Cardboard Box










 

UNEMPLOYMENT BLUES

You give no indication
No look into my eyes
I don’t want no pity
Just don’t wanna be despised
Don’t want pity
Just a place to lay my head
Cold can be a killer
Sometimes heat is just as bad
No I got no family
Yes I stole to eat
When nobody’s hirin’
No bread and no meat
Nobody’s hirin’
Do what I can to get a meal
Low down dirty world
When survival means to steal
Somebody saw my face
They even asked my name
Told me ‘bout a place
Where I could find my way
They seemed to care
I got nothin’ left to lose
But my achin’ head
An’ this unemployment blues

LOADING DOCK

In Chicago there’s an underground
Below the city, right downtown
In the nights, cold and dark
Rolled up in blankets, rags and scarves
Time forgot
People too
Alcohol Drugs and abuse
Mental illness
Personal sin
Society’s greed says
They ain’t gonna win
They lit a candle by the Loading Dock
Held hands an’ prayed where the Homeless flock
Tough, relentless
Tryin’ to cope
Another died
An’ they’re starvin’ for hope
Pilate drives by
Fast as he can
These nameless These faceless
Got unwashed hands
Survival warfare in this Urban squeeze
Ain’t no sin in dyin’
Between two thieves

OPPORTUNITY DANCE

I don’t know who to trust
But I know I can’t make it on my own
Livin’ in the street Is beatin’ me down
Cuttin’ right to the bone
Been a long time since I had a family
Or a place of my own
Tired a livin’ like this
Gotta be another way
I know it down in my soul
The sun streams in
Touchin’ my bed
It’s a brand new day
Opportunity came
So I took the chance
To walk a different way
Food on my plate
Pillow on my bed
Learnin’ new things
Maybe love is real
Maybe I can feel
The brush of angel wings
Ain’t all I want
But most of my needs
Are bein’ met
Shelter helpin’ me
Gettin’ on my feet I’m not finished yet
God cares about me I’m beginnin’ to see
This is for the best
Someone’s got my back
Faith becomin’ fact
There is a table set

THE PROTEST

Jackie goes to bed at night
Beneath the railroad bridge
Sleeps in fifteen minute slots
Upon a steel ledge
Race you rats; you run and run
And never stop to see
What’s done can never be undone
And you will never be
Anything else under the sun
The trains above are filled with folk
Who work the downtown towers
They buy esteem, pay for respect
With arrogance and dollars
By day they push and shove their way
Past Jackie’s upheld palm
They throw some pennies on the street
A task for Uncle Tom
Then one night Jackie’d had enough
She raised a fist on high
A protest from the underground
A prayer up to the sky Just then the
Red Line hit the bridge
And Jackie screamed in pain
The citizens all gathered round
The blood left by the train
The gapers slowed the traffic down
The mayor came to clean and jerk
So no one in his town no matter what
Was late for work
And there the fist lies ‘tween the tracks
A mute and awful sight
The citizens don’t know or care
Where Jackie sleeps tonight

STREET TALK

Ain’t always pretty
Ain’t always warm
Ain’t always dry
When it storms
Ain’t always sweet
Ain’t always fine
But it’s familiar
An’ it’s mine In the street
I know my way around
I can be myself
Alone or in a crowd
Hot in the summer
Cold Christmas time
Wet in the spring
But fall can be kind
Sleep in the park
My bed is free
Layin’ in the dark It’s what I see
Sometimes I admit It’s not much fun
Sometimes lonely
Under the sun
Sittin’ on benches
Sometimes I walk
Man if these alleys
An’ streets could talk
People don’t know
How I came to be
Lost my poor Mary
Sick as could be
Started to drink my sorrow away
Lost everything
So here I will stay
No ain’t always pretty
Ain’t always warm
Ain’t always dry
Tough when it storms
Like a thief on a cross
Sometimes I bleed
But I know the street
An’ the street knows me

LIVIN’ IN A CARDBOARD BOX

Once was a husband
Things went south
Had us a home ‘
Til we lost our house
Wall Street broker
Trashed our stocks
Economy folded
Livin’ in a cardboard box
No matter the weather
Nothin’ feels right
Scorchin’ in daylight
Freezin’ at night
Beatin’ the pavement
Holes in my socks
Don’t seem to fit
Nothin’ but a cardboard box
People, they stare
Aw -they just don’t know
Or look right past me
How’d I get so low?
Needin’ an address
Needin’ a job
A lil’ understanding
Don’t need to rob
All they can see
Are birds of a flock
God have mercy
Get me outta this cardboard box

REPURPOSED

Never cared about the environment
Until I got older
Never understood why
Some people kept their house colder
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
Everything dies
All turns to rust
We are learnin’ to recycle
How to help the earth be green
We can do it with the elements
So what about the people we meet?
Just wanted to be left alone “
Live and let live” they say
I’ll try to give you your space
We can share the right of way
Then the boss said “
Thanks” and “Goodbye”
An’ then I got sick
Wall Street became Hell Street
Seemed I missed every trick
The poor get recycled
The rich still roll in green
Buyin’ an’ sellin’ the elements
Tell me who is served by greed?
Salvation knocked on my door
I never knew I was lost
Though a student of history
And causes that end with a cross
I myself been repurposed
I can no longer pretend
That when I’m happy and satisfied
That’s the beginning and end
We’re learnin’ to recycle
Helpin’ the earth to green
Carin’ more for the planet
So what about the people we meet?

URBAN HOBO

The cops keep movin’ me
Thugs keep movin’ me
The weather keeps movin’ me
The birds keep movin’ me
I keep on movin’
Cuz I got no home
Eighteen or eighty-eight
No palace, wall or gate
Now an’ then a factory grate
In each an’ every state
I jus’ keep movin’
Cuz I got no home
By chance and sometimes choice
No address, no voice
Tryin’ to beat the heat and cold
Just an urban hobo

POVERTY BLUES

If all the toys from China were fully free of lead
If all the gold on Wall Street paid off the national debt
If every add on tv showed what you’d really get
The poor would still be with us
And we would still forget
If politicians told the truth
If mail got delivered on time
If you never lost your keys
If children never whined
If every day was a sleep-in day
And we always felt fully fine
The poor would still be with us
An’ we’d still clear ‘em from our mind
There is somethin’ about comfort
It blinds us, closes our ears
When we feel no pain
We do not share their tears
I’m feelin’ insulated
My job is secure
I ain’t worried ‘bout one thing
No immigrants near here
My kids speak perfect English
You know I voted right
Got lots of ammunition
I sleep real good at night
Those who want a handout
Or a hand up, either way
It’s a cruel world
Go get your own
Or just go away

HOLD ME

Jesus hold me in your heart (4x)

Only your love lifts me up
From sad sorrow’s pulling down
I cannot save myself you know
I feel as though I might drown In the tears
I cannot cry
They run too deep for me to try
Secret grief I cannot bear
Unknown person to even me
My emptiness is everywhere
Flat-line emotionally
Sorrow’s coat around my shoulders
Can’t shake this dark-leaved tree
Sweet mother read your poetry
Do not now fade away from me
I know that death knows my name
Do not go, don’t take your grace
Darkness pressed to candle flame
Touch my old man child's face
No heroes on this grey morning
No heroes, no not me
The sky is dark I feel so old
Tears too deep to find release
Fear threatening to remove your love In this night
I plead your peace

WHAT YOU DID

I was hungry and you fed me
I was thirsty and you gave me drink
I was a stranger and you took me in I needed clothing, you covered me
I was sick and you gave me care
I was in prison and you came to me there
You ask when was this, how could this be?
What you did for the least you did for me
What you did for the least (3x)
You did for me
You ask when was this, how could this be?
What you did for the least child, you did to me
He was hungry and you fed him
She was thirsty and you gave her a drink
She was a stranger and you took her in your house
He needed clothing and you covered him

Bound for Glory










 

GOD’S NOT DEAD

God's not dead, He's still alive
I'm singin' God's not dead, He's still alive
I'm singin' God's not dead, He's still alive
I feel Him all over me

God's not dead, He's still alive
I'm singin' God's not dead, He's still alive
I'm singin' God's not dead, He's still alive
I feel Him in my hands
I feel Him in my feet
I feel Him in my heart
I feel Him in my soul
I feel Him all over me

I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna shout
I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna shout
Praise the Lord
When those gates are open wide
I'm gonna sit by Jesus' side
I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna shout
Praise the Lord

I’VE BEEN REDEEMED

I've been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb
I've been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb
I've been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb
Filled with the Holy Ghost I am
All my sins are washed away I've been redeemed

And that's not all there's more besides
And that's not all there's more besides
And that's not all there's more besides
I've been to the river I've been baptized
All my sins are washed away I've been redeemed

I've you get there before I do
I've you get there before I do
I've you get there before I do
Tell my friends I'm comin' too
All my sins been washed away I've been redeemed

But the devil and me, we both agree
Devil and me, we both agree
Devil and me, we both agree I hate him and he hates me
All my sins been washed away I've been redeemed
 
SINCE I LAID MY BURDENS DOWN

Glory, glory! Hallelujah
Since I laid my burdens down
Glory, glory! Hallelujah
Since I laid my burdens down

I feel better, so much better
Since I laid, laid my burdens down
I feel better, so much better
Since I Laid my burdens down

The cross before me, and the world behide me
Since I laid my burdens down
The cross before me, and the world behide me
Since I laid my burdens down

I'm goin' to heaven to be with Jesus
Since I laid, laid my burdens down
I'm goin' to heaven to be with Jesus
Since I laid, laid my burdens down
 
SOFTLY AND TENDERLY

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See on the portals He's waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me

Come home, come home
You who are weary come home
Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling, O sinner come home

O for the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me
Though we have sinned He has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

Songwriters: Will L. Thompson
Softly and Tenderly lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
 
THIS TRAIN
 
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory, this train
This train is bound for glory
If you ride on it you must be holy
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train don't carry no gamblers, this train
This train don't carry no gamblers, this train
This train don't carry no gamblers
Ladies of the night or midnight ramblers
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train don't pull no jokers, this train
This train don't pull no jokers, this train
This train don't pull no jokers
Demons, thieves, habitual tokers
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train don't carry no liars, this train
This train don't carry no liars, this train
This train don't carry no liars
Hypocrites and no high flyers
This train is bound for glory, this train

This train don't pay no transportation, this train
This train don't pay no transportation, this train
This train don't pay transportation
No Jim Crowe no discrimination
This train is bound for glory, this train….

 
AT THE CROSS

Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light
And the burden of my heart rolled away
It was there by faith I received my sight
And now I am happy all the day

Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown
And love beyond degree

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in
When Christ, the mighty Maker died
For man the creature’s sin

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While Calvary's cross appears
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness
And melt my eyes to tears

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe
Dear Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do
 
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

Go tell it on the mountain over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born

Well, shepherds kept their watchin' o'er silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens there shown a holy light

The shepherds feared and trembled when low above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed the Savior's birth

Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born
God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn
 
THERE IS NO ONE

Well there is no one, no one like Jesus is to me
There is no one, no one who can set my spirit free
He has saved me by his power
Protects me every hour
There is no one like Jesus to me

Well there is no one, no one like Jesus is to me
There is no one, no one who can set my spirit free
He has saved me by his power
Protects me every hour
There is no one like Jesus to me

I’VE GOT THAT JOY

I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart, down in my heart
I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay

I've got that peace that passes understanding
Down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart
I've got that peace that passes understanding
Down in my heart, down in my heart to stay

And I'm so happy, so very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I'm so happy, so very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart

I've got that grace and mercy, grace and mercy
Down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart
I've got that grace and mercy, grace and mercy
Down in my heart, down in my heart to stay

ALL HAIL THE POWER

All hail the power of Jesus’ Name
Let angels prostrate fall
Bring forth the royal diadem
And crown Him Lord of all

You, chosen seed of Israel’s race
You, ransomed from the fall
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace
And crown Him Lord of all
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace
And crown Him Lord of all

Let every kindred, every tribe
On this terrestrial ball
To Him all majesty ascribe
And crown Him Lord of all
To Him all majesty ascribe
And crown Him Lord of all

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall
We’ll join the everlasting song
And crown Him Lord of all
We’ll join the everlasting song
And crown Him Lord of all
And crown Him Lord of all
 
I’LL FLY AWAY

When the shadows of this life have grown
I'll fly away
To a land, heaven is my home
I'll fly away

Like a bird from prison doors has flown
I'll fly away
To a land, where heaven is my home
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory
I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I'll fly away

 
DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen, amen, amen, amen

 

No Greater Love










NONE BUT YOU

I will praise You forever
For the things You have done
In Your name I find hope
Hope to carry me through
I will praise You
In the presence of Your saints
With a loud voice I will offer praise

I will worship none but You
For the hope I have today
I will worship none but You
draw me closer so I can say
I will worship none but You
You alone deserve our praise
I will worship none but You

THE ONE I’VE TRUSTED

I know the One I've trusted
Faithful to the end
His mighty hand upholds me
By His grace i'll stand

Let the fire come to consume me
Let the wind blow through
For I am built upon a foundation
That is tried and true

Let a thousand camp about me
Let them do what they will
Let them speak all manner of evil
I will not fear

NO OTHER

You are God there is no other
You are God there is none like You
You make known
The end from the beginning
Before the beginning
There was You

And Your purposes shall stand
You shall do all that You please
From ancient times till now
You've stood by Your decrees
To pour out Your love
Your mercy and Your peace

So I will sing praise to You, Lord
So I will sing praise to You, Lord
For You are awesome in Your power
You are gracious in Your deeds
You are loving in the kindness
That You've poured out on me

NO GREATER LOVE

No greater love
He laid His life down
So mine will never end
He laid His life down
Calls me His friend
He poured His blood
Out there on the tree
There's no greater love for me

There is no greater love
No greater love in the world
There in the garden
There on the cross
He bought my pardon
I'm no longer lost
God in His heaven 
Smiled down on me
I had been hardened
But love set me free
He laid it down
There's no greater love

I BOW

Jesus, the name above all names
The One who carries my burdens
By His blood on Golgotha's tree
We're heirs to the throne of heaven 

I bow and worship You
I bow and kiss You
Jesus, the name that sets me free
Greater than thunder and lightning
Faithful and true You're coming again
To claim the ones who love You
I bow and worship You
I bow and kiss You
I bow and I thank You
I bow and praise You

A great crowd of voices shouting loud
Salvation belongs to our God
Who sits on the throne forever
Forever Amen

COME BEHOLD

Come behold the healing of the nations
Come behold the bringing of salvation
Come behold the Lamb
Come behold the power of compassion
Come behold the secret of redemption
Come behold the Lamb

Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory glory glory in the highest
Glory to the Lamb
Come behold the year of the Lord's favor
Come behold a humble servant Savior
Come behold the Lamb

Proclaiming salvation
He sets the captives free
Bringing sight to the blind
It's the year of jubilee

Come behold the power of compassion
Come behold the secret of redemption
Come behold the Lamb

THE EXCHANGE

My heart, my soul, my breath, I offer You
My strength, my will, my life, I offer You
Lord my God, I believe
All good gifts come from Thee
I've been blessed, and I receive from You
Giver of gifts, Giver of life
Savior of all who humbly come
Father of every heavenly light
I will follow You
Your love, Your grace, Your blood
You've given me my heart, my soul, my breath
I give to You
Your strength, Your love, Your life
You've given me
So my strength, my will, my life, I give to You
You give to me, I give to You

COMMUNION SONG

Hear me, hear my prayer, O God
Guide me, lead me to Your heart
Touch me, make these weak bones strong
Catch me when You know I'll surely fall

Break me like the bread that night
Fill me with Your holy wine
Teach me what it means to die
A holy, pleasing, living sacrifice
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah to the Lamb

HOLY SPIRIT, MOVE IN ME

Holy Spirit, move in me
Give me the eyes to see
My Lord more clearly
Holy Spirit, renew my mind
Unveil these roles I play
In my masquerade
Holy Spirit, make me new
Lead me in all I do
I offer myself to You
Take these feeble ways
Test my anxious thoughts
Won't You take away my fear
I long to know my Father's heart
I need to know my Father's heart

COME BEFORE THE LORD

I come before You, Lord
With a humble heart
I come before You, Lord
With a gentle spirit
I come before You, Lord
To magnify Your name
I come before You, Lord, with praise

We come before You, Lord
With a humble heart
We come before You, Lord
With a gentle spirit
We come before You, Lord
To magnify Your name
We come before You, Lord, with praise
Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
Come before You, Lord, with praise

Come before the Lord with a humble heart
Come before the Lord with a gentle spirit
Come before the Lord to magnify His name
Come before the Lord with praise
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

LORD OF THE WIND AND THE WAVES

Oh guide me through turbulent night
Lord, be my light in the overcast day
Hold me and fight every fight
You know my enemy, You know the way
Open my eyes to the hills
Covered with warriors You send to my aid
Jesus, You're mighty to save
Lord of the wind and the waves

You're the Lord of the wind and the waves
Master of all that exists
Ordain and allow as You will
Teach me to walk through the mist

Sun shines bright, world is right
All is peace and calm
You are there in comfort and care
Make it easy for me to walk on

You're the Lord of the wind and the waves
Master of all that exists
Faithful and True, You do as You do
Whether I struggle or rest
Open my eyes to the hills
Covered with warriors You send to my aid
Jesus, You're mighty to save
Lord of the wind and the waves

GOD IN SKY ABOVE

God in sky above, God in earth below
God in wind and rain,
God in sleet and snow
God of ages past, God of present time
God who calls me His, God that I call mine

One in Three, Three in One,
Holy, Holy, Holy
You're the God of moon, God of sun,
Lord of hill and valley

Passion of my heart,
Blood that cleansed my sin
King of all creation, soon to come again
 

 

Ripley County Blues










NICK OF TIME

He didn't promise you a Cadillac
He didn't say that you'd get paid back
He didn't tell you that you'd walk away
The lottery when times got fair
Keep seekin' and you will find
He'll meet your needs in the nick of time

He didn't promise no penthouse view
Perfect health or a pleasure cruise
No velvet Elvis or a Vegas show
No run o' luck at Lake Tahoe
But those who trust Him will be doin' fine
He'll meet your needs in the nick of time

He came to show us how to really live
He said, we're blessed when we freely give
He healed the sick and He raised the dead
Healed my brain when I was, outta my head
He feeds the sparrow, turns the water to wine
He'll meet your needs in the nick of time

BLUE RAIN FALL

I woke up early in the morning
Just to hear the sound of the blue rain fall, all around
I woke up this morning
Saw the blue rain fall
Lord, I woke up this morning
Some folk didn't wake up at all
Had that blues for my breakfast
Blues in my head
You dressed me and possessed me
Man, you know that I ain't dead
Woke up in the morning
Saw the blue rain fall

Lord, I woke up this morning,
Some folk didn't wake up at all
God knows I ain't complainin'
Sometimes I still do
When the rain falls with a vengeance
Separatin' me from you
I woke up this morning,
Just like I'm used to do

Crawled outta bed, what am I supposed to do?
Heaven's tears fallin', Lord, help me love like You

If I can stop one heart from breakin'
Shall not live in vain
Ease one life from achin'
Or cool warm pain
Help one faintin' robin
Into his nest again
I shall not live in vain
So, what about the rain?
Without it nothin' grows at all
Wakin' up in the mornin'
Thankful for that blue rain fall
Blue rain fall, oh-ohh

DO LORD

Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh
Do You remember me?
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh
Do You remember me?
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh
Do You remember me?
Way beyond the blue

I got a home in gloryland
That outshines the sun
I got a home in gloryland
That outshines the sun
I got a home in gloryland
That outshines the sun
Way beyond the blue

If you will not bear the cross
You cannot wear the crown
If you will not bear the cross
You cannot wear the crown
If you will not bear the cross
You cannot wear the crown
Way beyond the blue

I GOT MY EYES ON YOU

I got My eyes on you
I got My eyes on you
All through the night, every day
Out in the woods, now and always
I got My eyes on you
I got My eyes on you

I know your every thirst
Your every pain
Deep desires and every step that you take
I got My eyes on you
I got My eyes on you

Down in the house
Out of the door
Up on the ridge
And in the valley low
I got My eyes on you
I got My eyes on you

I know you, and you know Me
No matter the moment
I got eyes to see
Into the city, out in the street
Even the night is like day to me
I got My eyes on you
I got My eyes on you

I got My eyes on you
I'm watchin' over you
I got My eyes on you
No matter what you do…

RIPLEY COUNTY BLUES

Oh, Amos is a poor man
His woman died in '72
Got three sons, and a bottle
Nothin' else, exept the blues

That ol' whipporwill song
Filters in through his haze
Near extinct in a roadway
Life for Amos, is a maze

It's a poor, poor county
People don't complain
Livin' what they know
Some like Able, some like Cain

Red clay in Ripley County
As thick as it has ever been
Some more drought keeps on rollin'
Just like Amos, and his kin

Only two roads he can walk down
One is righteous, one is sin

There's plenty of the Good Book
In the church and radio
Good news, ain't a mystery
Ain't like Amos, doesn't know

That ol' clay in Ripley County
Thick as it has ever been
On the back road by the neighbors
Perhaps it's time that I stop in

KEEP IT TO YOURSELF

She came into your life
One look stole your heart
Your friends can see it in your face
Even in the dark
You laid awake at night
Dreamin' of the day
When she would wear your ring
And that evidence would say

You know I love you
I'm so glad, show and tell
Cause when your love is so strong
You just can't keep it to yourself

They hung me on the wood
My blood ran just like rain
I spoke on your behalf
And I'm comin' down again

You know I love you
They know in heaven and in hell
You say you love me
Why do you keep it to yourself?

People in the street,
They need to see and hear
Got noses full of cocaine
And bellies full o' beer
Credit cards and pretty yards
And kids that never knew
Who I am, and what I've done
And what I'll do for you

You say you love me
Ahh, you got my book up on the shelf
You say you love me
Ohh, if you love me
Why do you keep it to yourself?
Ohh, if you love me
Ahh, you gotta show and tell
Cause when your love is so strong
You just can't...
When your love is so strong
You just can't keep it to yourself

WORKDAY BLUES

Friday night, all the people prowl
Rolled up tight, like a dog they howl
Monday mornin', it begins again
Livin' dry till the weekend
Goin' down, they're victims of the workday blues

Sweet Sunday, they're too tired to pray
Too self seekin', they hide away
Monday mornin', it begins again
Livin' with nothin' till the weekend
Goin' down, they're victims of the workday blues

Cheap satisfaction ain't there on demand
Lookin' cross-eyed at the Son of man
Some are just lazy, some want a hand, not a heart
It's frustratin' when the job is so hard
But nothin' is impossible with my sweet Lord
Some live like there ain't no truth they can choose
There's gonna be judgement day blues

Monday mornin', victims of the workday blues
There ain't no doubt, they're victims of the workday blues
Ain't no good neglectin', the love and truth and good news
Yeah, yeah, yeah
The workday blues

DELIVER ME

In the darkness of my sin
Won't You come and light my path
Lord, deliver me
In the cold and rainy day,
I've lost my way
Lord, deliver me

Ohh, Lord, Lord, Lord
Be the light in my hour of need
I am a sinful man, please heal me once again
Oh, Lord, deliver me

Before my eyes were opened I was blind and could not see
In that midnight hour, You came and spoke to me
My heart had been so hard and, my mind was so confused
Till Your grace brought me, brought me to believe

Oh, Lord, Lord, Lord
You're the light in my hour of need
I am a sinful man, please heal me once again
Oh, Lord, deliver me

Ohh, Lord, Lord, Lord
Be my light in my hour of night
I am a sinful man, please heal me once again
Oh, Lord, deliver me

Ohhhh, deliver me

PLAYING WITH FIRE

Once bitten, twice shy
Eye for an eye can leave you blind
Unforgiveness, me oh my
That ol' me, myself, and I

Gossip in the courtroom,
Singin' in the choir
Prepare, prepare to get burned
If you play with fire

Watch what you plant
Watch what you do
Sowin' and reapin'
Comin' back on you

Talk too much,
Everybody says
Like a career
Reap it all in the end

It's right to be careful
Respect what God says
Cause Jesus will come
To judge the quick and the dead

Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord
Love for my neighbor the end of discord
Everybody's fightin' for a piece of pie
But the oven is smokin' and there's tears in the eyes

God is true,
Though every man's wrong
Pretend we don't get it
That's just playin' with fire

Sit in the back room,
Call truth a lie
Prepare to get burned
If you're playin' with fire

Talk too much,
Everybody says
Like a career
Reap it all in the end

Sit in the back room,
Livin' a lie
Prepare to get burned
If you're playin' with fire

RUNAWAY TRAIN

Saw smokestack lightnin'
Heard clickety-clack
Lord, it was frightenin'
Comin' down that track
How I went runnin'
Took the short way home
That train man gunnin'
Off his iron throne

Oh, blowin' in the night
Eyes wide open
Sin in broad daylight
Swallow, till you're chokin'

Sowed all the oats
Up came the wheat
I thought I smelled sulfur
From all my deeds
I wanted pleasure
Didn't worry how
Up came the mirror
Out came a howl

It came at daybreak
That darkness fled
I heard the whistle inside my head
Roared right through town
Like the 6:15
Straight down that track
Like I had never seen

Sun rose like lightnin'
An' roun' my brain
Saw some kinda shadow
Leave the rails
I wanted pleasure
Didn't worroy how
Up came the mirror
Out came a howl
Roared right through town
Like the 6:15
Straight down that track
Like I had never seen
Jus' like a runaway train

PROMISES HE’LL KEEP

If you mourn,
You will be comforted
If you're gentle,
The earth is yours
If you hunger and thirst for righteousness
You shall be satisfied
Oh, you shall be satisfied

If you're merciful,
It will come back to you
Pure in heart, you will see God
If you make peace,
Peace you sall know
You'll be called the sons of God
You will be called the sons of God

Blessed are you: persecuted
Because of His rightouesness
Yours is the kingdom of heaven
The kingdom of heaven is yours

If the people insult you
If they lie about your life
Rejoice and be glad
Your reward is great
Kept for you safe in heaven
Kept for you safe in His hands

THIS CHILD

This Child is unlike any other you have known
This Child is destined to the homeless and the throne
This Child is for the risin' and fallin' of us all
This Child, this Jesus, He cries and He calls

This Lamb born into a cruel and calloused world
This Lamb among the poor and the outcast as a pearl
This Lamb fully loved and fully hated by name
This holy, spotless Lamb bears our sorrow and our shame

The King of kings, the Lord of lords
The Wisdom and the Knowledge of God
The Everlasting Father
The Son of Righteousness
The Prince of Peace, possesses me and all that I possess

MYSTERY

I rolled into your town
Saw the look in your eyes
So many times before
Hunger and thirst from the lies
Walk, day after day
Move, world in a daze
Just a mystery

Try, tryin' to stand
Still, under your skin
What, what is it worth?
This evil frustration you're in

Take back what you said
Face to face, what you done
It's a mystery

You been wounded
You been led astray
Locked out
Shut down
Blacked out in a terminal haze
But who made the choices
You just took what you could
Forgot all about
The nails in the wood

Try, try to crawl out
Heart, lonely and proud
Fear, of takin' the hit
Caught, so hard to quit
Mean, mean is the world
Hard, hard is the fall
Give it up, give it all
To the mystery
Give it up, give it all
Ain't no mystery

TAKE YOUR STAND

Take a stand, take a stand, take a stand
If I never see you anymore
Take a stand, take a stand, take a stand
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Pray for me, pray for me, pray for me
If I never see you anymore
Pray for me, pray for me, pray for me
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Shake my hand, shake my hand, shake my hand
If I never ever see you anymore
Shake my hand, shake my hand, shake my hand
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Keep the faith, keep the faith, keep the faith
If I never see you anymore
Keep the faith, keep the faith, keep the faith
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth
If I never see you anymore
Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Preach the Word, preach the Word, preach the Word
If I never see you anymore
Preach the Word, preach the Word, preach the Word
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Run the race, run the race, run the race
If I never see you anymore
Run the race, run the race, run the race
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore

Take your stand, take your stand, take your stand
If I never see you anymore
Take your stand, take your stand, take your stand
And I will meet you
On the Kingdom's shore
 

Time Will Tell

MEMORY

 

Maybe i'm in love with a memory

What once was true and real to me

Waves shapin' sand

Time like the sea

Maybe i'm in love with a memory

 

I used to wait for the morning dove

The lonesome cry at the break of dawn

City fumes and noises mostly fill my ears

Sirens and anger and wars that drain my tears

Sometimes i ponder what is to what used to be

Maybe i'm in love with a memory

Sometimes i ponder what is to what used to be

Maybe i'm in love with a memory

 

Lovin' until death do us part

The future of promises lost out at sea

Reachin' for a shadow in the dark

We can't return to what used to be

 

What i have learned under my skin

Is how we taste the sting of sin

I know the truth that Jesus sets one free

Each passing year it means more and more to me

I love Him more than what was or what will be

His love is more than a memory

 

POSTMODERN, EXISTENTIAL, IVY LEAGUE BLUES

 

I saw new england fall in the autumn

Professing themselves wise

They learned to be fools

I saw the picture-postcards and the majesty

And it died

 

If ever there was a key

To wisdom and knowledge

It is the cornerstone rejected by the world

If ever was a people so removed from absolutes

Absolutely

 

I heard the depth and height of information

Served on steaming tables of speculation

I understood the rite of education

For the sake of the elite

 

If ever there was a reason

It was love

If ever any person personified that love

It was Jesus

 

I heard the shot heard 'round the campus

It was the deification of humanity

One that had ceased to be human

One who pretended to be God

 

And i recalled another ruler

In the autumn of another time and place

He refused to give God the glory

And like dying leaves

In a cold cold land

Eaten up and died

 

YA’ DON’T SAY

 

Child, you don't say much

Maybe ain't got much to say

You sing about boys and girls

Seem to like bein' up on the stage

Perhaps just a little too young

Maybe just a bit afraid

Or maybe it's a case of fantasy thrill

Maybe just wanna get paid

But ya' don't say much

 

Words are important to you

You like to hold tight to the truth

But fun means more sometimes

It's an interesting habit I find

From the mouth we reveal our heart

And singin' ain't only an art

We need to think about the things we say

Life isn't only for play

Some folks are so out of touch

Because you don't say much

But ya' sure like to play guitar...

 

Heaven, hell, or this earth

There's somethin' 'bout value and worth

Actions speak louder than words

But hidin' God's truth is absurd

No matter what the rational hush

Aw ya' don't say much

 

CONTACT

 

Everybody wants contact

Everybody wants comfort and concern

Nobody likes conflict

Or rarely likes watching bridges burn

Everybody wants love

Everybody wants faithfulness

Nobody wants silence

Nobody loves distance, loneliness

Emotions, feelings

 

Everybody wants grace

Freedom to explore

Everybody loves truth

But when our conscience gets ignored

Your thoughts my wants

My thoughts your needs

Why should anyone care about anything

If there's NO reality

Emotions, feelings

Drowning, we need healing

 

Everybody wants comfort

And we want it our way

Everybody needs patience

And we want it today

In a fallen world

How do we cope

Like dying children

At the end of our rope

In the love of God

In the light of faith

There is no shame

When you find your place

Emotion

Feeling

Savior

Healing

To know that grace

To be embraced

 

GOOD HOPE & NEW PHILADELPHIA

 

There is a town

And it's a little one

You take the road to Good Hope

Many pass on by

Not much to look at

But we need it so

 

Where brother meets brother

With respect in his eye

Where sister loves sister

You can live and die in peace

In Good Hope

 

And a little bit southeast

There's another road

To New Philadelphia

I have seen high corn and beans

And painted ponies in the fields

'round New Philadelphia

 

Well the land is rich

But a family can be richer still

When birth is a celebration

And a little town stands still

When to bury its own

Is a solemn Goodbye

Where it matters what you think

How you eat and drink

And it matters how you live and die

In New Philadelphia

 

Up these roads

With the red-winged blackbirds

Up these roads

Where neighbors wave

Up these roads

Where the sun and rain both greet you

Gravel, dirt, or paved

 

Good Hope and New Philadelphia

On the road to Good Hope

I'm on the road

To New Philadelphia

God's grace unfolds

Come ride with a Friend

 

DRIVE ME DOWN TO SHONKIN

 

I use you when I need you

And leave you when I'm done

I've never told you anything

But truth beneath this sun

I'm a prairie where love wanders

Dying of terrible thirst

When the vultures find your carcass

Babe I'll be the first

I wish I was the devil

I wish I was the Lord

The hunger of this twisted heart

Best be left ignored

 

You drive me down to Shonkin

Standing by the creek

You rub a bluebell's petals

On the stubble of my cheek

Your lips bleed when I kiss you

Prairie dogs go

Underground

Montana skies consume us

I resist that whispered sound

 

The stars obliterated

You leave me the night

I find myself by myself

Stripped of love and all that's right

I wish I was a demon

With no knowledge of what's good

But every kiss you give me

Is like nails through new wood

 

I love you and I hate you

I'll kill you with compassion

I spout desire's lust

As philosophy and fashion

I'm not worth a single glance

Why do you still pursue me?

I never knew love was so strong

Oh God you've overcome me

 

WALKIN’ ON SERPENTS

 

Got my head together, got my mind made up

Got love forever, made the final cut

Got life support, got eternal aid

Had enough of bein' pushed around

Makin' lemonade

 

Start to walk, start to stand

Start to livin' like a natural man

I know what's real an' i know what's right

And i know the power of Jesus in my life

 

A thousand may fall at my side,

But it will not come near me

Ten thousand may fall at my right side,

But unless it's God's will, it will not come near me

 

Been walkin' on serpents, been walkin' on scorpions

Over all of the power of the enemy

 

A double-minded soul is totally unstable

One hand on the plow while lookin' back

They are driven by the wind and tossed in the waves

While the single-minded, wholehearted follower won't lack

 

DELIVER

 

Talk talk talk is cheap

Where's the action

A church so fast asleep

Got no attraction

A band lookin' oh so good

With nothin' but sound

Ain't givin' much to this world

Just spinnin' down

 

Time will tell

When the book is opened wide

 

Did ya' deliver?

What did you deliver?

Who did you deliver?

Or did ya' keep it inside...

 

Time is runnin' down

Excuses don't accomplish somethin'

Some might see your truth

Others don't see nothin'

But when the blind lead the blind

Accidents are sure to happen

There is a world goin' to hell

And a lotta critics' jaws just flappin'

You say they just weren't elected too

I say deliver the truth

Or God says their blood's on you

 

Did ya' deliver?

What did you deliver?

Who did you deliver?

Or did ya' keep it inside…

 

CLEAR BLUE SKY

 

To walk in the field once again

Comforting breeze on my face

To feel the wet and the lure

Power of creative grace

To realize the quiet

Peace of a different kind

The harmony of all things here

It's a climate of loving design

 

To sit at the base of the bark and the leaf

The kiss of sweet sunsets again

Discovering eyes peering through the mist

No trust in the instincts of man

 

Night unto day is that mercy revealed

Hour upon hour i come to be healed

Emptied of seasons of tears that i cried

This blinded soul finally saw

The clear blue sky

 

Your fingerprints here all around me

All the more reason for praise

Refreshed in the wind of Your Spirit

I feel You in nature's embrace

So many demons gone to their place

All about honesty not saving face

Time enough left to do what i must

Loving and living in faith and in trust

 

FOLLYWOOD GREEN

 

It ain't my real hair

It ain't my real name

It's just my p.r.

It ain't my real fame

 

Now ya' see it but ya' think you don't

You gonna buy it but ya' think you won't

Image imagine, electric facade

It's a trip, chip, clip of your wallet, honey

Gotcha...you need that style

 

60-year-old investors

45-year-old boss

30-year-old shop owners

15-year-old consumers being massaged

By a worldwide industrialized computerized mirage

 

We've learned no style sells

Free-style as well

To the best-dressed self-obsessed people in hell

Cuz life ain't made of the stuff you got

And the cross ain't sellin' where the cattle shop

Gotcha...you need that style

 

It's the price of hype

Down to the store-bought smile

And the price was right

It only cost ya' your life honey

Gotcha...you need that style!

 

PLANT THE SEED AGAIN

 

Tell me if you ever saw

A field of unripe wheat

Thirsting in the summer sun

Withered in the tortured heat

 

Tell me if you ever heard

The thunder of the storm

Or felt the sting of hailstones

The wheat fields smashed and torn

 

Tell me if you ever watched

A fire consume the grain

And smelled the smoke-filled sky

A black/blue angry stain

 

Tell me if you ever wept

Over remnants of the spring

So much planted, so little left

Love nothing left to bring

 

Plant the seed again

Plant the seed again

Plant the seed again

No way of knowing but to believe...

 

Plant the seed again

 

ONE MORE STEP

 

Today I rose on our anniversary

Readied myself for the day

Gave thanks for twenty-six years with you

My faithful, my beautiful, and brave

Considered so many we have known

Wondering where they might be now

Whose eyes grew dim, whose hearts decreased

Withdrew their hands from the plow

Yet I know no other Saviour

He has given me no other call

I can serve no other Master

And I thank God you walk with me still

 

One more step on the road to glory

One more day on the path

One more mile in the grip of mercy

In the only love that lasts

 

I place my hand on the Book of fools

I pledge my life to its truth

Wendi, many are called; few are chosen

Let two of them be me an' you

We've spent time in the colosseum

Among lions of another kind

Those who forgive have learned to live

And the blind stumble the blind

 

You and I know the secret

That no secrets exist at all

Where the love in the nails secures release

From the Judas who bids us, "Fall

 

It's just one more step on the road to glory

One more day on the narrow path

One more mile in His grace and mercy

In the only love that lasts

One more step on the road to glory

One more day on the path

One more chapter in the story

Of the only love that lasts

 

There's a little more grey than yesterday

I hope to wear it well

There are two young ladies an' two prodigals

Worth every tear that fell

And a family on Wilson Avenue

That grows in knowledge and in grace

There are names in a book before the throne

I am satisfied they won't be erased

And if I had a second chance

To choose all over again

I'd take Jesus and you in a second

And I'll walk with you both 'til the end

 

MY STRENGTH, MY SONG

 

He will not lead me

To temptation

He has never

Left me alone

He doesn't slumber

Or sleep

And forever

He is enthroned

 

His voice is

Like many waters

His angels

Watch over me

He is Father

To sons and daughters

And His Spirit

Sanctifies me

 

He overcame hell

To win me

He suffered death

Though He did no wrong

And His mercy is new

Every morning

He is my Strength

And my Song

 

All eyes

Will look upon Him

And every

Knee will bow

Every voice will cry

"Jesus is Lord"

He is coming

In the clouds

 

You Made the Difference in Me

MORE AND MORE

 

I pledge my love to You more and more

I give my life to You every day

I pledge my soul to You, use me more and more

Take me where You will, only have Your way

 

Yes I know, You gave Your love to me

All You had, gave Your life for me

And I'm sure

 

Your thoughts are toward me, Lord,

I understand more and more

Your eyes looking out for me, and I know what for

For eternity, You and me I am sure

Break this heart of stone, don't wanna walk alone

 

The pain in my heart that You reached right through

The chain on my heart that You broke in two

Now I'm sure love's the cure

 

I pledge my love to You more and more

I give my life to You every day

 

DIGGIN’ MY OWN GRAVE

 

I was lookin at disaster square in the face

I was losin stride in the human race

And I had no one to plead my case

Blowin smoke in my own face

Lost my grip in a slip'ry time

I left my friends by the wayside

And I was sure nuff no friend of mine

When you need to be rescued, now is the time

 

Sweat drips and eyes burn

Lips pressed tight on this hardened face

I was diggin my own grave

 

Pain in my heart, mud all over my dreams

Stumblin, fallen, just a downhill disease

‘Cause the up was nonexistent, and I was the down

And they talked behind my back all over town

Theres nothin more tragic than a suicidal slave

I was diggin my own grave

 

Sweat drips and eyes burn

Lips pressed tight on this hardened face

And the head hangs, heart breaks, soul bleeds

I was diggin my own grave And the lights came on, I swear I don't know how And I let go of the here and now And the Son of Man said He came to seek and save Now I aint diggin no more, no more diggin My own grave

 

EVIDENCE

 

In the cool, cool wind,

In the sweet, sweet rain

I thought I heard Your voice,

Heard You call out my name

 

In the pink light of dawn

In the soft glow of dusk

I see Your tender hand

And I feel Your touch

 

All around us, everywhere

Is evidence of Your loving care

But when the mind is closed

We can be blind to the purest gold

 

When the eyes grow dark,

And the feet move so slow

And the hair turns to snow

In growing old

 

I will talk with You still

I will walk with You still

For Your love all around is somethin

Nothin else can fill

 

Yes I know (Yes I know)

Yes, yes I know (Yes I know)

That this yearning inside me for You

It just grows and grows

 

FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE

 

Times it may seem a breeze

When I get down on my knees

But it takes me a moment

To face myself inside

And the wonder of it all,

That You keep me standin' tall

And You hear my cry for help when I feel so small

Talkin' 'bout faith, hope, and love

Power from the Spirit above

Faith, hope, and love

Made the difference in me

 

It knocked me down, turned up the heat

It opened my eyes, made me move my feet

Lifted my hands, and it filled my soul

It brought me life when I was dead and cold

Gives me strength when I'm feelin' old

Restores my joy, and it makes me bold

Faith, hope, and love

Power from the Spirit above

Nothin' but faith, hope, and love

Has made the difference in me

 

(BRIDGE)

I don't know why people try to be so hard

All I know, in the grace of God

I found love when I dropped my guard

 

We fall down to get up

And we kneel to be lifted above

Faith, hope, and love

Has made the difference for me

 

(Talkin' 'bout) faith, hope, and love

And a power from the Spirit above

Yah, faith, hope, and love

Has made the difference in me

You made the difference in me

 

TROUBLED WORLD

 

Me an' my brother, hot dusty day

Pickin peas from the vine

Where the honey bees play

Stealin fresh fruit from the garden out there

Never a worry and never a care

 

But it didnt stay that way in my troubled world

 

Deliverin papers in the city heat

I heard the cry of the jungle,

Stingin' lead an' concrete

They were screamin for justice, burnin downtown

I felt the frustration comin fast and loud

 

But it didnt stay that way in my troubled world

 

I marched and I shouted, I listened and thought

Surrendered to despair an' the drugs I bought

Buyin and sellin a world of pain

Tried to take my life in a winter's rain

 

But it didnt stay that way in my troubled world

 

Somebody told me when I was young

That this troubled world was honestly loved

Bought and paid for by a Sacrifice

My innocence lost, my soul on ice

What a cruel cruel joke, what a great mistake

Of the lonely years and the mess I made

And that night I cried and I named that name

For He loved me so though we'd been so estranged

 

But it didnt stay that way in my troubled world

Glad to say it didnt stay that way

In my troubled world

 

SELF-CONTROL

 

It's the thing I lack most and it puts me in a bind

The wise possess it, it brings them peace of mind

Down in my soul, I need self-control

Without it my mouth says terrible things

Without it my hands work selfishness

When it's lacking so do those that we love most

Without it nobody wins, but everyone knows

Down in our soul, we need self-control

 

(BRIDGE)

In my younger days, I didnt understand

Surrendering myself was part of the plan

Without giving it over, we can't receive

All there is, all He has, for you and for me

We need self-control

 

It's the way of the Spirit and everyone knows

That revealing moment when it all seems to flow

Aint none of us have enough, but everyone sees

That without it we steadily move

From need to greed,

Down in our souls we know we need self-control

 

WIND ME UP

 

Wind me up or take me right down

Rock me in Your sweet embrace,

Cause my heart to pound

Fill me with the holy joy, take me to my knees

It's all alright, I'll walk where You walk with me

 

(BRIDGE)

Blessed my soul with the light of life

My God I can't conceal

 

You took my heart of stone

You made my heart to feel

You are my day and night

You are my Sacrifice

and You're real

 

Start me up, Lord, cause me to stand

So when the storm clouds hit

I ain't holdin' on to sinkin' sand

You're comin' back, keep me lookin' up

In Your sweet sweet grace

Keep remindin' us of Your love

 

MARRY ME

 

Call it old-fashioned, I dont care

Call it anything you'd like, fair is fair

And I love you, and I need you

And this will never change

From the risin of the sun 'til the daylight fades

 

Marry me, marry me, Wendi, marry me girl

I wanna live with you, I wanna die with you

Wanna know you now like I'll know you then

Wanna stay with you forever, wanna be with you

 

I'm not talkin no one-night stand

And I'm not sayin I'm some great find

But I want us together today, tomorrow, 'til the end

In spirit, in body, in soul, and in mind

 

(BRIDGE)

Love is patient, love is kind

Love is what I want to rule my heart and my mind

Girl His love is what will see us through

Jesus' love for me and you

 

Marry me, marry me girl

I wanna stay with you forever

I wanna be with you

 

NOTHIN’ BUT LOVE

 

I come to You with nothing to give

And I cannot ask for anything Ive earned

I'm in need, yes it's true, for time and time again

I need more than a friend,

This I have learned from You

 

You took me in with nothing to give

Drawing near to me with nothing but love

I took Your hand learning to walk and to stand

Hearing Your heart call to me with nothing but love

 

I expect some pain and grief

And at times that's what's come to me

'Cause we reap what we sow, an' everybody knows

But You wait, just to forgive

You tell me to choose life and live

And I see it and hear it and feel it so often I know

 

(Chorus)

 

You take me in with not one thing to give

And in times when the weather is rough

Your grace is shelter enough

 

I WOULD CHOOSE YOU

 

If I could hold you forever, I would

Keep you right by my side forever, I would

 

But I know you arent mine alone

And I respect the One on His throne

And I know that we should

Hes kind and He's good

Mmmm-hmmm

 

Girl, you are His greatest living gift to me

Girl, if I had to choose again what I'd do

I would choose you

 

If I could stay at home forever, I would

Or always travel 'round together, I would

 

But I know we share each other with God

And it's right to do, He is our Lord

And it's best and we should

He's so kind and so good

Mmmm-hmmm

 

But girl, you are the greatest gift of love to me

Girl, if I had to choose one more time what to do

I would choose you

 

Girl, you are the greatest gift, designed just for me

My my girl, knowing all of your secrets, it's true

I would choose you

 

YOU MAKE ME HAPPY

 

Some mornins it comes to me with the break of day

Sometimes at the high noon with the sun so bright

Some late afternoon times when the sun sets low

Some evenins when the whippoorwill sings

In the sweet moonlight

 

You make me happy when You call my name

You make me happy, sunshine or rain

You make me happy, feel you all around

Someday I'm gonna see You

When the glory comes down

 

Some days come rougher in the heat of pain

Some days come easier, but all the same

When I feel Your love right with me

I can work through anything

That this life brings my way

 

'Cause You make me happy when You call my name

You make me happy whether sun or rain

You make me happy 'cause You're all around

Someday I will see You in Your golden crown

 

(BRIDGE)

Lord, with You there is everlasting joy

I'm so glad that You made me Your own

I got the grace, every breath I take

Jesus, Jesus, You never make no mistake

And I'll tell Ya, I'm glad You're on the throne

 

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING

 

They said I was dyin, they must not have known

Just how sick I'd been, how far from my home

I know I was healed, it happened on

The way to my knees

I know what's been done, this kingdom comes

They can call me crazy, but I love

This beautiful thing inside of me

 

I don't expect this world to understand

All the grace and mercy from Your hand

Not until they experience Your touch and see

Like bein born, like livin free

Like risin up after bein down so low

Like knowin all you need to know

 

You have answered my questions

Enough to see me through

And if people don't understand

And if I just can't explain

Let 'em think I'm out of my mind

If they want to

Throw Down Your Crowns

WINGS OF THE WIND

 

Praise the Lord O my soul

O Lord my God
 

You are very great

You are clothed in splendor and majesty

He wraps Himself in the light

Stretches the heavens out

And He lays the beams of His chambers on the waters

 

Chorus

He makes the clouds His chariots

And He rides on the wings of the wind

He makes the winds His messengers

And flames of fire His servants

 

He set the earth in it's place

It can never be moved

And He covered it with the deep

As with a garment

I will sing to the Lord

All of my life

I will sing praise to my God for as long as I live

 

THROW DOWN YOUR CROWNS

 

Chorus:

Throw down your crowns before His throne

On holy ground He makes you His own

All must bow down before Him alone

Our God is worth to be praised

 

Lift up your hands, don't be afraid

For His good pleasure we have been made

His heart's desire that we'd be saved to worship

Jesus who is raised

 

Offer your life it's all you can give

Reckon your all only a gift

He gave His life that we might live in Jesus

Worthy of all praise

 

Worthy is, Holy is, Jesus is his Name

Master is, Savior is, Jesus is His Name

 

LET US GLORIFY

 

Chorus:

Let us glorify

Glorify the Lord

Let us magnify

Magnify the Lord

 

Take this offering of praise

The fruit of our lips giving thanks

Take this offering of yielded hearts O God

 

Spirit fall on us now

Have your way with us all

Take this offering of worship, honor, and praise

 

I SURRENDER ALL TO THEE

 

Chorus:

If I had a million lives

It would never do

I could never give enough

To add one thing to You

All I am

All I can offer

All I'll ever be

Debtor to my Savior

I surrender all to Thee

 

Light in highest heaven

Tree and stream and field

Golden sunset pastureland

Sanctify our yield

Every voice of nature

Each and all declare

Your power

Your glory

Your majesty

Your care

 

Now in evening shadows

I will add my song

To the hills and hollows

Glancing up and on

King, Almighty, Sovereign

Gladly I shall be

Son to You, my Father

And I offer all to Thee

 

LIGHT OF DAWN

 

Light of dawn reflecting love eternal

Light of morning open eyes now closed

Light of day in grace reach to our yearning

Light of lights come guide us to the day

 

Radiant light with timeless truth revealing

Brilliant light illuminate my path

Holy light reveal the shadows fleeing

Glorious light of heaven I give thanks

 

In this light, in this day

Light of Dawn

 

Son of God my love my hope eternal

Morning Star You've opened eyes once closed

Daystar giving grace to meet our yearning

Lord of light come guide us to the day

 

In this light, in this day

Will of God, be mine!

Light of Dawn

 

In Your love, on and on

Will of God, be mine!

Light of Dawn

 

YOU ARE ALL TO ME

 

Chorus:

You are all to me

You are all to me

You formed the land and the rolling sea

You are my God and You're all to me

 

Who scattered stars across the sky

Who caused the sun and moon to shine

Who makes the desert a life-giving spring?

Who but the Lord on high?

 

It is our Father's good pleasure

To share His kingdom and love

come to the Source of all holy joy

Come to the throne of God

 

SANCTUARY

 

Make my soul a sanctuary, where You are

Take my heart and touch with mercy, Morning Star

 

Every perfect gift comes from You

Glorify Yourself in all I do

 

Spirit fill me to Your pleasure

Take me Lord

Do Your will in fullest measure

Hold me Lord

 

Every perfect gift comes from You

Glorify Yourself in all I do

Jesus, precious Prince of Peace

 

Take me Lord

Through Your blood I am released

Holy Lord

 

Coming soon complete the story

Where You are

To the Father's grace and glory

Morning Star

 

Every perfect love comes from You

Jesus, glorify yourself in all I do

 

BLESSED REST

 

You who separated dark and light

You who made the great and lesser lights

Now in You I come to quiet rest

Through the night You hold me safe and fast

 

Shadows falling I am in Your care

Thankful praises from these lips You hear

Lying in the wonder of this night

Living in the knowledge of Your heart

 

I come in need

I go in peace

I grow in grace

In You find rest

I grow in grace

And sleep in peace

At the end of it all

In Your blessed rest

 

We come in need

We go in peace

We grow in grace

In You find rest

We grow in grace

So sleep in peace

At the end of it all

In Your blessed rest

 

NEVER CAN REPAY

 

Chorus:

How can I expect I could repay

Love so true as what I feel today

 

Light of my world

Strength of my heart

You took the burden that tore me apart

God of all power

Love of my soul

 

Grace and such kindness

That I can't deserve

Life everlasting

Gifts I could not earn

God of all power

Love of my soul

 

IMMANUEL

 

Immanuel, Lord of all life

Into the world You came

Darkness met light

Holy, holy, Lord over all

Hear us, near us

God with us now

 

Chorus:

Immanuel

Immanuel

Immanuel

God with us now

 

Immanuel, Lord of my life

Into my world You came

Dawn vanquished night

Holy, Holy, King over all

Hear me, near me

God with me now

 

FEARFULLY, WONDERFULLY MADE

 

I was there

when you turned your face to the wall

I was there

when you felt you were ten feet tall

I was there

when nobody knew your name

I'll be there

and I'll tell you again and again

 

Chorus:

You are fearfully, wondrously, gloriously, lovingly made

You are loved, you are wanted, desired

I'll tell you again and again

You are fearfully, wondrously, gloriously, lovingly made

 

There were times

when you wondered if I was around

There were times

when you stumbled and fell to the ground

There were times

when you tried to avoid every test

But everything works for your good

when you love, when you trust you find rest

 

HOLY FIRE

 

Spirit come and fill us now

Wind and Holy Fire

Move upon, within, without

Lead to Your desire

Grant us knowlege of the Son

Will and Word and Thought be done

Worship Three and worship One

With the heav'nly choir

 

Praise to God and grace to man

Holy, Sovereign, Great I Am

Lord of Lords and Risen King

Healing mercy in Your wings

 

Son of Morning, Son of Man

Gift and fruit at Your command

Blessing promised, blessing planned

Spirit fill again

Spirit fill again

 

ACCEPTABLE

 

All could never be enough to fully pay my debt

For all the wrong I've done

Now You say it is enough that I accept the Gift

The offering of Your Son

 

Chorus:

Jesus, Sacrifice, Acceptable to God

Jesus paid the price I owed

Gave me new life for old

 

All could never be enough to demonstrate my worth

My value or my merit

Now Your grace is grace enough

Your love is love enough

Adopted I inherit

 

CAUSE MY HEART

 

Cause my heart to fear Your name

Cause my life to reveal the same

 

Let the holiness from Your throne

So mark me as Your own

Cause my heart to fear Your name

Cause my life to reveal the same

 

In the purity of Your love

Touched by fire from above

Cause my heart to fear Your name

 

Cause my mouth to exalt Your worth

Cause my soul to rejoice in new birth

 

In the majesty of Your grace

Send your Spirit to this place

Lord and Christ, last and first

Into the Night

MILLION DOLLAR FEELING

 

I've got a million dollar feelin'

And sometimes I ain't got a dime

(repeat)

 

I've got the Lord Jesus with me

With me with me all the time

 

I've got a mansion in glory and that's

Where I'm gonna spend most my time

(repeat)

 

You talk about real fine gold, well

I'll be walkin' on it all the time

 

I got a million dollar feelin'

And I ain't got a dime

But I've got the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost with me

Yes, they're with me all the time

 

LOST SHIP

 

I was driftin' an driftin'

Like a lost ship out on the sea

I was driftin' and driftin'

Like a lost ship out on the sea

I didn't have nobody in this whole wide world

To care about me

 

Then my sweet Lord, people

He came and took me by the hand

The Good Lord, people, He took me by the hand

I may not have too much

But at least I know I've got a friend

 

I was down and out

I had used up my luck

Wild fire in my braind

I was burnin' up

Not even my best friends

They couldn't help me

But the Lord came broke the chains

And He set me free

 

My sweet Lord, people

He came and took me by the hand

I may not have much

But at least I know I've got a friend

 

QUEEN OF MY HEART

 

I'm tellin' you somethin', I'm tellin' you now

I got a love like the world won't allow

It came wrapped in a woman made for me an' me alone

God sent her to me sure as He is on the throne

 

Her an' me followin' the Savior from the start

He's the King of my life and she is the queen of my heart

 

Honey, you're good for me, I think I'm good for you

Together we'll make sweet harmony too

We'll walk in the light, we'll follow the Son

And when we leave this world it will have only just begun

 

You and me followin' the Saviour from the start

He's the King of my life, oh and you are the queen of my heart

 

STAND BY ME

 

When the night has come and the land is dark

And the moon is the only light you'll see

I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

 

When the sky we look upon should tumble

Tumble and fall

And the mountains should rumble to the sea

I won't cry

No, I won't shed a tear

Just as long as you stand

Stand by me

 

Lord Jesus, stand by me

You stand by me yes stand now

Stand by me

You always been my doctor stand by me

My lawyer stand by me

In times of tribulation stand, yes

You stand by me

Whenever I'm in trouble

You just stand by me

Oh Lord, how you stand by me

Yes you stand Lord, stand by me

 

WHERE WOULD I BE

 

Where would I be without your great, great mercy

Where would I be without your deep, deep love

Where would I go without your light to lead me

Oh my Lord, oh my Lord

 

My Lord and my God

 

What would I do without your great, great mercy

Where would I go without your deep, deep love

Where would I live outside your forgiveness

Without the risen Son

 

Where would I be?

 

IT’S ONLY YOU

 

In the night

When the silence falls

Through the night

I hear the echo of your call

 

There's no cheering of the crowd

There's no bright lights allowed

Just this heart inside of me

And in the darkness you're all I see

 

It's only you - I can talk to

It's only you - I can hear

It's only you - I can turn to

It's only you - forever near

 

Take my life

It's not an overnight affair

Take my soul

I have only you to share

 

So precious is our time

Show me how to use our time

Place a fire inside of me

So in the darkness you're all I see

 

It's only you - I can talk to

It's only you - I can hear

It's only you - I can turn to

It's only you - forever near

 

There's no cheering of the crowd

There's no bright lights allowed

Just this heart inside of me

And in the darkness your face I see

 

It's only you - I can talk to

It's only you - I can hear

It's only you - I can turn to

It's only you - forever near

 

THE MISSION

 

His name is destruction

Surrounded by a cast of fools

You may try and beat him

But in the end you're gonna lose

 

He's the father of all lies

He doesn't play by any rules

And his whole life's mission

Is givin' you the blues

 

He's the god of this world

He really thinks he is the boss

Some people even worship him

He was defeated at the cross

 

He is the great deceiver

He'll make you play your dues

'Cause his whole life's mission

Is givin' you the blues

 

(bridge)

He was there at the death camps

A friend of Hitler in World War II

Now his death camps are

Abortion clinics

He's killin' me, he's killin' you

 

Don't you wanna be a soldier

A soldier of the cross

And with the Sword of the Spirit

Which is the Word of God

 

You can break those chains

Of satan and stop playin' the fool

And make your whole life's mission

Givin' him the blues

 

IF I LEAVE THIS WORLD TOMORROW

 

If I leave this world tomorrow

Lord, let me leave a little love behind

(2 x)

There is too much pain and misery

Too much heartache, too much cryin'

 

I seen my share of trouble

But God ain't failed me yet (2 x)

He's my Savior, my Deliverer

I'm just as saved as you can get

 

Jesus, be my Witness

Sin an' love are all we know (2 x) I will trust your mercy

Share your mercy where I go

 

(Repeat 1st verse and end)

 

I FOUND OUT

 

Spent my time / livin' for myself

Spent my sanity / threw away my health

Life was a party / last one to leave

But soonr or later / it'll tke you to your knees

(yes it will)

 

I found out / love made the difference for me

I found out / love gave me eyes to see

 

I came up swingin' / singin' and playin' the blues

From town to town / the road filled with dope and booze

When I came to / in a hospital room, nearly dead

It was the mercy of God

And that's something I'll never forget

 

(Bridge)

Smarter people / don't have to touch the fire to learn

You reap what you sow / but one thing you'll never earn

God's love / God's love made the difference for me

I found out / His love still satisfies me

 

Oooh I found out (yes I did)

I found out

Spontaneous Combustion

EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THE BLUES

Uptown, downtown, all around

You can see it in their faces

Down to the holes in their shoes

Everybody understands the blues

 

Black an' white

Brown an' yellow

Red man too

Regardless of their wallet

Sometimes they win sometimes they losses

Only one thing for certain

Everybody understands the blues

 

Death an taxes

Political scams

Bill collectors who'll snag you if they can

A leak in the ceiling

Rush hour jams

I'll say it again no matter where I go or when

 

You can see it in their faces

Down to the holes in their shoes

There ain't no doubt about it

Everybody understands the blues

 

Yeah there are solutions

But very few of them will last

So many runnin' hopeless

Too man runnin outa gas

 

Be a prophet or a king

A sinner or a saint

A lawyer or a liar

A believer in fate

Somebody understands exactly what you're goin' through

Hey, everybody understands the blues

 

TROUBLE

 

Uptown, downtown, all around

You can see it in their faces

 

In a '71 Chevy with the big mag wheels

We was crusin' the concrete, we was lookin' for deals

When in the rear view mirror what do ya think that we saw?

The long blue arm of the law

 

On a street called Desire in a town called Sin

We was lookin' for action and we found it again

There was a piece on the table, had to split on the double

'Cuz I was starin' at the business end of trouble

 

Every time has a purpose, every night has a day

And the daylight is better than those night time ways

Over my head in danger, buried under the rubble

I had been starin' at the business end of trouble

 

Don't like bein' in trouble

Lord, you took me outta trouble

 

THROUGH THE NIGHT

 

There was a time, there was a season

I did not know my left from my right

And all I wanted baby

Was to just get through the night

 

Too many clouds, fog in the daytime

Took so long for me to see the light

And all I ever wanted

Was to make it through the night

 

Though I had eyes, I could not see

Though I could walk, I stumbled blind

Until you came and rescued me

Lord, the world can be so unkind

 

There was a day, there was a vision

It came and I finally got my sight

God of mercy

You brought me safely through the night

 

QUEEN BEE

 

Up this mornin' goin' to New York City

Comin through my second cup

Got nothin' but respect for my sweet home darlin'

Always puts the cream in my stuff

She blesses me so that I just can't stand it

I know that I don't deserve

This woman called wife is the love of my life

Love that God'll preserve

 

Ahh, she's my queen (4x)

She's my queen bee

She's my queen bee

She's my queen bee

She's my queen bee baby an' she treats me

Like a king

 

Late night music in my stumblin' hour

Spring in my step durin' mean rush hour

Uptown lady with a heart o' gold

Nothing could be better in the winter cold

Than my queen (etc.)

My queen

She knows she's my queen

I bow to my queen

 

Mmmmmm

She's my queen bee, people

God made her sweet as can be

My my-rockin' ....

 

SHUFFLIN’ THE DECK (instrumental)

 

IF I LEAVE THIS WORLD TOMORROW

 

If I leave this world tomorrow

Lord, let me leave a little love behind

(2 x)

There is too much pain and misery

Too much heartache, too much cryin'

 

I seen my share of trouble

But God ain't failed me yet (2 x)

He's my Savior, my Deliverer

I'm just as saved as you can get

 

Jesus, be my Witness

Sin an' love are all we know (2 x) I will trust your mercy

Share your mercy where I go

 

(Repeat 1st verse and end)

 

AIN’T MUCH DIFFERENCE

 

I been broken, I have lost in love

I've been cheated, mistreated

Yeah, I have lost in love

But one thing is for certain

I know I ain't the only one

 

Sometimes I been the victim

Sometimes I been victimized

Sometimes I've been the victim

But it's all just human nature

Ain't no use tryin' to disguise

 

I have been broken

Yeah I have lost in love

I been cheated, mistreated

I have lost in love

But one thing is for certain

I know I ain't the only one

 

The mistress an' the mister

The rooster an' the hen

The butcher an' the baker

You an' me, my feathered friends

The doctor an' the lawyer

The Indian chief too

Hey, ain't much difference

Tell the truth, tell the truth

 

Have you been broken

An' have ya tore up others too?

If you're lookin for the reason

Ain't got to look past me an' you

Ain't much difference

Ain't much difference

Tell the truth

 

GOT A HOLD ON YOU

 

I been broken, I have lost in love

I've been cheated, mistreated

Yeah, I have lost in love

But one thing is for certain

I know I ain't the only one

 

Sometimes I been the victim

 

I got a hold on you an' I won't let go (2x)

I'm gonna move your feet

Gonna move your soul

 

I got a hold on you (5x)

An' I know that you love me too

 

Love is eternal

Love doesn't end

Love is eternal

Love never ends

You know I love you

I'll prove it again and again

 

WHERE WOULD I BE

 

Where would I be without your great, great mercy

Where would I be without your deep, deep love

Where would I go without your light to lead me

Oh my Lord, oh my Lord

 

My Lord and my God

 

What would I do without your great, great mercy

Where would I go without your deep, deep love

Where would I live outside your forgiveness

Without the risen Son

 

Where would I be?

 

JUMP START (instrumental)

 

QUEEN OF MY HEART

 

I'm tellin' you somethin', I'm tellin' you now

I got a love like the world won't allow

It came wrapped in a woman made for me an' me alone

God sent her to me sure as He is on the throne

 

Her an' me followin' the Savior from the start

He's the King of my life and she is the queen of my heart

 

Honey, you're good for me, I think I'm good for you

Together we'll make sweet harmony too

We'll walk in the light, we'll follow the Son

And when we leave this world it will have only just begun

 

You and me followin' the Saviour from the start

He's the King of my life, oh and you are the queen of my heart

 

SATALLITE DISH

 

Some kinda fool stuck aluminum foil

On my satellite dish (2x)

He ruined a perfect evening

"Wheel of Fortune"'s what I missed

 

Had a new Mercedes

With them patent leather seats (2x)

Drunken driver on the freeway

Pulled my ride up in a heap

 

They said your treasure's where your heart is

My treasure started out nice an' green (2x)

Till my wife ran my waller

Through her washin machine

 

Ahhh ya can't take it with you

Better use it while you can (2x)

But understand you'll have to answer

To the One who put it all in your hand

 

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

 

Spontaneous combustion

Lord, you set my heart aflame

Salted in the fire

Lord you set my heart aflame

Burnin' sacrifices

Yeah - where every loss is gain

 

Spontaneous combustion

Like a house of livin stones

No wood or hay or stubble

Just the pure before your throne

A love that never quits

Yes where heaven is my home

 

Spontaneous combustion

Spirit shakin' me inside

A holy band of angels

Campin' round on every side

Comin' for a wedding

For a true and spotless bride

All My Days

ALL MY DAYS

 

God, You are my God and I praise You

Lord, You are my Lord and I love You

God, You are my God and I praise You

Lord, You are my Lord and I long for You

How I long for your presence

How I look to Your grace

How I search for Your heart's desire

To walk with You (3x)

All my days

Lord, You rule over all eternity

Who, who am I that You care for me

Lord, You are the God of the universe

Oh, the depth of Your love amazes me

 

YOU ARE THE SOURCE

 

Father, You are the source of our love

Jesus, You are the source of our joy

Spirit, You are the source of our peace

Oh Lord, we live to do Your will

Your will (6x)

Oh Lord, we live to do Your will

 

Tapestry

 

As ocean waves are to the shore

As gentle rains to the sea

As starlight on the waters

So you are to me

We shall scale the mountains

Conquer the valleys too

Come wind, come rain, come Jesus

His love will see us through

Master Weaver, use us well

Two lives You weave as one

Oh, make of us a tapestry

In which Your beauty runs

In which Your beauty runs

Today you rose to greet me

As the daylight awoke the dawn

Our love is just beginning

But shall go on and on

 

EVER CLOSER

 

Draw me closer, ever closer, Lord, to You

Draw me closer, ever closer, me to You

Love too pure for a heart like mine

Grace too costly for me

Tender mercies now and to

Eternity(2x)

Draw me nearer, ever nearer, Lord, to You

Draw me nearer, You who are dearer then my due

Father of wonders, author of truth

Worship and honor are Yours

Glory and majesty, blessing and praise

To Jesus our Lord (2x)

 

SURRENDER

 

Holy Father, as we stand before Your throne

As we look upon Your face

We confess Your matchless grace

Lord and Savior, we have nothing without You

There is nothing we can do

But to serve and follow You

And surrender

And surrender

To surrender

All our dreams

All we are

All that we are to become

All our love

 

IN THE OCEAN OF HIS LOVE

 

In the peace between the stillness

When quiet is the sound

I remember not believing

And yet the joy that now abounds

Jesus is like an ocean

He'll engulf and gently surround

With the tide of His love He'll astound you

And He's teaching me how to drown

In the ocean of His love

In the peace between life's stillness

When no one else is around

Do you have that peace with the Saviour? Do you know His love? Does His joy surround?

 

MOST OF ALL

 

I remember cold wind blowin' all across my face

A trace of frost would linger on my hair

As I wandered aimlessly from town to lonely town

Tryin' to shake my sadness and despair

And then I heard Him callin' me

Then I felt His tender love for me

And then finally I could see

That the sun had been shinin' all along

Oh, and I remember darkened streets

November's autumn leaves

They withered up and died every fall

But yet somehow I always hoped I'd live to see the spring

Your love was what I needed most of all

And if I didn't understand the searchin' in your hearts

I really couldn't sing this song at all

But Jesus knows just where you're at

And though you might gain the world

If you lose your soul then you have lost it all

If you lose your soul then you have lost it all

And then they nailed Him to a tree

And then He died, He died for you and me

But He is alive, and He wants to set you free

And all you've got to do is believe

Yes, all you've got to do is receive

Lord, Your love was what I needed most of all

 

LORD OF ALL

 

A carpenter from Nazareth

A Man from Galilee

He talked a lot of love

And setting captives free

The men who rallied 'round Him

Fishermen by trade

He called out twelve

They followed Him

And fishermen He made

He spoke a lot in churches

And in the countryside

The people heard Him gladly

As He prophesied

About His Father's kingdom

Salvation through the Son

He exposed the liars

He had them on the run

One night they came and took Him

And nailed Him to a tree

Though He never sinned a single sin

He died for you and me

But He did just what He said He'd do

God raised Him from the grave

He said if we'd believe in Him

That we would be saved

Of all who came to follow

He never lost a one

Except the ones who ran from Him

To travel on their own

But He talked a lot of judgement

And you'll either rise or fall

You can call Him what you will

I call Him Lord of all!

 

BEHOLD THE LAMB

 

Behold the Lamb of God

Who takes away

Who takes away the sins of the world

Behold the Lamb

Of God

White as snow

Pure as gold

Greater love the world

Will never know!

 

REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME

 

Send the glory of Your presence

Down, now, here

Send the glory of Your majesty

Down, now, here

Send the glory of Your mercy

Down, now, here

Without You we can do nothing

Nothing at all

But in You Who are mighty

We can walk and not fall

Send the glory of Your power

Down, now, here

Send the glory of Your innocence

Down, now, here

Send the glory of Your holiness

Down, now, here

Reveal Yourself to me!

 

BLESSED ARE THE PEOPLE

 

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound

They shall walk, oh Lord, in the light of Thy face (2x)

In Thy name shall they rejoice

All of the day

And in Thy name shall they rejoice

All of the day (2x)

For Thou art my glory and my strength

For Thou, oh Lord, art my defense

For Thou art my glory and my strength

And the Holy One of Israel is my King

And the Holy One of Israel is my King!

 

LIKE A LITTLE CHILD

 

Lord Jesus, take me by the hand

Make me like a little child again

Lord Jesus, help me understand

What it means to have You as a friend

Just like a windin' stream

My life goes flowin' by

But when I look up in the sky

I know You're near me

I used to feel so old

But now I've found that pot of gold

 

WEDDING PRAYER

 

Father, our Father

Grant us Thy peace

Release us in Thy Spirit

That we may increase

In the love that Thou hast worked in us

As man and wife

We receive Thy blessing

As the three of us unite

God, make us one in Thy glory

In Jesus we depend alone

Use us to proclaim

Salvation in Thy name

We invite you to be Lord of our home

 

HERE WE ARE GATHERED

 

Here we are gathered together

To worship You, Lord

Holy Spirit, lead us

In one accord

Hallelujah (3x)

Jesus, we love You

We love You so

Thank You for salvation

Cause our love to grow

Hallelujah(6x)

 

FOR THEE I WAIT

 

I see You in tear and in tempest

I hear You in laughter and mirth

Your presence now surrounds me

In the mystery of death and birth

I bow before Your majesty

Worship before Your throne

You speak in language eternal

There Your glory is shown

I feel You in field and woodland

Touch You in rain and in wind

I know You in morning and evening

Where the dawn and dusk begin

Oh, Thou enthroned in Thy splendor

Maker of all we survey

To Thee I pledge my truest love

For Thy appearing I wait

Trimmed and Burnin'

GREAT CHANGE SINCE I'VE BEEN BORN

(chorus) Great change since I been born (4x)

 

Things I used to would do I don't do no more (3x)

been a great change since I been born

 

Lies I used to would tell I don't tell no more (3x)

been a great change since I been born

 

People I used to would hate I don't hate no more (3x)

Great change since I been born

 

Talk

(inst.)

 

Roads I used to would walk I don't walk no more(3x)

been a great change since I been born

 

A new song been sung since I been born(3x)

been a great change since I been born

 

(chorus)

 

KEEP YOUR LAMP TRIMMED AND BURNIN’

 

Keep your lamps trimmed and burnin'

Keep your lamps trimmed and burnin'

Keep your lamps trimmed and burnin'

See what the Lord has done

 

Sister, don't get worried

Sister, don't get worried

Sister, don't get worried

For the work is almost done

 

Brother, don't get worried

Brother, don't get worried

Brother, don't get worried

For the work is almost done

 

Heavens journey on before us(3x)

see what my Lord has done

 

Elder dont get worried (3x)

for the work is almost done

 

Almost over(3x)

see what my Lord has done

 

Brother, don't get worried

Brother, don't get worried

Brother, don't get worried

For the work is almost done

 

Sister don't get worried

Elder don't get worried

Brother don't get worried

for the work is almost done

 

SHAKY GROUND

 

I thought I'd been liv'n in the light of day

I though I'd been redeemed

I prayed my preayers but I went my way

Liv'n just like I'd been

 

Chorus:

Stand'n

Stand'n on shaky ground

 

He'd gone to the church all of his life

He'd heard what the preacheer said

But the life he lived did him no good

The truth simply filled his head

 

Chorus [repeat 3×]

 

I thought I'd been liv'n in the light of day

I though I'd been redeemed

I prayed my preayers but I went my way

Liv'n just like I'd been

 

Chorus

 

NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE

 

I got a Bible in my home

I got a Bible in my home

If I don't read my soul be lost

nobody's fault but mine

Sister, she taught me how to read

Sister, she taught me how to read

If I don't read my soul be lost

nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

 

Jesus, He taught me how to walk

Jesus, He taught me how to walk

If I don't walk what Jesus taught

nobody's fault but mine

People, they like someone to blame

People, they like someone to blame

But I can't play no blamin' game

nobody's fault but mine

 

GO TELL PHAROAH

 

Go Tell Pharaoh Let my people go(2x)

I am the God of the Israelites that I'll surely show

Power in the water/ power in the sky(2x)

Woe to those in Egypt that's the apple of my eye

 

Great strong and mighty all across this land

I say great strong and mighty all across your land

you shall know my power then you'll understand

understand

 

YOU GOT TO MOVE

 

You gotta move

You gotta move

You gotta move child

You gotta move

when the Lord gets ready you got to move

 

You may be high

You may be low

You may be rich child

you may be poor

but when the Lord gets ready

you gotta move

 

(repeat)

 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE MORNING STAR

 

The sun comes peak'n over the hill

here I am with an old bent heart

say'n Savior I will walk this day

in the Light of the mornin star

 

(chorus)

O Savior, Savior

I'm so glad I know who you are

God grant me just to walk with thee

In the light of the mornin star

 

The moon comes down

shinin on the earth its a wonderful thing to behold

but someday I know we have been fore told we will

walk on streets of gold

 

(repeat chorus twice)

 

Holy Ghost you point my way to the Prince of the

Heavenly Host

I may be all I should be for the one who

loves me most

 

(repeat chorus twice)

 

CELESTIAL SHORE

 

It won't be long but its for sure

soon i'll be walkn through that special door

there'll be no more cry'n fight'n or war

when we gather together on that celestial shore

 

(chorus)

When we all come together(3x)

on that celestial shore

 

Are you tired of walk'n on this uphill road?

Are you ready for talkn to the one true Lord?

Well it aint no secret that he settled your score

Will you be there with us on that celestial shore?

 

(chorus)

 

I'm so tired walkn this uphill road

Are you ready to meet that One true Lord?

Well it ain't no secret he settled your score

Don't you wanna be with him on that celestial shore?

 

JESUS IS COMIN’ SOON

 

In the year of 1918

God sent a might disease

killn many a thousand

on the land and on the sea

 

(chorus)

we been told God has warned us

Jesus a comin soon (2x)

 

God is warn'n the nation

warned us in every way

turn away from the evil

seek the Lord and pray

 

(chorus)

 

People dyin of starvation

people dyin of AIDS

people killin their babies

tryin to save the whales today

 

(chorus)

 

In the book of Zechariah

the Bible plainly explains

many people need to die

or count their wicked ways


(chorus and vs. 2)

 

GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE

 

(chorus)

He's God

God don't never change

Always will be God

 

God in the middle of the ocean

God in the middle of the sea

by the help of the great creator

He's truly been the God to me

 

(chorus)

 

God in creation

God when Adam fell

God way up in heaven

God way down in hell

 

(chorus)

 

Spoken to the mountain

Said our Great I AM

once you get up this mornin

skip around like a lamb

 

(chorus)

 

God in the time of sickness

God in the doctor too

In the time of Influenza

he truly been a God to you

 

(chorus)

 

God in the pulpit

God way down at the door

God in the Amen corner

God all over the floor

 

(chorus)

 

WHAT YOU DID

 

I was hungry and you fed me

I was thirsty and you gave me drink

I was a stranger and you took me in

I needed clothing

you covered me

I was sick and you gave me care

I was in prison and you came to me there

You ask when was this

how could this be?

 

(chorus)

What you did for the least you did for me

What you did for the least (3x)

you did for me

You ask when was this

how could this be?

What you did for the least child

you did to me

 

He was hungry and you fed him

she was thirsty and you gave her a drink

She was a stranger and you took her in your house.

He needed clothing and you covered him.

 

(chorus)

 

I BELONG TO THE BAND

 

(chorus) Hallelu Hallelujah I belong to the Band

Hallelu(2x)

 

When I get to heaven gonna sit right down

ask my Lord for my starry crown

I belong to the band hallelu

 

(chorus)

 

What kinda band you talkin about?

Talkin about that Christian band

I belong to the band hallelu

 

(chorus)

 

One of these mornings and it won't be long

you're gonna call me and I'll be gone

I belong to the band hallelu

 

(chorus)

 

Talk about me just as much as you please

I'll talk about you down on my knees

I belong to the band hallelu (x2)

 

(chorus)

 

One of these days about 12 o'clock

this old world's gonna reel and rock

I belong to the band hallelu (x2)

 

(chorus)

 

YOU GOT TO DIE

 

Well you just as well to get ready

you gotta die (x2)

Well it may be today or tomorrow

well you can't tell a minute or hour

 

Sinnerman well you just as well to get ready

you gotta die (x2)

Well it may be today or tomorrow

well you can't tell a minute or hour

 

Gambler well you just as well to get ready

you gotta die (x2)

Well it may be today or tomorrow

well you can't tell a minute or hour....

 

Just well get ready you got to die

Just well love your enemies you got to die (x2)

Maybe tomorrow can't tell the minute or the hour

Just well love your enemies you got to die

 

Just well live in union you got to die(x2)

Maybe tomorrow can't tell the minute or the hour

Just well live in union you got to die

 

Just well get ready you got to die

Just well keep prayin you got to die (x2)

maybe tomorrow can't tell the minute or the hour

Just well keep prayin you got to die

 

CORNERSTONE

 

He is the cornerstone (x3)

come under him

(the cornerstone)

come unto him

(the cornerstone)

come unto him

(the living stone)

rejected by men

(the cornerstone)

but chosen by God

(precious stone)

precious to him

(the cornerstone)

You also

(taste this chosen wine)

Like livin stones

(chosen by God)

that made a spiritual house

(you're this cornerstone)

offering sacrifices

(of this living stone)

accepted by God

(through the cornerstone)

for in the word it says

(I lay a chosen stone)

in the word it says

(Haaaw precious stone)

and if you trust in him

(this cornerstone)

you will not come to shame

(in this cornerstone)

you'll never be the same

(in this holy one)

not be put to shame

(the cornerstone)

Jesus

(Jesus precious stone)

Jesus

(precious stone)

Jesus

(precious stone)

He is the mighty cornerstone

 

WE SHALL SEE THE KING

 

There's a blessed time a comin comin soon

Maybe even mornin night or noon

The wedding of the bride united with the groom

We shall see the King when he comes

 

(chorus)

We shall see the King

we shall see the King

we shall see the King when he comes

He's coming in power we'll hail the blessed hour

we shall see the King when he comes

 

Are you ready should the Savior come today?

Would Jesus say well done or go away?

My hope is for the pure, the vile can never stay.

We shall see the King when he comes.

 

(chorus)

 

O my brother are you ready for the call

to crown your Savior King and Lord of all

the kingdoms of this world will soon before him fall

we shall see the King when he comes


(chorus x2)