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In the Volume of the Book (1975)

Updated: Feb 25


In the Volume of the Book is the second studio album by the Christian music trio 2nd Chapter of Acts, released in 1975 on Myrrh/Word Records. The album is produced by Buck Herring. The album title is a reference to Psalm 40:7 ("...in the volume of the book it is written of me").


All songs were written by trio member Annie Herring except "Yahweh" by Jesse Cosio, "Ps. 63" by Annie's brother and trio member Matthew Ward and musician Richard Souther, "Morning Comes When You Call" by Annie and Matthew, and "Hey, Whatcha' Say" was written collectively by the sibling trio. Musicians once again included Michael Omartian on piano and keyboards and Michael Been on bass guitar. CCM artist and guitarist Phil Keaggy also plays on the album including the guitar solos. In 1989, this album and their debut album With Footnotes were reissued as one CD by Live Oak Records, but have since been out of print. A YouTube link to listen to the album is posted below this article.


NOTE: tracks 2, 6 -8, 10 and 11 are available in the 1981 compilation album Encores on both CD and digital formats.


Track listing

All songs were written by Annie Herring, except where noted.


1. Start Every Day With a Smile -0:54

2. Yahweh (Jesse Cosio) -3:07

3. Something Tells Me -3:29

4. The Grey Song -1:56

5. Now That I Belong to You -4:04

6. Ps. 63 (Matthew Ward, Richard Souther) -1:51

7. Prince Song -2:51

8. Morning Comes When You Call (Annie Herring, Matthew Ward) -3:10

9. Borrowed Time -2:30

10. Last Day of My Life -3:08

11. Hey, Whatcha' Say (2nd Chapter of Acts) -3:20

12. Keep On Shinin' -3:13

13. I Can't Get Near You -2:18


Personnel


2nd Chapter of Acts:

Annie Herring -vocals, piano, percussion

Nelly Ward (Greisen) -vocals

Matthew Ward -vocals


Previous release: With Footnotes (1974)


Listen to the album In the Volume of the Book here:


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