Songs of Inspiration

 

              Tammy Faye Bakker               John and June Cash                Gloria and Bill Gaither             Howard and Vestal Goodman         

 

     

           Nancy Harmon                     Dottie Rambo                    Horatio Spafford                   George Beverly Shea    

We have wandered far, not only from the teachings of the Faith Giants of Old, but also from the music they played and sang that brought the Glory of God into manifestation.

It is my hope that Christians, and even Praise and Worship Leaders, will visit this page, rediscover this glorious music that is seldom sung anymore, and that we can begin singing these songs again.

I dedicate this page to Elizabeth Pruitt Sloan who has said countless times, "Much of today's Christian songs don't do anything for me.  They have no tune, no melody, and no anointing.  But give me some of the old songs, or new ones that exalt the Blood of Jesus, and my spirit just soars!"

To that, all I can add is, "Amen!"

          --Brother Mel

 

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Media Files

Songs We Need to Rediscover
Title Description Media
Amazing Grace by Tammy Faye Bakker

Tammy Faye brings the house down.  I will always have a special place in my heart for Tammy Faye.  Before I knew Christ, I used to watch Tammy Faye sing on TV.  She sang with such conviction and fervor that her singing eventually opened my heart to the message of the Gospel and I found Christ as my Savior.  Video ends with some glitches.  Length:  7:09.

Angel Band by Vestal Goodman and George Jones

When George Jones nearly died in a car accident, as he was in the hospital, many friends wanted to see him.  He asked only that Vestal Goodman come and see him and sing to him.  She came to his side.  Then after his recovery, they sang this song together, "O Come, Angel Band."  Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior?  Then one day, the "angel band" will come to escort your eternal "Home."  Length:  5:24.

Are You Washed in the Blood by Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman performs, "Are You Washed in the Blood?"  Length:  5:37.

At Calvary by Gary Chapman

The classic hymn, "At Calvary" by Gary Chapman.  Length:  4:33.

Because He Lives Medly by Vestal Goodman

Vestal Goodman sings "Glory to His Name," "Because He lives," and "He Lives!  He Lives!" on the Statler Brothers show.  Length:  5:11.

Beulah Land by John Starnes

"Beulah Land" an old-time classic by John Starnes at a Jimmy Swaggart crusade back in the 1980s. Length:  5:03.

Blessed Quietness by the FWC Singers

"Blessed Quietness" performed by the Family Worship Center Singers, brings down a move of the Holy Spirit that lasts 47:34.  Notice how the guest speaker, singers, and crowd adjust their plans for the service and just move with the Holy Spirit. It is beautiful.  Guest speaker is Loren Larson, prison minister for JSM.

Blood Bought Church by Nancy Harmon

Nancy Harmon lifts the roof with her version of "Blood Bought Church."  Length:  5:31.

Come and Dine by Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman sings "Come and Dine" and tells its history.  Length:  4:02.

Dear Holy Spirit by Mark A. Ruby

This is not an "old" song, but it is consistent with the message of the hymns and campmeeting songs of the past.  The video presents the song in English, then Spanish, then English and Spanish, and finally English again.  Simple, yet profound.  Length:  5:28.

Enemy's Camp by Lindell Cooley

"Enemy's Camp," and "Look What the Lord Has Done," medley by Lindell Cooley during the Brownsville Revival.  Length:  5:27.

Farther Along by Ivan Parker

Ivan Parker singing with other Gaither regulars.  Length:  3:31.

God is God By R. W. Schambach

Evangelist R.W. Schambach cuts loose and sings, "God is God!"  Length:  6:19.

God Walks the Dark Hills by Vestal Goodman

Excellent performance by Vestal Goodman.  Length:  4:03.

Gone! by Jessy Dixon

I loved to hear Tammy Faye sing this song back in the 1980's.  I couldn't find a clip of her singing this, but Jessy Dixon sings this very well also, including some words and verses I had never heard before.  Length:  4:16.

Great Speckled Bird by Roy Acuff

Many do not realize that this country classic made famous by Roy Acuff is actually a Gospel song.  The "Great Speckled Bird" is the Church.  Length:  2:44.

Happy Song by Lindell Cooley

Song from a great revival that will bless you.  You'll get "happy" as you listen to this song and realize that God is FOR you NOT AGAINST you.  Length: 5:44.

He's Alive! by Dolly Parton

One of the most dramatic performances of "He's Alive!" I have ever seen.  Performed at the 1989 CMA awards.  Whether she is a Christian or not, I do not know.  However, Dolly's grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher who preached at times at Dollywood towards the end of his life.  Length:  4:56.

Healer in the House by Joy Gardner

Popularized in the 1990's, "Healer in the House" still inspires.  Length:  3:32.

Hello God by Dolly Parton

When Dolly records a Gospel song, it is always a toss-up for me as to whether to add it to this page.  In interviews, she is frequently off-color and bawdy.  And she says of her outfits, "It costs an awful lot of money to dress this cheap."  Never-the-less, her performances of Gospel songs seems respectful, genuine, and sincere, so I include one on this page from time to time.  I think "Hello God" is particularly well-done and I trust it will bless you.  Length:  3:04.

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