‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Burl Ives)

Sometimes I whistle this hymn when I go for a walk, and several people have told me it was a pleasure to them, to hear it. And it’s a pleasure to me, to hear Burl Ives sing it–What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Burl Ives)

  • Erlene Talbott

    This is a very familiar song, one we will always love.

  • Phoebe

    I love this hymn.

    It occurs to me now how clearly Burl Ives — and other singers of past generations — enunciated the words of his songs. With many modern singers, including even the Fountainview kids at times, these aged ears of mine can barely make out the words because the singers aren’t careful enough of the consonants. So yes, Lee, please do play some more Burl Ives hymns, if only for us oldsters. 🙂

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