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The New Young Messiah (1993)

Updated: Nov 29, 2023


The New Young Messiah is a compilation project album released on September 13, 1993 on Sparrow Records. Norman Miller, who oversaw the original 1990 project

Handel's Young Messiah, returns as executive producer along with multi-awarding winning singer Sandi Patty as co-executive producer and a participant in this updated version, once again modernizing Georg Friedrich Händel's classic oratorio and features the top CCM artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, Larnelle Harris, BeBe & CeCe Winans, First Call, Twila Paris and the London Session Orchestra among others. Production was done by Patty's producer Greg Nelson. Most of the participating artists went out on a national tour to promote the album throughout the fall and winter of '93 during the holiday season. The tour was so successful, that the Young Messiah tour continued on for the next couple of years featuring various line-ups of Christian music acts. The New Young Messiah peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. A companion live concert video was also released on VHS and was nominated for a Dove Award for Long Form Music Video of the Year.


Track listing

All songs are composed by Georg Friedrich Händel.


1. Overture (instrumental) (London Session Orchestra) -4:23

2. Comfort Ye My People (Wayne Watson) -3:49

3. Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted (Larnelle Harris) -3:31

4. And the Glory of the Lord (Sandi Patty) -2:56

5. But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:21

6. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Susan Ashton, Christine Denté and Cindy Morgan) -3:58

7. For Unto Us (A Child Is Born) (BeBe & CeCe Winans) -4:31

8. Pastorale (instrumental) (Phil Keaggy) -3:53

9. Glory to God in the Highest (Carman) -2:58

10. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (First Call) -3:17

11. He Shall Feed His Flock (Sandi Patty and Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:41

12. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs (Steve Green, Larnelle Harris and Michael English) -3:21

13. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Steve Green) -3:57

14. Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (Michael English) -3:36

15. The Trumpet Shall Sound (4Him) -3:47

16. Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain/Hallelujah Chorus (Twila Paris and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir featuring Sandi Patty, Steve Green, Michael English,

Larnelle Harris and Wayne Watson) -5:37


Watch the full-length concert video The New Young Messiah here:



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