Hymns (Loretta Lynn album)

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Hymns
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released 1965
Genre Country-Gospel
Label Decca
Geffen (91 reissue)
King (95 reissue)
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Songs from My Heart
(1965)
Hymns
(1965)
Blue Kentucky Girl
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hymns is a 1965 Gospel album by American country singer-songwriter, Loretta Lynn.

This was Lynn's first Gospel album of her career. The album was a pick of 12 Gospel and Inspirational music songs that were either popular over the years or were written by Lynn herself for this album. Well known Christian songs such as "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" appear in this album. The album peaked at #10 on the Top Country Albums chart. Over the years, the album has been considered a rarity to find.[citation needed] It was reissued on CD by Geffen Records on August 20, 1991[2] and again by King Records on January 1, 1995.[3]

"Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" was covered by Alison Krauss & the Cox Family on their 1994 album I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"   Lynn 2:20
2. "Where No One Stands Alone"   Mosie Lister 2:45
3. "Where They Ring Those Golden Bells"   Traditional 3:07
4. "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley"   Thomas A. Dorsey 2:53
5. "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again"   John Whitfield "Whit" Vaughan 2:16
6. "The Third Man"   Don Helms, Teddy Wilburn 3:17
7. "How Great Thou Art"   Stuart K. Hine 2:55
8. "Old Camp Meetin' Time"   Traditional 2:04
9. "When I Hear My Children Pray"   Waldrop 2:34
10. "In the Sweet Bye and Bye"   Joseph Philbrick Webster, Sanford Fillmore Bennett 2:22
11. "When I Learned to Pray"   Lynn 2:44
12. "I'd Rather Have Jesus"   Traditional 2:38

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1965 Country Albums 10
1981 Pop Albums N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Hymns - Loretta Lynn". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Hymns: Loretta Lynn: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Hymns: Loretta Lynn: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10.