1980-1982 Keith Green Ministry Years Vol 1

You Are The One

 

How I love you, you are the one, you are the one.

How I love you, you are the one for me.

I was so lost, but you showed the way, cause you are the way.

I was so lost, but you showed the way to me.

How I love you, you are the one, you are the one.

How I love you, you are the one for me.

I was lied to, but you told the truth, cause you are the truth.

I was lied to, but you showed the truth to me.

How I love you, you are the one, you are the one.

How I love you, you are the one for me.

I was dying, but you gave me life, cause you are the life.

I was dying, and you gave your life for me.

How I love you, you are the one, you are the one.

How I love you, you are the one, God’s risen Son, you are the one for me.

Hallelujah, you are the one, you are the one.

Hallelujah, you are the one for me.

How I love you, you are the one, you are the one.

How I love you, you are the one for me.

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If You Love The Lord

 

If you love the Lord, you will love His will for you.

Instead of questions why, there’ll be praise for all he brings you through.

And if you love the Lord, you will love His Holy Commands.

Delight yourself in them, and everything you do will surely stand.

 

We are His workmanship, created for good works in Christ.

He calls us to offer up ourselves a living sacrifice.

 

Well if you love the Lord, his discipline you won’t despise.

Cause it will prove to you, that you’re a child in His eyes.

And if you love the Lord, you’ll seek His face with all your heart.

And even when you’re old, from His Holy place you won’t depart.

 

We are His workmanship, created for good works in Christ.

He calls us to offer up ourselves a living sacrifice.

We are His workmanship, created for good works in Christ.

He calls us to offer up ourselves a living sacrifice…..

We are His workmanship, created for good works in Christ.

He calls us to offer up ourselves a living sacrifice.

We are His workmanship, created for good works in Christ.

He calls us to offer up ourselves a living sacrifice………..

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When I First Trusted You

 

Well I though I depended upon you.

At least that used to be what was happening with me.

In those times of our first sweet communion,

Nothing got in the way, I heard your voice everyday.

When I first trusted you, gave my life to you.

When I trusted you.

 

Well there’s something that needs to be cleared up.

I feel so sorry inside, that my first love has died.

Cause I’ve tried in my own strength to follow.

When I’ve known all along, I just couldn’t go wrong.

If I’d only trusted you, give my life to you.

If I’d trusted you. Ooh, trusted you.

 

Well I though I depended upon you.

At least that used to be what was happening with me.

In those times of our first sweet communion,

Nothing got in the way, I heard your voice everyday.

When I first trusted you, I gave my life to you.

When I trusted you.

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O God Our Lord

 

Who you gonna throw in the lake of fire, O God our Lord?

Who you gonna throw when the flames get higher, O God our Lord?

The Devil and the man with the dark desire, O God our Lord.

The Devil and the man with the dark desire, O God our Lord.

 

O God our Lord, O God our Lord.

Who you gonna throw in the lake of fire,

O God our Lord, O God our Lord.

 

Well my name be there when the books are opened, O God our Lord.

Well my name be there when the books are opened, O God our Lord.

You better know now, don’t just be hoping, O God our Lord.

You better know now, don’t just be hoping, O God our Lord.

 

O God our Lord, O God our Lord.

Well my name be there when the books are opened,

O God our Lord, O God our Lord.

 

Who’s outside of the Holy City, O God our Lord.

Tell me, who’s left out of the Holy City, O God our Lord.

The liar and the thief and the ones half ready, O God our Lord.

The liar and the thief and the ones half ready, O God our Lord.

 

O God our Lord, O God our Lord.

Tell me who’s left out of the Holy City,

O God our Lord, O God our Lord.

My, My, My Lord.

I’m crying out to you master, oh Lord,

Don’t you know I need you, oh Lord.

Have mercy on a poor sinner like me, Oh Jesus.

Don’t you know I need you, Oh Lord.

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Grace By Which I Stand

 

Lord, the feelings are not the same,

I guess I’m older, I guess I’ve changed.

And how I wish it had been explained,

that as you’re growing you must remember,

That nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus.

I know that I would surely fall away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.

 

Lord, I remember that special way,

I vowed to serve you, when it was brand new.

But like Peter, I can’t even watch and pray, one hour with you,

And I bet, I could deny you too.

But nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus.

I’m sure that my whole life would waste away,

except for grace, by which I’m saved.

But nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus.

I know that I would surely fall away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.

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Only By Following Jesus

 

Hallelujah, God’s been talking to ya,

You can be what you’re meant to be,

But only by following Jesus.

The kingdom come now,

The devil is on the run now,

And you can live for eternity,

But only by following Jesus.

 

Know where you’re heading,

Cause it gets so upsetting,

When your friends let you down,

And there ain’t no love around.

Look straight ahead now,

And learn what Jesus said,

He would never forsake you.

 

The time is short now.

You’ve got to give Him a good report now.

And start living accordingly.

It’s getting hard now,

You gotta start in your own backyard now.

But it will be coming more easily.

But only by following Jesus.

 

Know where you’re heading,

Cause there’ll be no regretting.

When you walk in that place,

And see the glory on His face.

Look straight ahead now,

Remember what Jesus said,

How He would come back for you.

 

The world is dying,

And you’ve been getting so tired of trying,

But you’ll be finding a remedy,

Only by following Jesus.

The time is coming,

When those on Earth will be hiding and running,

From the Lamb of Eternity,

Cause they weren’t following Jesus.

No, No, they weren’t following Jesus.

No, No, they weren’t following, they weren’t following,

They weren’t following Jesus.

Hallelujah, the Lord of Heaven’s been talking to ya.

Hallelujah, the Lord of Heaven’s been talking to ya.

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Unless The Lord Builds The House

 

Unless the Lord builds the house,

They labor in vain to try at all,

Building anything not according to His call.

Unless the Lord wants it done,

You better not work another day,

Building anything that will stand in His way.

 

You love the Lord and it seems like He’s been leading,

You’ve asked Him to bless all your plans.

But are you so sure you’re just doing what you want to,

Building your house on the sand, the sand.

 

Unless the Lord builds the house,

They labor in vain to try at all,

Building anything not according to His call.

Unless the Lord wants it done,

You better not work another day,

Building anything that will stand in His way.

 

Working so hard at the things that you believe in,

No one can tear you away.

But don’t you lose sight of the very one who calls you,

You may be sorry some day, some day.

For wood, hay and stubble, will all burn up in the fire.

But to love the Lord with all your heart, should be your one desire.

Love the Lord.

 

Unless the Lord wants it done,

You better not work another day,

Building anything that will stand,

Anything that will stand, anything that will stand.

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Summer Snow

 

Unexpectedly, you came back to see,

If I’d was waiting, like I promised long before.

Your shadow filled the room, the music changed it’s tune,

When I saw you, you were standing at the door.

 

Like summer snow, You were an unexpected sight.

A blazing sun, you were shining in the night,

When I really should have known, that you’d be coming home.

 

I waited patiently, but I found it hard to see,

If you were coming, why was there such a long delay.

At times I thought you lied, or else you would have tried,

To let me know that you were coming home today.

 

Like summer snow, it falls around me in the cold.

I can hear the echoes, of the warnings I was told.

That I should know, that you’d be coming home.

Like summer snow, You were an unexpected sight.

A blazing sun, you were shining in the night,

When I really should have known, that you’d be coming home.

Unexpectedly, you came back to see…

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Lies

 

When I was young I used to believe everything that I heard, just what I heard.

But now the only thing that I can believe is God’s word, His Holy Word.

But even now my doubts will open up for me a world that I just despise.

And then the shades come down, the light turn off,

and I’m left alone with my helpless cries.

When I hear all his lies. All of the devil’s wicked lies.

If you believe and your faith just dies.

Don’t you be a fool, don’t you even open up,

or expose yourself to just one of his wicked lies.

 

I want to go around the world and prove Jesus lives, You know He lives.

And we’re not only friends, we’re family, we’re relatives, relatives.

But when I’m far from home and so alone,

and my imagined fears get so oversized.

That’s when I listen to the one no one should listen to,

and get fooled by his disguise.

Feeling weak from his lies, all of his bad wicked lies,

If you believe and your faith just dies.

Don’t you get fooled, don’t you even open up,

or expose yourself to just one of his wicked lies.

 

If you’re well read, you probably know how the story goes.

That wolf can look so good especially dressed

in the right clothes, the wooly clothes.

And as he starts to knit the counterfeit he’ll totally

make you feel like you’re paralyzed.

He’ll keep you spun around and looking down,

Just when you should be looking straight to the skies.

Pleading help from his lies, all of the devil’s wicked lies.

If you believe and your faith just dies.

Don’t you be a fool, don’t you even open up, or expose yourself,

To one of his wicked lies, to one of his wicked lies.

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Open Your Eyes

 

This generation of believers that you and me are a part of, we are responsible for this generation of souls, all over the world. We’re responsible for them. We’re responsible to pray daily for the needs of ministries around the world, and ask God “how about me not sending my money this time, how about me going?” It’s so easy to write checks, it’s so easy. But God can’t cash out of state checks in Heaven. He needs you!

 

Open your eyes to the world all around you, open your eyes, open your eyes.

This world is much more than the things that surround you.

You must arise, and open your eyes.

Sometimes we’re too busy to share, but Jesus wants to care, to care.

 

Open your arms to the naked and shivering, open your arms, open your arms.

We need a little less taking, a whole lot more giving.

We’re so safe and warm, we can open our arms.

And love a little bit stronger, and pray a little bit longer, longer.

 

Jesus says, when we love someone in His name, we’re loving Him.

Jesus says, when we touch someone in His name, we’re touching Him.

And we’ve got to show them the light, we’ve got to pour out our lives.

 

Open your hearts to the ones who are desperate,

open your hearts, open your hearts.

They may never repay you, but their souls are worth it,

The life you impart when you open your heart.

Jesus loves all men the same,

So we’ve got to go out in His name.

 

Jesus says, when we touch someone in His name, we’re touching Him.

Jesus says, when we love someone in His name, we’re loving Him.

Jesus says, when we feed someone in His name, we’re feeding Him.

And Jesus says, when we reach someone in His name,

He feels, He says, it’s all for Him.

It’s all for Him

 

Open your eyes to the world all around you, open your eyes, open your eyes.

This world is much more than the things that surround you.

Jesus loves all men the same, so we’ve got to go out in His name.

Jesus says, Jesus says, Jesus says, it’s Him.

Jesus says, when we love someone in His name, we’re loving Him.

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The Sheep And The Goats

 

And when the Son Man comes, and all the Holy Angels with him,

Then shall he sit on His Glorious throne,

And he will divide the nations before Him,

As a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

And she shall put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left,

And He shall say to the sheep; come ye, blessed of My Father,

inherit the Kingdom I have prepared for you from the foundation of the world,

For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat,

I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink,

I was naked, and you clothed me,

I was a stranger, and you invited me in,

I was sick, and I was in prison, and you came to me.

Thank you! Enter into your rest.

And they shall answer Him, yes, they shall answer Him,

And they’ll say, Lord, when?

When were you hungry Lord, and we gave you something to eat?

Lord, when were you thirsty? I can’t remember. And we gave you drink?

Huh, when were you naked Lord, and we clothed you?

And Lord, when were you a stranger and we invited you in?

I mean, we invited lots of people in Lord. I could never forget that face.

And Lord, when were you sick and we visited you?

Or in prison, and we came to you? Lord, tell us?

In as much as you did it to the least of my brethren, you’ve done it unto me.

Oh yes, as much as you’ve done it to the very least of my brethren,

you’ve done it, you’ve done it unto me. Enter into your rest.

Then He shall turn to those on His left, the goats.

Depart from me, you cursed ones, into everlasting fire,

prepared for the devil and his angels.

For I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat,

I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink,

I was naked, out in the cold, in exposure, and you sent me away,

I was a stranger, and I knocked at your door,

But you didn’t open, you told me to go away,

I was sick, racked in pain upon my bed,

And I begged, and prayed, and pleaded that you’d come, but you didn’t,

I was in prison, and I rotted there,

I’d prayed that you’d come.

I heard your programs on the radio, I read your magazines, but you never came.

Depart from me!!!

Lord, there must be some mistake, when?

Lord, I mean, when were you hungry Lord and we didn’t give you something to eat?

And Lord, when were you thirsty, and we didn’t give you drink?

I mean, that’s not fair, well, would you like something now?

Would one of the Angels like to go out and get the Lord a hamburger and a coke?

Oh, you’re not hungry, yeah, I lost my appetite too.

Uh Lord uh, Lord, when were you naked,

I mean Lord, that’s not fair either Lord,

We didn’t know what size you wear.

Oh Lord, when were you a stranger Lord,

You weren’t one of those creepy people who used to come to the door, were you?

Oh Lord, that wasn’t our ministry Lord. We just didn’t feel led, you know?

Lord, when were you sick? What did you have, anyway?

Well, at least it wasn’t fatal; oh, it was?

I’m sorry Lord, I would have sent you a card.

Lord, just on last thing we want to know,

When were you in prison Lord? What were you in for anyway?

I had a friend in Leavenworth..

ENOUGH!

In as much as you’ve not done it unto the least of my brethren,

You’ve not done it unto me.

In as much as you’ve not done it unto the least of my brethren,

You’ve not done it unto me. Depart from Me.

And these shall go away into everlasting fire.

But the righteous into eternal life!

And my friends, the only difference between the sheep

and the goats, according to this scripture,

is what they did, and didn’t do!!

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A Billion Starving People

 

I find it hard to turn away, a billion starving people,

But what can one do, I’ve heard you say – you can’t save someone’s life

I want to save a life today, I want to get someone close with my Father.

Be them the bread of life today, I want to help them get stronger, help them last longer

And give them a chance to see Jesus.

 

I find it hard to just ignore, the murdered unborn children,

Yes times have changed, but still God warns, you shall not take a life.

I want to save a life today, I want to keep one alive for my Father,

Who will avenge the blood!

Of weak and helpless ones someday – whose lives are spilled out like water, 

Lambs in the slaughter, and each one is handmade by Jesus.

 

I find it hard to turn away, a billion starving people, a billion starving people.

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The Lord is My Shepherd

 

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

He leads me beside the still waters,

He restoreth my soul, and guides my path in righteousness for His namesake.

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,

And I will dwell in the House of The Lord, for ever and ever and ever.

 

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will not fear, thou are with me.

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me,

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies……

Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup’s overflowing

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, for ever, and ever and ever.

The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want.

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I Will Give Thanks To The Lord

 

I will give thanks to the Lord, with all my heart,

I will tell of all thy wonders,

I’ll be glad and exalt in thee.

 

I will sing praise to Thy Name – Oh Most High.

And rejoice in thy salvation,

I will be glad and exalt in thee.

 

I will trust in You my God, who delivered me,

And lifted me from the gates of death,

I will be glad and exalt in thee.

 

I will give thanks to the Lord, with all my heart,

I will tell of all thy wonders,

I’ll be glad and exalt in thee.

I will tell of all thy wonders,

I will be glad and exalt in thee – In Thee

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Romans VII

 

The very things I hate, I end up doing,

The things I want to do, I just don’t do.

Lord it seems do sad, why am I so bad?

When in my heart I only want to be like you.

 

The very ones I love I end up hurting,

The ones I want to help I pass right by.

Now I want to be, finally set free

The grace you’ve shown, the love I’ve known,

Please let it shine through me.

 

I want to love them, the way you do,

I want to serve them, by serving you

 

Lord how I know your tender heart must be broken,

By all those unkept promises I’ve made,

The question still prevails, please take away the doubt,

About how you forgive, and still you live inside when I fail

 

I want to love them all, the way you do,

I want to serve them,  by serving you.

I want to be like you – Jesus I do

 

I want to love them all, the way you do,

I want to serve them,  by serving you.

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Create In Me A Clean Heart

 

Create in me a clean heart, oh God

And renew a right spirit within me.

Create in me a clean heart, oh God,

And renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence oh Lord,

And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me, the joy of Thy Salvation,

And renew a right spirit within me.

 

Sing it together –

Create in me a clean heart, oh God

And renew a right spirit within me.

Create in me a clean heart, oh God,

And renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence oh Lord,

And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me, the joy of Thy Salvation,

And renew a right spirit within me.

 

Create in me a clean heart, oh God

Sing it to Jesus – Close your eyes and worship Him.

Create in me a clean heart, oh God,

And renew a right spirit within me.

Create in me a clean heart, oh God,

And renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence oh Lord,

And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me, the joy of Thy Salvation,

And renew a right spirit within me.