'Prayer Of The Backslider' by Norris Williams

The Donna Walton Gospel Network

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Lovely Music

Lovely music lovely voices to the soul & ears Lead singer soulful & the backing female vocals am in love simply took me to heaven Donna Walton Gospel Network am simply a fan Thanks for sharing Love it

Morocco, Rabat

Amazing song. Congrats

I love it all. Pure Soul. The rhythm, the voices, the choruses, everything is in its perfect place. I love it, I can only congratulate you. It is difficult to find quality music here but lately I have heard good things, and yours is the best. If you want you can listen to any of my songs.

Spain, Gijon

Wow! Just Wow

I love this. Starting off with the exhortation of the man who needs more of God in his life is powerful like we all have this effect in our life. We all want more of our father, and times we may fall short but this is evident, But God, Jesus Christ's blood has been shed to remove all that from us. Every day we are the ones who need his mercy and grace, Praise God! This is More than just a great listen, but this is that living word. I encourage all to listen and let this Holy Spirit Led music just uplift your spirit. Amen --Israel

United States, Florida, Orlando

Great Music

I love this song there is nothing to say "But Great" The background is just right and the lead vocals are just right for this peace. Please keep up the good work, and if you ever need a hand I offer my services. Ron "Boogie D Daniels

United States, Virginia, Virginia Beach

Prayer of The Backslider5

I liked the arrangement of the music. The accompaniment tracks seem to be layered in the right places maintaining resonance throughout the song. The vocals are very inviting to listen to being very easy on my ears in a very harmonious melodic presence. You all did an outstanding job with this song, especially with content of the message. Great job!

United States, Texas, Freeport

Gospel Network

Great song and the lyrics are very relatable as we have all backslid and got away from where we know where we should be to stay in Line with the word of God - I really enjoyed the dong and you have a great voice-

United States, Florida, Pensacola


Great music! I really liked the ambience and the voice tones! I hope you keep up the good work and wish you all the luck in the world! Looking forward to listening to other songs! Congratulations!

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro

Prayer of the Backslider

Great song that brings out the reality of life when you sometimes fall away from the church. The journey away can be devastating and getting back on track can be difficult. This song depicts a great version of what can happen. Great lead vocals and harmonizing background. All of the best to your musical ministry! Continue to allow God to use you! ONE LOVE! Aliciadine

United States, Georgia, Columbus

I like the tempo and lyrics

I think the lyrics are amazing has a unique kind of tempo think it could be a little fuller with background music. also liked the hook on this track. I think many people will enjoy this keep it up

United States, California, Pittsburg

Wonderful Song!

This is such a great song with great meaning especially with so much going on in the world today. It gives people a sense of hope even when we get off track and to not give up. We have ups and downs in life but we must keep praising God no matter what. I love the message you’re giving and the music style is very nice. It is right on time! Keep doing God’s will and keep giving the world great positive songs. Blessings to you!!

United States, Texas, Longview

Praise God

Thank you for sharing your music ???? this is a real I love the title and the message ...The word says that He is married to the backslider .. You really blessed my soul can you let me know where I can download it.. keep on giving God the glory with your gifts keep on sharing your ministry with the world and never be afraid to go to the next level thank you for sharing with me have a blessed day enjoy the rest of your week and may God continue to bless you and all that you go to do and create on to his glorious name stay in touch God bless peace.

United States, California, Every Where

It's very encouraging and inspiring.

I love it, it's a spiritual i'd put on repeat when i'm on the move. On my way to work, at work, cleaning grocery shopping etc. This is what I normally do the to regulars in, or on my playlist. I enjoyed it i'd love love to hear more of your music.

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Great Song

I love this song. I am always impressed with artists that use creative ways to communicate the gospel message. Very clean vocals and interesting arrangement. Very pleasing to the listener. This will draw many who loved R&B,t the same time introducing JESUS to nonbelievers.

United States, Virginia, Chesapeake

First class meaning and musicianship from start to finish

"Prayer of the Backslider" by Norris Williams gets my attention right away, because it speaks to my own tendency to slide into a secular way of living and my years as a prodigal son. The drums and bass are excellent, and the keys and bass set a sophisticated urban vibe. Then the lead vocal comes in strong (Norris can sing, y'all), and the lyric starts with an honest heart cry of "I miss You." But then the harmony vocals come in, blowing my mind with their glorious pitch-perfection, adding an unexpected Wow! factor. The way the backing vocals are used sometimes as the lead vocal is also remarkable. The musicianship in this recording is first-class from start to finish, and so is the production, arrangement, and mix. This is among a small handful of the very best songs I have heard on N1M. I continue to marvel at Donna Walton's excellent taste. Reviewing the songs she brings forward is a real pleasure.

United States, Texas, Kyle

Nice Song

Very nice song. Awesome hook. Lyrics were planned and wrote perfectly! Artist song with all his heart and had a nice story to tell. The choir sounded nice. Nice mix without a master. Would have been even better if you had a rap on the end to close the song out. I enjoyed listening and cant wait to hear more!

United States, North Carolina, Raleigh

Love the title

The beat needs to be updated sound like the early 90s....which causes the lyrics to get lost....the credence is ok the hook is a little rushed due to so many words...the concept is great it just needs to be updated

United States, Georgia, Savannah


Very inspiring song, I love the lyrics and nice vibe. The composition of song is unique and bridge and chorus are both beautifully arranged. Your studio recording sounds on point. Very fine tuned. Excellent work. God is moving through you and I pray Blessings for you to continue your work for the most high. Halleluyah!

United States, Massachusetts, Springfield MA

Nice flow

Catchy tune. Great vocals. Very strong background vocals. The flow is smooth. The message is very clear and concise. Continue doing a great job with your music. The bridge is affirmation and edifying to keep pushing. Yes Jesus

United States, Alabama, Birmingham

In MY Opinion

Greetings, Thank you for choosing me to review your work, I count it an honor to be included in such a task. My hat is off to you and anyone willing to step out and share their gift, talent and love of music to the public. Be it a musician, singer, song writer, actor and so-on. I myself, via 40 some years of experience in the fields, on the road, in the studio, radio, TV, video, and management, consider myself to be a seasoned musician, singer, song writer, studio-sound tech/engineer/ owner/operator, stage manager, find it sometimes hard/difficult and perhaps not even fair to sit in a seat, voicing My Opinion concerning another's creative efforts. Especially in certain genres of music I am not all that familiar with concerning very important elements that make up and meet the required standards to justify the various levels of ratings and grades. So, in saying ALL that, I will limit myself to MY Opinion concerning the quality of the work according to My ears, and the standards I have been familiarized with thru-out the years. I hold to the old - saying " Beauty Is In The EAR of The Beholder ... LOL. The sound quality of the recording over-all is very crisp and bright and clear, I really enjoyed the message in this song.Think about a music solo break to step away from vocals for a short period in future works. Vocals are smooth and natural, sort of - down to earth as they say, and extremely peaceful. The mix levels let me know who was still in charge of this song. Very easy to sit back and listen to. I mean no offense in any part, I myself take all feedback and use it as a tool toward my next project. I pray you feel the same way. Either way, I say to you, keep doing what you do, keep kicking and enjoying what you do. I tell folks all the time for many years. When it stops being FUN, then it's time to stop, and stand back and think about what we are doing, why we are doing it, how we are doing it, what we and others are getting out it. Is it what we want, and how we want it. IF NOT. what are willing to do from there? Thank you again for asking MY OPINION. Johnny

United States, West Virginia, LUMBERPORT

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