...Or Would You Rather Get a Job?

9. Give Me Just A Little More Time

Lyrics and Music: Albert Brumley, 1958 Stamps-Baxter Music
(Note: The composer of this song is incorrectly listed on the liner notes of the CD as E.C. Ball. E.C. and his wife Orna made the definitive recording of the song in 1972, and is commonly misattributed with the writing credit. Thanks to Brad Pryor for catching and informing me of this error.)


Lead Vocal and Guitar: Mike Agranoff
Backup Vocals: Akire Bubar, Karyn Grunwald, Pete Sutherland
Harmonica: Ralph Litwin
Bass: Greg Vongas

1
I'm busy every day as I travel on my way to the city far beyond the sky.
And there is not a doubt time is running out and the harvest is a-drawing nigh.
Gonna need a little time to gather in the grain before I leave the world behind.
I'm ready when you call me Lord, but give me just a little more time.

chorus
Give me just a little more time. Give me just a little more time.
So many precious souls are lost in sin, so many may be left behind.
I've got a lot of things I need to do before I leave this earthly clime. [this world behind]*
I'm ready when you call me Lord, but give me just a little more time.

2
Gonna need a little time to labor for the Lord before the final judgement day.
Need a little time to preach His holy word to the sinner man along the way.
Every moment that I have to tarry here below I'll try to make my lamp to shine.
I'm ready when you call me Lord, but give me just a little more time.

repeat chorus twice

* I got the "earthly clime" line from the singing of Finest Kind. Most other places I've heard it sung use the "world behind" version. I don't know which is as originally written.