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.

‘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.