Lord, I Hope This Day is Good (1981) – Don Williams

Lord, I Hope This Day is Good is the second song to appear here in the space of a month from my favourite classic-country music artist Don Williams. His previous entry Listen to the Radio was the first song that got me hooked as a youngster and todays featured track I came to appreciate much later in my musical journey of Don. These are great lyrics sung by a great voice.

I just find Don Williams voice so soothing. If you have an hour free you could put on a ‘Greatest Hits‘ video from Don and feel calmer for the experience in the middle of all the discontent and strife in the world. I still consider myself in the infancy of my appreciation of Don’s music since his music catalogue is so vast.

Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should
But Lord I hope this day is good

Lord, have you forgotten me
I’ve been prayin’ to you faithfully
I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man
But Lord I hope you understand

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame
Send down the thunder, Lord, send down the rain
But when you’re plannin’ just how it will be
Plan a good day for me

Lord, I Hope This Day is Good is a country-gospel ballad written by Dave Hanner and interpreted and released by Don Williams as the third single from his eleventh studio album Especially for You. The song was Williams’ twelfth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twenty weeks on the country music charts.

Anne Murray also recorded a version of the song on her 1999 inspirational album. Anne was a personal favourite of my Mother. I remember her crying in my youth listening to Anne’s – You Needed Me, or it might be because I just got home from school.

I hope this song sets you on a good path forward today. Thank you for reading.

1. Lord, I Hope This Day is Good – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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