Roll Down The Ages (Franciscan Communications 9160) 1980



The male backup singers from Hurd’s prior albums were exchanged for the more delicate male/female foursome Anawim on this independent release. Still in a melodic ‘70s Catholic folk style featuring acoustic guitar and piano, the female element often drawing their sound toward that of Ellis & Lynch. Mellow strings effectively embrace a couple of the selections, while others make use of a small uplifting choir. Still plenty of opportunities to hear Hurd’s fragile stirring vocals. Some beautiful songs in here, including ‘Alleluia Lord’, ‘Praise The Lord Who Heals The Brokenhearted’, ‘I Am The Vine, You Are The Branches’, ‘Gift Of Love’ and the title track. Electric guitars are introduced on ‘Christ Has Died’ and ‘All My Life’. Fifteen songs in all, a few being of the short liturgical variety. They continued to release additional albums on into the ‘80s. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).



Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.  Thank you Discogs for the track list and label photos.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1I am the light of the world2:37
1-2Lord have mercy1:38
1-3Alleluia Lord3:15
1-4Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted3:06
1-5Our Father2:08
1-7Roll down the ages2:40
2-1Holy Holy Holy1:34
2-2When we eat this bread1:30
2-3I am the vine you are the branches2:40
2-4Dying you destroyed our death1:40
2-5Gift of love2:52
2-6Christ has died1:13
2-7Lamb of God1:15
2-8All my life5:03