Gospel Song – You Can’t Beat God Giving

Gospel Song – You Can’t Beat God Giving

Gospel Song – You Can’t Beat God Giving.

This classic gospel song was written in 1957 by Doris Akers (1923-1995). She was a highly accomplished gospel musician, and was revered for her talents in singing, keyboards, composing, producing, directing, and song arranging. Ms. Akers wrote over 500 gospel songs during her career, and was even affectionally known as “Miss Gospel Music” because she was so beloved in gospel music. Her songs were embraced and sung by such gospel legends as Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin. She started out by going on national tours with legendary Thomas Dorsey, and continued from there into all the aspects of the gospel business. She gained her initial popularity through her fresh arrangements of spirituals. Despite her accomplishments, there was a tendency to underappreciate her musical excellence. The most popular choir she directed was an integrated choir by the name of the Sky Pilot Choir, which recorded many gospel classics. She was finally inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in 2001.



LYRICS – You Can’t Beat God Giving

You can’t beat God giving, no matter how you try.

And just as sure as you are living, and the Lord is in heaven on high,

the more you give, the more he gives to you.

But keep on giving because it’s really true,

that you can’t beat God giving, no matter how you try.


Should we receive and never give, the Savior died that we might live.

His life on Calvary he gladly gave, our sinful souls to save. 


He gives me health, he keeps me strong. He guides me when I would go wrong.

He gives me everything that I need, my even hunger feeds. 


He gave me peace, he made me whole, and when is sin, he saved my soul.

And what I gave would never be compared with the blessings that I share. 


“They are people blessed by the Lord, and their children, too, will be blessed. I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!” (Isaiah 65:23-24).


“Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others… For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and their bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.”  (2 Corinthians 9:6-11).