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Hymns II (1988)

Updated: Feb 25


Hymns II is the tenth studio album by the Christian vocal trio 2nd Chapter of Acts, released on July 26, 1988 by Live Oak Records. The album was produced by Buck Herring. Released as the follow up to their final regular studio album Far Away Places and as a sequel to their 1986 Dove Award winning best seller Hymns, Hymns II was another big seller with the trio once again handling the vocal arrangements and musician John Andrew Schreiner on the instrumental arrangements and just like the first hymns album, the final track is an original song entitled "Purify Me" written by trio member Annie Herring. The album even debuted higher than the first hymns album, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Hymns II was re-issued on CD by Sparrow Records in 1993 and contains a bonus track "O Worship the King." This is the 2nd Chapter of Acts' final vocal album.


Track listing on the 1993 CD version


1. Medley -3:47

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Helen Howarth Lemmel)

Praise to the Lord, The Almighty (Joachim Neander, Stralsund Gesangbuch,

Catherine Winkworth)

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (John Rippon, Edward Perronet, James Ellor)

Doxology (Thomas Ken, Geneva Psalter)

2. It Is Well With My Soul (Horatio G. Spafford, Philip P. Bliss) -6:09

3. This Is My Father's World (Maltbie Davenport Babcock, Franklin L. Sheppard)

-3:44

4. O for a Thousand Tongues (Charles Wesley, Carl Gotthilf Glaser) -4:13

5. Morning Has Broken (Eleanor Farjeon) -4:13

6. Be Still, My Soul (Katharina A. von Schlegel, Jane Laurie Borthwick, Jean

Sibelius) -5:19

7. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Martin Luther, Frederick H. Hedge) -4:32

8. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus (Rowland H. Prichard, Charles Wesley) -4:52

9. O Sacred Head (Paul Gerhardt, James Waddel Alexander, Hans Leo Hassler)

-5:11

10. Purify Me (Annie Herring) -2:05

11. O Worship the King (Robert Grant, William Gardiner, Johann Michael Haydn)

-4:01


Personnel


2nd Chapter of Acts:

Annie Herring -vocals

Nelly Greisen -vocals

Matthew Ward -vocals


Radio singles

1988 "This Is My Father's World" -#12 Christian AC


Previous release: Far Away Places (1987)


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