In the Garden
Third generation of singers- all from the Johnson family singers-popular hymns and gospel/sacred singers of the thirties and forties. Now the third generation, my daughters Lydia-named after my mother who was an outstanding alto singer- and Elisabeth. Dear Betty, It was a pleasure to speak with you this morning. As I was telling you, I have been searching for a recording of 'Evening Prayer' on the internet. I found a recording by Elvis about 2 weeks ago, but knew that wasn't what I was looking for. Backing up: I am looking for this for an elderly woman who occasionally comes to church with her daughter. Gladys doesn't like to come because she cries easily. She has shared with me before that she has some difficulties with God and grief....her only grandchild died at the age of 16 in a car wreck about 10 years ago, and that pain has created great turmoil for her. About a month ago, I invited her to the contemporary service and she told me that she prefers the old hymns that her mother used to sing to her, and then she sang an Evening Prayer over the telephone. She emotionally said that if she could ever hear a recording of that song, her heart would just about burst open. (Her daughter was absolutely shocked that she had opened up this much.) You can't imagine how much joy this gives me to have found your CD, AND to get to share the joy of gifting this lovely lady with you. I believe that God's hand is all over this and that He led me to your website to share the joy with you. May God richly bless you, Lynna Nicholas.