I was just listening to a site on You Tube where many of my friends and acquaintances are involved in singing from a song book that came out many years ago and was widely distributed by Pathway Press. This was the main song book for our local churches in the organization known as Church of God, with International Headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. This chapel is on the campus of Lee University and I pass this chapel each time I go over to visit my Mom - which is fairly regularly. I just thought you might like to listen also, so I'm posting the URL here.
If that fails, just go to you tube and search for "red back hymnal night"
This particular video is one hour and 40 minutes long - so you may want to be sure to have something to snack on sitting beside your chair. That is if you like southern gospel music! ☺ These songs bring back so many memories.
Now we also had a "Convention" book, which was a collection of new songs written and collected and placed in a smaller paper-backed book. At the annual Camp-Meeting, someone (sometimes the author - like Charlie B. Wycuff or Otis McCoy or Vep Ellis) would lead their new song from the Convention book. I remember when Charles Wycuff first led us in his song, "What A Lovely Name, The Name of Jesus" and the crowd went ballistic with joy. Oh what powerful times of un-abashed and un-ashamed worship in song. One of my hunting buddies wrote a song after the red backed hymnal was published which became very popular in our local churches. You may have heard Eddie Williams' song, "Jesus Will Hear Me When I Pray". And Yes, there was shouting in the camp wherever and whenever it was sung.
|The Song Book - Believe by Gospel Heritage Music|
|Mama's Song, "I'm Leaving Here"|
Well ... I didn't mean to write so much here. Just wanted you to have that URL so you could have access to some good gospel music.