|1. Shall We Gather At The River/Will The Circle '...'|
|2. Precious Memories|
|3. The Old Rugged Cross/Near The Cross|
|4. When They Ring The Golden Bell/In The Sweet.......|
|5. We're Marching To Zion/When The Saints Go...|
|6. Sweet Hour Of Prayer/What A Friend We Have In ....|
|7. How Great Thou Art|
|8. Sweet Prospect/ I Am Bound For The Promised Land|
|9. Amazing Grace/Grace Greater Than All Our Sin|
|10. I Love To Tell The Story|
|11. Wayfaring Stranger|
|12. Softly And Tenderly/I Surrender All/Pass Me Not|
|13. Whispering Hope|
|14. When We All Get To Heaven/We'll Understand It's...|
The arrangements give vocal and instrumental support but never overpower Griffith's honest and straight-forward delivery or detract from the simplicity of these traditional tunes.
Actually, I was amazed at how good Griffith sounded. This is not a young man. Yet, his voice sounds remarkably fresh. His rhythm and pitch are exemplary and his vibrato and general tone are amazingly smooth and even throughout his range. Even more important, he delivers the text clearly.
The hymn choices and combinations are excellent. All are standards and should be familiar to anyone who grew up in a Southern church. I was particularly tickled with the combination of "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "What a Friend we have in Jesus" -- the first two hymns I ever learned to play. From the vigorous "Shall We Gather at the River/Will the Circle be Unbroken" combination to the reflective "Wayfaring Stranger" this is a tour de force from a great performer.
If you like the inspiration of hymns, this is one for you. (And if you like this, you will also probably like Griffith's Christmas album "Christmas Guest" -- available September 2003.)