A Ragamuffin Band

A Ragamuffin Band was a musical group founded by Rich Mullins in 1993, when he gathered friends from other bands to back him on his A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band album. The band continued to record and tour with Mullins, and even carried on after his 1997 death. The group's name is derived from Brennan Manning's 1990 book The Ragamuffin Gospel, which defines ragamuffins as "the burdened, the wobbly and weak-kneed, the inconsistent, unsteady disciples... the smart people who know they are stupid... the honest disciples who admit they are scalawags".[1][2][3][4]

A Ragamuffin Band
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresChristian music, folk, rock
Years active1993–2000
LabelsReunion, Myrrh
Past members

On February 2, 2019 the band reunited to perform The Jesus Record in its entirety with several guest artists to raise funds for member Rick Elias, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer the previous year.[5] Elias died two months later on April 2, 2019.


Prayers of a RagamuffinEdit

Prayers of a Ragamuffin, released on January 4, 2000, is the fourth and final album by A Ragamuffin Band, and their only album that's not part of a project by Mullins.

track listing
  1. "Make Me an Instrument" (5:41)
  2. "Nothing You Don't Know" (4:43)
  3. "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (3:49)
  4. "Faith, Hope and Love" (5:03)
  5. "Help Thou My Unbelief" (5:42)
  6. "My Heart Already Knows" (5:16)
  7. "Bouncing Off the Ceiling" (4:08)
  8. "God Grant Me Tears" (5:02)
  9. "Shout" (2:40)
  10. "We'll Be Together Again" hidden track (11:07)


  1. ^ Selleck, Linda (April 1998). "A Ragamuffin Music Man: Rich Mullins". Friends United Meeting. Archived from the original on July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
  2. ^ Tarrant, Rick (October 11, 1997). "The Countdown Magazine Remembers Rich Mullins". Communion Communications. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
  3. ^ Rivers, Jon (1993). "Music and More". Compassion International. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
  4. ^ Mullins, David and Robin (2009). "Kid Brothers". Kid Brothers. Archived from the original on May 29, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
  5. ^ utrmedia. "Review: The Jesus Record LIVE - Franklin, TN". UTR Media. Retrieved March 10, 2019.