Country Gospel Songs by Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves sings Country Gospel Songs with so much sincerity, and that is what I like.


1. A Beautiful Life

2. Across the bridge

This country gospel song by Jim Reeves meant so much to me when I was young.

3. An evening prayer

4. God be with you ‘til we meet again

5. Have Thine own way Lord

I remember as a teenager sitting under a thorn tree in Botswana trying to play the mouth organ. This was the first song I managed to play.

6. He will

God will lead us and guide us in His way.

7. How long has it been

8. I’d rather have Jesus – Jim Reeves Gospel Song

This song was written by George Beverly Shea, who used to sing at the Billy Graham meetings.

9. In the garden

10. It is no secret

11. May the good Lord bless and keep you

Beloved, I wish above all things, that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. That is one of my favorite Bible verses. 3 John 1, 2.

12. My Cathedral

I met a preacher once, who claimed that Jim Reeves was anti-church because of the song: “My Cathedral.” Later on, thinking about it, Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. Did that make Jesus anti-church? Some people have weird ideas.

13. Oh Gentle Shepherd

14. Old time religion

We used to sing this one a lot when we were kids.

15. Peace in the valley

16. Precious memories

17. Softly and tenderly

18. Suppertime

19. Take my hand precious Lord

20. Teach me how to pray

When I hear this song, my mind goes back to when I was a kid, and the house we were living in, and my parents bedroom. To me, songs paint pictures in my mind. Lynette Dell told me once that he is just expressing other people’s feelings in song. I think he does it well with these country gospel songs.

21. The Farmer and the Lord

22. The flowers, the sunset, the trees

I love the sunsets. God used to talk to Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening.

23. The gun

Although this is not officially a religious song, it has a tremendous meaning to me. I heard this song for the first time today, and I cried and cried and cried. He says: “The road to happiness isn’t paved with hate.” Recently the Holy Spirit has been working on me, showing to me that we cannot have bitterness and joy at the same time. We must have one or the other. They cannot both live in us at the same time. Friend, forgive all who have done you wrong. That is the way to happiness. Only then can God forgive us.

24. The night watch

When I was young, I heard this country gospel song, and it has always been such a comfort to me.

25. This world is not my home

26. Trouble in amen corner

27. We thank Thee

28. Where do I go from here

29. Where we’ll never grow old

30. Whispering hope

At one stage in my life, I lost hope, then this song became so very real to me.