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My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant (1996)

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant is the second of three albums of songs inspired by Oswald Chambers' devotional book of the same name. The album was released in 1996 by Myrrh/Word Records. Brown Bannister produced four tracks along with Tommy Sims, Shane Keister and John and Dino Elefante each producing tracks. Each artist sings a song relating to a day from Chamber's book, featuring CCM artists like Michael W. Smith, Anointed, BeBe Winans, Susan Ashton, Clay Crosse and many others. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant was nominated for Special Event Album of the Year at the 1997 Dove Awards.

Track listing

1. All of Me (BeBe Winans) (Michael W. Smith, Cindy Morgan) -4:33

2. All of Me ( instrumental reprise) (arranged by Carl Marsh) (London Symphony Orchestra) -5:03

3. The Covenant (Anointed) (Tommy Sims, David Mullen) -5:01

4. Someday (Set the Children Free) (Michael W. Smith) (Michael W. Smith, David

Mullen) -5:35

5. Through All the Years (Greg Long and Joanna Carlson) (David Mullen, Loren Balman, John Mandeville) -4:10

6. Psalm 121 (Susan Ashton) (Tommy Greer) -4:23

7. Make It a Promise (Clay Crosse) (Bob Farrell, Robbie Buchanan) -4:26

8. I Will Follow You (John Elefante and Lisa Bevill) (Dino Elefante, John Elefante) -4:46

9. My Utmost for His Highest (instrumental reprise) (arranged by Carl Marsh) (London Symphony Orchestra) -6:16

10. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (Michael W. Smith and Anointed) (arranged by Michael W. Smith) -4:35

Production credits

Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 2, 6, 9 and 10)

Tommy Sims -producer (tracks 1, 3, 6 and 10)

Shane Keister -producer (tracks 4, 5 and 7)

John Elefante and Dino Elefante -producers (track 8)

Radio singles

1996 "Psalm 121" by Susan Ashton -#2 Christian AC

1996 "Make It a Promise" by Clay Crosse -#6 Christian AC

1996 "Through All the Years" by Greg Long and Joanna Carlson -#7 Christian AC

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