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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Give It To Me

As I look for songs I’ve yet to post, I’m amazed at how I’ve missed some of the great classic songs. Case in point; Rev. James Cleveland’s 1976 recording of his composition, “Give It To Me”.  For those who were with Joyful Voices when the choir first formed in 1999, this song was one of the first songs we learned and was part of our repertiore for several years…and with good reason.  It’s a GREAT song.

 

  1. Give It To Me Rev. James Cleveland and The Southern California Community Choir 4:06

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Rev. James Cleveland-Medley

James Cleveland singing a medley of his “hit” songs (to date) from the 1975 album, “Jesus Is The Best Thing That Ever Happen To Me” (Yes, that’s Rev. Cleveland’s  gospel-ize version of Gladys Knight’s hit song “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happen To Me”.

 

  1. James Cleveland-Medley Rev. James Cleveland and The Charles Fold Singers 7:05

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Jesus Is The Light of The World

  1. Jesus Is The Light of The World Rev. James Cleveland & The Charles Fold Singers 5:18

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Jesus, He Never Fails

  1. Jesus, He Never Fails Rev. James Cleveland & the Metro Chicago Mass Choir of the GMWA 5:16

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