Ernest Jennings "Tennessee Ernie" Ford (February 13, 1919 - October 17, 1991)
Tennessee Ernie Ford was known primarily as a country music singer and as host of his own weekly variety television series. He recorded several Gospel albums and frequently featured Southern Gospel artists on his television program.
1956 Hymns (Re-released in 2003 by Gaither Music Group SHD2521): Who At My Door Is Standing; Rock Of Ages; Softly And Tenderly; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; My Task; Let The Lower Lights Be Burning; The Ninety And Nine; The Old Rugged Cross; When They Ring The Golden Bells; In The Garden; Ivory Palaces; Others.
1957 Spirituals (Capitol Records/T-818): Just A Closer Walk With Thee; I Want To Be Ready; Take My Hand Precious Lord; Stand By Me; When God Dips His Love In My Heart; Get On Board Little Children; Noah Found Grace; Were You There; Peace In The Valley; I Know The Lord Laid His Hands On Me; Wayfaring Pilgrim; He'll Understand And Say Well Done (Re-released in 2003 by Gaither Music Group).
1958 Nearer The Cross (Capitol Records/T-1005): What A Friend We Have In Jesus; Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me; His Eye Is On The Sparrow; Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere; Now The Day Is Over; Nearer, My God, To Thee; Sweet Peace The Gift Of God's Love; Whispering Hope; Lord, I'm Coming Home; I Need Thee Every Hour; Take Time To Be Holy; God Be With You.
1958 The Star Carol (Capitol Records/ST-1071): Joy To The World; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; O Holy Night; The Star Carol; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Some Children See Him; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; O Hearken Ye; Adeste Fideles; The First Noel; Sleep, My Little Lord Jesus; We Three Kings; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Silent Night.
1960 A Friend We Have (with the Jordanaires) (Capitol Records/T-1272): No Tears In Heaven; Precious Memories; When I Reach That City; An Empty Mansion; Where Could I Go; O Come Angel Band; Hold To God's Unchanging Hand; Wondrous Love; Life's Railway To Heaven; Good Night And Good Morning; Drifting Too Far From The Shore; My Jesus As Thou Wilt.
1960 Sing A Spiritual With Me (Capitol Records/TAO-1434): O Mary Don't You Weep; I Want To Be Ready; I Know The Lord Laid His Hands On Me; Steal Away; Old Time Religion; Go Down Moses; Ain't Gonna Study War No More; Joshua Fit The Battle; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; Were You There; Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen; Roll Jordan Roll; Hold On, Keep Your Hand On The Plow; Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (This album was unique in that an attached songbook with the words and music for all fourteen songs was included as part of the album jacket).
1960 Hymns At Home (Capitol Records/ST-1604): Sweet Hour Of Prayer; My Jesus, I Love Thee; Day Is Dying In The West; Break Thou The Bread Of Life; Did You Think To Pray?; Blest Be The Tie That Binds; His Amazing Grace; My Faith Looks Up To Thee; Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide; Jesus Paid It All; It Is Well With My Soul; I'm Comin' Home (Re-issued in 1970 as Sweet Hour of Prayer on Capitol SF-507.).
1960 Sing A Hymn With Me (Capitol Records/T-1679): Onward Christian Soldiers; Oh How I Love Jesus; The Church In The Wildwood; I Love To Tell The Story; The Home Over There; Count Your Blessings; All Hail The Power; There Is Power In The Blood; When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder; Shall We Gather At The River; Bringing In The Sheaves; Brighten The Corner Where You Are; Jesus Loves Me; What A Friend (This album was unique in that an attached songbook with the words and music for all fourteen songs was included as part of the album jacket).
1962 I Love To Tell The Story: Hymns from the Tennessee Ernie Ford ABC Television Show (Capitol Records/ST-1751): Saved By Grace; I Love To Tell The Story; Asleep In Jesus; My Task; Blessed Assurance; Face To Face; Give To The Winds Thy Fears; Farther Along; Fairest Lord Jesus; Others; How Great Thou Art; If I Can Help Somebody.
1962 Sings From His Book Of Favorite Hymns (Capitol Records/ST-1794): The Ninety And Nine; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; Softly And Tenderly; Onward Christian Soldiers; Precious Memories; Rock Of Ages; When They Ring The Golden Bells; Whispering Hope; When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder; Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere; Drifting Too Far From The Shore; All Hail The Power.
1963 We Gather Together (Capitol Records/ST-1937): Lead On O King Eternal; ”Are Ye Able", Said The Master; Somebody Did A Golden Deed; Higher Ground; God Of Our Fathers; Whiter Than Snow; A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?; Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind; Come Thou Fount; O Worship The King.
1964 Great Gospel Songs (with the Jordanaires) (Capitol Records/T-2026): Just Over In GloryLand; Hide Me Rock Of Ages; I'll Have A New Life; He Knows What I Need; A Beautiful Life; Daniel Prayed; I Can Tell You The Time; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; Peace Like A River; We'll Soon Be Done With Troubles And Trials; On The Jericho Road; Give The World A Smile.
1965 Let Me Walk With Thee (Capitol Records/ST-2296): Let Me Walk With Thee; Still, Still With Thee; O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go; I Would Be True; My Father's World; O God, Our Help In Ages Past; O For A Thousand Tongues; For The Beauty Of The Earth; Saviour, Again To Thy Dear Name; When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.
1965 Sing We Now Of Christmas (Capitol Records/ST-2394): Sing We Now Of Christmas; O Christmas Tree!; The Little Drummer Boy; Angels We Have Heard On High; Caroling, Caroling; Little Gray Donkey; Good King Wenceslas; The Virgin's Slumber Song; The Twelve Days Of Christmas; What Child Is This?; Away In A Manger.
1966 Wonderful Peace (Capitol Records/T-2557): Crown Him With Many Crowns; Wonderful Peace; Beneath The Cross Of Jesus; Come Thou Almighty King; I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord; The Beautiful Garden Of Prayer; Lead Kindly Light; Grace, Greater Than Our Sin; The Name Of Jesus; Jesus, Lover Of My Soul; Saviour, Again To Thy Dear Name.
1966 God Lives (Capitol Records/T-2618): God Lives; How Great Thou Art; The Old Rugged Cross; My Jesus, As Thou Wilt; A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; Others; Eternal Life; In The Garden; Did You Think To Pray; Nearer My God To Thee; My Task.
1967 Faith Of Our Fathers (Capitol Records/ST-2671): Faith Of Our Fathers; Pass Me Not; A Child Of The King; The Solid Rock; One Sweetly Solemn Thought; Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide; Break Thou The Bread Of Life; Jesus, I Come; He Alone Can Save Me; Almost Persuaded; Home Of The Soul.
1968 Our Garden Of Hymns (with Marilyn Horne) (Capitol Records/ST-2845): Nearer, Still Nearer; Come Holy Spirit; Whispering Hope; Lead Me, Saviour; Who At My Door Is Standing; All The Way My Saviour Leads Me; In The Garden; More Love To Thee, O Christ; Softly And Tenderly; Hear Thou My Prayer; Morning Prayer Hymn.
1968 O Come All Ye Faithful (Capitol Records/ST-2968): O Come All Ye Faithful; Little Boy King; Slumber Song Of The Infant Jesus; Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella; Good Christian Men Rejoice; As Lately We Watched; The Wassail Song; The Friendly Beasts; He Is Born, The Holy Child; While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks; White Christmas.
1969 Holy, Holy, Holy (Capitol Records/ST-334): Holy, Holy, Holy; I've Found A Friend; Close To Thee; There Is A Fountain; A Charge To Keep I Have; Take Up Thy Cross; Just As I Am, Without One Plea; Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned; Saviour, More Than Life; Take My Life And Let It Be.
1971 Abide With Me (Capitol Records/ST-730): Abide With Me; Be Still My Soul; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; Spirit Of God Descend Upon My Heart; God Will Take Care Of You; No Night There; Where Cross The Crowded Ways Of Life; Prayer Is The Soul's Sincere Desire; Near To The Heart Of God; God Bless Our Native Land.
1971 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (Capitol Records/ST-831): Up On The House-Top/We Wish You A Merry Christmas; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; O Christmas Tree/Deck The Hall; The First Noel; Jingle Bells; Christmas; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Away In A Manger; Children Go Where I Send Thee; Silent Night.
1973 Ernie Ford Sings About Jesus (Capitol Records/ST-11232): Take Up Thy Cross; Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross; Asleep In Jesus; My Jesus, As Thou Wilt; The Name Of Jesus; Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; Jesus Paid It All; Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?; Almost Persuaded.
1974 Make A Joyful Noise (Capitol Records/ST-11290): I Find No Fault In Him; May I Introduce You To A Friend; Reach Out To Jesus; He's Listening; Come On Down; I Love You; I've Got Confidence; It Won't Be Long; I Wish We'd All Been Ready; Alleluia.
1976 Sing His Great Love (Capitol Records/ST-11495): Sing His Great Love; Nothing Between; Holy Holy; The Haven Of Rest; Sweet, Sweet Spirit; Beulah Land; He Is Here; Peace, Wonderful Peace; Does Jesus Care; My Tribute.
1977 He Touched Me (Word Records/WSA-8764): Glory To His Name; He'll Understand And Say Well Done; I Will Sing Of My Redeemer; Am I A Soldier Of The Cross; Since Jesus Came Into My Heart; He Touched Me; Almighty Father, Strong To Save; We're Marching To Zion; He Leadeth Me; An Evening Prayer.
1978 Swing Wide Your Golden Gate (with the Jordanaires) (Word Records/WSB-8798): Swing Wide Your Golden Gate; How Big Is God; Just A Little While; Mansion Over The Hilltop; I Like The Old Time Way; What Would You Give In Exchange; Bring Back The Springtime; The Unclouded Day; Room At The Cross; One Day At A Time.
1980 Tell Me The Old, Old Story (Word Records/WSB-8841): Tell Me The Old, Old Story; Send The Light; Let Others See Jesus In You; Stand Up For Jesus; Only Believe; Yield Not To Temptation; Are You Washed In The Blood; Standing On The Promises; Revive Us Again.
1982 There's A Song In My Heart (Word Records/WSB-8858): I'll Fly Away; His Hands; I'll Be A Friend To Jesus; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again/The Ol' Wooded Brook; Leavin' On My Mind; Operator; Jesus Paid It All; Handshakes And Smiles; He Knows What I Need; Amazing Grace.
1983 Sunday School Songs For Children of All Ages (Word Records/SPCN 7-01-891610-0): Bible Medley: The B-I-B-L-E/Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho/Jacob's Ladder/Ezekiel Saw The Wheel; I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing; I Love To Tell The Story; Brighten The Corner Where You Are; Jesus Medley: Oh How I Love Jesus/Jesus Loves Me/He's Got The Whole World In His Hands/This Little Light Of Mine/I've Got The Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy/Jesus Loves Me (Reprise); What A Friend We Have In Jesus; I Believe.