Friday, January 24, 2014

Gospel Friday Countdown



When I first time posted Gospel Countdown Friday post in the comments I was told about new performers.

New for me, because they had been performing for quite some time, I just hadn’t heard about them before.

I listened to the suggestions.

I know I have heard similar music in radio, online, in TV and it the movies.

Gospel music is part of the global culture.

But the names were new for me.

And once again, I fell in love.

The sound is so magnificent and the way the singers give everything on the stage to honor God speaks to me.

I hope you will enjoy one of these new friends that I encountered.

Friends for my ears, brothers and sisters in faith.

5. It shall come to pass: Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir




I have prayed many times for something to pass in my life.

And one thing I have come to understand is that this too shall pass.

All I have to do is to be patient.

4. Faithful is Our God: Hezekiah Walker




God is always faithful.

Even when I falter, when I am unsure, He is faithful.

I can always trust Him, always.

3. Hezekiah Walker-God Favored Me Ft. Marvin Sapp And DJ Rodgers



I know that God has favored me when I think about my story.

I know, even though when I was hurt and felt alone, He was with me.

I know, even though it seemed I could not overcome my troubles, He was with me.

I know, because I am here today, that God has favored me.

2. Oh Lord, we praise You: Hezekiah Walker and LFCC



A bit of familiar rhythm, this certainly makes me move around.

And it is so true, Lord we praise You.

God, You deserve our praise, every day, every moment.

Let me praise You!

1. Grateful: Hezekiah Walker



I am grateful for so many things you have done for me.

I am grateful because of you I live.

I am grateful because of you I want to live and have joy in my life.

I am grateful because everything I have, everything good in my life, You have given to me.

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
― Meister Eckhart

133 comments:

  1. I have heard all but the 2nd to the last nothing like some good gospel to get your mind right. Beautiful picture I never can capture great pictures like that.

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    1. Thank you, Kita. Sometimes the picture is just being at right place at the right time.

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  2. I don't listen to gospel music at all, so I have never heard of any of these. Thanks for the introduction!

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    1. I'm glad I could give you a new experience :)

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  3. That is a gorgeous church in the last picture.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. It's from a town called Cuenca here. Very famous for the churches and the colonial architecture. Famous here in Ecuador at least, and among retired people around the world :)

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  4. Happy Friday to you also. Thanks for the uplifting songs.

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  5. I haven't heard any of these songs, so thanks for sharing, and happy friday!!

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to new music, Kelsey. And happy Friday to you too!

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  6. I haven't heard of Hezekiah Walker before, my Mom loves Gospel Music and I bet she'd love to listen to his music!

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    1. Hope you can introduce him to her, Tammy :)

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  7. These are great! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Karla. I'm glad you liked them.

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  8. I am typically a grateful person, but sometimes things just do not land the way they are supposed to... I keep pressing along, things will work out!

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    1. Sometimes it is hard when things don't go the way you want them to, whenever that happens to me I try and make a list of what I do have to be thankful for and then can rest in the fact that the future shouldn't be worried about there's enough stuff going on in the present to look after!

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    2. One thing I have learned in my life, or two things. Sometimes things don't happen and it's better for me. And if something is to happen and God wants it to happen, it will happen but I have to learn to be patient, because only He knows when is the right time.

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  9. Beautiful post! Faith is so important even in the good moments. I know God is always there with me in my darkest and happiest moments.

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    1. Yes, Carla. He makes the happiness into joy and the pain into happiness.

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  10. I've never heard of Hezekiah Walker, but it definitely sounds like something I'd enjoy! :)

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    1. He was a new acquintance for me also. But I'm glad I found him :)

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  11. I am not a religious person at all. It doesn't fall in line with my beliefs, so I don't tend to listen to Gospel Music. What I can appreciate is the historical roots it has in our country!

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    1. It has deep history and I think it's rooted very hard in the American soil, Lindsey. There is nothing quite similar in any other place in the world.

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  12. I, my self, am not a very religious person. I do believe in God. Still, thanks for sharing this.

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  13. I LOVE the Oh Lord We Praise You song. It sounds so great :)

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    1. It is a beautiful song, Cassie. And so meaningful.

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  14. I haven't heard of Hezekiah Walker. Thanks for the introduction!

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    1. Glad that I could find something new for you to enjoy, Pam

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  15. I like the grateful song. I have to try really hard to remember to not only BE grateful but to also express that gratitude to my Father!

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    1. It is true, we need to express our gratitude.

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    2. It's easy to forget, though, in our busy life. Music is a great way to express our praise and gratitude, though.

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  16. I've never heard of him, I'm more into the rock-pop side of Christian music.. but I'll have to check him out

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  17. Praise God! So nice to see this kind of stuff online!

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  18. Happy Friday, lots of great music to listen to while I am finishing up my work! Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Our church sings primarily this type of gospel music - I love it!

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  20. Love the music. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Ellen. Glad you liked it.

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  21. Happy Friday to you too, Friday is my favorite day of the week! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

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    1. Fridays are awesome! hope you liked the music.

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  22. What a beautiful church and beautiful music. How can you not feel happy and joyous listening to it.

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    1. You're so right, Heather. It does lift your soul and make you joyous.

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  23. Beautiful pictures. We all need to be reminded to say thank you God.

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  24. Yes!! very good encouragement. Thanks for posting!

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  25. I've never heard of Hezelkiah Walker before but I love the lyrics, so off to check out his songs now. Thank you!

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  26. I haven't heard any of these clips before! I'm going to keep your site open and listen to the rest as I browse the net :)

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    1. I do the same thing when people post music, Shannon. It makes reading blogs even more enjoyable.

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  27. Thanks for sharing some great artists. Love Gospel music, but the boys balk when I listen.

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    1. The youth today, Laura. They don't know what good music is... ;)

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  28. That is the first time I have heard any of these songs, too. They are beautiful!

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  29. That is really cool! It's awesome to see what can happen and who you can learn about when you open your mind to a little bit of networking!

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  30. I adore Hezekiah Walker. His music speaks to me.

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  31. I really enjoyed your post. Thank you and keep writing girl!

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  32. I haven't heard any of these ones before. I love the messages they offer. So uplifting and inspiring.

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  33. Oh my gosh, I guarantee my mother knows and probably loves every single one of those songs! She actually runs a prayer blog and gospel and inspirational music is all she listens to. The photo of the church is beautiful...that sky looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Mina. Hope you can enjoy the songs together with your mother.

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  34. There is something very powerful about music. It truly moves the soul, especially when considering one's spiritual growth. Thank you for sharing these songs.

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. And it is so true. Music enters straight to our soul and moves us.

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  35. Great music! Thanks for sharing the links to his music.

    Michelle F.

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  36. I'd never heard of any of these songs before you posted. Thanks for sharing! And such a beautiful photo at the bottom of the post. :)

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  37. I have never heard of this singer before. I only listen to Christian music, I am not familiar with him but sounds great!

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  38. I love that picture. I'm not religious and I've never heard gospel, but I have to say it wasn't horrible. I'm trying to spread my wings and listen to different types of music and now I'm going to look into more gospel music. Thanks!

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    1. New experiences are good for us. I'm glad you liked the music, Casandra.

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  39. Enjoyed the music. And the church picture, nice shot.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, Jennifer. It's from a town called Cuenca here in Ecuador.

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  40. This is so inspirational to me..The house of God is full of talents and I am happy to be a partaker of God's blessing via the music ministry. This is a great and good post..Joanna. May the good Lord continue to strengthen you. Amen.

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    1. Thank you, Oladayo. I'm glad you liked it and I hope it blessed you.

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  41. that photo is gorgeous. i love it with the clouds!

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  42. Beautiful and very inspiring music. I have never heard of these artists and look forward to exploring them more!

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  43. Thanks for sharing these! I've been filling my ipod with religious music recently because I'd much rather my family and I listen to GOOD music in the car than what's being played on the radio these days. Thank you for introducing me to 5 more songs I'll be adding :)

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    1. I recomend you look for more from Hezekiah Walker, Gabrielle. Because he has a lot of good music.

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  44. We have always tried to introduce our kids to all kinds of things - arts, culture, music and more. It has made them well-rounded as they have grown up. But I've never thought of having them listen to gospel music. Since they are both in orchestra, I think they would have a true appreciation for it!

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    1. I agree with you, Nicole. Especially this type of very complex music. The voices and the range is amazing!

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  45. I love the lyrics of the last one: Grateful! He is right; we have so much to be grateful for.....

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    1. That is exactly how I feel when I listen to the song, Crystelle

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  46. I haven't heard any of these songs before but I can't help but love music that is inspiring and spiritual.

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  47. These are great! thanks for sharing

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  48. Enjoyed the music! Sounds like a great play list!

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  49. thanks for showing me these artists and tittles I don't listen to this genre so it is all new to me

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  50. He is always faithful, even when we are not. He can always hear the prayers of our heart, even when we are unable to form the words. We have a local Christian music station that I love, and they play some of these.

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    1. You are so right, Elizabeth. He is always faithful. I'm glad to find another person who enjoys good gospel music.

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  51. I absolutely love that picture of that church! Beautiful!

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  52. Thanks for the song suggestions. I am always looking for new music to listen to.

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  53. Thank you for the introduction to some wonderful music. I had never heard of these.

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  54. Thank you for the beautiful musical interlude today! These are all new to me, and so pretty.

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  55. Thanks so much for introducing me to these songs. I typically do not listen to gospel but I think it might be nice to listen to once in a while.

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  56. I never listen gospel but I like your picks here, it seems I could make a habit of listening this type of music.

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  57. Thanks for sharing these songs! I love that church photo at the end of this post. So beautiful!

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  58. Gospel music is enjoyed by all. You shared some well know music and artist

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  59. God Favored Me is a great one!! I like gospel music, some of it's really great to work out too (Kirk Franklin springs to mind).

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  60. Lovely Gospel Friday as usual. I hope you have wonderful & blessed weekend, Joanna :)

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  61. These are great! And beautiful photo of the church. Enjoyed your post. -April

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  62. Hi Joanna, I'm glad I came across your post. I enjoy gospel and now I get to listen to a few more songs you just posted! Inspiring!

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  63. Beautiful Songs. Thanks so much for sharing them. I will have to listen to others by them.

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  64. I love that last picture with the clouds, so neat! I always enjoy seeing your pictures.

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  65. It's always fun to discover something new. Glad you found new music to make you happy!

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  66. Thank you for sharing your inspirational music! I love finding new things to listen to!

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  67. Having the gospel is your life is so important. Add in some great music...and anything is possible!

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  68. I really love listening to gospel music so thanks for the new suggestions

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  69. Thank you for sharing! I love discovering new inspirational songs.

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  70. THese are all new to me. I only knew a few of gospel songs. Thanks for sharing the videos.

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  71. Great music for the soul... I love gospel music as it always lifts the spirit and transports one to another time and place...
    It is always good for the soul.
    Elizabeth

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  72. Love the photo and like that you're building a better relationship with god. This too shall come to pass is something I repeat to myself frequently.

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  73. I have never heard of these before, but I really appreciate the introduction to new music. Thank you!

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  74. I'm familiar with gospel music, but this artist is new to me. Thanks for sharing!

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