Stories Behind 50 Southern Gospel Favorites, Volume 1

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Kregel Publications - Religion - 176 pages

A genre of music born out of suffering, Southern Gospel music is characterized by its love for the Cross and longing for heaven. Culled from hundreds of personal interviews with Southern Gospel songwriters, this collection of the stories behind the songs is sometimes comical, sometimes sad, sometimes heartwarming, but always true--true stories of God's people who are willing to be used of Him to bless the hearts of others. Songs include:
Mansion Over the Hilltop We Shall Behold Him Canaanland Is Just in Sight He's Still Working on Me We've Come This Far by Faith Sweet Beulah Land

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I find the reading of the history behind Southern Gospel Music so very interesting I can hardly stop reading it. But since I need to go to sleep now I just have to take the time to say, I am so glad you wrote this book and sharing it on youtube so we may get a glimpse of the talented people God has used to inspire, encourage and bless. Yes I know this is a short list but it is encredible. THANK YOU!!! 

Contents

Foreword by George Younce
10
Stories of Southern Gospel Songs
17
A Musical Goodbye
25
A Rare Sunday at Home
31
A Response to a Television Ad
39
A Symbol of Christian Liberty
47
Born at Midnight
53
From Greek Philosophy to Southern Gospel
59
He Sang for His Own Funeral
79
Hitchhiking Through the Night
85
It All Started at Shoneys
96
Not in the Mood for God to Use Me
111
The Little Lake Song
124
Two Teens Singing in Calcutta
138
From Heartache to Assurance
151
He Wouldnt Do It for Money
164

From Suicide to Soulwinning
65
From the Storm Comes a Song
71
Song Index
177
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Page 154 - And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified Him, and two other with Him, on either side one, and JESUS in the midst.
Page 165 - What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear ; What a privilege to carry. Everything to God in prayer?
Page 173 - These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God ; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Page 124 - Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Page 127 - Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God ; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Page 71 - From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Page 35 - And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Page 148 - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea...
Page 149 - When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.

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