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10 Gospel songs perfect for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a time for hearts, flowers, dates and perhaps a few engagements. In a time when love is in the air, there are a few Gospel and Christian songs created to celebrate Godly love and covenant marriage relationships. Here are ten Valentine's Day love songs, including some from D.C. based artists, that are sure to add a special touch to that day of love.

Earnest Pugh released this classic remake just in time for Valentine's Day
Earnest Pugh released this classic remake just in time for Valentine's Day
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"You Are So Beautiful"- Earnest Pugh. The five-octave crooner serenades fans with a classic love song for Valentine’s Day. He's refreshed Joe Cocker’s 1975 Top Ten hit “You Are So Beautiful” (written by legendary organist Billy Preston with Bruce Fisher) from a Christian perspective and released the song as a special Valentine’s Day single.

"Beautiful Girl (Date-Night Song)"-Javon Inman. The song provides a recipe for rekindling Godly romance and offers answers for relationship issues.

"Home By Nine"-Gavin Davis. A song that is a warm reminder of marital love and living with expectancy of sharing time with the object of affection at day's end. Davis is offering a free download of the song for Valentine's Day.

"I'm in Love With You"-Fred Hammond. A perfect love song from Hammond's 2012 chart-topping "God, Love & Romance" album. Among the other great romantic songs on the album is "Face It All" which deals with loving each other through the hard times.

"Love's Holiday"-Kim Burrell. No one sings like Kim Burrell and she brings it home on this beautiful soft ballad, found on the Grammy-nominated 2011 "Love Album."

"I Found Love (Cindy's Song)"-Bebe and CeCe Winans. The beautiful song by the Grammy-winning duo is perfect for a wedding dance or to celebrate the joy of finding that special someone. When i found you...I found somebody who cares,When i found you...Found my most intimate prayer, When i found you...I found what every heart dreams of, When i found you...I found love.

"Everything"-Duawne Starling. One of several love songs on the 2002 album, "With This Ring...Forever I Do" it speaks of recognizing how the focus of life changes once true love is found.

"So Amazing"-Darwin Hobbs. The singer sings the song in homage to his wife, Tracy. It could easily be the heart cry of any one swept away by the joys of love.

"You Are My Ministry"-Shirley Murdock. This song is part of 1999's groundbreaking "Sacred Love Songs" album from Bishop T.D. Jakes which put romantic love squarely in focus as being okay within the Christian experience. The urgent ballad is mindful of the fact that God-ordained marriage is a ministry in and of itself.

"I Will Be Here"-Steven Curtis Chapman. A song that speaks of the total commitment marriage entails as the years go by. If in the dark, we lose site of love, hold my hand and have no fear, 'cause I will be here.

Unattached?

"Praying for You"- Mandisa. For those who may not have a Valentine this year, Grammy winner Mandisa has just the right song. The song, featuring Chris August is from her Grammy winning album, "Overcomer." and talks of praying for one's future spouse; the one that God has ordained, even if he/she has not been revealed yet.

For now I’m waiting, anticipating
Baby, I know that you’ll be
The one that’s strong when I am weak
I’ll love you through the good and the bad
For rich or for poor
May not have much but this I’m sure
‘Til my dream comes true
I’ll be praying for you, praying for you

Check out Mandisa's blog which focuses on Single Appreciation Week during this month of love.

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