1977-1979 Keith Green Ministry Years Vol 1

He’ll Take Care Of The Rest

 

You know it ain’t no use, banging your head,

up against that cold stone wall,

Cause nobody’s perfect, except for the Lord,

and even the best bound to fall,

Remember He is de vine, and you are de branch,

He’d love to get you through it if you’d give Him a chance,

Just keep doing your best,

And pray that it’s blessed,

And Jesus takes care of the rest.

 

Yes the Lord said that He’d take care of the rest, He’s gonna do it,

He’ll take care of the rest, He’ll see you through it,

He’ll take care of the rest, the devil blew it,

He’ll take care of the, He’ll take care of the rest.

 

Just think about Moses, in front of the burning bush, barefoot on the Holy ground,

You know, he must have been thinking, what’s an old dude like me,

Gonna tell em all when I go down, go down Moses,

The Lord said, hey Moe, don’t you worry about going down south,

I’ll be saying every word that comes out of your mouth,

Just keep doing your best, and pray that it’s blessed,

Hey Moe, I’ll take care of the rest.

 

Yes the Lord said that He’d take care of the rest, he’s gonna do it,

He’ll take care of the rest, He’ll see you through it,

He’ll take care of the rest, oh, Pharaoh blew it,

He’ll take care of the, He’ll take care of the rest.

Just believe, and you’ll receive, that comfort you need,

You just think about all those lonely people you know,

They’ve got everything they want, but they have empty souls,

Well, He’ll take care of the, He’ll take care of the,

He’ll take care of the, care of the rest.

 

You just think about Noah, toting his umbrella,

when there wasn’t a cloud in the sky,

All his neighbors would laugh at his pet giraffe,

and would snicker as he walked by,

But the Lord said, hey Noah, keep cool, just keep building that boat,

It’s just a matter of time till they see who’s gonna float,

You just keep doing your best, and pray that it’s blessed,

Hey Noah, I’ll take care of the rest, I’m the weatherman.

 

The Lord said that he’ll take care of the rest, He’s gonna do it,

He’ll take care of the rest, He’ll see you through it,

He’ll take care of the rest, his neighbors blew it,

He’ll take care of the rest, He’s gonna do it, He’s gonna do it,

He’ll take care of the rest, only Jesus can see you through it,

He’ll take care of the rest, yes, yes, yes,

He’ll take care of the, He’ll take care of the rest….

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Make My Life A Prayer To You

 

Make my life a prayer to You,

I want to do what you want me to,

No empty words and no white lies,

No token prayers, no compromise,

I want to shine the light you gave,

Through Your Son, you sent to save us,

From ourselves and our despair,

It comforts me to know you’re really there.

 

Oh, I want to thank you now, for being patient with me,

Oh, it’s so hard to see, when my eyes are on me,

I guess I’ll have to trust and just believe what you say,

Oh, you’re coming again, coming to take me away,

 

I want to die, and let you give,

Your life to me, so I might live,

And share the hope you gave to me,

The love that set me free,

I want to tell the world out there,

You’re not some fable or fairy tail,

That I made up inside my head,

You’re God, The Son, you’ve risen from the dead.

 

Oh, I want to thank you now,

For being patient with me,

Oh, it’s so hard to see,

When my eyes are on me,

I guess I’ll have to trust,

and just believe what you say,

Oh, you’re coming again,

Coming to take me away.

 

I want to die, and let you give,

Your life to me, so I might give,

And share the hope you gave to me,

I want to share the love that set me free.

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Easter Song

 

Here the bells ringing,

They’re singing that you can be born again,

Here the bells ringing,

They’re singing Christ is risen from the dead.

The angel up on the tombstone,

Said He has risen, just as He said,

Quickly now, go tell his disciples,

That Jesus Christ is no longer dead.

 

Joy to the word, He has risen, hallelujah,

He’s risen, hallelujah,

He’s risen, hallelujah.

 

Hear the bells ringing,

They’re singing that you can be healed right now,

Hear the bells ringing, they’re singing,

Christ, He will reveal it now,

The angels, they all surround us,

And they are ministering Jesus’ power,

Quickly now, reach out and receive it,

For this could be your glorious hour.

 

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah,

He’s risen, hallelujah,

He’s risen, hallelujah, hallelujah…..

 

The angel up on the tombstone,

Said He has risen, just as He said,

Quickly now, go tell his disciples,

That Jesus Christ is no longer dead.

 

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah,

He’s risen, hallelujah,

He’s risen, hallelujah, hallelujah…..

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When There’s Love

 

Take some time, make a friend of a stranger,

Touch a hand, just reach out, there’s no danger.

When there’s love mountains move,

The blind can see and things improve.

Don’t be afraid to take the lead,

And be the first to plant a seed,

And then just watch it grow, don’t you know?

 

Take some time, tell someone that you love them,

Make them feel there’s a rainbow above them.

When there’s love storms will cease,

And those in chains will be released.

There’s not a thing that love can’t do,

But it’s got to start with me and you,

And then just watch it grow, don’t you know?

 

When there’s love, you can’t lose,

You’ll always know which road to choose,

There’s not one thing that love can’t do,

But it’s got to start with me and you.

And then just watch it grow, don’t you know?

 

Take some time, make a friend of a stranger,

When there’s love touch a hand,

Just reach out, there’s no danger.

When there’s love, take some time,

Make a friend of a stranger.

When there’s love, touch a hand,

Just reach out, there’s no danger.

When there’s love, take the time,

Make a friend of a stranger.

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The Battle Is Already Won

 

Well, the battle is already won,

And the race has already been run,

It’s been done, you just have to claim the victory.

And the future is already made,

The foundation was totally laid,

When he paid the bloody price for you and me.

 

Oh my friend, have you heard the story,

What my Jesus has done?

We will share His triumphant glory,

For the battle is already won.

 

When the sign of the end shall appear,

Fill the sky with a message so clear,

All will hear the beloved calling of our Lord.

Every tongue will confess to His Name,

All his children and angels proclaim,

He’s the same for now, for now, for now and every more,

He don’t change.

 

Oh my friend won’t you join the chorus,

Singing praise to the son.

From the day that he laid his life down for us,

The battle was already won.

 

Raise your banners high,

Praises fill the sky,

Mountains tremble and fall,

Hallelujah sing, glory to the King,

Lord creator of all.

 

Well, the battle is already won,

And the race has already be run,

It’s all been done, you just gotta claim the victory.

And the future is already made,

The foundation was totally laid,

When he paid the ugly, bloody price for you and me.

 

Oh my friend, have you heard the story,

What my Jesus has done,

We’ll return in triumphant glory,

For the battle, it’s already won.

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Pledge My Head To Heaven

 

Well, I pledge my head to heaven for the Gospel,

And I ask no man on Earth to fill my needs.

Like the sparrow up above, I am enveloped in His love,

And I trust Him like those little ones, He feeds.

 

Well I pledge my wife to heaven, for the Gospel,

Though our love each passing day just seems to grow.

As I told her when we wed, I’d surely rather be found dead,

Than to love her more than the one who saved my soul.

 

I’m your child, and I want to be in your family forever.

I’m your child, and I’m going to follow you,

No matter whatever the cost, I’m gonna count all things lost.

 

Well I pledge my son to heaven for the gospel.

Though he’s kicked and beaten, ridiculed and scorn.

I will teach him to rejoice, and life a thankful praising voice,

And to be like Him who bore the nails and crown of thorns.

 

I’m your child, and I want to be in your family forever.

I’m your child, and I’m going to follow you,

No matter whatever the cost, I’m gonna count all things lost.

Oh no matter whatever the cost, I’m gonna count all things lost.

Well I’ve had the chance to gain the world, and to live just like a king,

But without your love, it doesn’t mean a thing.

 

Oh no matter whatever the cost, I’m gonna count all things lost,

Oh no matter whatever the cost, I’m gonna count all things lost.

Well I pledge my son, I pledge my wife, I pledge my head to heaven,

I pledge my son, I pledge my wife,

I pledge my head to heaven, for the gospel.

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My Eyes Are Dry

 

My eyes are dry, my faith is old,

My heart is hard, my prayers are cold,

And I know how I ought to be,

Alive to you, and dead to me.

 

Oh what can be done, for an old heart like mine,

Softer it up, with oil and wine.

The oil is You, Your Spirit of love,

Please wash me anew, in the wine of Your blood.

 

My eyes are dry, my faith is old,

My heart is hard, my prayers are cold,

And I know how I ought to be,

Alive to you, and dead to me.

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Song To My Parents

 

I need to say these things cause, I love you so,

And I’m sorry you get angry when I say that, you just don’t know,

But there’s a Heaven waiting for you and me.

I know it seems every time we talk I’m only trying to just make you see.

And it’s only that I care, I really only want just to see you there.

 

Please try and overlook my human side,

I know I’m such a bad example and you know I’m so full of pride.

But Jesus isn’t like that, now He’s perfect all the way,

I guess that’s why we need him, cause by ourselves, there’s just no way.

And it’s only that I care, I really, really only just want to see you there.

To see you there.

 

Close the doors, there’re just not coming.

We sent the invitations out a long, long, long time ago.

We’re still gonna have a wedding feast,

Big enough to beat them all.

The greatest people in the world just wouldn’t come,

So now we’ll just have to invite the small.

And it’s only that I care, I really, really only want just to see you there.

 

Isn’t that Jesus? Isn’t it Joseph and Mary’s son?

Well didn’t he grow up right here? He played with our children.

What, he must be kidding? Thinks he a prophet.

But prophets don’t grow up from little boys.

Do they, from little boys? Do they?

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Trials Turned To Gold

 

He’s brought me here, where things are clear, and trials turn to gold.

He shared with me, His victory, He won in days of old.

Oh Lord, I don’t deserve, the riches of your word,

But You’ve changed my filthy rags to linen white as snow.

 

The view from here is nothing near to what it is for You.

I tried to see Your plan for me, but I only acted like I knew.

Oh Lord forgive the times, I tried to read your mind.

Cause you said if I’d be still, then I would hear your voice.

 

My Lord, my King, my urge to sing and praise the things above.

No words can say the glorious way you changed me with your love.

 

He’s brought me low, so I could now the way to reach the heights.

To forsake my dreams, my self esteem and give up all my rights.

With each one that I lay down, a jewel’s placed in my crown.

Cause His love, the things above, is all we’ll ever need.

He’s brought me here, where things are clear, and trials turn to gold.

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Dust To Dust

 

Sometimes it’s hard to see,

Sometimes it’s hard to get through to me,

But I want to do all that you ask me to.

Help me to follow through,

Make every day a devotion to you,

Cause it’s dust to dust, until we learn how to trust.

 

Sometimes I wander away,

And I’m lost in the dark, my faith starts to sway

I don’t know what to do, so I cry out to you.

And I reach out in the air,

And I call out Your name and you’re always there,

Then you send down your light,

Then you tell me, walk by faith not by sight,

And then you come shining down.

 

I’m putting Your armor on,

Finding myself so suddenly drawn,

Like a moth a flame, whenever you call my name.

Help me to follow through,

Make every day a devotion to you,

Cause it’s dust to dust, until we learn how to trust.

 

Sometimes I wander away,

And I’m lost in the dark, my faith starts to sway

I don’t know what to do, so I cry out to you.

And I reach out in the air,

And I call out Your name and you’re always there,

Then you send down your light,

Then you tell me, walk by faith not by sight,

And then you come shining down.

 

Sometimes it’s hard to see,

You know, sometimes it’s hard to get through to me,

Sometimes it’s hard to see,

You know, sometimes it’s hard to get through to me,

But it’s dust to dust until we learn how to trust.

Until we learn how to trust.

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I Can’t Believe It

 

There is nothing new, I could give to you,

Just a life that’s torn, waiting to be born.

Rivers overflow, friends may come and go,

But you’ve been by my side, with every tear I’ve cried.

 

Oh, I can’t believe that you’d give everything for me,

I can’t believe it no, I can’t believe it no, no.

I know you never lied and so it’s just my foolish pride,

That I just won’t receive it yeah,

It’s so hard to receive it in my heart and make the start with you.

 

Help me, help me now, I just don’t know how,

You know, I’ve been so alone, please melt this heart of stone.

Lah, lah, lah, lah……..

 

Oh, I can’t believe that you’d give everything for me,

I can’t believe it no, I can’t believe it no, no.

I know you never lied and so I’m giving up my pride,

So I can receive it yeah,

I just want to receive it in my heart and make the start with you.

Lah, lah, lah……

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To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

 

To obey is better than sacrifice,

I don’t need your money, I want your life.

And I hear you say that I’m coming back soon,

But you act like I’ll never return.

 

Well you speak of grace and my love so sweet,

How you thrive on milk, but reject my meat,

And I can’t help weeping of how it will be,

If you keep on ignoring my words.

 

Well you pray to prosper and succeed,

But your flesh is something I just can’t feed.

 

To obey is better than sacrifice.

I want more than Sunday and Wednesday nights,

Cause if you can’t come to me every day,

Then don’t bother coming at all.

Lah, lah,lah….

 

To obey is better than sacrifice.

I want hearts of fire, not your prayers of ice.

And I’m coming quickly, to give back to you,

According to what you have done,

According to what you have done,

According to what you have done.

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Soften Your Heart

 

So many times I’ve tried to tell you,

But I don’t think you’ve been listening.

There’s nothing I wanna try and sell you,

Cause his love is free.

You’re so proud of saying you’re a seeker,

But why are you searching in the dark?

You won’t find a thing until you soften your heart.

Lah, lah, lah……

 

The message is oh so very simple,

You gotta be like a child to see.

Cause Jesus said let the little children,

Come unto me.

You try to make things too complicated,

But you really don’t have to be so smart.

You won’t learn a thing until you soften your heart.

Lah, lah, lah…..

 

Well if just this once, I could show you your empty life, I know,

You would follow Him right now.

But I know it sounds just too good to be true,

But if He lives in you, you’ll never die, you’ll never die,

You’ll live forever.

You’ll never die, you’ll never die, take care of forever, now.

Lah, lah, lah….

 

You tell everyone to keep on smiling,

Your outlook on life is so positive,

But deep down inside you’re look for a reason to live,

Like everyone else you’re scared of dying,

But the power of death has been blown apart.

And you’ll live forever, if you softer your heart.

Lah, lah, lah….

 

You’ll never die, you’ll never die, you’ll live forever,

You’ll never die, you’ll never die, take care of forever now.

Lah, lah, lah….

You’ll never die, you’ll never die, you’ll live forever,

You’ll never die!

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I Don’t Wanna Fall Away From You

 

After all the things that you have shown me,

I’d be a fool to let them slip away,

In doing things I know I shouldn’t do,

But I don’t want to fall away from you, from you.

 

After all, I’ve only grieved your spirit,

And then I don’t know why you stay with me.

But every time I fall your love comes through,

And I don’t want to fall away from you.

 

When the light is gone, and good times are getting old,

There’s no one left to count on, and all my friends are cold,

When I thirst for love oh Lord, you’re a fountain to my soul,

My soul, my soul, oh Lord, my soul.

 

In a way my life is full of burdens,

But in a way you carry them from me, Jesus.

Cause no one understands the way you do,

And you know Lord, I don’t want to fall away from you.

Well every day I pray to start anew,

Cause I don’t want to fall away from you.

No Lord, I don’t wanna fall away from you,

No Lord, I don’t wanna fall away from you,

From you…..Lord.

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Here I Am, Send Me

 

Oh Lord, there’s just so much to be done.

Oh Lord, so many souls to be won,

Oh Lord, this world is falling apart,

Dying for love from a broken heart.

 

Here am I, send me, though there’s really not that much I can do.

What I have seems so small, but I want to give it all to you.

 

Oh Lord, you said the harvest was great,

But Lord, looks like the workers are late.

It’s getting hard to understand,

How they ignore your great command.

 

Here am I, send me, though you said the ones who labor are few,

Still my heart hears the call, and I wanna give it all to you.

Oh, to reach the ones nobody does,

Give up my pride and even work in the mud,

I wanna be like those who spilled their blood,

And gave it like water to you.

 

Oh Lord, there’s just so much to be done.

Oh Lord, so many souls to be won,

It seem this world is falling apart,

Lord won’t you send me?

 

Oh Lord, there’s just so much to be done.

Oh Lord, so many souls to be won,

Oh Lord, this world is falling apart,

Crying for love from a broken heart.

 

Here am I, send me, though there’s really not that much I can do.

What I have seems so small, but I want to give it all to you.

Here am I, send me,

Though you said the ones you’ve chosen are few,

Still my heart hears you call,

And I wanna give it all to you.

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I Can’t Wait To Get To Heaven

 

You know, I look around at the world and I see all the beauty that God made. I see the forest and the trees and all the things. And says in the Bible that He made them is six days and I don’t know if they’re a literal six days or not. Scientists would say no, some theologians would say yes. But I know that Jesus Christ has been preparing a home for me and for some of you, for two thousand years. And if the world took six days and that home two thousand years, hey man, this is like living in a garbage can compared to what’s going on up there.

 

Seaside sunset, silver linings round the clouds,

Birds fly, singing, making such a joyful sound.

Thoughts of heaven somehow seem to fill my mind,

But I can’t even imagine, what it is I’m gonna find.

 

I can’t wait to get to Heaven, when you’ll wipe away all my fears.

In six days you created everything,

but you’ve been working on Heaven two thousand years.

 

Deep green forests, mountains reaching for the sky,

Grasslands and deserts, your creation fills my eye.

Thank you, thank you Jesus, though this beauty is just a taste,

Of all your glory I’ll see when I pass through those gates.

 

I can’t wait to get to Heaven, when you’ll wipe away all my fears.

In six days you created everything,

but you’ve been working on Heaven two thousand years.

I can’t wait to get to Heaven, when you’ll wipe away all my fears.

In six days you created all of the world,

But you’ve been working on Heaven,

You’ve been working on heaven, Holy Spirit,

You’ve been working on Heaven, two thousand years.

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Dear John Letter (To The Devil)

 

Oh, I used to love you, but now that’s hard to do,

Cause I got some information about the evil things at night that you do.

Now the whole thing is through, we’re through.

Oh, you’re such a devil, how’d you get me to believe you were true, oooh.

 

Oh my momma warned me, and how my daddy cried,

The day I left my home you said you’d always keep me satisfied,

But oh, how you lied, you lied.

Well I should have heard my momma’s words,

But then I guess I had too much pride, original sin.

 

I used to lie away at night and see your face on the ceiling,

Oh, what a bad feeling, I have when I think of how you almost got me,

In the ways of the world, in the ways of the world.

 

My so called friends say I’ve misjudged you, my anger’s all in vain,

But I’m afraid you got to them before I had the chance to explain,

And it caused me such pain, ouch.

Cause they were such good friends of mine, but now you’ve got them,

Playing your game, you creep.

 

Whoa, I used to lie awake at night and see your face on the ceiling,

What a bad feeling I have when I think of how you almost got me

In the ways of the world, in the ways of the world, oh in the ways of the world.

Well, I believe in Jesus, and what He said He’s gonna do,

 

Put and apple in your lying mouth and cook you in a sulfur stew,

Whew, one that will never be through, is it soup yet, no.

Oh but if He hadn’t rescued me then I’d be down there cooking too.

Oh, if Jesus hadn’t rescued me then I’d be cooking right next to you.

 

Oooh, I used to lie awake at night and see your face on the ceiling,

Ha, Ha, what a great feeling I have when I think of how you’re gonna get yours,

At the end of the world, at the end of the world, oh at the end of the world,

At the end of the world, yes, at the end of the world.

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Rushing Wind

 

Rushing wind blow through this temple,

Blowing out the dust within,

Come and breathe your breath upon me,

I’ve been born again.

 

Holy Spirit, I surrender, take me where you want to go,

Plant me by your living water,

Plant me deep so I can grow.

 

Jesus, you’re the one, who sets my spirit free,

Use me Lord, glorify, your Holy Name through me.

 

Separate me from this world Lord.

Sanctify my life for you.

Daily change me to your image,

Help me bear good fruit.

 

Every day you’re drawing closer.

Trials come to test my faith.

But when all is said and done Lord,

You know, it was worth the wait.

 

Jesus, you’re the one, who set my spirit free,

Use me Lord, glorify, your Holy Name through me.

Rushing wind blow through this temple,

Blowing out the dust within,

Come and breathe your breath upon me,

For I’ve been born again.

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Don’t You Wish You Had The Answers

 

Look out your window, see the earth.

Where did it come from, who gave it birth.

Where did it come from, where will it go, where will it go?

Don’t you wish you had the answers, well, I know.

 

See how the rain falls, who made the sky?

It’s never ending, and you wonder why.

Where did it come from, where will it go, where will it go?

Don’t you wish you had the answers, well I know.

 

Just look out past the stars, look to the one who put them there.

He, He made them all, and He gave them to us to share.

Yes He made them all, and He’s gonna take them all back someday.

 

Don’t you just wonder, what lies ahead?

There’s peace in knowing, what Jesus said.

Where did you come from? Where will you go, where will you go?

Don’t you wish you had the answers?

Don’t you wish you had the answers?

Don’t you wish you had the answers?

Well, I know.

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Altar Call

 

You know I can’t explain to you really how He does it.

but He proved himself to me in such a holy way, such a complete way

that I’d die for that faith, and I’d die for that belief,

because it’s more than just a belief

because He lives in my heart, and that’s the only proof,

that’s the only proof that I can give you, cause He lives in my heart.

Those people who knew me before didn’t know

that I could believe something so strong.

The Gospel is simple this, Jesus will forgive all your sins,

if you will come to Him humbly,

lay down at His feet and say, “You’re the Lord, and

I’ll follow You the rest of my life on Earth, so that I can

 have the rest of eternity with You, and the glory of Your Father

 

Most people don’t find out till it’s too late,

that someone has to pay the price.

You can pay it yourself (hah) or let someone else,

but who would be that nice,

To pay a debt that isn’t his, oh I know someone like that,

and he’s your best friend, he really is, he really loves you.

Most people don’t find out till their half dead, that they need another life.

You say you’ve heard everything that’s ever been said

about The Way, The Truth, The Life.

You say you’ve heard lot of preaching all before, so many times,

but did you ever open up your door, give Him a chance to prove Himself?

Well He’s real you know!

 

I hope you find out before it’s too late, that there’s nobody else

You know it’s breaking His heart, the longer you wait,

cause you’ve only been lying to yourself

Cause no one believes a thing you say – NOT EVEN YOU!

You know you’re gonna find out that He’s the way,

no matter which way you choose,

But I pray you find out by His love for you.

 

Some people won’t find out till it’s too late

Some people won’t find out till it’s too late

Will you all bow your heads with me……..