The Ministry Years

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The Ministry Years
Compilation album series by Keith Green
Released 1987 & 1988
Genre Contemporary Christian music
Label Sparrow
Producer Bill Maxwell
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Vol. 1 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic Vol. 2 3/5 stars [2]

The Ministry Years is a two-volume posthumous compilation album series by American contemporary Christian music pianist and singer Keith Green, originally released in 1987 and 1988. Each two-disc volume covers half of Green's recording career: 1977-1979 and 1980-1982. Included with each volume is a 19-page booklet insert. These compilation albums are treated with several previously unreleased songs (denoted by a ** below). Both volumes were re-released in 1999 with new covers (seen at right) patterned after the "Songs of..." series. The re-issue also included a digital copy of the book No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green.

Volume One[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Because of You"
  2. "How Can They Live Without Jesus"
  3. "Walk and Talk"
  4. "Run to the End of the Highway"
  5. "Your Love Broke Through"
  6. "The Victor"
  7. "Thank You Jesus"
  8. "The Prodigal Son Suite"
  9. "Stained Glass"
  10. "Go to the Hungry Ones" **
  11. "Love With Me (Melody's Song)"
  12. "You Put This Love in My Heart"
  13. "There Is a Redeemer"
  14. "No One Believes in Me Anymore"
  15. "On The Road to Jericho"
  16. "You!"
  17. "When I Hear the Praises Start"
  18. "Asleep in the Light"
Disc 2
  1. "He'll Take Care of the Rest"
  2. "Make My Life a Prayer to You"
  3. "Easter Song"
  4. "When There's Love"
  5. "The Battle Is Already Won" **
  6. "Pledge My Head to Heaven" (featuring Bob Dylan on harmonica)
  7. "My Eyes Are Dry"
  8. "Song to My Parents (I Only Want to See You There)"
  9. "Trials Turned to Gold"
  10. "Dust to Dust"
  11. "I Can't Believe It"
  12. "To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice"
  13. "Soften Your Heart"
  14. "I Don't Wanna Fall Away from You"
  15. "Here Am I, Send Me" **
  16. "I Can't Wait to Get to Heaven"
  17. "Dear John Letter (To the Devil)"
  18. "Rushing Wind" (*) [previously released on the compilation album "The Keith Green Collection", 1981]
  19. "Don't You Wish You Had the Answers"
  20. "Altar Call (Live Version)" (*) [previously released on the compilation album "I Only Want To See You There", 1983]

Volume Two[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "You Are the One!"
  2. "A Billion Starving People"
  3. "If You Love the Lord"
  4. "When I First Trusted You"
  5. "O God Our Lord"
  6. "Grace by Which I Stand"
  7. "Only by Following Jesus"
  8. "The Sheep and the Goats" (*) [previously released on the compilation album "The Keith Green Collection", 1981]
  9. "The Lord Is My Shepherd (23rd Psalm)"
  10. "Unless the Lord Builds the House"
  11. "Summer Snow" **
  12. "Lies"
  13. "Open Your Eyes"
  14. "I Will Give Thanks to the Lord (Psalm 9)"
  15. "Romans VII"
  16. "Keith's Piano Prelude"
  17. "Create in Me a Clean Heart"
Disc 2
  1. "So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt"
  2. "How Majestic Is Thy Name"
  3. "Scripture Song Medley" (*) [previously released on the compilation album "The Keith Green Collection", 1981]
  4. "Until That Final Day"
  5. "Cut the Devil Down" **
  6. "I Want to Be More Like Jesus"
  7. "The Promise Song"
  8. "Jesus Commands Us to Go!"
  9. "Holy, Holy, Holy"
  10. "Jesus Is Lord of All!"
  11. "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful"
  12. "Keep All That Junk to Yourself"
  13. "Draw Me"
  14. "You Love the World (And You're Avoiding Me)"
  15. "Lord I'm Gonna Love You"
  16. "Glory Lord Jesus"
  17. "Song for Josiah"