By Request, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

All right, we’ve had enough nooze for one day. And we have a hymn request from Thewhiterabbit–Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (the good old stuff). I picked this rendition by Johnny Cash: most of us, I think, can sing along.

9 comments on “By Request, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

  1. I always enjoy listening to Johnny Cash sing gospel songs. Nevertheless, I always wonder about him, was he a true Christian, or not? He reminds me of some of the kings of Judah after the nation of Israel was divided into two kingdoms. Some were partly good and partly bad. Well, maybe like all of us.

    Some of his songs later in life were very “deep,” full of wisdom, but mixed with joy, and pain, and maybe repentance. “When the Man Comes Around” and God’s Gona Cut You Down” come to mind. I leave his soul in the merciful hands of the Lord Jesus.

    This may seem a bit odd to some, but this song by Cash (I just found a few weeks ago), though not “gospel” has given me some comfort after the loss of my wife. It almost seems like it was written just for me. So many have asked me all the same questions found in this song. “You ask me if I’ll find another. I don’t know. I can’t say.” What a great song!

    “Guess Things Happen That Way”

    Well you ask me if I’ll forget my baby.
    I guess I might, someday.
    I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.
    You ask me if I’ll get along.
    I guess I will, someway.
    I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

    God gave me that girl to lean on,
    then he put me on my own.
    Heaven help me be a man and
    have the strength to stand alone.
    I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

    You ask me if I’ll miss her kisses.
    I guess I will, everyday.
    I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.
    You ask me if I’ll find another.
    I don’t know. I can’t say.
    I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

    God gave me that girl to lean on,
    then he put me on my own.
    Heaven help me be a man
    and have the strength to stand alone.
    I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

    1. That’s a powerful song!
      It never gets easier to lose our loved ones. There’s so very little left of my family. We need courage just to keep going at all.

  2. Look on the bright side, the older we get, the shorter our list of enemies and those who hate us get.

    1. I dunno. I definitely have a few people who wish me ill because they don’t like my blog. I hope the number isn’t growing.

  3. That may be, but there are a lot of us who wish you well and pray for you each day. And it just might be, the list of those who don’t like your blog might be growing, but I am sure, the list of those who like it, is getting bigger!

    1. Thanks! If I didn’t make leftids mad at me, I guess I’d be doing it wrong. (You should see the stuff I never allow to be published.)

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