One day several years ago my father recommended that I listen to Bart Millard, and I thought that was a really funny name. I shortly after discovered that Bart Millard was a great guy and a great song writer. If you don't know, Bart Millard is the singer for the band Mercy Me and he is an active "tweeter".
He also has recorded a few solo albums where he arranges and records Hymns. These albums are Hymned No1 and Hymned again. Any guy who remaks a hymn with a ukulele, is A ok in my book. His smooth jazz version of Softly and Tenderly is really something special. Every time I hear it, it causes me to relax and be thankful that I am a child of God. This is a great one to add to your playlist if you haven't already.
Amazon: - Hymned No. 1
Amazon - Hymned Again
Lyrics to Softly and Tenderly:
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home;
ye who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!