What Are Some Famous Old Gospel Songs?


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Some of the most famous old gospel songs include "Amazing Grace" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." Other Popular songs include "I'll Fly Away" and "I Love to Tell the Story."

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"How Great Thou Art" is another old gospel song, and it is considered to be a Southern gospel hit. It was popularly performed by Billy Graham in the 50s. Another classic that many children remember is "He's Got The Whole World," which is still taught to children to this day. It is a tune that is made popular in Sunday Schools and Vacation Bible Schools. This song is popular with children because there are many grand hand gestures that make singing this gospel more involved.

"I'll Fly Away" is an old time gospel song made famous because of its upbeat timing and catchy rhythm. It is a popular playing song for bluegrass pickers as well, and it is not uncommon to see this song played at Bluegrass festivals. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a slow and traditional old gospel song that was originally sung by workers when they built the first railroads in the United States. The harmonious melody and the slow pacing makes it a good practice singing song, and it is especially popular with deep singing voices, such as baritones.

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