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Encore: Doc Watson, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

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.


‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Doc Watson)

Can you listen to this hymn unmoved? Doc Watson couldn’t: watch and listen carefully, and you’ll see what I mean.

It is good to be reminded how much the Lord loves us. Listen. Feel it. Nourishment for the soul.


‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

This is the third time I’ve posted this hymn. That’s because a lot of people love it. So be reader request, here it is again–this time performed by the great Doc Watson.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.


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