What is your favorite inspirational song/

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Well, while we are waiting for the release of Bill Dickens new gospel CD.(Just Kidding) What are some of your favorite songs that get you through the day. Mine is BLESSED ASSURANCE! For me when I start singing it, I feel the Holy Spirit come over me. And I know there is nothing that can stop me from doing the work of the lord!! Also if you want to share favorite singers or groups please share those also. Peace in the Lord.

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2000


Hey Sis, No need to kid, I am after all an accomplished singer since my choir recorded a smash hit album during the pre-CD era :-) :-) Currently, I'm semi-retired due to those small kids who came suddenly in my life after I uttered "I Do" at my wedding. Allow me to offer a simple taxonomy for my inspirational songs:

Favorite Hymn - My Hope Is Built

Favorite Inspirational - Amaaaaaazing Grace

Favorte Gospel Selection - This Too Will Pass [Rev. James Cleveland] 3 way tie I'm Going Away [Walter Hawkins] Jesus, You're The Center of My Joy [R.Smallwood]

Favorite Gospel Album or CD - Love Alive II [Hawkins Family] Honorable Mention "God Is" James Cleveland the the Southern California Workshop circa 1980

Favorite Quartet Group Mighty Clouds of Joy

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2000

Sorry, Bill, I should have mentioned that you will be nominated for a Dove award. I too am a professional singer, appearing in Broadway and off broadway shows. I was a singer and actress before becoming a minister. I love your selections WOW! I wanted to add, I have been listening to Yolanda Adams new CD every morning. Hey, maybe we can get Jerryl to be our music director for an "upcoming CD" I know Rev. John can sing, so he will have to be on it also. What about Pastor Al Paris, somehow, I know he can sing too! Love to all the saints. Denise

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2000

WOW! This is a hard question. I have a number of songs that truly inspire me as well as the anointed people who I have heard sing them over the years. My favorite hymn that truly moves me when I am in a time of need or reflection is "How Great Thou Art" #68 AMEC.

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2000

"On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand..." I sing that when I seek reassurance for any decision I have made. Then I am at "Peace Like a River..." because I know that "He Touched Me."

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2000

I love the Hymns of the Church. My favorite one is "Saviour More Than Life To Me "

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2000

Last sunday I sang the song "Wade in the Water" in church. I have not sung this song in years. It is such an inspirational song, because it is a song about trusting God! When the Israelites were chased to the Red Sea by Pharoh's army, they trusted God and Moses, that the sea would be parted. When we venture forth in life, such as "wading in the water" God parts the water and protects us from harm. Rev. Denise Rogers

-- Anonymous, October 05, 2000

In South Africa and Namibia some of our hymns have been translated into many other languages. If Bishop James should set foot in S.A., he would probably sing "Ndikhokele, o yehova!"(Guide me,O Thou Great Jehova).One of my favourites I like to sing in Afrikaans"Hoor my siel, dit is die Heer" (Hark,my soul,it is the Lord) God Bless.

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2000

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