Hymns by Johnny Cash

Published July 18, 2020

Hymns by Johnny Cash

Album info

  • Title Hymns by Johnny Cash
  • Artist Johnny Cash
  • Year 1959
  • Genre Christian & Gospel


  1. It Was Jesus
  2. I Saw a Man
  3. Are All the Children In
  4. The Old Account
  5. Lead Me Gently Home
  6. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  7. Snow In His Hair
  8. Lead Me Father
  9. I Call Him
  10. These Things Shall Pass
  11. He’ll Be a Friend
  12. God Will


I’ve got it in my head that I want to work through all the Johnny Cash albums, even though there are a bazillion of them. It was inevitable, then, that I would come across one that was a Christian album, as that was where his real heart lay in music. In the early days, he had to push hard to be allowed to record this kind of song.

I don’t know that I would listen to a Christian album from anyone else but Cash has the vocals to make it work. And in all honesty, this wasn’t so different from his previous albums, just slightly weighted towards the topic of the heavenly father. Otherwise, it was good 50s/60s beats, that incredible voice and short, sharp songs.

Rating: 3 / 5

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