Recently, a church elder stated he wanted to hear more upbeat, contemporary songs during worship service. I remember the gasps of the congregation. Those old hymns have such a place in our worship service and are such a connection between the generations.
For many those old hymns are reminders of songs they grew up listening to their mothers and grandmothers singing.
Country music superstar Reba McEntire was to release her first ever recording of gospel hymns. I can't tell you how excited I am to share this news with my Three Boys and an Old Lady blog readers.
I love Reba.
I love hymns.
The combination is just mind blowing.
The 20 track Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope CD features hymns I grew up with that were played at my grandmother's house and those gospel songs my grandfather "Jumpin with Jolly" radio show.
Sing It Now is an amazing mix of classic hymns and some new tunes are definitely worth adding to your music collection. If I had to pick a favorite I would say have to pick two. I loved Reba's version of "How Great Thou Art" and "Softly and Tenderly" featuring Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood.
Check out the 20-track listing below the giveaway widget and be sure to enter to win your very own Reba McEntire Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope CD
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One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will receive Reba McEntire Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope CD courtesy of CMG (Capitol Music Group)
- Jesus Loves Me
- Oh, How I Love Jesus
- When the Roll Is Called up Yonder
- Oh Happy Day
- Amazing Grace
- I'll Fly Away
- In the Garden / Wonderful Peace (Medley) [feat. The Isaacs]
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Swing Down Chariot (Medley)
- How Great Thou Art
- Softly and Tenderly (feat. Kelly Clarkson AND Trisha Yearwood)
- Sing It Now
- Angels Singin'
- God and My Girlfriends
- Hallelujah, Amen
- There Is a God
- I Got the Lord on My Side
- Back to God
- Angel on My Shoulder
- From the Inside Out
- Say a Prayer