An Old Convention Song: “Sing Me a Song About Jesus”

In an effort to do my part to preserve and celebrate the classic convention gospel genre, I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite convention songs in this series.  Feel free to share your thoughts and memories about these songs, and let me know if you have a recommendation!

Composer(s): G.T. “Dad” Speer

Published: 1956

Notable recordings: Golden Anniversary (Speer Family, 1958), Sing Me a Song About Jesus (Master V, 1987), 20 Southern Gospel Favorites (J.D. Sumner & the Stamps, 1993), Jubilee Two (Booth Brothers/Greater Vision/Legacy Five, 2010)

This Dad Speer classic has one of the most fun melodies you’ll hear, and features strong bass and alto step-outs in the chorus.  Though it was not in the redback Church Hymnal (it was published five years after the hymnal), it was used as an opening song at a recent Redback Church Hymnal singing in Cumming, GA.  The video below is the full singing, over two hours, but it starts with “Sing Me a Song About Jesus”.


    • Joe Lane on March 18, 2014 at 8:16 am
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    Hey Brian

    That gave me chills. I love that old stuff which in my opinion is a breath of fresh air. I along with Nick Bruno just produced our (Jordan’s Bridge) project which had 1 original song and 9 old songs. I gave most all of the songs a little of my own twist but that’s old too. Lol. It’s hard to beat the Dad Speer music. Thank you for posting this.

    1. Thanks, Joe! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  1. Really I am very much delighted here to read this gospel music. Hope we have enjoy it and thanks for sharing this blog.

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