Mullins, Rich - Here In America Lyrics




Saints and children we have gathered here to hear the sacred story
And I'm glad to bring it to you with my best rhyming and rhythm
'Cause I know the thirsty listen and down to the waters come
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

And if I were a painter I do not know which I'd paint
The calling of the ancient stars or assembling of the saints
And there's so much beauty around us for just two eyes to see
But everywhere I go I'm looking

And once I went to Appalachia for my father he was born there
And I saw the mountains waking with the innocence of children
And my soul is still there with them wrapped in the songs they brought
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

And I've seen by the highways on a million exit ramps
Those two-legged memorials to the laws of happenstance
Waiting for four-wheeled messiahs to take them home again
But I am home anywhere if You are where I am

And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America





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Mullins, Rich Here In America Comments
  1. formationIT

    I love this song. Rich was so good.

  2. Rob Ricci

    Paul McCartney would have loved Rich. Miss his music.

  3. Dennis Tarpein

    Miss Rich and love this song

  4. Jeggson Vohees

    I hope the US can go back to this standard. There's no better way.

  5. William Rand

    Beautiful☺

  6. Eric Burow

    It's not only his ministry, but his life that many popular evangelists need to learn from. For Rich Mullins, it was all about Jesus.

  7. Dennis Tarpein

    I miss Rich love this song

  8. David P. Williams

    Hearing Rich sing makes me ache for heaven.

  9. Jonathan Gil Santillan

    God bless our brother Rich Mullins!

  10. John Boldt

    Theres no song that can give me the sense of home as much as this one. Just a beauty.

  11. WAluigi

    Saints and children we have gathered here to hear the sacred story
    And I'm glad to bring it to you with my best rhyming and rhythm
    'Cause I know the thirsty listen and down to the waters come
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

    And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
    I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
    I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

    And if I were a painter I do not know which I'd paint
    The calling of the ancient stars or assembling of the saints
    And there's so much beauty around us for just two eyes to see
    But everywhere I go I'm looking

    And once I went to Appalachia for my father he was born there
    And I saw the mountains waking with the innocence of children
    And my soul is still there with them wrapped in the songs they brought
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

    And I've seen by the highways on a million exit ramps
    Those two-legged memorials to the laws of happenstance
    Waiting for four-wheeled messiahs to take them home again
    But I am home anywhere if You are where I am

    And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
    I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
    I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

  12. Sharon Lys

    Hi all of you you shall listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

  13. N M

    🙏💜👶💜🙏

  14. Sandra Wooldridge

    Love this song! I have lots of Irish in me, of course, love Rich Mullins! Thank you God!

  15. Sharon Lys

    Hi all of you you shall listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

  16. Ken Warner

    It's funny, I really didn't like this song when it first came out, and I got really really tired of hearing it on the radio.

    Now I love it.

  17. Heidi Hooper

    Is that Beaker with him in this video?

  18. Kismet Destiny

    We need a voice like Rich Mullins in the here and now more than ever. I get the sense he would be appauld where she is today. I miss your raw open honesty, the way you immersed your lyrics in sweet poetry. Such a talent, can't help but wonder what sound you'd be producing today. Jesus is undoubtedly proud.

  19. David P. Williams

    Rich Mullins makes me homesick for heaven!

  20. Linda Brown

    He is so talented and so humble not care. Yes, his confidence is in Jesus.

  21. Kurt Morris

    I love this song ! ❤

  22. Bluelew777

    I too am a raggamuffin

  23. Kay Mcguire

    I believe i am a ragamuffin

  24. Chris Moellering

    One of my favorite songs by Rich. I enjoy that most of the video, somewhat ironically, was shot in Ireland, another beautiful spot with some thin places.

  25. hastycontemplation

    Sometimes it is hard to listen to Rich's music...

  26. Marilee Alm

    Saints and children we have gathered here to hear the sacred story
    And I'm glad to bring it to you with my best rhyming and rhythm
    'Cause I know the thirsty listen and down to the waters come
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America
    And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
    I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
    I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America
    And if I were a painter I do not know which I'd paint
    The calling of the ancient stars or assembling of the saints
    And there's so much beauty around us for just two eyes to see
    But everywhere I go I'm looking
    And once I went to Appalachia for my father he was born there
    And I saw the mountains waking with the innocence of children
    And my soul is still there with them wrapped in the songs they brought
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America
    And I've seen by the highways on a million exit ramps
    Those two-legged memorials to the laws of happenstance
    Waiting for four-wheeled messiahs to take them home again
    But I am home anywhere if You are where I am
    And if you listen to my songs I hope you hear the water falling
    I hope you feel the oceans crashing on the coast of north New England
    I wish I could be there just to see them, two summers past I was
    And the Holy King of Israel loves me here in America

  27. Donna Dietrich

    Rich's music puts a new song in my heart! I've been listening to his music & it's Re-birthed my love of music!

  28. John Kelly

    Bow down before the King of Glory. Thanks, Rich for reminding me. Miss ya. Shalom, everyone. Shalom.

  29. RICCARDI For Governor

    The Best of Christian Music. Rich Mullins is the Greatest!

  30. Ben Middleton

    AHH...LOVE YOU RICH!!! RIP BROTHER

  31. Deirdre Pasko

    A girl friend of mine turned me unto Rich. She even treated me to a concert of his. I was glued ever since. I just Love folk music, especially the Dulcimer, with which he played, and so well. That was shortly after 'Never Picture Perfect' came out. I followed Rich to the end of his days. It was so heart-breaking that he died right after Princess Diana died. What a bad month! --But Rich's music ~changed my life, and for the good. Pointed me in the right direction, which I so desperately needed at that time. I thank God for creating Rich Mullins. Where would we all be, if he had never been born?

    Andy Jank

    Amen! I have been transformed by Christ through this man. I only hope God uses all of us... so that we can be lights.

    Amadeo Galdino

    so have I. just crazy how God has used his struggles and so he could bless so many of us

  32. Stephanie Campbell Fagerhaug

    The first time I had ever heard the voice of Rich Mullins, was on the radio; the DJ kept stating, "the late" Rich Mullins"! I love his songs so much, I went out & bought his tapes! To introduce him to my husband, I bought his CD's after we got married! We live them!

    TruthCariad Baxter

    I thank my Lord Jesus, because having just found the music by third day, I found Richards music. praise God for song writers, who can put into words what I (and many others) only whished I could .so thank you song writers.

  33. Umbrian2003

    Never understood the "once I went to Appalachia, from a Father he was born there" until seeing the Ragamuffin movie. He's talking about Brennan Manning, and then the kids at the Navajo reservation. 
    Greatly increased my appreciation of the song.

    Michael Jay

    No -- he's talking about his biological father. John Mullins. The Navajo live in the West -- Appalachia is in the East.

    Umbrian2003

    @Michael Jay they're two different things, in a couple separate lines.
    "Father God" was Brennan Manning's thing. Rich taught music theory to Navajo kids.
    Two different things together in a verse.
    Ohio isn't Appalachia.

    oldtreasures

    Umbrian2003 The lyrics are "I went over to Appalachia, for my father he was born there." He is referring to the town called Appalachia in Virginia. His father was born there. Hence why he mentions the mountains in that verse. He was 21 when he wrote that song. WAY before he had ever heard of Brennan Manning and went to the reservation.

  34. Mark Coffman

    Oh, if only more Americans loved the Holy King of Israel!   Miss ya Rich.

    Sharon Lys

    Hi all of you you shall listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

    Sharon Lys

    Hi all of you you shall listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

    ehrldawg

    Amen !!

    Sharon Lys

    @ehrldawg hi I recommend you to listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

  35. Ham Sandwich

    I just miss the guy.

    ChezthePanda

    We all do.

    Sharon Lys

    Hi all of you you shall listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

    John Boldt

    Honestly, I grew up hearing his songs in the car all the time, and they have become anthems of my life. I deeply wish I could have gone to one of his performances just to shake his hand and say how much his songs have helped me to go through life. Hope I get to see him when the day finally comes.

    willard ferguson

    i love you because i know you know!

    willard ferguson

    me too!

  36. David Cantu

    Peace an safety. Amen
    Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright:
    for the end of that man is peace.

  37. Patient Grasshopper

    "Those two-legged memorials to the laws of happenstance
    Waiting for four-wheeled messiahs to take them home again"
    Considering how he died, that line almost seems prophetic. 

    Kevin Fuller

    Ok, he went out with more courage than Elijah.

    LittleGreen Productions

    But I thought it was a semi

    Ken Warner

    @LittleGreen Productions Google "tractor trailer".

    Sharon Lys

    Hi all of you you shall listen to William Braham sermons they are helpful for us to be close to God and strengthen our faith and life don't miss it u will find it in every languages

    danullb

    I like people but I especially like people like you: I thank you for being intuitive. And now you may now thank Him (Hashem? no; יהוה)

    Yours is my favorite YT comment i’ve read today. Blessings to you!

  38. burlingtonbill1

    Wonderful song from a man full of wonder.

  39. Alex Gaidai

    Помню передачу на радио "Континент" 100,9 FM в память о его внезапной смерти в автокатастрофе... Я плакал как ребёнок...

    Eric Hatch

    Alex, losing Brother Rich was very sad. Even so, I praise “The Holy King of Israel” for letting me hear Holy Spirit then and now.

    Eric Hatch

    Алекс, потерять брата Рича было очень грустно. Однако я восхваляю «Святого Царя Израиля» за то, что он позволил мне слышать Святого Духа в музыке Брата Рича, как тогда, так и сейчас.

  40. Tanner A

    I love Rich. I love the message that he spoke of with courage and without apology. I do not like that "Vevo" is marketing his music and more importantly his message. Woe to you, Vevo. Repent and return, that you may receive times of refreshing from the Lord. Selah.

    danullb

    Tanner A huh? what are they doing?

  41. Murl Center

    Yeah, I'd like to go to Ireland too. I know your not supposed to boast about tomorrow and iv e recently leared a lesson in that but I think it is at least feasible for me. I guess I don't need to put my plans ahead of God's or God himself who died for me. Rich is such a great reminder of Christ's love. I have nearly all of his songs from his albums on a playlist on my channel if your interested. In Love Jeff

  42. Ruth Campbell

    What's funnier is that it reminds me of Romania. But I just got back, so everything reminds me of Romania :-)

  43. Murl Center

    ironic and funny that this song Is here in America but it was shot in Ireland. I got a chuckle out of that

  44. scotkestrel

    It's a song about heritage, and Rich's was Irish. (French-Irish to be specific. ;) )

    Andy Jank

    AWESOME! Got quite a bit of Irish in me myself.

  45. oldtreasures

    Most of it was filmed in Ireland.

  46. Susan M. Lodwick

    Funny that there is a scene in here that is obviously not filmed in America. Can you spot it? Most likely that scene was filmed in Ireland.

  47. oldtreasures

    Me too... :'(

  48. Sarah Hayes

    My first video for 2013

  49. amt253

    Rihanna in the sidebar = the definition of sacrilege.

  50. The Pilgrim's Podcast

    You ought to check out Andrew Peterson (specifically his songs The Reckoning, Many Roads, etc.)...lots of people consider him to be the heir to Rich Mullins, in a way. Andrew has a hammered dulcimer piece on every one of his albums as a tribute, so there's some truth to it. He wrote a song called Three Days Before Autumn about Rich's death that's really beautiful..

  51. Steve Husmann

    Love this song and video... but why was it filmed in Europe??

  52. linda neggaz

    i love his songs <3 it makes me have joy :')

  53. Alexander Strohschein

    God takes the good ones too soon. I have no doubt Keith Green, Mark Heard and Rich Mullins are singing with the angels.

    Kay Mcguire

    Alexander Strohschein let's sing with Rich !

  54. Damien Pruett

    i never met him but i miss his music and him too... he is my 2nd cousin once removed... i really miss him dearly... now i dislike 16 wheelers...

  55. mrm64

    mmmm...Id highly recommend "I can only imagine" by Mercy Me and so much more. The 00's was probablly CCM's best decade...90's forever though.

  56. Mortal Gamer

    I miss rich so much. and I miss his music.

  57. AccountWasHacked

    @dadnjosh713
    Those artist are good; Tenth Avenue North def. is. Aaron Shust (sp) is good, and def. Mark Schultz, but none can compare to Rich Mullins; though we are not to compare ourselves among ourselves.

  58. Today in Jen's Sewing Room

    So much beauty around us - just two eyes to see - and everywhere I go, I'm looking -

  59. thenudo

    A BEAUTIFUL song and VERY well written & directed video!! :)

  60. joyke66

    exelent...

  61. Michael Ferry

    I never knew you or heard of you before Rich until this video. I see from the comments that you've passed. May God Bless and Hold You....She/He doesn't let too many Irish musicians get away...I know that much. But what I set out to write was a simple thank you as an American of Irish descent who loves Jesus in America....see you when we get home Rich. Peace.

  62. Sandra Dee

    I love Rich! Love everything he wrote and sung... he is very deeply missed. I know I will see him again!

  63. mowingbaby

    It is nice to take a moment to appreciate such talent. I smile to think our connection is in the God we both love and serve. See you someday, Rich.

  64. Today in Jen's Sewing Room

    So much beauty around us, and just 2 eyes to see -- and everywhere I go, I'm looking . . .

  65. drfenderfunk

    Oh man, I miss the 90's, back when both Christian and secular music were much better!

  66. Angela Young

    Love this song.........thanks for worshiping God with music.

  67. jackflack82

    Amazing song by an amazing artist. We miss you Rich.

  68. LouisTheBassman

    Wow.....