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October 31

Jim Reeves’ Rendition of the Song “Precious Memories”

“Precious Memories” is a gospel hymn covered by various artists. However, the most notable version was that of Alan Jackson’s. Jackson released an album with the title Precious Memories. This was the first gospel album that he released in his career. The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at number four. Moreover, it placed at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. His album also reached number one on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.

Other Versions

The gospel song “Precious Memories” is a commonly recorded hymn. Some artists who covered the song were George Jones together with Patti Page, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jim Reeves, Dolly Parton, and many more.

“Precious Memories”

J.B.F. Wright wrote the song in 1925. It was first recorded in 1928 by the Turkey Mountain Singers. The song speaks about remembering the beautiful memories of the narrator. He believes that God sends an angel to protect him and to show him beautiful memories of his childhood days. He remembers his mother praying together with his father.

“I remember Mother praying
Father too, on bended knee
The sun is sinking, shadows falling
But their prayers still follow me”

Seeing his parents pray and believe in God also made him believe and trust in God.

Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves recorded the song “Precious Memories” as a single. It was then included on a 2001 compilation album known as Precious Memories. The compilation album contained thirty gospel songs. His album was released by the record label Heartland in 2001.

Some of the songs covered by Jim Reeves were “I’ll Fly Away,” “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “A Beautiful Life,” “Peace in the Valley,” “We Thank Thee,” “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” and many more.

Here is the beautiful rendition of Jim Reeves. Listen to his soothing voice as he sang the gospel song “Precious Memories.”


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