A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band

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A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band
Studio album by Rich Mullins
Released October 26, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Contemporary Christian Music
Length 49:33
Label Reunion
Producer Reed Arvin
Rich Mullins chronology
The World as Best as I Remember It, Volume Two
(1992)
A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band
(1993)
Brother's Keeper
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band is the seventh album by American singer-songwriter Rich Mullins, released in 1993. The album was very well received, and received the third place in the book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music (2001).

"A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band" is an example of a concept album, as stated in the liner notes by Mullins and album producer Reed Arvin:

Cuts 2-6 of this album loosely follow the pattern of a liturgy - a tool used for collective worship. In it there is proclamation, praise, confession of sin, affirmation of faith and celebration of grace. Cuts 7-12 are a consideration of our "secular" heritage, issues and ideas that play themselves out in the history of our country.

"How To Grow Up Big And Strong" was recorded in honor of its writer, singer Mark Heard, who died in 1992.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here In America" (Rich Mullins) – 3:57
    • Appeared on compilation Songs 2 1999
  2. " – 52:10" (Rich Mullins) – 3:45
  3. "The Color Green" (Rich Mullins) – 5:41
  4. "Hold Me Jesus" (Rich Mullins) – 3:06
    • Appeared on compilation Songs 1996
  5. "Creed" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 5:24
    • Appeared on compilation Songs 1996
  6. "Peace (A Communion Blessing from St. Joseph's Square)" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 5:23
    • Appeared on compilation Songs 2 1999
  7. "78 Eatonwood Green" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 2:22
  8. "Hard" (Rich Mullins) – 3:51
  9. "I'll Carry On" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 3:53
  10. "You Gotta Get Up (Christmas Song)" (Rich Mullins) – 2:37
  11. "How To Grow Up Big And Strong" (Mark Heard) – 5:31
  12. "Land Of My Sojourn" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 4:03

Charts[edit]

Radio singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Creed" U.S. Christian 9
1994 "Hard" U.S. Christian 21

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Reed Arvin.
  • Engineered by Tom Laune.