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We've Come This Far by Faith

Author: Albert A. Goodson

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. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We've come this far by faith
Title: We've Come This Far by Faith
Author: Albert A. Goodson (1965)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: © 1965 Manna Music, Inc.

Tune

[Don't be discouraged when trouble's in your life]

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…

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