Johnny Cash - Hymns by Johnny Cash

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Posted on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:57am
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Album Overview

Hymns by Johnny Cash was the fifth album and first gospel album of Johnny Cash. The album was produced in 1958 and was then officially released in 1959. An alternate version of the song "It was Jesus" was an added bonus track after the album was re-issued in 2002. Cash said he left Sun Records because Sam Phillips wouldn't let him record the gospel songs he'd grown up with. Columbia promised him to release an occasional gospel album; this was a success for him to record. The album was Cash’s first and most popular gospel album, and is an example of traditional hymns set to country gospel music. The album was recorded simultaneously with The Fabulous Johnny Cash.


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


  • Johnny Cash - Arranger, Leader, Vocals, Main Performer, Guitar
  • Luther Perkins - Guitar
  • Don Helms - Steel Guitar
  • Marshall Grant - Bass
  • Marvin Hughes - Piano
  • Buddy Harman - Drums
  • Morris Palmer - Drums
  • The Jordanaires - Background vocals


  • Al Quaglieri - Producer
  • Don Law - Producer
  • Seth Foster - Mastering
  • Mark Wilder - Mastering, Mixing
  • Hal Adams - Photography
  • Don Hunstein - Photography
  • Stacey Boyle - Tape Research
  • Matt Kelly - Tape Research
  • Kay Smith - Tape Research
  • Steven Berkowitz - A&R
  • Darren Salmieri - A&R
  • Patti Matheny - A&R
  • Howard Fritzson - Art Direction
  • Randall Martin - Design
  • Nick Shaffran - Consultant
  • Johnny Whiteside - Liner Notes


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