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AcaDisc #4- Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band

Original Release: 1985 Clifty Records
Not Currently Available
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Engineer: Dan Knowles (?)
Recording and Mixing Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Members: Dale Cal - Bass
                 Dale Carpenter - Baritone
                 Jay Smith - Baritone/Vocal Percussion
                 Dave Fletcher - 2nd Tenor/Lead
                 Terry Cheatham - 1st Tenor

Song List

Somewhere to Lay My Head
If We Never Meet Again
It's Gonna Rain
Because of Who You Are
Give Me Light
The Lighthouse
Jericho
Friends
I'll Never Forget
Jesus is the Answer

Somewhere to Lay My Head

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: 1987 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: Jay Smith

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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If We Never Meet Again

Words and music: Albert E. Brumley 1945 Stamps Quartet Music
This song also appeared on The Early Years by AVB and This is My Story by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Dave Fletcher
Alto/1st Tenor Lead: Terry Cheatham

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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It's Gonna Rain

Words and music: Andrae Crouch Bud John Songs, Inc./Crouch Music
This song also appeared on The Early Years by AVB, New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN), and Can I Come by The Firemen.
Lead: Jay Smith

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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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 The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: Dale Cal

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 The Early Years by AVB and Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company
Intro: Dale Cal
Lead: Terry Cheatham

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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The Lighthouse

Words and music: Ronnie Hinson 1971 Canaanland Music
This song also appeared on The Early Years by AVB, 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

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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Jericho

Words and music: Rev. V. B. (Vep) Ellis 1954 Stamps Quartet Music Company
This song also appeared on New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN).
Lead: Dave Fletcher

Lyrics:

Jericho was a city safe within a great wall
But when Israelites did God's bidding, what a terrible fall!

Chorus:
Jericho (Jericho is that a mighty wall)
Jericho (Jericho your walls are gonna fall)
That mighty wall (Walls of Jericho)
Did fall (They were left to go)
And crumbled to the earth below
They kept on marching and a marching and a marching and a marching (Jericho, Jericho)
Till the glory of the Lord was all around (Jericho)
Seven times, the seventh day, the seven priests in bright array (Jericho, Jericho)
With seven horns they blew a mighty sound (Jericho)
And when the trumpets blew, they knew just what to do (the walls of Jericho, the walls of Jericho)
And they began to shout and then there was no doubt (the walls of Jericho, the walls of Jericho)
That the mighty walls of Jericho came tumbling down (came tumbling down)
The mighty walls of Jericho (they began to crumble, with a mighty rumble, the mighty walls of Jericho)

When you follow the master, listen to His blest call
Then ole' Satan will meet disaster like the Jericho wall

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding.  So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.  On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times.  The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people, "Shout! For the LORD has given you the city! . . . When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city."  Joshua 6:13-16,20

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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 The Early Years by AVB, Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company, Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company, and Friends by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Dave Fletcher 

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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I'll Never Forget

Words and music: Andrae Crouch 1968 Manna Music, Inc.
This song also appeared on The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: Dale Cal

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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Jesus is the Answer

Words and music: Andrae & Sandra Crouch 1937 Carl Fischer, Inc., 1973 Bud John Songs, Inc.
This song also appeared as part of "Jesus Carol" on Christmas by Acappella Children and Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Dave Fletcher

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Jesus is the Answer for the World Today
Above Him there's no other, Jesus is the way
Jesus is the Answer for the World Today
Above Him there's no other, Jesus is the way

If you have some questions in the corners of your mind
Traces of discouragement and peace you cannot find
Or reflections of your past, they seem to face you everyday
But this one thing I do know, Jesus is the way

Well, hear me now...
Repeat Chorus

I know that you've got mountains that you think you cannot climb
I know your skies are dark, you think the sun won't shine
Well, in case you did not know that the word of God is true
And everything He's promised He will do for you

Well, that's because...
Repeat Chorus

He's the truth and the light (Jesus is the way)
No one comes to the Father (Jesus is the way)
Except by the Son (Jesus is the way)
That's all because Jesus is the way

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life' . . ." John 14:6
"'You are a king, then!' said Pilate. Jesus answered, 'You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.'"  John 18:37

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Mike Knowles, Gary Moyers, and Dave Coleman

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