Yesterday I walked to the park, and saw that the pool was closed. There was a cold wind, and it hit me so hard that the summer was over. My heart felt so sad. So I came back home and looked up songs that brought back memories of that summer feeling, and so I am making this section on my favorite love songs about summer. This way, I will be able to pretend it is summer all year long!
I saw Merle Haggard on TV once where he was saying that Johnny Cash gave him some good advice. He said he must tell the people he has been in prison, that the people would understand. If he didn’t, and the media found out, they would ruin his career.
When I was little, I remember Pastor Shanklin singing this song, and playing his piano accordion. It is so wonderful to be able to hear these old songs on the youtube. Many many years later I wrote my own song about Galilee, after being in Israel, called: Blue Galilee.
When I was visiting South Africa in 1971, I stayed a few months with “Uncle” Willie Roeland at his house called “Eldorado.” He told me once how he was in a car full of businessmen hurrying to get to a meeting, when a tire blew out. He said they went all over the road, miraculously missing all the other cars, then the car rolled a few times, then spun around on it’s roof before landing back on it’s wheels. He said he only had time to say: “Jesus.” He said as they sat there in the car in total shock, with the dust settling, there was a tape in the tape deck, and someone was singing this song: “In times like these – you need a Savior.” Wow – that’s true!
I remember hearing my daughter singing this one, so I feel it must be one of her favorite gospel songs.
I found it so sad to read that Mr. Jack Holcomb died at the age of 47, but he achieved something for Jesus. We can be so blessed so many years later with his beautiful rendition of these magnificent songs.