Brother's Keeper (album)

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Brother's Keeper
Studio album by Rich Mullins
Released 1995
Recorded December, 1994 - January, 1995
The Battery
The Quad
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Genre Contemporary Christian Music
Length 39:46
Label Reunion
Producer Rich Mullins
Jimmy Abegg
Rick Elias
Phil Madeira
Lee Lundgren
Aaron Smith
Rich Mullins chronology
A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band
Brother's Keeper

Brother's Keeper is the eighth album by American singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, released in 1995.

Mullins originally considered naming the album "Songs" to draw ironic contrast from the unusually long titles of his previous albums.[1] In a 1995 radio special, Mullins commented, "It's a real in-house kind of record. We didn't hire background singers; we had the wives of the guys sing for backgrounds...It was more of a family kind of project, which for me was a real blast."[1]

The artwork on the album cover was produced by Jimmy Abegg, a member of Mullins' band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brothers Keeper" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 3:16
    • Appeared on compilation Songs 2 1999
  2. "Let Mercy Lead" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 4:25
    • Appeared on compilation Songs 1996
  3. "Hatching of the Heart" (Rich Mullins) – 4:41
  4. "Promenade" (Rich Mullins) – 2:45
  5. "Wounds of Love" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 4:38
  6. "Damascus Road" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 3:09
  7. "Eli's Song" (Rich Mullins/Lee & Nicole Lundgren) – 3:03
  8. "Cry The Name" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 5:53
  9. "The Breaks" (Rich Mullins) – 4:05
  10. "Quoting Deuteronomy to the Devil" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 3:50


Radio singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Let Mercy Lead" U.S. Christian 21


  • Rich Mullins: vocals, hammered dulcimer, piano, synthesizer, door
  • Jimmy Abegg: guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, hambone.
  • Rick Elias: guitars
  • Beaker: guitars, whistle
  • Lee Lundgren: shaker, kalimba, B-3, accordion, harmonica, pipes, Lenophone.
  • Phil Madeira: guitars, B-3, drums, accordion, tambourine, keyboard harmonica, hambone, slide guitar
  • Aaron Smith: drums, percussion, thunder, rain stick, shaker, hambone
  • Backing vocals by Nicki Lundgren, Julie, Linda Elias, Phil Madeira, Aaron Smith


  • Produced by Rich Mullins, Jimmy Abegg, Rick Elias, Phil Madeira, Lee Lundgren and Aaron Smith.
  • Executive Producer: Rich Mullins.
  • Engineered and Mixed by JB.
  • Assisted by Todd Robins and Wade Jaynes.
  • Recorded at The Battery and The Quad, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Mixed at the Saltmine.
  • Photography: Ben Pearson