Album cover

Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out is the eleventh studio album from Christian rock band Petra. It was released in October 3, 1989 by DaySpring Records. It is their first album under that label, and overall their first praise album.

Album historyEdit

The album was recorded at various studios:

Mixing was also done at Pakaderm Studio, except for the songs "Take Me In" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" which were mixed by Bret Teegarden and Tommy Greer at Duckworth Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Live songs were recorded at Trunks Arena.

Like most of Petra's previous albums, Petra Praise was mastered at Future Disc in Los Angeles.


Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out won a Dove Award in the category of Best Recorded Music Packaging in 1990.

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Love the Lord" (Words by Bob Hartman) – 3:35
  2. "King of Kings" (Words & Music by Saphie Conty and Naomi Batya) – 1:47
  3. "Jesus, Jesus, Glorious One" (Words & Music by Curtis Peifer) – 2:18
  4. "The Battle Belongs to the Lord" (Words & Music by Jamie Owens-Collins) – 3:04
  5. "Take Me In" (Words & Music by Dave Browning) – 4:11
  6. "Salvation Belongs to Our God" (Words & Music by Adrian Turner and Pat Howard) – 2:56
  7. "The King of Glory Shall Come In" (Words & Music by Hartman) – 3:10
  8. "No Weapon Formed Against Us" (Unknown Author) – 1:44
  9. "I Will Celebrate/When the Spirit of the Lord" (Words & Music by Linda Duvall) – 4:15
  10. "I Will Sing Praise" (Words & Music by Jacque DeShetler) – 2:45
  11. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (Words & Music by Bill Ancira) – 4:12
  12. "Friends (All in the Family of God)" (Words & Music by John Wierick) – 4:20
  13. "I Will Call Upon the Lord" (Words & Music by Michael O'Shields) – 3:48
  14. "We Exalt Thee" (Words & Music by Pete Sanchez) – 3:46



Petra praise band cropped

Petra Praise back cover picture (l to r: Cates, Lawry, Schlitt, Hartman, Weaver

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