This video shows a recording session that happened three weeks before Hovie Lister died. This is his final recording. Hovie was the founder of The Statesmen Quartet back in 1948.
When he turns to the camera (time stamp approximately 1:26) and repeats the phrase, "If we never meet again here, then I'll meet ya on that beautiful shore", it gives me chills. It is like he is looking across time and distance and talking directly to me personally. I think it is awesome that one day I *will* meet Hovie and Denver, Big Chief, Doy, Jake, Rosie, Jackson, and all those great gospel singers in a place where there is no more suffering, no more tears, and more love than I could ever imagine.
Like Hovie says…what a promise!
If We Never Meet Again