'Hymn to Him' is a song taken from Dion DiMucci
’s album 'Blues With Friends', released June 5th 2020. The album features artists like Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons and Paul Simon along with new liner notes written by Bob Dylan. Also Bruce and Patti appear, performing "Hymn to Him." DiMucci picked the artists himself and he thought that the track, which originally appeared on his 1986 LP Velvet and Steel, would be perfect for Patti Scialfa. " I’ve always liked Patti’s voice and I’ve been a fan of hers for quite a while," he says. " She has this soulful vibrato thing going on and I heard it in my head when I thought about doing this song. I’ve always had it on my mind because I think a song doesn’t get tired, although the singer might. I just never got that song to where I wanted it to live until now." He e-mailed the track to Scialfa: " I would have been happy had she just done some harmony parts or vocal echoing on some lines," he said. "I mean, I just wanted her to hum along on some of the solos, but she had a different idea. She had a whole other arrangement in mind and did this layering kind of thing and I just have to say she captured the wind of the holy spirit, truly something beautiful and sublime." "When Patti was listening in the home studio they have, Bruce heard what she was doing and he thought he’d add a try a little something on guitar, " DiMucci says. “And it was terrific, what he did add just so much gravitas. Dion first recorded Hymn To Him for his 1987 gospel album Velvet & Steel.