Free mp3s from Larry Petree

Several times, I’ve had the chance to hear songwriters’ demos. I find few things more fascinating than hearing how an artist originally envisioned a song that has become well known.

It’s hard to say whether Southern Gospel Larry Petree is better known for occasionally stirring up animated discussions on Southern Gospel blogs and message boards or for hit songs like “Lazarus Come Forth,” “Still Drinking Water From the Well,” “Children of the Dust,” or “Praise God, It’s Settled, I’m Saved.”

Either way, his website links to a profile he has on On his music page, he offers free downloads of roughly 70 songs. You can play them without an account, but you need to set up a free account in the website to download and save the mp3s. Most of his familiar songs are on page 3. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.]

Agree or disagree with his views, but most observers would have to admit that he knows how to crank out a top-notch song.

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  1. I love his music.He definately knows his way around writing music. He is a genius in arranging themusic to fit the topic of a lyric.

  2. Thank you Daniel