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Gospel music

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Most of the singing was done a cappella. The first published use of the term "gospel song" probably appeared in 1874. The original gospel songs were written and composed by authors such as George F. Root, Philip Bliss, Charles H. Gabriel, William Howard Doane, and Fanny Crosby. Gospel music publishing houses emerged. The advent of radio in the 1920s greatly increased the audience for gospel music. Following World War II, gospel music moved into major auditoriums, and gospel music concerts became quite elaborate.

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Great gospel music

Contributed by Eliana Armora

everytime i watch this it send chills down my body she is very talented n she lifts me up when im going through something she is blessed.

Contributed by Kym JamaicanPrincess Morris

. Kemberly Briggs 1 year ago I can't stop listening to this song. It's like everything I've been going through but just couldn't express is bellowed out in theese lyrics. But the funny thing is I was already thrown down at the throne alone gazing at God's glory when I heard it. So all the pain and tiredness and weakness had already been washed away, but the words brought everything together and made me realize it... And I am truly thankful! I can look back with a grateful heart without bitterness and defeat!

Contributed by Kym JamaicanPrincess Morris

I LOVE this song it brings tears to my eyes every time (tears of joy) ! There's power in this song itself

Contributed by Kym JamaicanPrincess Morris

do we have to hear Jesus or God in all Christian music? We/God know/s the heart of the artist on a whole and maybe if 1 out of 20 of their songs doesn't say Jesus , does that mean that it is not glorifying God? Christianity is not only what we say but what we do - so I feel like if you're are a Christian artist (Worship, R&B, Rap) what have you - that there are different ways of praising HIM because in the end He still gets the glory! This remix is beautiful - Foxxy ;;

Contributed by Kym JamaicanPrincess Morris

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