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.

Solo Discography


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).

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 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.

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.

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 Just 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.

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.

1978 Swing Wide Your Golden Gate (with the Jordanaires) (Word Records/WSB-8798)

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