Lorne Matthews (June 20, 1941 - )


Lorne Matthews was born on June 20, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his music education as a pianist at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. His first professional Southern Gospel experience was with the Benson Brothers Quartet in the 1950s. He was also a member of the King's Men Trio, the Landmark Quartet, the Salton Brothers, the McDuff Brothers, The Lorne Matthews Family.

He joined the Cathedral Quartet in 1971. He left the group the following year to once again tour with his family. He briefly returned to the Cathedrals in 1979 but was convinced by a promoter to leave the group along with George Amon Webster and Roy Tremble and form a new group, The Brothers. That group disbanded after two years. Matthews then organized his own solo tour, Keyboards For The King.

Lorne Matthews has received many awards throughout his career in Southern Gospel music. He was inducted into the Piano Roll Of Honor Hall Of Fame and received the Living Legend Award? for his many years in Gospel music, both in 2003. He has performed in many nations around the world and continues to perform his musical ministry today.

Solo Discography

1969 Sing And Play (Golden Shield Records/LPS 123): It's Different Now; The Wonder Of It All; Remind Me Dear Lord; The Lord's Prayer; Assurance March; Neither Do I Condemn Thee; We've Come This Far By Faith; The Old Time Preacher Man; Where Will You Be; Sunrise Tomorrow; It Is No Secret; I've Been To Calvary (with Jimmie Ruth Matthews (vocals, piano, organ)).

1969 I'm Going To Drink At The Fountain (Melody Mark Records/LP 126): I'm Going To Drink At The Fountain; Something Worth Living For; I'll Leave It All Behind; V Is For Victory; I'm On My Way; Testimony Songs: Jesus Is All The World To Me/No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus; Had It Not Been; I Believe; Old Campmeeting; Follow Me; Why Should I Worry Or Fret; Joy In The Camp (with Jimmie Ruth Matthews (vocals, piano)).

1970 Distinctive Gospel Styles (Golden Shield Records/LPS 134): Fairest Lord Jesus; God Leads Us Along; Jesus Name I Love; Battle Hymn Of The Republic; Ivory Palaces; Overshadowed; Meeting In The Air; Jericho Road; The Battle Of Jericho; No Greater Love.

1973 Gospel Hits (Piano & Organ) (Melody Mark Records/32145): Sheltered In The Arms Of God; Let's Just Praise The Lord; Tears Are A Language God Understands; Unseen Hand; The Family Of God; The Lord's Prayer; The Broken Vessel; There Is A River; I Find No Fault In Him; Because He Lives; The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power; Redemption Draweth Nigh (with Jimmie Ruth Matthews (organ)).

1973 Not A Word Was Spoken (Melody Mark Records/LPS 100): Eastern Gate; A Thing Called Love; I Should Have Been Crucified; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; The Lighthouse; Turn Your Radio On; If God Is Dead; Send The Light; In The Garden; Gospel Ship.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

All Things Are Mine
Bridge Of Forgiveness
Brother I'm In It
Closer Than A Brother
Devil's Secret
Glory To The Father
I'm Going To Drink At The Fountain
Just The Way You Are
Millions Dying
Morning Song
Songs Of Praise
Suffer The Children
You Wanted Me

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