Scripture Songs (Hosanna HOS 71074) 1974?
Scripture Songs is the small Hosanna label’s entry into the folk/praise scene, more or less mirroring the style heard on Maranatha’s The Praise Album. A simple acoustic format that features Hosanna artists Dick Williams, Renee Ashby, Cy Holmes, Gary Phillips, The Hallelujah Singers and Dennis Ryder. Ryder’s presence is notable on four songs, all of which manage a pleasant acoustic style that’s similar to but not quite as cutting—edge as his excellent Let Me Take You To The Kingdom album. A lot of the remaining songs, however, are choral/folk, piano ballads or feature deep-voiced singers. Bottom line – if you enjoy the early Maranatha Praise albums you’ll probably be okay with this record as well. A few familiar praise standards (‘Seek Ye First’, ‘The Law Of The Lord’, ‘Beloved’), as well as several originals written by the artists. Outstanding cover art. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Seek Ye First Matt: 6: 33|
|1-2||The Law Of The Lord|
|1-3||John 3: 16 & 17|
|1-4||Exodus 15: 2|
|1-5||Proverbs 3: 3-10|
|1-6||The Lord Thy God In The Midst Of Thee|
|2-1||The Lords Of Prayer|
|2-3||Psalm 1: 1-3|
|2-4||Colossins 3: 25 & 24|
|2-5||Stand Fast Therefore In The Liberty|
|2-6||King Of Kings, Lord Of Lords|