For many people who have lost a loved one, art can be a helpful escape to help them process their loss. For some, Alan Jackson’s song “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” was a healing balm.
While Alan Jackson was known for his country music albums like A Lot About Living (and a Little About Love) and Don’t Rock the Jukebox, he also stepped outside of country music for a few gospel albums.
Alan’s song provided healing in the face of terrible loss. In the comments section, many viewers mentioned how “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” had given them hope for rejoining their loved ones in the afterlife.
In this video, members of the crowd sang along to the emotionally charged lyrics, and many cheeks were wet with tears. We got choked up listening to the song ourselves.
But regardless of whether you believe in heaven or not, this song speaks to a universal longing to spend just one more day with the ones who have left us behind. And sometimes, knowing that you are not alone in that feeling can be healing, too.
But Alan Jackson did not reach people simply through his heartfelt message. His rich voice blended seamlessly with his guitar, creating a tender, soothing tone similar to a melancholy lullaby.
Whether you have lost someone or not, this song is a beautiful ballad that captures a deep but tender human emotion. Our only suggestion is to make sure you bring tissues.