1979 Matthew Ward – Toward Eternity

Toward Eternity is the debut album by Matthew Ward, released in 1979.

Matthew Ward (born February 15, 1958) is one of the pioneers of the Jesus music genre, later to be called contemporary Christian music. He is best known as a member of the trio 2nd Chapter of Acts, in which he sang and performed with his sisters Annie Herring and Nellie (Ward) Greisen. During his musical career with the 2nd Chapter of Acts from 1973 to 1988.

Tracks

1  It’s All Right (Annie Herring) 2:33
2  Soft Spot (Annie Herring) 3:43
3  Noah’s Song (Phil Keagy) 3:56
4  Till the Walls Fall Down (Keith Green, Matthew Ward, Phil Keagy) 2:29
5  Gotta Do Better Than This (Keith Green) 3:24
6  Your Love Came Over Me (Keith Green, Todd Fishkind) 4:11
7  Hold On (Annie Herring, Buck Herring, Michael Omartian) 3:15
8  Angels Unaware (Annie Herring, Matthew Ward) 2:14
9  Summer Snow (Keith Green, Melody Green) 3:40
10  The Vineyard (Annie Herring) 2:20

Media

Musicians

1 It’s All Right

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Piano Tom Keene
Percussion Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


2 Soft Spot

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Piano Tom Keene
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


3 Noah’s Song

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


4 Till the Walls Fall Down

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Piano Tom Keene
Percussion Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


5 Gotta Do Better Than This

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Piano Keith Green
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Percussion Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


6 Your Love Came Over Me

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Piano Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


7 Hold On

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Fender Rhodes Michael Omartian
Vocals Matthew Ward


8 Angels Unaware

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums David Kemper
Guitar Phil Keaggy
Piano Tom Keene
Vocals Matthew Ward


9 Summer Snow

Piano Keith Green
Vocals Matthew Ward


10 The Vineyard

Piano Tom Keene
Vocals Matthew Ward

Liner Notes

Producer – Buck Herring
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Tom Keene (Tracks 2, 3, 9)
Arranged By (Horn Arrangement) – Michael Omartian (Track 7)
Engineer – Buck Herring

Artwork By (Cover Design, Illustration) – Larry McAdams
Photography – David Pavol

Recorded at Buckskin Studios, Northridge, CA
Recorded at Sunwest Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA.