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Confused and Still Pondering: Porter Wagoner’s “What Would You Do”

Porter Wagoner + What Would You Do (If Jesus Came to Your House)

There are a lot of things that we would want to ask if Jesus ever came to our houses. Porter Wagoner’s “What Would You Do (If Jesus Came To Your House)” gives us a glimpse of what we might do if Jesus walks into our homes unannounced, without any notice, at any time of the day.

The country gospel song, written by Errol McCalla Jr., Marcus Ecby, Yolanda Adams, and Jonathan Broussard, was popularized by Porter Wagoner in 1956. His version placed at number 8 on the country charts in the same year. 

Along with that achievement comes three huge ones: 3 songs by Porter Wagoner won at the Grammy Awards. 2 of them winning Best Gospel Performance, and the remaining for Best Sacred Recording (Musical).

Meaning Behind the Song

If someone shows up at your front door without any notice, you would probably be scrambling to wear decent clothing, maybe fix the living room (and yours, too), and put things back in order. 

Porter Wagoner’s “What Would You Do (If Jesus Came To Your House)” sparks the listeners’ minds about the activities one might do when that day comes. Do you welcome Jesus with open arms? Do you need to arrange the items in the room and place the Bible in a more visible area? Do you tell your friends and family members that Jesus came to visit, or do you keep His visit a secret instead?

The song hints at many possibilities that might happen when Jesus indeed comes to our humble abodes. Yet the piece leaves us wondering about that once-in-a-blue-moon event.

Curious about what you want to do? Listen to Porter Wagoner’s “What Would You Do (If Jesus Came To Your House)” here.

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