gospel The Best Gospel Songs Ever  

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List Rules Vote up all of your favorite gospel songs ever, and add any that aren't already listed.

What are the best gospel songs? Gospel music has been around a long time and has a large following of religious and secular people who love to sing the praises of God. Dealing with life's ups and downs can be difficult, and music can make it better. Often these songs can be uplifting, they can help us understand, and sometimes they can just be comforting. 
 

Gospel music has the ability to make us feel. We often feel an emotional connection to songs. The best gospel songs often have a spiritual connection and give the listener an emotional experience. Many of these songs are also a part of amazing gospel albums as well. 
 

Vote up your favorite gospel songs. Did we miss any? Make sure to add and rerank your favorites to move them up on the list.

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Goin' Up Yonder A song filed with beautiful solos.

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Oh, Happy Day Perhaps one of the most quietly joyful gospel songs.

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His Eye Is On the Sparrow An emotional yet effortless take on a classic song.

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Alabaster Box A stark song that allows Cece to display her voice.

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Precious Lord (Take My Hand) It's sung by Aretha -- enough said

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I Love the Lord Whitney Houston was one of the greatest voices of a generation.

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Order My Steps A song that asks Jesus to guide the way.

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I'll Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gospel Songs Ever
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I Surrender All A soft and wonderful song of praise.

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Take the Shackles Off My Feet Another great gospel song but done withe a modern sensibility.

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He's Able Another song about god's great works.

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As Long As I Got King Jesus An energetic up-tempo number.

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Soon and Very Soon A beautiful song filled with hallelujahs and praise.

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Peace in the Valley A gospel song that's been covered by many artist from Little Richard to Elvis.

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He Saw the Best in Me A song bolstered by a powerful and passionate voice

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I Am Redeemed A song about being thankful for being saved.

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Jesus Be a Fence A powerful song praising the strength of Jesus.

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Holy Is the Lamb Another fun song that gets everybody in the sing along mood.

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Blessed and Highly Favored A song about recognition and priase sung nicely by the Clark sisters.

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The Potter's House An intimately and beautifully sung song.

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Jesus, Lover of My Soul A great song for choirs.

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Cooling Water A great song about those cool baptizing waters.

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A Song for Mama Boyz II Men - A great song from a great crossoever gospel-pop group.

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He's An On-Time God A powerful song about praising god and his good deeds.

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I'll Take You There An uptempo song from one of the first families of gospel.

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My Soul Has Been Anchored A song of praise bolstered by a deep and spiritual voice.

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Balm in Gilead Another great crowd pleaser for everyone to get behind.

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Waymaker A powerful song by Billy Rivers.

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Heaven A fun song with a modern sensibility that still retains its gospel roots.

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A Change Is Gonna Come It's awesome because it's Aaron Neville.

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If God Is Dead A 70s vibe gives this gospel song some funk.

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Everything's Gonna Be Alright You can't go wrong with the Reverend Al Green. 

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God Favored Me A beautiful slow song to sway to.

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Hold My Mule A strong single vocal performance bolsters this song.

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Hold On (Change Is Coming) A song about understanding that god will make things better.

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Stir Up the Gift Another boisterous song that gets everyone singing along 

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A Message for the Saints An energetic call and response.

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For My Good A slowly building song full of emotion.

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Addictive Love An uptempo 90s gospel jam.

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I Give You Praise A sweeping and emotional song.

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Healed A powerful song about being restored.

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Coronation A great group sing a long song.

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War Cry Powerful and catchy.

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Walk in the Light Another Aretha Franklin song. It simply can't be beat.

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Everyday A song about the daily power of the lord.

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If Trouble Don’t Come Today A unique and strong voice offers this song a great quality.

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Devotion Another great crossover tune from a mainstream band.

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John Justus added Ishi - (The Holy Ghost Writer) Eternal Banger by Mighty Elohim!

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It Shall Be Done A powerful song with the backing of an even more powerful choir.