In the Hands of God

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In the Hands of God
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Studio album by Newsboys
Released May 5, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Christian rock, pop rock
Length 37:50
Label Inpop
Producer Peter Furler
Max Hsu
Jeff Frankenstein
Newsboys chronology
The Ultimate Collection
In the Hands of God
Born Again
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[3]

In the Hands of God is the thirteenth studio album by Christian band Newsboys. It was released on May 5, 2009, being the last album the band released before the departure of singer and founding member Peter Furler. It also features the return of Jody Davis, after a five-year hiatus, the first album on which keyboard player Jeff Frankenstein has took on some production duties, and the is first album to feature any recording with Michael Tait as singer. Tait later replaced Furler.


  • In the Hands of God debuted at No. 1 on the CCM charts, and No. 28 on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking higher on the pop charts than any of their previous albums.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Taylor, Jeff Frankenstein and Peter Furler except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Way We Roll" Taylor, Frankenstein, Furler, Stuart Garrard 3:27
2. "No Grave"   3:44
3. "This Is Your Life"   3:25
4. "Glorious"   4:11
5. "In the Hands of God" (featuring Phil Joel)   4:18
6. "The Upside"   3:18
7. "My Friend Jesus"   2:50
8. "Lead Me to the Cross" Brooke Fraser 4:08
9. "Dance"   3:35
10. "RSL 1984" Furler, Taylor 4:34
Total length: 37:32


  • Peter Furler – lead and backing vocals, writer, producer
  • Jody Davis – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Frankenstein – keyboards, key bass, vocals, writer
  • Duncan Phillips – drums, percussion
  • Phil Joel – background vocals on "In the Hands of God"
  • Michael Tait – background vocals


  1. ^ Johnson, Jared. "'In The Hands Of God' - Newsboys". 
  2. ^ Gelwicks, Roger (2009-05-03). "Newsboys, 'In The Hands Of God' Review". 
  3. ^ Lucas, Emily (2009-06-19). "Newsboys - In The Hands Of God".