‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

See? You don’t need a studio and musical instruments to praise the Lord with a hymn. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by the Gordon Quartet… in someone’s living room.

‘Leaning on the Everylasting Arms’ (from India)

No hymn requests today, but I found a special treat for us on YouTube–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, translated into Tamil and sung by The Voice of Eden. We can put our various languages to good use, praising God.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

I wanted to post this video again, before it disappears from YouTube (you know how it is)–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by the Gordon Quartet. Just four human voices: no studio, no amps, no microphones, no musical instruments. Just Jesus. Just faith. Just love.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

No hymn requests from readers yet, so I’ll just post one of my favorites–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, by the Gordon Quartet. No studio, no microphines, just somebody’s living room–how do they do it? No musical instruments, either: just their voices.

Beautiful! ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ (By Request)

Let’s face it, this hymn gets requested a lot. Well, it never fails to move me, and I guess I’m not the only one. And there are so many beautiful renditions of it! Here’s one from The Church of God, sung in high spirits. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms–you can even hear it sung by Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish in Night of the Hunter.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ (Gordon Quartet)

Another very, very slow day so far. No hymn requests, so I’m on my own.

I’ve always loved this video–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, by the Gordon Quartet. No microphones, no musical instruments, no studio, nothing but their voices.

And that’s all they need.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ (Alan Jackson)

No hymn requests this morning. Hardly anybody here.

Well, let’s try this–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by Alan Jackson. It must be a good one because I wished it were longer.

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

We have this as a hymn request from Phoebe, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms–and this a capella rendition by the Gordon Quartet is my favorite. How they can manage this in an ordinary living room, without any studio equipment, is a source of wonder. I guess they’re leaning on those arms, too!

By Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

I love this hymn and I’m always glad when someone requests it. Today it’s been requested by Erlene–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by Alan Jackson.

Out here in Joisey, its grey and drizzly; but the hymn shop is open for business.

Same Hymn, in a Movie (‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’)

Just by way of contrast, the very first time I ever heard Leaning on the Everlasting Arms was in a movie, Night of the Hunter, sung by Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish. Mitchum plays a fake preacher who kills people; Gish protects orphaned children from him. It’s the only movie ever directed by Charles Laughton.

I can’t explain what the hymn is doing in the movie, but it feels right. Something must have made it right to be there, or I wouldn’t have remembered it for so many years.