Tag Archives: Alan Jackson

An Answered Prayer, Plus Hymn Request

I’m hurrying to get this posted before Joshua goes to bed. I don’t know what time it is in Japan, but it’s either very late or very early. Oh, well, he can see it when he gets up again: Blessed Assurance, sung by Alan Jackson.

And on top of it, we’ve got some good news–an answered prayer.

On May 5 Joshua asked us to pray for his grandmother and aunt in Japan, who had heard of the Gospel but not yet received it. Today Joshua reports that both are now reading the Gospel of John–and may the Holy Spirit speak to them! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Request, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

This hymn request by Erlene couldn’t have come at a better time–Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, sung by Alan Jackson.

O Jesus our Lord, turn your eyes upon us. We need you!

‘The Old Rugged Cross’

This hymn always used to make me cry, when I was a little boy. It still moves me today. The Old Rugged Cross, sung by Alan Jackson: we don’t forget.

‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’ (Alan Jackson)

My mother and my aunts used to sing this as they did their housework: this hymn breaks them back to me. Sweet Hour of Prayer, sung by Alan Jackson–you can feel it, can’t you?

‘I Love to Tell the Story’ (Alan Jackson)

Well, I managed to fail in my first attempt to provide a hymn for Tuesday morning–which, if I don’t fail again, will be this morning, while you’re reading this… Oh, bother.

Here’s Alan Jackson with I Love to Tell the Story.

By Request, ‘In the Garden’

Both Erlene and Phoebe called for this one, so here it is–In the Garden, sung by Alan Jackson.

And now to wait for the snowstorm…

By Request, ‘There’s a New Kid in Town’


This request comes from Susan: There’s a New Kid in Town, by Alan Jackson. Mellow–very mellow.

By Request, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

Requested by Erlene: Alan Jackson singing Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. Mellow and sweet. Thanks, Erlene.

By Request, ‘Are You Washed in the Blood?/ I’ll Fly Away’

Requested by Joshua, here you get two hymns for the price of one, as Alan Jackson segues easily from Are You Washed in the Blood? to I’ll Fly Away.

‘I Love to Tell the Story’

This is another of my favorite hymns from way back, in Sunday school: I Love to Tell the Story. Alan Jackson has a nice, mellow way of singing it.

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