Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out

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Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out
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Studio album by Petra
Released October 3, 1989
Genre Christian rock, praise
Length 45:58
Label DaySpring Records
Word Records
A&M Records
Epic Records
Producer Bob Hartman & John Lawry
Petra chronology
Petra Means Rock
Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out
Beyond Belief
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Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out is the eleventh studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra and their first praise album. It was released on October 3, 1989 by DaySpring Records, marking the band's return to the Word family as the early version of Petra was signed to sister label Myrrh.

The music is mostly a collection of traditional praise songs with a rock style. However, there are two original songs, both written by band founder Bob Hartman.

This album also marked the end of custom artwork on Petra albums. From this album forward Petra would use photos of the band on them for album covers. Compilations by Star Song would continue to use custom artwork though.

Commercially it is the second most successful album of the band, after Beyond Belief. It was certified Gold on January 23, 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Love the Lord" (Words by Bob Hartman) – 3:35
  2. "King of Kings" (Words & Music by Saphie Conty and Naomi Batya) – 1:47
  3. "Jesus, Jesus, Glorious One" (Words & Music by Curtis Peifer) – 2:18
  4. "The Battle Belongs to the Lord" (Words & Music by Jamie Owens-Collins) – 3:04
  5. "Take Me In" (Words & Music by Dave Browning) – 4:11
  6. "Salvation Belongs to Our God" (Words & Music by Adrian Turner and Pat Howard) – 2:56
  7. "The King of Glory Shall Come In" (Words & Music by Hartman) – 3:10
  8. "No Weapon Formed Against Us" (Unknown Author) – 1:44
  9. "I Will Celebrate/When the Spirit of the Lord" (Words & Music by Linda Duvall) – 4:15
  10. "I Will Sing Praise" (Words & Music by Jacque DeShetler) – 2:45
  11. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (Words & Music by Bill Ancira) – 4:12
  12. "Friends (All in the Family of God)" (Words & Music by John Wierick) – 4:20
  13. "I Will Call Upon the Lord" (Words & Music by Michael O'Shields) – 3:48
  14. "We Exalt Thee" (Words & Music by Pete Sanchez) – 3:46


  • Won Dove Award for Recorded Music Packaging in 1990.



Additional musicians[edit]

  • Walt Harrah - Background vocals
  • Rick Riso - Background vocals
  • Cathy Riso - Background vocals
  • Charlie Hoage - Background vocals
  • Sara Tennison - Background vocals
  • John Elefante - Background vocals
  • Greg Vail - Saxophone ("Friends (All In The Family Of God)")