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Let Me Testify

  |   Hag Editorial   |   181 Comments

So there is NO misunderstanding, let me testify, the power of the healing our

Heavenly Father has bestowed upon me. In ’08 I was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Most everyone knows that’s a death sentence! Not in my case!

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More recently I was diagnosed with a heart problem in two hospitals, in Ft. Worth

and in Bakersfield. Either they both malfunctioned exactly the same way, or

once again, the Lord stepped in and altered the condition. An angiogram proved it

all wrong. My heart is perfect!

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It’s almost embarrassing to know that the Lord cares

that much for me. But, I am gonna shout it to the entire world. He healed me either

at my request or someone else’s There were a lot of prayers involved

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He also guided the hands of other special doctors and was able to properly relocate

my Atlas. But never for a moment do I give credit or claim any myself.

The Man upstairs is still in charge.

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I am gonna be 75 this coming April and I am a walking miracle

I might add a Healthy miracle.

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I give all the thanks to my Heavenly Father and to my

wonderful family, Theresa, Jenessa and Bennie.

181 Comments
  • Carlos Holley | Sep 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Merle, i am so glad that you have excepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. I have been listening to your songs and music for many years. You wrote and sang a lot of songs about your wonderful Mama, and that always touched my heart. It was just my Mama and me for the first 18 years of my life and of course i was a Mama’s baby. When Mama was still alive, i would play my guitar and sing Mama Tried to her and the tears would just flow from her eyes. I still play your Gospel CD”S every time i get in my truck and one of my favorite songs is The Old Rugged Cross and you have added a verse telling us about your Mama and your old friend Jesus Christ. Merle, i admire you and I will keep you in my prayers. I thank God for the miracles that he performed in your life . God is an awesome God !!!!!…. By the way , i am an OKie from Hugo which is about 60 miles from Muskogee.

  • Brenda Torstenson | Sep 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you the Wonderful Almighty……….Theresa, Jenessa and Bennie! Your presence in this world means so much to many people. Your music has and will continue to touch my families life for many years to come! I hope you continue to “Live the kind of life that most men only dream of” for many many many years to come! Thank You!

  • Rose Marshall | Sep 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I have listened to you from the age of ten. I would clean our house when my mom was working and I listened to the radio. We grew up on country music. Late at night we would tune in to the COFFEE DRINKING NIGHT HAWKERS. God Bless you for your music and keep it coming. Stay healthy and safe. We love you and hope to se e another concert in person on of these days. I am now 72 years old but I think young. Age is only a number. God Bless and keep you till we meet again.

  • Janet | Sep 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

    A friend and I just saw you last night at Loretta Lynns ranch. It was great. I have always wanted to see you in concert…called it my bucket list..haha Well it earned its spot there. It was a great show and so nice to learn that your wife and kids are performing with you. You are truly a legend in my eyes and I hope i get the chance to see you again.

  • Anne Betts | Aug 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Merle Haggard is the BEST Singer/Songwriter ever! I have seen him in concert and own every CD he ever made- read a couple of books he has written! a true spokesperson for the working man, I love Merle Haggard!

  • Gabe | Aug 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Glad you’re taking better care of yourself!

  • Gabe | Aug 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    “It was, The Favor Of God!” :)

  • foy lanham | Aug 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    merle is the man i cant count the concerts ive been to but i can tell you they were great.If theres one person in the world i could set down and talk to for a few hours it would definately be merle and i do have a sing that i wrote and i think he would likeit also. take care of yourself Merle see you the next time your around …

  • Suzzie Kuhn | Jul 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I grew up listening to Haggard and I’ll die listening to Haggard. It’s really true, you can NEVER take the country out of the girl….

  • Charles Henderson | Jul 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

    It is so wonderful to see a man of your fame and statue stop and give God glory for His healing, unashamedly! You are blessed, and your testimony is a blessing to others.

  • linda stahr | Jul 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

    God is wonderful!

  • Sheila Johnson | Jul 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Dearest Merle Haggard,
    I have had the honor of being at 5 different concerts. The latest already 2 father’s Day’s ago in Bend, Oregon. You & your Beautiful Family are so Awesome. When u came out of your bus, I hollored “Happy Father’s Day Merle” & u looked right at me & said “Thank You”, I then said We LOVE U Merle, U looked right at me again & said “I LOVE U TOO” You Melted my Heart ! I also got to meet little Ben the year before & Noel a second time on that f-Day concert. Even a pic with Noel. You have been in my life since a very little girl. I am now 52. I grew up listening to you & watching you win all your awards, The Johnny Cash show etc. Our Family was Nut’s over you & my dad taped EVERYTHING Reel to Reel….(Which he still has)….I hope & Pray someday I will get to meet you…I came close on that last concert. We followed u out , When passed ur Big Chief Bus on Hwy 97 we honked & your driver blew the train horn, that was the neatest thing….( Little Mother Trucker’s Pilot Service ) on my Jeep Cherokee Windows. One of my user names is (( Hagfan4evr ))- &-lilmothertrucker–I loved reading your Testamony & TRULY BELIEVE YOU SHOULD TURN THAT INTO A SONG…& THE NAME OF YOUR NEXT ALBUM ! What do you think? Sure wish you were coming back to Bend, Or. again, Hopefully soon. Afterall it is on your way home !!! Theresa, I told you as u were getting in the bus, ( I was behind the black gate ) what a beautiful singer you are..Keep it up You & Ben with Merle are so Awesome, & hav’nt forgotten Janessa, I bet she will be singing with you alot someday soon ! We LOVE YOU HAG, & PRAY for you & your Family Everyday !! So Glad You are Healthy & GOD watches over you always…..!!! Love Ya, Sheila, John & Shelina xoxoxo ;0)

  • nick bark | Jul 10, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Merle Haggard I had seen you 3 times at Billy Bobs TX in my early twenties 14ish years ago. I had no appreciation for your tunes then as I do now. I can’t believe how much George Strait pays tribute to you in recording your songs. He was my alltime favorite singer until this year. I am a #LovetheHAG guy now. cuz you write it you pick it and at 75 you still sing it as good as you did when your wrote them big hits!!!
    I caught your show in Pigeon Forge TENN 04-12-12 it was awesome!

  • Mike Martin | Jun 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    God bless you and your family! Y’all were fantastic at the Riverbend centre, Austin TX. One of the best moments in this ol’ boys life.

  • Becky Smith | Jun 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Enjoyed your concert Merle, in Greenwood, AR Tuesday night 6-26-12, You are still the Greatest! Really had a BALL with Don & Joel driving around town!!!

  • donnie/connie baker | Jun 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    i have always want to see you.i have listen to you all my life.i’am 56 year old and have all your music. you are coming to cary n.c. this year and my wife and myself are going to see you.you and i have haded alot of sickness. but god is so good .now i’am in great shape thank you lord. hope you do read this.take care of you self.hope to see you and shake your hand .may god bless you amen.

  • Julie Adams | Jun 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    My husband & I along with my father (father’s day present) just saw you Sunday night in St. Charles, MO at the Family Area. It was on our bucket list to see you in person. Now it is on our bucket list to see you again. Loved the concert and it was awesome to see that your family is with you as well. We hope to see you again very soon!

    Larry & Julie

  • Vicki saul | Jun 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Dear Merle
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    We saw you in Amarillo a couple of nights ago. This was our third time seeing you in concert. It was an awesome performance. I had prayed during my quiet time that the lord would do something great the morning of the concert. Within a couple of hours of that prayer my son came running into our hotel room telling me that he rode up on the elevator with you. He was so thrilled as he too is a musician. He will never forget that. Unfortunately, he was so starstruck when he saw you, he could not even tell what a big fan he is. He carried his guitar and a sharpie the rest of the day in hopes of seeing you again. Anyhow, glad to hear that the Lord has healed you. Thank you for your testimony… I’m sure god will use it in wonderful ways”

    Regards,
    Vicki saul

  • Teresa Nelson | Jun 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Merle,
    We just saw your show last night in Amarillo Texas! What a fantastic show it was! We came to your show a while back in Clovis at the outdoor concert you stole the show there! And the last time you were in Amarillo and it was a great as well but we were worried as you didn’t seem to be feeling that good. We are really huge fans and last night’s concert was for my husband’s birthday present! So he my mother in law and myself came to your concert and we were just absolutely amazed!! It was like you were “30 again” Wow! We couldn’t figure out your miraculous turn around! But it all makes sense after reading your story! God Bless you Merle! That you give the Glory to God is the best part! Take care and please come back to Amarillo when you can!! We love you!!
    Teresa Nelson

  • mike hampton | Jun 19, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Hi Merle , Greetings from the U.K. God saved you because you are special and through your music the world is a better place. I’m pleased to know you are well and hope you had a really special 75th birthday. No one deserves it more.Much love to you and your family. May God bless you all now and always Mike