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Doris Akers

Short Name: Doris Akers
Full Name: Akers, Doris
Birth Year: 1923
Death Year: 1995

Wikipedia Biography

Doris Mae Akers (May 21, 1923 – July 26, 1995) was a biracial African-American gospel music composer, arranger and singer who is considered to be "one of the most underrated gospel composers of the 20th century [who] wrote more than 500 songs". Known for her work with the Sky Pilot Choir, she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

Texts by Doris Akers (13)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Débil soy, necesito tu gran poderDoris Akers (Author)Spanish2
Hay un dulce espíritu aquí, Y yo sé que es el Espíritu del Señor (Pirón)Doris Akers (Author)Spanish5
Hay un dulce espiritu aquiDoris Akers (Author)Spanish3
Hay un dulce Espíritu aquí, y yo sé que es el Espíritu de mi Señor (Steger)Doris Akers (Author)Spanish2
I am weak and I need your strength and powerDoris M. Akers (Author)English43
I come short so many timesD. A. (Author)English3
I was lost, couldn't find my wayDoris Akers (Author)English3
Should we receive and never give?Doris Akers (Author)English3
The way may not be easyDoris Akers (Author)English2
There's a still small voice saying to meD. A. (Author)English4
There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this placeDoris Akers (Author)English41
When two or three are gathered in His nameDoris Akers (Author)English3
You can't beat God givingDoris Akers (Author)English4

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