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Whitney Houston – The Preacher’s Wife (Soundtrack)

Whitney Houston

10 songs on the album The Preacher's Wife (1996)

  • Joy
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd
  • He's All Over Me
  • I Love The Lord
  • Hold On, Help Is On The Way
  • I Go To The Rock
  • Step By Step (Remix)
  • Joy To The World
  • Who Would Imagine A King?
  • I Believe In You And Me

Merv's Roles: ActorArrangerConductorMusical DirectorOrchestratorPianist/KeyboardistProducerSongwriter/LyricistVocalist

Genres: ChoralHolidayInspirationalJazzOrchestralPopTraditionalVocal

Merv produced and arranged all of Whitney’s performances in this hit film. He also wrote the lyrics and music for the movie’s featured song, “Who Would Imagine A King?”He also appears in the film as the pianist in the jazz club “Jazzy’s.”


  • In the jazz-club scene, Lionel Ritchie takes Merv’s place at the piano. But when Lionel begins to play, he’s actually “miming” to a performance that Merv had recorded previously.
  • The soundtrack to The Preacher’s Wife is reported to be the best-selling “gospel” album of all time.