Recently posted on Facebook was a clip of EHSS singing “We Shall See Jesus” at a concert in preparation for the Tribute DVD taping. This song has laid (or would it be lied?) dormant since 1999, when Glen Payne sang it for the final time with the Cathedrals.
Now, EHSS has decided to bring this “gospel music classic” back to life. Devin McGlamery takes the lead on this one. Since it has now appeared on YouTube, I figured it was time for it to appear here too.
I must say, it was weird watching it for the first time because I’m so used to the words “Once on a hillside…” coming from the voice of Glen Payne. Because of that, the first few lines didn’t quite feel right to me. However, that quickly changed as the first verse closed and moving into all four guys singing the second verse.
I still don’t think that any other singer can match the performance of this song by Glen Payne. However, Devin McGlamery and EHSS do a very respectful and respectable version here. Even though it’s still not as good as the original, I am very glad that someone has finally stepped up to the plate to perform the song. It is simply too good of a song and too powerful a message to go unsung!