God Made Something Beautiful

Some good old James Cleveland music. Here he is singing with The Philadelphia chapter of the GMWA in 1983.

 

  1. God Made Something Beautiful Rev. James Cleveland & the Philadelphia Mass Choir 4:41

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By The Grace Of God

From one of James Cleveland’s early albums with the Southern California Community Choir.  This is classic Cleveland all the way.

 

  1. By The Grace of God Rev. James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir 2:56

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Meet Me There

I’m SOOOOO excited.  I’ve been looking for this song for so long…a couple of decades, really  I’ve Googled the lyrics a zillion times (“If you miss me from singing down here; come on up to heaven, I’ll be waiting up there.”) and NEVER found the song, until today.

 

  1. Meet Me There James Cleveland and The GMWA Mass Choir 3:22

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This song was one one of the very first gospel albums I bought in 1985, James Cleveland and The Gospel Workshop of America – Live in Atlanta, 1984.  (I just stumbled on the song list this afternoon after all these years) All of the songs on that double album were dear to me, but this one always stayed with me. Written by a young Donald Lawrence, and complimented by the beautiful lead by Robin Rowe, I present to you, “Meet Me There”.

A Song In The Midst Of The Storm

You can always count on James Cleveland and The GMWA Mass Choir to offer up a great song.  Looks like I’m a day late posting this song, but it’s still great, storm or no storm.  This cut is from the 1985 Live recording from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

  1. A Song In The Midst Of The Storm James Cleveland and The GMWA Mass Choir 5:34

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I’ve Got To Reach My Goal

An “oldie” from the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s 1982 Convention.  It sounds a bit like an old Davis Sister’s song until the whole choir comes in, then it’s a whole different song.  I love it.

 

  1. I've Got To Reach My Goal GMWA Mass Choir 5:26

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God Is Able To Carry You Through

Rev. James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir, featuring Rev. Cleveland & Jean Irvin. From the album, ‘Give It To Me’, released in 1976.  Miss Albertina Walker also had a hit recording of this song in 1983.

 

  1. God Is Able To Carry You Through Rev. James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir 3:41

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My God Is Wonderful

A gem of a song from James Cleveland and his California choirs from the late 80’s.  I love this song, it just kinda grabs me…it’s so “singable”.  I always marvel at how much great music there still is to be posted…after almost 900 songs I still seem to uncover something of interest every day.

 

  1. My God is Wonderful Rev. James Cleveland and the Northern & Southern California Choirs of the G.M.W.A. 6:15

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My God Is Wonderful
Words and Music by Rev. Quincy Fielding, Jr.

Chorus
My God is wonderful…
My God is wonderful
He saved my soul from sin…
He gave me life within
He made my joy complete
With Him eternally
My God is wonderful to me

Verse 1
He’s so loving
He’s so kind
He’s my Savior
And I’m glad He’s mine
When I was lost
Couldn’t find my way
He opened my eyes
Now I can say
My God is wonderful to me

Verse II
He healed the sick,
Raised the dead
Five thousand souls He led
When I was down to my last dime
The God I serve stepped in on time
My God is wonderful

Special chorus
My God is wonderful…
My God is wonderful
He saved my soul from sin
He saved my soul from sin
He saved my soul from sin
He saved my soul from sin
Saved (Saved)
Saved (Saved)
Saved (Saved)
Saved (Saved from sin)

He saved my soul from sin
He saved my soul from sin
He saved my soul from sin
He gave me peace within
He made my joy complete
With Him eternally
My God is wonderful to me

Give Thanks…and More Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Here’s a simple playlist with a few songs about giving thanks.  Fire it up while you’re cooking this morning…and after that, pull up the Streaming Audio player for more great gospel as you get ready for the Thanksgiving festivities to begin.  Have a wonderful day…and THANK YOU for following this blog!!!!

 

  1. Thank You Lord Rev. James Cleveland & The Charles Fold Singers 6:17
  2. Thank You Lord Rev. James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir 5:17
  3. Lord I Thank You Dr. Charles G. Hayes & The Cosmopolitian Church Choir 5:52
  4. O Lord I Just Want To Thank You The Sixth Jurisdiction of Illinois State Choir COGIC 6:01
  5. Miracle (Thank You Lord) Rev. Timothy Wright 13:35
  6. Oh Give Thanks Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir 6:32
  7. Thank You The Twilights 2:41
  8. I Just Want To Thank You Mt. Zion College Choir 7:49
  9. everyday-is-thanksgiving 4:45
  10. Thank You Jord Chosen 4:48
  11. Thank You For Today Geoffrey Dana Hicks 3:37

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Thank You Lord

Over the past three years I must have published about 10 songs titled “Than You Lord” or “I Thank You Lord”, and still I ran across another such song I have yet to post.  Not sure how I missed this since this is a classic from the EARLY days of James Cleveland when he often collaborated with Charles Fold.  It’s a good time of year to stop, reflect a bit and then say to one’s self, “Thank You Lord”.

 

  1. Thank You Lord Rev. James Cleveland & The Charles Fold Singers 6:17

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Something’s Got A Hold On Me

A classic, early James Cleveland song from one of his earliest albums.  This song has become a staple of the church.  I’m really amazed I have yet to post this!

 

  1. Something's Got A Hold On Me Rev. James Cleveland & The Voices of Tabernacle Choir 4:18

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