General John Larsson (Ret.) plays Jesus Folk and Spirit!


New CD now available

 The second in the series of CDs featuring John Larsson playing piano arrangements of songs from the Gowans and Larsson musicals has now been released. The CD highlights music from two of their most influential works: Jesus Folk and Spirit! A Latino version of Spirit! was recently launched by the Western Territory.

Many of the 32 songs featured are well known—10 of them made it into the current edition of The Salvation Army Song Book. “The lyrics of these songs,” writes General Larsson (Ret.), “have become part of the mental furniture of thousands of Salvationists, often without them knowing that they originated in one of these two musicals.”

Other favorites include “He came to give us life in all its fullness,” “You know I love you,” “Ask, ask, ask and it shall be given,” “Burning, burning” and “To be like Jesus.” The CD comes with a booklet containing the song words written by General John Gowans (Ret).

The first CD in the series, featuring music from Take-over Bid and Hosea, was released by SP&S last year and has been one of its best selling recordings since.

John Larsson plays Jesus Folk and Spirit! is available from the territorial resource department, online at–as is also the first CD in the series. Visit for further information and sample tracks.

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