Borrowing: “I Will Sing”

Today we’re featuring a Rich Mullins song! Yes, I know he’s not the first name that comes to mind when thinking “southern gospel,” but this song actually features some great country/gospel harmonies. It’s the opening track from his album Never Picture Perfect, an acapella trio where Rich takes the lead, joined by a couple ragamuffin friends (a man and a woman, I think). The woman has a great “country squeak.” I’ve always thought it was a beautiful composition, and I think it could work very well as an acapella number for a trio like the Martins, the Isaacs or the Sisters (though not necessarily in the same key). My personal first choice would be the Martins:


4 thoughts on “Borrowing: “I Will Sing”

  1. I heard the Mullins Brothers sing on a Gaither DVD and they have some of the best harmony I’ve ever heard. I think it was Rich Mullins that started out with Bill Gaither and the Vocal Band.

    1. Actually, you’re confusing two very different men named Mullins! The one you’re thinking of is BUDDY Mullins, who did sing with the GVB.

      Let me tell you a little about RICH Mullins. Rich Mullins was a singer and writer in contemporary Christian music, not southern gospel. He wrote music with an Americana sound that had deep spiritual meaning. He was very devout in his faith and spent a lot of his life living on very little, because he felt he should give to others in need. He left a legacy that’s still felt years after his tragic death in a car accident in the 1990s.

  2. lee65

    Very nice!!! Kind of had a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feel to it,i could hear something like this being on their “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” project.

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