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Love Overflowing (1981)

Updated: Apr 7

Love Overflowing is the third studio album by Christian singer Sandi Patty. Released in 1981, it was on the Benson Music's Impact Records label. Produced by Neal Joseph. It would be the beginning of her reign at the GMA Dove Awards as Female Vocalist of the Year as a title she would win for the next 11 years until 1992. Patty also won Artist of the Year at the 13th GMA Dove Awards.

The track "We Shall Behold Him" written by Dottie Rambo would be her signature song and a concert favorite as Patti has performed this at everyone of her concerts until her retirement from touring in 2016 and win 2 Dove Awards for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, both given to Rambo. "We Shall Behold Him" was ranked at number 65 by CCM Magazine in their 2006 book The 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music. The album also features a duet with Russ Taff on the song "The Home of the Lord." Taff had already left The Imperials when he recorded this duet.

In 1984, Love Overflowing climbed to No. 26 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Benson Music re-issued the album on CD in 1987 with an updated album cover featuring an illustration portrait and design by Bill Myers. In 1990, Word Records re-issued Love Overflowing with the same updated album cover.

Track listing

1. Down In My Heart (Sandi Patty, Gary Chapman) -2:43

2. Keeper Of The Well (Dottie Rambo) -3:08

3. Love Overflowing (Claire Cloninger, Ron Harris) -3:49

4. So Far (Dawn Rodgers) -3:29

5. When The Time Comes (David Kavich) -5:02

6. The Home of the Lord (duet with Russ Taff) (David Diggs, Robert Mason, Jonathan Michaels) -3:19

7. Somebody Believed (Gary Dunham, Rosemary Dunham) -3:01

8. In His Hand (Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith) -3:23

9. We Shall Behold Him (Dottie Rambo) -5:55

10. I Will Praise Him (David T. Clydesdale) -3:11


Dove Award -Female Vocalist of the Year

Artist of the Year

Radio singles

1981 "We Shall Behold Him" -#8 Christian AC

Previous release: Sandi Song's (1979)

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