Songs of All FaithsPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Traditional Hymns of Faith:

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All of these traditional hymns were recorded in the early 1950s in monaural with the exception of "Ave Maria" and "The Lord's Prayer" which were first recorded by Perry in 1949 ( monaural ) and then again in 1959 for the first time in Living Stereo. "Ave Maria" was recorded once again in 1968 for "The Perry Como Christmas Album". It should be noted that "I Believe" is generally considered a popular song and not a hymn but there is a school of thought which suggests that a "hymn" is not "what" you sing but "how" you sing. By this definition, the majority of Perry's performances are in fact hymns.
Abide With Me | Lyrics | 1953
Act of Contrition | Lyrics | 1953
Ave Maria  (1949) ( Franz Schubert ) | Lyrics |
Ave Maria  (1959) ( Franz Schubert ) | Lyrics |
Ave Maria  (1968) ( Franz Schubert ) | Lyrics |
Ave Maria | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994 
Bless This House | Lyrics | 1950
Eli, Eli | Lyrics | 1953
Goodnight, Sweet Jesus | Lyrics | 1953
Holy God We Praise Thy Name  | Lyrics | 1950
I Believe | Lyrics | 1953 
Kol Nidrei  | Lyrics | 1953
( The ) Lord's Prayer  ( Albert Hay Malotte )  | Lyrics | 1949
( The ) Lord's Prayer  ( Albert Hay Malotte )  | Lyrics | 1959
Mother Dear, O Pray For Me  | Lyrics | 1950
Nearer My God to Thee | Lyrics | 1953
Onward, Christian Soldiers | Lyrics | 1953
Prayer of Thanksgiving  | Lyrics | 1950
Rock of Ages | Lyrics | 1950
( The )   Rosary | Lyrics | 1950

Popular Songs of Inspiration:

All of these songs were recorded in Living Stereo with exception of only three recorded prior to 1958. Twelve of the tracks are from Perry's 1958 album "When You Come To The End of The Day" which are among his first full stereophonic recordings. A number of the songs are from popular albums released by Perry throughout the years recorded in New York and Nashville. It was common for Perry to include at least one song of inspiration on his recordings as he did at the end of his television specials.
A Still Small Voice | Lyrics | 1958
All Through the Night | Lyrics | 1958
A Garden In The Rain | Lyrics | 1946
Bless the Beasts and the Children | Lyrics | 1987
Everybody Is Looking For An Answer | Lyrics | 1970
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands  | Lyrics | 1958
I Know  | Lyrics | 1959
I Know What God Is | Lyrics | 1959
I May Never Pass This Way Again | Lyrics | 1958
I Want to Give | Lyrics | 1973
In the Garden  | Lyrics | 1958
It's Easter Time  | Lyrics | 1952
Look To Your Heart | Lyrics | 1968
Love in a Home | Lyrics | 1968
Love Is Spreading Over The World | Lyrics | 1970
Love Is Spreading Over The World | Lyrics | 1970 'Live'
May God Be With You  ( Vaya Con Dios ) | Lyrics | 1958
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You | Lyrics | 1958
No Well On Earth  | Lyrics | 1958
One Little Candle | Lyrics | 1952
Only One  | Lyrics | 1958
Prayer For Peace  | Lyrics | 1958
Put Your Hand in the Hand | Lyrics | 1971
Scarlet Ribbons | Lyrics | 1958
Somebody Loves Me | Lyrics | 1956
Somebody Makes It So  | Lyrics | 1967
Somebody Somewhere  | Lyrics | 1968
Somebody Up There Likes Me  | Lyrics | 1956
That's All This Old World Needs
This Is a Great Country | Lyrics | 1962
Twilight On the Trail  | Lyrics | 1958
Vaya Con Dios  ( May God Be With You ) | Lyrics | 1958
When You Come to the End of the Day (1952) | Lyrics | 
When You Come to the End of the Day (1958) | Lyrics | 
Whither Thou Goest | Lyrics | 1958
You'll Never Walk Alone 1951/52  | Lyrics 1952 | 
You'll Never Walk Alone 'Live' 1970  | Lyrics 1970 |
You'll Never Walk Alone 'Live' 1980  | Lyrics 1980 |

I Believe ~ 1956Songs of All Faiths ~ circa 1953The Lord's Prayer ~ 1969When You Come to the End of the Day ~ 1958

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Nick Perito is quoted as saying that Perry wants to be remembered for the "way he sounds". Perry's performances are done with such incredible sincerity that it's difficult to tell whether he is singing a popular song or a hymn. His association with songs of inspiration is second only, if not equal, to his connection with Christmas music. Some hymns such "Ave Maria" and "Bless this House" are commonly performed within a religious context, while "I Believe" and "Onward Christian Soldiers" are generally considered popular songs.  This index is expanded to include 45 songs broadly interpreted to fit into the category of inspirational songs.

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