1975 Chuck Girard

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