Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: American Folk Hymns and Spirituals

by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing hit #1 on the Billboard\r\rClassical charts.

This recording honors the enduring vitality of folk hymns and spirituals and their ability to anchor the soul in faith. From the sturdy strains of “Saints Bound for Heaven” and the fervent entreaty of “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” to one of the most popular folk hymns of all time, “Amazing Grace,” these songs and hymns gave comfort, hope, and confidence to the early American pioneers. Their power and simplicity still inspire us today.

  • Saints Bound for Heaven
  • My Song in the Night
  • We'll Shout and Give Him Glory
  • His Voice As the Sound
  • How Bright Is the Day
  • Death Shall Not Destroy My Comfort
  • My God, My Portion and My Love
  • Bound For the Promised Land
  • I Want Jesus to Walk With Me
  • Old-Time Religion
  • The Battle of Jericho
  • Deep River
  • Down to the River to Pray
  • Rock-A-My-Soul In the Bosom of Abraham
  • Softly and Tenderly Amazing Grace
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • **Individual tracks can be purchased on iTunes.

    About the Author

    The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

    The 360 members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

    The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.

    The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has appeared at 13 world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square recordings have achieved "gold record" and two have achieved "platinum record" status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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    Average rating:

    (based upon 11 reviews)

    A CD for everyone
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    As someone who has grown up in the SE USA I have loved singing American folk hymns and spirituals most of my life. I never hesitated to choose music from this genre to sing in Sacrament meeting and other church meetings, even when it was considered unusual to do so (esp. when I lived in Utah). I'm thrilled that Wilberg and the MTC have embraced this uplifting music, recording CDs with songs that have the ability to touch the hearts of all who listen, not just members of the LDS church. This is my 2nd favorite MTC album ever (Peace Like a River is my #1). Bravo MTC!!!

    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    This CD is absolutely beautiful to listen to! We have our favorite songs, and includes most of the songs on the CD! It just fills your soul with tranquil joy!!!! It gives me goose-bumps every time I listen to it!!!

    I LOVE this CD! It's incredible.
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    I am not a big fan of choir music, but this CD is a must have. I LOVE it!! Just to hear I Want Jesus to Walk With Me would be worth it's price - the soloist is fabulous! What a voice! And the arrangements are fresh and true to spiritual music. I definitely recommend this CD.

    "Amazing Grace" amazing
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    I agree that "Amazing Grace" is worth the cost of the album itself. We enjoyed and were impressed with the whole album but were blown away by "Amazing Grace."

    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    Just when you think that it can't get any better, it does. From the Copland-esque arrangement of "Down To The River To Pray" to the deeply moving "Amazing Grace," this CD is a lush, gorgeous landscape of sound and spirit. (Speaking of which, I was never a big fan of "Amazing Grace" -- until now. The bagpipes and drums are simply stunning.)

    Congratulations to the Choir, Orchestra and Dr. Wilberg for a superb recording.

    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    Mack Wilberg's orchestrations are both sweeping in scope and tender. The choir is more unified in sound than ever. "His voice like the sound" and "My Song In The Night" are so intimate and moving. As everyone has stated, this is one of the finest MTC recordings produced, with universal repertoire people of all walks of life and faith can enjoy. Just the right balance between peaceful and rousing. "Amazing Grace" worth the cost of the CD alone - (bagpipes blow you away)!

    Most Excellent
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    This album is most excellent. It contains very spiritually-uplifting music. I shared with some friends who commented that if you close your eyes and picture yourself in the tabernacle in Salt Lake, you are probably not going to remain in your seat while some of these songs are performed" It is by far one of the best ever produced and I highly recommend it.

    It doesn't get any better than this!
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    Nobody knows the American folk hymn tradition better than Mack Wilberg, and no other choir sings Wilberg's arrangements better than this. The Tabernacle Choir's peerless precision, enthusiasm, and genuine joy are abundant on this recording, and the orchestra plays with great elan and versatility of style. Wilberg, the choir, and this repertory are a perfect match.

    Although we've come to expect nothing less than excellence from these musicians, the real surprise for me on this disk are the spirituals. They are sung with more (dare I say it?) "soul" than I thought the choir could ever muster, in large part due to Alex Boye's amazing solos. They show that the choir is no longer merely "dabbling" in this genre. They have mastered it, and sing with an unaffected sincerity and authenticity so often lacking in the overly "operatic" renditions of spirituals that proliferate today. It's refreshing to hear these works performed by people who sound like they really mean what they sing.

    Bravo MoTab! Bravo Orchestra! Bravo Mack Wilberg!

    The Choir Album I've been waiting for!
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    I'm excited about this album, I love the old American folk spirituals and Mack Wilberg's arrangements. I'm listening to the CD right now and really enjoying these wonderful stirring hymns. Love IT!

    The Bagpipes on "Amazing Grace" are amazing. Quite a beautiful arrangement and sound.

    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    My entire family adores this CD - thank you!!!

    Powerful. Simply powerful.
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    I have been waiting for this one a long time! This CD really demonstrates the pure power of the choir--more than any of the recordings before it. The opening song shows that. The CD is just amazing to listen to. All of the songs are arranged wonderfully, and they express a cheerful optimism for this life and the world to come. I can honestly say this is one of the absolute best CDs put out by the Choir, and that is saying something.

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