What are the names of some old gospel hymns?


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"Amazing Grace," "Near the Cross" and "Farther Along" are three well-known gospel hymns. Sung by congregations, choirs and professional artists, these hymns have been loved for generations.

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"Amazing Grace," written by English clergyman John Newton, was published in 1779. Originally written to reinforce a sermon, it was used throughout the Second Great Awakening. It did not receive its now-familiar tune until 1835.

"Near the Cross" was written by Frances Crosby and published in 1869. The lyrics are based on Galatians 6:14, John 19:25 and Revelation 22:1-2.

Written in 1911 by Reverend W.A. Fletcher, "Farther Along" was copyrighted in 1937 and was published by the Stamps-Baxter Music Company.

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