In God We Trust (Stryper album)

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In God We Trust
In God We Trust Stryper.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 28, 1988
RecordedA&M Studios, Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreChristian metal, glam metal, heavy metal
Length37:55
LabelEnigma Records
ProducerMichael Lloyd and Stryper
Stryper chronology
To Hell with the Devil
(1986)
In God We Trust
(1988)
Against the Law
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

In God We Trust is the fourth studio album by Christian metal band Stryper, released in 1988. The album achieved Gold record status, selling over half a million copies. Three singles were released including "Always There For You" and "I Believe in You" which both hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at No. 71 and No. 88 respectively. The third single "Keep The Fire Burning" did not chart. The album received two GMA Dove Awards for "Hard Music Album" and "Hard Rock Song" for the title track.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Michael Sweet except where noted

  1. "In God We Trust" (M. Sweet, Robert Sweet) – 3:56
  2. "Always There for You" – 4:09
  3. "Keep the Fire Burning" – 3:35
  4. "I Believe in You" – 3:17
  5. "The Writings on the Wall" – 4:19
  6. "It's Up 2 U" – 3:51
  7. "The World of You and I" – 3:45
  8. "Come to the Everlife" (Oz Fox) – 4:09
  9. "Lonely" – 4:09
  10. "The Reign" (Fox) – 2:50

Personnel[edit]

Stryper

Additional musicians

  • Billy Meyers - keyboards
  • John Van Tongeren - keyboards
  • Steve Croes - synclavier
  • Brad Cobb - bass

Production

  • Michael Lloyd and Stryper - Producers
  • Dan Nebanzal and Carmine Rubino - Engineers

References[edit]

  1. ^ In God We Trust at AllMusic
  2. ^ Frank, Elmer (2007-03-17). "Stryper, "In God We Trust" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  3. ^ Neely, Kim (1988-10-06). "Stryper: In God We Trust : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070930020009/http://www.doveawards.com/history/browse.cfm?year=1989

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Donaldson, Devlin; Steve Rabey (July 1988). "Reviews / In God We Trust". CCM Magazine. 11 (1): 36–37. ISSN 1524-7848.
  2. ^ Trott, Jon (1988). "Reviews / In God We Trust". Cornerstone. 17 (86): 37. ISSN 0275-2743.