1982 Mainstream

THE CALLING

 

He comes to you in silence, like a sunrise in your heart,

Reflecting on the sea of your own making.

He offers in His hand the distant shore of all your dreams,

And says the gift is yours for the taking.

He lifts you to the mountaintop and shows you where you’ll stand,

The prospects leave you breathless cause the vision is so grand.

Your time of faithful seeking has been rewarded by His voice,

And you know – you know you’ve already made the choice.

 

For He calls you from the shadows,

And He calls you out by name.

And instead you know you weary heart,

Will never be the same – never be the same.

 

The hopes you kept in hiding, well kept secrets of the mind,

Desires you’ve buried deep like a treasure.

He shows you how he planted them till there might come a time,

They’d be released to grow for His good pleasure.

Not a simple minded freedom to neglect the things at hand,

But a soul assurance confidence in knowing where you stand.

A special royal summons to become what you’re to be,

And you know – you know that you can trust in what you see.

 

For He calls you from the shadows,

And He calls you out by name.

And instead you know you weary heart,

Will never be the same – never be the same,

Never be the same.

 

He calls you to perfection, moving one day at a time,

But it will never be of your own striving.

It’s His perfection working in you as He’s given place,

A life that wants for more than just surviving.

It won’t be your star rising in a world that’s torn apart,

It’s gonna be the Morning Star that rises in your heart.

You trust him to accomplish in the way that He sees best,

And you know – you know that you have found your place of rest.

 

For He calls you from the shadows,

And He calls you out by name.

And instead you know you weary heart,

Will never be the same – never be the same,

Never be the same.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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MAINSTREAM

 

Chorus:

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go!

 

Some are just sticking their toes in, some float off to the side.

A few are now and then swimmers, they rise and fall with the tide.

Some let the stream go around them, for some it goes over the top.

Either way, life eroded for the river will never stop.

 

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go!

 

Some like to drift on the edges, with the current barely in sight.

Some make their stand on the left bank, while the river bends to the right.

I want my life to be gentle, in the center and depth of God’s will.

I want to move with His Spirit, let me never be constantly still.

 

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go!

 

A mighty moving ocean of power, a surge of the sacred supply.

So plot out your course and consider the source, the river will never run dry.

 

I want be in the mainstream, don’t want to be left on the shore,

I want to be in the mainstream when the river changes course.

I want to be in the mainstream, on the Holy Spirit’s flow,

I want to live in the center, wherever it may go,

Wherever it may go.

Wherever it may go.

Wherever it may go.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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MAN OUT OF TIME

 

It seems to be more than just once in a while.

I’m looking for feelings that went out of style.

And I’m finding it hard to control.

I can’t let the good times roll.

Looking for reasons and searching for rhymes.

No one looks harder, than a man out of time.

No one looks harder, than a man out of time.

 

I believe I’ve heard somewhere before, that there’s a door, that leads to more.

And just behind it stands the Man who know, the way you goes – who knows.

 

They could be wrong, but then what if they’re right?

I could be standing free this very night.

Cause I ran out of places to run.

And the fun life just ain’t no fun.

If I could just find me, someone who would know.

He could probably tell me which way I should go.

 

I believe I’ve heard somewhere before, that there’s a door, that leads to more.

And just behind it stands the Man who know, the way you goes – who knows.

 

It seems to me more than just once in a while.

I’m looking for feelings that went out of style.

And I’m finding it hard to control.

I can’t let the good times roll.

Looking for reasons, and searching for rhymes.

No one looks harder, than a man out of time.

I said, no one looks harder, than a man out of time.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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COME AND GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT

 

Here we are – we have come to share only hospitality.

He’ll be here – there’s a sense of love with a mutuality.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

Come and give it all you got.

Serve yourself to those who need you,

And reach out to meet every possibility.

Come and give it all you got.

Let the bread of heaven feed you,

Through a door that leads to a new tranquility.

 

Here we are – congregating cause we love the Lord and together we are one.

Hear His Name – celebrating, every life redeemed by the wonders that He’s done.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

Come and give it all you got.

Serve yourself to those who need you,

And reach out to meet every possibility.

Come and give it all you got.

Let the bread of heaven feed you,

Through a door that leads to a new tranquility.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

 

Come and give it all you got.

There must be no hesitation.

Let your voice sing out and your hands clap to the beat.

Come and give it all you got.

Do a merry variation,

With a dancing heart and a pair of happy feet.

Etc……………………

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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PRAISE HIS NAME AND SEE IT HAPPEN

 

Praise His name and see it happen.

Let the power of God become alive in your life.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Praise His name and see it happen.

Peace and joy will reign as you consider His love.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

God of light, praising Him can unlock every door,

It’s a key to release the night.

Let your heart celebrate evermore, and give thanks to his wonderful name.

Let your voice resound, on this holy battleground.

The battle’s His, you’ve done your part, if He be glorified in your heart.

 

Praise His name and see it happen.

Let the power of God become alive in your life.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Praise His name and see it happen.

Peace and joy will reign as you consider His love.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Are you dry? Do you thirst after more of His face?

Are you barren and don’t know why? Won’t you come to the watering place,

Where the voice of the singers arise.

Where the praises swell, the Kingdom comes to dwell.

The gift is yours, receive your part, if He be magnified in your heart.

 

Praise His name and see it happen.

Let the power of God become alive in your life.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Praise His name and see it happen.

Peace and joy will reign as you consider His love.

Praise Jesus, Praise Jesus.

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

(Repeat over and over)

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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GIVE IT UP

 

Heavy traffic, there’s no leeway,

On the freeway of your days.

The rush hour signal, looks like danger.

You’ve got to change your busy ways.

 

You’ve got to give it up, lay it down,

Let Him turn your life around.

Give it up, you will see,

Peace lies on simplicity.

Give it up, let it go, anything that’s stopping up the flow.

 

Set your mind free, from distraction.

Too much action frays the soul.

Save some time for, God’s communion.

Let that union be your goal.

 

You’ve got to give it up, lay it down,

Let Him turn your life around.

Give it up, you will see,

Peace thrives on simplicity.

Give it up, let it go, anything that’s stopping up the flow.

 

Too much movement, constant motion,

Let devotion take it’s place.

All who enter, come up needy,

Speeding in the human race.

 

You’ve got to give it up, lay it down,

Let Him turn your life around.

Give it up, you will see,

Peace thrives on simplicity.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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BELIEVING FOR THE BEST IN YOU

 

After all I’ve said to try and change your mind,

Are you still gonna doubt my words?

You can tell me your failures and point out your flaws – I don’t hear you.

There are two sides sides to every story,

And glory is on your side.

One hope in every dreamer,

A redeemer, and that is why:

 

I’m believing for the best in you,

Believing for the best in you.

You’ve got Jesus in your heart, and you love Him so.

Well that’s all I need to know – all I need to know.

I’m believing for the best in you.

 

You’ve been searching through the garden of your life,

For the seeds that were planted there.

When I show you the blossoms and point out the vine,

You don’t see them.

You’re looking so hard for the flower,

When the hour is still ahead.

And all that is not showing, is growing, and that is why:

 

I’m believing for the best in you,

Believing for the best in you.

You’ve got Jesus in your heart, and you love Him so.

Well that’s all I need to know – all I need to know.

I’m believing for the best in you.

 

The eyes of the Lord are upon you,

He sees what He made you to be.

So arise and shine, for thy Light has come,

And there’s no way to hide from me.

 

I’m believing for the best in you,

Believing for the best in you.

You’ve got Jesus in your heart, and you love Him so.

Well that’s all I need to know – all I need to know.

I’m believing for the best in you.

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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ONE SONG IS NOT ENOUGH

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets tough.

You sing the blues when times are rough.

But one song is not enough.

 

Waiting for some harmony,

Where the music of your life begins.

Playing that same old melody,

It’s goin round and round and round,

That how the Devil ends.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

You sing the blues when times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

 

You serve your time on bended knee,

Only to relieve the strife.

The more you live, the more you’ll see,

One day that kneeling stance has got to be a way of life.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

You sing the blues when times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

 

You need songs of love and songs of praise,

You need brand new songs every day.

So forsake yourself, go the extra mile.

Let Jesus be your song of life in every way.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

When you’re convinced that times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

 

You need songs of love and songs of praise,

You need brand new songs every day.

So forsake yourself, go the extra mile.

Let Jesus be your song of life in every way.

 

One song is not enough,

You need more when the going gets rough.

You sing the blues when times are tough.

But one song is not enough.

(Various chorus on exit)

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.

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IT IS DONE

 

You’re just along for the ride,

Kicking all your dreams aside,

Acting like He never died,

So you can freely dream,

And spend down overdrawn,

Things that you’ve been banking on,

Thinking that you’re the only one,

Ever to redeem them again.

 

Can you be satisfied,

Walking in through life’s backside,

When the front door’s open wide,

Waiting to receive you.

Let your blindfold drop,

Standing on a mountaintop,

Jesus has you lifted up,

And He will never leave you alone.

 

It is done,

It is done,

The battle has been won.

It is done

 

Will you just ride on a whim,

Talking like you hope’s so slim,

When you could be reigning with Him,

In power that won’t fail you.

Should your heart grow numb,

Waiting for your time to come,

When the work has all been done,

And He’s already called you by name.

 

It is done,

Don’t you know that, It is done,

The battle has been won.

It is done

(Repeat over)

© 1982 Sparrow Records Inc.