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AcaDisc #72- Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company (The Series)

Original Release: 1995 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Gary Miner, Robert Orr, Darin Cochran, Kevin Schaffer, Norman Zuercher, and Brishan Hatcher
Assistant Engineers: Robert C. Guy, Duane Adams, Steve Reischl, Tim Storms, Aaron Herman, Josh Harrison, Shane Kuhn, Scott Belin, Rich Kilby, and Gary Moyers
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Kevin Schaffer, John Laws, Gary Miller, and Darin Cochran
Mastered by: Masterfonics
Design: Tufts Design Studio
Vocals: Listed by Song

Song List

Awesome God
Thy Word
We Are His Hands
Because He Lives
Father's Eyes
Coloring Song
El-Shaddai
Friends
Soon and Very Soon
We Will Stand

Awesome God

Words and music: Rich Mullins 1988 Edward Grant, Inc. (ASCAP) Adm. by Reunion Music Group
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company, Awesome God: A Cappella Worship by The Acappella Company, The Way by New Covenant, and X-Changed by X-Changed.   It is also part of "He Reigns", which appeared on Wisdom, Power, and Love by New Reign.
Lead: Duane Adams
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

When He rolls up His sleeves He ain't just puttin' on the ritz
Our God is an awesome God
There's thunder in His footsteps, lightnin' in His fists
Our God is an awesome God
And the Lord wasn't jokin' when He kicked 'em out Eden
It wasn't for no reason that He shed His blood
His return is very close and so you'd better be believin' that
Our God is an awesome God

Chorus:
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, pow'r and love
Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God (Our God is awesome)
He reigns from Heaven above (He reigns from heaven)
With wisdom, pow'r and love (With wisdom, pow'r)
Our God is an awesome God (He is awesome)

(He is so wonderful. He is a miracle. He is so powerful)

Now when the sky was starless in the dead of the night
Our God is an awesome God
He spoke into the darkness and created the light
Our God is an awesome God
The judgment wrath He poured out on Sodom
The mercy and grace He gave us at the cross
I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten that
Our God is an awesome God

Repeat Chorus (x2 with stepouts)

Scriptural Reference:

"Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God."  Deuteronomy 7:21

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Thy Word

Words and music: Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant 1983 Meadowgreen Music Co./Bug and Bear Music
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Melissa Lancaster
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

When I feel afraid and think I've lost my way
Still You're there right beside me
And nothing will I fear as long as You are near
Please be near me 'til the end

Repeat Chorus

I will not forget Your love for me, and yet
My heart forever is wandering
Jesus be my Guide, and hold me to Your side
And I will love You 'til the end (oh my God)

Repeat Chorus

Nothing will I fear as long as You are near
Please be near me 'til the end

Repeat Chorus

And a light unto my path
And a light unto my path

Scriptural Reference:

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."  Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

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We Are His Hands

Words and music: Mark Gersmehl 1983 Bug and Bear Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Steve Reischl
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Hand in hand we walk together
Side by side we stand forever
Heart to heart we're bound forevermore

Chorus:
We are His hands
We are His feet
We are His people
Children of the Lord
We share the hope
We share the dream
Believers in Jesus
Children of the King

His Spirit lives within us
Flowin' like a river
Fillin' us with strength
So that we can reach out for our brother
Help one another

Repeat Chorus

Some of us build
Some are teachers
Some can sing like angels
But don't you know that none of us can love like He loves
Pure and simple
So warm and gentle

Repeat Chorus

We are children of the King, the King

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money and said, 'Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.'"  Acts 8:18-19

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Because He Lives

Words: William J. and Gloria Gaither 1971 William J. Gaither
Music: William J. Gaither 1971 William J. Gaither
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company and Take the Lord With You by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Robert Guy
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

We can live because Jesus lives

God sent His Son
They call Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives (Jesus lives)

Chorus:
Because He lives (my Jesus lives), I can face tomorrow (face tomorrow)
Because He lives (my Jesus lives), all fear is gone (fear is gone)
Because I know (one thing I know) He holds the future
And life is worth the living (life is worth it) just because He lives (Jesus lives)

How sweet to hold our newborn baby (sweet to hold, so sweet to hold, a baby boy, a baby girl)
And feel the pride and joy He gives (feel the pride, pride and joy, the joy He gives, the love He gives)
But greater still, this calm assurance (greater still, greater still, assurance, assurance)
This child can face uncertain days because He lives (child can face uncertain days because Jesus lives)

Repeat Chorus

And then one day, I'll cross the river
I'll fight final, final war, that war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the light of glory then I'll know He lives

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts replacing background)

And life is worth the living just because He lives (He lives, He lives, life is worth it just because)
He lives

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them."  Hebrews 7:25

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Father's Eyes

Words and music: Gary Chapman 1978 Paragon Music Corp (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Heather Lawson
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I may not be ev'ry mother's dream for her little girl
My face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world
But that's alright; as long as I can have one wish, I pray
When people look inside my life, I wanna hear them say

Chorus:
She's got her father's eyes (father's eyes)
Her father's eyes (father's eyes)
Eyes that found the good in things
When good was not around
Eyes that found a source of help
When help could not be found
Eyes full of compassion (strong compassion)
Seein' everything
Knowin' what you're goin' thru
And feelin' it the same

Just like my Father's eyes (she's got the look of Jesus)
My Father's eyes (she's got the look of Jesus)
My Father's eyes (she's got the look)
Just like my Father's eyes

On that day when we will pay for all the deeds we have done
Good and bad they'll all be had to see by everyone
And when you're called to stand and tell just what you saw in me
More than anything I know, I want your words to be

Repeat Chorus

Just like my Father's eyes (she's got the look of Jesus)
My Father's eyes (she's got the look of Jesus)
My Father's eyes (she's got the look)
Just like my Father's eyes (she's got the look of Jesus)
My Father's eyes (she's got the look of Jesus)
My Father's eyes (she's got the look)
Just like my Father's eyes

Scriptural Reference:

"For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them."  Matthew 13:15 and Acts 28:27

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Coloring Song

Words and music: Dave Eden 1981 Dawn Treader Music SESAC (a division of Star Song - adm. by Gaither Copyright Management)
This song also appeared on Heaven's Gonna Shine by His Image and on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Laws
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Red is the color of the blood that flows
Down the face of one who loves us so
He's the perfect man, He's the Lord's own son
He's the Lamb of God; He's the only one
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make the love between us flow

Blue is the color of a heart so cold
That it will not bend when the story's told
Of the love of God for a sinful race
Of the blood that flowed down Jesus' face
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold

Gold is the color of the morning sun
That shines so freely on everyone
It's the sun above that keeps us warm
It's the Son of love who can calm the storm
He can give us life, that can make us grow
That can turn our mornings into gold (gold, gold)

Brown is the color of the autumn leaves
When the winter comes to the barren trees
There is birth, there is death, yes there is a plan
And there's just one God and there's just one Man
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make our sins as white as snow

That can turn our mornings into gold
That can keep our hearts from growing cold
That can make the love between us flow

Red is the color of the blood that flows

Scriptural Reference:

"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."  1 John 5:11

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El Shaddai

Words and music: Michael Card and John Thompson 1981 Whole Armor Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Made In His Image by His Image.
Lead: George Pendergrass

Lyrics:

Chorus :
El - Shaddai (El - Shaddai), El - Shaddai (El - Shaddai)
El - Elyon (El - Elyon) na Adonai (Adonai) (God almighty)
Age to age you're still the same (El - Shaddai, El - Shaddai)
By the power of your name (power of your name)
El - Shaddai (El - Shaddai), El - Shaddai (El - Shaddai)
Erkamka (Erkamka) na Adonai (Adonai) (God almighty)
We will praise and lift you high
El - Shaddai

Through your love and through the ram (through your love)
You saved the son of Abraham (Abraham)
Through the power of Your hand (by Your hand)
You turned the sea into dry land (to dry land)
To the outcast on her knees (God that sees) (we will sing Your praises forever)
You were the God who really sees (really sees) (we will sing Your praises forever)
And by Your might You set Your children free (set me free) (we will sing Your praises forever)
(oh God almighty)

Repeat Chorus

Through the years you made it clear (through the years)
That the time of Christ was near (Christ was near)
Though the people couldn't see (Christ was near)
What Messiah ought to be (ought to be)
Though your Word contained the plan (understand) (we will sing Your praises forever)
They just could not understand (understand) (we will sing Your praises forever)
Your most awesome work was done (Son of Man) (we will sing Your praises forever)
Through the frailty of your Son (Son of Man) (we will sing Your praises forever)

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts) (x2)

Hallelu, mighty God (x8 in background)
We will praise you until we die
El - Shaddai
El - Shaddai

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land."  Exodus 14:21

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Friends

Words: Deborah D. Smith 1982 Meadowgreen Music Co.
Music: Michael W. Smith 1982 Meadowgreen Music Co.
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band, The Early Years by AVB, Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company, and Friends by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Gary Moyers
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
I can't believe the hope He's granted
Means a chapter in your life is through

Bridge:
But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts (hearts) in big and small ways (hearts)
Will keep the love (strong) that keeps us strong (strong)

Chorus:
And friends are friends forever (forever friends)
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never (forever friends)
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go (to let you go)
In the Father's hand we know (His hand we know)
That a lifetime's not too long (to live)
To live as friends

Friends

With the faith and love God's given (God has given)
Springing from the hope we know (from the hope we know)
We will pray the joy you'll live in (forever friends)
Is the strength that now you show (forever friends)

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus (x2)

No a lifetime's not to long
To live as friends (as friends)
We live as friends
To live as friends

Scriptural Reference:

"Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, `The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.'""  1 Samuel 20:42a

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Soon and Very Soon

Words and music: Andrae Crouch 1976 Crouch Music
This song also appeared on Til He Comes by His Image and on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Gary Miller
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Very soon, we're gonna see Jesus (soon, soon and very soon)
Soon, see the King
Very soon, we're gonna see Jesus (soon, soon and very soon)
Soon, see the King

Chorus:
Soon and very soon
We are going to see the King
Soon and very soon
We are going to see the King
Soon and very soon
We are going to see the King
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
We're going to see the King

No more cyrin' there (see the King, see the King)
We are going to see the King (see the King, see the King)
No more cyrin' there (see the King, see the King)
We are going to see the King (see the King, see the King)
No more cyrin' there (see the King, see the King)
We are going to see the King (see the King, see the King)
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
We are going to see the King

Repeat Chorus (with "see the King, see the King" as above)

Gonna be soon, gonna, gonna be soon
Well it might be very soon (gonna be soon, gonna, gonna be soon)
Said it could be any day (gonna be soon, gonna, gonna be soon)
We're gonna see Jesus (gonna be soon, gonna, gonna be soon)
Soon and very soon (gonna be soon, gonna, gonna be soon)

Soon and very soon
We are going to see the King (you know we're gonna see Jesus)
Soon and very soon
We are going to see the King (soon and very soon)
Soon and very soon
We are going to see the King (somebody's goin' to take us home forever)
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
We're going to see the King (Hallelujah!)

No more dyin' there
We are going to see the King (no more dyin')
No more dyin' there
We are going to see the King (no more dyin', said I'm gonna see Jesus)
No more dyin' there
We are going to see the King
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
We are going to see the King (Hallelujah!)

Repeat Chorus

Better get ready, better get ready (x12 with stepouts)

We are going to see the King
Soon and very soon

Scriptural Reference:

"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done."  Revelation 22:12

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We Will Stand

Words and music: Nancy Harmon  Lefevre - Sing Publishing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Brishan Hatcher
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

("Stand together, stand together" in background)
Sometimes it's hard for me to understand
Why we pull away from each other so easily
Even though we are walking the same walk
Yet we build dividing walls between our brothers and ourselves
But I, I don't care what label you may wear
If you believe in Jesus, you belong with me
Yes you do, "In God we share" is all that I can see
And we'll change the world forever if you will join with me, join in and sing

Chorus:
You're my brother; you're my sister (stand together, stand together)
So take me by the hand (stand together, stand together)
Together we will work until He comes (stand together, stand together) (stand together, stand together)
There is no foe that can defeat us (stand together, stand together)
'Cause we're walkin' side by side (stand together, stand together)
As long as there is love, we will stand (stand together, stand together) (we will stand, we will stand)

("Stand together, stand together" in background)
The day will come, yes, when we will be as one
And with a mighty voice together we will all proclaim to Jesus, "Jesus is King"
And it will echo throughout the earth
And it will shake the nations
And the world will see, yes it will see that

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

And as long as there is love, we will stand, the Lord said we will stand

Scriptural Reference:

"Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand."  Romans 14:4

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