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Faith Hill Delivers A Moving Rendition of ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

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Country music veteran Faith Hill paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral on Friday with the rendition of the traditional hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Franklin died August 16th after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Franklin herself recorded the hymn live in 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, and her Soul’s version can be found on her 1972 landmark album Amazing Grace.

Standing in front of the large gospel choir that backed her up, Faith Hill poured her heart into a version of the church staple.

Seated behind her were several of the other participants in the service, including former president Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson and former U.S. Attorney Gener, l Eric Holder

After Franklin passed on, Hill shared a photo of herself with the music icon, accompanied by a message that began,

“The choir of angels now have the greatest voice of all time to lead, praise and join in to sing before Jesus.”

READ: Aretha Franklin Gold Casket arrives in Detroit for a two-day Public Viewing (Photos)


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