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AcaDisc #17- Act of God by Acappella

Original Release: 1997 Word, Inc.
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistants: Gary Miller and Larry Sparks
Engineers: John Laws, Gary Miner, Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, Kevin Schaffer, Robert Orr, and Norman Zuercher
Art Direction: Buddy Jackson for Jackson Design
Design: Karinne Caulkins and Christine Knubel for Jackson Design
Album Photography: Mark Tucker
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: John Laws
Mastered by: Mastermix
Members:  Gary Miller - Bass
                 Gary Moyers - Baritone
                 Steve Reischl - 2nd Tenor
                 Kevin Schaffer - 1st Tenor
Additional Vocals: Robert C. Guy and Duane Adams

Song List

He's Gonna Let You Know
Get to the Point
Act of God
House of Praise
And They Praised God
Gotta Grow Up
Let There Be Love
Teaching the Truth in Love
Let's Show and Tell
Walking That Line

He's Gonna Let You Know

Words and music: Duane Adams 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Duane Adams
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Even though the wind may blow
Troubles toss you to end and fro
Get on your knees and give it time
There the answers you will find in Jesus
He's gonna let you know

Repeat Chorus

In my darkest hours
I have never been alone
Tho' I could not see the Son
I knew He was right there
Oh yes He was
When your heart turns sour
And your faith has all but flown
Seek the Holy Spirit
And He will be right there
I've got to have the Lord's direction
Simply for my own protection

Repeat Chorus

At my weakest moment
Is the time that He will be strong
He will not forsake you
You know He will be right there
He has made the difference
In the Lord you can't go wrong
What you need He's gonna give you
He's gonna be right there yes He will
Put your cares upon the Lord
And live with Him in one accord

Bridge:
Oh the storm is a vicious pill to swallow
For the path becomes unclear
But through it all He is holding my tomorrow
Leaning on the Master will bring peace instead of tears
I have seen His power
Coming down from heaven's throne
As he showered the blessings
I knew He was right there, right there
Like a mighty tower
He's the rock that we call home
When he comes I'm gonna be running
I'm gonna be up there
I'm gonna be with the Lord
Oh I don't really understand it
But I know that I can't live without it

Even though the wind may blow (you know it's gonna blow sometimes)
Troubles toss you to end and fro (help me, Lord, to make up my mind)
Get on your knees and give it time (gotta need you)
There the answers you will find in Jesus (gotta need you)
He's gonna let you know (He gonna let you know)

Even though the wind may blow (Oh, we need the Lord in our lives)
Troubles toss you to end and fro (I can't make it on my own)
Get on your knees and give it time (One day gonna be with Him, oh yeah)
There the answers you will find in Jesus
He's gonna let you, let you know

Scriptural Reference:

"But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth." 1 John 2:20

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Get to the Point

Words and music: Keith Lancaster and Gary Moyers 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on The Collection by Acappella.  
Producer's Note from The Collection: "Gary Moyers sings the lead on this song, which we co-wrote.  I love the bantering back and forth that takes place on the chorus between the inquirers saying 'Get to the point!' as Mo calmly tells them that he will do just that.  Kevin Schaffer provides some magical vocal interludes that remind me of a rotating carousel."
Lead: Gary Moyers
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I was busy minding my own business
Simply trying to stay on top of my game
Never thinking about consequences
Always finding me somebody to blame
But then it came together
When I read this letter
A message from somebody named Paul
He wrote of One who bought me
All the things he taught me
I really thought I'd heard it all

Chorus:
Get to the point: I will if you ask me
Get to the point how have you changed?
I was on sinking ground
Until He turned me around
And I know I'll never be the same
Get to the point: I'm trying to tell you
Get to the point what have you done?
It is not what I've done
But what He's doin' for me
And I know we've only just begun

We've only just begun

Now I'm busy mindin' my Father's business
Tryin' to do what He told me to
And I still have that wonderful letter
Knowin' every time I read it it's new
Today I never worry
My vision's never blurry
I've found Someone to handle the stress (Jesus)
I know you really need Him
So would you like to meet Him
I'm prayin' that the answer is yes

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
All your efforts will be in vain (No matter what you do)
Trying to save yourself will drive you insane (He sees you through and through)
Crossing that final change with confidence (I'm crossing that line)
Is what you can do through His providence

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men." 1 Corinthians 7:23

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Act of God

Words and music: Keith Lancaster and Duane Adams 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Duane Adams
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

It was an act of God

This old world was not an accident
It came to be by the touch of His hand
Through His love He formed creation
Then reached out and breathed His life into man
Yes for all of us
He is calling us with His blessings to show
The best part of it is the heart of it
It's the good news we know

Chorus:
Every time the sun shows His face
Every time I've needed His grace
Every little bird in the air
Never will escape from His care
He arose again He defeated sin
And He shed His blood for me
It was an act of God

Now we hear such strange philosophies
From those who teach - we expect them to know
But they push God out of the picture
When His presence is quite obvious
Only fools deny Him so

And in all of us there's a call in us
For the truth to be shown
Yes the heart of it - every part of it
Is from God's highest throne

Repeat Chorus

(I've got to know...)
Was it an act of God - causing you to turn Him away?
Is it an act of God - that you're refusing to pray?
It was an act of God - opening the blind eyes to see
It is an act of God - what He is doing for me

Repeat Chorus

I know
He arose again He defeated sin
And he's coming back for me
It is an act of God
Oh it, it is an act of God

Scriptural Reference:

"I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone." Psalm 71:16
"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." John 1:29

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House of Praise

Words and music: Duane Adams   1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Duane Adams
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

House of Praise, House of Praise
There is a path before us
And it's there that we must choose
For the road that leads to life is what we're after
Within the pounding chorus
We hear the words of truth
For the knowledge of Him brings the joy and laughter
Dwelling in the presence of His majesty
Is liberty, I'm free to sing
That is where my soul will always long to be
Even when it seems I can't go on

Chorus:
The Lord, He has given me the power
(And He's) with me every hour
And made my heart His dwelling place
And Lord, we thank You for Your Son
And all the battles won
That brought me to Your house of praise

House of Praise

He will always answer you
When you kneel to pray
God has made it plain that He is the giver
It may not be in my time
But I know He'll make a way
Cause I'm living in the light of One who delivers

(Oh, yes I'm) Reaching down from heaven
He took hold of me
So carefully He rescued me (oh, He rescued me)
No one here has yet encountered Calvary
(Oh, and) That is why in faith I'm pressin' on

Repeat Chorus

We magnify Your name most high
We look to You for your are life
We endlessly adore Your name
For You will always be the same
You are the Lord of lords
And King of kings
We praise Your name in everything
We long to see You in the sky
We love You, lift You on high

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Bringing me to your house of Praise (repeat and fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.  Amen."  1 Timothy 1:15-17

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And They Praised God

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Steve Reischl
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I sang to the people in Russia
As they were searching for the truth
Their eyes were so cold and empty
From the eldest to the youth
What a privilege I had to carry
The joy of the God we love
And I sang of the Christ, His compassionate life
Of a home He's prepared above

And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God because of me

I sang to the people in Africa
Some who didn't have food to eat
In the depths of full-blown poverty
Most were living out in the street
What a thrill to deliver the Gospel
To a people who were so distressed
Holding back the tears and the cultural fears
Overwhelmingly I was impressed

And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God instead of me

I sang to the people in my hometown
Trying to guess their minds
Most had already heard the precious Word
Of a God who's good and kind
As I sang I could tell that they knew it
I didn't sing for the joy of the song
But because of a Cross and a Savior's loss
To deliver mankind gone wrong

And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God in spite of me

And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God (praised God)
And they praised God because of me

Scriptural Reference:

"Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God.  When all the people saw it, they also praised God."  Luke 18:43
"And they praised God because of me." Galatians 1:24 

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Gotta Grow Up

Words and music: Keith Lancaster and Steve Reischl  1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Steve Reischl
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

When I was a child I spoke as a child
But I put away childish things
Now I'll never forget and you'll prob'ly suspect
That we are the children of the King (yeah)
Now that I'm a man I do what I can
To find what my Father wants for me
I got to be humble and kind as He changes my mind
As we're growing in His family
I can't keep from movin' when I'm seein' His glory
I can't quench this fire that's in my soul
I can't quench this fire that he's put in my soul

Chorus:
You gotta grow up (grow up) get ready (get ready)
Feast upon the things that you know
Just because you're older
Doesn't mean you're growin' colder
Why not be bolder as you're followin' Him
You gotta grow up (grow up) be steady (be steady)
Don't be lost or tossed to and fro
And don't you lose that child-like trust in Him

When I'm on my own I feel so alone
Cause I'm leavin' Him far behind
If I push Him away, though He wants me to stay
He will not be forcing me in line (yeah)
But when I understand He has the best plan
And He's got it all planned for me
I will never regret if I only submit
To His providential sovereignty
I can't keep from movin' when I'm seein' His glory
I can't quench this fire...
I can't quench this fire that He's put in my soul

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
No one can explain the trials and struggles I've been going through
Growing pains and heartaches flood my way
I always fail when I take charge of all the things I'm going through
Instead of hearing what He has to say

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be glory both now and forever!  Amen." 2 Peter 3:18
"When I was child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."  1 Corinthians 13:11

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Let There Be Love

Words and music: Gary Miller 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) 
This song also appeared on The Collection by Acappella.
Lead: Steve Reischl (1st Verse, 1st Chorus), Gary Miller (2nd Verse, 2nd/3rd Chorus), Gary Moyers (4th Chorus), and Kevin Schaffer (5th Chorus)
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Once there was love long ago
Sweet innocence long ago
Please tell me where did it go
Out of our hearts out of our world
Then Someone came in the night
Came to lead men to the light
Turn us around make us right
Bring love to our hearts love to the world

Chorus:
Let there be peace (around the world)
Let there be joy (around the world)
Let there be hope (around the world)
Let there be love (around the world)

Let there be love

My friend what the world needs now
Truly is love, God's love
We need to change somehow
Changing our hearts changing our world

I know our God He can do
His love is strong and His word is true
We need to take the Good News
Into our hearts into our world

Repeat Chorus

Chorus 2:
Let freedom ring (all around the world)
Let children sing (all around the world)
Crown Jesus King (all around the world)
Let there be love (all around the world)

Love in our hearts will bring
Change to our world you will see (wait and see)
Setting the captives free
Causing the blind eyes to see (you will see)

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus 2

Let there be peace, yeah (around the world) (let it be, let it be)
Let there be joy, joy (around the world) (let it be, let it be)
Gotta show the world joy and hope, in Christ, 'Cause He is love (around the world) (let it be, let it be)
Doesn't matter what you've got 'less you have love (around the world) (let it be, let it be)
Gotta have love just to set you free, yeah, yeah (around the world)
(Let children sing) Let children sing (around the world)
(Crown Jesus King) Crown Jesus King (around the world)
He's the Lord of lords, He's the King of kings

Let there be love, oh yeah
Let there be love (let there be love)

Scriptural Reference:

"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

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Teaching the Truth in Love

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)  
This song also appeared on The Collection by Acappella.
Lead:  Steve Reischl
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Are we teaching the truth in love
Telling it like it is
While holding pure motives
And showing that we care
Are we teaching the truth in love

A man came to my Jesus
Telling all that he had done
To fulfill the good commandments
He knew every single one
But Jesus said there's something
That indeed he did lack
Yes the savior told the truth
He didn't hold the message back

(Because)
He was teaching the truth in love
Telling it like it is
While holding pure motives
And showing that He cares
He was teaching the truth in love

A woman caught in evil and without an alibi
The truth, so very obvious, made no attempt to lie
With all the foes against her how she felt so all alone
Until Jesus asked the people who would throw the first stone

Teaching the truth in love
Telling it like it is
While holding pure motives
And showing that He can
He was teaching the truth in love

Sometimes it's hard to know exactly how we are to share
With our Master's words of confidence, directly, do we dare?
Should we water down the message, should we tell them only parts?
Will they see Him in our message, will they see Him in our heart?

Repeat Chorus (x2)

We're teaching the truth in love
Give Him the peace of His Love
Yes in love, oh yes in
We're talking, we're talking love
Oh, in love, yeah.

Scriptural Reference:

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ." Ephesians 4:15

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Let's Show and Tell

Words and music: Keith Lancaster  1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Steve Reischl (v2, Chorus, and Bridge), Gary Moyers (v1), Kevin Schaffer (v3), and Duane Adams (v4)
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I've got some news cause I know that you care
When were you gonna tell me?
These news gotta be the best I ever could share
When were you gonna tell me?
I met the Lord, I know the Son
My life is reconstructed and my soul has been won
It's a new day - knowing His way
I'm forgiven and I'm going to heaven
I see you're pleased 'bout the news that you've heard
When were you gonna tell me?
The change I've had since I've learned of His Word
When were you gonna tell me?
He saw my need, He took me in
Now I am depending on my heavenly Friend
It's a new day - knowing His way
I'm forgiven and I'm going to heaven

Chorus:
Let's show and tell them about Jesus (Jesus)
Let's go and tell them of His love for you and me
How He walked within our shoes, died for us it is good news
Let's show and tell them about Jesus

You still believe that it's the pearl of great price
When were you gonna tell me?
And it's worth every minute, every sacrifice
When were you gonna tell me?
It's not our job to hold it in
The message of compassion and the freedom from sin
It's a pleasure none can measure
We've received it now others can believe it
Let's not waste time 'cause it's running out
When were you gonna tell them?
We know the truth and what's salvation's about
When were you gonna tell them?
It's such a joy to know the right
It's not complicated thing to show them the light
It's a pleasure none can measure
We've received it now others can believe it

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Only you (only you) can prevent the error of their way
Only you can prevent their loss by what you've got to say
It is time they repent or they'll surely pay the cost
It is time we repent or they'll surely all be lost

I've got some news cause I know that you care
When were you gonna tell me?
These news gotta be the best news I ever could share
When were you gonna tell me?
I met the Lord, I know the Son
My life is reconstructed and my soul has been won
It's a new day - knowing His way
I'm forgiven and I'm going to heaven

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Let's show and tell them about Jesus (repeat)

Scriptural Reference:

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
"'No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl.  Instead he puts in on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light."  Luke 11:33

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Walking That Line

Words and music: Gary Moyers and Keith Lancaster 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on The Collection by Acappella.   
Producer's Note from The Collection:  "Kevin Schaffer's crystal clear tenor voice glides effortlessly through this song of triumph and determination, reminding us that we don't lose unless we give up."
Lead: Kevin Schaffer
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I will hold up my head
Proudly march where I am lead
Now that I see the way
I'm walking it day by day
I will not fear this road
Gladly I'll bear this load
And I will not think twice
Because I am walking with Christ

Chorus:
I'm walking that line - never look back
I'm walking that line - I'm on the right track
I'm never alone - He's holding my hand
And everything's fine cause I'm walking that line
To the promised land

Why don't you walk with me
Travel eternity
Staying within His light
Keeping the end in sight
We will not go astray
Together His will obey
And we will win the fight
We are walking with Christ

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Though my feet may often stumble
I will not be down for long
He has called me to commitment
And my resolutions strong
So when satan clouds the vision
And his poison darts are thrown
I will look back at these challenges
Just to see how much I've grown

Repeat Chorus

I'm walking that line - never look back (Don't look back now, keep your eyes on the Lord)
I'm walking that line - on the right track (Stay on track now)
I'm never alone - He's holding my hand (Let Him take ahold of your hand now)
And everything's fine cause I'm walking that line
To the promised land

And everything's fine cause I'm walking that line
I'm walking that line (walking that line)

Scriptural Reference:

"It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us." 2 John 4

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