The Land of Many Churches

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The Land of Many Churches
Live album by Merle Haggard
Released November 8, 1971
Genre Country, Gospel
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Nelson, George Richey
Merle Haggard chronology
Hag
(1971)
The Land of Many Churches
(1971)
Someday We'll Look Back
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Land of Many Churches is a gospel album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1971. It was reissued on CD in 1997 by Razor & Tie.

Special guests include Bonnie Owens and The Carter Family.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction/We'll Understand It Better By and By" (Tindley) – 4:39
  2. "Medley: Take My Hand, Precious Lord/Jesus Hold My Hand" (Thomas A. Dorsey, Albert E. Brumley) – 3:26
  3. "Precious Memories" (Traditional) – 3:14
  4. "History of Big Creek Baptist Church" – 2:40
  5. "Turn Your Radio On" (Brumley) – 2:09
  6. "If We Never Meet Again" (Brumley) – 2:58
  7. "Closing Prayer/Just as I Am – 1:23
  8. "Introduction & Opening Prayer – 2:09
  9. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton) – 3:33
  10. "Where Could I Go But to the Lord" (James B. Coats) – 2:25
  11. "Medley: Old Time Religion/Pass Me Not/Sweet By and By" (S. Bennett, F. Crosby, W. Doane, Traditional, Joseph P. Webster) – 3:15
  12. "The Old Rugged Cross" (George Bennard) – 4:03
  13. "Closing Prayer – 1:00
  14. "Introduction – 1:28
  15. "Life's Railway to Heaven" (Charles Davis Tillman) – 2:58
  16. "On the Jericho Road" (Don S. McCrossan) – 3:02
  17. "Steal Away" (Red Foley) – 4:13
  18. "I Saw the Light" (Hank Williams) – 2:47
  19. "Introduction/Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" (Elisha A. Hoffman, Anthony Johnson Showalter) – 5:02
  20. "Guide Me, Lord" (Johnny Gimble) – 2:50
  21. "Family Bible" (Walt Breeland, Paul Buskirk, Claude Gray) – 3:38
  22. "I'll Be List'ning" (Traditional) – 2:30
  23. "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" (Traditional) – 3:19
  24. "Closing Prayer" – 1:04

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Country albums 15

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