Morning Glory/American Folk Mass (Omega OP6698) 1972
A few okay moments on this one in spite of the choral backing. Side one consists of eight songs collectively titled Morning Glory while side two is a revamp of his 1961 American Folk Mass. Explores folk, country, gospel blues, choral praise , pop and bluegrass (Randy Scruggs on banjo and dobro). Even has a couple of rock moments that approach a Superstar sound. Some heavy electric guitar on the opening track. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
You may notice on the back cover that the American Folk Mass was written in 1958 and originally recorded in 1961. Making it maybe the earliest Jesus Music.
03. The Great Thanksgiving
06. The Lord’s Prayer
12. Lift Up Your Hearts, Sanctus, Benedictus
13. The Lord’s Prayer
14. O Lamb Of God