How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message. I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives!
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl.
Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all.
Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.
If you don't like Louis Armstrong, you don't know how to love.
Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place.
Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
Without a song, each day would be a century.
One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.
It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.