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Now this is a head scratcher. I always notice the Biblical content of songs, don't you? This Bluegrass album, by Daily and Vincent was playing at the house yesterday and this one was on it. Now I've heard many times of the false doctrine of getting to Heaven by your "deeds measuring up". But why in the world would anyone want a "place on Calvary"? Jesus took your place on Calvary! It appears that whoever wrote this song has no idea what salvation is about.

"A Place On Calvary"
 

Lower my body
And lift my soul
And tell me to come on home
 have Let me leave this world of sin
'Cause heaven is were I want to roam
tI'll bow my head
Raise my hands
oGet down on my knees
I just beg and pray that I someday
Will have a place on Calvary


Now we've all been blessed by the grace of god
And his spirit within us lives
But still we ask for other things
And still our god forgives
But lord, there's just a one more thing
A personal favor for me
I just want to suggest
To make a request
For a place on Calvary

Lower my body
And lift my soul
And tell me to come on home
Let me leave this world of sin
'Cause heaven is were I want to roam

I'll bow my head
Raise my hands
Get down on my knees
I just beg and pray that I someday
Will have a place on Calvary

Now the good book tells us how it was
More than many years ago
And I've read every word
In black and red
But still I have to know
If all my deeds on earth won't measure up
Will my soul still be set free?

Ah, if I deserve though I don't deserve

Lower my body
And lift my soul
And tell me to come on home
Let me leave this world of sin
'Cause heaven is were I want to roam

I'll bow my head
Raise my hands
Get down on my knees
I just beg and pray that I someday
Will have a place on Calvary

I just beg and pray that I someday
Will have a place on Calvary
Calvary
Calvary
Calvary
Calvary
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I don't think it's teaching works salvation in that particular line (in other places it is), they just don't know if it is by works or not. It reminds me of the song "I Can Go In", it sounds like someone running back and forth and back and forth like, "Can I go In? Can I go In?". Then they get the answer they like and they're like "OHHHHH! I can go in!!!". Guess what, man, if you waited until then to figure it out, you can't go in. However, I agree with you that this song is a little off. It seems like they are equating Calvary with Heaven, in which case, they are trying to pray their way through; which, the last time I checked, is in and of itself a work.🤔🤔🤔

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I've always liked bluegrass music and have been to a number of big name festivals, so when I got saved it was just natural that I would turn to Bluegrass Gospel. Unfortunately, "gospel" music in just about every genre often preaches "another gospel".

The first time I ever heard this song it was recorded by the Statler Brothers back in the '90s. It was written by Don Reid's son, Langdon. 

We (Christians) are an often untapped market in the music world. We have money that these groups want to exploit so these secular "artists" compose lyrics about that which they have little to no knowledge. Even the Statler Brothers. Sad.

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