We at Apostolic Living are saddened to hear of the passing of Lance Appleton, a singer/songwriter who gave us lasting classics of the Apostolic faith such as “This Train”, and “One God Apostolic”. Our prayers go up for his family, as we give appreciation to God for the influence of this man.
Lance Appleton passed away on February 18, 2015 after a battle with cancer.
One God Apostolic
You won’t catch me preaching on the street.
I’m too shy to talk to people when we meet.
But then one day, out on town square,
a bunch of kids were gathered there,
throwing beer cans at the law and shouting, “Peace, peace.”
Well, I did not intend to interfere,
but someone started screaming in my ear.
So I laid both hands on his head, and I prayed while he turned red;
and the other kids said, “Let’s get out of here!”
I never testify at school.
People will say that I’m not cool.
But then one day I had enough of that Evolution stuff.
So I stood right up and I said, “God’s word is true!”
My teacher did not know what to do.
It seemed like he was shaking in his shoes.
Though he knew I meant no harm, he took me by the arm
and said, “Son, what religion are you?”
On the job I never say a word.
I figure they all know I go to church.
But when my boss man called me in
for a tonic and some gin,
I began to think, “Perhaps he hasn’t heard.”
So I said, “No sir, I am not the drinking kind!
Excepting for a thing they call new wine!”
As he lost his cigar smoke, it seemed like he would choke.
I proceeded to explain it one more time.
I’m a one God, Apostolic, tongue-talking, holy rollin’, born again, heaven-bound believer in the liberating power of Jesus’ name.
I’ve been washed in the blood, sanctified by the Spirit. I believe in holiness and I suggest for you to do the same.
I was set free at a Pentecostal altar on my knees, would you pardon me if I’m not ashamed,
to be a one God, Apostolic, tongue-talking, holy rollin’, born again, heaven-bound believer in the liberating power of Jesus’ name!