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  1. eric swearingen says:

    I was getting ready to head off to work praising my Lord in song for giving me another day and wanting inspiration I went to the internet to look up one of the songs I was singing. I was sure I would find one that was diluted with hand made instruments. I am so pleased you have a web site and may God bless you.

    Your brother, Eric Swearingen
    Central Ave Church of Christ
    Fairborn OH

  2. Michelle Gaddie says:

    Can we make requests here? We have a lovely lady at church wanting us to sing “I’ll Meet You In The Morning”. A few of us know it, but there are no song leaders yet brave enough to try in front of the whole congregation.

    You are well on your way to building an entire book here, and I think it is a wonderful idea. Thank you, and keep building the list!

  3. sRob says:

    I’ve looked for a loooong time for such a rich singing of “The New Song”. It so takes me back…very well done. Keep it up!

    • k.arthur.perkins says:

      Agreed. I had such a hard time finding it…and my search has led me here. I am very blessed. Also, your “Our God, He is Alive” is the best I have been able to find online.

      Excellent blend. Great, rich sound where you can hear all the parts. You guys are doing an excellent work.

  4. Boris Materne says:

    I was looking for a song I was going to sing at church Sunday entitled Nailed To The Cross and found your site….now I’ve bookmarked it for future reference and just to sit and listen to the beautiful hymns. I’m 70 years old and came up on hymns and now among many of the young they are not sung in church…what a pity. Keep up the good work please and keep adding to this list.

    Bro. Boris Materne

  5. Boris Materne says:

    Just to let you know again, how much your songs have blessed my soul today. I’m singing in services tonight again and I have chosen There is a Balm in Gilead and heard your presentation of it here…..keep em coming….

    Boris Materne

  6. Mack Womack says:

    I sing with the First Colony C of C Praise Team and this site is very useful. Thank you for making it available. I do not know if you take requests but if you do I would like to have “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” available.

    MW

    • rdeboard says:

      Thanks for the suggestion. That is a beautiful hymn. Each Friday we select a theme and sing hymns around that thought. As soon as we have a theme for which it fits we will use it.

  7. Brad Nupp says:

    Brothers and sisters, please keep up the good work. I found your site while researching the hymn “Christ We Do All Adore Thee”, a favorite of mine for more than thirty years. Also, I have been looking for a recording of “The New Song” for a while now and I must say your rendition is simply beautiful.

    The Lord bless you, and keep you;
    The Lord make his face shine on you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift his countance upon you,
    And give you peace.

    In Christ
    B. E. N.

  8. Lanie says:

    Thank you for making this website. The singing is uplifting!
    If you are taking requests, I have one.
    “All Praise to Thee, My God” (Tallis’ Canon)
    I think it may be in the Paperless Hymnal.
    Words are by Thomas Ken, Music by Thomas Tallis.
    Thank you.

  9. Larry Pruitt says:

    Can we download some of the files to play on our smartphones? If yes, how would we do it? Thanks,

    • Editor-1 says:

      Yes, these mp3 files can be downloaded to your computer. The music player has a “DOWNLOAD MP3” button. Right-click this button and select to download target file.

  10. Excellent uplifting and encouraging website
    I wonder if you could at some point sing “Guide me O thou Great Jehovah” to the Welsh tune Cwm Rhondda

    Thank you and God bless your work

  11. Stephen Lockwood 1989 says:

    Nice work! It is nice to see an appreciation for the depth of our music heritage. We have respectfully called this body of hymns “dead white guy hymns”. They represent centuries of devotion to God and have great theological, poetic, musical and aesthetic value and have been a very important part of my life. Thank you for making these recordings available.

  12. Keith Simons says:

    Beautiful songs of praise – great to hear these recordings.

  13. Laura says:

    I just happened to find this website when searching for The New Song. This is wonderfully uplifting! It is great that you have shared such a wealth of beautifully pure Christian singing. I have bookmarked this site, and will visit it often.

    Thank you!

    God bless you in this good work!

  14. Roz Britton says:

    I was preparing to facilitate a song workshop at a ladies retreat here in Milwaukee Wisconsin (Hampton Ave Church of Christ), when I came upon your website and wow was it a “God-Send”! It not only provided me with the song I was looking for, but it also was so wonderful to listen and sing-along!

  15. Morris David Moss says:

    This is a wonderful resource – I am trying to help us learn some “new” songs – old ones which are not familiar to us. We use AH Howard’s compilation, “Songs of the Church” and one such song is #30, “At the Crossroads” – for which I find no recording anywhere. Your recording of “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” fills another otherwise empty slot in this audio collection. Thank you for your good work; please do add more songs.
    Your brother in Christ, MDM (Coral Hill Church of Christ near Glasgow, Kentucky)

  16. LaKeta Monhollen says:

    I was looking for “The New Song” at work…just wanted to hear it. I came across your site. Such a blessed find! This site is now on my menu bar. So, when I need that little extra uplifting that can only come from song, you’re only one click away.

    This site is also a way for me to experience congregational songs that I’ve heard at different Church of Christ congregations I’ve attended over the years. (1st: Henry Street CofC-Gadsden, AL; Bush Hills CofC-B’ham, AL; Residence Park CofC-Dayton, OH; Parkway Drive CofC-Lubbock, TX; Linwood CofC-Buffalo, NY; Roosevelt-Freeport CofC-Roosevelt, NY (Long Island)—I’ve moved around a bit.) No congregation is just alike and don’t sing the same songs on a regular basis. It’s just really great to hear some of these songs that I haven’t heard in a while again…me singing them for myself just itsn’t the same.

    Thank you for this wonderful site!

  17. Judith Hicks says:

    I am very grateful I found this collection. It is so encouraging and moving. It will be a help to me in my quiet times as I strive to be closer to God.
    Thank you so much.
    Judith Hicks
    North River Church of Christ

  18. Ktrn says:

    WOW this is wonderful!! This music is good smooth well done easy to understand every word Ac apella with no one using their mouth to try and sound like instruments!! I’ve never understood A capella singing that is ‘messed up’ with trying to imitate instruments.

    Thank you Thank you for making these available
    I hope you get every song in the book recorded …and MORE
    If you take requests may I request “Everybody ought to know who Jesus is’

    Ktrn

  19. Michael Gross says:

    I am the song leader at my church and will definitely make use of your website to learn some new songs (and old songs). Thank you for your efforts and work in putting this site together for the enrichment of our souls. Wish I lived closer to you so it would be possible to hear you in person!

  20. your song ; THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME. IN VERSE ONE, AND IN THE CHORUS,” the angels beckon me from heavens open door” , WHAT VERSE IN THE BIBLE AUTHORIZES THIS? I WOULD THINK THAT IT SHOULD SAY, THE GOSPEL BECKENS ME, FROM 2 THESSALONIANS 2: 14. THANK YOU. wayne

  21. Kris says:

    His Grace Reaches Me. Puh-leeeez Y’all are absolutely wonderful.

  22. R. D. Spiceland says:

    August 1, 2013

    We are involved in evangelism in Colombia and teaching people how to read, write
    and speak English with spiritual songs is a part of our work. Can you provide us
    with songs with the lyrics and ‘music’ (notes), over the Internet? We are
    in dire need of your help. We appreciate your great Website. Where
    are you located in the states?

  23. Jim Cryan says:

    We use your site to train ourselves for singing in our home church and find that it is very helpful to keep us on track, in tune and in tempo.

    Where Christians meet at Gumpas Hill NH 03076

  24. Scott says:

    We were trying to sing “I stand amazed” today. Could you add it to your to do list. And do keep up the good work.

  25. Seth Amankwah says:

    am so so glad that i found this site. listening to the songs of the church is heart warming. God bless you for such a great job.

  26. Frank Stiefel says:

    Great website. All great songs. Is there a way you could increase the volume to about double or is it too late for that?
    Will enjoy and sing along the way it is.
    Thanks for your good work.

  27. tammy says:

    love this site — would love to hear seek ye first.

  28. Jim says:

    I would like for your group to record “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” by Fanny J. Crosby. I lead singing at our congregation and cannot read music. I use your website to learn new songs to lead by listening over and over. Your site has helped me greatly. Keep up the good work.

  29. Jay Plank says:

    I don’t know who thought to record this some years ago, but BLESS YOU whoever you are, and BLESS YOU whoever the administrator was that gave approval. An ex OCC student (early 1980’s), I so enjoyed chapel services and the singing, and even had the pleasure of leading singing a time or two.
    The first song I clicked on was “Holy, Holy, Holy” and when I heard the women sing on the first and second verses, I just lost it. And I remained that way throughout the 30 minutes or so I clicked on others of my favorites.
    There is something about this music that heals, soothes, and gives hope and promise. Thank you again, all who had (and have) a part in this.

  30. Kirk Castleman says:

    Great and encouraging singing from the heart! These are the “Great Songs” I grew up with at Skillman Ave. in Dallas, 1950-60! Please continue to add other titles from “Great Songs”. Whenever please add “Lo! What a Glorious Sight” (#555). It was a camp song too! There is a presentation of it on youtube, but you will do it better, I know! You literally “make my day”! Blessings, Kirk

  31. Greg Gardner says:

    Love your site. Could you add The Love of God (Beasley version)? It’s one I enjoy a lot. A bit campy, I know. And The New Song is a tough one, but again a song with special memories. It thrills my soul. Thanks for your recordings!

  32. Michael Gross says:

    It would be greatly appreciated to hear “Sing Me a Song About Jesus” by G. T. Speer. I’ve looked all over the net and found no one singing it but have found the lyrics. Thank you for all the songs you HAVE posted and keep up the good work!

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