Saturday, March 24, 2012

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes? (Gregg's Version)


"Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" is the title of a song written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes and recorded by American country music singer George Jones. It was recorded for his 1985 album Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes, from which it was released in late 1985 as the first single. The song peaked at number three on the Hot Country Singles chart in mid-1985.

I wonder when men like James Boice, John Stott, John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul and men like them are gone, who will we have?  That left me wondering and asking the question,

Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
(Version 2)
Gregg Metcalf
February 21, 2012

You know the Church is full of preachers
But just a few are gifted
To teach the Scriptures so we could know
Imagine your life without all these great men
Like that John MacArthur who teaches on the radio

No there’ll never be another
Like R. C. Sproul
Stephen Lawson John Stott or George W Truett
James Boice or Martin Lloyd Jones
Lord I wonder who’s gonna fill their shoes

Chorus:

Who’s gonna fill their shoes
Who’s gonna stand up and preach
Who’s gonna explain all the words
Every Sunday morning
Who’s gonna give their heart and soul
To teach me and you
Lord I wonder
Who’s gonna fill their shoes

God bless the men in school
Master’s College and SBC
Not much coming up the ranks behind them
They made the word come alive
I want to hear them all preach again

You know the heart of good preaching
Still beats in Charles Spurgeon
You can tell it when He preached to a crowd
Ole Whitefield Luther and Wesley
Why I can hear em right here with me
In this little church where I grew up

Chorus:

Who’s gonna fill their shoes
Who’s gonna stand up and preach
Who’s gonna explain all the words
Every Sunday morning
Who’s gonna give their heart and soul
To teach me and you
Lord I wonder
Who’s gonna fill their shoes

4 comments:

Rhonda said...

LORD, hear am I send me! Enjoyed your post today...A place where HE is exalted....a place where hearts are encouraged to follow the path of Jesus Christ....another brother in the LORD to fellowship the goodness of the LORD through the avenue of blogging!
http://joybug56-denimlace.blogspot.com/

Leslie Wolf said...

When I read this I thought "Well, there's no way I could be sent; I'm just not gifted enough." I don't know if that's a good thought or a bad thought. On the one hand, I know that not even Isaiah was worthy. On the other hand, we are not all blessed with the same gifts. Then again, we don't all need to be preachers or full-time missionaries to share the Word. I am sure that there are plenty of simple, humble ways that I could share the gospel right here in my local community. Thanks again Gregg.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks Gregg really enjoyed this and wonderful to read.

Yvonne.

anthony stemke said...

Very interesting how you rewrote the lyrics to a popular song that I still hear now and then. Your version fit the melody very well.