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AcaDisc #95- Like My Daddy by Acappella Children

Original Release: 1993 Word, Inc.
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assitants: Gary Miller and Larry Sparks
Engineers: John Laws, Gary Miller, and Gary Miner
Recorded and Mixed at: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mastered by: Hank Williams and MasterMix
Cover Design: Tufts Design Studio
Art Direction: Ed Goble
Special Arrangements: Wayburn Dean, Keith Lancaster, John Laws, Gary Miller, and Kevin Schaffer
Vocalists: Brent Dean, Tanah Hatcher, Tasha Hatcher, Kimberly Lancaster, Melissa Lancaster, Ellie Miller, Gretchen Miller, Nathan Miller, Adam Herndon, Addi Herndon, Jala Herndon, and Sara Herndon.

Song List

He Is Real
Child of God
Like My Daddy
Because of His Love
Sing and Make Music
Christina
Made In His Image
I Have a Rock
Share What We've Got
One Another Song

He Is Real

Words and music: Mike Rogers 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:  Brent Dean

Lyrics:

There is no way I'm gonna fight it
I'm gonna tell you how I feel
There is no reason to deny it
My God is real

Modern man has thought of ways
To deny my God today
They think they're so educated
They don't need Him
They write their theories to deny Him
But even they can't verify them
But I know that my God is living
Through the evidence He gave

Chorus 1:
He is real (He is)
I can see Him in the trees
I can see Him in the children
As they're playing in the leaves (in the leaves)
He is real (He is)
I can see Him in the stars
And if you will let Him in
He will live within your heart (in your heart)

It's very strange indeed
'Bout these educated men
With the reasoning God gave them
They turn away and deny Him
If they hold but just a portion
Of the intelligence they claim
They would cast aside all foolish pride
And bow down to praise His name

Repeat Chorus 1

What is this world coming to
They want us to believe
The complexities of life
They say by accident conceived
Don't ignore the One with power
Creation to achieve (I believe, I believe)
Open up your heart to Him
His blessings you'll receive (hey)

Chorus 2:
He is real (He is)
He is real
I can see Him in the children
As they're playing in the leaves (in the leaves)
He is real (my God is real)
I can see Him in the stars
And if you will let Him in
He will live within your heart (in your heart)

He is real (He is)
I can see Him in the trees
I can see Him in the children
As they're playing in the leaves

Scriptural Reference:

"For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink."  John 6:55

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Child of God

Words and music: Gary Moyers 1993 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Tasha Hatcher

Lyrics:

One question always asked of me
Everybody's wondering what I think I'll be
My parents seem to know how my heart's inclined
But I think I'm having problems making up my mind

I've taken several tests for personality
But they never have revealed my tendancies
I can't say exactly where my path will lead
You see there's only one thing I really wanna be

Chorus 1:
A child of God, you know I'll always be a child of God
Whatever I do, no matter how old I am
My Father keeps me safe in His gentle hands
A child of God, you know I'll always be a child of God
I might get older in years, I may be graying and wise
But I'll still be a kid in my Father's eyes
In His eyes

I may just make it on a who's who list
Or maybe end up as a scientist
There's lots of neat things that I could invent
Or even grow up to be the president

Lots of people say I should be this or that
But my Father's gonna love me right where I'm at (right where I'm at)
I'll never need to worry 'bout the path I trod
Because I know that I will always be a child of my God

Chorus 2:
A child of God, you know I'll always be a child of God (you know whatever I do)
Whatever I do, no matter how old I am
My Father keeps me safe in His gentle hands
A child of God, you know I'll always be a child of God (I'm His kid)
I might get older in years, I may be graying and wise
But I'll still be a kid in my Father's eyes
In His eyes (in His eyes, in His eyes), my Father's loving eyes

Bridge:
I think I know why my daddy loves His children's ways
I heard that Jesus was a kid in His early days

Repeat Chorus 2

Scriptural Reference:

"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."  John 1:12-13
"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children."  Romans 8:16

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Like My Daddy

Words and music: George Pendergrass 1993 Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: Kimberly Lancaster
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (just like my Dad)
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy

I'd like to tell you 'bout the One I admire
About my hero and my personal friend
From the beginning He's been there to inspire
And I believe He'll be with me till the end

Chorus 1:
I want to be like my Daddy (like my Daddy)
To walk and talk in every way
He loves me more that I'll ever know
I'm growing more like Him everyday (everyday)
Let me say I want to be like my Daddy (like my Daddy)
And it's clear for to see
The reason I want to be like Him
'Cause He's so much a part of me
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (just like my Dad)
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy

No better teacher could I ever have asked for
Provides for all I want and all that I need
I'm just so proud of my Daddy's example
'Cause He's exactly what I'm working to be

Chorus 2:
I want to be like my Daddy (just like my Dad)
To walk and talk in every way (every way)
He loves me more that I'll ever know (He loves me)
I'm growing more like Him everyday (everyday)
Let me say I want to be like my Daddy
And it's clear for to see
The reason I want to be like Him (I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be)
'Cause He's so much a part of me
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (just like my Dad)
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy

The world is filled with children needing a Father
Some daddies don't know what exactly to do
My Dad will love you and to Him it's no bother
He's God the Father, let me show Him to you

Chorus 3:
I want to be like my Daddy
To walk and talk in every way
He loves me more that I'll ever know
I'm growing more like Him everyday
Let me say I want to be like my Daddy
And it's clear for to see
The reason I want to be like Him (I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be)
'Cause He's so much a part of me
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (just like my Dad) (I want to be)
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (just like my Dad) (like my Daddy)
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (just like my Dad)
I wanna be, I wanna be like my Daddy (I love you Daddy)

Scriptural Reference:

"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."  1 Timothy 1:16

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Because of His Love

Words and music: Keith Lancaster (1979) 1984 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Sing and Make Music by Keith Lancaster.
Lead: Gretchen Miller

Lyrics:

Because of His love
Because of His love

Chorus 1:
Well I have been turnin' it all away (turning it, t-t-t-turning it)
Now I'm very happy to say (turning it, t-t-t-turning it)
Givin' up everything
Because of His love
Well I have been too long in the night (turning it, t-t-t-turning it)
Doin' things that wasn't right (turning it, t-t-t-turning it)
Givin' up everything
Because of His love

Well I would like to say thank you
But there's just not a way
To find the perfect words
That I would like to say
I'm no longer a prisoner
Of the fear of Hell
'Cause Jesus came to help me
And to pay my bail

Yes, He paid the price for the likes of me
How Jesus cares so much now I may never see
He humbled Himself and He carried a cross
Was I really worth the cost?

Chorus 2:
Well I have been turnin' it all away (turning it, t-t-t-turning it) (yes I've been turning it away)
Now I'm very happy to say (turning it, t-t-t-turning it) (each and every day)
Givin' up everything
Because of His love
Well I have been too long in the night (turning it, t-t-t-turning it) (too long in the night)
Doin' things that wasn't right (turning it, t-t-t-turning it) (want to do right)
Givin' up everything
Because of His love

You know I just got to praise You
For the way that You've been
For me a wretched sinner
A beloved friend (you're my friend)
Yes, I'm indebted to praise You
For the way that You feel
To make the long procession
Up to Calvary's hill (Calvary's hill)

Yes, He took my sin and I now confess
That Jesus Christ had made me His own righteousness
There's no condemnation, no judgements since He's
Givin' me the victory

Chorus 3:
Well I have been turnin' it all away (turning it, t-t-t-turning it) (I'll turn it all away)
Now I'm very happy to say (turning it, t-t-t-turning it) (givin' up everything)
Givin' up everything
Because of His love (His wonderful love)
Well I have been too long in the night (turning it, t-t-t-turning it)
Doin' things that wasn't right (turning it, t-t-t-turning it)
Givin' up everything
Because of His love (His wonderful love)

Yes I've been givin' it all to Jesus (givin' it all, givin' it all)
Givin' it all to the Son (Jesus the Son, Jesus the Son)
And we've been spending our time together (spending our time, spending our time)
Now that my life has begun (now I've begun, now I've begun)
Showing my gracious affection
For Him who has suffered for me
You know I can't go wrong in His presence
From now on you will see

Repeat Chorus 3

Because of His love, my darkness is light (because of His love) (turn away)
Because of His love, my blindness is sight (because of His love) (turn away)
Because of His love, my weakness is might (because of His love) (turn away)
Because of His love, I live a new life (because of His love) (turn away)

Scriptural Reference:

"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved."  Ephesians 2:4-5

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Sing and Make Music

Words and music: Keith Lancaster (1979) 1984 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Sing and Make Music by Keith Lancaster.
Lead: Tasha Hatcher

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord

When it comes to makin' music don't you show me how
'Cause I love to make my music to the Lord right now
I got music and a rhythm that is in my bones
And the truth that I'm a singing I can't leave alone
Then you get me with the ones who truly wear His name
And the music from the heart will surely be the same
As it helps you with your struggles and will ease your mind
'Cause the music's edifying to you ev'ry time

(Repeat Chorus 1 in background)
Chorus 2:
Speak to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
Speak to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs

When you're singing to your brothers, it's a precious gift
'Cause it helps to make 'em happy and their burdens lift
With the message and the power, how could we go wrong
We hear the voice of His concern in each and every song
Yes, you know it makes em' happy when you hear them sing
They're given honor to the Master over everything
We can praise Him all together make a song as one, and
Rejoice with all the earth for what the Lord hath done

Lift your song together with one accord
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
Lift your song together with one accord
Sing and make music in your heart

Repeat Chorus 1 and 2 (together)

(Repeat Chorus 2 in background)
It you want to make me happy join on in with me
In the beauty of this grace and fellowship, you'll see
It's His love we sing about and nothing can compare
Not any treasure, any glory, nothin' anywhere
Don't let it stop you when you feel that you can't sing on key
'Cause it's the heart that is important to the Lord you see
So if you're happy and you know it, won't you let it out
And let the world know all together what it's all about

Repeat Chorus 1 (with background of "C'mon on and sing")

Repeat Chorus 1 and 2 together

Speak to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs

Scriptural Reference:

"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."  Ephesians 5:19-20

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Christina

Words and music: Wayburn Dean and Gary Moyers  1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Sara Herndon

Lyrics:

Christina, Christina, wish we'd never seen ya
Christina, Christina, wish we'd never seen ya (child sniffling)
Christina, Christina, wish we'd never seen ya

Nobody ever gave here a fighting chance, Christina
They said if anyone would it was she who was bound to fall
You see the children at school would mistreat and tease her, Christina
She could hardly wait till she heard the final school bell

Everyday she takes the long way to home, Christina
To avoid embarrassment the safest path is alone
She knows there's sure to be a better way, Christina
Why is everything different from the love her family has shown

Chorus 1:
Christina, Christina
Who do you think you are?
Christina, Christina
You might as well give it up now, you won't go far

When they are playing their games she's never chosen, Christina
She's not included with the popular children in town
Her Father tells her that it'll be okay, Christina
But her peers continue to bring Christina down

Repeat Chorus 1

Bridge:
Christina refused to believe the things she had heard (don't listen Christina)
Cause her mommy and daddy had kept her in the Word, God's Word

Now the kids at school have begun to believe in Christina
The very same children who made her life so blue
It seems that ten long years haven't made a change in Christina
And she knows it's only God who made her new, brand new

Chorus 2:
Christina (Christina), Christina (Christina)
It's hard to believe what I see
Christina (Christina), Christina (Christina)
You know it's not like it used to be
Christina (Christina), Christina (Christina)
How do you do what you do
Christina (Christina), Christina (Christina)
I want to be like you

I want to be (I wanna be) just like you
Christina, Christina
I want to be like you
Christina, Christina
I want to be like you
Christina, Christina

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, 'Lord , there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. O Lord , you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.'"  2 Chronicles 14:11

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Made In His Image

Words and music: Keith Lancaster  1984 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Made In His Image by His Image.
Lead: Melissa Lancaster

Lyrics:

Spoken Vocal (various voices):
Then God said, "Let us make man, someone like ourselves, to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the sky and in the seas."  (baby crying) So God made man in His image.

Chorus:
We were made in His image
Being formed by a perfect hand
At the dawn of creation
In His likeness He made man
When I'm down and weary is the time that I forget
How He came to make me like the best

There are people around me who don't know who they are
They were made in the image of the highest power
No one's told them good news that been made so clear
I must tell it now so every one can hear

Repeat Chorus

There are brothers around me who don't show who they are
They were made in the image of Jehovah God
They don't stop and think of what that really means
Being fashioned after Jesus the King of Kings

Made in His image
Made in His image
Made in the image of the best

Repeat Chorus

Made in His image (we were made in His image)
Made in His image (just like the best)
Made in the image of the best (image of the best)
Made in His image (we were made in His image)
Made in His image (just like the best)
Made in the image of the best (in the image of the best)

Scriptural Reference:

"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man."  Genesis 9:6

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I Have a Rock

Words and music: Gary Miller 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Brent Dean

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
I have a rock on which I stand
I have a home in a weary land
I have a Lord who takes my hand
A song to sing with the angel band
I know the Lord will comfort me
And lead me on to victory
I am His child and He loves me
He's my rock, HE'S MY ROCK

The days are long and I must be strong
And I need the power of the Lord
He has called me by grace and I have
Answered Him by faith
Now I'm runnin' the race before me
And I'm growin' day by day (day by day, day by day)
He's the Master, the Savior
The Prince of Peace! (I have a rock)

Chorus 2:
I have a rock on which I stand (the rock of ages)
I have a home in a weary land
I have a Lord who takes my hand (a Lord who takes my hand)
A song to sing with the angel band (sing with the angel band)
I know the Lord will comfort me (comfort me)
And lead me on to victory (victory)
I am His child and He loves me
He's my rock, HE'S MY ROCK! (rock)

If you're lonely your heart is broken (your heart is broken)
You need the power of the Lord (oh you need it)
Give it to Jesus (He'll share it) He'll share your burden
And heal your broken heart (heal your broken heart)
All things are possible
His blessings bountiful
Hey! We are blessed! (blessed)
He's the Master, the Savior
The Prince of Peace (He is the Prince of Peace)

Chorus 3:
I have a rock on which I stand (I stand)
I have a home in a weary land (weary land)
I have a Lord who takes my hand (takes my hand)
A song to sing with the angel band (angel band)
I know the Lord will comfort me (comforts me)
And lead me on to victory (victory)
I am His child and He loves me (He loves me)
He's my rock, HE'S MY ROCK!

Bridge:
Money's kinda shaky (shaky)
Social ground is quaky (quaky)
Class is just a culture shock (culture shock, culture shock)
You need a firm foundation (foundation)
For every situation (situation)
You're needin Jesus Christ the rock (everybody needs Jesus, Jesus)

Jesus is the rock, the rock, the rock
Jesus is the rock of my salvation
Jesus is the rock, the rock, the rock
Jesus is the rock of my salvation
Jesus is the rock, the rock, the rock
Jesus is the rock of my salvation
Jesus is the rock, the rock, the rock
Jesus is the rock of my salvation

Repeat Chorus 2/3 (backgrounds combined)

I have a rock on which I stand (the rock of ages) (I stand)
I have a home in a weary land (weary land)
I have a Lord who takes my hand (a Lord who takes my hand) (takes my hand)
A song to sing with the angel band (angel band)

Scriptural Reference:

"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand."  Psalm 40:2

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Share What We've Got

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1989 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)  
This song also appeared on the 1st edition (Clifty Records edition) of Growin' Up in the Lord by Acappella and on Platinum by Acappella.
Lead:  Tanah Hatcher

Lyrics:

Share what we've got 'cause we've all got a lot
Of things to share together
Share...
Share...

Chorus:
Share what we've got 'cause we've all got a lot
Of things to share together
Share what we've got 'cause we've all got a lot
Of love to last forever

When you are asked to be of service
Not just a mile go with them two
When they are hungry and are needing special help
Deep in your heart you know exactly what to do

Repeat Chorus

Jesus can now be shown to others
They cannot see until we care
It is not Jesus when we keep it to ourselves
You can be sure it is not love until we share (share what we've got)

Interlude

Why don't we...
Share what we've got
Share what we've got (share what we've got)
Share what we've got
Share what we've got (why don't we)
Share what we've got (share what we've got)
Share what we've got (share what we've got)
Share what we've got
Share what we've got (why don't we)
Share what we've got (share what we've got)

Scriptural Reference:

"Share with God's people who are in need.  Practice hospitality."  Romans 12:13
"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share."  1 Timothy 6:18
"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."  Hebrews 13:16

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One Another Song

Words and music: Gary Miller 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Kimberly Lancaster, Nathan Miller, and Jala Herndon

Lyrics:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
And in my beginning, God made me

Chorus 1:
Bear with one another
Share with one another
Care for one another
Give your life away
Reaching one another
Teaching one another
Loving one another's the way

If you are confessing that Jesus is Lord (one another, one another)
And heaven professing our final reward (one another, one another)
If you're really following Jesus each day (one another, one another)
Then loving one another's the way (one another's the way)

Repeat Chorus 1

If you see a brother who's fallen apart (one another, one another)
And you know the answer is God in His heart (one another, one another)
But you close your eyes you don't show him the way (one another, one another)
Then love is just a game that you play (one another's the way)

Chorus 2:
Bear with one another (got to share)
Share with one another (if we care)
Care for one another (for eachother)
Give your life away (got to reach)
Reaching one another (and to teach)
Teaching one another (if we love)
Loving one another's the way

If Jesus is really alive in this church (one another, one another)
We'll show the solution to people who hurt (one another, one another)
Jesus loves me and Jesus loves you (one another, one another)
And, Jesus I love loving you (one another's the way)

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus

(Love one another) Loving one another's the way
(Love one another) Loving one another's the way
Love's the way

Scriptural Reference:

"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."  Romans 12:10

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