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.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ (Fountainview)

I wasn’t sure this hymn would work with a full orchestra, but my fears were ill-founded: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy. I should’ve known they’d do just fine.

Encore, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

Just four people in somebody’s living room, singing a hymn together–but it’s so much more than that. The Gorden Quartet sings Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. Feel free to join in!

 

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 Request, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

Yes, I know, I just posted this same hymn a week or two ago. But Erlene asked for it, it’s one of my favorites, and I don’t need much prodding to bring it back.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by the choir and congregation at the Church of God–very easy to recognize their distinctive style.

And I have gotten through my list of hymn requests without skipping one! So we’re ready for some more.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

No studio: just somebody’s living room. No electronics. Nothing special in the way of acoustics. No instrumental back-up, not even a piano. But oh! how beautifully this hymn is sung!

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung by the Gordon Quartet–is this a blessing, or what?

‘Leaning on the Everylasting Arms’

I’m happy someone asked for this–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. This is the Gordon Quartet–no musical instruments but their own voices, just sitting in a living room. Remarkable.

The first time I ever heard this hymn was in Night of the Hunter, sung by Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum.

‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

This is surely a time for leaning on the everlasting arms. Our country is in the most danger it’s been in since World War II–and all of it home-grown. That’s not even counting the pestilence that came out of Red China.

The Gordon Quartet, a capella in a living room, and Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

And if anybody out there has a hymn you’d like to share, today would be a good time to say so.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’

I hope you don’t mind if I resort to one of my favorite hymns–Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, sung a capella, in a living room, no less, by the Gordon Quartet. I don’t know for how much longer this videos will be available, so love it while we’ve got it.