Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 73
CALLIE CROSSELY:

OK, we got the spirit from listening to you talk about it, and I wondered if you could just sing a little bit of that first song, that first meeting in church.

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:


What a fellowship, what a joy divine.
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
What a blessed peace, what a leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus, safe and secure from all alone.
Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus, leaning on the everlasting arms.
What have I to dread, what I have to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms.
I have blessed peace, with my Lord so near, leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus, safe and secure from all alone.
Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus, leaning on the everlasting arms. Back to the first one.
What am I to dread, what have I to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms.
I have blessed peace, with my lord so near.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

End side three.

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

[singing]

Here will I stand arms [back to the first one]
What have I to dread?
What have I to fear?
Leaning on the everlasting arms,
I have blessed peace, with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

[speaking] That—I got my words mixed up on the first singing. I hope you will use the second verse, the second time.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

That was wonderful[applause]. That you so much.