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    ... gospel tune or song of praise?

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    "Amazing Grace" and "It is Well with My Soul," equally.
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    My favorite Gospel song is "Shine on Me (Let the light from the Lighthouse)" so much energy in it. Used in various ways effectively in The Ladykillers most recently. Sadly my Episcopal Church would end up singing it (if they tried) at dirge tempo. I don't play it on the mandolin... I enjoy playing carols and lenten songs on the mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Broyles View Post
    "Amazing Grace" and "It is Well with My Soul," equally.
    I love both of those.

    O Sacred Head Now Wounded is the gorgeous, haunting melody from the Passion Chorale, with exquisite harmony by (who else) JS Bach. There are 2 more that I can think of with lovely Bach harmony lines (especially the bass part): Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, and O Morning Star How Fair and Bright.

    Lo How A Rose (I'm sensing a German theme here) is dear to my heart as well. What A Friend is a great one for double stops . . . and like Jamie said, the Christmas carols are great fun to pick out the melody.

    There is no way I can narrow it down to less than that, and if you let me leaf through the index at the back of the hymnal I can come up with a dozen or more.
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    I always sing that as "It is swell with my soul".

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    "The Angels Rejoiced"...By The Louvin Bros....and just about all of the gospel songs recorded by The country Gentlemen....

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    "Near the Cross" and "Be Thou My Vision". The latter is my all time fav.
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    I was just looking hymn tabs. If anyone has any of these please post. Thanks. And by the way , The Old Rugged Cross.

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    Cafe member Michael Pilgrim has posted this book of Hymns in various keys. Great arrangements that are very approachable to this novice player. He's made several volumes Christmas, Civil War, Hyms, Irish collections available for free here. What an exceptional resource!

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    Thanks Michael they are fantastic.
    I must admit i get emotional when i here "Here I am Lord" and " Be still in the presence of the Lord" and who could forget " Mine eyes have seen the Glory".
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    I really like "Just a Closer Walk with Thee".

    As far as contemporary praise music goes, about anything from Chris Tomlin or David Crowder Band.
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    I was raised an Episcopalian and, although my father was a great cantor and lead singer in the choir, I am trained to be of no help on this matter. On the other hand, my grandmother went to a fundamentalist church in the U.S. and I hear her voice whenever I hear "The Old Rugged Cross" or "In the Garden" (and he walks with me and he talks with me and he tells me I am his own).

    As far as all-out gospel, I've been partial to "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham" ever since hearing the version Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater uses in "Revelations." My soul is glad. My soul is free. I'm coming home - to liberty. Sometimes it's just the performance like Steep Canyon Rangers doing "I Can't Sit Down".

    Quite fond of the old-time crossover stuff like "Keep on the Sunny Side" "Farther Along" ...
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    There are far too many to list, so I'll try to keep it short.

    One of my current favorites (meaning it has been stuck in my head for the last few months, and I tend to start playing it almost automatically if I pick up an instrument), is Heavenly Sunlight. John, Tony, and Vassar recorded a pretty good version on Hartford, Rice, and Clements.

    My all-time favorite would have to be Wayfaring Stranger. I have probably 20 or 30 recorded versions of this song. I have informed my wife that if it is not played at my funeral, there is going to be trouble. I listened to The Wayfaring Strangers' unique version just this morning, in memory of John McGann.
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    "Hallelujah (I Am Ready)" and "Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord". Real crowd pleasers.
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    Lots of emotion when I hear Softly and Tenderly. He Leadeth Me does that to me as well. In The Garden also brings back childhood memories of my little (50 members) church. For pure hair raising inspiration it has to be shaped note singing of Idumea.
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    I love all these mentioned, but here's my top five...
    Rock of Ages
    Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
    There is a Fountain Filled With Blood
    Angel Band
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrwky View Post
    In The Garden also brings back childhood memories of my little (50 members) church.
    My Aunts used to do this in our little country church years ago with voice and piano, and it brings back a lot of memories to me as well. I really like the text. It is interesting to play in the mandolin, as there are a lot of nice double stops and transitions. Don't know where it's supposed to be played, but I find G works nicely.

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    In the bulb there is a flower.
    Morning has broken.
    Spirit Open my heart (tune is Wild Mountain Thyme)
    Be thou my vision
    (Most of the versions I have for thse were not written for stringed instruments, so I only play the melody.)

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    Hard for me to sing this and get through it. Don't know why. It's like when you are moved to tears by some music, or a movie, or a story that is about love. It moves you to tears because, if God is Love, then when you see or hear lovely things, you are staring God in the face. You must avert your eyes. They will sting and water. The image is just too intense. Happy Easter everyone.

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    My father was a gospel singer and piano player, so I grew up with all these gospel tunes seeded in my head. Sometime I wake up humming an oldie that I can't remember the title. Today I like to play these numbers and jazz them up or blues them up. An easy one for blues is Just a Closer Walk with Thee.
    For example: Not me but some good jazz players together.

    Grateful Dead did some gospel in the 70's that was incredibly good harmony.
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    thank you all - in listening to your favorites i came across the stanley bros. playing this. don't know if it qualifies as proper gospel or not but it made this infidel sit still and listen:


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    Rock of Ages. I'd like this line from Rock of Ages on my tombstone ... "In my hand no price I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling".

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    1. In the Garden

    2. How Great Thou Art

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