By His Stripes You Are Healed (Word Of Life Community 5016)  1979


Theophilus - By His Stripes You Are Healed (2)



Theophilus - By His Stripes You Are Healed


Theophilus has a creative gentle style somewhere between folk/praise and light rock, with a faintly detectable “progressive” angle in there somewhere. Soft harmonies (female mostly) are typically backed by acoustic guitar and piano, further enriched at varying times by flute, synthesizer, mellotron, sax, brass, bass and drums. Light jazz vibes on ‘Give Thanks To The Lord’ and ‘Living Waters’ courtesy of the saxophone. The synths sound especially “art-rock”-ish on the closing ‘One Way Ticket’. All eight songs are connected by brief spoken Scripture readings. Similar in some respects to Achor, Wine Of Lebanon, New Song and Outpouring. Two slightly different cover designs depending on if you have the 1979 or 1980 pressing, both depicting a pair of knotted whips. A custom album from Word Of Life Ministries in Chatsworth, California.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Theophilus - By (Bck)

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.



01. He Stands At The Door Knocking

02. I Give It To My Jesus

03. Give Thanks To The Lord

04. The Way

05. I Love You

06. Thank You Lord (Clara’s Song)

07. Living Water

08. One Way Ticket