The Home Church of the Charismatic Reformation
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!"
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|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.