Doris Akers (May 21, 1923 - July 26, 1995)
Doris Akers was born in Brookfield, Missouri. She began learning to play piano at the age of five and had written her first song before the age of ten. Akers eventually moved to California where she became a choir director. Her best known composition is Sweet, Sweet Spirit.
Akers made several appearances with the Gaither Homecoming Tour.
Akers passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995.
GMA Hall Of Fame (2001)
SGMA Hall Of Fame (2011)
Every Time I Feel The Spirit
He Knows And He Cares
I Cannot Fail The Lord
I Hear God
I Was There When The Spirit Came
Lead Me Guide Me
Mine For The Asking
My Heart Is Filled
No One But The Lord
Prayer Is The Answer
Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Wanna Go To Heaven
1964 Doris Akers And The Statesmen Sing for You (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2936): Every Time I Feel The Spirit; Prayer Is The Answer; Get On Board Little Children; Sweet Sweet Spirit; It Rained; I Cannot Fail The Lord; Old Time Religion; Sweet Jesus; Wanna Go To Heaven; He Knows And He Cares; Bless That Wonderful Name Of Jesus; I Was There When The Spirit Came.
???? Forever Faithful (RCA Victor/LSP-2644): You'll Never Walk Alone; God Is So Good; Medley: Peace Like A River/Wonderful Peace; It Is Well With My Soul; In Times Like These; I Believe; My God Is Real; I Just Got Religion; It Pays To Serve Jesus; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Pass Me Not.
???? All God's Children: Doris Akers Sings The Best Of Bill & Gloria Gaither (Heartwarming Records): If It Keeps Gettin' Better; Let's Just Praise The Lord; Get All Excited; There's Something About That Name; He Touched Me; All God's Children; I Could Never Outlove The Lord; I Came To Praise The Lord; Because He Lives; Jesus I Believe What You Said.
???? Highway To Heaven (RCA Victor/LSP-3335): I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say; It's In My Heart; Oh How I Love Jesus/To Me It's So Wonderful; Dwelling In Beulah Land; Is There Any Peace Anywhere; It's A Highway To Heaven; To Be Used Of God; Blessed Quietness; My Song Of Assurance; Without Him; These Old Bones; How Great Thou Art.