Bill Gaither / Bill & Gloria Gaither

Church in the Wildwood: Cherished Hymns

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For CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD, Bill & Gloria Gaither meet up with their usual crowd of Homecoming Friends to boom their resounding message of praise through the pines, elms, and oaks surrounding an isolated church. The assemblage of passionate souls who populate the Gaither world lift up their voices with such thrilling thunder that one could imagine their power filling the woods around the church with devotional spirit.

On this outing, the Gaither group, as it often does, focuses its energy on standard hymns, sung live in the most joyous manner. Jeff & Shari Easter open the festivities with the old-time folk of "Keep on the Sunny Side," and the album continues in that vein. There is an almost Woody Guthrie feel running through the record, particularly when the sweet Peasall Sisters sing the fetching "Farther Along." The celebration closes comfortably with Stephen Hill leading the chorus on the always-welcome "Will The Circle Be Unbroken?"

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Jeff and Sheri Easter / Gloria Gaither 02:50 Amazon
2 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Hayes Family / Gloria Gaither 03:06 Amazon
3 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Gloria Gaither 03:29 Amazon
4
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither / Squire Parsons 02:53 Amazon
5
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Gloria Gaither 02:45 Amazon
6
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Gloria Gaither 03:33 Amazon
7
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither / The Peasall Sisters 03:04 Amazon
8 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Gloria Gaither 02:07 Amazon
9 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Mike Allen / Gloria Gaither / Jeanne Johnson / Ben Speer / Woody Wright 04:40 Amazon
10
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Cynthia Clawson / Gloria Gaither / Wesley Pritchard / Charlotte Ritchie / George Younce 02:28 Amazon
11
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither / Buddy Greene 03:26 Amazon
12 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Mike Allen / Ann Downing / Gloria Gaither / Ernie Haase / Allison Durham Speer / George Younce 03:33 Amazon
13 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither 04:28 Amazon
14 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Gloria Gaither 01:49 Amazon
15 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Hayes Family / Gloria Gaither 02:21 Amazon
16 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither / Lynda Randle 03:21 Amazon
17
Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Gloria Gaither 03:04 Amazon
18 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Sue Dodge / Larry Ford / Gloria Gaither / Wesley Pritchard / Allison Durham Speer 03:16 Amazon
19 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither / Mary Tom Speer 03:21 Amazon
20 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Stephen Amerson / Gloria Gaither / Allison Durham Speer 03:49 Amazon
21 Bill & Gloria Gaither / Bill Gaither feat: Gloria Gaither / Stephen Hill 07:57 Amazon
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