The Richard Smallwood Playlist

Get to know some of Richard Smallwood's biggest hits.

The Richard Smallwood Playlist  - Richard Smallwood has been a fixture in the gospel community since the 1970s as a vocalist, composer and writer, which is why this year at Celebration of Gospel we honor him. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the gospel titan's most memorable songs.   (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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The Richard Smallwood Playlist - Richard Smallwood has been a fixture in the gospel community since the 1970s as a vocalist, composer and writer, which is why this year at Celebration of Gospel we honor him. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the gospel titan's most memorable songs. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

"The Center of My Joy" - One ballad that always connects the audience to their personal experiences with the Lord is "The Center of My Joy." This Richard Smallwood hit puts an indescribable feeling into lyrics that everyone that hears the song can relate to.(Photo: RCA Inspiration) 

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"The Center of My Joy" - One ballad that always connects the audience to their personal experiences with the Lord is "The Center of My Joy." This Richard Smallwood hit puts an indescribable feeling into lyrics that everyone that hears the song can relate to.(Photo: RCA Inspiration) 

"Holy Spirit" - "Holy Spirit" articulates exactly what it means to surrender to the overwhelming feeling of the Holy Ghost at any given time. It also explores the vulnerability one needs to possess to be fully taken over by the power of God.(Photo: RCA Inspiration)

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"Holy Spirit" - "Holy Spirit" articulates exactly what it means to surrender to the overwhelming feeling of the Holy Ghost at any given time. It also explores the vulnerability one needs to possess to be fully taken over by the power of God.(Photo: RCA Inspiration)

"You Did It All" - Opening with humility, "You Did It All" praises the most high for loving unconiditionally and never turning a blind eye to those that are as faithful to Him as he is faithful to them.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

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"You Did It All" - Opening with humility, "You Did It All" praises the most high for loving unconiditionally and never turning a blind eye to those that are as faithful to Him as he is faithful to them.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

"Joy Will Come" - Although you may not always feel joy, Richard Smallwood was able to reassure listeners that through the darkness, there is always light and that light is the joy that is undoubtedly headed your way.(Photo: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith /Landov)

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"Joy Will Come" - Although you may not always feel joy, Richard Smallwood was able to reassure listeners that through the darkness, there is always light and that light is the joy that is undoubtedly headed your way.(Photo: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith /Landov)

"I've Come Too Far"  - Once you make the leap of faith towards God, and after you come through your stormiest days, you can not and should not turn back to where you were before; this is what "I've Come To Far" explores.   (Photo: Carrie Devorah / WENN)

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"I've Come Too Far" - Once you make the leap of faith towards God, and after you come through your stormiest days, you can not and should not turn back to where you were before; this is what "I've Come To Far" explores. (Photo: Carrie Devorah / WENN)

"Holy, Holy"  - The lyrics are, "Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty." Richard Smallwood's song continues to describe God's glory and his presence here on Earth every day. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images for TV One)

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"Holy, Holy"  - The lyrics are, "Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty." Richard Smallwood's song continues to describe God's glory and his presence here on Earth every day. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images for TV One)

"He's Able" - If there is one thing that God is, it's able. "He's Able" is Richard Smallwood's musical testimony to God's wonder and ability to take care of any and all things so long as you have faith in the might God we serve. (Photo: The Plain Dealer /Landov)

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"He's Able" - If there is one thing that God is, it's able. "He's Able" is Richard Smallwood's musical testimony to God's wonder and ability to take care of any and all things so long as you have faith in the might God we serve. (Photo: The Plain Dealer /Landov)

"Vision" - An angelic opening, and classical feel, Richard Smallwood quickly flips the script to a modern sound that gets the attention of the listener to focus on the key words and lyrics to "vision" which inspires us all to focus on getting closer to God.(Photo: Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

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"Vision" - An angelic opening, and classical feel, Richard Smallwood quickly flips the script to a modern sound that gets the attention of the listener to focus on the key words and lyrics to "vision" which inspires us all to focus on getting closer to God.(Photo: Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

"You Better Mind" - Smallwood's "You Better Mind" is a sharp reminder to pay attention to every move you make this lifetime because one day, everyone crosses over to meet the King.(Photo: C.M. Wiggins/WENN.com)

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"You Better Mind" - Smallwood's "You Better Mind" is a sharp reminder to pay attention to every move you make this lifetime because one day, everyone crosses over to meet the King.(Photo: C.M. Wiggins/WENN.com)