Bill Gaither

How Great Thou Art

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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends turn in another group effort with How Great Thou Art. As usual, the choral efforts, starting with the leadoff title song, dominate in a manner both regal and formal. Then, things break down into individual performances by singers including Buddy Greene, the Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Ford, Wintley Phipps, Janet Paschal, the Crabb Family, David Phelps, Weatherford, and Ivan Parker. Wes Hampton's "O, How I Love Jesus" is a soulful standout; Doyle Lawson provides his usual bluegrass gospel with the a cappella "Since Jesus Came into My Heart"; and Solveig Henderson sings an appealing "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms." The Gaither records are always serious and solemn affairs, but they do give opportunities for many talented gospel singers to shine, and that is true here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Shane McConnell / Gene McDonald / Wesley Pritchard / Reggie Smith 06:03 Amazon
2 Bill Gaither feat: Hayes Family / Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Taranda Greene 02:31 Amazon
3 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Buddy Greene / Gordon Mote / Jeff Taylor 04:12 Amazon
4 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Joy Gardner / Ladye Love Smith / Reggie Smith 03:18 Amazon
5 Bill Gaither feat: The Oak Ridge Boys / Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither 03:32 Amazon
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Bill Gaither feat: Larry Ford / Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither 03:39 Amazon
7 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Wintley Phipps 04:28 Amazon
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Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Janet Paschal 04:32 Amazon
9 Bill Gaither feat: The Crabb Family / Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither 05:57 Amazon
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Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither 00:59 Amazon
11 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Wes Hampton 05:06 Amazon
12 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / David Phelps 04:39 Amazon
13 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Lily Fern Weatherford 03:50 Amazon
14 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Doyle Lawson / Quicksilver 01:39 Amazon
15 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Solveig Henderson 05:12 Amazon
16 Bill Gaither feat: Homecoming Friends / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Ivan Parker 05:45 Amazon
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