The Everlastin’ Living Jesus Music Concert (Maranatha HS-777/1) 1971



The very first album on Maranatha is actually a collection of studio cuts, not a live lp as the title might imply. Love Song, Children Of The Day, and Debby Kemer all perform songs that would appear on future lps. Also here are songs unavailable elsewhere by Gentle Faith, The Way, and Love Song. The rest of the lp is made up of groups that never had subsequent albums including folk-rockers Blessed Hope with ‘Something More’. Country Faith with Chuck Butler (later of Parable) does ‘Two Roads’. Selah appears to be a female duo and they deliver a wonderful rootsy folk number that sounds like it belongs on one of those FM PBS programs. All the songs on the lp are strong and unlike many other various artists projects, they’re stylistically compatible. Followed by the releases Maranatha 2 through 7. Re-issued on CD.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1LOVE SONG – Little Country Church2:41
1-2SELAH – In Jesus' Name3:47
1-3BLESSED HOPE – Something More3:31
1-4COUNTRY FAITH – Two Roads5:44
1-5VARIOUS – Holy, Holy, Holy
2-1GENTLE FAITH – The Shepherd3:26
2-2DEBBY KERNER – Behold, I Stand At The Door2:08
2-3WAY, The – If You Will Believe4:20
2-4LOVE SONG – Maranatha3:29
2-5CHILDREN OF THE DAY – For Those Tears I Died5:00