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The Ministry Years 1980 - 1982, Volume 2 (1988)



The Ministry Years 1980 - 1982, Volume 2 is the second of a two-volume posthumous compilation album series of Christian singer - songwriter Keith Green, released on October 3, 1988 by Sparrow Records. The 2 CD/2 cassette set is compiled and produced by Bill Maxwell.


Volume 2 covers the years 1980 to 1982 from his two Pretty Good label albums So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt and Songs for the Shepherd, as well as tracks from his posthumous albums The Prodigal Son and Jesus Commands Us to Go!, plus live recordings of "The Sheep and the Goats" and "Scripture Song Medley" from The Keith Green Collection and two previously unreleased tracks: "Cut the Devil Down" and Green's first vocal recording of "Summer Snow." The track was written by Green and his wife Melody and was later recorded by Matthew Ward of 2nd Chapter of Acts in his 1979 solo debut album Toward Eternity featuring Green at the piano.


Included is a 19-page booklet insert. Volume 2 was re-released in 1999 with a new cover patterned after the 1998 Songs of Keith Green CD series. The re-issue also includes a digital copy of the book No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green.

Volume 2 peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing

All songs were written by Keith Green, except where noted.


Disc 1

1. You Are the One! (Keith and Melody Green) (from Songs for the Shepherd)

-2:40

2. A Billion Starving People (Keith and Melody Green) (from Jesus Commands Us

to Go!) -3:52

3. If You Love the Lord (Keith and Melody Green) (from So You Wanna Go Back to

Egypt) -4:09

4. When I First Trusted You (Keith and Melody Green) (from Jesus Commands Us

   to Go!) -3:56

5. O God Our Lord (from Songs for the Shepherd) -3:52

6. Grace By Which I Stand (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -4:53

7. Only By Following Jesus (Keith and Melody Green) (from The Prodigal Son) -3:18

8. The Sheep and the Goats (live) (from The Keith Green Collection) -7:52

9. The Lord is My Shepherd (based on Psalm 23) (Keith and Melody Green) (from

Songs for the Shepherd) -4:14

10. Unless the Lord Builds the House (Keith and Melody Green) (from So You

Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -3:59

11. Summer Snow (Keith and Melody Green) (previously unreleased) -3:48

12. Lies (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -3:42

13. Open Your Eyes (Melody Green) (from The Prodigal Son) -4:43

14. I Will Give Thanks to the Lord (Keith and Melody Green) (based on Psalm 9) (from Songs for the Shepherd) -1:48

15. Romans VII (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -3:27

16. Keith's Piano Prelude (instrumental) (from Jesus Commands Us to Go!) -4:16

17. Create In Me a Clean Heart (based on Psalm 51) (from Jesus Commands Us to

Go!) -4:22


Disc 2

1. So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt (Keith and Melody Green) (from So You Wanna

Go Back to Egypt) -4:38

2. How Majestic Is Thy Name (based on Psalm 8) (from Songs for the

Shepherd) -4:00

3. Scripture Song Medley (live) (from The Keith Green Collection) -3:49

4. Until That Final Day (from Songs for the Shepherd) -4:39

5. Cut the Devil Down (Keith and Melody Green) (previously unreleased) -3:43

6. I Want to Be More Like Jesus (Keith and Melody Green, Kelly Willard) (from So

You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -4:25

7. The Promise Song (Keith and Melody Green) (from Songs for the Shepherd)

-3:22

8. Jesus Commands Us to Go! (live) (from Jesus Commands Us to Go!) -5:16

9. Holy, Holy, Holy (John Bacchus Dykes, Reginald Heber) (from Songs for the

Shepherd) -3:43

10. Jesus Is Lord of All! (from Songs for the Shepherd) -2:34

11. Oh Lord, You're Beautiful (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -4:20

12. Keep All That Junk to Yourself (Keith and Melody Green) (from The Prodigal

Son) -3:30

13. Draw Me (Keith and Melody Green) (from Songs for the Shepherd) -3:49

14. You Love the World (from So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt) -2:39

15. Lord I'm Gonna Love You (from The Prodigal Son) -2:53

16. Glory Lord Jesus (from Songs for the Shepherd) -3:21

17. Song for Josiah (from The Prodigal Son) -6:25


Next release: Make My Life a Prayer to You: Songs of Devotion (1998) (compilation

album)


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