Gospel Music Songs
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Gospel Music Songs For The Acoustic Guitar

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1. Ain't No Grave - Johnny Cash

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Ain't No Grave was written by a preacher from Virginia by the name of Claude Ely. He was sick with tuberculosis in 1934 when he wrote this song and only 12 years old at the time. He didn't die die in 1934 but lived until 1978, passing away at the age of 56.

Many artists have covered this number, but one of the most memorable is the 2003 version from Johnny Cash just before his death in Sep 2003, .but the son was not released until 2010 from his album American IV; Ain't No Grave.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Gm, Am, Dm

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2. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground

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Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground was written by Willie Nelson and appeared in the movie Honeysuckle Rose which came out in 1980, starring Willie. Willie had a #1 hit with this song.

Allison Moore never recorded this one but there is footage of her singing this in concert. Alison Krauss however, did record a version of this song. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up . . down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Gbm, G, A7, E7, Ddim

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3. Beautifully Broken

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Beautifully Broken is a soundtrack song from a movie of the same name which was released in 2018.

It does not appear this song was a single release.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, Am, G, F, G6

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4. I Will Cross Over The River

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I Will Cross Over The River is a song from john's 2019 album 40 Years And Still Swingin'.

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A7, G, A, Bm, E7

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5. If We've Ever Needed You

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If We've Ever Needed You was a 2010 single released which peaked at #3 in the US.

The track can be found on the album Until The Whole World Hears.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: arpeggio and then down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, Gbm, G, A7, Bm, D/Gb, A

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6. I'm Not Who I Was - Brandon Heath

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I'm Not Who I Was was written by Brandon Heath, who is a Christian musician, and was released as his debut single back in 2007. It went to #1 on two US different Christian charts.

The track can be found on his debut album "Don't Get Comfortable".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, Dsus, C, G, Em, Gbmadd11, Gmaj7

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7. Jealous Of The Angels

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Jealous Of The Angels was written in 2010 by Jenn Bosic back in 2010. Taggart, who is a Celtic singer from Ireland, picked up the song in 2016 with a Facebook post of this song which received over 27 million views.

This song is from her album Celtic Lady Vol 2.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, F, G, Am 

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8. Jesus Got A Tight Grip

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Jesus Got A Tight Grip was co-written by Blake Shelton. The song was released as a promo single and reached #38 on the country charts.

The track can be found on his album Fully Loaded from 2019.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat with a few downstrokes chops throughout
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, Bm, A

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9. Me And Jesus - George Jones

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Me and Jesus was written by Tom T Hall and has been recorded by many artists over the years. George Jones put this track on his 1990 album entitled Hallelujah Weekend.

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, C

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10. On My Way To Heaven - Dennis Quade

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On My Way To Heaven was written by Dennis Quade while he was in re-hab for cocaine abuse. he started writing the song in the 1990's but never finished it until this movie project came his way.

The song appeared in the film "I Can Only Imagine", which is also the name of a song by the group MercyMe. The track can be found on the soundtrack form the film.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D/Gb, Em, D

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11. Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies - Hank Williams Jr

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Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies was recorded by Hank Williams Jr as part of a trio with Hank Williams and his son Hank Williams III.

The song was never released as a single but appears on the album Three Hanks.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G

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