Loretta Lynn’s final message to fans involved a Bible verse: live ‘by the truth’

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Country music legend Loretta Lynn’s final message to fans involved a Bible verse quoting the words of the Apostle John.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, Lynn died in her sleep Tuesday morning at her home in Hurricane Hills, Tennessee, after a 60-year career that saw her win four Grammys, seven American Music Awards and eight Country Awards. Music Association. She sold over 45 million albums and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. She was 90 years old.

Lynn was also known for her Christian faith. She released an album Hymns in 1965.

“I pray a lot,” she told Woman’s World in 2020. “I think God is always with me. When I need Him, I know He’s here. He’s been with me and taken me through things I didn’t even know I was going through until it was over. And when it hit me, and I realized that God had been with me the whole time, it made all the difference to me. He helped me through everything, good and bad – and it fills my heart with peace.

Lynn’s last Facebook post involved a Bible verse, John 3:20-21. It was posted Sunday morning, two days before his death.

“All evil doers hate the light and will not step into the light lest their deeds be revealed,” his message read. “But whoever lives by the truth comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that what he has done has been done in the sight of God (John 3:20-21, NIV).”

The post also included a graphic depicting the New Living Translation of John 3:21: “But those who do what is right come to light that others may see that they are doing what God wills.”

Lynn’s Facebook page was a mix of Bible verses, photos from the past, and photos from her “Loretta Lynn Ranch,” a tourist attraction in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Last Thursday, her Facebook page included an old photo of her and Crystal Gayle. The day before, there was a picture of her and Dolly Parton.

“Dolly Parton and I always have a great time together!” she wrote.

His Sunday messages often included Bible verses.

“I look up at the mountains – where does my help come from?” she posted on Sunday, September 11, quoting Psalm 121:1-2. “My help comes from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth.”

Related:

Country music star Loretta Lynn dies at 90

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and current affairs for 20 years. His stories have appeared in the Baptist Press, Christianity today, The Christian Post, the Sheet-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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