Sword Album Discography
By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: July 20, 2001

By all indications, this was Word's attempt to run a budget label. The content tended to be reissues of Word or Canaan albums, the artwork was minimal and of the "cut and paste" variety, and the graphics were sometimes sloppy. Vinyl was...ahem...less than stellar.

The S-1400 series was mono, and the SS-2400 series was stereo, with corresponding last two digits. All record numbers, both mono and stereo, had a suffix of "-LP", so for example, the full catalog number of the stereo version of 2421 was SS-2421-LP.

The label was red with black print. The logo was at the top of the label, and featured a stylized "S" followed by "WORD" in block capitals, with a sword pointing downward through the "O".

The Sword Records which operated from 1964-1967 was apparently a subsidiary of Word Records in Waco, Texas. It should not be confused with the Sword Records started in the 1970s by the Mark Five company.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Sword or Word Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (many of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2001 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

S-1400/SS-2400 - Preludes to Faith - Kurt Kaiser with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra [1964]

S-1401/SS-2401 - I Need Thee Every Hour - Jack Holcomb [1964]

S-1402/SS-2402 - How Great Thou Art - Lorraine Morrison [1964] Stereo version is electronic stereo. Reissue of 1957 album How Great Thou Art [Word W-3019-LP]. How Great Thou Art/I've Found A Friend/Jesus, Son Of God/We Shall See His Face/On What A Day/Beyond The Sunset/Let Him In/I Am His/Then Jesus Came/I Have Been Born Again/In The Secret Of His Presence/I Have Found A Hiding Place

S-1403/SS-2403 - Bill Pearce... Voice and Trombone - Bill Pearce [1964] Stereo version is electronic stereo. Reissue of 1958 album Vocal and Trombone Solos [Word W-3026-LP]. He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions/And Can It Be/Let Us Break Bread Together/When I See The Face Of Jesus/When I Can Read My Title Clear/So Send I You//All Creatures of Our God And King/For All My Sin/Sound The Battle Cry/Heaven Must Be Wonderful/Little David Play On Your Harp/In Tenderness He Sought Me

S-1404/SS-2404 - Jesus Is Calling - World Vision Quartet [1964]

S-1405/SS-2405 - Peace Be Still - Lew Charles [1964] Stereo version is electronic stereo.

S-1406/SS-2406 - Moody Chorale - Don Hustad [1964] Stereo version is electronic stereo.

S-1407/SS-2407 - Frank Boggs Sings for You - Frank Boggs [1964] Stereo version is electronic stereo. Reissue of the 1956 album Frank Boggs Sings for You [Word W-3004-LP]. Battle Hymn of the Republic/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Wonderful Peace/Bless This House/Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen/Amazing Grace/I Wonder As I Wander/Church In the Wildwood/Prayer Perfect/Softly And Tenderly/America the Beautiful/God Of Our Fathers/Were You There

S-1408 - The Kid's Bible Club - Uncle Earl & Kid's Bible Club [1964] Issued in mono only.

S-1409 - The Kid's Bible Club at Christmastime - Uncle Earl & Kid's Bible Club [1964] Issued in mono only.


S-1411/SS-2411 - Thunderstones of Praise - Ronnie Avalon [1965]

S-1412/SS-2412 - Hymntime Singalong - Jerry Barnes [1965] Medley: Lily of the Valley, Trust & Obey/Medley: Shall We Gather, Come Thou Fount, I Will Sing the Wondrous Story/Medley: More About Jesus, Wonderful Words/Medley: Great Physician, Faith Is the Victory/Medley: My Savior's Love, Jesus Loves Even Me, Near the Cross/Medley: Glory To His Name, When We All get To Heaven, No Not One!/Medley: He Hideth My Soul, Blessed Assurance, Hiding In Three Refrain

S-1413/SS-2413 - Everybody's Favorites - Les Barnett [1965] Shall We Gather?/Trusting Jesus/Bring Your Vessels/Through Your Sins Be as Scarlet/Church In the Wildwood/Jewels/Church's One Foundation/Lead Me/Only Trust Him/Blessed Quietness/Rock of Ages/Amazing Grace/Moment By Moment/Great Is Thy Faithfulness/When the Roll Is Called/O For a 1000 Tongues/Tell It To Jesus/Come Thou Fount/My Burdens/Is Your All On the Altar

S-1414/SS-2414 - In My Heart...A Melody - Camp of the Woods Band & Choir [1965] In My Heart A Melody/My Song/V Is For Victory/Down From His Glory/Jesus Loves Me/Mighty Fortress/Song of the Soul/Bach Cantata No. 78/My Heavenly Father/I Walked Today/His Eye Is on the Sparrow

S-1415 - More Mrs. Miggsy - Mildred Krentel [1966] Mrs. Miggsy is a rhyming storyteller.

S-1416/SS-2416 - Music Is the Sound of Christmas - Various Artists [1965]

S-1417/SS-2417 - Songs of the Islands - Lorin Whitney & Bud Tutmarc [1966]

S-1418/SS-2418 - The Melody Four Quartet - Melody Four Quartet [1966] Travel On/No Hidin' Place/Praise, My Soul/He Was Wounded/Gospel train/O Could I Speak/Leave Your Heavy Burdens/Sands of Time/Certn'y/Come To Me/I Want To Be Like Jesus/And Can It Be

S-1419/SS-2419 - Just a Little While - Dick Anthony & Singing Men [1966]


S-1421/SS-2421 - Golden Favorites with the Florida Boys - Florida Boys Quartet [1967] Where Shall I Be?/Beyond The Sunset/I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go/My Mother's Bible/Down By The Riverside//Farther Along/God Will Take Care Of You/Battle Hymn Of The Republic/I Must Tell Jesus/He'll Understand And Say Well Done

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