Songs of Faith is the debut studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released in 1964 by JVB/Battle Records. The album was recorded live when Franklin was aged 14 at New Bethel Baptist Church, the church of her father Reverend C. L. Franklin in 1956. The album was originally issued on JVB LP 100 and Battle LP 6105. It is always known on Checker Records as Checker LPS-10009. Songs of Faith has been reissued many times under various names. It is known also as The Gospel Soul of Aretha FranklinAretha's GospelPrecious LordYou Grow CloserNever Grow Old, andThe First Album.

Contents Edit


  • 1 Track Listing
    • 1.1 Side One
    • 1.2 Side Two
  • 2 Personnel

Track Listing[edit] Edit

Side One[edit] Edit

  1. "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood" (William Cowper)
  2. "Precious Lord (Part One)" (Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey)
  3. "Precious Lord (Part Two)" (Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey)
  4. "You Grow Closer"
  5. "Never Grow Old"

Side Two[edit] Edit

  1. "The Day is Past and Gone"
  2. "He Will Wash You White as Snow"
  3. "While the Blood Runs Warm"
  4. "Yield Not To Temptation"

Personnel[edit] Edit

  • Aretha Franklin - vocals, piano
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