Cardboard Box











 

UNEMPLOYMENT BLUES

 

LOADING DOCK

 

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

 

STREET TALK

 

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 did I get so low?

Needin’ an address

Neddin’ 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

 

URBAN HOBO

 

POVERTY BLUES

 

HOLD ME

 

Jesus hold me in your heart

 

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

 

Sweet mother read your poetry

Do not now fade away from me

I know that death it knows my name

Do not go, don’t take your grace

Darkness pressed to candle flame

touch my old manchild’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 threat’ning to remove your love

in this night I plead your peace

 

LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR A CHANGE

 

WHAT YOU DID

 

Bound for Glory










 

GOD’S NOT DEAD

 

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 to say

And that's not all there's more to say

And that's not all there's more to say

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

I've been redeemed i've been redeemed i've been redeemed

 

SINCE I LAID MY BURDENS DOWN

 

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY

 

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,

Lady’s 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, thief’s or bitches tokens,

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 for transportation, this train;

This train don't pay for transportation, this train;

This train don't pay for transportation,

No Jim Crowe no discrimination,

This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train

This train…………. This train ……………this train.

 

AT THE CROSS

 

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

 

THERE IS NO ONE

 

I’VE GOT THAT JOY

 

ALL HAIL THE POWER

 

I’LL FLY AWAY

 

DOXOLOGY

 

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 'til 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 GodWho 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 memy 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...

 

Do Lord, oh do Lord,

Do You remember me?

Do Lord, oh do Lord

Do You remember me?

Do Lord, oh do Lord

My Lord, 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...

 

Do Lord, oh do Lord

Do You remember me?

Do Lord, oh do Lord

Do You remember me?

Do Lord, oh do Lord

I know You'll remember me

Way beyond the blue, oh yeah!

 

Do Lord, oh do Lord,

Do You remember me?

Do Lord, do Lord

Please remember me

Oh, my sweet Jesus

I know You'll remember me

Way beyond the blue!

 

Yeah...

Way beyond..

Way beyond the blue!

Do You remember me?

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

Mmm, My eyes on you

 

Down in the house,

Out of the door

Work on the ridge

And in the valley low

I got My eyes on you

Oh, 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

 

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 danger meet

I got My eyes on you

Mmm, 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

Child, I got My eyes on you, oh...

 

I got My eyes on you

I'm watchin' over you

I got My eyes on you

No matter what you do

Yeah, yeah, yeah

I got My eyes on you

Mmmm

Oh, I do

I got My eyes on you

Ohhh, I got My eyes on you

I got My eyes...Oh! I got My eyes on you

 

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

 

(repeat first verse)

 

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)

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