There’s a lot to be distressed about, these days, and don’t we all know it!
Let’s share a hymn. How many times must Doc Watson have performed this hymn for an audience, and still could hardly get through it without giving in to tears? What a Friend We Have in Jesus… “take it to the Lord in prayer.”
If I had a working guitar, and the talent to make music on it, I’d sing and play this hymn until I cried my eyes out.
And I would be the better for it.
We continue with Your Favorite Hymns–as we’ll be doing for a while, as it’s become a long listen and you can always add to it.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. How many times, I wonder, has he sung this hymn in public: and yet you can see how it moves him.
As it should move us.
I haven’t played this one for you in a while–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. He almost can’t get through it, the hymn moves him so: and yet how many times must he have sung this for an audience? But it does have that effect on some of us.
I was afraid they’d taken this video down from Youtube–but no, it’s still there. One of my favorites–the immortal Doc Watson, with What a Friend We Have in Jesus. How many times has he sung this for an audience–and he’s still so deeply moved by the hymn, his voice almost breaks.
You don’t have to ask me twice to post this one! Erlene only had to ask once–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. How many times do you suppose he’s sung this hymn? And it still chokes him up. Well, he’s not the only one, that’s for sure. Take it to the Lord in prayer–amen!
Doc Watson teamed up with his grandson, Richard, to perform this gospel song: Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Sweet and simple.
Yes, I know I’ve posted this before. Indulge me; I’m supposed to be at the doctor’s office while you’re hearing this, and if I don’t fumble the procedure, it’s Wednesday morning.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus–by Doc Watson, who must have played this hymn a thousand times up to this point, and still plays it like he means it with every fiber of his being. I whistle this one when I need it. Which is often.
Think how many times Doc Watson must have sung this hymn in public; and yet he’s still so moved by it, his voice almost breaks. What a Friend We Have in Jesus–and what a friend we need.
I’ve been taking it to him in prayer a lot, these last two days: my wife is having a very hard time with her breathing. Please unite your prayers to ours: O Jesus, thou Son of David–have mercy on us, and heal my wife. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
You don’t mind if I post one of my favorite hymns this morning, do you? Doc Watson singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus–how many hundreds of times do you reckon he’s sung this hymn in public? And he still can’t get through it without choking up. Well, if I am moved to whistle it while I walk, it’s not unknown for some to stop and listen: and to say “Thank you!”
If this hymn doesn’t stir your soul, better check to see if you still have one: What a Friend We Have in Jesus.
Doc Watson, with untold thousands of hours of experience performing songs and hymns, feels this one so keenly, he is almost unable to get through it without his voice breaking. Doc, we know! Same thing happens to me when I try to whistle it. In fact, it’s happening to me now: the ineffable joy of feeling the presence of the Lord.