Written by Darlene Austin &
rock that I stand on
The place I
He heals my
spirit and my soul
heartaches I won’t mention
me to be patient
And He loves
me like I am
can do it, JESUS CAN
sacrificed, gave his life, for the many sins of man
you, restore you, renew you,…recharge and redo you
raise your hands,
said it would be easy
But His Word
makes it clear
and exhale fear
I pray He
will give me strength
as I walk on
When I think
I just can’t make it, JESUS CAN
comes to take me home, work on earth is done
Set me free,
I wanna be, one of the chosen ones
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on a small Kansas farm, Darlene Austin feels "Jesus Can" is a reflection of
those basic beliefs instilled as a child. By age 4, Darlene was singing at
church and community events. As she grew musically, her dynamic voice
paved the road to Nashville, Tennessee and led to many years as a lead staff
singer on popular shows such as the WSMV-TV Morning Show (NBC), the syndicated
Nashville Network's Nashville Now Show (TNN) with legendary host Ralph Emery,
WSM Radio Waking Crew and WSMV-TV Noon Show (NBC), as well as guest appearances
on Hee Haw and The Grand Ole Opry.
nomination and performance at Hollywood's Academy of Country Music Awards, two
entry level Grammy nominations (Best Country Album and Album of the Year) and a
European CMA nomination (Female Indie Artist of the Year)only confirms that her
unique and remarkable style has universal appeal. Darlene feels blessed
with her success and many special friends.
Her experience as
a staff writer for worldwide publishing companies BMG Music, Sony ATV Tree
Music, and Cimarron River Songs, led Austin to form her own publishing
companies, Vine Creek Music (ASCAP) and Many More Music (BMI).
creation of this song, Darlene felt caught up in the spirit. She feels the
words and music to "Jesus Can" came like a gift from God. Her soulful
vocal only adds a touch of gold to His glory.
co-writer on "Jesus Can," is one who believes in and lives the words to this
song. Sixty-seven years ago, Dorothy was born in an orphanage in Los
Angeles weighing only 2 1/2 lbs. She was adopted by Jesse and Gretchen
McKinney and raised in West Plains, Missouri and had to endure numerous
surgeries on her legs while using braces and a wheelchair during her youth.
Doctors said it was a miracle she survived.
She met Dr. Keith
Jeffers and had two children, Ruth and Mary, and farmed in the Ozarks. In
1975, she and Dr. Jeffers started a mail order catalog business known as Jeffers
Pet, which is a successful mail order catalog and internet supplier to this day.
diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Jeffers became terminally ill with
cancer. It is through his encouragement and loving memory that Dorothy
wrote words of praise that the song "Jesus Can" was developed. Dorothy is
current owner of JeffersPet.com and also feels blessed to be a member of the
Harvest Church in Dothan. Dorothy is blessed with four grandchildren,
Alex, Lili, Sidney and Michael.