Hymns (Loretta Lynn album)

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Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released 1965
Genre Country-Gospel
Label Decca (1965)
MCA (1973)
MCA Special Products (1991)
King (1998)
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Songs from My Heart
Blue Kentucky Girl
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

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

Released on the Decca label, 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. It was reissued by MCA Records in 1973, after Decca's consolidation into the MCA label. It was reissued on CD by MCA Special Products in 1991,[2] then again by King Records in 1998. The King release features a different track running order than the Decca/MCA issues.[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. "When 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" Les Waldrop 2:34
10. "In The Sweet Bye and Bye" Joseph Philbrick Webster, Sanford Fillmore Bennett 2:22
11. "Where 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


  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.