Building upon his first two albums, Greg Long's 1998 release Jesus Saves is predominately CCM in nature. He blends upbeat adult contemporary sounds with touches of inspirational and gospel to form a project that may not be as musically or lyrically strong as Cross My Heart and Days of Grace, but definitely compares in style and content.
True to the project's title, the album's overriding theme is the mercy of God. "Man of Sorrows," an upbeat, electric guitar-carried song, looks at the crucifixion, while the moderately paced semi-piano ballad "Mercy Said No" speaks of God persistent love. The project also includes "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" and the album's first radio single, "We Love You Jesus."
|We Love You Jesus / John Elefante / Greg Long||Greg Long||4:56|
|First Greatest Wonder / Don Koch||Greg Long||4:35|
|Jesus Saves / Joe Beck / Don Koch / Bryan White||Greg Long||4:17|
|Mercy Said No / Don Koch / Greg Long||Greg Long||4:47|
|Man of Sorrows / David Batteau / Darrell Brown||Greg Long||4:53|
|Everything Is Gonna Be All Right / Joel Lindsey / Greg Long||Greg Long||4:03|
|Prove That by Me / Jack Routh / Randy Sharp||Greg Long||4:29|
|Life / Browning, David / Joel Lindsey / Greg Long||Greg Long||3:11|
|More Like Jesus / Joe Beck / Connie Harrington / Greg Long||Greg Long||4:39|
|I Saw an Angel Tonight / Jim Daneker / Chris Harris / Phil Madeira||Greg Long||7:58|