The blood will never lose its power

The blood will never lose its power. Andraé Crouch* (1942-2015). Written when Crouch was 15, this is the title of two stanzas, beginning ‘The blood that Jesus shed for me’, and a refrain, ‘it reaches to the highest mountain,/ it flows to the lowest valley’. Since its performance by Andraé Crouch and the Disciples and its inclusion on their CD ‘Take the message everywhere’ (1969) it has been a staple of gospel singing groups and their audiences. The COGICS recorded it in 1962, a song that continues to be one of his most popular compositions. The song then appeared on the debut Disciples album, Take the Message Everywhere (1968) produced by Ralph Carmichael* for Manna Music. The following is...

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