I Asked The Lord


Description #1: When I was working on this album, I knew I Asked the Lord was a given for the project. The problem? It was pre-internet days, and tracking down the copyright owner and obtaining permission was more than a challenge. But I was determined. I will never forget the day I finally connected with Johnny Lange and he agreed to a phone call. I was dumbfounded that we were talking. I also sent him my first CD so he could make the decision to award me permission – or not. Ironically, I had a trip to California scheduled and I made time to run up to Los Angeles to meet him. He was now in an Assisted Living facility, but I will never forget the visit. He was in a hospital bed and made an effort to show me all of the calisthenics he could do in that bed. He wanted to show me he was still full of vim and vigor. It was amazing. What humbled me was his affirmation of my voice and talent. It was a sincere blessing to me and a gift from above. As I went on my way, I never forgot our time together or his encouraging words. I am so grateful for that opportunity. It will always live in my heart.



Description #2:  The writer of the music of this song actually worked with Johnny Mercer. I would later meet him personally. He lived to be 100. His name was Johnny Lange. The song had been one in a compilation of music that I received as a young girl. While playing the piano, it was always one of the songs in the book that I could easily manage. So I gravitated to it. As I grew to learn the song and play it more and more, it began to speak deeply to my heart. To this day, it is one that ministers to others as well. Thank you, Johnny, for what you brought to this world. A true legacy piece.


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