Originally released only on cassette tape, these twelve songs have
been digitally remastered. MP3 download only.
*NOTE - It was Jay's original intent to include the Holy Communion setting
in it's entirety with both music and spoken text in
Rock Hymnal (vol.1).
However, at the time, the ALC, LCA, LCMS, and ELCC had established a
policy that did not allow composers to write their own settings of the
liturgical texts that were proprietary to LBW. The two songs that were
affected by that policy in this case were "Worthy Is Christ" (This Is the Feast),
and "Let the Vineyards Be Fruitful." Eventually that policy was modified in a
way that allowed publication of new settings, but not as part of a hymnal or
song collection. By that time, Jay had decided to publish this collection
without printing or recording those texts as a way of drawing attention to
this policy controlling their use. Rock Hymnal vol.2 was too far along in
production to make the necessary changes. Click here
to read the full explanation as printed in the book.
Full-length MP3 files - 44.1 kHz, 160kbps - 43.1mb