Hymns, Vol. 2

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2018
Released 2018
Hymns Vol. 2 is a collection of traditional hymns rearranged for a more modern, contemporary sound. It is what church sounds like in Josiah Ruff's head.
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I decided to do a hymns album because
1. I love the songs
2. The lyrics affirm my faith
3. I felt I could add a modern feel to classic songs that I've grown up singing.
As I rediscovered these songs I reconnected with the faith I had as I learned them in the past and married them to the sound that God has given me right now.

Hymns Volume 2 is a compilation of traditional hymns rearranged for …
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Leaning (On the Everlasting Arms)

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2016
Released 2016
Contemporary gospel song with jazz influences reminiscent of famous soul bands of the 70's, Josiah Ruff delivers a wonderful twist on an old favorite hymn.
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Once again Josiah delivers a polished hymn in his own way. A little bit of jazz, r&b, funk and gospel infuses this tastefully done classic. For those of you who love the message of hymns and love to hear them delivered in new and innovative ways, let your ears feast on this anthem of praise.

I Would Be Like Jesus

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2016
Released 2016
A contemporary take on a traditional hymn. A beautiful arrangement by Josiah Ruff.
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Hymns don’t get enough credit for their importance these days. But when I find myself alone with my thoughts or when I’m in worship it’s often the hymns of my youth that come to mind. The lyrics are uplifting and faith affirming. When coupled with gracefully executed vocals over a bed of heavenly contemporary music the marriage is not only a thing of beauty but divinely inspired. This song takes me back …
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Awesome

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2015
Ruffisticated Music
Released 2015
Ruffisticated Music
Josiah Ruff has crafted an album that feels as refreshing as a breezy lakeside weekend getaway. The sound washes over you like an ocean mist. This project invigorates, relaxes, and inspires you to worship, praise and reflect on God’s love for you.
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From beginning to end Awesome is saturated with praise and worship and spiritual themes that will stay with you from now until eternity. Prepare to lift your hands, prepare to bow down, prepare to to spend precious moments with the ultimate lover of your soul. Rare indeed in an age of over-the-top hype, fireworks, and blaring-noise-masquerading-as-music, is the discovery of an honest & sincere expression of the heart. Josiah Ruff has crafted an album that feels …
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Hymns, Vol. 1

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2012
Ruffisticated Music
Released 2012
Ruffisticated Music
Sacred hymns as interpreted by Josiah Ruff.
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I have a song that Jesus gave me and today you, dear listener, have stumbled upon a few of them. Hymns Vol. 1 is a collection of sacred songs that have touched my heart in times of trial and peace, rejoicing and sorrow. Every song was carefully chosen and is accompanied by a unique testimony declaring the faithfulness of God. I pray that as you listen to the music that you meditate on words of the …
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Faith Comes By Hearing

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2012
Released 2012
Faith Comes By Hearing, Josiah Ruff's fourth title, is a powerful blend of gospel themes woven together by a voice drenched in earnest soulful feeling and sincerity.
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FAITH COME BY HEARING

If you are looking to be encouraged, enlightened, refreshed and uplifted by music that sounds like a montage of Boyz II Men, Take 6, Fred Hammond, Anthony Evans, Brian McKnight and Men of Standard, then this is the album for you!

Singer, songwriter, producer, husband, father, man of God, Josiah Ruff is a gifted musician with a passion for delivering God breathed messages through song. With this fourth release, "Faith Comes By …
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Tell Me the Story of Jesus

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2011
Ruffisticated Music
Released 2011
Ruffisticated Music
This long awaited Christmas album features traditional classics featuring silky smooth vocals.
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'Tell Me the Story of Jesus' is the long awaited Christmas release from Josiah Ruff. The album features eleven wonderful classic Christmas songs including "Oh Holy Night," and "Joy to the World". The title song, "Tell Me the Story of Jesus", isn't your traditional Christmas classic but it masterfully sets the scene and the tone for the whole album.
The story is told about the Savior's first coming and how 'when the fullness of time …
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Let Me Be

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2008
Released 2008
A soulful collection of songs from a heart that cries out to God.
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Are some people destined to be just a little different, just a little better at "it" than the average joe?  Just born to be what so many wish they were, just meant to be what too many profess to be in vain? 

Take Josiah Ruff, for example. 

Born in Seattle, WA, November 15, 1980, he debuted with his first solo vocal performance at the Fresno Westside Church, at the age of 8 yrs. old.  Piano lessons followed starting …
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Run To Jesus

by Josiah Ruff

Released 2007
Released 2007
Warm comfort for a cold world.
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Our everyday interactions give insight to who we are. Our song gives a reflection of our heart and intentions. Josiah Ruff's song is that of spiritual practicality. There are times when the walk with God, evolves into jogs and sprints, and periods when you're at a standstill. Through his music Josiah gives recognition to these struggles that are easily identifiable to anyone. He exposes his own imperfections in his song "Stand," and expresses to the …
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