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Keith Gordon Green (October 21, 1953 - July 28, 1982) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist originally from Sheepshead Bay, New York. Green is best known for his strong devotion to Christianity and his unwavering efforts to stir others to the same. Notable songs include “I Don’t Wanna Fall Away From You”, “You Put This Love In My Heart”, “Your Love Broke Through”, and “Asleep In The Light”, as well as his modern hymns “O Lord, You’re Beautiful”, “There Is A Redeemer”, and “Create In Me A Clean Heart”.

Green took to music at a young age, and his talents were noted by major newspapers by the time he was only eight years old. Following a performance of Arthur Laurents’ The Time of the Cuckoo, the Los Angeles Times wrote that “roguish-looking, eight-year-old Keith Green gave a winning performance,” one that “stole the show”. Green went on to play “Kurt Von Trapp” in a major production of The Sound of Music.

At the age of eleven, Green became the youngest person ever to sign with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) when he published, recorded and released the song “The Way I Used to Be”.

In his early teens, with more than 50 original songs under his belt, Green was signed to Decca Records. Decca had plans to make Green a teen-idol, regularly getting the young man featured in fanzines like Teen Scene and on popular television shows like The Jack Benny Show and Steve Allen’s show. Time Magazine called Green “a prepubescent dreamboat”. His dreams of stardom were shattered, however, when Donny Osmond stole his short-lived spotlight and Green was quickly forgotten.


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  • groovelord83

    jesus being a lie doesn't stop this music from being nice

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • phillipkilch316


    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eaglei0

    How can I love just one?

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • OnlyVisitor


    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • OneSalient

    New Group - I Buy Music Directly From The Artist

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • VictorEmmanuelP

    your love broke through é a minha história. tocou-me, eu senti um toque fascinante do Espírito ao ouví-la. glórias ao Cordeiro

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • docenosopro

    "Here am I, send me, though there's really not that much I can do"

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • silverlage

    Make my Life a Prayer. I can't get enough.

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • markhaines

    Keith Green exemplified how music can be used as a Ministry. Its too bad the christian recording industry no longer has anything to do with ministry and is just a sub-section of the larger greedy Recording Industry in America. It is very rare to encounter an artist who gives his whole life to the service of those around him. Reminds me of RIch Mullins.

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • OpenCasket95

    His music was so incredibly heartfelt. Despite being Christian, I have trouble finding Christian music I like. But Keith was just awesome. What a great dude. And an even greater God :)

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • imatchr04

    Keith, I would like to thank you for reintroducing Yeshua to me, the month before you passed over! (April 1982 & I haven't left Him since!) PS Keith you and I are what we now call messianic jews! cool huh. I can't wait to praise Yeshua with you!

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • sgtpepperbowman

    He's in a league all his own, no other Christian group comes close

    11 May 2010 Reply
  • Drempels

    The only good christian music I've found! The guy had a close relationship with God and this shows in his music

    21 Apr 2010 Reply
  • anesthetize7

    I love The Sheep and the Goats! : )

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • momboz

    ♥ † ♥

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • thestr8sounds

    fantastic music, timeless classics

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • princeleger1

    True icaro_hunter !His voice is too great to explain....there is something different in his voice...!

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • icaro_hunter

    he was awesome... i don't have words to explain his voice, the peace he passed on each song

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • princeleger1

    I can't listen to him praising and worshiping God without tears filling my eyes! oh God ! that i may have a heart like him to love you and fear you! oh beloved ones , you can see the difference and you know this is pure and clean worship! it is just amazing ! i dont know Heaven will be ....I want to be there! oh Lord Jesus!

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • icaro_hunter

    RIP keith... you were awesome as living

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
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