Rachel's Autoharp

Story Behind The Song

This song was written for some good friends who lost a dear one.

Song Length 4:54 Genre Country - Americana, Country - Traditional
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant Subject Sadness
Similar Artists Brad Paisley, Clint Black Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

The wind has blown the last three days,
Snowin' hard, it's here to stay
Got a fever and it won't go away, asthma's got me down.
Wish you were here wish you could sing
There's a joy only you can bring
And I would give anything to have you back in town.

You've been gone for O so long
Been a while since I've heard your song
But I rejoice that you are free.
I need to hear your voice again
One day in the Promised Land
And there's one favor I will plea
Rachel play your autoharp for me.

Closed my eyes in a feverish dream
Her blond hair flowed in eternal breeze
She walked along the crystal sea on streets of gold (and she said)
Tell my father and my mom, Tell them all that I live on
Tell them that I baskin' here in the light of God

Never been more alive
And I'll be here when they arrive
And oh please tell them that I'm free.
Each day is brighter than the sun
As I walk with the Holy One
But there's one favor that I plea.
Please play my autoharp for me.
Looked across a field of stone
Saw a King upon a throne
Saw Rachel walking toward Him with gleaming eyes
Then He raised a wounded hand, blessed scars of the Promised Land
I couldn't hear just what he said but he beckoned her.
She placed the harp upon her knew
Began to strum so gracefully
Then His request was clear to me
My eyes were filled with tears of joy
And I felt my sad heart soar
What I heard her voice so soft and sweet
"I will play my autoharp for Thee."

The wind has blown the last three days,
Snowin' hard, it's here to stay
Got a fever and it won't go away, asthma's got me down.
Wish you were here wish you could sing
There's a joy only you can bring
And I would give anything to have you back in town.

You've been gone for O so long
Been a while since I've heard your song
But I rejoice that you are free.
I need to hear your voice again
One day in the Promised Land
And there's one favor I will plea
Rachel play your autoharp for me.

Lyrics Jim Bohn Music Jim Bohn
Producer Jim Bohn Performance Jim Bohn, Phil Halstead, Marvin Gohman
This track is on 2 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Wisconsin #7
Country - Americana #4
This track is on 4 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Country Songs 5/26/2016
JeanTaylor9432267 Jim Bohn 5/14/2014
JeanTaylor9432267 My Top Songs 5/14/2014
GigiHecker9845307 My Top Songs 5/12/2014
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