Posted on: October 2008
Godly Christian Music has come a long way over the last couple years. Originally, this free music site was simply a couple static pages created with Microsoft® Word® for people to download a few artists' songs. Back in late 2006 the site administrator started to learn a new programing language with the hopes of being able to use it to turn Godly Christian Music into a dynamic data base driven site. There were many obstacles to overcome in this process of updating this free song download website. One major difficulty was simply getting the time to learn the new programing language. The Godly Christian Music administrator frequently had to stop the process of learning again and again on account of several life trials. Nevertheless, through perseverance and the mercy of the Lord, the new language was learned after about a year and so more free songs were soon to follow.
Once the foundation for the programing language was laid, the first step was to create a new temporary design for the front side of the music site in order to accommodate more independent artists being able to contribute their free songs. This initial design helped to aid in trouble shooting and worked as a simple way to integrate what was to come in the future. After much deliberation, the administrator ended up getting an Adobe package so that top of the line tools could be used for the design aspects of the free music site. After about a month, the new design was completed and posted to the Internet on October 21, 2007. With this update, Godly Christian Music was now able to expand to include more artists and song writers. Over the course of the following months, artists like
Christ Our Life
were added to the free music download site. Once the new design was in place, it opened the way for other programing to begin. (click here to see the temporary design)
The Godly Christian Music site administrator spent several weeks planing before much of the coding actually began. A great deal of thought went into what the site should be able to do and what would be the priorities for implementation. The first thing that was tackled were the Godly Christian Music Administrative pages. This required implementing a login system that would accommodate both artists and administrators. During this stage most of the internal structure of the free Christian music site was established. The primary functionality of these pages allowed artist to begin managing their own songs and modifying the descriptions and search features of their free music.
Once the functionality of the administrative pages was working properly and all the artists' free songs got entered into the database, the process began of making Godly Christian Music's new features available to its users. At first the database was simply integrated into the simple temporary design so that stats could begin to be generated for the songs and artists while a new formal design for the front side could be completed. This new design would change the whole functionality of this free Christian music download site, granting users the ability to search our songs by genre, theme, instrument, and title.
The new design for the front side of the music site was a great challenge
and required help from above. After several failed attempts, finally a break through occurred when the designer came to find beauty in simplicity. Once the template was made, several weeks followed creating the images that would mark the face of Godly Christian Music. Once the design work was complete, all the programing commenced. Each free music page had to be intricately tied to the database system and systematically worked into the whole of the Godly Christian Music website. When this process was completed the initial bare bones functionality was made available to the free Christian music listeners.
Work didn't end there though, once the initial front side of the site was up, all the other little features needed to be programed in and activated for people to use when searching our free music. Some of these other features included: the ability for the artists to post chords and lyrics with their free songs, an opportunity for listeners to post testimonies about how they have been blessed by Godly Christian Music, and the option for artist to post events where they might be leading worship.
These was the answer to many who have cried, "HELP ME FIND A GOOD CHRISTIAN
SONG!" or "HELP ME SHARE MY CHRISTIAN SONGS!" The last major update was posted on October 21, 2008 marking one complete year from the day the temporary design of the site was posted, to the day that the formal completed design of Godly Christian Music was working.
Now, ongoing labor continues and minor changes are made to the site to better accommodate the users' experience. In addition, the site administrator has begun recording new artists and finding more free songs to encourage the site's listeners. Correspondence has also been increasing as talented artists find the site and ask to post their free songs here. Therefore, work on Godly Christian Music likely won't end for quite some time to come.
Keep coming back and checking things out each month as the site grows. Please pray for the artists, the administrator, and the Godly Christian Music website so that we may be able to continue bringing you your favorite Christian song downloads for free!
Posted on: February 2005
The idea for making this website started in late 2003 when a brother named Scott
Emery in Grand Rapids Michigan wanted to share some music that the Lord had given
him. Having learned to play the guitar earlier in life he began focusing his efforts
toward blessing the body of Christ by writing many songs that were directly from
the bible. During that year, he had also encountered others the Lord blessed musically.
The music that these saints had put together was floating around on various tapes
and CDs, but as a whole, these songs were only available to a small, scattered group
of people throughout the United States. Some of the godly christians Scott had met
during this time were Alan Martin, the Fournier Family, and Doug Tanner.
Alan Martin was living in Missouri at the time and had recoded several inspirational
songs many years ago. The music was put on a cassette tape and only a very small
number of people ever knew it existed. In early 2005, this tape was digitally re-mastered
and made public through this website. Since that time, Alan Martin has also recorded
a few other christian christian songs that are presently on this site as well.
Download them NOW for Free!
About a year after meeting Alan Martin, Scott Emery and the other believers in Grand
Rapids were introduced to the Fournier Family. They to were also living in Missouri
at the time and have over 10 children. Through the years, they have written several
songs that they would sing as a family. In 2004, they recorded their music and sent
it to several families in Grand Rapids. You can now find the contents of that CD
Click here to listen to the CD Free of charge!
Around 2003, Scott went to Ohio with a couple other brothers from Grand Rapids to
hear a christian man speak about what a New Testament church looks like. While there,
Scott was asked to share a couple songs with everyone. Afterwards, he met a guy
from Colorado named Doug Tanner who gave him a CD with several songs Tanner had
recorded. Doug Tanner had previously recorded a number of songs, but at that point,
they were not widely distributed. Scott maintained contact with Doug Tanner over
the following year and later when Doug had recorded a second CD, he sent it to Scott.
In the summer of 2004 the saints in Ohio, whom Scott had visited in 2003, combined
Doug’s two CDs and distributed the compilation CD during one of their conferences.
Those CDs ran out quickly, but now you can download free most of Doug Tanner’s music
anytime you would like.
Slimply Click here to find his free Music!
Over time, we here in Grand Rapids had met various other Jesus loving/obeying Christian
worshipers like the Smith Family, a Church in Indianapolis, and Barak Bendixen (a.k.a.
In spring of 2004, we here in Grand Rapids had a visitor from Kenya. After he shared
about what the Lord was doing in Kenya, two brothers from Grand Rapids drove him
down to southern Michigan so that he could testify there. The next place he would
testify would be the Smith Family’s Church and so they all stayed with the Smith
Family that night. While they were there, the Children of the Smith Family sang
several four-part harmony songs in a cappella. Having been very blessed by the family,
contact continued over the following months. Later, one of the brothers who had
originally traveled with the man from Kenya spent a week with the Smiths recording
their songs and editing some of the songs that had previously been recorded. Now
you can find the product of these christians combined efforts here on this website
and download them free.
Download the Smith's Christian A cappella Music Now!
Right around the time the man can from Kenya, we here in Grand Rapids met the Young
family. The Young’s had been reading a lot of material from a church in Indianapolis
and had been very excited by their vision of the Church. Over the following months,
several saints here in Grand Rapids had received a number of books and various other
materials from Indianapolis as well. Among the many helpful and insightful materials,
that the Church in Indianapolis sent to us was a worship CD titled “If you believe.”
This album is a compiled work of many saints in Indianapolis that stirs deep thought
of our walk with Jesus. You can now find this collection on the GodlyChristianMusic
website. We received permission from Indianapolis to offer you the free downloads
of their worship.
Click Now and hear these Christians Sing!
During the fall of 2004, several christian believers in Grand Rapids went to Flint
Michigan to spend some time with a family there named the Ryans. The Ryans invited
several people over one night to spend time in prayer and to serve each other. One
of the people who came that night was Barak Bendixen. Barak had written several
songs and he shared several of them that night. Toward the end of time together,
he gave us here in Grand Rapids a CD of his music. Some of his Songs can be downloaded
Get his songs Free right Now!
Over the years, a large number of christian songs have been accumulated by Scott
and other believers he knew. In addition, many other saints in Grand Rapids started
writing and recording their music. In 2004, Scott started to make efforts to distribute
this music via the internet. Working with other brothers, he registered a domain
and purchased some hosting space online, but he lacked the time to organize and
create the website. Then in Feb 2005, the Lord moved on one of the christian brother’s
heart in Grand Rapids to take up the task of compiling the music and designing this
website. This website is the product of countless hours devoted in service to the
only True Lord, Jesus Christ and so we are glad to give you www.GodlyChristianMusic.com
(see some of what Godly Christian Music first looked like...)
If you are saying, "help me find tons of free Christian
music to download!" ...you're in the right place. Here you will find
over 2000 songs to listen to in MP3 format. This site
features godly music with all kinds of styles and genres. It has everything from
A cappella to fancy instrumentals with vocals. All these great Christian songs were
produced by people who have a testimony of deliverance from darkness and into fellowship
with the Son of God, Jesus Christ. You will find that much of the great free Christian music
on this site is in the form of Scripture songs (i.e. they come straight out of the Bible).
Also tons of our music has song lyrics for Christian songs. Our main
desire with this site is to give away the great godly Christian music for free that Lord has given us.
In addition, to do it in such a way that it is available for people all around the
world. Therefore, we have taken the time to make it possible to download or listen
to all these wonderful Christian Christian songs from the internet. We hope that
that is full of free godly songs, blesses and encourages you to stay focused on
Christ at all times.
Support This Site:
Godly Christian Music is run by the owner of Finest Studios. Finest Studios is a professional multimedia business offering services in portrait and wedding photography, graphic design, web development, audio productions, web design, computer programming, and video productions. Though Finest Studios offers its services around the globe, it primarily services the south east Missouri region. If you need a portrait or wedding photographer and live near the following cities consider hiring Finest Studios and help support Godly Christian Ministries: Farmington, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Poplar Bluff – Photographer. To learn about other available services by Finest Studios go to: www.FinestStudios.net
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