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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I'll Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gospel Songs Ever
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A song filed with beautiful solos.

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Perhaps one of the most quietly joyful gospel songs.

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It's sung by Aretha -- enough said

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An emotional yet effortless take on a classic song.

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A stark song that allows Cece to display her voice.

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Whitney Houston was one of the greatest voices of a generation.

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A song that asks Jesus to guide the way.

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A soft and wonderful song of praise.

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A song bolstered by a powerful and passionate voice

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A beautiful song filled with hallelujahs and praise.

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Another song about god's great works.

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

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Another great gospel song but done withe a modern sensibility.

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An energetic up-tempo number.

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A great song for choirs.

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A song of praise bolstered by a deep and spiritual voice.

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An uptempo song from one of the first families of gospel.

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Another great crowd pleaser for everyone to get behind.

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A song about being thankful for being saved.

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A powerful song praising the strength of Jesus.

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

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

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A powerful song by Billy Rivers.

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A great song about those cool baptizing waters.

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

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A powerful song about praising god and his good deeds.

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An intimately and beautifully sung song.

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It's awesome because it's Aaron Neville.

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A beautiful slow song to sway to.

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

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You can't go wrong with the Reverend Al Green. 

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I Can Go To God In Prayer Al... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gospel Songs Ever

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Another boisterous song that gets everyone singing along 

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A strong single vocal performance bolsters this song.

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A song about understanding that god will make things better.

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An uptempo 90s gospel jam.

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An energetic call and response.

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A sweeping and emotional song.

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A slowly building song full of emotion.

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A 70s vibe gives this gospel song some funk.

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Another Aretha Franklin song. It simply can't be beat.

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A powerful song about being restored.

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A song about the daily power of the lord.

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Powerful and catchy.

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A great group sing a long song.

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A unique and strong voice offers this song a great quality.

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Another great crossover tune from a mainstream band.

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John Justus added Eternal Banger by Mighty Elohim!

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John Justus added Eternal Banger by Mighty Elohim!