LYRICS 

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
ROCK OF AGES
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
ABIDE WITH ME

THE HOME

 
zw ,                            IT IS NO SECRET

 

 Carl Stuart Hamblen (1950)              Harmonized by

                                                                      Wilson Sing, J.

   

 

   The chimes of time ring out the news

   Another day is through,

   Someone slipped and fell,

   Was that someone you;

   You may have longed for added strength

   Your courage to renew;

   But do not be disheartened,

   For I have news for you.

 

         It is no secret what God can do;

What He’s done for others He ‘ll do for you.

With arms wide open He’ll pardon you

It is no secret what God can do.

 

 

   There is no night, for in His light

   You never walk alone,

   Always feel at home,

  Wherever you may roam.

  There is no power can conquer you

  For God is on your side.

  Just take Him at His promise

  Don’t run away and hide.

 

 

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Carl Stuart Hamblen 1908-1989

 

Carl Stuart Hamblen was born on Oc­to­ber 20, 1908, Kel­ly­ville, Tex­as. He was a well-known radio host, comedian and songwriter in Hollywood. One of his bigger hits at that time was "I won't go hunting with you Jake, but I'll go chasing women". He was noted for his drinking, partying, etc One day in 1949 Hamblen happened to attend the revival meeting conducted by Dr. Billy Graham. In the service the preacher announced, "There is one man in this audience, who is a big fake.”  Hamblen was convinced that he was the one the preacher was talking about. The words continued to haunt him until a couple of nights later he showed up drunk at the preacher's hotel door around 2 am.  He demanded the preacher to pray for him. But the preacher refused, saying, "This is between you and God and I'm not going to get in the middle of it”. But he invited Hamblen in and they talked until about 5 am at which point Hamblen dropped to his knees and with tears, cried out to God.

 

Hamblen got relived from drinking, chasing, and everything that was "fun". Subsequently he lost favor with the Hollywood crowd.  The radio station fired him when he refused to accept a beer company as a sponsor. Subsequently he had to face many hardships.  He gave up his radio and film work and publicly announced that he was devoting his life to Christ

 

As his struggle continued, one day, an old friend John Wayne called on him and told him, “all your troubles started when you got religious" and asked if it was worth it all. Hamblen answered, "Yes". Then John said, "You liked your booze so much. Don't you ever miss it?" And Hamblen answered "No". John then said, "I don't understand how you could give it up so easily." Hamblen’s response was, “It’s no big secret. All things are possible with God." To this John said, "That's a catchy phrase. You should write a song about it." This lead Hamblen write this song "It Is No Secret what God can do".

 

Stuart lived with his wife, Suzy on their horse ranch in Canyon Country (Los Angeles), California. In 1952, he ran for American president under the banner of the Prohibition Party. He ran 4th to Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was inducted into the Country/Western Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

 

Carl Stuart Hamblen died of brain cancer on March 8, 1989, Santa Monica, California and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

"WHEN YOU SEE ME FALL ASLEEP, SAY AMEN BUT DON'T YOU WEEP. I'VE GOT SO MANY MILLION YEARS THAT I CAN'T COUNT THEM." -Stuart Hamblen

   

 

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