Dottie Rambo Beholds Him Face to Face

March 2, 1934 – May 11, 2008

Dottie Rambo, unparalleled singer-songwriter, woman of God, and one of my personal heroes, went to be with Jesus early this Mothers Day morning. One of my longtime friends and personal friend of the Rambos called me this morning to tell me the news. As I write, I am still in shock.

I knew I needed to hear some Rambo music immediately, so I put on The Rambos’ Greatest Hits CD while I was getting ready. The music was Dottie’s testimony, and it gave honor to her Lord. Virtually every song in the track listing proclaimed a message that is as timely and applicable today as it was the day she penned the anointed lyrics and sang the lovely melodies: We Shall Behold Him, I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before, The Holy Hills of Heaven Call Me, He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of that City, I Call Him Lord, New Shoes, Build My Mansion Next Door to Jesus, Remind Me Dear Lord, and Behold the Lamb. I got my first Singing Rambos album when I was eleven years old, and I turn fifty this year. So you see how long these great songs have been a part of my life. Dottie wrote songs about mountains and valleys and Mama, but more than anything she wrote songs about Jesus.

Dottie, we love you and miss you! But you fulfilled God’s call on your life and left a great legacy in song that will continue to minister to millions for years to come.


Published in: on May 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. I am still in shock over the news. I grew up loving her music. She was such a inspiration to me during my teen years. God must hae needed another angel in his choir.

  2. I opened my email this morning to find email concerning Dottie’s death. I really did not believe it. So, I went to her website and there it was, the same story. I cannot say how heartbroken I was. For 30 years, Dottie Rambo’s singing and songwriting have been my greatest inspiration. I had a dear friend to introduce me to the music of the Rambos a few years after I was converted. I came to love it, listened to it all the time. Her songs helped me through a many a valley and hard time. They seemed to speak to me letting me know everything was going to be alright. Never met her, but seemed as if you knew her just listening to her songs. What a talent!! I will definitely miss her!! This day has been a sad day for me and I can say that I have shed some tears!!!

  3. What a wonderful singer, songwriter, and woman of God. She will be greatly missed. Now, however, she is truly sheltered in the arms of her God.

  4. Dottie Rambo was such an anointed lady and and I don’t say that lightly. There are not many singers that are anointed, but she truly had the anointing. You could feel it when she sang. The love of God truly showed through her and the power of God was in her. She will truly be missed. She is singing in the heavens now, what an awesome testimony she carried.
    Rhonda C.

  5. I also was raised on the Rambos music. My mother had the record albums and I would listen and sing along when she played them. I am sadened at her passing. God called a great woman home. I have a question that I hope someone can answer for me. I think the Rambos sang a song called “One More Exodus” I don’t remember what album it is on but does anyone have the words to that song ? you can email me at
    Thanks in advance…..Shelly G.

  6. I am like my cousin Howard Blount grew up with her music and was so annointed she is now sitting with her Lord God Bless and strenght be with family and beloved fans, Karen Bowling

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