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.
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.
This lovely old hymn from 1887, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, I first heard in a movie, Night of the Hunter. That wasn’t the most wholesome context for it, but the hymn stayed with me. Here we have it performed by Nathan and Lyle, autoharp and guitar, in a living room in Denton County, Texas. Plus lyrics and chords, if you want to sing or strum along.
How I love this hymn! Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. I’d never heard it, until I heard Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum sing it in Night of the Hunter. I’d sing it myself, only it chokes me up. So here let it be sung outdoors in British Columbia by the students at Fountainview Academy.
Not a bad way to start your day–this high-spirited rendition, by The Church of God, of Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
I first heard this hymn in Night of the Hunter, sung by Lillian Gish, and I never forgot it.