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My Father's Eyes (1979)

Updated: Sep 21

My Father's Eyes is the second studio album by a then-teenage Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released in 1979 on Myrrh Records. My Father's Eyes was a turning point in Grant's career. It gave Grant her first Christian hit in the title track, as well as the follow-up single "Faith Walkin' People." Starting with this album and its subsequent releases, Amy would collaborate with Brown Bannister as her producer throughout the 1980s. The album was certified gold in 1987 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary.

Track listing

1. Father's Eyes (Gary Chapman) -4:03

2. Faith Walkin' People (Amy Grant, Brown Bannister) -3:26

3. Always The Winner (Amy Grant) -3:28

4. Never Give You Up (Amy Grant, Brown Bannister, Marie Tomlinson) -3:20

5. Bridegroom (Marty McCall, Meggan Moorehead) -2:48

6. Lay Down (The Burden Of Your Heart) (Jesse Winchester) -2:44

7. You Were There (Stephanie Boosadah, David Stearman) -2:29

8. O Sacred Head (Paul Gerhardt, James Waddel Alexander, Hans Leo Hassler) -2:04

9. All That I Need Is You (Amy Grant) -3:30

10. Fairytale (Amy Grant, Brown Bannister) -3:11

11. Giggle (Amy Grant) -2:59

12. There Will Never Be Another (with Brown Bannister) (Amy Grant, Brown Bannister) -3:37

13. Keep it On Going (Amy Grant) -1:04

Gold certified in 1987.

Radio singles

1979 "Father's Eyes" - #3 Christian AC/CHR

1979 "Faith Walkin' People" - #10 Christian AC/CHR

Previous release: Amy Grant (1977)

Next release: Never Alone (1980)

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