The Praise Album (Maranatha HS-777/8) 1974
I’ve never really cared for the whole easy listening style of contemporary praise music, the Maranatha series included. I will, however, make note of the debut here as it contains two very moving ballads: ‘Praise The Lord’ and the soft-electric—backed ‘Bring My Body Closer’. Both feature members of Love Song and would be right at home on either of their two studio lps. The minor-key acoustic round ‘Holy, Thou Art Holy’ also has some nice guitar work and harmonization. Simple “Jesus folk” expressions such as these had disappeared by the time of Praise II and the subsequent entries (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the front and rear cover photos, the track list and the times.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Father I Adore You||2:31|
|1-3||Praise The Lord||4:50|
|1-4||Praise The Lord Together||1:15|
|1-5||Thy Loving Kindness||2:12|
|1-6||Set My Spirit Free||3:43|
|2-1||Bring My Body Closer||3:28|
|2-2||Love One Another||3:02|
|2-3||Seek Ye First||2:45|
|2-4||Cause Me To Come||2:36|
|2-5||Holy, Thou Art Holy||2:36|
|2-6||Peace Give I To Thee||3:03|