Whitney Houston's gospel star mother Cissy has released her first album in 15 years.
The Grammy Award winner has been largely absent from the industry in recent years and her last record, Count Your Blessings, hit U.S. stores in 1997.
But now, just three months after the tragic passing of her daughter, Cissy Houston has thrown her heart back into her music and given fans a newreason to smile with her latest effort, Walk on By Faith.
The 78 year old first began work on the album last year (11) and the collection, which was released on iTunes this week (begs07May12), contains a poignantly-titled track called Living Shall Not Be In Vain.
Whitney Houston was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room bathtub on11 February (12), aged 48.