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Resources for celebrating Black History Month, observed each February

The Global Praise Program offers many resources featuring black hymn composers, preachers and performers.

Collage of notable people in Black American HistoryGlobal Song: Making Black History Month a Musical Celebration

Rich diversity of hymnody and song has been born out of the African American experience. Find deas and suggestions on using music from Beams of Heaven and Steal Away to Jesus in worship services during February and into March for Lent.

Steal Away to JesusSteal Away to Jesus

Spirituals of the African American experience often expressed the despair and/or hope of a people who refused to give up in the midst of horrendous life circumstances for they understood God to be at the helm of history.

Beams of Heaven reducedBeams of Heaven: Hymns of Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a founding figure in American gospel music.


Spirituals CD CoverSpirituals

12 Songs from the American Experience


AfricaPraise reducedAfrica Praise

Songs of faith in twelve languages from nine African countries performed by the Africa University Choir of Mutare, Zimbabwe, conducted by Patrick Matsikenyiri.


African American songs in Global Praise 1, 2, and 3.

GP1Global Praise 1:

68, Guide my feet
48, My Lord, what a morning


GP2 Global Praise 2

53, Jesus in the morning
86, In the morning when I rise (Give me Jesus)
95, Courage, my soul
125, Praise ye the Lord

GP3 Global Praise 3

16, Hallelujah, Amen
56, I love the Lord
60, Lord, I will lift mine eyes (Total Praise)


Steal Away to Jesus - CD (2), songbook