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The Gift Goes On (1983)

Updated: May 11




The Gift Goes On is the fifth studio and first Christmas album by Christian singer Sandi Patty, originally released on September 16, 1983 by Impact Records and re-issued in 1987 by Word Records with a updated album cover. It was produced by Patty, Greg Nelson and David T. Clydesdale.


The Gift Goes On consists of some traditional Christmas tunes and hymns along with original Christmas songs. The album climbed to number 9 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Female for Christmas: The Gift Goes On at the 26th Grammy Awards and in 1988 was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies.


Track listing


1. Worship the King (Billy Smiley, Bill George) -3:14

2. Worship the Gift (Medley) -4:02

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Edmond Sears, Richard Storrs Willis)

Away in a Manger (William J. Kirkpatrick)

What Child Is This? (William Chatterton Dix)

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner)

3. The Gift Goes On (Claire Cloninger, Ron Harris) -3:04

4. Christmas Was Meant for Children (Gordon Goodman, Chuck Evans) -2:34

5. Jesu Bambino/O Holy Night (Pietro Yon/John Sullivan Dwight, Adolphe

Adam) -4:41

6. Worship the King (reprise)/Celebrate the Gift (Medley) -2:43

Rejoice (George Frideric Handel)

For Unto Us a Child is Born (George Frideric Handel)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn)

Joy to the World! (Isaac Watts)

7. I Wonder As I Wander (John Jacob Niles) -2:53

8. O Magnify the Lord (Dick and Melodie Tunney) -2:03

9. Bethlehem Morning (Morris Chapman) -5:06

10. Merry Christmas With Love/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

(Billy Smiley, Greg Davis/Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) -5:03


Gold certified in 1988.


Radio singles

1983 -1984 "O Magnify the Lord" -#6 Christian AC/CHR



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