Gospel sound in this verse. I woud love to hear it one day. It has everything going for it J. Allen. This is a winner in my book!
Reviewed by Betty Torain 5/22/2006
Amen! Amen! Amen! We have that promise and by FAITH I believe it.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful POEM I needed this today.

Love, Betty Torain

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Glimpse OF An Angel

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Whispers Of The Heart

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Before Darkness Falls

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  1. To Smile
  2. How We Survive
  3. Trust
  4. You Change My Whole World
  5. Your Love Remains
  6. Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.
  7. Higher Ground, Bigger Dreams
  8. Memories
  9. No Matter What No Matter Where
  10. Shine On
  11. Dreams. /. sueños
  12. Crossroads
  13. Note to Self, Number One
  14. DRAW US
  15. BE WISE
  17. Platonic Love
  18. My Mother
  19. The Stepping Stones of Life
  20. Faith

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