Chuck Girard Lyrics

This category has the lyrics for many of the works of Chuck Girard.

HERE I AM
(Chuck Girard)

Here I am, down on my knees,
Outside the sun is rising
I’m moved by the voice of the wind,
And the sun on the horizon

Oh Lord my  God, how blessed am I
To worship You, to magnify
Oh Lord, You’re my delight

In the middle of the morning light I worship You
Oh Lord, You’re my delight,
In the middle of the morning light I worship You
In the middle of the morning light I worship You
Oh …oh

And as I stand here in Your presence
My heart at peace and filled with joy
Allow me please Lord, let me touch Your heart
As You’ve touched mine,
Oh Lord, my worship will You enjoy

SPONTANEOUS

My worship will You receive Oh Lord,
Receive the fruit of my lips
The sacrifice of my praise
As I worship You in Spirit Lord, and I worship You in truth
Holy Spirit move upon me

Holy Spirit move upon me,
That I might worship You in Spirit Lord
And worship You in truth
Receive my praise,
Oh Lord my voice upraised,
The sacrifice of praise,
The sacrifice of praise,

Sweet, sweet Spirit,
Sweet sweet Lord,
Your mercy endures forever
Sweet, sweet Lord
Oh the beauty of Your holiness
Oh the beauty of Your love
Let it shine, let it shine
Let it shine on me
Let it shine on me
Let it shine
Let it shine on me

And as I come before Your throne Oh Lord,
Show me if there be any wicked way in me
That everything I do this day
Can bring glory to Your name
Oh Lord, receive……my praise

My voice shall You hear in the  morning
My voice shall You hear in the morning
Receive my praise

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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AND THE WIND WAS LOW
(Chuck Girard)

And the wind was low
And He brought me to the water
I felt His hand and joy began
And there was meaning

And the sky was blue
And He gave me His assurance
I then began to understand
The blessed meaning
Oh Creator, your perfect wisdom

And the wind grew still
And he touched me with the power
Then came the fire, the strong desire
To really serve Him

And the tears were joy
And He listened as I sang to Him
I bowed my head, He gently said
I was forgiven

Oh Creator, your perfect promise

©1971 Dunamis Music

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TALK TO ME
(Chuck Girard)

Talk to me,
Talk to me
I’m waiting in the morning
I wait throughout the day
How sweet it is for me to hear
All the things you have to say
How lovely is the music
Of your heart
Talk to me, my love

I’ve loved you for forever
And forever I will be
The one who will always love you
And when you are with me
How lovely is the music
Of your heart,
Talk to me, my love

I love to hear your praises
I love to hear you pray
I long to hold you in my arms at night,
And dry your tears away
So talk to me
Talk to me
Talk to me, my love

(Love to hear your praises)
(Love to hear you pray)
(Dry your tears away)

Ba pa pa   ba pa pa  ba nah nah nah nah
Ba pa pa   ba pa pa  ba nah nah nah
Mmmmmm    hmm   hmm hmm  hmm hmm hmm
Mmmmmm    hmm   hmm hmm  hmm hmm hmm

Sing to Me, My love
My love,
Sing to Me. My love

SPONTANEOUS

Sing to me
Open up your heart
And sing to me

Your voice shall I hear in the morning
Your voice shall I hear each day
And I love to hear the sound of your voice

My love, my love
My love
Come and sit at my feet
Come and talk
Talk, talk to me
Oooooo,   …..Oooo    oooo
Mmmmmm,    Mmmmmm,  Mmmm

(c)1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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I WILL
(Chuck Girard)

I will love You forever and
I will need You forever and
I will want You forever
‘Til the end of time

There are secrets inside my heart
Meditations and works of art
Private pictures of grace and beauty unfolding
Secret  colors that none can see,
Holy things between You and me
These are some of the things meant only for You

(CHORUS)

There are songs no one else will hear
I try to catch them but they disappear
Elusive moments of beauty passing beyond me
Sounds of silence in the still of night
Symphonic passages of great delight
Fleeting glimpses of a time that still is beyond

CHORUS

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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I CALL YOUR NAME
(Chuck Girard)

I call Your name, I speak Your name
You’ll hear my voice, in the morning

My heart is still, my mind at ease
My soul at peace, in Your presence

So fill me now, for we are one
And we shall be, eternally

So fill me now, for we are one
And we shall be, eternally

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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AND THE DAYS ARE YOUNG
(Chuck Girard)

You’ve awakened me and
Now I do rejoice in starting over
I rejoice in celebration and my strength
Is in Your joy

I rejoice in feeling clean again
I can hold my head up high
You took me out of all my darkness
And you took me to the sky
To the sky

Oh sailing

And the days are young
And the days are clear
And my mind is free
And I feel You holdin’ on to me my Lord

And I can chase the wind
And I can dance and I can sing
And I can smile again
And the days are young
And the days are young
And the days are young

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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HE IS THE LORD YOUR GOD
(Chuck Girard)

When you pass through the water
He will be with you
When you pass through the rivers
They will never overflow
When you walk through the fire
The flames will not burn you
For He is the Lord your God

He will lead the blind
In a way they cannot see now
In paths they do not know
He will lead them
He will cut through the darkness
And He’ll shine the light before them
He will smite the rugged places
And smooth them into plains

These are the things He will do
He will not leave them undone
These are the things He will do
For He is the Lord
He’s the Holy One

When you walk through the valley
He will walk beside you
When the wind blows against you
He will be your shield
Who shall you fear
When God is on your side
He is the Lord your God

These are the things He will do
He will not leave them undone
These are the things He will do  (for you)
For He is the Lord
He’s the Holy ..One

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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HEART OF GOD
(Chuck Girard)

Your love for me has set me free
And now I’m free forever
Your heart entwines and beats with mine
And I’m in You and You are in me

And the heart of God beats on
And it rises up so strong
Eternally at one with me

Your flesh, the bread, Your blood, the wine
Becomes my life, becomes my being
Inside my breast Your heart beats on and on
And I realize that it’s Your very Life within me

And the heart of God beats on
And it rises up so strong
And it fills me up with peace
To overflowing
Overflowing…

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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FATHER HOW OUR HEARTS CRY OUT
(Chuck Girard)

Father how our hearts cry out,
To worship You, holy Father
Abba Father, loving Father, How we love you

And Jesus, how we praise You,
Our Shepherd and our Savior,
King of Kings, Lord of Lords,
Prince of peace, oh the mighty Lamb of God
Precious Jesus, Name above all names

And Holy Spirit, How we honor You
Our Comforter  and our Teacher
Breathe upon us now, rest upon us now,
Like a mighty rushing wind, oh fall upon us now
Holy Spirit, breathe upon us now
Breathe upon us now
Breathe upon us now
Breathe upon us now
Breathe upon us now

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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TONGUES OF FIRE
(Chuck Girard)

Holy Spirit, move upon us now
in waves of love, Your gentle power,
Let us know that peace that cannot be explained,
Rest upon us now, with tongues of fire

As Your peace infuses with our inner man,
Let us know the fullness of Your love,
Let sweet communion well up now from deep within,
Communion with You, Father,
And Jesus, You are standing here tonight,
Communion with You, the Holy Dove

As the mighty rushing wind blows through our hearts,
Let us be cleansed from every doubt and every fear,
Let us deeply drink of the waters of your Life
As the fragrance of Your presence draws so near
Let the power of Your strength be in us all,
Let it rise inside our hearts and take command,
Let us take our rightful place within this world,
Let us learn not just to walk, but Jesus,
Teach us how to stand

And create in us a cleanliness of heart,
Create in us a holiness of mind,
So that our eyes can become windows of our souls
Through which the light of Your majesty,
The light of Your beauty, and Your holiness
Forever Lord, can shine, can shine

Holy Spirit, move upon us now
in waves of love, Your gentle power,
Let us know that peace that cannot be explained,
Rest upon us now, breathe upon us now,
Rest upon us now, breathe upon us now
With tongues of fire, (tongues of fire)
With tongues of fire, oh Lord,
With tongues of fire, etc.

(c)1995 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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SOMETIMES ALLELUIA
(Chuck Girard)

CHORUS:

SOMETIMES ALLELUIA,
SOMETIMES PRAISE THE LORD
SOMETIMES GENTLY SINGING,
OUR HEARTS IN ONE ACCORD

Oh let us lift our voices,
Look toward the sky and start to sing
Oh let us now return His love,
Just let our voices ring
Oh let us feel His presence,
Let the sound of praises fill the air
Oh let us sing the song of Jesus’ love,
To people everywhere.

CHORUS

Oh let our joy be unconfined,
Let us sing with freedom unrestrained
Let’s take this feeling that we’re feeling now,
Outside these walls and let it rain.
Oh let the Spirit overflow,
As we are filled from head to toe.
We love you Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
And we want this world to know.

CHORUS

©1974 Dunamis Music/ASCAP

SET THE TRUMPET TO YOUR MOUTH
(Chuck Girard/Karen Girard)

Narration: In the distance, a multitude of people gathered into groups.
One group is singing and dancing,
while demon forces terrorize the people outside their circle.
Another group is fighting among themselves while demons watch and laugh.
Groups throughout the throng engage in varying activities.
Some are asleep. Some are nursing wounds.
And some are valiantly resisting forces of darkness as they forge ahead.

I see the sun arisin’ and it’s light comes into view
I see the day beginning and it looks like the day is new
I see a people in the distance just talkin’
I see a shadow in the distance just watchin’

There’s a man sitting down over there and as I watch, He begins to rise
I’m impressed as he stands to his feet by his grace, and by his size
He lifts his hands and he beckons to the people who are talkin’
He starts to move and all at once all the people start a walkin’

There’s a crack in the back of the black and a
light shines upon the plain
All the voices of the people are ascending and soon it begins to rain
Thunder strikes as the Lord cries out
All the people give a mighty shout
Lord, set the trumpet to your mouth and blow
Woh, woh oh  oh,  Woh,  woh  oh  oh

Sleepers awake from the depths of slumber
Wake up from the American dream
You know the rest of the world is cryin’ in pain
Open up your windows, reach a hand to the man outside
There’s a world out there that’s dyin’ in vain
Woh, woh  oh  oh, Woh,   woh,  oh  oh

The rod comes down with a mighty sound as the earth begins to shake
People callin’ to the living God but for some it will be too late
The clock is movin’ to the final hour
Jesus coming back in all of his power
Lord, set the trumpet to your mouth and blow

Lord, set the trumpet to your mouth and blow

©1990 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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WALLS OF PRAISE 
(Chuck Girard)

Come before the Lord with singin’ Come before the Lord with praise
Come before the Lord with dancin’ in your heart, O Israel

Come before the Lord with the tambourine
Come before the Lord with the drum
Come before the Lord with dancin’ in your heart, O Israel

The enemy is routed as you lift your voice to praise Him
And the walls go up, the walls go up
As you lift up your hands the walls are raisin’
And the walls go up, the walls go up

Come before the Lord with singin’ Come before the Lord with praise
Come before the Lord with dancin’ in your heart, O Israel

CHORUS:

The voice of the Lord will shatter the darkness
As the walls go up, the walls go up
He will strike with the rod and beat them down
As the walls go up, the walls go up

BRIDGE:

Walls of praise are bein’ raised to the glory of the King
Strongholds fall as the children call and we hear their voices ring
The walls come down as the enemy is bound to the rhythm of the tambourine
Walls of praise are bein’ raised, our God is on the scene

REPEAT CHORUS AND BRIDGE      

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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FOLLOW THE LIGHT
(Chuck Girard)

The Word has always been from the beginning
It is ..the Word of life and it will always be
The Word became a  man and lived among us
And we beheld Him full of grace and full of truth

For He is the Light,
Yes, He is the Light
He is the Light,
Yes, He is the Light

He came in to  the world, but it did not know Him
He came unto ..His own, but they did not  receive
But to the ones who did, He gave them power
To be the sons of God, the ones who would believe

And follow the Light,
And follow the Light

So follow the Light, the light of all mankind
And the freedom you will find
Will deliver you from sin and death, from loneliness
Follow the Light,
Follow the Light, be free

Follow the Light, it is beckoning you
Follow the Light, He is callin’
Follow the Light, let the day star shine
Follow the Light, He is callin’
He is callin’, so follow His light

FOLLOW THE LIGHT
(Part 2)

All things were made by Him, all things were created
In Him was life and light, the light of all mankind
We recognized the Word, we know His name is Jesus
His kingdom rules forever, He is King of kings

Yes, He is the Light,
He is the Light

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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BLESSED IN THE CITY
(Chuck Girard)

Well, if you flow with the Spirit, if you follow His voice
If you hear what He says and you make the right choice
If you do what He says and you don’t hesitate
And you follow His voice, then these blessings await

CHORUS

You’ll be blessed in the city, you’ll be blessed in the field
All your plans will be fruitful, all your planting will yield
Goin’ in and comin’ out, you know there’ll never be a doubt
The Bible says you’ll always be the head, you’ll never be the tail

He will open the heavens so the heavens will rain
On your land in it’s season and shall bring forth the grain
If you hear His commandments and you do every one
High above every nation is your place in the sun

Repeat chorus

Bridge:

Devil never know just where you’re goin’
Devil never know just where you’ll be tonight
Devil never know just where to find you
Devil never know cause the devil gonna be in flight

If you keep His commandments and you walk in His way
Then He’ll bless you and keep you cause you choose to obey
All the earth shall respect you cause you’re called by His name
Trouble shall come, but it shall flee seven ways

Repeat chorus

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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FRESH BREAD
(Chuck Girard)

Fresh bread, cool water, come and receive it
Fresh bread, cool water, come and receive it
Cease from your labors, come now and dine
Fresh bread, cool water, come get the oil and wine

In every life there comes a time to dance
In every life there comes a time to be still
Sometimes you’re given’ out until there’s nothin’ left
Then there’s a time that comes to be refreshed and filled

Repeat chorus

Come get the oil of gladness, and the bread of life
Come get the living water, be refreshed tonight
Come get the fruit of joy, come on and dance in the dirt
We’ll get the mud off your shoes and
Have you back to the table in time for dessert

Repeat chorus

There’s a season of labor, then a day of rest
There’s a time of trial, then you pass the test
There’s a time when the wind blows, then a time of peace
There’s a time when you have to fast, then a time, a time when you feast

CHORUS

Come get the living water
Come get the bread of life
Come get the oil of gladness
Be refreshed tonight
Cease from your labor, come now and dine
Fresh bread, cool water, come get the oil and wine

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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FILL MY CUP 
(Chuck Girard)

Here’s my cup would you fill it up, would You let me overflow
My heart just wants to show, how I love You
I will sing and I will shout, makin’ music to You Lord
My heart will strike the chord of my steadfast love

Fill my cup, fill it up with the fallin’ rain
Fill my cup, fill it up, like it was again
Come and dine, come and walk through the open door
I’ve had a taste of Your love
And I want more, more, more

FILL MY CUP, FILL IT UP
BAPTIZE ME IN THE CRYSTAL SEA AND FILL ME UP
FILL MY CUP, FILL IT UP
CAPTURE ME WITH YOUR SPIRIT PLEASE AND FILL ME UP

When I’m blue and it dims my view like a faded photograph
Just blow away the chaff, let the wind blow
I get weary and I get worn and I lose my point of view
But I’ll get my eye on You and I won’t let go

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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LIFT MY HANDS
(Chuck Girard)

There’s a river I  know and the river flows
From the bottom of my heart
There was a woman at a well
Who’s story I could tell you
And she found out
With a love so big, a God so good
What’s to be sad about,
The joy comes in and the peace comes down,
Then the praise comes out

I gotta lift my hands,
I gotta lift my heart
I gotta lift my voice to sing, to praise my King
I gotta lift my hands

When the goin’ gets tough and I’m feelin’ down
And the river don’t seem to flow
I take it by faith, it’s gonna be ok,
Because I know that I know that I know
If the Lord who died is on my side
Who can be against me
Just like Him I will rise again as He lifts me free

(chorus, verse, chorus)

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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O HOLY NIGHT
(Chuck Girard)

O holy night, unlike any other night in all of time
O holy night, to shine forever, a night, a night divine
A night of peace, while shepherds watch their flocks on fields of green
A night so clear, as heaven waits to break upon the scene

O holy night, all the stars are in sight
as the moonlight falls across the field
O holy night, in the still of the night
the darkness comes, and the twilight yields
Then suddenly, a voice of many waters fill the sky
Then suddenly, a choir of angel voices ring on high

Chorus:

Today unto us a Savior is given,
Today unto us a Saviour is born
The light of the world, the light of all mankind
Blessing and glory and honor forever
To Him who shall bear the sins of the world
Today unto us has come the light of the world

O holy night, unto us a son is given
Unto us a babe is born
O holy night, unto us a gift is given
Unto us the child is born

And the bells are ringin’
(Boung, boung,boung,boung,boung)

Hear the bells ringing hear the bells ringin’ now
(Boung, boung,boung,boung,boung)

REPEAT CHORUS  

©1989  Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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BE ENTHRONED OH GOD
(Wendell Burton/Chuck Girard)

Oh Lord Most High we come before You now
And with one heart we ask again
That we might worship You in holiness
And to Your presence enter in
Draw back the veil that we might see Your face
And gaze with love into Your eyes
And in the wonder of beholding You
Our song of worship will arise

BE ENTHRONED OH GOD,
ON OUR SONG OF PRAISE
LET OUR HEARTS BE FILLED WITH THE POWER
OF YOUR GLORY AND YOUR MAJESTY
BE ENTHRONED OH GOD,
REIGN OH RIGHTEOUS KING
LET OUR HEART SONG RISE UNTO YOU,
WITH THE LOVE THAT IT CONVEYS,
BE ENTHRONED UPON OUR PRAISE OH GOD

Oh Lord in reverence we worship You
Our head held high our hearts bowed down
We join the hosts of heaven at Your feet
And cast before You every crown

©1990 Sea of Glass Music/Cross Purpose Music/ASCAP

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TALK TO ME
(Chuck Girard)

Talk to Me
Talk to Me
I’m waiting in the morning, I wait throughout the day
How sweet it is for Me to hear, all the things you have to say
How lovely is the music of your heart
Talk to Me, My love

Talk to Me
Talk to Me
I’ve loved you forever and forever I will be
The one who will always love you, and when you are with Me
How lovely is the music of your heart
Talk to Me, My love

I love to hear your praises, I love to hear you pray
I love to hold You in My arms at night
And dry your tears away
Talk to me
Talk to me
Talk to Me, My love

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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HEARTS OF FIRE
(Chuck Girard)

Jesus see me at your feet, born again but incomplete
I gave my whole life to You, Yours alone I’d be
Even though I set apart, every portion of my heart
There is a hunger deep in me, something not yet free

Between the walls, I worship You, hollow sounds that ring untrue
Zealous heart that once was bold, now is growing cold
Once a fire, now a flame, fan it with Your Holy Name
Let my lips again proclaim, that Jesus Christ is King

Gimme a heart of fire, burnin’ flame
Fan it with Your holy name
Heart of fire burnin’ strong
Your love will carry us, carry us along

Inside my heart at depths unknown, once had mighty eagles flown
Now I sense a danger zone, come on Lord, and take your throne
Take me to the heights again, holy zeal again ascending
Victory shall flood my soul, and I shall rise again

More than say, I want to do, that’s what it means to follow You
Feed the hungry, clothe the poor, then my praise will count for more
One day at the throne of grace, I can look You in the face
Knowing I have run the race, and You will say well done

Gimme a heart of fire, burnin’ flame
Fan it with Your holy name
Heart of fire burnin’ strong
Your love will carry us, carry us along

Jesus see me on my knees, here I am just You and me
I am here, I won’t get up, till You fill my empty cup
Let your Spirit fall again, on my hardened heart and then
Together we shall stand, with burning hearts of fire

©1990 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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JESUS IS STANDING HERE
(Chuck Girard)

Jesus is standing here, His presence is in the air
Calling His people to draw near
Jesus is standing here, His presence is in the air
Calling His people to draw near

DRAWING NEAR LORD JESUS
DRAWING NEAR SWEET SPIRIT
DRAWING NEAR LORD JESUS, WE PRAY
DWELL WITH US, LORD JESUS
DWELL WITH US, SWEET SPIRIT
DWELL WITH US, LORD JESUS, DRAW NEAR

Jesus is reaching out, His glory is all about
Touching you deep in the darkness of your life
Jesus is reaching out, His glory is all about
Touching and binding the wounds
Of  your heart with the healing that
Flows from the glory of His light.

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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ENTER IN
(Chuck Girard)

CHORUS:

ENTER IN,
TO THE THRONE ROOM OF THE FATHER,
ENTER IN,
TO THE PRESENCE OF THE KING

Come behind the veil, and walk with Me,
In the cool of the day, I’ll walk with you.
For where I am is Paradise,
Look into My eyes, look into My eyes
How I long for you, as you long for Me
Won’t you take the time to visit for awhile,
For your precious presence,
Brings joy to My heart
Oh now my child, come on through

CHORUS

Come behind the veil, and be My love
In the secret place, I wait for you,
Be one with Me , for I’m in you,
And you’re in Me, and we are one
When you dwell with Me, and I dwell with you
All the pain life will surely have to flee
For between the wings of the cherubim
Is that place of peace that place of rest
Right here with Me

CHORUS

©1989 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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HOLY, HOLY,HOLY
(GIRARD)

HOLY, HOLY, ..HOLY ARE YOU LORD
HOLY… ARE ….YOU  LORD

2. WORTHY ARE YOU LORD

3. JESUS, YOU ARE LORD

4. GLORY TO YOU LORD…..

©1983 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
(Chuck Girard)

CHORUS:

IT’S THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES,
AND WE WILL DECLARE IT, WE WILL DECLARE IT
IT’S THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES,
AND WE WILL SHOUT IT TO A DYING WORLD.

Who will declare My name?
Who will shout My name in the middle of the nations
Who will take the shield of faith and the sword of My tongue,
And declare My name to a dying world?
You who have declared Me thus far,
Will walk in even greater power
Though the sands of time are running out,
My name will be declared in this final hour

I am Jehovah! I Am that I Am! And My trumpet will soon call ..out
I formed the worlds with a whisper
But I’m getting ready, I’m getting ready, I’m getting ready
To shout!

CHORUS

I will possess My people
I’ll take every inch that you’ll surrender to Me
For I’m building an army, and I’ve given it My Name
And my words in your mouth shall set the captives free.

I am Jehovah! I Am that I Am! And My trumpet will soon call out.
I formed the worlds with a whisper
But I’m getting ready, I’m getting ready, I’m getting ready
To shout!

CHORUS

©1992 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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KINGDOM COME
(Chuck Girard)

Kingdom come, My kingdom come,  the hour is drawing near
Let everyone obey these words, that has the ear to hear
Let the kingdom come from deep within and let Me rule your heart
And purge your life from everything that’s been keeping us apart

Let the earth hear My voice, the time to decide is here
To decide to walk as a soldier, to decide not to live in fear
The sheep shall divide from the goats,
The chaff shall be blown from the wheat
My people shall arise and become a strength,
They will never give place to defeat.
They will walk in unified faith,
In power that shall conquer all
They will lay their lives on the line
But they shall not faint and they shall not fall
My name shall be their name,
they will walk behind the veil
The world shall know them by their love,
And that love shall never fail.

Kingdom come, My kingdom come,  the hour is drawing near
Let everyone obey these words, that has the ear to hear

Run the race to win, cease to practice sin!
The crown of glory awaits you, so come on, get in, get in
The Word, My Word is the key,
Get it inside your heart
For the seed you plant…will become a tree
Bearing fruit that you soon will harvest.

(Chorus)

Oh spirit of man rise up! Let me live big inside
When you walk down the street,
The sick shall recover, and the dead shall rise!
Let no man think me weak, I am able to perform what I say
And all that I’ve declared shall come to pass in the last detail.
My will shall be done, on Earth through the sons of God.
Who walk in power and in faith and in love.
You are the sons of God!

Kingdom come, My kingdom come,  the hour is drawing near
Let everyone obey these words, that has the ear to hear
Let the kingdom come from deep within
and let Me rule your heart
And purge your life from everything
That’s been keeping us…apart

Extra lyrics given prophetically which were excluded from the recording due to format restraint:

You’re My own righteousness, and all that I possess
Has been given to you to equip you, to conquer, nothing less
Go forth be bold and be strong, don’t let anything distract
Be single minded and train your eye, to never once look back

©1983 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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WE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
(Chuck Girard)

We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us, ’cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us, ’cause Jesus lives in us

I was a sinner saved by grace,
But I’m not a sinner anymore
I choose to live in righteousness and to practice sin no more
I did not say I would not fall, but when I do I’ll run to Him
For He is faithful and He’s just to forgive
You know He died for ALL our sins!

Chorus

And now our hearts do not condemn us,
And we can stand before the throne
And we have confidence before our God
‘Cause we no longer have to stand alone
Now God no longer sees our sin, He sees us fully reconciled
He sees us worthy to have fellowship with Him
He sees a brand new Creature, He sees us undefiled!

Chorus

And now we share in everything, the very nature of the Son
We are partakers in the fullness of our God
And we know that when we pray it will be done
We can live right now in Heaven’s realm,
We are no longer of the Earth
We are the children of the new creation
We’re joint-heirs with Jesus, partners in the second birth!

Chorus

©1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASACP

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BLESSED BE THE NAME OF MY ROCK
(Chuck Girard)

Blessed be the name of my rock, who trains my hands for war
Who causes me to walk in His over-coming power forevermore
Blessed be the name of my rock,
Blessed be the name of my shield
Blessed be the Lamb who will open the scroll
And loose the seven seals

Proclaim these words to every land, let my people prepare for war
Wake up the mighty men, let all the men become mighty men of war
Come be a people great and strong,
The like of which has never been
Pick up the sword, pick up the shield, and become mighty men
Let the weak say “I am strong,” let the faint say” I am renewed”
Blow the trumpet in Zion, for I am coming soon

Chorus

The day of the Lord is at hand and his camp is very great
For strong is the One who performs His Word,
And by His Word, all the Earth shall shake
My people shall become a strength, like swift steeds they will run
They will leap the mountain like a flame of fire,
Like a chariot in the sun!

The army of the Lord is great! The army of the Lord of Lords!
The praises of their mouths will be a shield
And their  Words will be a sword!

Chorus

(c)1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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SOLDIERS OF THE LION
(Chuck Girard)

The field is white and frosty, the hour is drawing near
The battle lines are being drawn as the hour of dawn appears
In the stillness of the morning, the air is crisp and charged
With the tension of the battle, and the enemy at large
The battlefield is crowded, but the soldiers here are few
Yet the enemy is held at bay, no weapon can get through
Our tiny band of warriors continue in our stand
And as new soldiers join us, we prepare to take the land

We form a line of conquest, like fire our armor shines
With unshakable advancement, we move against the lines
Our swords are drawn and ready, and our numbers grow each day
We’ll soon be fully strengthened and we’ll blow the troops away!

Chorus

We’re the soldiers of the Lion, we’re the army of the light
The unstoppable battalion that drives away the night
And the Lion is our standard, and we know we cannot die
‘Cause the mighty name of Jesus is our sovereign battle Cry!

We move against the forces of the father of all lies
And the enemy is forced to flee before our very eyes
For no demon can resist us or begin to stand against
An army fully armored, no! Hell has no defense!
So look out powers of darkness, your hour has finally come
Our commander’s name is Jesus, and we’ve got you on the run
And we’ll charge you and we’ll route you
With the Spirit’s mighty sword
You’ve had this planet long enough,
You know you’re not our Lord!
So get back to outer darkness, and you leave the saints alone
Your weapons cannot prosper, we’re commissioned by the
Throne!

Chorus

©1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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DON’T SHOOT THE WOUNDED
(Chuck Girard)

Don’t shoot the wounded, they need us more than ever
They need our love no matter what it is they’ve done
Sometimes we just condemn them,
And don’t take time to hear their story
Don’t shoot the wounded, someday you might be one

It’s easy to love the people who are standing hard and fast
Pressing on to meet that higher calling
But the ones who might be struggling, we tend to judge too harshly
And refuse to try and catch them when they’re falling
We put people into boxes and we draw our hard conclusions
And when they do the things we know they should not do
We sometimes write them off as hopeless
And we throw them to the dogs
Our compassion and forgiveness sometimes seem in short supply
So I say…

Chorus

We can love them and forgive them
When their sin does not exceed our own
For we too have been down bumpy roads before
But when they commit offenses outside the boundaries we have set
We judge them in a word and we turn them out,
And we close the door
Myself I’ve been forgiven for so many awful things
I’ve been cleansed and washed and bathed so many times
That when I see a brother who has fallen from the way
I just can’t find the license to convict him of his crimes
So I say…

Chorus

That doesn’t mean we turn our heads when we see a brother sin
And pretend that what he’s doing is all right
But we must help him see his error, we must lead him to repent
Cry with those who cry, but bring their deeds into the light
For it’s the sick that need the doctor,
and it’s the lame that need the crutch
It’s the prodigal who needs the loving hand
For a man who’s in despair, there should be
Kindness from his friends
‘Lest he should forsake the fear of almighty God
And turn away from God and man
So I say…

Chorus

©1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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RAIN CAME DOWN
(Chuck Girard)

And the rain came down
And it fell upon the ground
And reminded me of all the words You said
Yes the rain came down, yes the rain came down
And the truth came down around me
Like the sky was rainin’ lead

Woke up this mornin’ to the sound of fallin’ rain
So many awful messages were rollin’ ’round my brain
I looked out my window and the sky was dark as night
Is it too late to change my ways and try and see the light
I looked out to the left of me the water risin’ high
And in the flash of lightnin’ that was lightin’ up the sky
I saw my neighbors wadin’ through the water in the dark
I know where they were goin’ they were headin’ for the ark

chorus

I caught them in a moment there was panic on my face
Others joined our group and made it clear this was a race
We had to try and find the ark and hope he¹d let us in
He who’d often warned us of the wages of our sin
We moved along in silence though our hearts were cryin’ out
Noah was no fool there was no longer any doubt
We rolled around the bend to where the ark had always stayed
Our tears turned into wailing as we watched it sail away.

chorus

Woke up this mornin’ when I heard a siren scream
The sound of morning traffic pulled me from my awful dream
My body bathed is sweat that matched the rain that fell outside
I realized my time had come I could no longer hide
All the early lessons I had learned at Sunday school
Slashed me to the heart and made me see I’d been a fool
I realized that all these years my eyes had been so blind
I grabbed the telephone…and got my preacher on the line.

©1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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WALL OF LOVE
(Chuck Girard)

I built a wall of love around you
That no man can take apart
I built a wall of love around you,
And it’s a wall around your  heart
I bought each brick with a drop of My blood
And the mortar was my pain
I built a wall of love around you, when I rose again

Trust in Me with all your heart,
And don’t you go by what you understand
When you think that your world is falling apart
Just remember that you’re in My hand
When you’ve seen as far as the eye can see
And it looks like the end to you
Just remember that My ways are not your ways
I’m the Lord and I’m able to deliver you

So look up, look up, for your redemption draws near to you
So look up, look up and the heavens will open up to you
So look up, and see the glory of your God
And that light will shine on you

And realize when you look in my eyes
How much …..I love you

(c)1983 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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WALK AS I WALK
(Chuck Girard)

Walk as I walk, think as I think, speak as I speak
You will grow as you do, and your faith will too
You’ll be lifted from the valley to the highest peak

If my words abide in you,…and you abide in Me
And you learn of My will and obey My commands
Then what you ask in my name will be
My words are truth and life,
And will teach you to know My ways
As you learn of Me you will more be free
And good success shall be yours all the rest of your days,
If you….

(CHORUS)

I will meet all your needs, by my riches here in glory
For I sent my only begotten Son
What you ask in His name, by Him it will be done
Don’t you stumble and stagger because of your fears
Keep your faith, keep your eyes upon Me
For My promise is true, it will be done for you
What you ask in My name, I will cause it to be….if you

(CHORUS)

©1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

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THE POWER AND THE GLORY
(Chuck Girard)

The power and the glory of My kingdom is near
The power and the fullness of the Son will soon be here
He will come in regal splendor to the planet He will rule
Every evil has been crushed beneath His heel
The power of My Word will cause the Earth to know My will
And unify my people and My words will be fulfilled
That the body jointly fit will walk as one who is full grown
And they’ll speak the words of life with power
Backed by my own throne

Chorus

He’s the power and the glory,
He’s the King of kings the mighty risen Lord
He’s the power and the glory forevermore
He’s the power and the glory,
He’s the King of kings the mighty risen Lord
He’s the power and the glory forevermore

The glory of that moment when the Son of God appears
Will shrink the greatest deeds of man
Until they all but disappear

And the hearts of men shall fail them
For the fear of what it means
To be standing in the presence of the King of every king

And mankind will stand naked in the power of His might
As the Head comes with His body to eternally unite
Every knee on Earth shall bow and every
Tongue shall say the words
That Jesus Christ is Lord of everything

©1982 Sea of Glass Music/ASCAP

TAKE A HAND
(Chuck Girard)

Take a hand, hold it tight
Let us feel your love tonight
Love is not a thing we always talk about
But go on ahead and let your feelin’s out

Clap your hands, sing a song
Sing a little louder really sing along
Love is all around us, take it in
And let it fill you up and pass it on again.

Come on, come on
Come on make some noise
You know we love you so
We love to be in here together

Come on, come on
Come on make some noise
When the morning comes around you know
The sun it will always be arisin’
And when you’re looking at the world
Through illuminated eyes it’s so inviting, woooh-ooh-oooh

Come on, wooh-ooh-ooh
Come on and taste the love of
The one who loves you most of all

Take a hand, hold it tight
Let us feel your love tonight
Thank the Lord for all the things he’s done for you
Thank him from your heart for all he’s gonna do

Come on, come on
Come on make some noise
When the morning comes around you know
The sun it will always be arisin’
And when you’re looking at the world
Through illuminated eyes it’s so inviting, woooh-ooh-oooh

Come on, wooh-ooh-ooh
Come on and taste the love of
The one who loves you most of all(come on)
Wooo-hooo, Come on and taste the love of
The one who loves you most of all(come on)
Wooo-hooo, Come on and taste the love of
The one who loves you most of all(come on)
Wooo-hooo, Come on and taste the love of
The one who loves you most of all(come on)

©1979 Dunamis Music

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LOVE IS ALIVE
(Chuck Girard)

Mornin’ time and the dawnin’ is breakin’)
Love is alive and it’s ours for the takin’
How can you be so good to me
All you ever really seem to wanna do is love me
All of the time

Mornin’ time and I’m a feelin’ the fire
Fill me Jesus, take me a little bit higher
How can I feel so good today
When the rest of the world seems to feel the other way
But I’m feelin’ fine

I gotta tell you the news and can’t wait for tomorrow
Tell you the news and can’t wait for tomorrow
Take a chance right now
The choice is up to you
‘Cause love is alive

Yea, love is alive

All in all it’s been a beautiful day now
Thank you Jesus is ’bout all I can say now
Woooh, you know it’s all so fine
I can’t believe it, it just feels so fine
And I just gotta thank you now
That your love is alive

I gotta tell you the news and can’t wait for tomorrow
Tell you the news and can’t wait for tomorrow
Take a chance right now
The choice is up to you
‘Cause your love is alive ’cause your love is a
‘live – Love is alive

©1979 Dunamis Music

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LITTLE PEOPLE
(Chuck Girard)

Little women, little men
little  people, little friends
Little boys and little girls
Little houses on a little world

Watchin’ over them as they go
The little people they do not know
Some ignore him, others say
They don’t want him, go away

Little people, they live their lives
They marry husbands and they marry wives
They go on doing the things they do
Never learning about you

Then from heaven, from above
Came the show of the perfect love
Little baby, little son
Gave his life for little ones

Little people, worldly wise
You cannot see through shadowed eyes
Little people, can’t you see
That He has come to set you free
He has come to set you free….
He has come to set you free….

©1979 Dunamis Music

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FULL IMMERSION OCEAN WATER
BAPTISM BY THE SEA
(Chuck Girard)

Down by the ocean in a southern California town
Sunlight on the water as the people start to gather ’round
The breeze is easy and the ocean water spray
Cools and refreshes in the warm California day
The sound of the surf and the children as they play
Add a pleasant touch to the already perfect day
The atmosphere is heavy with the feelin’ of expectancy
Smiling faces showin’ joyful hearts
As the people gather ’round for the sight that they came to see

The full immersion ocean water baptism by the sea
Welcomin’ the people who are new to the family
People singin’ praises as they watch from the harbor wall
Singin’ in the spirit makin’ joyful noises
Shoutin’ hallelujahs at the top of their voices
They’re gonna keep on until the sun come’s round again

They walk into the ocean ’til the water’s up to their knees
Buryin’ their past at the bottom of the sea
Resurrectin’ life flowin’ through em when they breathe again
Their old lives buried and their new life flows
Their hearts are full and their faces show the change

CHORUS

(c)1975 Dunamis Music

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WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
(Chuck Girard)

Without your love
Life wouldn’t mean a thing
Riches the world could bring
Would only bring sorrow

Without your love
My smile would be emptiness
A mask of my loneliness
And inside would be sorrow, mmmmmm

The world would still turn around
And life would still go on
But what would life be without your love to see me on
Oh, how wonderful it is to know that you love me
And that no matter what sorrow this world can bring
Your love is there, your love is there
Your love

Without your love
Colors would all be gray
The light of my every…day
Would fade into night ..time

The world would still turn around
And life would still go on
But what would life be without your love to see me on
Oh, how wonderful it is to know that you love me
And that no matter what sorrow this world can bring
Your love is there, your love is ..there
Your love
Your love

©1978 Dunamis Music

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OUR LIVES ARE IN YOUR HANDS
(Chuck Girard)

Our lives are in….your hands
Oh Lord, we want them to be there
Our lives and our dreams and hopes and plans
We trust entirely to your care

Our lives are in your hands)
What better place for them to be
The one who sees beyond today
Must know what’s best for you and me

Oh, help me Lord to trust in you
For I know your ways are not like mine
Deliver me from all my narrow ways of thinking
And help me Lord just to trust in what you say

Oh, help me Lord to trust in you
For I know your ways are not like mine
Deliver me from all my narrow ways of thinking
And help me Lord just to trust in what you say

Our lives are in…your hands
Oh, what assurance that it brings
To know that you are in control
And you alone can see us through

Oh Lord, our lives are in your hands
Oh Lord, our lives are in your hands
Oh Lord, our lives are in your hands
Oh Lord, our lives are in your hands  (fade)

©1979 Dunamis Music

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HIS WORD IS STILL HIS PROMISE
(Chuck Girard)

Well, if you wake up on a rainy mornin’
And you see clouds that darken the sky
And it makes you feel like you’re all alone in this world

And your friends have seemed to desert you
And you start to feel sorry for you
You have a choice, you can raise your voice to you know who

And you can close that rainy view window
And you can find that dusty old book
And you can open up to any page and take a look

Because his word is still his promise
And his promise is there for you
And when nothing else can do the trick
His promise will see you through

His promise is there for you
His promise will see you through
His promise is all you need

All you gotta do is believe

Well, if you ask, He’s going to answer
And if you knock, He’ll open the door
But if you never ask, then you’ll find it hard to receive

And if today you don’t feel like a Christian
It doesn’t really really mean a thing
Your faith is a fact not a feelin’ but you’ve got to believe

And even when you can’t find the emotion
The only way you’ll weather the storm
Is to know that He means what He says no matter how you may feel

Because his word is still his promise
And his promise is there for you
And when nothing else can do the trick
His promise will see you through
La La La La La La La – La La La La – La La La La La

©1977 Dunamis Music

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SONG FOR A CHRISTIAN WEDDING
(Chuck Girard)

Oh, now you come to me
You bring your love to me
A gift of love to me, you come to me

Oh, now the song’s begun
Two hearts become as one
Bound together by the Son, we’ll live as one

Oh, now this holy union
Come Lord in sweet communion
Bring now our lives together
In oneness with the Father
That our lives may bring glory to Your name

Aaaah   aaaah   aaaah   aaaah   aaaah
Aaaah   aaaah   aaaah   aaaah   aaaah

Oh, now we come to You
We give our lives to You
We bring our love to You, we come to You

©1979 Dunamis Music

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WINGS OF MERCY
(Chuck Girard)

Oh, wings of mercy, There to shelter you
Blood of our salvation There to pardon you

You must be gettin’ oh, so weary
Carryin’ your burden all alone
When will you finally realize
There is someone who will help you find your way back home

You’ve been tryin’ to build a castle
But you’ve been buildin’ in the sand
There is a rock foundation
But you won’t construct it with your own two hands

CHORUS

Oh, don’t you feel the hollow
Don’t you feel the emptiness inside
Sometimes this life can make you feel so secure
But there’s so many questions that you’re struggling to hide

Don’t be fooled by worldly wisdom
It will destroy you in the end

Can’t you see the simple honest truth
Can’t you recognize when you have found a faithful friend

Oh, wings of mercy There if you could see
Blood of our salvation, there to set you free
Oh, wings of mercy There to set you free

©1976 Dunamis Music

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ALL I WANT
(Chuck Girard)

All I want, is to be
Just the man you want me to be
All I see, all I feel
All I want is seeing the way you see

Change my life change my heart
All I want is that you show through me
Live in me, touch the world
Help them see how much you love…them

Be my life, be my way
Be the truth that guides my thinking
Make me less, you be more
Make the man become the sermon

Cryin’ out, please come soon
Take us home to final freedom
But ’til then, ’til you come again
‘Til you come to take us home
Let our hearts, let our souls
Let our lives become your own

©1977 Dunamis Music

SPIRIT WIND
(Chuck Girard)

Spirit wind, waitin’ through the cold lonely winter
Just for you, just for you
Spirit wind, warmer than the breezes in Hawaii wind
Waits for you, waits for you

Patiently, through the storms and the cold, lonely weather
in your mind, He waits for you
Lovingly, till you end your hopeless slumber
He waits for you, just callin’ you home

Spirit wind waits to fill your soul with His meaning
You will come, one day you’ll feel him
Spirit wind that flows to you from the seat of truth
From the love of him that cares for you

Spirit wind, longs to tell of the love for you
Spirit wind, longs to tell you news of the kingdom
To make you feel, to help you see

©1977 Dunamis Music

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MARY’S SONG
(Chuck Girard)

Late at night when all the world was sleeping
There she lay in darkness softly weeping
Feeling love so strong, she thought her heart could break
But she knew it all was right but still so hard to take

It was finally over,  it was finished now
What would life, her life be like without him now
Looking back in time, she knew it had to be
But still it hurts so deeply anyhow, if some could only feel

That special love, that special love….mmmmmmm

It had always been so strange and wonderful
Time would never steal the memory
Pain so sweet that night some thirty years before
Feeling pain so different now, as she never felt before

Nothing left to do except to realize
That the plans of God were fully finalized
Always meant to be and she had been so blessed
To be the chosen woman but now this final test

Of mother’s love, mother’s love….mmmmmmm

©1977 Dunamis Music

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THANK YOU LORD
(Chuck Girard)

When day is done and you’re all alone
Everyone’s in bed and you’re finally all alone
And you have no phone to answer and there’s no one at the door
There’s no one comin’ over anymore today

And you sit beside the table and you think about the day
How you been so busy runnin’ and your mind begins to stray
And you get a peaceful feelin’ and you know the reason why
And when it hits you, you feel as if you could almost cry

Oh Lord, I thank you for today
It’s been so different ever since I decided I would go your way
Each day is so much sweeter than the day that went before
Thank you Lord that you’ll be with me tomorrow

Now you’re here, I can feel you near
It’s always such a peaceful feelin’ when you are near
You let me know you love me when I need to know the most
And even though I feel so good, you make me feel even better

Now your presence here in this little room
Makes it heaven here as your spirit brings His peaceful bloom
And it’s more than human understanding will ever comprehend
That God himself is visiting me right now

Oh Lord, I thank you for today
It’s been so different ever since I decided I would go your way
Each day is so much sweeter than the day that went before
Thank you Lord that you’ll be with me tomorrow
Thank you Lord that you’ll be with me tomorrow
Thank you Lord that you’ll be with me forever

©1977 Dunamis Music

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PLAIN OL’ JOE
(Chuck Girard)

He lived in Cincinnati, was born in ’29
His life was uneventful, not a bit like yours or mine
His mother raised him proper and his dad kept him in line
He lived in Cincinnati, he was born in ’29

He went upstate to college, he got no honors there
He had a lot to offer but no one seemed to care
He’d visit home on weekends and his folks would see him then
They never asked him what he’d done or where he might have been

He met a girl along the way, he thought it was romance
He started to come out a bit, she’d given him a chance
For a week he couldn’t find her then he finally got the news
She’d married an old boyfriend and she’d moved to Syracuse

He holds the hurt in nicely so you’d never ever tell
Outside he looks like heaven but inside he feels like hell
He’s cryin’ out for something that he’ll never ever know
And everyone ignores him ’cause he’s just a plain ol’ Joe
Ohhhhhhh  oooh-oooh

And ooh, plain ol’ Joe, and oo oh, plain ol’ Joe
And ooh, plain ol’ Joe, and oo oh, plain ol’ Joe

Everyone around him seemed so self-assured
Everybody seemed to have it made
Everybody acted like you never lived
You’re just a guy who never made the grade
You’re just a guy who never had a real friend
You never seemed to ever really bloom
But you finally made the papers just the other day
When they found your body in your lonely little room

He lived in Cincinnati, was born in ’29
His life was uneventful, not a bit like yours or mine
His mother raised him proper and his dad kept him in line
He lived in Cincinnati and he died in ’69

©1977 Dunamis Music

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HARVEST TIME
(Chuck Girard)

Here we go again, the moon is on the mountain

The dew is on the field, yes, the time is finally here
Harvest time is come, I don’t see anyone to work the fields now
I guess the harvest time will have to wait another year

Harvest time is here, I guess it’ll come and go now
No one comes to reap and the fruit just rots away
Harvest time is here, what a shame that we’re not prepared now
Or maybe we just don’t care or maybe we just don’t see

By the light of the moon the harvest died
And I thought what a waste as I wondered why

Why no one came to reap, why no one came to nourish
They knew that the time was right but they looked the other way
They all stood there in apathy and you and I we stood among them
We all stood there in selfishness and we let the season slip away
We all stood there in selfishness and we let the season slip away

©1977 Dunamis Music

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FOOL FOR JESUS
(Chuck Girard)

People try to tell me that I can’t live this way
That things have changed and life is not the same
And they try to tell me that I’m missing all the fun
But I know this peace I’ve found has only now begun

Some have tried to tell me to live and just be free
That we must seek life’s pleasures while they last
And they try to tell me that these are modern days
And that I’m just a fool to go on living in the past

Someone’s always tryin’ to shake my faith and bring me down
But all I know is what I feel inside
People to try to tell me that I am just a fool
But I guess I’ll be a fool for Jesus
But I guess I’ll be a fool for Jesus

©1977 Dunamis Music

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HEAR THE ANGELS SING
(Chuck Girard)

I can almost see that city standing there beyond that hill
The city made for living in the Father’s will
I cannot see a temple for it is not made of stone
No, the temple is the glory of the Son of God alone

There is no need for moon and sun, his light is so much more
It’s shining from his countenance right through that open door
And as I pressed more steady onward, then I saw the King
Standing in the holy city, and I then began to hear the angels sing

They’re singin’ (la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la)
Hear the angels sing (la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la)
Hear the angels sing (la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la)
If you open up your heart, you’ll hear the angels sing

Then I saw the river of the water of life,
Flowin’ from the mighty throne
The words that came from the river’s voice, were the words of God alone
Come to me all you that thirst and you shall be satisfied
Come to me if you are weary, rest here by my side

The last thing that I saw before that scene went out of sight
Were the multitudes of chosen standing in the holy light
The praises of their voices could be heard forevermore
As the gazed upon the Savior standing by the mighty throne

They’re singin’ (la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la)
Hear the angels sing (la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la)
Hear the angels sing (la-la-la-la-la–la-la-la–la-la-la-la-la)
If you open up your heart, you’ll hear the angels sing

©1977 Dunamis Music

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY
(Chuck Girard)

I hear the river calling, I see the fountain flowing
I see the people running free
I see the city standing like a jeweled mountain
And the angel standing in the sun

The light is never ending, the gate is always open
The street appears as brilliant gold
I hear the people singing praises to the Father
I drink new wine and I taste the air

Ooh-oh-oh-oh Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooooh ooooh oh oh

I see the throne before me, I feel the warmth of sunlight
Across a field of velvet green
I touch the softness of a cloth of many colors
I see his face and I feel his love

Ooh-oh-oh-oh Ooh-oh-oh-oh
Ooooh ooooh oh oh

Peace in the valley, people runnin’ free
Peace in the valley, people runnin’ free
Peace in the valley, people runnin’ free
Peace in the valley, people runnin’ free

©1977 Dunamis Music

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THE WARRIOR 

(Chuck Girard)

There’s a long, low cry from the heavens
As the wind blows the skin right off the trees
And the thunder splits the sky, as the silent warrior dies
And the Spirit rips the veil, as the wind slows to a breeze

There’s a long, low cry from the heavens
As the wind blows the skin right off the trees
And the heavens filled with rage, as they closed the final page
It was written, now it is finished and it will last throughout the ages

The red drops dripping slowly down as they sink into the earth below
Mixing with the wetness from the rain above,
It was sunny just a moment ago
The precious drops of his lifeblood flow,
Down the brow of his battered face
You’d think you were looking at a nasty dream
From the bottom of the depths of space
Was a moment in time when the world stood still,
As the plan took its final course
All the darkness from the past and the woe to come
Were defeated in the final divorce
As the scripture read, his side was pierced
Still there came no cry of pain
For his spirit was in flight to it’s rightful home
As the last of his lifeblood drained

There’s a long, low cry from the heavens
As the wind blows the skin right off the trees
And the early light of day, shines it’s early morning rays
On two silent figures there, as they roll the stone away

©1977 Dunamis Music

CALLIN‘ YOU
(Chuck Girard)

Don’t you worry, don’t you cry and don’t you be upset
Minimize regret, ’cause there’s time to be changin’
Don’t you worry, don’t you waste the time on doubts and fears
That time is drawing near and there’s time to be changin’

Callin’ you, callin’ you closer and closer
Callin’ you, callin’ you closer and closer
Callin’ you to be free as the Spirit is free and to know your mind
Callin’ you to the place where you started and once more can find

Yeah, realize that sparklin’ eyes come from His innocence
Tear down your defenses, don’t fall by the wayside

Callin’ you, callin’ you closer and closer
Callin’ you, callin’ you closer and closer

©1976 Dunamis Music

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I REMEMBER
(Chuck Girard)

I remember what you told me, it wasn’t too long ago
You told me that you knew the answer, But now I wonder if you really know
I see what appears to be a conflict, what you say and what you do
And I really have to admit it, I don’t know how to analyze you

It seems that you never really try to do the best that you can
‘Cause the things you say are not the things you do just like any other man

At first you really talked religion, but now that isn’t comin’ through
I really had hoped that you really were right
And I watched to see how well you’d do
But it seems to me now it was just another trip
Because I didn’t see a lasting change
And the whole thing strikes me as peculiar
More than just a little bit strange

You never really try to do the best that you can
And that’ll never really be enough
‘Cause I saw you back down from what you said you believed
When the goin’ got a little rough
It’s really too bad, I hoped that you were right
I was really lookin’ for a change
But it seems this trip is just like all the rest
And I guess I’ll have to pass again

©1976 Dunamis Music

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RETURN
(Chuck Girard)

You say it’s different now, then how it was before
You do your best, but you don’t feel it anymore
What happened to the days when your life just seemed to flow
Miracles were happening wherever you would go

You tried so hard it seems to do the righteous thing
But oh, the trials that came and the shadows it would bring
You went to meetings and you’d be the first to pray
You even spoke a prophecy, was only yesterday

But something’s wrong, something’s wrong with you
Though you tried your best, the Lord just didn’t bless
You’re wondrin’ what to do
Return to your first love, put Jesus first again
The love in your heart you had when you first started
Could be there again
Return to your first love

You say you told your friends the things they’re doin’ wrong
You had a leading, yes, you felt it oh so strong
They looked so hurt I guess they didn’t understand
Since then your counseling, has not been in demand
You tried to give advice, but found you were ignored
But even though they scoffed, you still said
“Praise the Lord anyway’
And you thought Christians were to be of one accord
Is there a dull edge on that double-edged sword?

No, no something’s wrong, something’s wrong with you
Though you tried your best, the Lord just didn’t bless
You’re wondrin’ what to do
Return to your first love, put Jesus first again
The love in your heart you had when you first started
Could be there again
Return to your first love
Return to your first love
Do do dn doo do do
do do dn doo do do

©1972 Dunamis Music

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I KNOW A LADY
(Chuck Girard)

I know a lady, she is my lady
I met her years ago
We found each other, found one another,
We found each other slowly

When I was lonely, I had You only,
I asked if it would please You
If you would show me, my one and only
You did it in Your timing

And when I saw her, finally saw she was the one
I realized what You had done, all along
Oooo ooo ooo oooo ooo

We now have children, You gave us children
They love You much as we do
We are so thankful, we know the reason,
That we are all a  family

I know a lady, she always shows me
The love You give her for me
I know a lady, I thank You for her
Sometimes it shocks me how You knew me so well

©1975 Dunamis Music

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NO, NO YOU’RE NOT AFRAID
(Chuck Girard)

No, no you’re not afraid, there’s been some changes made
The consequences weighed, and…..hope is yours now

Your life is different now, you were so wayward then
But Jesus showed you how, to love your neighbor

I knew you long ago, when you walked the side roads
You were quite a photograph,
But you know you never wore a smile

No, no you’re not alone, you’ve got the Holy Spirit
He’s there to comfort you, now your heart is open

I knew you then and now, God changed your colors
You went from grey to white
Please try to never let Him down

No, no you’re not afraid, .you’ve learned the joy of giving
You’ve learned the blessed truth, of Christian living
Of Christian living, of truly Christian living

©1975 Dunamis Music

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SOMETHIN‘ SUPERNATURAL
(Chuck Girard)

What does it matter for me to say I knew you when?
I know you now and you know I knew you then
I’d say you’re different now and yes, your life has changed
Something’s surely different, your whole thinking’s re-arranged
But I just can’t accept,
You say you owe it all to somethin’ supernatural

I used to know you when you’d go from bar to bar
Lookin’ for a thrill with some potential movie star
To take her home with you and try to get it on
But now you tell me that this type of life is gone
But I just can’t accept,
You say you owe it all to somethin’ supernatural

I get a feelin’ that you’re really on the level
But I just cannot believe that it could happen to you
This talk of Jesus sounds so soft and sentimental
And I just cannot believe that it is really, really true

But yet I see that you no longer are a cussin’
You don’t read Playboy and you shun the liquor store
And though you’re still my friend, I don’t know how to treat you
In many ways you’re just no fun anymore
But I just can’t accept,
You say you owe it all to somethin’ supernatural

When you explain it to me, you know I feel the tension
‘Cause much of what you say is just beyond my comprehension
Still I’m beginning to feel
The pull of somethin’ supernatural

©1974 Dunamis Music

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WHEN I WAS READY TO LISTEN
(Chuck Girard)

When my life was empty, I tried so hard to be filled
Smiling eyes were fading and the laughter had been stilled
Reaching out so desperately to fill the inner need
That we all are trying to satisfy, but none of us succeed

Trying every substitute for love that I could find
Temporary pleasures that would keep me for a time
But when each thrill was over, my sorrow would increase
For nothing that I tried had ever brought me lasting peace

And then, You came to me, when I was ready to listen
Dissolved the mystery, when I was ready to listen
And I knew your name
And I knew your face
And I knew I belonged to…you

Jesus
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus

©1975 Dunamis Music

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SO THANKFUL
(Song for Eastern Morning)
(Chuck Girard)

We’re so thankful that you died on the cross, Lord
We’re so thankful that you gave your life for us
Though it hurts us that you had to suffer
The pain and the shame and all the sorrow
Though were sad you had to suffer it at all
We’re so thankful that you did it anyhow

We’re so thankful that you rose from the dead, Lord
We’re so thankful that you’ve risen and you live
We’re so thankful that you really did it
And now we too can live
We can live with you forever, we can live
And we’re just so thankful that you did it Lord, that you did

We’re so thankful that You’re livin’ in our hearts
We’re so thankful that you’re livin’ right inside, Lord
We’re so glad to know that you’re what you said
And you’re what you claimed to be
Now, we can put our faith in victory and we know you’re real
And we’re just so thankful that you’re Jesus and that you’re real
We’re so thankful that you gave your life for us
We’re so thankful that you live and you have risen, Lord
We’re so thankful that you’re Jesus and that you’re real

©1976 Dunamis Music

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OLD DAN COTTON
(Chuck Girard)

I remember old Dan Cotton, so old that he’d forgotten
Just how long he’d been floatin’ through this life
He said that he’d fought against the Indians
And his daddy was an old line trapper
And he thinks that once or twice, he’d had a wife

I used to go down by the river after school
When old Dan was relaxin’ with a fishpole
And I’d ask him what he could offer a young, young boy
Dan would start reminiscin’ and sharin’ his words of wisdom
And I remember I used to listen to him with joy

Old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
Yes, old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
I hope that you finally find what you’re lookin’ for
Old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
Yes, old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
I hope that you finally find what you’re lookin’ for

Then one day we couldn’t find old Dan
And for a while he didn’t come around
And I heard from the folks that he’d gone to the hills alone
Well I admit I was a little bit worried
Because Dan was so old and just a little foolhardy
But I knew in my heart that he’d soon be a comin’ back home

Old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
Yes, old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
I hope that you finally find what you’re lookin’ for
Old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
Yes, old Dan, somethin’ happenin’ to you
I hope that you finally find what you’re lookin’ for

Then came the message from old Doc Jones
That Dan’s time had finally come
So I rushed to his side in the shack that he called home
Inside my heart I was feelin’ so sad
But when I looked into that old man’s eyes
I felt such a peace ’cause I knew that he was goin’ home
He couldn’t really speak  ’cause he was now so weak
But he managed a tiny smile
And in a glance I knew that he’d found
What he was lookin’ for

I knew what he’d found in the woods that day
‘Cause when I looked at him the very last time
I looked into the face of a man who had found the Lord

Old Dan, somethin’ happened to you
Yes, old Dan, somethin’ happened to you
I know that you finally found what you’re lookin’ for
Old Dan, somethin’ happened to you
Yes, old Dan, somethin’ happened to you
You’re still the old Dan that I love, but you’re somethin’ more

©1974  Dunamis Music

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PREACHER
(Chuck Girard)

When I was young my life was rock ‘n’ roll music
Just diggin’ the wonderful sound
I’d get home from school and when I’d finished my lessons
I’d listen to music ’til the sun came around
I’d sit by the hour and pound my old piano
Pick out the chords to the songs
I’d heard on the air and on American Bandstand
Just learnin’ the words and then singin’ along

But who’d ever thought I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll preacher
‘Stead of just singin’ the blues
Who’d ever thought I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll preacher
Singin’ my song so you can hear the good news


INSTRUMENTAL

Now that I’m free my heart is filled with the gladness
That comes when a life has been changed
The song I now sing has a different ring
The lyrics have meaning, but the tune is the same
But I want you to know I still love rock ‘n’ roll music
But now I have something to say
I’ll sing you my song and maybe you’ll sing along
And we’ll make us a noise they’ll hear in Heavenly places

Who’d ever thought I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll preacher
‘Stead of just singin’ the blues
Who’d ever thought I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll preacher
Singing my song so you can hear the good news

©1974 Dunamis Music

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YOU ASK ME WHY
(Chuck Girard)

You ask me why I keep on smilin’
When all the world’s in such a mess
And I just have to say that there is just one way
To find true lasting happiness

You ask me how I keep my head together
When this old world is tumbling down
I think you’ve heard the talk, the talk about the solid rock
He’ll keep your feet right on the ground

People try so hard to find
A way to gain some peace of mind
And they try this and they try that
People scream out to be free they cry for love and liberty
Yeah, the words of God could free them
If they’d only stop to hear

You ask me how I keep on smilin’
When this world looks like it’s comin’ to an end
Though these be final days, when the Light comes through the haze
A bright new world will just begin

©1974 Dunamis Music

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EVERMORE
(Chuck Girard)

I love the feelin’ when I get up in the morning
And my heart is beating fast with gladness
Oh what a feeling when I rise and think about you
You wash away all morning sadness

I know that I am walking
In the lighted path and you are watching over me
I know that I was blinded
But you came into my life and touched me and now I see

Evermore, and now I’ve let you in the door
And you’ll never let me go never let me go,
Never let me go again
Never let me go never let me go,
Never let me go again

I love the feelin’ that I get when I can talk to you
You answer me with loving-kindness
I love the way my spirit feels when I have pleased you
And you fill me with your loving-kindness

I know that you are faithful
And you love me even if I grieve you for awhile
And even though I make you sad
You look upon me and forgive me with a smile

Evermore, and now I’ve let you in the door
And you’ll never let me go never let me go,
Never let me go again
Never let me go never let me go,
Never let me go again

Never let me go again
Never let me go again
Never let me go again
Never let me go again
(Repeat 3x)

©1974 Dunamis Music

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QUIET HOUR
(Chuck Girard)

When the day is done and gone,
And shades of evening come along
I sit alone and think of you,
And thank you that I have this quiet hour
Alone with you
My quiet hour, to be with you

Melodies and symphonies,
and gentle breezes in the trees
I must confess that all of these,
Do nothing more than simply to remind me
How wonderful you are
How can I tell you, how wonderful you are

Oooooh la la la la, ooooh la la la la,
Ooooooooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooooooooh ooh ooh wah

I don’t have to say a word,
And yet I know each word is heard
Makes no difference where I am,
You’re there to join me in my quiet hour
Alone with you
I think of all you’ve done for me,
And how your love has made me free
How you gave so selflessly,
And I wonder how can I begin to thank you
For lovin’ me
And my desire, my desire is to be with you

©1974 Dunamis Music

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EVERYBODY KNOWS FOR SURE
(Chuck Girard-Dennis Correll)

If you think that you have lost your way
All you feel inside are clouds of gray
Let me tell you what I learned today
Let me tell you what I have to say

Everybody….knows for sure
When they find the heart that’s pure

If you think that you are all alone
And you have no love to call your own
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Everybody….knows for sure
When they find the heart that’s pure

©1974 Dunamis Music

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GALILEE
(Chuck Girard)

Jesus took a walk by the water side of the Sea of Galilee
(Walkin’ by the sea, the Sea of Galilee)
Jesus told the men at the waters edge,
Drop your nets and follow me
(Walkin’ by the sea, the Sea of Galilee)
You’ve been fishin’ in the sea for such a long time
But now these days are comin’ to an end
(Walkin’ by the sea, the Sea of Galilee)
Come right now and walk along with me
And I will make you fishers of men
(Walkin’ by the sea, the Sea of Galilee)

Jesus means for us to follow
What was good for then is just as good for now
We can be the same right now as Peter,
James and John were then
The Bible tells you how

When Jesus took the walk by the water side
He was beckoning to you and me
Callin’ men from every time and ever where
Who really, really wanted to be free
Jesus wants you now to leave your nets
And to dedicate your life to Him
He only wants to share His everlasting love
And to make you fishers of men

©1974 Dunamis Music

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TINAGERA
(Chuck Girard)

She is young, she was born in Tinagera
She was robbed of the youth she should have known
She’s alive, she’s alive and she lives in Tinagera
She’s alive, but her heart is all alone

She’s a child, just a child, yet her mind is old and tarnished
She is wise in the things she need not know
She is tired, she is tired and sad and lonely
She’s a slave to the things which steal her soul

Anymore, anymore she isn’t feeling
She’s been torn from the things she once received
She’s afraid, so afraid my Tinagera
She’s afraid, so afraid to just believe

She don’t know, she don’t know my Tinagera
How can she believe unless you tell her so
There’s a way, there’s a way, a way my Tinagera
You can know, you can really, really know

Just believe, just believe, believe and you can feel it
Take a look around if you try then you will see
There’s a way, if you know won’t you show my Tinagera
There’s a way, there’s a way and you can know.

©1974 Dunamis Music

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LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN
(Chuck Girard)

Lay your burden down, lay your burden down
Take your troubled soul, your tired mind
And lay your burden down
Lay your burden down, get your feet on solid ground
Take your worries to the foot of the cross, and lay your burden down

Lay your burden down, lay your burden down
Take your weary life, your heavy load, and lay your burden down
Lay your burden down, get your feet on solid ground
Take your failures to the foot of the cross, and lay your burden down

(Lay your burden down)
You’ve been tryin’ hard to make it all alone
Tryin’ hard to make it on your own
And the strength you once were feelin’, isn’t there no more
And you think the wrong you’ve done, is just too much to be forgiven
But you know that isn’t true
Just lay your burden down, He has Forgiven you

Lay your burden down, lay your burden down
Take your burden to the cross, and lay it down
Lay your burden down, lay your burden down
Take your worries to the cross and lay them down

©1974 Dunamis Music

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SLOW DOWN
(Chuck Girard)

In the midst of my confusion
In the time of desperate need
When I am thinking not too clearly
A gentle voice does intercede

Slow down, slow down, be still
Be still and wait, on the Spirit of the Lord
Slow down and hear His voice
And know that He is God

In the time of tribulation
When I’m feeling so unsure
When things are pressing in about me
Comes a gentle voice so still, so pure

Slow down, slow down, be still
Be still and wait, on the Spirit of the Lord
Slow down and hear His voice
And know that He is God
And know that He is God

©1974 Dunamis Music

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SOMETIMES ALLELUIA
(Chuck Girard)

CHORUS:

SOMETIMES ALLELUIA,
SOMETIMES PRAISE THE LORD
SOMETIMES GENTLY SINGING,
OUR HEARTS IN ONE ACCORD

Oh let us lift our voices,
Look toward the sky and start to sing
Oh let us now return His love,
Just let our voices ring
Oh let us feel His presence,
Let the sound of praises fill the air
Oh let us sing the song of Jesus’ love,
To people everywhere.

CHORUS

Oh let our joy be unconfined,
Let us sing with freedom unrestrained
Let’s take this feeling that we’re feeling now,
Outside these walls and let it rain.
Oh let the Spirit overflow,
As we are filled from head to toe.
We love you Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
And we want this world to know.

CHORUS

©1974 Dunamis Music/ASCAP

SINCE I OPENED UP THE DOOR
(Chuck Girard-Fred Field)

 

In my weakness, You always make me strong
All I wanna do now is praise You all day long
If I should stumble You’re there to pick me up
When I get thirsty, I know You’ll fill the cup

Since I opened up, opened up the door
I can’t think of anything else but You anymore
Since I opened up, opened up the door
I can’t think of anything else but You anymore

In a shadow, You flood me with Your light
To give You pleasure is now my one delight
When I get weary, You give me peaceful rest
If my life gets troubled, I know it’s just a test

(CHORUS)

When I get lonely, You’re there to comfort me
You clear the haze away so that my eyes can see
If I’m distracted, You pull me back in line
All I can say Lord, You really treat me fine

(CHORUS)

©1970 Dunamis Music

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JOYOUS LAMENT
(Fred Field-Chuck Girard)


Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do-do, la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

We have lived in darkness for a long, long time
No one there to guide our way
Bump our heads on everything in sight
Because we cannot see the light of day

You must live in Jesus light
If you want to live in Heaven
How long are you going to stumble round
Find no peace in what you’re doing

Living in a world of our own design
Thinking we could fool ourselves forever
But in everybody’s life there comes that time
He must choose then or he will maybe never know

We have felt such a need to fill an empty space
Everybody’s had their say
Take a chance with every different face
Find no satisfaction in their ways
You must live in Jesus light
If you want to live in Heaven
How long are you going to trip & stumble round
Find no peace in what you’re doing

Jesus loves you if you’ll only let Him
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

©1970 Dunamis Music

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JESUS PUTS THE SONG IN OUR HEARTS
(Fred Field-Chuck Girard)

 

Hey, have you lost the feeling
Don’t you hear the music anymore
Hey, have you tried to listen
But you thought you’d heard the song before

CHORUS:

Jesus puts the song in our hearts
Jesus sets us free
Jesus puts the song in our hearts
Jesus brings a joyful melody

Hey, have you seen the changes
All your friends who have a happy glow
Hey, haven’t you been wonderin’
What it is they found and what they know

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Hey, you can hear the music
He is singing out to all
Hey, open up your ears now
Jesus means for you to hear the call

©1970 Dunamis Music

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THINK ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAID
(Chuck Girard)

 

Think about what Jesus said
Before you let your mind reject Him
Listen to your heart instead
And you will accept Him

There may be many questions
That you’d like to answer somehow
All things will be shown someday
But you can’t know all things now
But if you drain yourself
Of all your little fears
You might restore yourself
By letting go the tears

(CHORUS)

I know it gets confusin’
And you don’t know where you can turn
But if you will control yourself
You’ll find that you will learn
It gets so hard sometimes
So much you could believe
Blind men who don’t even know
Tryin’ to deceive

(CHORUS)

©1970 Dunamis Music

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LIVING WATER
(Chuck Girard-Jay Truax)

 

Have you heard about the living water
From the fountain of the Most High Father
It is from the source of God’s great power
It will make you strong in time of deepest need

Have you thirsted for the living water
Every one of us has this desire
It will fill the empty yearning hollow
It will strengthen you with every drink you take

Feel it flowing forth from deep, deep within you
God’s eternal spring of clear, refreshing truth
Let it satisfy your deepest inner longing
Come and drink of it and you will find relief

Once you’ve tasted of the living water
You can’t fill your need with any other
Do you want to drink the living water
Come and follow then and bear the cross of love

©1974 Dunamis Music

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON
(Fred Field-Tom Coomes-Chuck Girard)

Shimmering jade, comforting shade
Sunday Afternoon
I will spend it with you
Ocean of glass, meadow of brass
Sunday Afternoon
Please spend it with me
Oh, here you are
Not very far from my heart

Sun from you eye, wind from your sky
Sunday Afternoon
I will spend it with you
Heart beat with mine, in perfect time
Sunday Afternoon
Please spend it with me
Oh, here am I
Splendidly high, on Your love
ahhh-ahh-ahhh-aaah, La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

©1974 Dunamis Music

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BOOK OF LIFE
(Tom Coomes-Chuck Girard)

 

Chorus

I keep my thumb between the pages
And my heart in the book
Talkin’ ’bout the Book of Life
When my life gets too confusin’
Well, I stop and take a second look
Take another look in the Book of Life

At times my heart gets down right faithless
And I sink into the quicksand of my sin
That’s when the Word of God can purge my sinner’s heart
And free me from those old desires that pop up now and then

Chorus

The first time that I read it I was floatin’
The second time I felt the change begin
The third time thru the truth began to hit me
The Word of God is washin’ out my brain, amen

Chorus

I used to worry ’bout my waistline
I found it awful hard to grin
But now my soul delights in feedin’ on the Word
(Amen)
Can’t stuff enough of them spiritual calories in

I keep my thumb between the pages
And my heart in the book
Talkin’ ’bout the Book of Life
When my life gets too confusin’
Well, I stop and take a second look
Take another look in the Book of Life
Why don’t we take another look in the Book of Life
Come on let’s take another look in the book

(In the book)
In the book
(In the book)
In the Book of Life

©1972 Dunamis Music)

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DON’T YOU KNOW
(Chuck Girard)


Don’t you know it’s not enough to sit around
Don’t you know the time has come to get it on
Don’t you know the benefits you will receive my friend
In the long run will depend on what you give

Don’t you know how patient God has been
Don’t you know He’s waiting for our love to grow
Don’t you know He wants for you to come into His rest
And to pass each little test and be a man

Don’t you know His heart is waiting
Patiently anticipating
The day when you’ll begin to become sure
Don’t you know He wants His small ones
To become His strong and tall ones
God wants all His children to mature
And start to live the kind of lives which give Him pleasure
He desires to give us blessings without measure
But we’ll never find the fullness of the treasure no, no, no
Less we take our cross and bear it like a man

Don’t you know He’s disappointed
When you just become acquainted
Then you turn your back and go your way

©1974 Dunamis Music

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LITTLE PILGRIM
(Chuck Girard)

 

Little Pilgrim walking down the road of life
I find that in your heart, you’re just a lonely one
For you see, upon that very road
My search for good and truth had its beginning
You take a little turn to the left
And you see what that path has to offer you
Then you gotta make it back to the main road anyhow
And you have all that lost time to make up for
And it’s a sad thing… to realize
That you’re all alone, that you’re on your own again

Little Pilgrim, walking down the road of life
Can’t you see that there are many others
Who are just like you
I was lookin’ in that same direction
But all I ever found were others
Who were searching just like me
And we didn’t find the way or the answers
To the questions that were buried deep down in our souls
We just found that the ways of men have no answers
Anyhow

Oh, don’t you wonder now
What you’re tryin’ to do
Oh, don’t you wonder now
Where that path is takin’ you

Little Pilgrim, walking down the road of life
I know that deep down in your heart that you are just like me
What you’re seekin’ is a better way
And you’re reachin’ out for temporary resting places
And you’re glad to find a little peace of mind here and there
But it won’t last no, no, cause you’ll have to move along someday
‘Til you’re resting in the arms of the only one who can help you
‘Til you give your heart and your soul and your body
And your mind and your life to the Lord
And it’s a glad thing to realize
That you’re not alone no more
That you found your way back home
Back home

©1974 Dunamis Music/ASCAP

A LOVE SONG
(Chuck Girard)

Lend an ear to a love song
Oooh  a love song
Let it take you , let it start

What can you hear in a love song?
If you can feel it,
Then you’re feelin’ from the heart

All the emotions true feelings of life is what music of love is about
If you are listening with peace in your heart and no doubt

So listen now to a love song
If you can hear it
We will never be apart

©1972 Dunamis Music

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CHANGES
(Chuck Girard-Dennis Correl)

I try so hard each day to shed a little light
To keep each moment of my life both full and bright
Believing in the feeling that I know is right
And here’s the reason why I feel so good tonight

I’m doing what I want to and it’s part of me
Keeping close to Jesus, that’s the way it’s got to be
Knowing that this feeling will flow eternally
And what I am, is all I have to be

I’m goin’ through changes
Changes in my mind
Holding on to good things that I find
I’m goin’ through changes
Changes in my mind
And I’m leaving all my emptiness behind
Yes, I’m leaving all my emptiness behind

©1971 Dunamis Music

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TWO HANDS
(Tom Coomes-Chuck Butler)

We’re all gathered here
Because we all believe
If there’s a doubter in the crowd
We ask you not to leave
Give a listen to His story
Hear the message that we bring
Feel the faith swell up inside you
Lift your voice with us and sing

Chorus:

Accept Him with your whole heart
And use you own two hands
With one reach out to Jesus
And with the other, bring a friend

Many know Him well, others just by name
If you don’t know for what He stands,
You’ve really much to gain
With faith you can move mountains
These are common words but true
We aren’t quite a mountain
But He’s moved us here to you

©1971 Dunamis Music

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LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH
(Chuck Girard/Fred Field)

Little country church on the edge of town
Doo-do- do-dn-do-do-do
People comin’ everyday from miles around
For meetin’s and for Sunday school
And it¹s very plain to see
It¹s not the way it used to be

Preacher isn’t talkin’ ’bout religion no more
He just wants to praise the Lord
People aren’t as stuffy as they were before
They just want to praise the Lord
And it¹s very plain to see
It’s not the way it used to be

They’re talkin’ ’bout revival and the need for love
That little church has come alive
Workin’ with each other for the common good
Puttin’ all the past aside
Long hair, short hair, some coats and ties
People finally comin’ around
Lookin’ past the hair and straight into the eyes
People finally comin’ around
And it¹s very plain to see
It’s not the way it used to be

©1971 Dunamis Music

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FREEDOM
(Chuck Girard)

Jesus is the One that makes me never
Ever want to spend another day without Him
Jesus is the One who shows me every time
I turn around that I could never doubt Him
Jesus is the One that makes me want to shout the news
Above the rooftops
Shout the joyful news and let the people know
That Jesus is the Lord!

Jesus is the One who changes slowly
All the evil things that dwell so deep inside me
Jesus is the One who cares forever
Never let me down and never failed to guide me
Jesus is the One that makes me want to shout the news
Above the rooftops
Come on, let’s shout the joyful news
And let the people know that Jesus is the Lord!
HE’S THE LORD!

He’ll do the same for you!
(He’ll give you freedom)
He’s reaching out for you!
(He’ll give you freedom)
He’s the only One who’s true
(He’ll give you freedom)

He’ll set you free
He’ll set you free
He’ll set you free
He’ll set you free
He’ll set you free

All He wants to do is to show you His love, and to comfort you
All you gotta do is take Him at His word

©1971 Dunamis Music

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WELCOME BACK
(Chuck Girard)

Welcome back
Welcome back
Welcome back
Welcome back

Welcome back to the things that you once believed in
Welcome back to what you knew was right from the start
All you had to do was to be what you always have wanted to be
Welcome back to the love that is in your heart

I know that you thought you could turn your back
And no one could see in your mind
But I can see that you know better now
You never were the untruthful kind
Yeah, and I’m so happy now to welcome you back

Wooo-ahaa, ahhh-hah-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh
Wooo-ahaa, ahhh-hah-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh
Sometimes you just don’t know what you’re missin’
‘Til you leave it for awhile
Woooh-Welcome back

Welcome back
Welcome back, (Welcome back to Jesus)
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Welcome back

©1971 Dunamis Music

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FRONT SEAT, BACK SEAT
(Ton Coomes-Chuck Girard)


I was a ‘runnin’ from my Master
And I tried out every new thing I could find
But my life turned into one disaster
Without the Lord I almost blew my mind

Chorus

I was sittin’ in the front seat
Tryin’ really hard to be the driver
Thinkin’ I was makin’ real good time
But always windin’ up the late arriver
But now I been tryin’ out the back seat
And I find it is a very great relief
Now I’m ridin’ in the back seat
And I’m leavin’ all the drivin’ to the Chief

I went barrelin’ out full speed ahead
I went a ‘runnin’ every stop sign that I’d see
Thinkin’ I’d give the Lord a shortcut
But I found out He don’t need no help from me

©1971 Dunamis Music

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AND THE WIND WAS LOW
(Chuck Girard)


And the wind was low
And He brought me to the water
I felt His hand and joy began
And there was meaning

And the sky was blue
And He gave me His assurance
I then began to understand
The blessed meaning
Oh Creator, your perfect wisdom

And the wind grew still
And he touched me with the power
Then came the fire, the strong desire
To really serve Him

And the tears were joy
And He listened as I sang to Him
I bowed my head, He gently said
I was forgiven

Oh Creator, your perfect promise

©1971 Dunamis Music

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A BRAND NEW SONG
(Chuck Girard-Fred Field)

Sing unto the heavens with a brand new song
The one that we’ve been hearing’s been a hit too long
The lyrics sound confused as if they don’t belong
So sing unto the Lord and sing with feeling

And sing a song of love
And sing a song of gladness
Much too long our music
Has been filled, filled with sadness

Sing unto the heavens with a brand new song
Sing unto the Lamb with voices clear and strong
Tell a world that’s waited now for much too long
All the truths that God has been revealing

And sing a song of praise
And sing a song of gladness
Much too long our music
Has been filled, filled with sadness.(Sadness)

Ahhh-ah-ah ah ah ah…ah …ah….ah

©1971 Dunamis Music

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FEEL THE LOVE
(Chuck Girard)


Save the sadness for another time
Save the words for a song that rhymes
Save the crying for the ones who’ve lied
Who’ve missed all the meaning
And their souls have died

Save the doubting for the morning sun
Bringing daylight where there once was none
Feel the warmth that each new day can bring
By believing,….by receiving Him

Feel the loooooooove
Feel the loooooooove

Save the heartaches for the yesterdays
Now’s the time to change our foolish ways
Feel the love the Son of God can bring
By believing, by receiving Him

Feel the loooooooove
Feel the loooooooove

©1971 Dunamis Music