John W. McKinstry


Location: Lee, MA
Country: US

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Jesus Won't You Come By Here?

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:59
I came across this Spiritual in Helen Sellers' 'Simply Duets'. My version is shortened with a 4th verse original of my own.
Cindy Stammich
09/06/22 10:08:53PM @cindy-stammich:

John, Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn!

I love the soft prayerful tone, and there is sooooo much truth in it!


John W. McKinstry
03/07/17 12:01:57PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Thank you Mary for your  comments. 

Mary MacGowan
03/07/17 11:47:47AM @mary-macgowan:

How lovely and how gently sung and played! I like the way you play harmony with your vocals. Now is indeed a needed time. And I very much like your 4th verse.

Hey, you once mentioned my song based on Innisfree (I Will Arise and Go Now) - it's on my youtube channel if you want access to it. I'm trying not to pile on too many songs here on fotmd after having quit this site and am now reuniting.

John W. McKinstry
02/23/17 07:05:17AM @john-w-mckinstry:

Thank you Jennifer.  I found your group's video " Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" to be very entertaining and delightful!

Jennifer Ranger
02/22/17 07:03:49PM @jennifer-ranger:

A beautiful spiritual.  Thank you for sharing this video.

Jim Phillips
02/15/17 10:46:54AM @jim-at-gcreek:


Very nice job - both singing and playing.  I have never heard this beautiful hymn before.

Thanks for sharing - it is truly an inspiration!


Guy Babusek
02/15/17 09:22:35AM @guy-babusek:

Very pretty!

Patty from Virginia
02/14/17 06:26:29PM @patty-from-virginia:

That's great!!! A lovely hymn and very contemplative for me. He does take away my fears. 

Lexie R Oakley
02/14/17 04:54:35PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thanks John it is beautiful! 

I like how you play and sing at the same time.

Ben Barr Jr
02/14/17 01:19:20PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Beautifully done...nice vocals.

Cynthia Wigington
02/14/17 08:25:04AM @cynthia-wigington:

That's a beauty John, meant to catch it the other day, and life took me away...

John W. McKinstry
02/12/17 01:19:51PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Thanks to all who have given a listen and for your kind comments.  I do have a correction and some additional comments to make.  It is Maureen Sellers book and not Helen Sellers where I discovered this song. I must have been thinking of Helen Keller when I wrote this hastily.  Notice that in the accompaniment that there is some harmony built in.  I remember reading how, Jean Ritchie, often played a harmony to accompany her singing. Maureen's book gave me some good suggestions as to what the harmony could be.  I'll be singing this song on Ash Wednesday, March Ist in my daughter's church. She was kind enough to do the video and you might say that this was a rehearsal.  My dulcimer students are also watching this video so they can play it too. 

02/12/17 09:54:04AM @hugssandi:

OH this is delightful!  Love your added verse....

Gordon Hardy
02/12/17 01:47:47AM @gordon-hardy:

That is a lovely prayer John, thank you.

Steven Berger
02/12/17 01:01:31AM @steven-berger:

Very nice, John!