‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Alan Jackson)

This is one of my favorite hymns, going a long way back to Sunday school–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung here by Alan Jackson.

Come one, come all, the hymn shop is open!

By Request, ‘How Great Thou Art’

Erlene asked for this one–How Great Thou Art, performed by Alan Jackson. I remember my mother and my aunts singing it as they went about their housework. This brings them back to me.

By Request, ‘I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You’

As if our hymn contest wasn’t in enough trouble already, I loaded this hymn onto my mouse and somehow managed not to post it. So I’m trying again.

Requested by Erlene, I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You, sung by Alan Jackson.

Can I post it this time? Let’s find out.

By Request, ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus’

I need an antidote to covering the nooze, and Erlene has provided one (plus another entry in our hymn contest)–Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, sung by Alan Jackson.

Most of you still haven’t entered the contest. Don’t be shy! Step right up. It’s open till August 8.

By Request, ‘When We All Get to Heaven’

I have to go back to the supermarket to buy all the stuff my heat-oppressed brain forgot to buy yesterday; but first we have an entry in our hymn contest.

Requested by Erlene, sung by Alan Jackson–When We All Get to Heaven.

By Request, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’

Oops! I don’t have time to do any interspersing–gotta get to the supermarket before the next thunderstorm starts. But I do have time for the next hymn in our hymn contest.

Requested by Phoebe, The Old Rugged Cross–and I chose a rendition by Alan Jackson. If this hymn doesn’t move you, better check and see if you can fog a mirror.

By Request, ‘Standing on the Promises of God’

I’m happy to bring you this hymn, Standing on the Promises of God–requested by Phoebe, sung by Alan Jackson. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

This is one of my favorite hymns, and Erlene requested it sung by Alan Jackson–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. 

I first heard it in a thriller movie, of all places–Night of the Hunter–sung by Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish.

By Special Request, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

I posted this hymn a few days ago, with Doc Watson singing it, but “thewhiterabbit” has asked for it again today–and, well, I do try to fulfill all hymn requests. We can’t have too many hymns.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus, here sung by Alan Jackson–and again a veteran performer can’t sing this without a tear in the eye. I don’t blame him. Do you?

By Request, ‘Precious Memories’

Requested by SlimJim (thanks, Jimmy): Precious Memories, by Alan Jackson. This song really speaks to me. Oh, to be at Grandpa’s house for Christmas once again!

We wait for the Lord to restore all things.