Morris Chapman, Maranatha! Singers - Live Worship With Morris Chapman And The Maranatha! Singers

Sunday 1st July 1990
Morris Chapman, Maranatha! Singers - Live Worship With Morris Chapman And The Maranatha! Singers
Morris Chapman, Maranatha! Singers - Live Worship With Morris Chapman And The Maranatha! Singers

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Maranatha 0596

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Reviewed by Denise Murray

I must admit that I thought that this was going to be just another praise and worship album, on which chorus after chorus would be churned out with little atmosphere.  I was pleasantly mistaken, because from start to finish this finely produced live album was worthy of its 'worship' title. The Maranatha Singers led by black American worship singer/composer Morris Chapman, are not your average 'praise' backing singers, they came over as highly talented, accurate, even if basic, har-monisers. The album starts off at a pretty swift pace and gradually slows down, but never grinds to a halt. My favourites are "Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord" which is based on Proverbs 18:10.  Repetitive, sure, but still a great chorus. The harmonies on "All Heaven Declares" give the song a reverent feel.  It's encouraging to see choruses by British writers Chris Bowater and Graham Kendrick featured on a US praise album.  I recommend 'Live Worship', as a compilation of great choruses: some well known and others which are easy to learn. My only criticism is that on "Alleluia" Morris sounds as if his head's im­mersed in a bucket of water!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Joyce in London @ 09:04 on Aug 3 2016

I am in search of Morris Chapman's audio cd where "righteous one" and "am your child" is. These two tracks are very inspiring.

Posted by abraham iyanda in lagos nigeria @ 09:12 on Apr 12 2013

morris chapman is my spiritual and music mentor. I am a musician who God used morris to greatly tutor and inspire without ever seeing him in person but through listening to his songs. back then his cassettes never left my stereo, and peradventure it did, it would be in my Walkman. he was such an important icon in early years of becoming born again and leading songs in church. how I wish someday he would come to Nigeria.

Posted by William Taylor in Arkansas @ 22:44 on Feb 9 2013

I am searching for chord sheet or sheet music to the song "I Feel The Rain" by Morris Chapman!

Posted by Thassidi Thene in us @ 21:48 on Aug 27 2009

looking for morris chapman song. not sure of title. some of the words are: when i was just a little child and me and jesus we're just best friends. has a fast rhythm and blues style. please help

Reply by G. in Johnson @ 18:55 on Apr 14 2010

The name of the song is "longtime friends" It is on the album Longtime friends.

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Posted by terri judy in uk @ 07:26 on Jul 15 2009

Can someone please tell me how I can get the CD "Live Worship by Morris Chapman and the Maranatha Singers? I would appreciate it.

Posted by Bonita in Austin, Texas @ 13:18 on May 5 2009

I am very interested in knowing if Morris Chapman still tours the country. There are those of us who would literally walk miles to hear this great singer. Can anyone advise me on this? I have been unable to find anything on the web.

Posted by chin in Mo @ 22:38 on Sep 20 2008

I want to purchase , Live worship with Terry Clark and the Maranatha singers. and that of Bob Fits too. But I cannot find the cds anywhere.. Where can I find them?

Posted by Tunji Onaleye in Manchester @ 06:33 on Jul 26 2008

Its my greatest priviledge to have come across a gospel aritiste in the class of Morris Chapman. God used him and the likes of Terry Clark, Bob Fitts, Ron Kenoly and Don Moen to laid a solid foundation for my worship life and ministry. Im so thankful for their his life.

Posted by Beverly in Oklahoma @ 23:50 on Jun 30 2008

I would like to have the song that Morris Chapman and the Maranatha singers recorded back in the '90's. The name of it was: "With All of My Heart". I want it for a ringtone for my cell phone but I'm finding that it's much harder to locate than I ever dreamed. I've heard the newer versions but they don't stack up to the old one, that's why I'm looking for it. If you can help, I'd be very grateful.

Posted by William Riley in Toledo, Oregon @ 20:51 on May 28 2008

I am in search of the "Lately"Song Book. I would like to be able to play these songs in church and give all the Glory to God. PLEASE contact me if anyone knows where I can find this song book - "Lately"!

Reply by William Taylor in Hotsprings AR @ 22:34 on Apr 12 2012

Did you ever find the songbook "Lately" by Morris Chapman? I have been trying to find that one as well, if you know how I can obtain it please let me know!

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