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What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Merle Haggard
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
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All Artists: Merle Haggard
Title: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca Special Products
Release Date: 1/1/1995
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Western Swing, Country & Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076742078720

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Merle Haggard is a master of songs
Wilfredo C. Derequito | Dhahran, Saudi Arabia | 10/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With his infectious and catchy vocals, I never once doubted Merle Haggard's gift of songs. Even when performing other people's work, he has that uncanny ability to make the songs his own.But though I've always been among the legion of Merle Haggard fans, I never had an inkling that this ex-prisoner who made a career writing and performing honky tonkish and drinking songs is just as effective doing purely religious stuff. This compilation is quite an eye opener.His performance of traditional hymns such as How Great Thou Art, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Old Rugged Cross, Where No One Stands Alone, Softly And Tenderly, etc. can stand up and hold their own against those of other artists who had tried recording religious hymns before him. Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even the late king himself, Elvis Presley, have all tried their hands in this particular genre and placed alongside this exalted company, Merle is definitely an equal. His performance has never been as forceful and as effective.This album is a testament to the niche that Merle occupies in the field of songs."
Lloyd Eddy | Western Oklahoma | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Haggard's interpretation of these great songs of faith proves once again that he is just as much at home with gospel as with ballads or honky-tonk. His rich baritone brings to the listener such a beautiful blend of praise and consolation that it lifts one to a higher plane, and that should be the whole idea of gospel music. It's just terrific!"
Marcy Ryan | DUBLIN, OH United States | 07/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"5 STARS, every person will feel a closeness that only Merle Haggard can portray for the love of Our Lord. Every song is moving, lovely and filled with love for all people. When you hear the story about his mother, it brings one to tears. Such love, such a voice.......thanks, Merle."