‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Doc Watson)

I haven’t posted this one in a while, so why not? Doc Watson, singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

No matter how many times I see this video, I can’t get over how his voice almost breaks, several times–because he’s so moved by the hymn as he sings it.

By Request, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Doc Watson)

This is an old Sunday school favorite, and not even Doc Watson can sing it without tearing up. Requested by Erlene: What a Friend We Have in Jesus. I sometimes whistle it when I walk, and people have been known to thank me for it.

Yes, we need Jesus. Oh, how we need Him.

‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ (Fountainview)

There are so many beautiful renditions of this hymn. Here’s one by the kids at Fountainview Academy–What a Friend We Have in Jesus. This is a real Sunday school favorite; and a few people have told me they like it when I whistle it as I walk through their neighborhood.

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

We thank Erlene for this hymn request–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. Even though it generally makes my eyes fill up. But how many times has Doc performed it–and even he can’t get through it without being deeply moved.

Oh, God, how we need Jesus!

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

If this poor, fallen world ever needed Our Lord Jesus Christ, it needs Him now. O Lord Our God, deliver us!

Requested by Erlene: What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Alan Jackson.

We will not survive this age without our Savior.

‘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.