Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus

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Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus
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Studio album by Petra
Released February 18, 1997
Genre Christian rock, praise
Length 46:41
Label Word, Epic
Producer John & Dino Elefante
Petra chronology
No Doubt
(1995)No Doubt1995
Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus
God Fixation
(1998)God Fixation1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[2]

Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus is the sixteenth studio album of the Christian rock band Petra and their second praise album. It was released on February 18, 1997.

The album was released amidst some major line-up changes in the band, and it features contributions of several musicians. It's the first album to feature Lonnie Chapin on bass guitar, who would become the band's full-time bassist until 2001.

The music is a mixture of traditional and original praise songs with a rock style. It is considered to be more diverse musically than the band's first, straight forward hard rock, praise album. Most of the original songs were penned by band founder Bob Hartman (except "Song of Moses" that was written by former keyboardist Jim Cooper and well-known musician Brian Wooten).

The title song features lead singer John Schlitt pairing up with producer and fellow singer John Elefante and singer Lou Gramm (from Foreigner).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "Song of Moses, Rev. – 15:3-4" (Words & Music by Jim Cooper and Brian Wooten) – 4:17
  2. "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High" (Words & Music by Rick Founds) – 3:02
  3. "Be of Good Cheer" – 3:55
  4. "Show Your Power" (Words & Music by Kevin Prosch) – 4:10
  5. "I Love You Lord" (Words & Music by Laurie Klein) – 3:53
  6. "The Holiest Name" – 3:34
  7. "Let Our Voices Rise Like Incense" (Words & Music by Linda Whitmer-Bell) – 2:29
  8. "Ancient of Days" (Words & Music by Gary Sadler and Jamie Harvill)– 3:52
  9. "I Waited For The Lord on High" (Words & Music by Bill Batstone) – 2:47
  10. "Lovely Lord" – 4:25
  11. Medley – 5:58
    • "Only by Grace" (Words & Music by Gerrit Gustafson)
    • "To Him Who Sits on the Throne" (Words & Music by Debbye Graafsma)
    • "You Are Holy" (Words & Music by Scott Wesley Brown)
  12. "We Need Jesus" (Words & Music by Scott Springer, John & Dino Elefante) – 4:14




Guest musicians[edit]

  • Dan Needham
  • Matt Pearson
  • Jeff "Max" Roach
  • Gary Burnett
  • Scott Denté
  • George Marinelli
  • John Elefante - guest vocals
  • Lou Gramm - guest vocals ("We Need Jesus")



  • Engineered by Joe Baldridge and Dino Elefante
  • Overdub Engineer - Richie Biggs
  • Assistant Engineer - Tim Coyle, Daryl Roudebush
  • Mixed by Steve Marcantonio
  • Recorded and Mixed at The Sound Kitchen, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Additional Overdubs at The Border, Battery, The Snack Bar
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME