Brother's Keeper (album)

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Brother's Keeper
Studio album by Rich Mullins
Released August 1, 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 studio album by American singer and 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