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Where Mercy Begins (1994)

Where Mercy Begins is the ninth studio album by Christian singer Steve Green, released in 1994 by Sparrow Records. In addition to long-time producer Greg Nelson, Green worked with two other producers, Brown Bannister and Phil Naish.

Where Mercy Begins has an adult contemporary pop sound while still incorporating Green's inspirational praise and worship anthems. The album's first two singles, "Glory to You" and "We Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God,"

were both Top 10 hits on the Christian AC chart with the former song topping the chart (Green's only Christian AC number one) and the latter written by Steven Curtis Chapman. Bannister worked with Green on the 1992 Keith Green tribute album No Compromise: Remembering the Music of Keith Green with Green recording "Grace By Which I Stand." It is the first time Green has worked with other producers other than Nelson. Green's songs are primarily made for Christian Inspirational radio but with this release, Green was expanding and updating his sound with Bannister and Naish each producing three songs.

Where Mercy Begins peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. In 1995, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year.

Track listing

1. We Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God (Steven Curtis Chapman) -3:49

2. Glory to You (Jon Mohr, Randall Dennis) -3:38

3. Answer the Call (Jon Mohr, Phil Naish) -4:45

4. That's Where His Mercy Begins (Phill McHugh, Greg Nelson, Shane Keister)


5. The Beauty of The Bride (Michael Card, Phil Naish) -4:32

6. Great Is the Lord God (Michael Kelly Blanchard) -3:57 (TRACK NOT AVAILABLE)

7. Kings Shall Bow (Gary Driskell, Marty Hennis) -4:19

8. God Causes All Things to Grow (duet with Marijean Green) (Steve Green,

Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:32

9. Emmaus (Gary Driskell, Marty Hennis) -4:20

10. Revive Us, Oh Lord (Jon Mohr, Randall Dennis) -3:46

Production credits

Greg Nelson -producer (tracks 2, 5, 7 and 10)

Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 1, 3 and 4)

Phil Naish -producer (tracks 6, 8 and 9)

Radio singles

1994 "Glory to You" -#1 Christian AC

1994 "We Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God" -#7 Christian AC

1994 "That's Where His Mercy Begins" -#31 Christian AC

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