1980-1982 Keith Green Ministry Years Vol 2

So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt

 

So you wanna go back to Egypt, where it’s warm and secure.

Are you sorry you bought the one way ticket when you thought you were sure?

You wanted to live in the Land of Promise, but now it’s getting so hard.

Are you sorry you’re out here in the desert, instead of your own backyard?

Eating leeks and onions by the Nile.

Ooh what breath, but dining out in style.

Ooh, my life’s on the skids, give me the pyramids.

 

Well there’s nothing to do but travel, and we sure travel a lot.

Cause it’s hard to keep your feet from moving when the sand gets so hot.

And in the morning it’s manna hotcakes.

We snack on manna all day.

And they sure had a winner last night for dinner,

Flaming manna soufflé.

Well we once complained for something new to munch.

The ground opened up and had some of us for lunch.

Ooh, such fire and smoke.

Can’t God even take a joke…Huh?….(NO!)

 

So you wanna go back to Egypt, where old friends wait for you.

You can throw a big party and tell the whole gang,

That what they said was all true.

And this Moses acts like a big-shot, who does he think he is.

It’s true that God works lots of miracles, but Moses thinks they’re all his.

Well I’m having so much trouble even now.

Why’d he get so mad about that cow, that golden cow.

Moses sits rather idle, he just sits around.

He just sits around and writes the Bible.

 

Oh, Moses, put down your pen.

What…Oh no, manna again?

Oh, manna waffles….manna burgers,

Manna bagels, Fillet of manna,

Manna patties….bamanna bread!

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How Majestic Is Thy Name

 

Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the Earth.

Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the Earth.

Thou has displayed thy splendor above the heavens.

Thou has established strength from mouths of infants,

To show all thine enemies.

 

Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the Earth.

Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the Earth.

 

For when I consider the heavens the work of thy fingers.

The moon and the sun which thou hast appointed.

For what is man, that thou dost take thought of him,

And the son of man, that thou doest care for him.

 

Hallelujah Lord our Lord, oh how I love you.

Hallelujah Lord our Lord, oh how I love you.

 

You’ve made man a little lower than all of the angels,

And crowned him with glory to rule over your creation.

And under his feet, you’ve put the beasts of the field,

The birds of the heavens and what passes through the seas,

The birds of the heavens and what passes through the sea.

 

Hallelujah Lord our Lord, oh how I love you.

Hallelujah Lord our Lord, oh how I love you.

Hallelujah Lord our Lord, oh how I love you.

Hallelujah Lord our Lord, oh how I love you……

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Until That Final Day

 

My flesh is tired of seeking God, but on my knees I’ll stay.

I want to be a pleasing child, until that final day.

My mind is full of many thoughts that clutter and confuse.

But standing firm, I will prevail, in faith that I’ll be used.

 

Amen, I’m asking once again.

Won’t you help me my friend, Lord Jesus.

Holy, Lord Spirit, set us free,

From chains we cannot see,

Come release us.

 

I wrestle not with flesh and blood, my fight is with the one,

Who lost the keys of hell and death, to God’s most precious son.

One sleepless night of anguished prayer, I triumphed over sin.

One battle in the Holy war, God’s promised me to win.

 

Amen, I’m asking once again.

Won’t you help me my friend, Lord Jesus.

Holy, Lord Spirit, set us free,

From chains we cannot see,

Come release us.

 

My flesh is tired of seeking God, but on my knees I’ll stay.

I want to be a pleasing child, until that final day.

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Cut The Devil Down

Cut the devil down, Lord, cut the devil down,

Drive him out of town, Lord, cut the devil down.

The devil hates Your blood, Lord, You know He hates Your blood,

So drown him in a flood, Lord, the devil hates Your blood.

 

Well, I thought that he’d be bound to leave

Without our praise and love,

But I know that he can’t stand against me

When I’m seeking the power from above, Lord

 

Cut the devil down, Lord, cut the devil down,

Swing Your sword around, Lord, and cut the devil down.

The devil knows who’s boss, he surely knows who’s boss,

Cuz You beat him at the cross, Lord,  the devil knows who’s boss.

 

Well, the saints are crying to You Lord,

And they just can’t be denied,

Cuz their clothes are washed in righteousness,

And their sins are all crucified.

 

Cut the devil down, Lord, shut the devil down,

Throw Your weight around, Lord, and cut the devil down.

The liar’s got to leave, Lord, the liar’s got to leave,

Because he saw You bleed, Lord, the liar’s got to leave.

 

Well, my soul is crying to You, Lord,

And Your peace is all I need,

And I must repent before Your throne,

So I’m here on my knees, and I plead, 

Oh cut the devil down, Lord, cut the devil down,

Blind him with Your crown, Lord, yeah, cut the devil down.

Special thanks to Pramod Ninan who deciphered the words
and sent me the lyrics

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I Want To Be More Like Jesus

 

As each day passes by,

I feel my love run dry.

I get so weary, worn,

And tossed around in the storm.

Well I’m blind to others needs,

And I’m tired of planting seeds.

I seem to have a wealth,

Of so many thoughts about myself.

 

I want to, I need to, be more like Jesus.

I want to, I need to, be more like Him.

 

Our Father’s will was done,

By giving us His Son,

Who paid the highest cost,

To point us to the cross.

And when I think of Him,

Taking on the whole world’s sin,

I take one look at me,

Compared to what I’m called to be.

 

I want to, I need to, be more like Jesus.

I want to, I need to, be more like Him.

Remember, there’s no greater love,

Then to lay down your life for a friend.

 

The end of all my prayers,

Is to care like my Lord cares.

My one and only goal,

His image in my soul.

Yes my weakness is revealed,

When by His stripes I’m healed.

He’s faithful and He’s true,

To complete the work he begins in you.

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The Promise Song

 

Oh if you keep My word, I’ll make you as a tree,

Planted by the streams of life, if you’ll submit to me.

And if you love the hateful ones, who mistreat you constantly,

The book of life shall bear your name, if you love your enemies.

Yes, Lord Jesus. Yes, Lord Jesus.

 

And if you do my will, I’ll make you living stones,

To build up in My Father’s house, if you serve Me alone.

And if you love all men, especially the least,

I’ll raise you up, the lowest ones, and make you kings and priests.

Yes, Lord Jesus. Yes, Lord Jesus.

 

And if you’ll seek my face, and set your life apart,

I’ll let myself be found by you, when you search with all your heart.

And if you never turn aside, to the left or to the right,

I’ll be a lamp unto your feet, and keep you on the path of light.

Yes, Lord Jesus. Yes, Lord Jesus.

Yes, Lord Jesus. Yes, Lord Jesus.

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Jesus Commands Us To Go

 

Jesus commands us to go,

but we go the other way.

So He carries the burden alone,

While His children are busy at play,

Feeling so called to stay.

 

Oh, how God grieves and believes that the world can’t be saved,

Unless the ones He’s appointed obeys,

His command and His stand for the world,

That He loved more than life.

Oh He died, and he cries out tonight.

Jesus commands us to go,

It should be the exception if we stay.

It’s no wonder we’re moving so slow,

When His church refuses to obey,

Feeling so called to stay.

 

Oh how God comes, as He starts the great judgment of fire,

So He can gain, His Greatest desire.

Cause He knows that the souls of the lost,

They can only be reached, through us,

We’re His hands and His feet.

 

Jesus commands us to go,

It should be the exception if we stay.

It’s no wonder we’re moving so slow,

When God’s children refuse to obey,

Feeling so called to stay.

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Jesus Is Lord Of All

 

Jesus is Lord of all, Jesus is Lord of all,

No sin is too big, no problem too small,

Jesus is Lord of all.

Jesus is King of Kings, My Lord is King of Kings,

Presidents, princes, paupers will sing,

Jesus is King of Kings.

 

Jesus Christ is Lord of all,

King of King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Ya know He’s Lord of all.

 

Jesus is coming soon, Jesus is coming soon.

Just look in your heart and see if there’s room.

Cause Jesus is coming soon.

 

Jesus Christ is Lord of all, yes, yes, yes.

King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

That’s all, there is, that all.

My God is Lord of all.

 

Jesus is Lord of all, Jesus is Lord of all,

No sin is too big, no problem too small,

Jesus is Lord of all.

Jesus is Lord of all, Jesus is Lord of all,

No sin is too big, no problem too small,

Jesus is Lord of all.

Jesus is Lord of all, Jesus is Lord of all,

No sin is too big, no problem too small,

Jesus is Lord of all.

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Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful

 

Oh Lord, you’re beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

 

Oh Lord, you’re beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

 

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.

And when I’m doing well, help me to never seek a crown.

For my reward is giving glory to you.

 

Oh Lord, please light the fire,

That once burned bright and clean.

Replace the lamp of my first love,

That burns with Holy fear.

 

I want to take your word and shine it all around.

But first help me to just, live it Lord.

And when I’m doing well, help me to never seek a crown.

For my reward is giving glory to you.

 

Oh Lord, you’re beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

Oh Lord, you’re beautiful,

Your face is all I see,

For when your eyes are on this child,

Your grace abounds to me.

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Keep All That Junk To Yourself

 

Feeling good bout the way I am,

How come you can’t just let me be.

Oh, I’ve got no use for your master plan,

No one’s running this life but me.

Oh cause I, I have to stand on my own,

No I can’t lean on nobody else.

Cause I, I learned a long time ago,

I’ve got to keep looking out for myself.

And you can keep all that junk to yourself.

 

You keep warning me about the way I’m going,

But my future’s looking just fine.

And I’ve got no use for your scary tales,

I’m sure I’ve got long till I die.

Cause my time, you know, it more important to me,

Then to talk about angels and hell.

Cause I, I’ve read the Bible before,

And it keep it right there on the shelf.

And you can keep all that junk to yourself.

 

Yes, I’m feeling real good bout my life right now,

And I’m sure that for you it’s all true.

If it makes you happy, enjoy yourself,

I’m so glad it’s working for you.

But for me, you know, I’ve got to stand on my own,

No, I can’t lean on nobody else.

Cause I, I’ve learned a long time ago,

Got to keep looking out for myself.

And you can keep all that jive to yourself.

And you can keep all that junk to yourself.

And you can keep all that junk to yourself.

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Draw Me

 

Draw me, oh, draw me, please draw me, my Jesus.

Into your presence, where I cannot lie.

My soul is so thirsty, I cannot endure it.

And if I can’t get closer, I surely will die.

 

Take me, oh take me, please take me, my Jesus.

Quickly, before I forget that I’m lost.

For so many times, my mind has deceived me,

That I really don’t have to carry the cross.

That I really don’t have to carry the cross.

 

I just need to know how to pray.

My wicked desires block the way,

Sometimes I have grieved you away,

I don’t want to do that today.

 

Help me, oh help me, please help me my Jesus.

Save me from sins that I thought were all gone.

Kill me with kindness, and break through my blindness.

I know till I’m dead, I can never live on.

I know till I’m dead, I can never live on.

 

I just need to know how to pray.

My wicked desires block the way,

Sometimes I have grieved you away,

I don’t want to do that today.

Draw me, oh draw me, please draw me my Jesus.

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You Love The World (And You’re Avoiding Me)

 

I want you here with me.

But you’ve been keeping other company.

You can’t sit still, it’s plain to see.

You love the world and you’re avoiding me.

 

My word sits there upon your desk.

But you love your books and magazines the best.

Prefer the light of your TV.

You love the world, and you’re avoiding me.

 

You used to pray, you were so brave.

Now you can’t keep even one appointment we’ve made.

Oh I gave my blood, to save you life.

Tell me, tell me is it right?

Will you leave me here along again tonight?

 

Well I love you, still more and more.

But you’re fighting everything I’m working for.

You’re acting like my enemy.

You love the world and you’re avoiding me.

 

These other loves, they’re hurting you.

If you end up losing me, then what will you do?

Oh, I gave my blood, to save your life.

Tell me, tell me is it right?

Will you leave me here alone again tonight?

 

Well, I want you, here with me.

But you’ve been keeping other company.

Prefer the light, of your TV.

You love the world, and you’re avoiding me.

You love the world, you love the world,

You love the world and you’re avoiding me.

Oh, you love the world.

You love the world and you’re avoiding me.

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Lord I’m Gonna Love You

 

Lord I’m gonna love you,

Yes, I’m gonna love you.

Oh, I’m gonna love you Lord, with all that’s in my heart.

Lord I’m gonna trust you,

Yes, I’m gonna trust you.

How I’m gonna trust you Lord, with all that’s in my soul.

Lord I’m gonna thank you,

Yes, I’m gonna thank you.

How I’m gonna thank you Lord, with every thought of mine.

Lord I’m gonna praise you,

Yes, I’m gonna praise you.

Yes, I’m gonna praise you Lord, with all my strength and might.

Lord I’m gonna follow, follow you.

Yes, I’m gonna follow, follow you.

Lord, I’m gonna follow you, with all my strength and might,

With all that’s in my heart and all that’s in my soul.

Lord, I’m gonna trust you, Lord I’m gonna trust you.

Lord, I’m gonna love you, Lord I’m gonna love you.

Lord, I’m gonna follow, follow you.

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Glory, Lord Jesus

 

Glory Lord Jesus, glory to your Holy Name.

Glory Lord Jesus, your blood has removed my shame.

When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the Earth?

Well I hope so, I want to be found ready.

 

Holy, Lord Jesus, holy is your righteous throne.

Holy, Lord Jesus, my praises go to you alone.

Worthy art thou Lord our God, to receive all glory honor and power,

For there is none beside thee.

 

Faith is believing.

Faith is for overcoming.

And if I’m going to love you.

 

Glory Lord Jesus, glory to your Holy Name.

Forevermore you’ll never change.

When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the Earth?

Well I hope so, I want to be found ready.

I wanna be found ready.

I want to be ready, Lord help me be ready.

Please let me be found ready, I wanna be ready.

Oh, Lord help me be ready.

I wanna be found ready, I wanna be ready.

Lord help me

 

Glory Lord Jesus, glory to your Holy Name.

Glory Lord Jesus, your blood has removed my shame.

Glory Lord Jesus, glory to your Holy Name.

Glory Lord Jesus, for evermore you’ll never change.

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Song For Josiah

 

Oh my son, you were born in a world that hates you,

And I swear I will never forsake you.

But there was a father centuries ago,

Who watched his beloved son die. Oh, die.

 

Oh my son, I am weak and I’m trembling,

For the Lord I am always remembering.

Oh what a strong shepherd holds you in His arms.

He’ll break you and make you His own.

And then take you home.

 

Well if I could I would protect you from what you will see.

This world will promise love and beauty, but it lied to me.

And I will show you, if you will listen.

And I will promise, to listen too.

 

Oh yes, there are some who love the lies, they will kill you if they can.

Though you speak the truth in love, they will hate you like the man,

Jesus, although he was God, he allowed himself broken for you.

 

Well if I could I would protect you from what you will see.

The world might seem so alive, but it’s dead to me.

And I will teach you, if you will hear me.

And I will promise, to hear you too. Yes I do.

 

Oh my son, I am only your brother.

For a sister, God gave me your mother.

But just like a mother, so long ago, had to watch her beloved son die,

Oh son, we will try, to let you go.

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Scripture Song Medley

 

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,

Well will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it,

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

 

This is my commandment, that you love one another, that your joy may be full,

This is my commandment that you love one another, that your joy may be full,

That your joy may be full – that your joy may be full,

This is my commandment that you love one another, that your joy may be full.

 

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice,

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.

Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice,

Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice,

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice

Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice,

Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice

 

Clap your hands all ye people

Shout unto God with the voice of triumph

Clap your hands all ye people,

Shout unto God with the voice of praise.

Hosanna, hosanna, shout unto God with the voice of triumph,

Praise Him praise Him, shout unto God with the voice of praise.

 

Clap your hands all ye people

Shout unto God with the voice of triumph

Clap your hands all ye people,

Shout unto God with the voice of praise.

Hosanna, hosanna, shout unto God with the voice of triumph,

Praise Him praise Him, shout unto God with the voice of praise.

 

I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me,

Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see,

Opens prison doors, sets the captives free,

I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.

 

Spring up oh well, within my soul,

Spring up oh well, and make me whole,

Spring up oh well, and give to me,

That life, abundantly.

 

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,

Well will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it,

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made – has made.

Hallelujah…..hallelujah………hallelujah

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Holy – Holy – Holy

 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, Holy, Holy, merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 

Holy, Holy, Holy, though the darkness hide Thee

Though the eye of sinful man, Thy glory may not see,

Only thou are holy, there is none beside thee,

Perfect in power, love and purity

 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,

All thy works shall praise thy name in Earth and sky and sea,

Holy, Holy, Holy, merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 

Holy, Holy, Holy, All The Saints Adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea.

Cherubim and Seraphim, bowing down before thee,

Who wert, and art, and evermore shall be

*Note: Keith never put this last verse in but I have included
is so that you will have all verses.