The Best Down Gospel Music You’ve Never Heard

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The Best Down Gospel Music You’ve Never Heard is a site that explores the hidden gems of the gospel music world. We believe that there is so much great music out there that deserves to be heard, and we’re on a mission to share it with the world.

Introduce the topic of down gospel music and its popularity

What is down gospel music? It’s a form of gospel music that has its roots in the African-American church tradition. Down gospel music is known for its uplifting, spiritual lyrics and energetic, soulful melodies.

Down gospel music has been gaining popularity in recent years, thanks in part to its ability to appeal to both secular and religious listeners. Whether you’re a fan of gospel music or not, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy the powerful messages and catchy tunes of down gospel music.

List the top five down gospel songs

1. “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music
2. “What a Friend” by Matt Maher
3. “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin
4. “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury
5.”Old Church Choir” by Zach Williams

Give a brief description of each song

“Wade in the Water”
by Eva Cassidy is a cover of a traditional gospel song. The lyrics are about baptizing in the river and being saved from sin. Cassidy’s version is slow and soulful, with her emotive voice and guitar work carrying the song.

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord”
by Mahalia Jackson is another gospel standard, written by Thomas A. Dorsey. The lyrics are a prayer for strength and guidance, and Jackson’s performance is full of emotion and power.

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
is a traditional spiritual that was popularized by artists like Paul Robeson and Bessie Smith. The song is about being carried to heaven on a chariot, and has been covered by many artists in different styles. Louis Armstrong’s version is an upbeat jazz take on the song, while Emmylou Harris’ version is a more country-influenced take.

There are so many great down gospel songs out there that it’s hard to keep track of them all! Here are 10 of the best that you may have never heard before.

“Down By the Riverside” by The Blind Boys of Alabama
“Wade in the Water” byEva Cassidy
“Amazing Grace” by Aretha Franklin
“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Mahalia Jackson
“I’ll Fly Away” by Alison Krauss and Union Station
“Oh Happy Day” by Edwin Hawkins Singers
“People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield
“(Give Me That) Old Time Religion” by Pilgrim Travelers
“I’m on My Way” by The Staple Singers
“Take My Hand, Precious Lord” by Mahalia Jackson

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