1976 Glow In The Dark

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