Conway Twitty Shares His Love For Jesus In Powerful Ballad “The Third Man”

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Conway Shared His Faith Through His Songs

In 1973, Conway Twitty released his album Who Will Pray For Me, filled with faith-based songs. Although all of the songs on the album are amazing, the eighth track, “The Third Man,” truly stands out.


Conway Twitty recorded "The Third Man" for his album "Who Will Pray For Me"
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Once recorded by Loretta Lynn for her 1965 album, Hymns, “The Third Man” was written and composed by Frances Heighton, Don Helms, and Teddy Wilburn, and reflects on Jesus’ death on the cross.

The song’s narrator says he dreamed he took a walk and came upon three crosses on a hill. While two of the men cried out for mercy, the third man, Jesus, simply looked at him. “Oh, the hurt in this man’s eyes, it just broke my heart in two!” sings the narrator. “It seemed I could hear him say, ‘Son, I’m doing this for you.’

Hear Conway Twitty Sing “The Third Man” In The Clip Below

The song is an emotional one, between the narrator’s sadness and the love expressed by Jesus.

After Jesus passes away, the narrator mourns, singing “Suddenly, I heard the thunder roll,I saw the lightening pierce the sky. Then third man was still hanging there, And I began to cry.”

Ultimately, the narrator wakes up from his dream, but Jesus’ words remain with him.

The musical picture Twitty paints through “The Third Man” is absolutely beautiful, and is a true emotional masterpiece. You can tell from the tone and shakiness of Twitty’s voice how much the song and its message meant to him, which makes it even more emotional to listen to.

Listen to Conway Twitty sing “The Third Man” in the video below. You may want to keep a box of tissues close by because this song will surely move you to tears.

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