‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Alan Jackson)

This is one of my favorite hymns, going a long way back to Sunday school–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung here by Alan Jackson.

Come one, come all, the hymn shop is open!

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.

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

I posted this hymn a few days ago, with Doc Watson singing it, but “thewhiterabbit” has asked for it again today–and, well, I do try to fulfill all hymn requests. We can’t have too many hymns.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus, here sung by Alan Jackson–and again a veteran performer can’t sing this without a tear in the eye. I don’t blame him. Do you?

‘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.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Burl Ives)

The last thing I do on this blog, each night, is to load a hymn for the morning. This is an old Sunday school favorite–What a Friend We Have in Jesus–and I couldn’t resist the image of the flowing stream: I used to know places like that. Something to take to the Lord in prayer…

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

People have been loving this hymn since the 1860s–What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Here we have it performed by the students at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia.