'The Storm is Over Now'
This inspiring song from the leader of the gospel group, The Family, is about knowing that you can make it through anything with the help of God.
Ron Winans has a lot of help in this song, accompanied by the soulful voice of award-winning singer Donnie McClurkin. In the song 'Stand,' Winans sings about "allowing the Lord see you through." The underlying message of the song is to learn how to hold your head high in times of hardship and to remember God will help you along the way. 'Stand' won a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1989.
'Great is Your Mercy'
The emotion in this song is quite moving, with McClurkin's booming voice thanking God for the great gifts he bestows upon us in life.
'My Life is in Your Hands'
God's Property, which has been collaborating with powerhouse Kirk Franklin for over a decade now, sings about how "there is a friend in Jesus." This powerful ballad is about going with God and knowing that life has a way of working itself out, no matter how much strife you encounter.
In this song, Fred Hammond sings about how the evils in the world cannot bring him down, because God will always be there as his guiding light. Hammond sings, "No weapon formed against me shall prosper, it won't work," in this uplifting and influential track.
'Praise Him in Advance'
Marvin Sapp's passionate song is about rejoicing because he knows that God will be there for him during the tough times.
'It Ain't Over'
Backed by a choir of strong voices, Maurette Brown Clark praises the perseverance bestowed upon her by God because "It ain't over until God says it's over."
'Faithful Is Our God'
This robust song contains many musical elements such as horns, keys and guitar as well as the powerful vocals by the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir singing "Faithful, faithful, faithful is our God."
'God in Me'
This contemporary gospel song by the two-time Grammy award-winning duo has modern hip-hop/R&B elements to it with heavy bass, synth beats, and edgier lyrics -- making it sound as though the tune could be a forerunner in the Top 40.
'Never Would Have Made It'
Marvin Sapp's inspirational song is about having persistence and hope through life because God will keep you grounded through the tumultuous times. The success of this song (and AOL Radio's No. 1 gospel song) put Sapp on a slew of other genre charts, including R&B/hip-hop and the mainstream Hot 100.