1979 Take It Easy

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