Sunday, September 25, 2016

TO LOVE GOD




        TO LOVE GOD playlist



       The Lord the Shepherd of His People
   A Psalm of David.

23 Psalm
   The Lord is my shepherd;
   I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
   He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
   He leads me in the paths of righteousness
   For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
   I will fear no evil;
   For You are with me;
   Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
   You anoint my head with oil;
   My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
   All the days of my life;
   And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
   Forever.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Lost Concert



             The Winans,  Commission,  Vanessa Bell Armstrong,

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Most Famous Gospel Concert Video Ever!




Shirley Caesar, James Cleveland, The Clark Sisters, Mighty Clouds Of Joy, Edwin and Walter Hawkins,

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ron Kenoly


       Ron Kenoly Majesty FULL concert

   
Ron Kenoly was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, in 1944, into a family where he knew both joy and heartache. "I've been singing as long as I can remember, and I think I turned to that for comfort from some of the pain of not having a father," says Ron. "My mother has told me that I used to sing myself to sleep when I was a toddler. I'd sing my own lullabies."

Raised in church, Ron began singing in children's choir and eventually accepted the Lord in late childhood. "I accepted Jesus as Savior at an early age," says Ron, "but it wasn't until years later that I made Him Lord of my life, and there's a big difference between the two.

After high school, Ron did a three-year stretch in the Air Force from 1965 to '68. It was while in the service that Ron met and married his wife, Tavita, and where he joined his first real band, called the Mellow Fellows. The group toured military installations, performing the Top 40 hits of the day, though his career decision had been set years before.

n only a short time after leaving the Air Force, Ron relocated his young family to Los Angeles where he planned to seek his fortune in the music business. He soon became a sought-after nightclub performer, and with nine singles released on four major labels, he was on his way up the music business ladder and closing in on the "big break" that eludes so many aspiring artists.

As his career took off, Ron's family life began to suffer. Separated several times and on the edge of divorce, Ron admits that he had made his career his god, and left his wife and three children on the periphery of his life.

"My wife rededicated her life to the Lord in 1975 and began praying for the healing of our family," says Ron. "I began to realize the goodness of God because I could see the changes He was making in her life, and I could see that while I never lost respect for God, I had never had a strong spiritual life. That's when the lights began to come on for me, because I was beginning to see all the things about Jesus that before I had only heard. I wanted the joy that she had found."

on recommitted his life to Christ that same year, remaining in Los Angeles and secular music for another year-and-a-half to fulfill lingering contractual commitments. When he left LA, he relocated with his family to Oakland, California, and completed a degree in music at Alameda College.

"From 1976 to '78, while I was in school, I just surrendered my life to the Lord, allowing Him to do some character building in me," says Ron. "I had to learn to be a husband and a father, and I had to learn how to relate to God as a Father. I still sang, but only every Sunday in the bass section of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church."

Ron taught music and physical education at Alameda from 1978 through 1982, and though he found a sense of peace in turning his life over to the Lord and His will, the fire to sing still burned within him.

In 1978, Ron decided his next logical move would be to land a Christian record deal, but after four years of almost total unresponsiveness from the Christian industry, Ron became disheartened.

Ron's despondency was heightened by the fact that throughout that time, secular labels continued to call him, expressing interest in rekindling old relationships. By 1982, it seemed to Ron as if the world wanted him, but Christianity was somehow not interested.

One evening in the summer of '82, Ron sat alone in his church for hours, playing, singing, praying, worshipping, and laying his burdens before the Lord.

"From that night on, the record companies ceased to matter," says Ron. "The Lord had met me and shown me so much, that I felt I had gone beyond what any company could offer me. Acceptance and rejection didn't matter anymore because all I knew was that I had been with God."

Ron left the church that night with nothing but a desire to worship and praise God, and to lead others in doing the same. Soon, word of Ron's musical talents began to spread around the Oakland area, and he found himself invited to lead praise and worship at numerous churches.

"I didn't even think of myself as a praise and worship leader," Ron says. "All I knew was I would go and sing my songs, and something special would happen."

Leading worship for high profile pastors like Lester Sumrall and Jack Hayford brought Ron to the attention of evangelist Mario Marillo who commissioned Ron to lead worship at his crusades. Through Marillo, Ron met pastor Dick Bernal, who had recently founded the Jubilee Christian Center, a growing congregation in San Jose, Calif.

Ron joined the church's staff as music minister in 1987, completely content with the place in life to which God had led him and without a thought of ever recording again. But, in 1990, Don Moen, creative director for Integrity Music, heard about Ron's ministry and approached him about the possibility of recording one of his praise services.

The result was a series of albums that became best-sellers in both the church and contemporary Christian markets. Among that series was Jesus Is Alive, the gold-selling Lift Him Up, God Is Able, Sing Out With One Voice, 1997's Dove Award-winning Welcome Home, Majesty, We Offer Praises, and his most current project Dwell in the House.

"I'm still trying to figure out what all of this means," Ron says seriously, but with a chuckle of amazement. "I want to be a good steward of what God has given me, not just in terms of music, but in life experience and valuable lessons I can pass on to other people. He's holding me responsible for the visibility and the influence that He's allowed me to have. And, make no mistake, it has been Him who has allowed it. My main concern is just to always do with it what He wants me to do."
 
      Ron Kenoly - God is Able Completo




  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Boys Choir of Harlem - Glory To God



             Boys Choir of Harlem  -  Glory To God


         Boys Choir of Harlem - We Shall Overcome

 

        Boys Choir of Harlem - Let There Be Peace on Earth



        Monifah & Harlem Boys Choir - Jesus is Love

David said, "I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed" (Psalm 119:46).


           Boys Choir of Harlem - Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me.... I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see.


        Boys Choir of Harlem -  Precious Lord



         HARLEM BOYS CHOIR-A CHANGE IS GON COME



      HARLEM BOYS CHOIR - I Can Tell the World



          HARLEM BOYS CHOIR -  Agnus Dei





Sunday, August 21, 2016

Universal Gospel Choir




            Universal Gospel Choir - The Wonders Of Handes
   

            Universal Gospel Choir - In Moments Like These


            Universal Gospel Choir - Jesus is love (legendado em portugu√™s)

          
         Akekho Ofana No Jesu (There’s No One Like Jesus)



(Sung in Zulu)

Akekho Ofana Nojesu (There’s no one like Jesus)
Akekho ofana naye (There’s no one like Him)
Akekho Ofana Nojesu (There’s no one like Jesus)
Akekho ofana naye (There’s no one like Him)

Siyahamba siyahamba akekho akekho (I have traveled everywhere, no one)
Siyajika siyajika akekho akekho (I have looked everywhere, no one)
Siyafuna siyafuna akekho akekho (I have searched everywhere, no one)
Akekho afana naye (There is no one like Him)


            Universal Gospel Choir - Semphethe



(Sung in Sotho)

Semphethe wena ya ratehang (Please do not pass me by)
Mmoloki wa ka (oh my savior)
Ha ontse osetsa babang (While on others thou art calling)
Semphete le nna (Do not pass me by)

Jeso, Jeso, Kea O rapela (Jesus, Jesus, hear my humble cry)
Ha ontse osetsa babang (While on others thou art calling)
Semphete le nna (Do not pass me by)

            Oh Happy Day UGC (Universal Gospel Choir)


             Universal Gospel Choir - Hlonolofatsa



Choir Conductor, Pastor Gibson Ngcobo 

The Universal Gospel choir was formed in February 2006. It consists of ± 40 members. The Choir is based in Johannesburg and its members are from neighboring locations like Soweto, Thembisa, Thokoza and some other City Suburbs.

The choir had the good fortune to perform with some of South Africa's renowned gospel singers, like Rebecca Malope, Sfiso, Thembinkosi and Deborah Frazer. Although the Choir is fairly new in the music industry this has not borne complacency in the choir members but has motivated them to work even harder to promote the Universal Gospel Choir, not only in South Africa, they’ve traveled to South America singing in States like Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, And Sao Paulo and got a chance to record a live CD and DVD. They also went to Mozambique to perform in Machava Stadium where there was approximately ± 100 000 people. They have also graced stages in Lesotho, Botswana and Lesotho.

THE MISSION


1.    Through our music we aim to draw people closer to God through worship
2.    We believe in putting God first in everything; He is the “leader” of this choir
3.     We want to glorify and honor God with our music
4.    We want to spread the Good News to all the world through song
5.    We desire to touch the lives of our audience by telling them that God is alive
6.    We want to Bring all kinds of people together with music because pain and suffering knows no race, culture, or age
7.    We desire to be instruments in the hands of God

             Universal Gospel Choir

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Heaven On My Mind - Revival Medley - We shall behold him



          Ron Kenoly - We shall behold him


The sky shall unfold
Preparing His entrance
The stars shall applaud Him
With thunders of praise
The sweet light in His eyes shall
Enhance those awaiting
And we shall behold Him
Then face to face

We shall behold Him
We shall behold Him
Face to face in all of His glory
We shall behold Him
We shall behold Him
Face to face our Saviour and Lord (Saviour and Lord)

The angels shall sound (the angel shall sound)
The shout of His coming
The sleeping shall rise from
Their slumbering place
And those who remain (and those who remain)
Shall be changed in a moment
And we shall behold Him
Then face to face

And we shall behold behold Him
We shall behold behold Him
Face to face in all of His glory
And we shall behold behold Him
We shall behold behold Him
Face to face
He's our Saviour and Lord (Saviour and Lord)
We shall behold Him
He's our Saviour and Lord
He's our Saviour and Lord
He's our Saviour
And He's Lord!




                 Old Revival Medley


                  Heaven On My Mind

Monday, July 4, 2016

Jesus children of America






 Stevie Wonder-Jesus children of America lyrics 

Hello Jesus
Jesus children
Jesus loves you
Jesus children
Hello children Jesus loves you of America

Are you hearing
What He's saying ?
Are you feeling
What you're praying ?
Are you hearing, praying, feeling
What you say inside ?



You'd better tell
Your story fast...
And if you lie
It will come to pass...

Tell me!
Tell me holy
Holly roller
Holly roller
Are you standing
Are you standing
Like a soldier ?
Like a soldier ?
Waell...
Are you standing for everything you talk about ?
Holly roller...

Say
Tanscen
Transcendental
Dental meditation
Meditation
Speaks of
Speaks of inner
Inner preservation
Preservation
Waell...
Transcendental meditation gives you peace of mind
Peace of mind

You'd better tell
Your story fast...
And if you lie
It will come to pass...

Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Don't tell lies
Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em

Ooh, hu hu...uh uh uh...yeah

Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Don't tell lies
Tell 'em
Tell 'em Jesus

Tell me
Tell me junkie
If you're able
If you're able
Playing
Are you playing your cards
On the table
On the table
Yeah...
Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein
Hey hey
Tell the children
Hey hey hey

Jesus
Jesus died on
Cross for you
Cross for you
Mary
Mary is just
Looking at you
Looking at you
Yeah...
Mother Mary feels so much pain
Looking at him

So, you better tell
Tell your story fast...
Tell your story, story!
And if you lie
Yeah, tell your story
It will come to pass
Yeah, tell your story, story!







Sunday, June 26, 2016

Choirs Praising God





It is my hope that this playlist will touch your heart and encourage you and bless you. Jesus has paid the price for us all, our salvation is done . We have only to believe and praise God.

             Choirs Praising God Playlist




Sunday, May 29, 2016

To Know God's Love




               Psalm 23 NIV

  • 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORDforever.

       To Know God's Love playlist





Sunday, May 22, 2016

Richard Smallwood & Vision


                          Richard Smallwood & Vision

Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills
Knowing my help is coming from You
Your peace You give me in time of the storm

“He’s worthy of the glory, he’s worthy of the honor, every time I think of the goodness of Jesus and allllll he’s done for me,” Smallwood exclaims as the audience cheers. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” 

Richard Smallwood - Adoration: Live In Atlanta Original VHS Release Date: May 21, 1996


After 40 years in the industry, Smallwood has done what no other gospel artist arguably has done as successfully: blend gospel with classical music.
Congregations have translated his songs into Korean, German, Hebrew and other languages. He has eight Grammy nominations and within the gospel music industry has won four Dove Awards and 10 Stellars. Three of his 14 albums hit No. 1 in Billboard magazine’s gospel category.

 “I was trying to write a pity-party song, but God pulled me to do a praise song. God said, ‘I want your praise no matter what the situation you are in, good or bad.’ It’s about trusting him.”






  Richard Smallwood & Vision giving glory and praise

By Keith L. Alexander The Washington Post
Richard Smallwood (born November 30, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia) moved to Washington as a child with his mother, Mabel, and his stepfather, the Rev. Chester L. Smallwood, a strict, Bible-enforcing preacher and founder of Union Temple Baptist Church in Southeast. (For more than 30 years, Smallwood has been a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Northwest Washington, where he has served as musician and choir director.)

By the time he was 7, he was taking music lessons and continued until he was 15. But young Richard had a secret: He could play only by ear. He couldn’t read music. He’d have each teacher play a song, then he’d memorize the chords and play the song back to his teacher’s delight. “I was used to getting over on my teachers,” he admits.

He formed his first gospel group when he was 11, made up of kids from his Northeast Washington neighborhood. When he was in eighth grade at Browne Junior High, he had a fresh-out-of-Howard University music major as his teacher: Roberta Flack.

He went on to McKinley Technology High School in Northeast, where he auditioned for a music program at Howard. The instructor quickly figured out that Richard could not read music but agreed to admit him if he’d learn.

Smallwood later majored in classical piano with a minor in voice at Howard, beginning in 1967. He was mentored by a talented music major named Donny Hathaway. Hathaway showed him how to play a jazzy version of the hymn “Nothing but the Blood,” Smallwood recalls. “He told me to play and sing what you feel — it’s all God’s music.”

Smallwood helped form Howard’s gospel choir, and sitting in a basement practice room in the fine arts department, he penned what became another of his biggest hits, “I Love the Lord.”

Richard graduated cum laude from Howard University with degrees in both vocal performance and piano, in addition to graduate work in the field of ethnomusicology. Smallwood was a member of The Celestials, the first gospel group on Howard University's campus. That group was the first gospel act to appear at Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival. Richard was also a founding member of Howard's first gospel choir.
Smallwood's recording career began in 1982 with the album The Richard Smallwood Singers. The album spent 87 weeks on Billboard's Gospel chart. Its followup, Psalms was nominated for a Grammy. Two years later the album Textures was also nominated. Textures spawned the now-classic "Center Of My Joy" written by Richard Smallwood along with Bill and Gloria Gaither. He won his first Grammy, along with a Dove Award for his production on the Quincy Jones' gospel project Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.

He finished his Masters degree in Divinity from Howard University in 2004 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Tears are for cleansing, stress and relief
Created by God just to give us release
They’re not in vain, for soon will come peace
If you sow in tears you’ll reap in joy

Some of the greatest hymns have come from sorrow, for sorrow is universal. Thomas Dorsey wrote “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” in 1932 after his wife and child died. Horatio Spafford wrote the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” after his four daughters died in a shipwreck in 1873. John Newton, a onetime slave ship captain, wrote the first lines of “Amazing Grace” in the mid-1700s following a stormy journey on a ship.

Smallwood’s songs even transcend faiths. Cantor Sheldon Levin, conductor of the Makhelat Hamercaz Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey, heard “Total Praise” sung by a choir from the Jewish Theological Seminary about two years ago. He taught it to his choir in both English and Hebrew. At a North American Jewish choral festival, they received a standing ovation. “It blew people away,” Levin says.

“Total Praise,” like many of Smallwood’s songs, is based on Psalm 121, in which David wrote about relying on God during his most difficult times: “You are the source of my strength/ You are the strength of my life/ I lift my hands in total praise to You.”

Levin says the words are a universal prayer. “We can all praise God and thank God. It doesn’t have to be a Jewish composer or a Christian composer,” he says. “His music is awe inspiring.”

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Giving God All The Praise



          Giving God All The Praise playlist





Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thank you for being my God




         Thank you for being my God - playlist



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Gospel Jazz - Kirk Whalum and friends




     Gospel Jazz - Kirk Whalum and friends


Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.
Whalum has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. Kirk’s musical accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations. He won his first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song (“It’s What I Do”, featuring Lalah Hathaway) alongside lifelong friend and gifted writer, Jerry Peters.






Sunday, April 3, 2016

Neyi Zimu



Pastor,gospel music producer,song writer and music consultant. All things are possible to him who believes.
The blood of Jesus stands for the forgiveness of sins. It's a spiritual thing not a ritual.
My soul find rest in the Lord. Even in my deepest sorrow I will worship you. You are my God and shield in you I find myself.


Hailing from Small Farm, in the Vaal, Moses Gcinumuzi, more affectionately known as Neyi began his musical life journey.

A valuable addition to the SA Music industry, this talented and dynamic musician has seen the childhood vision manifest into the rich musical career he has established for himself to date. Having collaborated  with some of the greats in the industry, be it as song writer, vocalist, sessionist/ producer, Neyi has undoubtedly earned a respect due to him from his colleagues as a multi instrumentalist and an asset to any music project.
       

                Neyi Zimu music for God playlist



His works date as far back as 1996 where he started as former founder and member of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration. This association saw him branch off into several other collaborations and involvements with a variety of artists over the years, until eventually Neyi released his long awaited solo Gospel album ‘ Excited’, in 2001 featuring renowned musician, Concorde Nkabinde and Jazz Duo ‘ Tsunami’

Following the success of ‘Excited’ Neyi went on to release his 2nd a and 3rd album ‘ Ena ke Nako’. in 2003 and “Message” in 2007 respectively.

 Among Neyi’s successes are anointed songs like “Lamb of God”, “Higher Higher”, “Come as you are”, “Hamba Name” and “Lord we worship You”.

Neyi has shared the stage with the likes of The Manhattans (during their South African tour) Sibongile Khumalo, Benjamin Dube, the late Wendy Mseleku, Vuyo Mokoena, and Rebecca Malope.

Neyi is also a pastor and founder of the All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand, from where he serves his congregation loyally.

Father, Husband, Founder of a church, Musician and business man by day a “Jack of all trades”, but in Neyi’s case, truly a Master of his craft.

Recently Neyi featured on the platinum selling project “Healing in His presence” led by the legend Benjamin Dube.

2012 Neyi also featured on a big (Gold selling, SAMA award winning) gospel project in South Africa called “Spirit of praise” 4 recorded live at the carnival city big top arena.

2013 hopes for a continuation and revelation of yet another dimension to Neyi as he has just released his fifth album which is “I trust in You” with SPIRIT MUSIC ( his new record label). If his track record is anything to go by, this album is sure to minister audiences around the globe.


Hailing from Small Farm, in the Vaal, Moses Gcinumuzi, more affectionately known as Neyi began his musical life journey.

A valuable addition to the SA Music industry, this talented and dynamic musician has seen the childhood vision manifest into the rich musical career he has established for himself to date. Having collaborated  with some of the greats in the industry, be it as song writer, vocalist, sessionist/ producer, Neyi has undoubtedly earned a respect due to him from his colleagues as a multi instrumentalist and an asset to any music project.

His works date as far back as 1996 where he started as former founder and member of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration. This association saw him branch off into several other collaborations and involvements with a variety of artists over the years, until eventually Neyi released his long awaited solo Gospel album ‘ Excited’, in 2001 featuring renowned musician, Concorde Nkabinde and Jazz Duo ‘ Tsunami’

Following the success of ‘Excited’ Neyi went on to release his 2nd a and 3rd album ‘ Ena ke Nako’. in 2003 and “Message” in 2007 respectively.

 Among Neyi’s successes are anointed songs like “Lamb of God”, “Higher Higher”, “Come as you are”, “Hamba Name” and “Lord we worship You”.

Neyi has shared the stage with the likes of The Manhattans (during their South African tour) Sibongile Khumalo, Benjamin Dube, the late Wendy Mseleku, Vuyo Mokoena, and Rebecca Malope.

Neyi is also a pastor and founder of the All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand, from where he serves his congregation loyally.

Father, Husband, Founder of a church, Musician and business man by day a “Jack of all trades”, but in Neyi’s case, truly a Master of his craft.

Recently Neyi featured on the platinum selling project “Healing in His presence” led by the legend Benjamin Dube.

2012 Neyi also featured on a big (Gold selling, SAMA award winning) gospel project in South Africa called “Spirit of praise” 4 recorded live at the carnival city big top arena.

2013 hopes for a continuation and revelation of yet another dimension to Neyi as he has just released his fifth album which is “I trust in You” with SPIRIT MUSIC ( his new record label). If his track record is anything to go by, this album is sure to minister audiences around the globe.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Tri-City Singers & Donald Lawrence




       The Tri-City Singers & Donald Lawrence


    The three cities that The Tri-City Singers come from are Spartanburg, SC, Gastonia, NC, and Charlotte, NC.
From Wikipedia
    The group debuted in 1993 with A Songwriter's Point Of View on a then-brand-new independent record label called GospoCentric Records. The set debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Charts.The group's follow-up release Bible Stories would top those same charts when it arrived in 1995.It was the first to be billed as Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers and featured black church-ubiquitous hits such as "A Message For The Saints", "I Am God" and "Stranger". The album was released on Lawrence's newly minted label Crystal Rose Records which was distributed through Sparrow Records.
    In 1997, Donald Lawrence produced the live portion of Karen Clark Sheard's Grammy-nominated Finally Karen debut. Lawrence & Tri-City also released the seasonal Hello Christmas the same year. Later, Lawrence signed a contract with the Island Records imprint Island Inspirational. Though a live recording did take place for release,the album never materialized.

    In 2000, Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers signed to EMI Gospel. To promote the new album, a maxi CD of the lead single "Testify" to the mainstream. House remixes by Junior Vasquez sent the song to #33 on Billboard's Mainstream Dance Charts. When tri-city4.com was finally released in late summer 2000, the set peaked at #2 on Billboard's Top Gospel Charts and #13 on Billboard's Heatseekers Charts.The album also got a profile boost from the all-star standout "God's Favor", featuring vocal turns from Karen Clark Sheard, Kim Burrell, and Kelly Price.

     Lawrence waited almost two years before delivering the follow-up Go Get Your Life Back in early 2002. "The Best Is Yet to Come (Donald Lawrence song)", a song sonically much in the vein of the previous smash "Testify," was chosen as the album's lead single. This release featured guest appearances from Ann Nesby (formerly of Sounds of Blackness) and gospel pioneer Bishop Walter Hawkins. The momentum continued with the 2003 release of Restoring The Years, a greatest hits album featuring two new songs.

     The next album would mark a fresh start for Donald Lawrence. I Speak Life was his first solo album, the debut for his newly inked recording contract with Verity Records, and also the first release under his new sublabel Quiet Water Entertainment. Though the album was without The Tri-City Singers, guest appearances were plenteous. Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Faith Evans, Richard Smallwood, and Carl Thomas all contributed to the album. Even jazz notables Ramsey Lewis and Lalah Hathaway were on hand for a remake of the Bible Stories classic "Don't Forget To Remember". The effort earned Lawrence a total of 7 Stellar Award nominations, and 6 wins.

     In March 2006, The Tri-City Singers announced that they would retire, but not before one last live recording. Finale: Act One and Finale: Act Two were released simultaneously on April 4, 2006. Each release was a CD/DVD set that chronicled the audio and video of one half of the concert, with packages that locked into one another respectively. A special edition of Finale was later released with both CDs and DVDs. The blowout concert included guest appearances from Bishop Walter Hawkins, Karen Clark Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Daryl Coley, LaShun Pace, Darwin Hobbs, and many other gospel luminaries. The album's lead single "The Blessing Of Abraham" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance in December 2006. His sophomore solo album, The Law of Confession Part I was released in February 2009. Donald said in an interview that The Law of Confession, Part II will be released soon, but he's focusing on other projects.