Arden, North Carolina â€” ThoughÂ The Talleysâ€™Â touring career came to an end with their album,Â The Music Goes On, the cherished gospel group spent the last year releasing live versions of their popular songs to streaming platforms, giving fans a way to continue experiencing â€” and enjoying â€” the groupâ€™s music. Now,Â The TalleysÂ are sharing more music, this time a previously-unreleased recording of the well-known hymn,Â â€œGive Me Jesus.â€
Underlining the elegant, profound simplicity of the songâ€™s melody and lyric is an equally elemental musical setting, gracefully played byÂ Roger FortnerÂ (acoustic guitar, bass),Â David JohnsonÂ (cello), andÂ Roger TalleyÂ (piano), whileÂ Debra Talleyâ€™sÂ powerful and moving voice â€” supported by gentle harmonies fromÂ RogerÂ andÂ Lauren TalleyÂ â€” relates the songâ€™s message that in living, in suffering and in death, we can call on Jesus. His presence is all we need to survive in this world and is paramount to anything on Earth.
â€œThis song should be the cry of every human heart,â€Â says Debra.Â â€œFor the Christian, it should be our daily heartâ€™s desire. Jesus is purpose for our days, peace for our lives, and hope for our future.â€
Listen toÂ â€œGive Me Jesusâ€Â HERE.