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A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band

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Released  October 26, 1993
Length  49:33
Release date  26 October 1993
Label  Reunion Records
Recorded  1993
Artist  Rich Mullins
Producer  Reed Arvin
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A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band (1993)  Brother's Keeper (1995)
Genre  Contemporary Christian music
Similar  Rich Mullins albums, Contemporary Christian music albums

A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band is the seventh album by American singer-songwriter Rich Mullins, released in 1993. The album was very well received, and received the third place in the book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music (2001).


"A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band" is an example of a concept album, as stated in the liner notes by Mullins and album producer Reed Arvin:

Cuts 2-6 of this album loosely follow the pattern of a liturgy - a tool used for collective worship. In it there is proclamation, praise, confession of sin, affirmation of faith and celebration of grace. Cuts 7-12 are a consideration of our "secular" heritage, issues and ideas that play themselves out in the history of our country.

"How To Grow Up Big And Strong" was recorded in honor of its writer, singer Mark Heard, who died in 1992.

Track listing

  1. "Here In America" (Rich Mullins) – 3:57
  2. Appeared on compilation Songs 2 1999
  3. " – 52:10" (Rich Mullins) – 3:45
  4. "The Color Green" (Rich Mullins) – 5:41
  5. "Hold Me Jesus" (Rich Mullins) – 3:06
  6. Appeared on compilation Songs 1996
  7. "Creed" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 5:24
  8. Appeared on compilation Songs 1996
  9. "Peace (A Communion Blessing from St. Joseph's Square)" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 5:23
  10. Appeared on compilation Songs 2 1999
  11. "78 Eatonwood Green" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 2:22
  12. "Hard" (Rich Mullins) – 3:51
  13. "I'll Carry On" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 3:53
  14. "You Gotta Get Up (Christmas Song)" (Rich Mullins) – 2:37
  15. "How To Grow Up Big And Strong" (Mark Heard) – 5:31
  16. "Land Of My Sojourn" (Rich Mullins and Beaker) – 4:03


  • Rich Mullins: vocals, hammered dulcimer, piano
  • Jimmy Abegg: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Rick Elias: acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Billy Crockett: acoustic guitar
  • Beaker: dulcimer
  • Lee Lundgren: keyboards, squeezebox, hooter, organ
  • Danny O'Lannerty: acoustic bass guitar, electric bass
  • Chris McHugh: drums
  • Eric Darken: percussion
  • Background vocals by Judson Spence, Michael Mellett, Linda Elias, Nicki Lundgren, and Jarrod Brown.
  • Production

  • Produced by Reed Arvin.
  • Engineered by Tom Laune.
  • Songs

    1Here in America3:58
    3The Color Green5:42


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