Throwback Thursday: ♫“When I walk through the storm, You’ll be my guide”♫

Last Friday, Judith Durham, the lead singer of the Australian folk group, the Seekers (photo above), died at the age of 79, so for this week’s Throwback Thursday installment we’re going to skip ahead a little bit and revisit the post below that was originally published back on September 1, 2017 and has been revised.

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One of my favorite songs growing up in the 1960s was “I’ll Never Find Another You” by Australian folk quartet, The Seekers, which was released at the end of 1964 and peaked at #4 on the U.S. singles charts. Lead singer, Judith Durham, could really belt out a tune. I know I sound like the old coot that I am when I say this, but they just don’t make music like this anymore.

At first glance, most would interpret the tune as a romantic love song, but it’s not a big stretch to find a spiritual interpretation (e.g., “the promised land”) and I now like to think of this as a song of love for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The only qualifier is, I know I will never lose His love. Take a listen and you’ll see what I mean. It really tugs at my heartstrings. Thank you, Jesus.

I’ll Never Find Another You
Written by Tom Springfield

There’s a new world somewhere
They call the promised land
And I’ll be there someday
If you could hold my hand
I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know I’ll never find another you

There is always someone
For each of us, they say
And you’ll be my someone
Forever and a day
I could search the whole world over
Until my life is through
But I know I’ll never find another you

It’s a long, long journey
So stay by my side
When I walk through the storm
You’ll be my guide, be my guide

If they gave me a fortune
My pleasure would be small
I could lose it all tomorrow
And never mind at all
But if I should lose your love, dear
I don’t know what I’d do
For I know I’ll never find another you

But if I should lose your love, dear
I don’t know what I’d do
For I know I’ll never find another you
Another you, another you

Note from August 2022: Information regarding Judith Durham’s religious beliefs is sparse, but her bandmate, Athol Guy, revealed that she and her deceased husband had joined the Hindu sect, Sant Mat (“teachings of the saints”), aka the Path of the Masters, over 40 years ago. The sect was founded by Shiv Dayal Singh in the 19th century. Sad.

12 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: ♫“When I walk through the storm, You’ll be my guide”♫

  1. Thanks for posting this, Tom. I hope your final paragraph is not the final note of Judith’s life. I hope she and fellow Australian Olivia Newton-John are together in Heaven right now. I hope my skepticism that they are not is just that.

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    1. Thanks, David. I’m guessing Judith was raised in the conservative Australian Anglican church and heard the genuine Gospel many times. Perhaps she turned to Christ at the end as perhaps did Olivia. We may be surprised.

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  2. Like you I must be getting old as I think they don’t make music like the past anymore; rap make up words since its easier to rhyme nonsense than be creative with real words. Among other things.
    Sad to read about the pagan beliefs of the artists though…

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    1. The young guys at work listen to rap all day with earpods in their ears even though they’re not supposed to. Yeah, popular music declined steeply with the intro of rap.
      RE: Pagan beliefs
      A number of the old-school music celebrities like Judith Durham got swept up into the Hindu mysticism that George Harrison of the Beatles introduced.

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      1. I remember in high school some friends were trying to convince me to listen to Rap since they felt at least it talks about Jesus and God favorably compared to some of the rock of my time; but I guess there’s more Hindu and mysticism in older stuff; still the rap had bad theology; many artists no matter the genres needs Jesus!

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      2. I know there’s some Christian rappers out there, but a lot of rap can get pretty vile and that attracts people. Rock music had some innuendo, but rap is right in the face.

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