15 April 2016

M is for Mosie Lister


Mosie Lister was born in Cochran, Georgia, on 8 September 1921. He was one of the original members of The Statesmen Quartet. He was their original lead singer in 1948. There is apparently no relation, other than their association with The Statesmen Quartet, between Mosie and Hovie Lister.

Like Hovie, Mosie was a Baptist minister and also a singer. In addition to being a singer, Mosie was also a songwriter with over 700 songs and arrangements to his credit. His songs have been recorded by many of the great Southern Gospel music groups as well as by individuals such as Elvis Presley and Loretta Lynn.

A few of the songs written by Mosie Lister are:

Thomas Mosie Lister, a US Navy WWII veteran, died at age 93 on 12 February 2015, and is buried in Franklin, Tennessee.

This is an especially moving version of Then I Met the Master with an aging Jake Hess singing. Jake knows he's going Home soon at this point, and it is a very emotional recording.

Then I Met the Master


Find a Grave
Wikipedia - The Statesmen Quartet
Wikipedia - Thomas Mosie Lister


  1. enjoy your weekend, praying for you and David

    1. Thanks, Denise, for the prayers and for stopping by and commenting. You're in our prayers, too.

      I hope that you have a great weekend, too!


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