Yeah, I like that one.
The Old Rugged Cross
Above the Hills of Time
When Jesus Comes
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
and although it's not Gospel or a hymn, I have to add this country song:
Jesus, Take the Wheel
Some of my favorites have always been "Amazing Grace", "In The Garden" and "Uncloudy Day". I know it's not really a gospel song, but I have always loved "Why Me Lord?". I think it really speaks about the love that Jesus has for us.
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms is one of my favorites too.
Meeting in the Air
Just Over in the Glory Land
Everybody Will Be Happy Over There
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
I grew up in a good-old-fashioned black Pentecostal church. We used to have weekly prayer meetings and tarrying services in the downstairs chapel. Instead of using the hymnals that we would use upstairs in the main sanctuary, we had 2 or 3 old-timey songbooks that we would sing out of. "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" was in one of those. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of nostalgia that came over me when I saw that song on your list. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.
Nice! In my church we still use the Church of God's "Church Hymnal" pretty often. I own a copy of it. It's a goldmine.
I just looked through the index. Great songs in this hymnal.
Do you play?
No, though I am about to get a banjo and learn to play that.
A banjo makes everything better!! Nice vocal harmonies too.
Here's an interesting one.
I've had the pleasure of seeing these ladies perform live. They're from around Charleston.
At 1:40 or so, a curious beat kicks in:1.......2..3......1......2..3 It's found only in music from west africa, the caribbean, and the carolina coast, which speaks to it's origins and it's age.