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Hymns Just for You (1985)

Updated: Apr 7

Hymns Just for You is the seventh studio album by Christian singer Sandi Patty, originally released on September 17, 1985 on Benson Records and re-issued on Word Records in 1990. Produced by Greg Nelson with Patty co-producing.

Hymns Just for You would mark her final album released on the Benson label as she would sign with Word Records to record her next album Morning Like This. It is an album of hymns with five of the tracks done in medleys covering a selection of songs that people have sung in churches.

The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Hymns Just for You was certified Gold in 1986 and Platinum in 1989 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 1 million copies.

Patty won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 17th GMA Dove Awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Female for Hymns Just for You at the 28th Grammy Awards.

Track listing

1. It Is Well with My Soul (public domain) -4:23

2. Medley -4:31

Fairest Lord Jesus (public domain)

I'd Rather Have Jesus (George Beverly Shea, Rhea F. Miller)

3. How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) -5:25

4. Medley -4:44

In the Garden (Austin Miles)

Just a Closer Walk With Thee (public domain)

What a Friend We Have in Jesus (public domain)

5. The Old Rugged Cross (George Bennard) -3:35

6. The Lord's Prayer (Albert Hay Malotte) -2:44

7. Amazing Grace (public domain) -3:35

8. Medley -4:48

To God Be the Glory (Fanny Crosby, William Howard Doane)

Holy, Holy Holy (public domain)

Blessed Assurance (Fanny Crosby)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Chisholm)

9. Medley -4:53

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (public domain)

Rock of Ages (public domain)

Victory in Jesus (Eugene Monroe Bartlett)

Because He Lives (Bill and Gloria Gaither)

10. Medley -6:21

Sweet Hour of Prayer (public domain)

I Need Thee Every Hour (Robert Lowry, Annie Hawks)

Just As I Am (Charlotte Elliott)

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Helen Howarth Lemmel)

Gold certified in 1986.

Platinum certified in 1989.


Dove Award -Female Vocalist of the Year

Radio singles

1986 "How Great Thou Art" -#27 Christian AC

Previous release: Songs from the Heart (1984)

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