Albert A. Goodson (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1933) wrote both text and tune in 1956 for the Radio Choir of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as minister of music. The hymn was published as a gospel anthem by Manna Music III, 1963. Goodson received his education at the University of California in Los Ange1es and served Baptist churches in the Los Angeles area as well as the Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago. As organist and pianist, he toured with Mahalia Jackson and has been a prominent figure in the development of African American gospel music.
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Goodson’s gospel song was included in the African American hymnal Lift Every Voice and Sing (1981). The setting by Richard Smallwood (PHH 365) displays some of the chord structures, melodic decorations, and rhythmic figures that are common in the African American gospel style. The printed score of…
Display Title: We've Come This Far by FaithFirst Line: Just remember the good things God has doneTune Title: THIS FAR BY FAITHAuthor: Albert A. Goodson, 1883-1947Meter: IrregularDate: 2006Subject: Grace, Faith | ; Hope, Assurance |
Display Title: We've Come This Far by FaithFirst Line: Just remember the good things God has doneTune Title: [Just remember the good things God has done]Author: Albert A. GoodsonScripture: Hebrews 11:29Date: 1999Subject: Struggle, Faith | ; Healing, Forgiveness |