Amen: Songs For Now (Bethany 16084) 1968?








Trettin, Larry - Amen







A diverse collection of folk tunes performed by Baptist singer Larry Trettin. Lots of songs, most being fairly short (under two minutes). Usually just Larry’s gentle tenor and acoustic guitar in a simple folk-singing style similar to Paul Quinlan’s Glory Bound, with some songs adding a female singer or two. Songs were selected from a collection of hymns, fun songs and worship resources called Chapbook 2, sample titles being ‘Garden Hymn’, ‘Vine And Figtree’, ‘Shalom Chaverim’, ‘King Of Kings’, ‘Help Us, 0 Lord, To Learn’ and ‘Doktor Eisenbart’ (I feel supremely deprived that ‘Doktor Eisenbart’ was never in any hymn book that I grew up with). Larry was interning at a coffee-house type ministry in State College, Pennsylvania at the time of this recording. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).



I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-02Praise To The Lord, Eternal
1-03Garden Hymn
1-04Vine And Figtree
1-05Zum Gali, Gali
1-06Of The Father’s Love Begotten
1-07O God Of Every Nation
1-08The Lord’s Prayer
1-09Kommt Herbei
1-10The Son Of God, Our Christ
1-11Brothers Not
2-01The World One Neighborhood
2-02King Of kings
2-03Linstead market
2-04Silvery Star
2-05Doktor Eisenbart
2-06Help Us, O Lord, To Learn
2-07Hiney Mah Tov
2-08Shalom Chaverim
2-09Declare, O Heavens
2-10Renew Thy Church
2-11All Night, All Day -- Swing Low