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The Sounds of Fundamentalism: Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing by The Isaacs


This is the one hundred and forty-seventh installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of The Isaacs singing Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing. Based on my understanding of orthodox Christianity, the lyrics of this song are patently heretical and untrue. Not that such things have ever stopped Christian artists from writing cutesy lyrics or singing sappy songs.

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There’s a voice now missing in our little country choir
Rock of Ages will never sound the same
God heard her singing heaven was not complete
Now Mama’s teaching angels how to sing

Mama’s teaching angels how to sing
Heaven’s halls are silent when Mama sings
David lays down his harp and heaven’s bells won’t ring
When Mama’s teaching angels how to sing

The old home it’s now empty it’s lonesome since she’s gone
And it’s hard to know she won’t return again
But I’ll meet her in that morning on heaven’s golden hills
Where Mama’s teaching angels how to sing


When Mama’s teaching angels how to sing

Series Navigation<< The Sounds of Fundamentalism: He’s a Personal Savior by Gaither Vocal BandThe Sounds of Fundamentalism: Going to College Makes People (Especially Women) Stupid by Steven Anderson >>


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    Though Christians may occasionaly rhapsodize about seeing Jesus face-to-face one day, that’s just a formality; a bone thrown into the gnashing teeth of their theology. What they’re really looking forward to is seeing “Mama” again.

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      “a bone thrown into the gnashing teeth of their theology”
      Wow, sometimes a very few words tell the whole story…. well said, mikespeir. And it is especially effective when dealing with this kind of milktoast performance, a ‘harmless’ sip of kool-aid.

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