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By My Spirit: A Musical Gathering of Praise (1984)

Updated: Feb 17


By My Spirit: A Musical Gathering of Praise is a various artists compilation album that was released in 1984 on Myrrh/Word Records. The album contains eight previously released album cuts by its Word recording artists like Leon Patillo, Joni Eareckson Tada, Benny Hester and Teri DeSario among others. Leslie Phillips provides a "new" track on this collection with "By My Spirit." The Phillips-written song is based on Zechariah 4:6. It is the original solo recording and was released to Christian radio as a single as well as a music video. Phillips later recorded a new version as a duet featuring Matthew Ward of 2nd Chapter of Acts for her second album Dancing with Danger (1984). The track is produced by Gary Whitlock. By My Spirit is currently out of print and is not available digitally. A YouTube link to listen to the album is posted below this article.


Track listing


1. By My Spirit (Leslie Phillips) (Leslie Phillips) -5:43

2. Live On In My Love (Tom Franzak) (Tom Franzak) (from Walk That Talk) -3:41

3. Spirit Wings (Joni Eareckson Tada) (Claire Cloninger, Michael Foster) (from

Spirit Wings) -5:30

4. These Things Were Done By You (Benny Hester) (Benny Hester) (from Legacy)

-1:54

5. Baruch Hashem Adonai (Kelly Nelon Thompson) (Dawn Rodgers, Tricia Walker)

(from Her Father's Child) -3:54

6. Psalm 103 (Brush Arbor) (Jim Rice) (from I Will Follow) -4:11

7. We Give You Praise (Morris Chapman) (Morris Chapman) (from Longtime

Friends) -4:03

8. I Dedicate All My Love to You (Teri DeSario) (Teri DeSario, Bill Purse) (from A Call

to Us All) -4:54

9. Go (Leon Patillo) (Leon Patillo) (from Don't Give In) -3:24


Production credits


Gary Whitlock -producer (track 1), Joe Bellamy -producer (track 2), Kurt Kaiser

-producer (track 3), Benny Hester and John Guess -producers (track 4), Ken Harding -producer (track 5), Michael Lloyd -producer (track 6), Neal Joseph and

Randy Hammel -producers (track 7), Bill Purse -producer (track 8), Skip Konte

-producer (track 9)


Radio singles

1984 "By My Spirit" by Leslie Phillips -#12 Christian AC/CHR


Listen to the playlist By My Spirit: A Musical Gathering of Praise here:

Watch the music video of "By My Spirit" by Leslie Phillips here:


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