25 Essential Hymns and Southern Gospel Songs

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While this small catalog in no way should be considered a “best of” list, the songs herein do represent some of the finest of Southern-Gospel and Christian Hymnody; I have not arranged them in chronological, alphabetical or preference order. These 25 selections (which I will add another volume to in the future) offer instruction, doctrine, praise, worship and admonition; some are very well known, others a little less so, especially in this era.

These are songs with which I was reared, and as the son of an evangelist and an organist I heard many of these daily via the vocal blessings of my uncle and aunt, my grandmother, my mother and father, and of course the many wonderful Southern-Gospel singers and quartets. I appreciate the influence of my mother and father not only for instilling a desire to learn the Bible, but a love and respect for Southern-Gospel…

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