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AcaDisc #81- Acappella Favorites by The Acappella Company (The Series)

Original Release: 1995 Word, Inc.
Not currently available
Producers: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Gary Miner, Darin Cochran, Kevin Schaffer, Todd Austin, and Robert Orr
Assistant Engineers: Duane Adams, Paul Sale, Gary Moyers, Russell Lamb, Norman Zuercher, and Robert C. Guy
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller, John Laws, Kevin Schaffer, and Todd Austin
Mastered by: Masterfonics
Vocals: See original albums.  All recordings are the same as their original albums.

Song List

Elijah Rock
Special Kind of Love
It's the Blood
Everytime I Feel the Spirit
Jesus Touch My Heart
Good Livin'
Talk to Jah
Stand on the Rock
Lift Every Voice
Arise My Love

Elijah Rock

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals and Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass

Lyrics:

Chorus:
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, shout, shout
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, comin' up Lord
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, shout, shout
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, comin' up Lord
Repeat (with various sand sundry variations) (x4)

(Don't you know that Satan's a liar)
Satan's a liar and a conjur too
(And if you don't watch out)
If you don't watch out he'll conjur you
(If I could, surely I would)
If I could I surely would
(I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood)
I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood

Elijah rock
Shout about it
Elijah, Elijah, Elijah rock
Shout about, oh (shout)
Shout about
Elijah rock comin' up
Elijah rock comin' up
Elijah rock comin' up Lord

Satan's a liar and a conjur too
If you don't watch out he'll conjur you

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank."  Numbers 20:11

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Special Kind of Love

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Set Me Free by Acappella.
Lead: Gary Moyers

Lyrics:

When I tell you of true will you listen?
If I sing of wondrous love will you heart?
Will you open up your heart
Be responsive from the start
to the love we'd love to share?
It's very near

Chorus:
Love, there's a special kind of love
That defines the human soul
Everyone should know
This special kind of love
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Love, there's a special kind of love
That will really see the best survive
Bringing a feeling so alive
This special kind of love
This special kind of love

For this special kind of love cannot be hidden
It's a power that cannot be overcome
Changing everything, it knows no other equal
And was shown to us through Jesus Christ His Son
(God's own Son)

Repeat Chorus

And this special kind of love will last forever
It will bring the promised land within our view
Meeting all our hearts' desires and true fulfillings
With transforming power to heal and make us new

Repeat Chorus

Special kind of love
This special kind of love
Special kind of love
This special kind of love

Scriptural Reference:

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. . . In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.  There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear. . ."  1 John 4:7-9,17-18

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It's the Blood

Words and Music: Duane Adams and Gary Moyers 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Country by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Duane Adams

Lyrics:

There is a story, speaks of glory, so I've learned
Knowing the Savior, new behavior, through His words
Presence of power, at any hour, I am sure
Through my trials, no denials, I'm secure
You might not see why He cares
So I need to share (I need to share His love)

Chorus:
It's His love that shelters a wounded heart
It's His strength to a spirit that's fallen apart
It's His faithful compassion that always forgives
Through His death He has shown me how I should live
It's the blood (it's the blood), it's the blood (it's the blood)
It's the blood that He sees when He looks at me
It's the blood (it's the blood), it's the blood (it's the blood)
It's the blood that has made us free
It's the blood

I am committed, so I'm livin', standing firm
I'm still waiting, anticipating, His return (I am going home)
His words are honest, and He made a promise, of a place I'm going to (place I'm going to)
I know what He's saying and I'm still praying that He'll come soon
Safe in His arms is where I want be
I want to hold the hands that bled for me

Repeat Chorus

Oh, it's the blood (it's the blood), it's the blood (it's the blood)
It's the blood that He sees when He looks at me
It's the blood (it's the blood), it's the blood (it's the blood)
It's the blood that has made us free
It's the blood

I am going home

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water."  Hebrews 10:19-22

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Jesus Touch My Heart

Words and music: Gary Miller 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Drop In the Bucket by Acappella Children.
Lead:

Lyrics:

Jesus touch my heart
Heal and make me whole again
Jesus touch my heart
Help me see my goal again
My impurities bring me to my knees
Jesus alway sees my needs

Jesus touch my heart
Heal and make me whole again
Jesus touch my heart
Help me see my goal again
Warm and gentle breeze
Softly through the trees
Remind me that I'm free to be what I can be

Hold Lord, I see you working in me
Soul and heart, I feel you changing day by day
Lord I'm lost without you
May I never doubt you

Jesus touch my heart
Heal and make me whole again
Jesus touch my heart
Help me see my goal again
When I fall apart stumbling in the dark
Lord you're never far from me

Jesus touch my heart
Heal and make me whole again
Jesus touch my heart
Help me see my goal again
Holy Spirit breath your power in me
Making me complete

Oh Jesus touch my heart
Jesus touch my heart
Jesus touch my heart
Jesus touch my heart

Scriptural Reference:

"Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched."  1 Samuel 10:26

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Everytime I Feel the Spirit

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: John Green 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Prodigal Son by The Sounds of Glory, Acappella Spirituals by The Sounds of Glory, and Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Green

Lyrics:

Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (Feel it, feel it)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (I wanna feel the Spirit, yeah)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (I can feel it deep down in my soul)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin'

Chorus 1:
Every time I (Every time)
Feel the Spirit (I feel it)
Movin' in my heart (When it's movin')
I will pray (Said I'll pray)
Yes, every time I (Every, every time)
feel the Spirit (Feel it, feel it, feel it)
Movin' in my heart (When it's movin')
I will pray (When it's movin' I will pray)

Chorus 2:
Every time I (Every time I)
Feel the Spirit (I feel the Spirit)
Movin' in my heart (Can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
I will pray (Can't you feel the Spirit movin')
Yes, every time I (Yeah)
Feel the Spirit (Whoa, yeah)
Movin' in my heart (Oo)
I will pray

Upon the mountain my Lord spoke (my Lord spoke)
Out of his mouth came fire and smoke (came fire and smoke)
When I looked all around me everything looked so fine
I asked my Lord if all was mine

Chorus 3:
Every time I
Feel the Spirit
Movin' in my heart
I will pray
Yes, every time I
feel the Spirit
Movin' in my heart
I will pray

[Solo over top of chorus 3:]
Oh every time, oh every time
It makes me wanna pray
If you wanna shout it, pray
Oh yeah, hey

Jordan's River, chilly and cold
Chills the body but not the soul
There ain't but one train upon this track
That runs to heaven and it runs right back

Repeat Chorus 3 (x2)
[Solo over top of chorus 3:]
When my heart is open, I feel the Spirit
Oh yes, oh yes, indeed
He lives in my heart, oh yes, He does
Yeah, every time I feel it
I will pray

Feel the Spirit (Every time I can feel it)
Feel the Spirit (down in my soul)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I've been there)
Feel the Spirit (Feel the Spirit)
I can feel Him moving

Feel the Spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Spirit in me)
Feel the Spirit (Spirit in me)
I can feel Him moving

Moving in my soul, moving in my soul
Moving in my soul
Every time I feel Him moving

Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Yes, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit

Scriptural Reference:

"And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws."  Ezekial 36:27

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Scriptural Reference:

"And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws."  Ezekial 36:27

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Good Livin'

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on We Have Seen His Glory by Acappella and on The Collection by Acappella.
Producer's Note from The Collection: "This song has been the perfect concert opener for Acappella.  We had a lot of fun shooting a video of this song in our hometown of Paris, Tennessee.  The police closed a downtown street while we joined a bunch of friends parading in the street before the camera."
Lead: Various, primarily George Pendergrass

Lyrics:

Come on y'all and gather around
That is why we've come to this town
There is nothing better to do
So we're gonna cut loose and sing for you

Chorus:
We're gonna harmonize and we're gonna shout
We're gonna tell you what good livin's about
I don't know about anyone else
But I've gotta cut loose and sing myself

Come on y'all and grab you a part
There's no better way for us to start
We'll sing 'en fast and we'll sing 'en slow
So get off your sear and just let go

Repeat Chorus

We're gonna sing We're gonna sing (repeat 4x)
We're gonna harmonize and shout
Gonna tell you what good livin's about
We're gonna sing, we're gonna shout
We're gonna sing, Let's sing
Gonna Sing Let's sing Yea!

Scriptural Reference:

"I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted."  Exodus 15:1b
"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
"Is any one of you in trouble?  He should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise."  James 5:13
The book of Psalm has numerous references to singing for the Lord including the following:
"I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me."  Psalm 13:6
"Praise the Lord.  How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!"  Psalm 147:1

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Talk to Jah

Words and music: George Pendergrass 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on We Have Seen His Glory by Acappella.
Lead: George Pendergrass

Lyrics:

Listen up people and let me tell you 'bout the great one
Some call him Jehovah, some call him Yahweh, others call him Allah
But we are the people who call him Jah
But don't matter what you call him, don't forget to call him
And in the midst of your hustle and bustle remember to

Chorus:
Go down to the river end talk to Jah
Talk to Jah

Well way back in the Bible days,
He told the people consider your ways
As you rise and work and pray,
don't forget who helped you see a brand new day
And as you live in fancy home
don't turn your back on Jah you cannot make it alone

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

Hey mom
As you plant and sow
Hey mom
And no harvest grows
Why mom
This should let you know that he withholds from you
Hey mom
All these blessings here
Hey mom
That you hold so dear
Hey mom
Don't you know from whence they came

Oh, but let me say to all of you
who talk to Jah and he talk to you
You will be strong all across this great big land
because you have the power of his almighty hand
And in the hours of troubled times
you will be given peace of mind because you went

Repeat Chorus
Repeat Bridge

You can talk to Jah, he's not very far
He's been wanting all along to hear from you
All the yang and old feel him in their soul
cause that is where he wants to be

So this is what Jah say to you
The silver's mine and the gold is too
My latter glory's greater still
I'm in your heart and you are in my will
So when you need a chat or two
I will be here and you know what to do

Chorus fade

Go down to the river and talk to Jah
Talk to Jah, talk to Jah

Scriptural Reference:

"Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him."  Psalm 68:4 (KJV)

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Stand on The Rock

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Duane Adams also sang 1st Tenor on this song.
This song also appeared on Set Me Free by Acappella.
Lead: Duane Adams

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Stand on the rock
Movin' a mountain
With faith even small as a seed
And there on the rock
His love like a fountain
Giving me all that I ever will need

Pain - I have experienced pain
Too many hurts in my life
Were bringing terrible strife
I have experienced pain
But Jesus is my refuge
And I know He's paid His dues
So now I have a savior who has
Walked within my shoes (he has walked within my shoes)

Repeat Chorus

Love - Have you experienced love?
Too many people will hate
Reaping a terrible fate
They won't experience love
But Jesus is my anchor
He's defining what is love
I'm happy that He's teaching me and
taking me above

Repeat Chorus

When you step out on the sinking sand
Putting your faith in mortal man
Life has no direction, life will see no gain
Lacking love and helpless on your
own you will remain

But when you trust in Jesus Christ
Who is the Author of true life
He's the door to go through, all you do is knock
He'll be there to guide you when
You're standing on the rock

Repeat Chorus 2x

Scriptural Reference:

"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal."  Isaiah 26:4
"He replied, "Because you have so little faith.  I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."  Matthew 17:20

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Lift Every Voice

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: Wayburn Dean 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Vocals: Wayburn Dean, Jay Smith, John Green, George Pendergrass, Pam Pendergrass, Darnella Dean, Duane Adams, John Laws, and Southwestern Christian College Chorus
This song also appeared on Acappella America by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean, John Green, and Jay Smith

Lyrics:

(Let freedom ring in every nation)
Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of liberty
Let our rejoicing rise high as the, high as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea

(Let our rejoicing rise)
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on our way
Thou who has by thy might led us into the light
Keep us forever (never lead us, stay beside us) in thy path (walkin' in the path, that's where we are gonna pray) we pray

(God who led us to the light, keep us forever)
Sing (let freedom ring) a song (let freedom ring)
Full of the faith (let freedom ring) that the dark past (let a freedom ring) has taught us
Sing a song
Full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun (the sun, the sun, the sun) of our new day begun (of our new day begun)
Let us march on (march on, march on, march on) till victory is won

Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring
Til it rings, ring with the harmonies of liberty
Let our rejoicing rise high as the listening skies
Let it resound (let it resound) loud as the rolling sea

Let freedom ring (x5)
Freedom is ringing
Let freedom ring

Praise the Lord the victory's won

Scriptural Reference:

"Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes."  Isaiah 52:8

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Arise My Love

Words and music: Eddie Carswell 1987 Mike Clark Music and Lowery Music Co., Inc., Adm. by Lowery Music
This song also appeared on Acappella Resurrection by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Not a word was heard
At the tomb that day
Just the shuffle of soldiers' feet
As they guarded the grave
One day, two days
Three days had passed
Could it be that Jesus
Breathed His last?

Could it be that the Father
Had forsaken Him?
Turned His back on His Son
Despising our sin?
All Hell seemed to whisper
"Just forget it - He's dead!"
Then the Father looked down
To His Son and said...

Chorus:
Arise My Love!
Arise My Love!
The grave no longer has a hold on You!
No more Death's sting
No more suffering
Arise
Arise
My Love

The earth trembled
And the tomb began to shake
And like lightning from Heaven
The stone was rolled away
And as dead men, the guards
Stood there in fright
As the power of Love
Displayed its might

Then suddenly a melody
Filled the air
Riding wings of wind
It was ev'rywhere
The words all Creation
Had been longing to hear
The sweet sound of vict'ry
So loud and clear

Repeat Chorus (with echo)

Sin, where are your shackles?
Death, where is your sting?
Hell has been defeated
The grave could not hold the King

Repeat Chorus (with echo)

Scriptural Reference:

"The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 'Sir,' they said, 'we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.''"  Matthew 27:62-63
"'Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?'  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."  1 Corinthians 15:55-57

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Jeff Frank

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