Acadisc Home
Album Directory
Song Directory
Scripture Directory
Group Directory
Connections
Acadisc Links
FAQs
Discussion Group
Acappella Radio

Submit Lyrics
Sign Guestbook
Donate to Acadisc
Email Webmaster

AcaDisc #55- Can I Come by The Firemen

Original Release: 1995 The Firemen
Available through The Firemen
Producer: The Firemen
Recording at: Crystal Studios
Members: Brian Fuller - Bass
                Rick Castleman - Baritone
                Matt Schmitz - Tenor and Baritone
                Henry McDaniel - 2nd Tenor
                Shane Jackson - 1st Tenor

Song List

Nothin' But Love
Self Made Man
A Psalm
Humble Yourself
Can I Come
Jesus' Arms
A Psalm (reprise)
You Are the Hope
It's Gonna Rain

Nothin' But Love

Words and music: Rick Castleman and Teresa Amy Castleman 2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared as "Nothing But Love" on The Firemen by The Firemen.
Lead: Rick Castleman

Lyrics:

Love gave Him a lowly birth
Love kept Him on the earth
His love was made for you and me
Love made Him a mortal man
But His Father had a plan
His love would nail Him to a tree

Chorus:
Jesus is nothin' but love
He was sent from above
Jesus is love (Jesus is love)
Jesus is nothin' but love
Jesus is nothin' but love
Jesus, He is love

Once I was lost in sin
My Jesus took me in
His love has set me free yeah
Even though I'm a mortal man
I'm part of a greater plan
God gave salvation to me

Repeat Chorus

He gave the love, He paid the price
He rose again, His name is Jesus Christ

Repeat Chorus

Jesus, He is love

Scriptural Reference:

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers."  1 John 3:16

<Back to Song List>

Self Made Man

Words and music: Kim Ashby and Brian Fuller
Lead: Matthew Schmitz and Henry McDaniel (echo)

Lyrics:

Another dinner missed, another night away
Frequent flier from town to town
Desperately thinking this time it's gonna pay
God's gift in perfect girls
But conversations on the phone
Don't do justice to my heart
After this he promises they'll never part

Chorus:
A familiar refrain to he and his Lord (he and his Lord)
The same conversation they've had before (they've had it before)
This self made man needs an unchanging hand
He empties his soul (his soul), "Lord, please take control"

Board room talks, he's got the upper hand
But change comes quick when you build your house on sand
The one thing that he was counting on
Is finished in a dead end chase
He knows his family will be there with pity
So he tries to find ways to save face
What he really needs is God's saving grace

Repeat Chorus

This self made man thinks he can do it on his own
Yet for all his knowledge, he still gets thrown
Repentence comes late, and hind sight is bright
Only now realizing that his Lord's already won the fight

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Please take control
Take control

Scriptural Reference:

"Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace."  Romans 8:5-6

<Back to Song List>

A Psalm

Words and music: Matt Schmitz
Lead: Brian Fuller

Lyrics:

Spoken Vocal:
Praise the Lord all ye nations
Extol Him all ye peoples
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
And praise the Lord

Praise Him all ye Nations
Exalt Him on High

(Repeat twice in Spanish, French, Swahili, and English)

Spoken Vocal:
For great is His love toward us
And the faithfulness endures forever
Praise the Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.  For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord."  Psalm 117:1-2

<Back to Song List>

Humble Yourself

Arrangement: The Firemen
This song also appeared as "Humble Thyself" on Platinum by Acappella.
Lead: Shane Jackson

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord (Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord)
Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord (Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord)
And He (and He) will lift (will lift) you up
And He (and He) will lift (will lift) you up

Jesus is the son of God (Jesus is the son of God)
Jesus is the son of God (Jesus is the son of God)
He died (He died) to set (to set) me free
He died (He died) to set (to set) me free

Amazing grace how sweet the sound (amazing grace how sweet the sound)
Amazing grace how sweet the sound (amazing grace how sweet the sound)
That saved (that saved) a wretch (a wretch) like me
That saved (that saved) a wretch (a wretch) like me

I once was lost but now I'm found (I once was lost but now I'm found)
I once was lost but now I'm found (I once was lost but now I'm found)
I was blind (was blind) but now (but now) I see
I was blind (was blind) but now (but now) I see

When we've been there ten-thousand years (When we've been there ten-thousand years)
When we've been there ten-thousand years (When we've been there ten-thousand years)
Bright shi- (bright shi-) 'ning as ('ning as) the sun
Bright shi- (bright shi-) 'ning as ('ning as) the sun

Repeat Chorus

(Up to the heavens)
And He (and He) will lift (will lift) you up (gonna see Jesus)
And He (and He) will lift (will lift) you up

Scriptural Reference:

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."  James 4:10
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." 1 Peter 5:6

<Back to Song List>

Can I Come

Words and music: Brian Fuller and Hank Bingham 2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Firemen by The Firemen.
Lead: Rick Castleman

Lyrics:

I look upon life, the continuous struggle
A roller coaster of ups and downs
It seems like my days, they consist of a puzzle
With a picture that always ends in a frown

Chorus:
Can I come (can I come) to You with my problems?
Can I come (can I come) to You with my needs?
Can I come (can I come) to You with my troubles?
Oh Lord, I need Your help to believe

There's a man on the street, He's looking so lonely
The pain in his eyes is all I see
He's without a home, he's without a family
The outside of him is like the inside of me

Repeat Chorus

I sit with a friend, we talk about heaven
And about how great that day will be
When we gather around, singing His glory
And about how good it feels to be free

Repeat Chorus

With my eyes on the cross, things seem much better
My troubles have all been lifted away
I still get down, but that doesn't really matter
When I get on my knees, lift up my voice and say

We will come (we will come) to You with my problems?
We will come (we will come) to You with my needs?
We will come (we will come) to You with my troubles?
Oh Lord, I need Your help to believe

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Oh Lord, I need Your help to believe
Oh Lord, I need Your help to believe

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.'"  John 14:23

<Back to Song List>

Jesus' Arms

Words and music: Shane Jackson
Lead: Shane Jackson

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Jesus got His arms all around me
Jesus got His arms all around me

Oh Jesus, He's in my life
And Jesus will take my strife

Repeat Chorus

When I am (I am) so afraid (when I'm so afraid)
I remember that He's paid (the price for me)

Repeat Chorus

When I am (I am) so alone (when I'm so alone)
Well He's there to answer the phone (if I just call Him)

Repeat Chorus

Oh Jesus (Jesus), please forgive me (please forgive me)
And Jesus (Jesus), never ever leave me (no never, never, never leave me

Jesus, keep your arms all around me
Jesus, keep your arms all around me

Jesus, keep your arms around me (oh my Lord)
Jesus, keep your arms around me (You're in my life)

Jesus, keep your arms around me
Jesus, keep your arms around me
Jesus, keep your arms around me

Scriptural Reference:

"For I am the Lord , your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."  Isaiah 41:3

<Back to Song List>

A Psalm (reprise)

Words and music: Matt Schmitz and The Firemen
Background Vocals: The Firemen, Teresa Amy, Laura Harvey, Charissa Huffard, Celeste Walker, Angelee Whitlow
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Praise all ye Nations
Exalt Him on High
Praise all ye Nations
Exalt Him on High

Chorus:
Praise all ye Nations (Him)
Exalt Him on High
Praise all ye Nations (Him)
Exalt Him on High

Repeat Chorus (x2 with stepouts)

Repeat Chorus (in background with stepout)
North and south and east and all around the world
Every nation, every people, every language praise the Lord
Lift Him up on high

Scriptural Reference:

"O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.  For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord."  Psalm 117:1-2

<Back to Song List>

You Are the Hope

Words and music: Teresa Amy and Rick Castleman
This song also appeared on Life by The Firemen.
Lead: Rick Castleman

Lyrics:

You are the hope, You are the love
You are the joy that comes from above
Be with me, oh Lord, all my life

You are the truth, You are the light
You are the joy that builds up my life
Be with me, oh Lord, all my life

You are the hope (you are the hope), You are the love (you are the love)
You are the joy that comes from above
Be with me, oh Lord, all my life

You take my life (you take my life) into Your hands
And without You I'll never stand
Be with me, oh Lord, all my life

You take my life (you take my life) into Your hands
And without You I'll never stand
Be with me, oh Lord, all my life

Be with me, oh Lord, all my life
Be with me, oh Lord, all my life

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love."  Psalm 147:11

<Back to Song List>

It's Gonna Rain

Words and music: E.M. Bartlett (1939)  1967 Albert E. Brumley & Sons (BMI)
This song also appeared on New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN), Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band, and The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: Brian Fuller

Lyrics:

Spoken Intro

Chorus:
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 sign
He said it won't be water, but fire next time

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

Repeat Chorus

Well when the rains began to fall
You know they knocked on the windows and knocked on the doors
But they didn't know exactly what they should do
And you don't want that to happen to you

Repeat Chorus

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
He said the same old thing is gonna happen again
I said the same old thing is gonna happen again
You know the same old thing is gonna happen again

Repeat Chorus

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

Spoken Ending

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

<Back to Song List>

Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: thefiremen.com, Sean Dawson, and Matt Schmitz

Acadisc is a synopsis of various albums of Christian acappella groups. It is written by The Acadisc Team and is very open to additions and/or corrections. These can be addressed to Ken at ken@acadisc.com.

To see counter stats since 1-15-02... click  This page was last updated on 10-18-05.