Just A Closer Walk With Thee – Southern Gospel on Piano

Just a Closer Walk With Thee, author and date unknown.  Traditional Folk Song, believed to be written circa the 1850’s.  Based on modern popularity, the song has certainly burst beyond the bounds of it’s original obscurity.  Recorded numerous times, popular … Continue reading

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms – Southern Gospel on Piano

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, written by Anthony Showalter and Elisha Hoffman, published in 1887.  Here’s another quintessential southern gospel hymn.  I get such a feeling of comfort from this song.  Memories spanning childhood and  beyond, of standing in church … Continue reading

When The Saints Go Marching In – Lively Southern Gospel on Piano

When The Saints Go Marching In;  origins uncertain, but credited circa1896.    To begin, it was a Christian hymn, though by now it’s probably better known as a Jazz tune.  A common New Orleans tradition is to play “When the Saints” … Continue reading