Zach Williams And Dolly Parton Perform Duet Of ‘There Was Jesus’

Grammy award-winning Zach Williams and Dolly Parton’s new music video for ‘There Was Jesus’ has made its debut and is also available at Christian and country radio.


This beautiful duet from Williams and Parton was shared live with the world when they performed “There Was Jesus” at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards last November.

Since that performance, the song gone on to become one of Zach Williams’ most listened to songs till date along with the title track from his 2019 album, “Rescue Story.”

Every time I tried to make it on my own
Every time I tried to stand and start to fall
All those lonely roads that I have travelled on
There was Jesus

“When I first heard ‘There Was Jesus,’ it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard,” Parton said about being featured on the song. “I loved Zach’s voice, and at that time I wanted to do something more uplifting. I felt like it was a Godsend, so I thought, ‘Yes, this is my record and I’m going to sing with him on it!’ I’m really proud of how it turned out. I think people are going to get a blessing out of it. I know I have.”

When the life I built came crashing to the ground
When the friends I had were nowhere to be found
I couldn’t see it then but I can see it now
There was Jesus

Regarding Williams’ experience working with Parton, he said, “Dolly has been a champion since day one of this song. I never thought in a million years this would happen, and the entire experience working with her has truly been an honor and a privilege. I cannot wait to share the song and video with all of you.”

In the waiting, in the searching
In the healing and the hurting
Like a blessing buried in the broken pieces
Every minute, every moment
Of where I been and where I’m going
Even when I didn’t know it
Or couldn’t see it
There was Jesus

This song is so apt for the times that we are facing today when people are under lockdown and cannot even attend church services. We are reminded that Jesus is in everything with us, in our hurting, in our searching, in our brokenness, and even in our loneliness.


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