It is No Secret

It is No secret is a Christian-country song composed by Carl Stuart Hamblen in the 1950s.

Legend circulated via e-mail

"When Hamblin quit drinking thanks to Billy Graham he began to lose favor with Hollywood. He was ultimately fired by the radio station when he refused to accept a beer company as a sponsor. Hard times were upon him. During his struggle, John Wayne took him aside and told him all your troubles started when you 'got religion' and asked if it was worth it all. Hamblen answered simply, "Yes". Then he said, "You liked your booze so much. Don't you ever miss it?" And the answer was, "No". John then said, "I don't understand how you could give it up so easily.' And Hamblen response was, 'It's no big secret. All things are possible with God.' To this John said, 'That's a catchy phrase. You should write a song about it.'"

Certain details of the above account, including the misspelling of Hamblen's name, are contested.

Lyric

It is No Secret--------------- The chimes of time Ring out the news Another day is through Someone slipped and fell Was that someone you? You may have longed For added strength Your courage to renew Do not be disheartened For I bring hope to you It is no secret What God can do What He's done for others He'll do for you With arms wide open He'll pardon you It is no secret What God can do There is no night For in God's light You'll never walk alone Always feel at home Whenever you may roam There is no power Can conquer you While God is on your side Just take Him At His promise Don't run away and hide It is no secret What God can do What He's done for others He'll do for you With arms wide open He'll pardon you It is no secret What God can do It is no secret What God can do

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* [http://www.snopes.com/religion/hamblen.htm/ Snopes.com article]


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