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AcaDisc #109- The Early Years by AVB

Original Release: 2003 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Assistant Producer: Gary Moyers
Engineers: Dan Knowles, Andy Haynes, and John Laws
Recording and Mixing Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Remixed by: Melissa Lancaster at Durant Studios- Goodlettsville, TN
Remastered by: Michael Forehand
All Songs except "Work At It" are from the Originial Tracks from Give Me Light and Steppin' On a Cloud
Members: Dale Cal - Bass (Give Me Light)
                 Todd Austin - Bass (Steppin' On a Cloud)
                 Dale Carpenter - Baritone (Give Me Light)
                 Jay Smith - Baritone/Vocal Percussion
                 Dave Fletcher - 2nd Tenor/Lead (Give Me Light)
                 Shannon Beasley - 2nd Tenor (Steppin' On a Cloud)
                 Bret Testerman - 2nd Tenor/Lead (Steppin' On a Cloud)
                 Terry Cheatham - 1st Tenor

Song List

Steppin on a Cloud
I'll Never Forget
The Lighthouse
It's Gonna Rain
I'm Lookin' Out
Here We Are
Because of Who You Are
Give Me Light
Say Yes
Blessed Messiah
Friends
Giving Up
If We Never Meet Again
Peace that Passes Understanding
Build an Ark
I Just Want to Know
Lamb of God
Somewhere to Lay My Head
Work At It

Steppin on a Cloud

Words and music: Linda Stalls 1974 First Monday Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band and Acappella Traditional by the Acappella Company.
Lead: Jay Smith
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

One of these days (one of these days)
I'm gonna leave (I'm gonna leave)
Oh, it won't be long (one of these days)
'Til I'm going home (I'm going home)
Ooo, I'll take (I'm gonna take)
My final journey (my final journey)
I'm gonna rest (I'm gonna rest)
In the heaven blue dawn (in the heaven blue dawn)

Sometimes I get in a hurry (Gonna pass the moon)
The stars and the planets (the stars and the planets)
I'm gonna walk (I'm gonna walk)
On that milky white way (on the milky white way)
Oh, and Gabriel (me and old Gabriel)
He gives the signal (he gives the signal)
I'm gonna leave (I'm gonna leave)
For heaven to stay (for heaven to stay)

Chorus:
Steppin' on a cloud we'll see Jesus
Rise to meet Him in the air
Steppin' on a cloud He will greet us
Oh, the joy together we'll share
I'm gonna leave this world behind me
I'm a going where the devil cannot find me

I'm going higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher)
To meet Jesus steppin' on a cloud (steppin' on a cloud)

Repeat Chorus

I'm going higher (higher) to praise him (higher), higher (higher) to thank him (higher)
I'm going higher (higher) to meet him (higher), higher (higher) to greet him (higher)
Going up higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher)
To meet Jesus steppin' on a cloud (steppin' on a cloud)

Repeat Chorus

Now don't you wanna praise him (higher), praise him (higher), praise him (higher), praise him (higher)
I said praise him (higher), praise him (higher), praise him (higher), praise him (higher)
You'll meet Jesus steppin' on a cloud
Steppin' on a cloud, steppin' on a cloud

Scriptural Reference:

"After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." 1 Thessalonians 4:17

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I'll Never Forget

Words and music: Andrae Crouch 1968 Manna Music, Inc.
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Dale Cal
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Oh, Jesus (Jesus I'll never forget)
What you've done for me (what you've done for me)
Jesus I'll never forget (Jesus I'll never forget)
You set my soul so free (set my soul so free)
Jesus I'll never forget (Jesus I'll never forget)
How you brought me out (how you brought me out)
Well a no, no, no, no, no, no
I'll never forget

Chorus 2:
I remember how you took my feet out the miry clay
That's what you've done for me (that's what you've done for me)
Jesus I'll never forget (Jesus I'll never forget)
You set my soul so free (set my soul so free)
Jesus I'll never forget (Jesus I'll never forget)
How you brought me out (how you brought me out)
Well a no, no, no, no, no, no
I'll never forget

Well, you were my friend when I was friendless (done for me, done for me)
That's what (that's what you've done for me)
You were my light in darkness (done for me, done for me)
That's what (that's what you've done for me)
Whoa, you lifted up my heavy burden (done for me, done for me)
That's what (that's what you've done for me)
Well, then you took my feet out the miry clay
And I'll never forget

Repeat Chorus 1

Well, you were my mother when I was motherless (done for me, done for me)
That's what (that's what you've done for me)
You were my friend when I was friendless (done for me, done for me)
That's what (that's what you've done for me)
Whoa, you gave me water when I was thirsty (done for me, done for me)
That's what (that's what you've done for me)
Well, then you took my feet out the miry clay
And I'll never forget

Repeat Chorus 2

Whoa, singin' no, no, no, no, no, no
I'll never forget

Scriptural Reference:

"Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering."  Hebrews 10:32

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The Lighthouse

Words and music: Ronnie Hinson 1971 Canaanland Music
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band, Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company, Second Pew on the Left by Cross Examined, Old Time Favorites by The Sounds of Glory, Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, and on Get With the Rhythm by Rhythm & News.
Lead: Dave Fletcher
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

There's a Lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life's sea
And when I'm tossed it sends out a light
A light that I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more

Chorus:
And I thank God for the Lighthouse (I owe it all to Him)
I owe my life to Him (for Jesus is the Lighthouse)
For Jesus is the Lighthouse (and from the rocks of sin)
And from the rocks of sin (He has shown His light)
He has shown a light around me (that I might clearly see)
That I might clearly see
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be?

Well, everybody that lives about us
They say tear that Lighthouse down
You know the big ships don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing round
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old Lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill

Repeat Chorus

If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be?

Scriptural Reference:

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"  John 8:12
"'Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.' When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them."  John 12:36

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It's Gonna Rain

Words and music: Andrae Crouch Bud John Songs, Inc./Crouch Music
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band, New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN), and Can I Come by The Firemen.
Lead: Jay Smith
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Oh, It's gonna rain
Well, it's gonna rain
Oh, you better get ready
And bear this in mind
For God showed Noah the rainbow side
"It won't be water, but fire next time"

Now way back in the Bible days
Noah told the people that it's gonna rain
But when he did they didn't pay him no mind
So when it happenned they were left behind

Repeat Chorus

So when the rains began to pour
They knocked on the window and knocked on the door
But they didn't know exactly what they should do
And you don't want that to happen to you

Repeat Chorus

Then Noah cried out, "I'm sorry my friends,
But God has shut the door and you can't get in
If something doesn't happen to the hearts of men
The same old thing is going to happen again"
I said, "The same old thing is going to happen again"
You know, "The same old thing is going to happen again"

Repeat Chorus

You know...

Repeat Chorus

He said, "It won't be water, but fire next time"
He said, "It won't be water, but fire next time"

Scriptural Reference:

"I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."  Genesis 9:11
"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." 2 Peter 3:10

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I'm Lookin' Out

Words and music: Wayne Watson 1985 by Word Music
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band and as "Looking Out for #1" on Acappella Classics 2 and Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Shannon Beasley
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

They advertise it on the television
I hear them plug it on the radio
How we've come to this I really do not know
We're giving glory to the human race now
Man's evolving to a higher place
We will see the wrath of God if things don't change

People led about by blind ambition
And nobody wants to be outdone
Then they say "You gotta' look out for number one"

Chorus:
Jesus is still in control of my life
He's the Master and second to none
One day the Lord will break open the sky
So I guess you could say I'm looking out
I'm looking out for Number One

Using people just to gain position
Whatever happened to the golden rule
We've become a generation of power hungry fools
People living for their reputation
To make a name that everyone will know
What'll it take to show that life's no one-man show

If you think that life is out to get you
And you feel you gotta' protect yourself
Turn it over to the one who knows you so well

Repeat Chorus

Number One

Repeat Chorus

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm looking out
Whoa oh whoa oh

Scriptural Reference:

"But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, 'Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?'  'I am,' said Jesus. 'And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'  Mark 14:61-62

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Here We Are

Words and music: Dallas Holm 1978 Dimension Music/Going Holm Music
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Bret Testerman
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Here we are in your presence
Lifting holy hands to you
Here we are praising Jesus
For the things he's brought us through

Well, I don't have the words to tell you how I feel
I just don't know what I can say
But I'm not worthy to speak your holy name
Yet you tell me you love me just the same

Repeat Chorus

Well, I never thought that it could be this way
I never though I'd be the one
But you found me when I was dying in my sin
You looked at me with love and took me in

Repeat Chorus (x2)

For the things he's brought us through

Scriptural Reference:

"`If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.'"  2 Chronicles 21:9

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Because of Who You Are

Words: Bob Farrell 1982 Paragon Music Corp.
Music: Bob Farrell and Billy Smiley 1982 Paragon Music Corp.
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Dale Cal
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

You spoke the words and all the worlds came into order
Waved Your hand and planets filled celestial skies
You placed the woman and the man inside the garden
And though they fell they found compassion in Your eyes

Chorus:
Lord I stand amazed at the wonder of it all (at the wonder of it all)
Yet a greater wonder brings me to my knees
Lord I praise You (Lord I praise You) because of who you are
Not for all the mighty deeds that You have done (not for all the deeds)
Lord I worship You because of who You are
It's all the reason that I need to voice my praise
Because of who You are

One holy night you sent Your promise of a virgin
The promise grew as You revealed to us Your heart
Enduring love displayed throughout Your crucifixion
And with Your death You tore the darkened grave apart

Repeat Chorus

Lord I praise You (Lord I praise You) because of who You are
Not for all the mighty deeds that You have done (not for all the deeds)
Lord I worship You because of who You are
It's all the reason that I need to voice my praise
Because of who You are
Because of who You are
Because of who You are

Scriptural Reference:

"So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."  2 Timothy 1:8-10

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Give Me Light

Words and music: Kenneth Ballard Ballard Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band and Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company.
Intro: Dale Cal
Lead: Terry Cheatham
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Lord, give me light
That I might find my way
Lord, give me light
Guide my footsteps from day to day
If I should falter or lose my way
Lord be my comfort from day to day
And in my time of tribulation
Give me light, give me light, give me light

Oh, yes Lord

Chorus:
Lord, give me light (give me light)
Lord, give me light (give me light)
Guide my feet (guide my feet)
Day and night (day and night)
When I come to the valley (give me light)
Don't let my stop (give me light)
When I reach that mountain (give me light)
Straight to the top (give me light)
When I cross to the water (give me light)
Lord, take my hand (give me light)
And lead me to (give me light)
That promised land (give me light)
And in my time of tribulation
Give me light, give me light, give me light

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"For the Lord will be your everlasting light . . ." Isaiah 60:19
". . . for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever." Revelation 22:5

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Say Yes

Words and music: John Edward Carswell 1987 Sony/ATV Songs LLC (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Bret Testerman
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Ooh wee ooh wah, wah ooh, di di di di di di
Ooh wee ooh wah, wah ooh, di di di (say yes)

The question comes from far and near
The pressure comes in from my peers
They want to know just how far we'll go
The answer we've been told is to just say no

Unh uh, oh no, not me, forget it, negative, get outta here, no
No

Chorus:
How can you say no 'til you've said yes?
How can you do better 'til you've trusted the best?
Jesus is the answer to life's test
So how can you say no 'til you say yes, yes, yes?
Yes, yes, yes
I said say yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah), say yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah
Ooh wee ooh wah, wah ooh, di di di di di di
Ooh wee ooh wah, wah ooh, di di di (say yes)

Now listen close to me my friends
I've told you once now I'll tell you again
Jesus alone can give you strength to know
When to say yes and when to say no

Unh uh, oh no, not me, forget it, negative, get outta here, no
No

Repeat Chorus

Yeah!

Scriptural Reference:

"'Yes, Lord,' she told him, 'I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.'"  John 11:27

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Blessed Messiah

Words and music: Eddie DeGarmo & Dana Key 1984 DKB Music
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Duet: Shannon Beasley and Terry Cheatham
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

He was born to this world through a virgin
It was told that way centuries before
He opened the entrance of heaven
So strangers could pass through its doors

And few they would listen and less would believe
An invisible kingdom they could not conceive
He sufferred a death that purchased a crown for me

Chorus:
Blessed Messiah, my redeemer
You are the mighty King of kings
Blessed Messiah, my redeemer
My Lord Messiah came down to me

He spoke with the wisdom of angels
Of a kingdom that we could not see
And he promised we'd live there forever
If only through faith we'd believe

Wisemen still seek Him and no one can say
That this man named Jesus is not who He claims
He rose from the dead and He lives with me still today

Repeat Chorus

Through ages of time (ages of time)
Man did not see (man did not see)
Redemption so blessed and so free
I don't deserve (I don't deserve)
The gift that you gave (gift that you gave)
When you sent your Son to me

Repeat Chorus (x2)

My Lord Messiah came down to me

Scriptural Reference:

"The woman said, 'I know that Messiah' (called Christ) 'is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.'"  John 4:25

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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, Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company, Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company, and Friends by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Dave Fletcher
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 in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong.

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

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

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus (x2)

To live as friends (x2)

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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Giving Up

Words and music: Bryan Duncan Fanatic Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Bret Testerman
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I'm gonna stop kicking my self around
Swimming in a pool of pity
I'm gonna pick myself up off the ground
And get back to the nitty gritty

It's just one step, two step
And then I'm back on my way (on my way)
Sittin' around has just been getting me down
And that's why I just have to say

Chorus:
That I'm giving up, giving up
I'll never give up again (giving up, giving up now)
I'm giving up, giving up
And hanging on 'til the end (giving up, giving up)

Repeat Chorus

I'm gonna keep working with what I've got
Wait until the clouds start breaking
Instead of sitting and wishing for a better lot
Than the one already in the making

It's just one step, two step
And strength enough for today (for today)
Working it out instead of fretting about
It's gonna help to keep me on my way

Repeat Chorus

Lord,
Repeat Chorus

When it gets to hard to take it and I don't think I can make it any longer
That's when I decide that I'm gonna take another stride and ask the Lord to give me strength to hold on

Whoa...
Giving on up (giving up, giving on up)
I'll never give up again (giving up, giving up now)
I said I'm giving up (giving up, giving on up)
(giving up, giving up)
Well, I'm giving up, I'm giving up (giving up, giving on up)
I'm giving up (giving up, giving up now)
Well, I know that it sounds so simple (giving up, giving on up)
But it's up to me (giving up, giving up)
(giving up, giving on up)
(I'm giving up, giving up now)
Well, I know when it's through (giving up, giving on up)
Your going to see me through it again (giving up, giving up)
I'm gonna pick myself up (giving up, giving on up)
(I'm giving up, giving up now)
Giving up, giving up (giving up, giving on up) (fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."  1 Corinthians 15:58

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If We Never Meet Again

Words and music: Albert E. Brumley 1945 Stamps Quartet Music
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band and This is My Story by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Dave Fletcher
Alto/1st Tenor Lead: Terry Cheatham
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Soon we'll come to the end of life's journey
And perhaps we'll never meet anymore
'Til we gather in heaven's bright city
Far away on that beautiful shore

Chorus:
If we never meet again this side of heaven (never meet this side of heaven)
As we struggle through this world and its strife (struggle through world and its strife)
There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven (meeting place somewhere in heaven)
By the side of the river of life (by the shining river of life)
Where the charming roses bloom forever (roses bloom ever and ever)
And where separations come no more (separations come never more)
If we never meet again this side of heaven (never meet this side of heaven)
I will meet you on that beautiful shore (meet you on that beautiful shore)

Oh, they say we shall meet by the river
Where no storm clouds ever darken the sky
And they say we'll be happy in heaven
In the wonderful sweet by and by

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  Ephesians 6:12
"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations."  Revelation 22:1-2

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Peace that Passes Understanding

Words and music: Claire Cloninger & Wayne Watson 1985 Word Music, Inc.
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Terry Cheatham
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Seasons of my soul they come and go
But as they slip away I know
Something else remains that will not change
Places in my heart are torn apart
But in my brokedness I find
Something stays behind that will not change

Chorus:
The peace that passes understanding
Is a blessing that will never fade away
The peace that passes understanding
Is here to stay
The peace that passes understanding
Never passes away

Lord in times alone my heart has known
The quiet words of your tender love
And your gentle touch that changes me
Even through the storm I'm safe and I'm warm
For you have covered me with grace
In your hiding place I am at peace

Peace comes like the dawn
Peace like the world can't understand
You take my hand and I stand
Though others may fall

Repeat Chorus (x3)

Scriptural Reference:

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

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Build an Ark

Words and music: Paul Evans 1978 Dejamus, Inc., Port Music, Inc., & Trajames Music, Inc
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: None
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Build an ark
Head for the open water
Save your sons and your daughters
Build an ark
Build an ark
When the storm is ended
You'll know the world has been mended
Build an ark

I'm tired of all the villians
Tired of all the killins
Tired of the men who make the laws
And break them any time they please
I'm tired of all the big lies
Where are all the good guys?
Sometimes I think I feel the way
That Noah did when the Lord commanded...

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

My father and my mother
My sisters and my brothers
All of the friends I care about
And the woman that I've learned to love
I'll gather them together
Promise them forever
We'll be safe from the world around us
All we have to do is to love eachother

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Let's gather them together
Promise them forever
We'll be safe from the world around us
All we have to do is to love eachother

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Everybody sing...
Repeat Chorus (with stepouts) (It is time to build an ark, It is time to build and ark)

Everybody come...
Repeat Chorus (with stepouts) (It is time to build an ark, It is time to build and ark) [Fade]

Scriptural Reference:

"This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high."  Genesis 6:15

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I Just Want to Know

Words: Stormie Omartian 1979 Word Music (ASCAP)
Music: Michael Omartian 1979 Word Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Terry Cheatham
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Well, I just want to know
Well, I just want to know
Well, I just (just want to know) want to know (just want to know)
Well, I just (just want to know) want to know (just want to know)
Well, I just (just want to know) want to know (just want to know)
Well, I just (just want to know) want to know (just want to know)

Well, it's taken all this time
Just to see what I really had
Knowing someone wonderful as you
Well, you've done so much for me
Far beyond what a friend would do
Now I just want to know what I can do for you
Lord, I just want to know what I can do for you

It seems most of my life
I was thinking about myself
Even when I learned to call on you
And no matter what I did
You were always there to see me through
Now I just want to know what I can do for you
Lord, I just want to know what I can do for you

Well, I'd give you all my time
And all the love that I could find
I'd just lay it on the line
Like you did once for me
I would change all my plans
Put my life into your hands
And I try to understand
What you want me to be

'Cause it's taken all this time
For my heart to be taught to say
"Whatever you want, that's what I want too"
Well, it won't even up the score
But it's the least that I can do
Well, I just want to know what I can do for you
Lord, I just want to know what I can do for you

Well, I just want to know
Well, I just want to know
Well, I just (just want to know) want to know (just want to know)
Well, I just (just want to know) want to know (just want to know)
Well, I just want to know

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus answered, The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.'"  John 6:29

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Lamb of God

Words and music: Twila Paris 1985 Ariose Music/Mountain Spring Music
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band, Awesome God: A Cappella Worship by The Acappella Company, and as part of "Praise Medley" on The Road by AVB.
Lead: Bret Testerman
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Your only son, no sin to hide
But you have sent Him from your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become a Lamb of God

Chorus:
Oh, Lamb of God (Lamb of God)
Sweet Lamb of God (sweet Lamb of God)
I love the Holy Lamb of God (the Holy Lamb of God)
Oh, wash me in His precious blood (wash me in His precious blood)
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

Your gift of love they crucified
They laughed and scorned Him as He died
The humble King they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God

Repeat Chorus

I was so lost, I should have died
But you have brought me to your side
To be led by your staff and rod
And to be called a lamb of God

Oh, Lamb of God (Lamb of God)
Sweet Lamb of God (sweet Lamb of God)
I love the Holy Lamb of God (the Holy Lamb of God)
Oh, wash me in His precious blood (wash me in His precious blood)
'Til I am just a lamb of God
Oh, wash me in His precious blood (wash me in His precious blood)
'Til I am just a lamb of God

Scriptural Reference:

"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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Somewhere to Lay My Head

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: 1987 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band.
Lead: Jay Smith
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I've got trials and tribulations
I've been 'buked and I've been scorned
I'm hoping soon my trials will be over
And I want...

Somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)

Lord, I want somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)
Lord, I want somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)
Oh, when this life (somewhere to lay my head)
Is all over (somewhere to lay my head)
Lord, and my work (somewhere to lay my head)
On earth is done (somewhere to lay my head)
Oh Lord, I want somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)
Oh Lord, I want somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)

Chorus:
Well, I want somewhere, somewhere
Lord, I want somewhere
Lord (hallelujah), oh Lord (hallelujah)
Lord (hallelujah), oh Lord (hallelujah)
I, oh, I, oh, I oh, I oh, I oh, I oh, I oh, I oh want (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)
Somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)

Job's wife (somewhere to lay my head)
She came running to him (somewhere to lay my head)
She had the devil (somewhere to lay my head)
In her eyes (somewhere to lay my head)
Now, she said Job (somewhere to lay my head)
"Why you been sick so long? (somewhere to lay my head)
Why don't you curse (somewhere to lay my head)
Your God and die" (somewhere to lay my head)
Oh, Job looked at the woman (somewhere to lay my head)
And into the sky (somewhere to lay my head)
Said, "woman you sound foolish, (somewhere to lay my head)
You don't sound like my wife" (somewhere to lay my head)

Repeat Chorus

Trials are dark (somewhere to lay my head)
On every hand (somewhere to lay my head)
Lord, and we cannot (somewhere to lay my head)
We cannot understand (somewhere to lay my head)
All the ways that (somewhere to lay my head)
My God will lead us (somewhere to lay my head)
Into His blessed (somewhere to lay my head)
Promised land (somewhere to lay my head)
Oh Lord, I want somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
To lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)
When I get you I want somewhere (somewhere to lay my head)
I'm wanna lay my head (somewhere to lay my head)

Well, I want somewhere, somewhere
Lord, I want somewhere
Lord (hallelujah), oh Lord (hallelujah)
Lord (hallelujah), oh Lord (hallelujah)
I said amazing grace, how sweet the sound (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)
I once was lost, but now I'm found (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)
Because he saved a wretch, a wretch like me (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)
I once was blind, but now I see (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)
I'm singing Lord, oh Lord (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)
I, oh, I, oh, I oh, I oh, I oh, I oh, I oh, I oh (hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)

Somewhere to lay my head
Somewhere to lay my head (I want somewhere to lay my head)

Scriptural Reference:

"His wife said to him, 'Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!' He replied, 'You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?' In all this, Job did not sin in what he said."  Job 2:9-10
"I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."  Revelation 7:14

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Work at It

Words and music: Keith Lancaster and Rodney Britt 1989 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Song in My Soul by AVB.
Lead: Dave Fletcher
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Commit to the Lord whatever you do
And all of your plans will succeed
In all of your ways acknowledge Him
And He will take care of your needs
So whatever you do whether work or play
Give your best everyday

Chorus:
You've gotta work at it with all of your heart (with all of your heart)
Work at it with all of your heart (That's workin not for man)
As working for the Lord and not for man
You've gotta work at it with all of your heart

You work at your job, you work hard at school
But the things of this life fade away
But if you work for the Lord it is never in vain
And he will guide your feet everyday
So with His word in your heart and His love in your soul
You can press on to the goal

Repeat Chorus

Anything that is worthwhile deserves your heart (You know that it deserves all your heart)
If you will not give it all don't even start (Don't even start)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Work at it with all of your
Work at it with all of your
Work at it with all of your heart.

Scriptural Reference:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."  Colossians 3:23

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