The Battle Hymn of Love

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"The Battle Hymn of Love"
Single by Kathy Mattea with Tim O'Brien
from the album A Collection of Hits
Released 1990
Genre Country
Length 2:52
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Kathy Mattea singles chronology
"She Came from Fort Worth"
"The Battle Hymn of Love"
"A Few Good Things Remain"

"The Battle Hymn of Love" is a song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music artists Kathy Mattea and Tim O'Brien as a duet. The was recorded for Mattea's 1987 studio album Untasted Honey. It was released in 1990 as the first single from her compilation album A Collection of Hits. The song reached #9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 9


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 217. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 13, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kathy Mattea Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kathy Mattea.