Ray Bevan - Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs

Saturday 1st June 1991
Ray Bevan - Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
Ray Bevan - Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The mounting popularity down the years of Welsh praise and inspirational singer Ray Bevan has been one of the unexpected phenomenon of the strange world of Britain's Christian music scene. Recording low-budget albums for a small independent, Chapel Lane Productions, with limited promotion and distribution, Ray has nevertheless built up a huge following, particularly among the thousands blessed by his inspired music ministry at large gatherings like the Reinhardt Bonke Crusades. Now Ray has taken the inevitable step and signed to Word (UK) and this, his first Word album, shows an improvement of production values (courtesy of Mal Pope) and the usual mixture of contemporary-tinged inspirational songs and more traditional worship material. Standouts are the beautiful hymn "Love Divine" and "Worship And Adore" with its totally unexpected reggae accompaniment. Not everyone will enjoy Ray's high, nasal, somewhat mannered vocals, but as an anointed minister of the gospel there are few in Christian music his equal.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Meloney Watson in Ennerdale @ 21:37 on Jun 5 2017

Where can i get Ray Bevan's sample tracks listed above please.

Posted by Joe Clegg-Lamptey in Accra, Ghana @ 00:55 on May 23 2015

I wish to purchase Psalms Hymns and Spiritual songs. I used to own a copy when I lived in the UK. PLEASE how may I purchase a copy? Cannot find it anywhere

Posted by Sam Ayensu-Aikins in Ghana @ 09:40 on Sep 20 2013

Pastor Ray, God Bless You. We use to have your cassette on Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, but it was in the 90's and we have lost it along the line. We have been searching for the album to no avail until i found it on the internet. Unfortunately Credit Cards are not common here in this part of my world. Is there a way of getting hold of this album (Songs, Hymns & Spiritual Songs) again. Thanks

Posted by Glisson in Rhema South - Johannesburg @ 18:59 on Sep 20 2009

Ps Ray has always been a blessing to us here at Rhema South. He will be here from the 23-27th September 2009 at the Secret Place Conference

Posted by Sheila Watkins in Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs. @ 01:05 on Jul 30 2009

I heard Ray sing a song called "It was enough" at Carmel church in Denton many years ago and it touched me so much.Could anyone tell me where I could get hold of it?

Posted by funke ejeh in Nigeria @ 16:18 on May 7 2009

I'm a worship leader and i used to have one of Ray Bevan's audio cassettes back in the 90's. can't remember the title of the album, but the tracks blessed me exceedingly. it had tracks like: 1. what a friend we have in Jesus
2. worship and adore
3. Go into the world
4. be bold be strong
5. blessed assurance
6. Abba Father I love you etc

I'll be glad if you could help send me a copy.


Posted by frosty in Gravesend.UK @ 02:09 on Jun 21 2008

Not sure if it you or name sake but when i was with God few years back it blessed me with song, I believe, song started " who'ld have thought long ago in a manger lay. Loved this song and lost it Please help.Jay.GBU

Posted by trevor bevan in Bridgend @ 16:13 on Apr 6 2008

Ray I met you in Bethlehem Church longtime ago my name Trevor Bevan

Reply by Anthony Corsy in Kaduna State, Nigeria @ 17:22 on Jul 28 2009

Pastor Ray, I got born again the first time I went to Church and the Choir sang "Love Divine" that was in 1993 I even bought the CD but misplaced it and since then I can find it any where to buy. please, how do i get the whole album to buy

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