Itís October, 1945. The war is over and Americaís years of prosperity are just beginning. But thereís another kind of rite of passage at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where the Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. Having been called to preach in Texas, heís already bought a 10-gallon hat and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant. Tomorrow morning, Juneís brother Dennis will take over as the congregationís pastor. Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin and June off in style, with hilarious and touching stories and 25 fabulous Bluegrass Gospel favorites. (excerpted from the Cincinnati Playhouse website)
SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN HOMECOMING was conceived by Alan Bailey, written by Connie Ray, with musical arrangements by Mike Craver
SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN HOMECOMING is published by Samuel French.
Songs from SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN HOMECOMING:
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms; Gloryland Boogie; Everything You'll Need; I'll Never Die; Royal Telephone; A Little At A Time; Children Talk To Angels; Standing on the Promises; RIVER MEDLEY: (Shall We Gather at the River?; I'm Going to Canaan; You Can Swim; Far Side Banks of Jordan); I Am Ready To Go; Come Around; I'll Live Again; Round-up in the Sky; I Love To Tell the Story; Jesus Savior Pilot Me; PROPHET MEDLEY: Daniel in the Lion's Den; Ezekiel Saw The Wheel; Jacob's Ladder; Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho ); Just Over in the Gloryland; Unclouded Day; Do Lord.