Petra On-Fire

Album cover

On Fire! is the tenth studio album from Christian rock band Petra. It was released in 1988 by Star Song Records. It is the first album to feature bassist Ronny Cates.

Album historyEdit

On Fire! was recorded and mixed at Pakaderm Studio in Los Alamitos, California by brothers John and Dino Elefante. Additional recording was done at Woodland Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Mastering was done at Future Disc Systems by Steve Hall.


On Fire! was the fifth Petra album to be nominated for a Grammy Award. It was nominated in the category of Best Performance by a Gospel Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus.

On Fire! also won a Dove Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "All Fired Up" – 4:30
  2. "Hit You Where You Live" (Music by Billy Smiley and Dino Elefante) – 4:20
  3. "Mine Field" – 4:28
  4. "First Love" (Music by John Elefante) – 4:10
  5. "Defector" – 4:30
  6. "Counsel Of The Holy" (Words & Music by John Lawry & Danny Kingen) – 3:37
  7. "Somebody's Gonna Praise His Name" – 4:02
  8. "Open Book" – 4:28
  9. "Stand In The Gap" – 4:10
  10. "Homeless Few" (Music by John Lawry) – 4:33



Petra band On Fire 1988

On Fire! promotional picture (l to r: Lawry, Weaver, Schlitt, Hartman, Cates

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