Donnie Sumner


Donnie Sumner is a Southern Gospel singer and songwriter. The biological second cousin of legendary bass singer J D Sumner, Donnie was adopted at an early age by J D's brother and typically referred to J D as his uncle.

Donnie sang lead with the Stamps Trio, J D Sumner And The Stamps, and Voice. He has also made frequent appearances on the Gaither Homecoming Series.


1983 Dreamin' (Skylite Records/SLP-6309): Dreamin'; He Never Gave Up; Then I Met The Master; Nothing But The Blood; Love Found A Pardon; Transformation; My New Song; The Shadow Of His Love; If You Catch Me Looking Up; Looking For A City.

1985 Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow (Skylite Records/SLP-6343): Yesterday Today And Tomorrow; Lift Up The Name Of Jesus; There's Life In Jesus' Name; I'm Standing On Holy Ground; Because He Lives; Exalted By Thy Name; I Am The Lamb; It Is No Secret; Leave A Well In The Valley; Promises (Recitation).

2000 Classic Southern (Ovation Records/ORD201): Hold To God's Unchanging Hand; Then I Met The Master; Living With Heaven In Mind; His Hand In Mine; He'll Do It For You; Amazing Grace; Nothing But The Blood; I Can Feel The Touch Of His Hand; There's A Blessing Coming Down; The Anchor Holds; He's Coming Soon; Beulah Land; Until Then; Alone Facing God What Then.

2002 Timeless Treasures (Image Records/407302-10): I Love To Tell The Story; What A Friend/No Not One; Leave It There; No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus; O Come Angel Band; It Is Well; Heaven Medley; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; The Haven Of Rest; Wonderful Peace; Ship Ahoy; God Bless These Folks.

2004 Serenade (Image Records): I Love To Tell The Story; An Evening Prayer; Through It All; While Ages Roll; Rock Of Ages; What A Day That Will Be; How Great Thou Art; Ten Thousand Years; Sweet Sweet Spirit; I Must Tell Jesus; Victory In Jesus; In The Sweet Bye And Bye; At The Crossing; What A Friend.

2004 Home For Christmas (Image Records/SM-1204): The Christmas Story (as read by JD Sumner); What Child Is This; Do You Hear What I Hear; O Come All Ye Faithful; Christmas Bells Medley; Away In A Manger; Birthday Of A King Medley; The First Noel; Silent Night; Joy To The World; I'll Be Home For Christmas; The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year; White Christmas; Home For Christmas.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

All I Do Is Ask The Lord
God's Heaven
If I Could Have The World
If You Find The Lord
I'll Live On
Love Found A Pardon
Love Him So
Sailing Toward Home
Sounds Of Love
Street Corner Preacher
The Army Of The Lord
The Night Before Easter
The Shadow Of His Love
Where Has Our Love Gone

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