Then Sings My Soul: 24 Favorite Hymns & Gospel Songs
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Then Sings My Soul: 24 Favorite Hymns & Gospel Songs

March 10, 2009

Song Title
I'll Fly Away
How Great Thou Art
Soon And Very Soon
Farther Along
Amazing Grace
Stand By Me
Up To Zion
World Of Wonder
In The Garden
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Peace In The Valley
Have Thine Own Way
Disc 2
Swing Down Chariot
Precious Memories
Rock Of Ages
People Get Ready
Softly And Tenderly
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
What A Difference You've Made In My Life
Jesus Was All I Had
It Is No Secret
The Old Rugged Cross
Holy, Holy, Holy
The Lord's Prayer

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 10, 2009
  • Release Date: March 10, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Star Song Music (STR)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Star Song Music
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  • Total Length: 1:23:50
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  • ASIN: B001UFT5O6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,085 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful March 13, 2009
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Ronnie Milsap is 66 years old now, but he has been blessed with a voice that is stronger and clearer than ever. You may think to yourself, Oh, I've already heard enough versions of "Amazing Grace" or "How Great Thou Art," or the other familiar favorites on this collection...but you would be doing yourself a disservice. Ronnie Milsap has a way of making old sound new. He puts a calypso spin on "Stand By Me," and he slows down the usually up-tempo "I'll Fly Away."
Milsap gives us some hand-clappin', toe-tappin', camp meeting style songs in "Soon And Very Soon," "Up To Zion," and "Swing Down Chariot."
Don't miss this uplifting collection!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Milsap Magic" Lives On in 2009 March 12, 2009
By Cory B.
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With six grammy awards, over 25 million records sold, and a staggering FORTY number one hits in a career that stretches back to the 1960's, the legendary Ronnie Lee Milsap remains one of the most underappreciated artists in America today, still waiting for his long overdue induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame while younger stars who found success long after Milsap have already recieved that honor. This is perhaps par for the course in a modern mainstream music scene where substance, originality, artistry, and talent take a backseat to youth, sex appeal, gimmicks, and cloning the sound and style of every manufactured star in the top 40. In a new era where music executives and record labels care more about selling CD's and making money than promoting true musical talent, there is little attention or appreciation given to the great Mr. Milsap by today's media and radio programmers.

Born in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, Ronnie was born and raised on the hardcore country music of that region before absorbing the early rock n' roll and R&B sounds he heard as a teenager in the 1950's. All the while, Milsap was trained in the classical music of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart as a child and had completely mastered the piano by the age of seven! By his early 20's, the blind singer/pianist was an R&B artist on the Scepter label, working with legends like James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles while landing a top 5 hit on the R&B charts with "Never had it so Good" in 1965. In 1970, Milsap was a studio musician in Memphis, playing piano on several sessions for Elvis Presley including the classic hit "Kentucky Rain". Indeed, few hitmakers from any genre of music can lay claim to the extensive musical background of Ronnie Milsap.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful CD May 23, 2009
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This CD far exceeded my expectations, it has all those wonderful old hymns from my childhood. I like Ronnie Milsap, but there too I was not sure what to expect. He sang clearly and sincerely, I've played this CD everyday since I recieved it, love it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Milsap Magic+Gospel Music=His Best Album Yet! March 12, 2009
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As you may know already, Ronnie Milsap has 40 number ones, 35 on Billboard, 7 Grammies at the most, 8 CMAs, and has recorded not only country, but also R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Jazz, 1950's doo-wop, and, ealier this decade, standards (Just For A Thrill). After performing Precious Lord, Take My Hand for a CD release of various Grand Ole Opry gospel performances by other artists, Ronnie finally releases his own gospel album, Then Sings My Soul. This features 24 gospel songs, some of which I'll talk about here. How Great Thou Art was a Grammy winner for Elvis Presley. Amazing Grace was done by "everybody" from church choirs and frequent gospel singers to Elvis Presley and Charlie Rich. Swing Down Sweet Chariot, also Presley, Just A Closer Walk With Thee was recorded by Rich on Silver Linings, What A Differece You've Made In My Life is a rerecording of one of my favorite songs by Milsap that was one of his 40 number ones, The Lord's Prayer is a song version of a prayer Jesus Christ taught his disiples, that's right, Christ said those exact words! This album contains 3 new songs. Up To Zion is a good recording that was released I think to southern gospel radio last month. World Of Wonder is great too, and was probably the only new song he directly referred to when speaking of the new songs. Jesus Was All I Had is the other, other than that, all I can say is great job! Then Sings My Soul adds more diversity to his already diverse catalogue, ranks with Greatest Hits in my opinion as his best release yet already, a great, long overdue project, and most highly recommended for everybody, especially for Milsap/gospel fans, or those looking for inspiration. Either way, grab a set (and remember, it's a 2 CD set) for yourself before it becomes obscure! P.S. I was going to title this 'Then Sings His Soul' but decided what's there would sound more inspiring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 60 plus and going strong November 17, 2009
By john
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I saw him here in Franklin NC at the new Fine and Performing Arts Theatre what a great show, right away ordered this 2 cd set. WOW
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Country star shines on first gospel release April 18, 2009
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It was just a matter to time. Country music star Ronnie Milsap knew that he would record a gospel album, he just didn't know when.

His timing is appropriate. These are difficult days, and there is a comfort in songs that not only highlight gospel truths but also bring back fond memories. These songs have served as the soundtrack for many adults, especially while they were growing up. It would be a mistake though to just associate these songs with sentimental thoughts of the past. Their sometimes simple but timeless revelations still speak to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

They made a lasting impression on Milsap when he was only young. After being abandoned by his mother and told that his blindness was a curse from God, he grew up with his grandparents who loved him and took him to church. That was where he first heard songs of faith and discovered that he could memorize music quickly. As an adult, he has sung, "The Old Rugged Cross" for years, but has only now recorded it.

This 2 CD collection has both the popular and the lesser know. Alongside classics like "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "Holy, Holy, Holy," you get wonderful versions of "Father Along," "Peace in the Valley" and "Swing Down Chariot." There are also three new songs plus the contemporary songs, "Soon and Very Soon," "Stand By Me" and "People Get Ready."

The arrangements are reverent with subtle creativity. One refreshing departure is a slowed-down "I'll Fly Away," which is graced with a beautiful piano bridge. It breathes new life into an often-recorded song.

The music has a timeless quality that is a hybrid of country, gospel and pop. Milsap is one of country music's most successful crossover artists into the world of pop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Ronnie Milsap"
I have loved Ron's music for years and this sacred CD is so beautiful, some songs make you cry when you listen to the words about JESUS. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Judith
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
This is the best one ever, I can not get a fill of it, I recommend this to EVERYONE. Great, Great and Great
Published 1 month ago by larry c.huddleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronnie Milsap
I love it ....very good ..I just love Ronnie Milsap in anything that he sings..I am so glad I bought this...I listen to it almost everyday...
Published 2 months ago by Trudy Haynes
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
what can i really say? I love Ronnie Milsap and these CD'S have many of my favorite songs on them. If you like his music, then you will enjoy these discs.
Published 3 months ago by Ruthie
5.0 out of 5 stars Then Sings My Soul...
Great songs by a GREAT singer.... Fantastic collection of wonderful songs... Very good recording... I suggest everyone get theirs today.
Published 5 months ago by Mike.m
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I really enjoyed this cd set. It is a wonderful collection. Would definitely recommend Look forward to more. Seller was excellent
Published 5 months ago by Rach
5.0 out of 5 stars Milsap sings hymns
This is one of my favorite cds. It has me singing along and it lifts my spirits. If you are a Milsap fan who loves hymns, you can't go wrong here
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Ronnie Milsap religious songs
Was not pleased with this dvd hard to hear on some of the songs. Seemed to be recorded at an earlier time in his career. It's okay but thats about all I would rate it.
Published 8 months ago by Sally L. Spell
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Album!
I couldn't be happier with this album. Milsap is one of my favorites and for him to make a great gospel album...Very Happy!
Published 10 months ago by Caleb
5.0 out of 5 stars best cd ever!
at my age, i have hundreds of cd's but this will be my all time favorite from now on. all the old hymns sung by ronnie milsap. doesn't get any better than that!
Published 12 months ago by madde
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