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Lift Up the Lord (1982)

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Lift Up the Lord is the fourth studio album by Christian singer Sandi Patty, released in 1982 on Impact Records. This is Patty's first time working with producer Greg Nelson and it will be a long association as Nelson would produce this and future Patty releases throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

The track "How Majestic Is Your Name" is written by up and coming singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith and it has become one of Patty's signature songs and has often been performed in her concerts. In 1984, Lift Up the Lord charted on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, peaking at number 12.

In 1983, Patty earned her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational for Lift Up the Lord at the 25th Grammy Awards. Patty won two Dove Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Inspirational Album of the Year at the 14th GMA Dove Awards.

In 1987, Benson Music re-issued Lift Up the Lord on CD with an updated photo of Patty. In 1990, Word Records re-issued the album on CD with the same updated album cover.

Track listing

1. Lift Up the Lord (Sandi Patty, Billy Smiley, Gary McSpadden) -2:57

2. How Majestic Is Your Name (Michael W. Smith) -2:27

3. They Could Not (Claire Cloninger, Ron Harris) -5:37

4. Let Us Rejoice (Billy Smiley) -3:07

5. Jesus, Lord to Me (Greg Nelson, Gary McSpadden) -4:31

6. I Will Lift You There (Dottie Rambo, Dony McGuire) -4:15

7. Let Him Hold Your Heart (Pete & Cindy Carlson) -3:21

8. Yes, God Is Real (Kenneth Morris) -3:44

9. Jesus, You're Everything (Sandi Patty, John Helvering) -3:14

10. Jesus, Lord to Me (reprise) -1:05


Dove Award -Female Vocalist of the Year

Inspirational Album of the Year (Lift Up the Lord)

Radio singles

1982 "How Majestic Is Your Name" -#12 Christian CHR, #6 Christian AC

Previous release: Love Overflowing (1981)

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