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20+ Remarkable Mahalia Jackson Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Read and Share Popular Mahalia Jackson Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These Mahalia Jackson Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel”.

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I hope to bring people to God with my songs.

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.

Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.

Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don’t talk skin to me.

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?

Everybody needs somebody.

God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.

Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that’s what the jazz experts say.

How can you sing of amazing grace and all God’s wonders without using your hands?

I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.

I don’t worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.

If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.

I’ll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.

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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.


Money just draws flies.

My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.

One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can’t count it.

Put your mind on the gospel. And remember – there’s one God for all.

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don’t know what you’re asking

The Lord doesn’t like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.

The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.

The old Devil gets mad when you’re trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.

The trouble with records is that they’re too short.

They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.

This is the place to see the stars – Hollywood Bowl.

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!

When you are through with the blues, you’ve got nothing to rest on.

When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what’s wrong.

Without a song, each day would be a century.

You’re blessed if you have the strength to work.

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