True fact: The Ward clan and Keith Green were friends later in their lives, and all were products of the '70s Jesus Movement, and San Fernando Valley dwellers (like your bloghost), from back when it was a great place to live, before the porn industry became its primary export. I like both versions, and both were in regular rotation on my turntable when they were still vinyl-plastic-smell fresh and new. I insert them here today (they weren't on my list prior), like it or not, because sometimes, like today, Sunday music should be Sunday music. I do hope it doesn't bother anyone, but if it does, they should go back to their chocolate rabbits and Cadbury eggs for the moment.
And for Borepatch and ASM:
While we are glad Dolly discovered this song and did well with it, we much prefer the original version, by the song's author (and master of the genre, frankly), Don Francisco. But then, we were always bigger fans of Don than we were of Dolly.
And nota bene: these are songs, but they're not just songs. However the day finds you, have a Happy Easter Sunday, one and all.