|Genre:||Americana / Folk Rock / Alternative Rock|
|Label:||Fingerprint Records (FCD 9601)|
Orphans of God is a 1996 two-CD compilation of songs performed by various artists in tribute to songwriter Mark Heard. Recorded and released after Heard's death in 1992, proceeds from the album benefit the Heard Family Fund. This album was listed at #25 in the book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.
Some of the tracks had been released in 1994 as part of the single disc collection Strong Hand of Love. One song from that album, Phil Keaggy's version of “I Always Do,” was replaced by his version of “Everything is Alright.” Two tracks were dropped: “Castaway” by Bruce Carroll and “How to Grow Up Big and Strong” by Rich Mullins.
(*) Tracks that had appeared on 1994's Strong Hand of Love.