Michael and Stormy Omartian Lyrics

This category has the lyrics for the combined works of Michael and Stormy Omartian.

FAITHFUL FOREVER

Written by Michael Omartian and Michael Anderson

 

California Winter rain,

It’s cold and grey and I keep walkin’,

Feelin’ like I’m not alone,

I almost hear the raindrops talking.

 

Don’t look back, don’t lose track,

Of the one thing left worth fightin’ for,

Keep in sight,

It’s alright.

 

Comin’ back to You again,

Once more on my knees for mercy,

I know it seems I never learn,

 I wonder if I ever will see.

Comes the light, end of night,

Freedom of the love without,

It’s a fight,

But I’m alright cause’

 

Chorus 1:

You’re faithful forever,

Though it’s hard to believe,

When I’m cold and lonely,

You’re faithful forever,

And you’re teachin’ me now,

How to stand on my own

 

I don’t know how you love me now,’

When every chance I’ve had I fought you,

Yet when I need a tender touch,

Your patient, lovingkindness shines through.

 

Pre-Chorus 3:

I can see I must be,

The reason for the rain in my heart,

It’s a fight, but I’m alright cause’

 

Chorus 2:

You’re faithful forever,

Though I feel like a child forsaken in danger,

You’re faithful forever,

And You’re teachin’ me now,

How to stand on my own,

You’re faithful forever.

 

Pre-Chorus 3

 

Chorus 1 And 2 And Out

 

© 1991 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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HEARTBREAK CITY

Written by Michael Omartian
And Michael Anderson

 

It’s another night headed for nowhere,

It’s another face alone in the crowd,

One more walking wounded,

Who once lost her dream,

Downtown the dark is selling for beauty,

What’s just a lie in full light of day,

Satisfaction is sold like cheap magazines.

 

Pre-Chorus

There’s a crack in your concrete heart,

That’s wide enough for a tear,

There’s a light right there in the night,

That’s shining through the dark you fear

 

Chorus:

I’ve seen the tears that run like rivers,

Under the streets of this heartbreak city,

Sirens scream like a cry from above,

Lord, have mercy, we’re just looking for love.

 

She has a dream over and over,

The alley at night she knows has no end,

Any man with a fee is her one and only.

 

Here I sit like a judge and jury,

I can’t hear it when the wounded scream,

While every last lost soul in this city,

Knows the nightmare of a lost dream.

 

Chorus:

 

Pre-Chorus:

 

Chorus Twice:

 

© 1991 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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LET MY HEART BE THE FIRST TO KNOW

Written by Michael Omartian
and Michael Anderson

 

 

Walkin’ down this long dark road,

I can see the light fade around the bend,

Wonder could I have lost my way,

I’d like to feel the fire in my soul again.

 

I remember when I knew that I knew,

Had no idea what this road would lead through.

 

Chorus:

Where You lead me, I will follow,

Where You call is where I’ll go,

I put my faith in Your guiding light,

Let my heart be the first to know,

Everywhere I go.

 

I don’t know where I’d be now,

If I hadn’t answered You when I heard Your Call,

Can’t imagine bein’ here tonight,

Walkin’ in the dark with no light at all.

 

There’s a voice tellin’ me to turn back,

Time and time again I tell myself that

 

Chorus:

I remember water in the river,

Washing through my soul,

And that vision keeps hope alive,

Everywhere I go.

 

There’s a voice tellin’ me to turn back,

Time and time again, I tell myself that

 

Chorus – Twice

 

© 1990 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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KINGDOMS

Written by Michael Omartian
and Michael Anderson

 

Some men have their kingdoms,

With castles on this earth,

Some earned with labor,

Some by right of birth,

Mine’s not simple or grand,

Like some of the rest,

When God gave me mine,

He gave me the best.

 

Some men seek adventure,

With glory to be told,

Sail across the sea in search of honor and gold,

But God has given me a treasure,

I’m not worthy of,

He gave me it all in the one I love.

 

And we face the fire,

And we have always made it through,

You’re my heart’s desire,

 And through it all I still love You.

 

Some people have and some have not,

I’m ever thankful, for all that we’ve got,

But if they took all our possessions,

 Took all they could see,

They couldn’t touch the most wonderful to me.

 

And we face the fire,

 And through it all I still love you,

I still live you,

I still love you,

I still live you,

I still love you.

 

© 1990 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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CRY FROM THE EAST

Written by Michael Omartian
and Bruce Sudano

 

Sun rises in the east,

Knees touch the ground,

Sometimes to pray,

Sometimes to beg for life,

(It’s a cold cruel world)

While princes and presidents decide their fate,

The people struggle in the streets,

All waiting to hear the voice of God.

 

Will it ever change, will it stay the same?

Tell me who’s in charge,

Tell me who’s to blame,

A cry from the east.

 

Chorus 1:

It’s here in the race,

It’s Isaac and Ishmael at the well,

Touched by hell,

Warriors for eternity,

Brothers yes, brothers no,

God’s creation, don’t they know,

Time for love, time for peace,

Is the cry from the east.

The privileged rule the masses,

The master of the slave,

Who says one man’s better,

That’s truly just man made,

(not just what my God says)

Moses he told Pharoah,

“Let My people go,”

We only serve one master,

Someone you need to know.

 

Pre-Chorus 2:

Do we ever change, or just remain the same,

Only time will tell,

Tell me who’s in charge,

Is there anyone to blame?

A cry from the east.

 

Chorus 2:

It’s here in the race,

It’s Isaac and Ishmael at the well,

Touched by hell,

Warriors for eternity,

Brothers yes, Brothers no,

God’s creation, don’t they know.

From the greatest to the least,

Is the cry from the east.

 

Sun sets in the west,

Hands raise to the sky,

Sometimes to pray,

Sometimes to surrender,

(It’s a cold, cruel world)

Life goes on, the inner man cries,

“Who will bridge the gap between us,

and give us peace?”

 

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus 2:

 

© 1991 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Sudano Songs (BMI)

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ALONE

Written by Michael Omartian

 

With his rifle pointed at the foe,

Young man, but a child inside,

He will march to defend his countrymen,

On a foreign soil hillside,

When the cannons cease and the last gun fires,

His survey has begun,

And he sees his friends, all lifeless,

On the hillside that he’s won.

 

When I look around and see,

The bodies huddled everywhere,

And there are very few to care for them,

It’s cold in the midnight air,

And the lines of hope and sustenance,

A barrel’s fire burns,

And the morning light will seal the din,

As the hopelessness returns.

 

Chorus:

And I seem to have forgotten,

What it is to be alone

 

Take time to feel the way they do,

(To be alone, To be alone)

Take the time to feel their pain,

(To be alone)

 

She has grown to blossom from her youth,

Blue eyes and windblown hair,

But the storm that’s raging deep within,

 The darkness and despair,

Many young nights fearing the open door,

Large shadow looms above,

To seal the family’s legacy,

With her father’s twisted love.

 

Well the sky is turning ebony,

And it suffocates the air,

As a man is hanging on a cross,

His followers are not there,

And he yells, “why has thou forsaken me,

left me all alone to bear,

This loneliness and agony,

This nakedness and fear.

 

Chorus

 

As is sit here in my comfort,

And I watch the evening news,

Of the fighting man and the homeless one,

The victim of abuse,

With my loved ones gathered around me,

Warm fire burns inside this home,

And I seem to have forgotten to be alone.

 

© 1991 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

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LAST NIGHT ON EARTH

Written by Michael Omartian,
Bruce Sudano, Michael Amderson

 

I tell myself that this was all a dream,

That woke me up last night,

Couldn’t tell my left from right,

Or anything in between,

I saw myself as wise in their eyes,

I looked my very best,

But in my dream I was a broken man,

Who failed the final test.

 

And everyone turned away,

I was so alone,

You’re facin’ the judgment day,

When my soul’s called home.

 

Chorus 1:

When I leave this place,

Will I leave a trace of things I’ve done?

What about love?

Have I made a place in the race I’ve run?

It scared me so I took to my knees,

And asked the Lord for help,

To let me see myself,

And who I Was called to be,

I thought about the truth I believed,

Was I really tryin’

And if my light was shining,

For the world outside to see.

 

Bridge 2:

Don’t go and throw your life away,

I’ll be on my own,

You’re facin’ the judgment day,

When my soul’s called home.

 

Chorus 1:

 

Chorus 2:

When I leave this place,

Will I see the faces of the ones I love?

For my last night on earth,

Will they know I ran my race and won?

 

Bridge 2:

 

Chorus 1 and 2 Out

 

© 1990 WB Music Corp
(ASCAP)/Sudano Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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THE MORNING LIGHT

Written by Michael Omartian
And Michael Anderson

 

In the very last light of another day,

As the sun, like your faith, is fading away,

As the evening rests in the last daylight,

It’s teach us something about the night.

 

And it’s just like me,

It’s just like you,

To miss the plan behind what we’re goin’ through,

And it’s hard to see the light.

 

Chorus:

Just like a brand new day,

Follows the longest night,

In the dark on your way,

Well I’ll hold onto the hope in You,

My Morning Light.

 

It’s a cold, cold world and there’s nothin’ worse

Than to walk with the wounded or cry with the hurt,

It feels like midnight,

You’re the last lonely one,

You’re as far from love as the moon from the sun.

 

And it just like me,

And it just like you,

To not see the hand behind what we’re going through,

And it’s hard to see the light.

 

Chorus

 

Lord, please I’m askin’ of You,

Won’t you tell me somehow what You want me to do,

I’m a great believer in Your Master plan,

But it’s hard to know sometimes,

Right where You stand.

 

And it’s just like me,

To miss Your cue,

And not see your touch in what I’m goin’ through,

It’s not simple in the dark.

 

Chorus

 

©1990 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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BURN IT UP

Written by Michael Omartian
and Michael Anderson

 

Where there’s smoke, there’s a fire,

There’s a spark of desire to burn it up,

Turn that spark to a flame,

On the promise in the Name to burn it up,

Oh, oh, oh, so burn it up.

 

Cause there’s no a place for,

Light to shine on this human race,

Only you do what you can do,

That’s the reason for the light in you.

 

Everyday, every hour,

You’ve got the fire power,

To burn it up,

Everyone that you meet,

Is touched by the heat,

So burn it up,

Oh, oh, oh so burn it up.

 

And lend a hand,

Your brother needs someone to understand,

Shine on the darkness, while you live and learn,

To let that tongue of fire in you burn,

Oh, oh, burn it up.

 

Oh, burn it up now,

Oh, burn it up won’tcha,

Oh, oh, oh so burn it up.

 

For there’s a place for light to shine,

On this human race,

Shine in the darkness while you live and learn,

To let that tongue of fire in you burn.

 

Where there’s smoke, there’s a fire,

There’s a spark of desire, so burn it up,

Turn that spark to a flame,

On the promise in His Name to burn it up,

Oh, burn it up now,

Oh, burn it up won’tcha,

Burn it up, burn it up.

 

With the fire in your eye,

You can make it if you try,

So burn it up.

You’re a light in the dark,

To a world off the mark,

So burn it up.

 

© 1990 WB Music Corp.
(ASCAP)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing (BMI)

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KINGDOMS

(Instrumental Reprise)

Written by Michael Omartian
And Michael Anderson

 

 

Full Instrumental – No Lyrics

 

AIN’T YOU GLAD

 

I saw you the first time,

In the pouring rain.

You charmed me, you disarmed me,

And you eased my pain.

Now when the rain falls,

It’s like God calls – And he says your name

 

Oh ain’t you glad that our love, is here to stay.

Ain’t you glad there are oh so many ways.

To show you just how much I care.

I will always be there cause I love you.

Yes, I love you.

 

I woke up this morning,

And the sun was so high.

My heart knew as I saw you

Lying by my side,

That the real light brought in my life,

Was from your eyes.

 

Oh ain’t you glad that our love, is here to stay.

Ain’t you glad there are oh so many ways.

To show you just how much I care.

I will always be there cause I love you.

Yes, I love you.

 

Oh, ain’t you glad our love is here to stay.

Ain’t you glad it grows stronger every day.

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MS PAST

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

 

Ms. Past, she’s such a wicked lady,

Ms. Past, she’s always there a waiting,

She’s the Devil’s favorite tool,

She’ll play you like a fool,

She’ll try until she rules.

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

 

Ms. Past, she’ll always try to feed you,

Ms. Past, she’ll say He never freed you.

But don’t fall for her disguise,

And look back in her eyes,

She wants you paralyzed, by all she knows.

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

 

Interlude

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

etc. etc. etc….

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ANYTHING YOU ASK OF ME

 

I traveled the road to the end of myself,

While the trophies of life gathered dust on the shelf.

And I found that it just didn’t matter.

I found that I just didn’t care.

 

I looked at the struggle I’d carried in me.

And somehow I knew I could never be free.

Till I came to the foot of the cross.

Came to the foot of the tree,

And laid it down there.

 

So anything you ask of me,

Anything you ask you know I will do it.

Anything you want of me,

Anything you want I’ll give to you.

If you ask me to, I will.

 

I structured my days with a clever design,

But the plan I laid out weren’t His, they were mine.

And I saw that it just wouldn’t happen.

I saw that it never would be.

 

I picked up the life I’d driven astray,

Cause life isn’t life till you give it away.

And came to the arms of the Savior.

Came to the feet of my Lord,

And laid it down there.

 

I laid it down there.

So anything you ask of me,

Anything you ask you know that I will do it.

Anything you want of me,

Anything you want I’ll give to you.

If you ask me to, I will.

I will

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BIG TIME

 

Opening dialogue……………………..

 

Song:

It doesn’t matter if it’s rock or pop,

As long as I can make it to the top.

I don’t know why the Lord can’t see,

 What it would do for Him if I could just be,

Big Time.

 

I won’t talk about Jesus,

That would be going too far.

I know that they will see Him,

In my guitar.

 

(Chorus)

 

Christian Superstar,

That is what you are,

I’ve got to be Big Time,

Christian Superstar,

That is what you are.

 

Well the folks will get saved,

They will have no choice,

When they see,

I’ve got the greatest voice.

 

(Chorus)

 

I play good,

I look good,

I am good,

That’s why I have to be,

Big Time.

 

Closing Dialogue………………………….

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SEASONS OF THE SOUL

 

Whenever Summer dreams start to fade and lose their light,

And when the Spring in your heart seems so cold, it can’t be right,

And you feel like you’ve lost control,

And the valley’s seem so low,

Well it’s not forever, just a season of the soul.

 

If you could step away just to see how far you’ve gone,

If you would take the time just to be what you’ve become,

You could have the time to grow,

There would be a chance to know,

That it’s not forever, just a season of the soul.

 

Oh, it’s the season of the soul

It’s the season of the soul,

It’s the season of the soul,

It’s the season.

 

Walkin alone in the desert at night, searching for the rain,

How can this happen to me it’s not right, when Jesus is my friend,

Everything was going fine,

I was standing on the line,

Where did I go wrong?

Suddenly the sky was gray,

Looking like it was gonna stay,

Far too long.

 

Up on a mountain I heard His sigh, like an angel’s call,

If you don’t rest when the Winter is here, what will you bear in the Fall,

A time to cry, a time to sing,

There’s a time for everything,

Nothing lasts that long.

Don’t look at what you see,

And just keep your eyes on Me,

I won’t let you go wrong.

 

So when you look for the voice that you’ve known, and no one’s there,

And when it seems the caretaker’s heart, just doesn’t care,

It’s the seasons of the soul,

It’s the seasons of the soul,

Well it’s not forever – It’s the seasons of the soul.

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JEREMIAH

 

Jeremiah, how your people cry.

What’s the answer? Don’t let it change the way we live or die.

No matter where you run,

You’ve got to pay for what you’ve done.

 

Obadiah, open Edom’s eyes.

Heaven’s fire will soon be laid upon your earthbound lives.

Let there be no doubt,

You’re going to get what you give out.

 

I could set you free,

But you must turn back to me

 

Tell it over and over and over and over again,

Tell it over and over and over and over again.

 

Zephaniah, sell your prophecy.

Heavy buyer, tear down the bed of your idolatry.

Hearts that turn to gold,

Will be turned to hearts of stone.

 

I could set you free,

But you must turn back to me.

 

Jeremiah, how great your pain must be,

To have the answer, and yet the people still refuse to see.

Let there be no doubt,

There is only one way out.

 

I Could set you free,

But you must turn back to me.

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SEE THIS HOUSE

 

See this house I’ve built.

It stands so strong,

It took so long.

 

Placed so high on this hill.

No one sees in,

They never will.

 

Board by board I willed the walls into place,

And the roof went on with my dreams.

As nice as it is on the outside,

You know it’s still not all what it seems.

 

Inside it’s all run down.

Lonely and bare,

Dark everywhere.

 

Confusion all around.

Things to be sold.

Love to be found.

 

Down the hall, that room’s been locked up for years.

And neglect has misplaced the key.

It’s full of memories I bought for a price,

At a time when nothing came free.

 

But you…….

Opened the door.

And there was light like there’s never been before.

Then you……

 

Gave me the key.

And there was love there to set me free and

Until you……..

I was like sand,

Blown out of hand

 

See this house I’ve built.

It stands so strong,

It took so long.

 

Inside it’s been made new.

It’s all I have.

It’s all for you.

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOU

 

Long racks or paperbacks and empty magazines,

That’s where a poor man looks for all his dreams.

When I saw there was no way to make my dreams come true,

That’s when it all came down to you.

 

How I searched for meaning in all the meaningless,

Just to find the sellers were all sold out,

When it was clear to me that love was overdue,

That’s when it all came down to you.

 

Now there’s a situation very close at hand,

And I know I don’t have what it takes to stand,

When I consider all I have to get me through,

That’s when it all comes down to you.

 

I can’t say that I’m not afraid of falling,

Whose more willing to run from it all, than me,

But I know for certain that your promises are true,

That’s why it all comes down to you,

That’s why it all comes down to you.

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WHITE HORSE

 

Red moon shines on the burning tree.

Someone is taking my life from me.

Where is my family, the light of my day.

Someone has taken them all away.

 

I seem to remember someone saying,

The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back.

Look for the White Horse carrying life.

Tie the red cord around your soul.

 

Someone is waiting to take your hand.

Lead you under the promised land.

Wear his mark and he’ll let you buy.

Pay his price or you can’t survive.

 

It’s gone

It’s gone

It’s gone

 

I seem to remember someone saying,

The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back.

Look for the White Horse carrying life.

Tie the red cord around your soul.

 

Red moon shines on a burning tree.

Someone is taking my life from me.

The White Horse rides across the sky.

Those who don’t know Him will hope to die.

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HERE HE COMES

 

Here He comes.

Here He comes for the last time.

Through the smog,

Here He comes for the last time.

 

Clear as the lightning flies out of the east sky,

Quick as a thief in the night.

 

Here He comes,

He will come for the last time.

Through the clouds,

He will come for the last time.

 

I’ll be here

I’ll be waiting

I’ll be here

I’ll be waiting

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to tell you,

How to run your life.

But I believe the end is near.

What will you do if I’m right?

 

Carry On,

Carry on until it’s time.

Through the fire, every heart will be refined.

 

One will be watching and one will be sleeping,

One will be taken away.

 

Play your song,

Play it till it’s number one.

Through the night,

Play your song until it’s done.

 

Here He comes,

Here He comes for the last time.

See the signs,

Here He comes for the last time.

 

No one is better at keeping a promise,

What if he keeps it today.

 

He will come.

He will come for the last time.

Through the tears. He will come for the last time.

 

I’ll go up,

I’ll go up with Him.

I’ll go up,

I’ll go up with Him.

 

Go right ahead and do what they tell you,

Throw your seed to the wind.

But when your garden doesn’t grow,

Who will you turn to then?

 

Here He comes,

Here He comes for the last time.

Drink His Wine,

Mend your faith until it shines.

 

Sing your song,

Sing your song until it’s done.

Plant your hope,

Keep it growing toward the Son.

 

We’ll be here

We’ll be waiting

We’ll be here

We’ll be waiting here.

CHARLIES DREAM

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music By Michael Omartian

 

Charlie’s dream was out in California,

Somewhere in West L.A.

He arrived, expectations in his suitcase,

And found him a place to stay.

Months and months passed,

All he saw were those hard times.

Soon he knew his luck only ran part time,

Or no time at all.

 

Charlie stayed there, tried to make it workout,

And find him that pot of gold.

“I’ll keep reaching even if it kills me,”

He said as his blood ran cold.

Sinking deep, he called for help and said,

“Save me, Lord.”

The Lord He said, “I’ll show you where your wealth is stored,

Just lay down your dream and look to me.”

 

You and I,

Have a touch of Charlie hidden deep inside.

You and I,

Have a dream in each of us that’s been denied.

 

Time was wasting, Charlie weighed his choices,

To see what his heart would do.

Giving up the dream of a lifetime,

Was worse than anything he knew.

Still he saw the only way and said,

“Take it Lord.”

And in his hand appeared a gift – like a great award –

And the label read, “CHARLIE’S DREAM.”

 

You and I,

Have a touch of Charlie hidden deep inside.

You and I,

Have a dream in each of us that’s been denied.

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THE ONLY THING MISSING IS YOU

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Got a home with a “view,” and a brand new heart.

Now I’m rich with a wealth that can’t depart.

And the peace is like gold.

I’ve got love that fills the halls,

Laughter bouncing off the walls.

I’ve got sisters and brothers,

A father like no other.

 

The only thing missing is you.

The only thing missing is you.

If you were here with me,

My life would be complete.

The only thing missing,

Only thing missing is you.

 

Every day is the start of a happy song,

There is joy knowing I’m just where I belong.

And in the night, there is a light.

But I can hardly bear it,

If you’re not here to share it.

The past has all been swept,

I’ve got everything I need except:

 

The only thing missing is you.

The only thing missing is you.

If you were here with me,

My life would be complete.

The only thing missing,

Only thing missing is you.

 

If you could see it.

If you could just believe.

 

The only thing missing is you.

The only thing missing is you.

If you were here with me,

My life would be complete.

The only thing missing,

Only thing missing is you.

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THE BUILDER

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

There was a feeling of “do it yourself,”

When I was under construction.

But each time I tried to get something nailed down,

It became just an obstruction.

The The Designer looked into my heart,

And said, “I know better. I planned you from the start.”

 

You are The Builder,

I’m made of stone.

I find it hard to see.

What you could make of me.

I am the sinner.

You died for me.

I find it hard to know,

How you could love me so.

I find it hard to know,

How you could love me so.

 

So when the rain comes and knocks on my door,

I know I’ll always be standing.

Cause I met The Architect some time before,

And He’s never failed in His planning.

Still so unfinished, sometimes my hope grows dim.

That’s when He reminds me that I am complete,

I’m complete in Him

 

You are The Builder,

I’m made of stone.

I find it hard to see.

What you could make of me.

I am the sinner.

You died for me.

I find it hard to know,

How you could love me so.

I find it hard to know,

How you could love me so.

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MR. TRASH MAN

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Oh Mr. Trash Man,

I’m glad you came today.

I’ve got a selection,

Of things I’m throwing away.

 

See Mr. Trash Man,

I just cleaned out my heart.

Don’t know if it’s over,

But at least it’s a start.

 

Jesus said if I would come to Him,

He’d take my past and I could start all over again.

Start again.

But there were thing I had carried around,

It was up to me to come to him and lay them down.

Gonna lay them down.

 

So Mr. Trash Man,

I’m glad you came today.

I’ve got a selection,

Of things I’m throwing away.

 

Into the trashcan, barrel full of pride.

A sack of self pity, a bag of blues on the side.

 

Jesus said if you will come to Him,

He will take your past and you can start all over again,

Start again.

But if there’s “junk,” that you been carryin’ around,

It’s up to you to come to Him and lay it down.

You gotta lay it down.

 

Oh Mr. Trash Man,

I’m glad you came today.

I’ve got a selection,

Of things I’m throwing away.

 

See Mr. Trash Man,

Behind that box of fears,

An injustice collection,

Collected over the years.

 

Mr. Trash Man, can you see how I’ve been loaded down.

Love has had no room to move around.

Do you see that bitterness and sorrow at the door?

I think I’ve outgrown it,

I doesn’t fit any more.

 

Oh Mr. Trash Man,

I’m glad you came today.

I’ve got a selection,

Of things I’m throwing away.

 

Wait Mr. Trash Man,

As long as I’ve been freed,

Here’s a stack of old memories,

The kind that no one would need.

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ANYTHING YOU ASK OF ME

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

I traveled the road to the end of myself,

While the trophies of life gathered dust on the shelf.

And I found that it just didn’t matter.

I found that I just didn’t care.

 

I looked at the struggle I’d carried in me.

And somehow I knew I could never be free.

Till I came to the foot of the cross.

Came to the foot of the tree,

And laid it down there.

 

So anything you ask of me,

Anything you ask you know I will do it.

Anything you want of me,

Anything you want I’ll give to you.

If you ask me to, I will.

 

I structured my days with a clever design,

But the plan I laid out weren’t His, they were mine.

And I saw that it just wouldn’t happen.

I saw that it never would be.

 

I picked up the life I’d driven astray,

Cause life isn’t life till you give it away.

And came to the arms of the Savior.

Came to the feet of my Lord,

And laid it down there.

 

I laid it down there.

So anything you ask of me,

Anything you ask you know that I will do it.

Anything you want of me,

Anything you want I’ll give to you.

If you ask me to, I will.

I will

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DR. JESUS

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Dr. Jesus it hurts so bad right here,

Would you be so kind,

To check here deep inside my heart,

And just below my mind.

Yes, I’ve had this pain for quite awhile,

A lifetime I believe.

I’ve tried everything I know of,

And it never seems to leave.

I’ve heard you’re the only specialist,

Who ever had the cure.

The others only cover up,

A wound that’s always there.

You come highly recommended,

In fact million of people say,

If you want to be save from death and all,

You’ve got the only way.

 

Thank you Dr. Jesus,

For giving me your time.

How your love appeases,

A disconcerted mind.

Now I’m feeling better,

Being here with You.

See if I’ll remember,

All that I should do.

 

“Praise no other, love your brother,

Read the word, believe you’re cured.

Remember I’m the doctor,

Cast your cares upon Me.

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BIG TIME

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Opening dialogue……………………..

 

Song:

It doesn’t matter if it’s rock or pop,

As long as I can make it to the top.

I don’t know why the Lord can’t see,

 What it would do for Him if I could just be,

Big Time.

 

I won’t talk about Jesus,

That would be going too far.

I know that they will see Him,

In my guitar.

 

(Chorus)

 

Christian Superstar,

That is what you are,

I’ve got to be Big Time,

Christian Superstar,

That is what you are.

 

Well the folks will get saved,

They will have no choice,

When they see,

I’ve got the greatest voice.

 

(Chorus)

 

I play good,

I look good,

I am good,

That’s why I have to be,

Big Time.

 

Closing Dialogue………………………….

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HALF PAST THREE

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Only half past three,

And yet you’ve got a way of taking self control from me.

Only half past three,

Who know at four-and-twenty where you’ll be.

Sitting on a mountain top,

Or at a poor man’s table.

Leading sheep from anywhere,

As far as you are able.

I want you to know love the way that I never knew it.

I don’t want you to travel life the way that I’ve been through it.

 

Oh Lord, don’t let me ruin things with faults and weak displays.

Don’t let me make a monster from a perfect piece of clay.

It would be so easy to do.

Unless you take what’s inside me,

And replace it all with you.

 

Only half past three,

A curly head shadow that is never out of mind.

Only half past three,

With eyes that want to trust that you are kind.

What else do I ever see,

Preparing him for solo flight.

But all the possibilities,

For good, for bad, for love, for fright.

I don’t want him to ache inside the way I did for years.

I don’t want him to have to shed more than his share of tears.

 

Oh Lord, help me teach him all that You have taught me.

Show me how to guide his footsteps and when to set him free.

Give him a time to know you,

And a place inside your kingdom,

For when his time is through.

 

Sometimes I think Oh Lord, It’s getting very late for me.

But the sun is just about to rise on half past three.

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END TIMES

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Let us worship gold, quenching our desires,

And we will later pay the price.

The burning of our souls is quite a noble sacrifice.

Isn’t it nice to know,

Nice to know we’re always right.

 

We don’t look at hate.

We don’t count his offspring,

We’ll just say that they are gone.

Let’s sit inside our gates, pretend it isn’t going on.

Isn’t it good to see,

Good to see just what we want.

 

I believe the signs are clear – the end is near.

I believe the signs are clear – the end is near.

I can see the end is near – the signs are very clear.

 

Families are torn, ripped apart and broken till no shred of life remains.

Must be evolution, or it could be “growing pains.”

Isn’t it nice to know,

Nice to know it’s all O.K.

 

I believe the signs are clear – the end is near.

I believe the signs are clear – the end is near.

I can see the end is near.

Just like He said, He’s coming to take us home;

All who wait and believe.

Hell make the broken whole, the blind to see,

And we’ll be completely free.

 

Ignore the battered child, treat the guilty well while the innocent are shot.

It could just exist in someone’s mind as well as not.

Isn’t it nice to know,

Nice to know we’re always right.

 

Sanctify the rape, disregard insanity and let the weak be scarred.

Surely it’s their fault, a thing they secretly desired.

Isn’t it good to see,

Good to see just what we want.

 

I believe the signs are clear – the end is near.

I believe the signs are clear – the end is near.

I can see the end is near – the signs are clear.

I can see the end is near – the signs are clear.

I believe the signs are clear.

Just like He said, He’s coming to take us home;

All who wait and believe.

He’ll make the broken whole, the blind to see,

And we’ll be completely free.

JEREMIAH

 

Jeremiah, how your people cry.

What’s the answer? Don’t let it change the way we live or die.

No matter where you run,

You’ve got to pay for what you’ve done.

 

Obadiah, open Edom’s eyes.

Heaven’s fire will soon be laid upon your earthbound lives.

Let there be no doubt,

You’re going to get what you give out.

 

I could set you free,

But you must turn back to me

 

Tell it over and over and over and over again,

Tell it over and over and over and over again.

 

Zephaniah, sell your prophecy.

Heavy buyer, tear down the bed of your idolatry.

Hearts that turn to gold,

Will be turned to hearts of stone.

 

I could set you free,

But you must turn back to me.

 

Jeremiah, how great your pain must be,

To have the answer, and yet the people still refuse to see.

Let there be no doubt,

There is only one way out.

 

I Could set you free,

But you must turn back to me.

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FAT CITY

 

Fat City,

Well I could be livin’ in.

In Fat City, I could be sittin’ real pretty.

But It wouldn’t mean a thing without you.

 

I could build me a mansion with a solid gold fence.

But if you weren’t around it wouldn’t make much sense.

I could own a private plane, or a sailboat in Maine,

A tropical island and a narrow gauge train.

But if I didn’t have you I could never say sane,

No, I couldn’t stay sane without you.

 

In Fat City,.

I could be livin’ in.

In Fat City, I could be sittin’ real pretty.

But it wouldn’t mean a thing without you.

 

I could be a millionaire, a millionaire, a master of my time,

But if it wasn’t spent with you, it wouldn’t be worth a dime.

I could know all there is to know about that glorious fame.

But one man’s treasure is another man’s game.

Well if you went and left me life would never be the same.

No it would never be the same without you.

 

Fat City.

I could be livin’ in.

In Fat City, I could be sittin’ real pretty.

But it wouldn’t mean a thing without you.

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THE ORPHAN

 

Hear the lonely.

Hear the voice of an empty dream.

Never-ending tears drifting down inside

Never seen.

 

Broken spirit.

Covered well by necessity.

Child of twenty, child of forty.

Keep hiding.

Never free.

 

Hear the lonely.

Hear the voice of an empty sigh.

Always searching.

Finding less, and never knowing why.

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SILVER FISH

 

Silver fish swimming upstream.

Can you see the light, end the fight.

To find your way home.

Slipping into a fast dream.

Where a drowning man does all he can.

To find his way home.

 

Lord, I getting stronger.

Feeling it every day.

Worn out reins and nameless chains.

Begin to fall away.

 

Silverfish who’s your master.

Does he let you know which way to go.

To find your way home.

River rough flowing faster.

Can you tell me why a man must die.

To find his way home.

 

Lord, I’m getting stronger.

Feeling it every day.

Free from the pool of a manmade fool.

Drifting his life away.

 

There’s a time to live freely.

But it doesn’t come easy.

Doesn’t come easy.

 

Silver fish swimming upstream,

Can you see the light in the fight,

To find your way home.

 

Lord I’m getting stronger,

Feeling it every day.

Worn out reins and nameless chains,

Begin to fall away.

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ADD UP THE WONDERS

 

Add up the wonders,

And all of the numbers that people do,

So much comes to nothing.

The ride all their sorrows on a wave of tomorrows,

Just to get them through.

Then watch the tide come rushing.

 

But you can lift my spirits high,

Like no one has before.

You’re not like this world,

You’re something more.

And you have filled my life with joy.

There’s so much love around you.

Your freedom has freed me too.

 

Gather the gladness, in the rush hour of madness,

Sell it all for a dime.

Someone will come to buy it.

Make a short cut to living without any giving,

And wait for a time.

Someone will always try it.

 

But you can lift my spirits high,

Like no one has before.

You’re not like this world,

You’re something more.

And you have filled my life,

With all the love that flows around you.

Your freedom has freed me too.

 

On with the choices and the unhappy voices,

on the telephone line.

Another day to work through.

At the end of the maze and the spiritual haze,

it will all be fine.

Cause I’ve got you to come home to.

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TAKE ME DOWN

 

Take me down to the crystalline water.

Take me down and put me under.

Where darkness crashes round like August thunder.

Take me down and put me under.

He said there’s life in what you do.

And that’s all I ask of you.

So put me under.

 

Take me down to the brooks of Kanah.

Life waits there like a quiet neighbor.

Seems like yesterday when I was crying,

Take me down, see me dying.

He said there’s life in what you do,

And that’s all I ask of you.

See me dying.

 

Round and round in that cistern altar,

Time goes down in the flowing water.

The past is washed away like weeping ashes.

So lift your hands up as it passes.

He said there’s life in what you do,

And that’s all I ask of you,

Lift your hands up, as it passes.

 

I’m not free falling snow on the ground.

I can turn back or put on a crown,

So take me down.

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RIGHT FROM THE START

 

Right from the start, it was right to the end.

But there were feelings I couldn’t explain.

You were a song I sang time and again,

Never knowing that song would remain.

 

Now with the time to begin.

I’d never close that door anymore.

 

Right from the start, it was right to the end.

And after all that we’ve been through.

Right to the end it will still be you.

Right to the end it will still be you.

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THE REST IS UP TO YOU

 

If there’s something more I could say,

I would say it to you.

I would take your streams of hopes and dreams,

And make them all come true

 

If there’s one thing left I could do,

I would do it for you.

But I’ve gone beyond now, much I know now.

The rest is up to you

 

The rest is up to you baby.

Take a stand.

The rest is up to you baby.

 

If there’s something more I could give,

I would give it to you.

All that I possess won’t change the past so,

The rest is up to you.

 

If another song I could sing,

I would sing it for you.

I would take the time out, sort the rhyme out,

Make the message new.

 

If another day I could buy,

I would buy it for you.

But I’ve paid the price now, once or twice now.

The rest is up to you.

 

The rest is up to you.

There’s nothing I can do.

You’ve got to make the choice.

Cause life won’t come to you.

 

If there’s something more I could say,

I would say it to you.

I would take your streams of hopes and dreams,

And make them all come true.

 

If there’s one thing left I could do,

I would do it for you.

But I’ve gone beyond now, much I know now.

The rest is up to you.

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WHITE HORSE

 

Red moon shines on the burning tree.

Someone is taking my life from me.

Where is my family, the light of my day.

Someone has taken them all away.

 

I seem to remember someone saying,

The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back.

Look for the White Horse carrying life.

Tie the red cord around your soul.

 

Someone is waiting to take your hand.

Lead you under the promised land.

Wear his mark and he’ll let you buy.

Pay his price or you can’t survive.

 

It’s gone

It’s gone

It’s gone

 

I seem to remember someone saying,

The seal will be broken like a proud man’s back.

Look for the White Horse carrying life.

Tie the red cord around your soul.

 

Red moon shines on a burning tree.

Someone is taking my life from me.

The White Horse rides across the sky.

Those who don’t know Him will hope to die.

MS PAST

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

 

Ms. Past, she’s such a wicked lady,

Ms. Past, she’s always there a waiting,

She’s the Devil’s favorite tool,

She’ll play you like a fool,

She’ll try until she rules.

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

 

Ms. Past, she’ll always try to feed you,

Ms. Past, she’ll say He never freed you.

But don’t fall for her disguise,

And look back in her eyes,

She wants you paralyzed, by all she knows.

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

 

Interlude

 

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

Don’t look, don’t look back just let her go,

Lately, all she’s done is lay you low.

etc. etc. etc….

 

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TRAVEL ON WITH ME

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

I lived long enough to know that I couldn’t look back,

And short enough to be confused,

Sailin’ on a sea called Compromise,

I didn’t have a lot to lose.

 

So I gambled with my soul for security,

But all I ever won was pride,

When the tide came in and the Devil won out,

Something told me deep inside,

I was dying,

I was dying.

 

I went sailing further down to the eye of the storm,

Knowing I was being used,

Then someone took my hand as I started to sink,

And said, “Now boy, it’s time you choose.”

 

Chorus:

How far? How far will it get you?

How far? How far will it get you?

If you don’t travel on with me.

If you don’t travel on with me.

 

When I learned to live the way that He wanted me to,

I could see that He was boss,

And anything I tried outside His will,

Would come to be a total loss.

 

But just about the time I was riding high,

I tried to take control again,

When going my own way began to get me down,

Something told me deep within,

I was falling.

I was falling.

 

It wasn’t till the dark, and an unanswered prayer,

Began to give me great concern,

That He broke my fall with the palm of His hand,

And said, “Now boy, it’s time you learned.”

 

How far. How far will it get you?

How far. How far will it get you?

If you don’t travel on with me,

If you don’t travel on with me.

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Used by permission.
All Rights reserved.

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GONNA WRITE ME A SONG

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Stormie and Michael Omartian

 

Gonna write me a song.

Gonna be about you.

I can sing it when I want to.

Lay it down inside when I’m through.

 

Gonna write about Your love.

Keep it fresh on my mind.

When my soul needs a love song.

It will be there all the time.

 

All along – I thought I had no song in me.

I was wrong – You were there with a symphony.

You love me when no one could.

And when the pain went on, and on, and on,

You held me close, till all the fear was gone.

 

So I’ll write me a song

To keep in my heart.

When I feel the dark around me,

The melody will start.

 

Gonna write about Your face.

And the joy it can bring.

And when I want to be near you,

All I have to do is sing.

 

When I want to be near you,

All I have to do is sing.

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Used by permission
All Rights Reserved

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MORE LIKE YOU

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Come and take my hand.

Show me how to follow You.

Lead me in Your way.

 

Come and search my heart.

Show me where the darkness hides.

Make it as the day.

 

Come and take my hand.

Shoe me how to follow You.

Lead me in Your way.

 

Come and search my heart.

Help me to be more like you.

Every day.

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Used By Permission
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WHERE I BEEN

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

I may not be far along as you.

But I started way behind.

While you were making choices,

I was trying to survive.

While you were feeding from your mama’s hand,

I was trying to begin.

Before you start in judging me,

Consider where I’ve been.

 

Chorus:

Think about it.

Think about where I been.

Think about it.

Think about where I been.

Think about it.

Before you think up things to say,

Think about where I been.

Before you write my life away,

Think about where I been.

 

I traveled hills  and valleys,

Unpaved highways in the rain.

I heard them say, “that’s wonderful,”

While their eyes reveal disdain.

If you think compared with you,

I don’t hold up as well.

Well, Jesus had a lot to do,

When He brought me back from Hell.

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Maybe as I’m standing here,

There’s a better place to be.

But knowing where I’ve come from,

This looks very good to me.

And if I’ve learned one thing at all,

From the man who’s been accused.

It’s not to judge your brother,

‘Less you’re walking in his shoes.

 

(Repeat Chorus)

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOU

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Long racks or paperbacks and empty magazines,

That’s where a poor man looks for all his dreams.

When I saw there was no way to make my dreams come true,

That’s when it all came down to you.

 

How I searched for meaning in all the meaningless,

Just to find the sellers were all sold out,

When it was clear to me that love was overdue,

That’s when it all came down to you.

 

Now there’s a situation very close at hand,

And I know I don’t have what it takes to stand,

When I consider all I have to get me through,

That’s when it all comes down to you.

 

I can’t say that I’m not afraid of falling,

Whose more willing to run from it all, than me,

But I know for certain that your promises are true,

That’s why it all comes down to you,

That’s why it all comes down to you.

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HEAVEN WILL WAIT FOR ME

Lyrics By Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Lord, You said there’d be streets of gold.

You said there’d be no more tears

And no sleepless nights.

Only endless light.

Coming from the glory of You being always there.

 

Lord, You said I’d see You face to face.

You said there’d be no more pain,

And lonely days,

Only endless praise.

Coming from a choir like I never heard before.

 

Chorus:

Heaven will wait for me.

But I can’t wait to see,

All of the things You’ve planned,

And who’s gonna be set free.

 

Lord, You’re the bright and morning star.

And in Your hand is the plan to make all things new.

If I follow You.

There will be a gate of joy, I can enter through.

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Heaven will wait for me.

But I can’t wait to see,

Who’s in the marching band,

And who’s gonna be set free.

© 1978 “See This House” Music
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SEASONS OF THE SOUL

Lyrics by Stormie Omartian
Music by Michael Omartian

 

Whenever Summer dreams start to fade and lose their light,

And when the Spring in your heart seems so cold, it can’t be right,

And you feel like you’ve lost control,

And the valley’s seem so low,

Well it’s not forever, just a season of the soul.

 

If you could step away just to see how far you’ve gone,

If you would take the time just to be what you’ve become,

You could have the time to grow,

There would be a chance to know,

That it’s not forever, just a season of the soul.

 

Oh, it’s the season of the soul

It’s the season of the soul,

It’s the season of the soul,

It’s the season.

 

Walkin alone in the desert at night, searching for the rain,

How can this happen to me it’s not right, when Jesus is my friend,

Everything was going fine,

I was standing on the line,

Where did I go wrong?

Suddenly the sky was gray,

Looking like it was gonna stay,

Far too long.

 

Up on a mountain I heard His sigh, like an angel’s call,

If you don’t rest when the Winter is here, what will you bear in the Fall,

A time to cry, a time to sing,

There’s a time for everything,

Nothing lasts that long.

Don’t look at what you see,

And just keep your eyes on Me,

I won’t let you go wrong.

 

So when you look for the voice that you’ve known, and no one’s there,

And when it seems the caretaker’s heart, just doesn’t care,

It’s the seasons of the soul,

It’s the seasons of the soul,

Well it’s not forever – It’s the seasons of the soul.

© 1978 “See This House” Music
Used By Permission
All Rights Reserved

THE CALLING

 

He comes to you in silence, like a sunrise in your heart,

Reflecting on the sea of your own making.

He offers in His hand the distant shore of all your dreams,

And says the gift is yours for the taking.

He lifts you to the mountaintop and shows you where you’ll stand,

The prospects leave you breathless cause the vision is so grand.

Your time of faithful seeking has been rewarded by His voice,

And you know – you know you’ve already made the choice.

 

For He calls you from the shadows,

And He calls you out by name.

And instead you know you weary heart,

Will never be the same – never be the same.

 

The hopes you kept in hiding, well kept secrets of the mind,

Desires you’ve buried deep like a treasure.

He shows you how he planted them till there might come a time,

They’d be released to grow for His good pleasure.

Not a simple minded freedom to neglect the things at hand,

But a soul assurance confidence in knowing where you stand.

A special royal summons to become what you’re to be,

And you know – you know that you can trust in what you see.

 

For He calls you from the shadows,

And He calls you out by name.

And instead you know you weary heart,

Will never be the same – never be the same,

Never be the same.

 

He calls you to perfection, moving one day at a time,

But it will never be of your own striving.

It’s His perfection working in you as He’s given place,

A life that wants for more than just surviving.

It won’t be your star rising in a world that’s torn apart,

It’s gonna be the Morning Star that rises in your heart.

You trust him to accomplish in the way that He sees best,

And you know – you know that you have found your place of rest.

 

For He calls you from the shadows,

And He calls you out by name.

And instead you know you weary heart,

Will never be the same – never be the same,

Never be the same.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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MAINSTREAM

 

Chorus:

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go!

 

Some are just sticking their toes in, some float off to the side.

A few are now and then swimmers, they rise and fall with the tide.

Some let the stream go around them, for some it goes over the top.

Either way, life eroded for the river will never stop.

 

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go!

 

Some like to drift on the edges, with the current barely in sight.

Some make their stand on the left bank, while the river bends to the right.

I want my life to be gentle, in the center and depth of God’s will.

I want to move with His Spirit, let me never be constantly still.

 

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go!

 

A mighty moving ocean of power, a surge of the sacred supply.

So plot out your course and consider the source, the river will never run dry.

 

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go.

Wherever it may go.

Wherever it may go.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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MAN OUT OF TIME

 

It seems to be more than just once in a while.

I’m looking for feelings that went out of style.

And I’m finding it hard to control.

I can’t let the good times roll.

Looking for reasons and searching for rhymes.

No one looks harder, than a man out of time.

No one looks harder, than a man out of time.

 

I believe I’ve heard somewhere before, that there’s a door, that leads to more.

And just behind it stands the Man who know, the way you goes – who knows.

 

They could be wrong, but then what if they’re right?

I could be standing free this very night.

Cause I ran out of places to run.

And the fun life just ain’t no fun.

If I could just find me, someone who would know.

He could probably tell me which way I should go.

 

I believe I’ve heard somewhere before, that there’s a door, that leads to more.

And just behind it stands the Man who know, the way you goes – who knows.

 

It seems to me more than just once in a while.

I’m looking for feelings that went out of style.

And I’m finding it hard to control.

I can’t let the good times roll.

Looking for reasons, and searching for rhymes.

No one looks harder, than a man out of time.

I said, no one looks harder, than a man out of time.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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COME AND GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT

 

Here we are – we have come to share only hospitality.

He’ll be here – there’s a sense of love with a mutuality.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

Come and give it all you got.

Serve yourself to those who need you,

And reach out to meet every possibility.

Come and give it all you got.

Let the bread of heaven feed you,

Through a door that leads to a new tranquility.

 

Here we are – congregating cause we love the Lord and together we are one.

Hear His Name – celebrating, every life redeemed by the wonders that He’s done.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

Come and give it all you got.

Serve yourself to those who need you,

And reach out to meet every possibility.

Come and give it all you got.

Let the bread of heaven feed you,

Through a door that leads to a new tranquility.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

Etc……………………

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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PRAISE HIS NAME AND SEE IT HAPPEN

 

Praise His name and see it happen.

Let the power of God become alive in your life.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Praise His name and see it happen.

Peace and joy will reign as you consider His love.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

God of light, praising Him can unlock every door,

It’s a key to release the night.

Let your heart celebrate evermore, and give thanks to his wonderful name.

Let your voice resound, on this holy battleground.

The battle’s His, you’ve done your part, if He be glorified in your heart.

 

Praise His name and see it happen.

Let the power of God become alive in your life.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Praise His name and see it happen.

Peace and joy will reign as you consider His love.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Are you dry? Do you thirst after more of His face?

Are you barren and don’t know why? Won’t you come to the watering place,

Where the voice of the singers arise.

Where the praises swell, the Kingdom comes to dwell.

The gift is yours, receive your part, if He be magnified in your heart.

 

Praise His name and see it happen.

Let the power of God become alive in your life.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Praise His name and see it happen.

Peace and joy will reign as you consider His love.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

(Repeat over and over)

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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GIVE IT UP

 

Heavy traffic, there’s no leeway,

On the freeway of your days.

The rush hour signal, looks like danger.

You’ve got to change your busy ways.

 

You’ve got to give it up, lay it down,

Let Him turn your life around.

Give it up, you will see,

Peace lies on simplicity.

Give it up, let it go, anything that’s stopping up the flow.

 

Set your mind free, from distraction.

Too much action frays the soul.

Save some time for, God’s communion.

Let that union be your goal.

 

You’ve got to give it up, lay it down,

Let Him turn your life around.

Give it up, you will see,

Peace thrives on simplicity.

Give it up, let it go, anything that’s stopping up the flow.

 

Too much movement, constant motion,

Let devotion take it’s place.

All who enter, come up needy,

Speeding in the human race.

 

You’ve got to give it up, lay it down,

Let Him turn your life around.

Give it up, you will see,

Peace thrives on simplicity.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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BELIEVING FOR THE BEST IN YOU

 

After all I’ve said to try and change your mind,

Are you still gonna doubt my words?

You can tell me your failures and point out your flaws – I don’t hear you.

There are two sides sides to every story,

And glory is on your side.

One hope in every dreamer,

A redeemer, and that is why:

 

I’m believing for the best in you,

Believing for the best in you.

You’ve got Jesus in your heart, and you love Him so.

Well that’s all I need to know – all I need to know.

I’m believing for the best in you.

 

You’ve been searching through the garden of your life,

For the seeds that were planted there.

When I show you the blossoms and point out the vine,

You don’t see them.

You’re looking so hard for the flower,

When the hour is still ahead.

And all that is not showing, is growing, and that is why:

 

I’m believing for the best in you,

Believing for the best in you.

You’ve got Jesus in your heart, and you love Him so.

Well that’s all I need to know – all I need to know.

I’m believing for the best in you.

 

The eyes of the Lord are upon you,

He sees what He made you to be.

So arise and shine, for thy Light has come,

And there’s no way to hide from me.

 

I’m believing for the best in you,

Believing for the best in you.

You’ve got Jesus in your heart, and you love Him so.

Well that’s all I need to know – all I need to know.

I’m believing for the best in you.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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ONE SONG IS NOT ENOUGH

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets tough.

You sing the blues when times are rough.

But one song is not enough.

 

Waiting for some harmony,

Where the music of your life begins.

Playing that same old melody,

It’s goin round and round and round,

That how the Devil ends.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

You sing the blues when times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

 

You serve your time on bended knee,

Only to relieve the strife.

The more you live, the more you’ll see,

One day that kneeling stance has got to be a way of life.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

You sing the blues when times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

 

You need songs of love and songs of praise,

You need brand new songs every day.

So forsake yourself, go the extra mile.

Let Jesus be your song of life in every way.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

When you’re convinced that times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

 

You need songs of love and songs of praise,

You need brand new songs every day.

So forsake yourself, go the extra mile.

Let Jesus be your song of life in every way.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

You sing the blues when times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

(Various chorus on exit)

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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IT IS DONE

 

You’re just along for the ride,

Kicking all your dreams aside,

Acting like He never died,

So you can freely dream,

And spend down overdrawn,

Things that you’ve been banking on,

Thinking that you’re the only one,

Ever to redeem them again.

 

Can you be satisfied,

Walking in through life’s backside,

When the front door’s open wide,

Waiting to receive you.

Let your blindfold drop,

Standing on a mountaintop,

Jesus has you lifted up,

And He will never leave you alone.

 

It is done,

It is done,

The battle has been won.

It is done

 

Will you just ride on a whim,

Talking like you hope’s so slim,

When you could be reigning with Him,

In power that won’t fail you.

Should your heart grow numb,

Waiting for your time to come,

When the work has all been done,

And He’s already called you by name.

 

It is done,

Don’t you know that, It is done,

The battle has been won.

It is done

(Repeat over)

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

AIN’T YOU GLAD

 

I saw you the first time,

In the pouring rain.

You charmed me, you disarmed me,

And you eased my pain.

Now when the rain falls,

It’s like God calls – And he says your name

 

Oh ain’t you glad that our love, is here to stay.

Ain’t you glad there are oh so many ways.

To show you just how much I care.

I will always be there cause I love you.

Yes, I love you.

 

I woke up this morning,

And the sun was so high.

My heart knew as I saw you

Lying by my side,

That the real light brought in my life,

Was from your eyes.

 

Oh ain’t you glad that our love, is here to stay.

Ain’t you glad there are oh so many ways.

To show you just how much I care.

I will always be there cause I love you.

Yes, I love you.

 

Oh, ain’t you glad our love is here to stay.

Ain’t you glad it grows stronger every day.

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NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE YOU’RE IN

 

No matter what , what kind of shape you’re in,

When the time is right and you’re turning back.

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in,

And they can’t be dried – all the tears you’ve cried.

 

I’ll be loving you just like I always have before,

And when you walk through my door,

Ain’t no one gonna love you more.

 

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in,

When you’re up for love and it lets you down.

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in,

And you’ve rearranged your life and tried to change

 

I’ll be waiting here for as long as it takes for you to see,

That it’s you that I want.

And no matter what you think you should be,

Can’t you see that.

 

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in,

When you’re holding on and you start to fall.

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in,

When there’s nothing left cause you’ve done it all.

 

You can count on me,

Count on me.

I’ll always be there,

Everywhere.

 

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in.

When the time is right and you’re turning back.

No matter what, what kind of shape you’re in.

You can come back to me for the love you need.

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SEE THIS HOUSE

 

See this house I’ve built.

It stands so strong,

It took so long.

 

Placed so high on this hill.

No one sees in,

They never will.

 

Board by board I willed the walls into place,

And the roof went on with my dreams.

As nice as it is on the outside,

You know it’s still not all what it seems.

 

Inside it’s all run down.

Lonely and bare,

Dark everywhere.

 

Confusion all around.

Things to be sold.

Love to be found.

 

Down the hall, that room’s been locked up for years.

And neglect has misplaced the key.

It’s full of memories I bought for a price,

At a time when nothing came free.

 

But you…….

Opened the door.

And there was light like there’s never been before.

Then you……

 

Gave me the key.

And there was love there to set me free and

Until you……..

I was like sand,

Blown out of hand

 

See this house I’ve built.

It stands so strong,

It took so long.

 

Inside it’s been made new.

It’s all I have.

It’s all for you.

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WHACHERSIGN

 

I think I fell in love with you just a moment ago,

But how can I be sure unless the stars tell me so.

No need to give me details on what you’re all about,

Cause when I know our sign I’ll have you all figured out.

 

Whachersign. Whachersign.

If you’ll be mine, tell me whachersign.

 

If you’re a Pisces or a Libra this is where it all ends.

Or if you’re ruled by Mercury I’m afraid we can’t be friends.

What a shame if we’re not compatible,

Cause I like you so much.

To think we might miss true love by a week or a month.

 

Whachersign, Whachersign.

It would be so fine to know, Whachersign.

 

Are you Aquarius or Capricorn?

Or Hospital Zone – Please Don’t Blow Your Horn?

The stars say you should like me a lot.

I can’t understand why you do not.

 

But if you ever change your mind,

Please hurry up and say the word.

Before Saturn in my second house,

Squares Pluto in my third.

But when Jupiter goes retrograde,

And falls out of the sky,

And lands inside my seventh house,

I’m gonna be a better guy.

 

Whachersign, Whachersign

Whachersign, Tell me whachersign.

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ANNIE THE POET

 

I don’t want to hear about your conquests,

Or your casual affairs,

Each one a great new story,

But who cares.

 

I want to know about your feelings,

Or the ache in your heart.

The thoughts that make you what you are,

That set you apart.

Cause Maybe I’ve had them too.

 

I come to where you’re playing often,

And you know why I do?

Cause maybe you will sing about,

What I have felt too.

Of things I’ve never told a soul,

Because of my pride.

And long time fears that keep it hidden,

Way down inside.

And I’ll know what you mean.

 

Chorus 1:

And I’ll say,

Go hear Annie the Poet.

She sings of something she’s lost.

Mistakes that were made in her childhood.

And the price that they’ve cost.

Well, I have lost that too.

 

Chorus 2:

And I’ll say,

Go see Annie the Poet.

She sings of something she’s found.

I don’t see that in my own life,

When I look around.

I want to find that too.

I want to find that too.

 

The rich man hears the word of truth and doesn’t care,

The poor man sees his prospects scattered everywhere.

I’m a poor man, looking to get rich upon your words,

So lift my heavy spirit with the truth you’ve heard.

And I’ll know what you mean.

 

Chorus 1

Chorus 2

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TELOS SUITE

ALIVE AND WELL

 

I’m alive and well and living in L.A.

Or in anyone’s heart who wants to listen to my ways.

Got a million faces I want to let you see.

You can share in all I have if you open up to me.

 

I’m alive and well and living in L.A.

Or in anyone’s heart who wants to listen to my ways.

If you want to think that I wear a red suit that’s fine.

But the true is I wear whatever suits me all the time.

 

I will sing for you

I will play for you

Anything you’re open to.

 

Some will say I lie,

Some will call me thief,

I’ll destroy them when I’m through.

 

I intend to regain everything that I’ve lost.

Just wait and see,

Just wait and see.

I’m going to get what’s coming to me.

 

I’m alive and well and living in L.A.

Or in anyone’s heart who wants to call me by my name.

There are those who never heard about my fall.

So they will never know to call me anything at all.

 

I can take you high,

I can bring you down,

Any place you want to go.

 

Come and see the world.

I can show you more,

Than you’ll ever want to know.

 

I’m alive and well, I’m alive and well, I’m alive…..

I’m alive and well and I’m living in L.A.

Or in anyone’s heart who wants to listen to my ways.

Got a million faces I want to let you see.

And my time is running out so won’t you open up to me.

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TELOS SUITE

ADAM AGAIN

 

She hangs up the phone,

And she sits there all alone.

No, he’s not coming home again tonight

 

Can it really be true,

All the work he has to do.

You know, somehow it doesn’t seem right.

 

She knows the feelings are fading away,

But nothing is said when there’s nothing to say.

Life in the Garden was never this way.

Can we ever be Adam again.

 

He parks his car,

Where the local taverns are,

And he carries out his search for something more.

 

What harm could it do,

Just a little lie or two,

And we’ll go on as always before.

 

Home late, he mumbles of traffic and rain,

She smiles at him as she covers her pain,

We had so much, now so little remains.

Can we ever be Adam again.

 

Each day that passes is just like before.

No one confesses what their feelings are.

They say “that’s life and you can’t expect much more.”

We can never be Adam again.

 

They never knew,

That love could be made new,

And the good things of life don’t have to end.

 

The Last Adam came,

To give love a name,

And a way to be Adam again,

And a way to be Adam again.

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TELOS SUITE

HERE HE COMES

 

Here He comes.

Here He comes for the last time.

Through the smog,

Here He comes for the last time.

 

Clear as the lightning flies out of the east sky,

Quick as a thief in the night.

 

Here He comes,

He will come for the last time.

Through the clouds,

He will come for the last time.

 

I’ll be here

I’ll be waiting

I’ll be here

I’ll be waiting

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to tell you,

How to run your life.

But I believe the end is near.

What will you do if I’m right?

 

Carry On,

Carry on until it’s time.

Through the fire, every heart will be refined.

 

One will be watching and one will be sleeping,

One will be taken away.

 

Play your song,

Play it till it’s number one.

Through the night,

Play your song until it’s done.

 

Here He comes,

Here He comes for the last time.

See the signs,

Here He comes for the last time.

 

No one is better at keeping a promise,

What if he keeps it today.

 

He will come.

He will come for the last time.

Through the tears. He will come for the last time.

 

I’ll go up,

I’ll go up with Him.

I’ll go up,

I’ll go up with Him.

 

Go right ahead and do what they tell you,

Throw your seed to the wind.

But when your garden doesn’t grow,

Who will you turn to then?

 

Here He comes,

Here He comes for the last time.

Drink His Wine,

Mend your faith until it shines.

 

Sing your song,

Sing your song until it’s done.

Plant your hope,

Keep it growing toward the Son.

 

We’ll be here

We’ll be waiting

We’ll be here

We’ll be waiting here.