Steven Marking | Grandma's Favorite Gospel Hymns

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Grandma's Favorite Gospel Hymns

by Steven Marking

Classic, beloved hymns like "In The Garden", "It Is Well With My Soul", beautifully sung with a choir and marvelous soloists - the timeless hymns you love but don't get to hear in church very much anymore!
Genre: Spiritual: Traditional Gospel
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Amazing Grace (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir & Jen Roberdeau)
3:29 $0.99
2. I Love to Tell the Story (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir, Jon Strangstalien & Jen Roberdeau)
3:33 $0.99
3. At the River (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
2:30 $0.99
4. How Great Thou Art (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
5:25 $0.99
5. Beautiful Savior (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir & Jen Roberdeau)
3:28 $0.99
6. Leaning On the Everlasting Arms (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir & Jon Strangstalien)
2:16 $0.99
7. Softly and Tenderly (feat. Faith Blum & Steve Arenz)
4:38 $0.99
8. In the Garden (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
3:40 $0.99
9. Church in the Wildwood (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir & Steve Arenz)
3:14 $0.99
10. Nearer My God, To Thee (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
4:26 $0.99
11. Rock of Ages (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
2:09 $0.99
12. Abide With Me (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
4:04 $0.99
13. It Is Well With My Soul (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
3:21 $0.99
14. Precious Lord, Take My Hand (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir & Kevin Laubach)
2:25 $0.99
15. This Is My Father's World (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
2:28 $0.99
16. Just as I Am (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
2:45 $0.99
17. The Old Rugged Cross (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
4:15 $0.99
18. God Be With You (feat. Grandma's Gospel Choir)
2:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Throughout my singing career, I have always loved singing in churches. My background is Lutheran but I sing at churches of all denominations. When I would ask people what they enjoyed hearing, I got the same reply!

Sing us the old hymns. Don't jazzing them or do some fancy arrangement. Let us hear them the way they were meant to be sung. I believe there is a shared experience we all get when we hear and sing these hymns.

I assembled a choir from Holmen, Wisconsin area churches and we recorded Grandma's Favorite Gospel Hymns at Halfway Creek Lutheran Church, which is pictured on the cover of the CD. We scheduled two sessions and had five rehearsals in preparation for the recording. After the first three hymns went smoothly, my recording engineer Brett Huus turned to me and said, "I wonder if they know it doesn't usually go this smoothly?"

We continued on with the session and kept everything fresh and from the heart, and laid down all 18 songs in the one session, and we cancelled the second session. I truly believe that the holy spirit was with us as we sang with our hearts and voices, never considering that it was a difficult task, or even that it was a labor of any sort. When the CD was produced we did two fundraising concerts on the same day, filling Halfway Creek Lutheran Church twice, selling over 200 CDs and raising over $5000 for their building fund- yes, to enlarge their hall that serves lutefisk and lefse! I will always treasure this CD and the music making in that small country church.



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