Hope Of Glory (Shalom 8-121) 1973



Hope Of Glory began their journey as a male/female outfit with seven members, plus six additional musicians. Musically they shift from light rock to MOR ballads to country moods to horn-powered rock. The vocals can be rather clean plus there’s that occasional brass angle to deal with, but there are also a few rock cuts that emerge unscathed ‘Rely On Jesus’ is the best example, a tempo-shifting rural rock track ala Phoenix Sonshine that includes rousing solos for flute and electric guitar. The Andrae Crouch song ‘I Didn’t Think It Could Be’ also makes nice use of percussion and synthesizers. Check out their swinging high-energy version of the hymn ‘Power In The Blood’. ‘Lord Hello’ and ‘Motorcycle (The Power Of My Jesus)’ would later be redone for their Same Sweet Song album. The group’s name is derived from Colossians 1:27. Pressings also exist on the custom CAM label. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

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


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Glory, Glory 4:01
1-2I Didn't Think It Could Be4:13
1-3Jesus He's More 3:07
1-4Power In The Blood 3:30
1-5Jesus Never Broke My Heart 4:02
2-1Lord Hello Lord Hello 5:27
2-2Rely On Jesus 4:56
2-3Daybreak Joy 3:14
2-4Motorcycle (The Power Of My Jesus) 2:41
2-5Christian 5:26