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

One of my favorites, requested by Erlene–Doc Watson singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus–almost brought to tears, too. This is a hymn that makes people pause and listen, if you whistle it as you go by on the sidewalk.

Hard to sing this without feeling it! I’m not sure that can be done.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

This hymn never fails to move me–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, performed by Doc Watson. You know he’s sung this hymn in public more times than he can count; but look what happens when he sings it.

Me, too, Doc. Me, too.

Let’s Soothe Our Souls

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.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

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.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

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.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

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.

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

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!

‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand’

Doc Watson teamed up with his grandson, Richard, to perform this gospel song: Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Sweet and simple.

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

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.

Encore, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

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.