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AcaDisc #44- Heaven's Gonna Shine by His Image

Original Release:1982 Clifty Records
Available through The Acappella Company on LP only
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Members: Bobby Collum - Bass
                Gary Yeager - Baritone and 2nd Tenor
                Randy Hatchett - Baritone and Tenor
                Keith Lancaster - 1st and 2nd Tenor

Song List

Heaven's Gonna Shine
Excuses
A Wonderful Time
Coloring Song
Jesus is Coming Soon
We've Got To Sing
I'll Always Be Sure
Spread the Word
I Want to Thank You
There's a Day

Heaven's Gonna Shine

Words and music: Albert E. Brumley 1957 Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company and Echoes of Light by Zomen.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

I don't know exactly how sweet heaven will be (will be)
I don't know what beauty or what glory I'll see (I'll see)
I don't know what I'll behold that morning divine (I only)
I know for sure that heaven's really gonna shine

Chorus:
It's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
It's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
Oh yes I know (yes I truly know)
It's gonna shine (really gonna shine)
There's glory in (there is glory in)
This soul of mine (in this soul of mine)
Because I know for sure that heaven's really gonna shine

I don't know how wide will be that city so fair (so fair)
I don't even know how many saints will be there (be there)
I don't know how high will be that mansion of mine (I only)
I know for sure that heaven's really gonna shine

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Well it's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
It's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
Oh yes know (yes I truly know)
It's gonna shine (really gonna shine)
Well there's glory in (there is glory in)
This soul of mine (in this soul of mine)
Because I know for sure that heaven's really (gonna) gonna shine

Scriptural Reference:

"The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."  Revelation 21:23

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Excuses

Words and music:
Lead: Gary Yeager

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Excuses, Excuses
You hear them everyday
Now the devil he'll supply them if in church you stay away
When people come to worship God, the devil always loses
So to keep those folks away from church, he offers them excuses

Well in the summer it's too hot
In the winter it's too cold
In the springtime when the weather's just right, you find some place else to go
Well it's up to the mountains or down to the beach or to visit some old friend
Or just stay home and kind relax and hope some of the kid folks start droppin' in
Well those church benches; they're too hard
And that song leader's way too loud
Well you know how nervous you get when you're sittin' in a great big crowd
Now the doctor told you to watch them crowds, they'll set you back
But you go to that ol' ball game 'cause they say it helps you to relax
Well a headache Sunday morning
And a backache Sunday night
But by work time Monday morning, you're feeling quite all right
Well one of the children has a cold, pneumonia do you suppose?
Why, the whole family has to stay home! (Just to blow that poor kid's nose)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

To keep those folks away from church, he offers them excuses!

Scriptural Reference:

"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.'  Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.'  Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'  The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.'  'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'  Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.  I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'"  Luke 14:18-24

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A Wonderful Time

Words and music: Lee Roy Abernathy Vogue Music
This song also appeared as "A Wonderful Time Up There" on We've Got to Sing by The Vocal Union.
Lead: Bobby Collum and Randy Hatchett

Lyrics:

Everybody's gonna have religion in glory
Everybody's gonna be a-singin' that story
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there (a wonderful time up there)

Chorus:
Well, Everybody's gonna have religion in glory
Everybody's gonna be a-singin' that story
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there
Oh, glory hallelujah
Brother there's a reckonin' and a comin' in the mornin'
And ya better get ya ready cause I'm givin' you the warnin'
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there (we'll have a wonderful time up there)

Now listen everybody, 'cause I'm talkin' to you
The Lord is the only one to carry you through
Better get ready 'cause I'm tellin' you why
The Lord is a-comin' from his throne on high
Readin' in the Bible 'bout the things he said
He said he's comin' back again to raise the dead
How ya gonna feel about the things you'll say
On that judgment day?

Repeat Chorus

Readin' in the Bible, in the back of the book
The book of Revelation is the place to look
You can understand it, yes you can if you try
The Lord is comin' from his throne on high
Goin' down the valley, goin' one by one
Gonna be rewarded for the things we've done
How you gonna feel about the chosen few?
Will you make it through?

Repeat Chorus

Brother there's a reckon and a comin' in the mornin'
Better get ya ready cause I'm givin' you the warnin'
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time
Everyvody's gonna have a wonderful time up there (wonderul time up there)

Scriptural Reference:

"It is written: "`As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'""  Romans 14:11

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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 Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company and on Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Randy Hatchett

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
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can turn our mornings into gold

Brown is the color of the autumn leaves
When the winter comes to the barren trees
There is birth, there is death, 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

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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Jesus is Coming Soon

Words and music: R. E. Winsett 1942,1970 R. E. Winsett Music Publishing
This song also appeared on Let Me Tell You About Jesus by The Sounds of Glory and on Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company (The Series).

Lyrics:

Troublesome times are here (troublesome times are here)
Filling men's hearts with fear (filling men's hearts hearts with fear)
Freedom we all hold dear (freedom we all hold dear)
Now is at stake
Humbling your hearts to God (humbling your hearts to God)
Saves from the chastening rod (saves from the chastening rod)
Seek the way pilgrims trod (seek the way pilgrims trod)
Christians awake

Chorus:
My Jesus is coming soon
Morning or night or noon (morning or night or noon)
And many will meet their doom (many will meet thier doom)
Trumpets will sound
And all of the dead shall rise
Righteous meet in the skies (righteous meet in the skies)
I'm going where no one dies (going where no one dies)
Heavenward bound

Well troubles will soon be o'er (troubles will soon be o'er)
Happy forevermore (happy forevermore)
When we meet on that shore (when we meet on that shore)
Free from all care
Rising up in the sky (rising up in the sky)
Telling this world goodbye (telling this world goodbye)
Homeward we then will fly (homeward we then will fly)
Glory to share

Repeat Chorus

My Jesus is coming soon (Jesus is coming soon)
Morning or night or noon (morning or night or noon)
And many will meet their doom (many will meet thier doom)
Trumpets will sound (trumpets will surely sound)
And all of the dead shall rise (all of the dead shall rise)
Righteous meet in the skies (righteous meet in the skies)
I'm going where no one dies (going where no one dies)
Heavenward bound

My Jesus is coming very soon (Jesus is coming soon)
Morning or night or noon (morning or night or noon)
And many will meet their doom (many will meet thier doom)
Trumpets will sound (trumpets will sound)
And all of the dead shall rise (all of the dead shall rise)
Righteous meet in the skies (righteous meet in the skies)
Cause I'm going where no one dies (going where no one dies)
Heavenward bound (Heavenward bound)

Scriptural Reference:

"He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."  Revelation 22:20

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We've Got To Sing

Words and music: Randy Hatchett 1982 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared as "Sing With Our Hearts" on We've Got to Sing by The Vocal Union.
Lead: Randy Hatchett

Lyrics:

Chorus:
We've got to sing with our hearts, make a melody
Teachin' others with the songs that we sing
We've got to sing with our hearts, make a melody
Praise the Lord and teach His Word

Now we all want our songs to sound good
We want each voice to sing the note that it should
But we must also sing it with our heart
It doesn't matter if you can sing the right part

Repeat Chorus

Well you might say that your voice is bad
That you ain't got the voice that you once had
But God has told his children to sing
So lift your voice to heaven and let it ring

Repeat Chorus

We've got to sing it with our hearts!

Scriptural Reference:

"My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts..."  Isaiah 65:14a

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I'll Always Be Sure

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1982 Restoration Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster and Bobby Collum (bridge)

Lyrics:

Well I'm happy today
I'm servin' Jesus all the way
Never have I felt so secure
And when Jesus is my friend
He will help me through the end
No doubting, yes I'll always be sure

Well I'm singin' right now
Because the Lord has shown me how
I can't help the comfort within
Not burnin' anymore
By Satan's captivating roar
He's saved me from the bondage of sin

Chorus:
No doubting no more
That I will cross through that shore
I can be sure that I'm saved
Salvation is mine
And you will certainly find
No one else can change my mind
I am happy

Well I'm happy and so
I'll have to tell you what I know
You can have forgiveness like me
You gotta give Him your all
So you can answer His call
So you can live with Him eternally

And when buried with Him
You'll have forgiveness of sin
Pleasing as you walk in the light
Then you'll be happy too
Because you'll know what to do
You're happy 'cause you're doin' right

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Well I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today
I'm happy today; yes I'm happy
Oh I'm very happy
Happy today 'cause I'm servin' Jesus
Happy now!
I'm happy today; yes I'm happy
Oh I'm very happy
I am happy
Well I'm happy today
Well I'm happy today
Well I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today
Well I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today
Oh yes I'm happy today

Scriptural Reference:

"But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful."  Psalm 68:3

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Spread the Word

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1982 Restoration Music
Lead: Gary Yeager

Lyrics:

Christians spread the word
Go tell it
Christians spread the word
Go tell it
Christians spread the word
Go tell it

Christians spread the word around
Go and teach in every town
Oh, Satan's all around
And I'm tired of us a-losin' ground
Go teach the word today 'bout what you need to say
Christians spread the word around

Tell me brothers, have you heard
All about His precious word
That many now are lost
And he bought us at the highest cost
Go teach the word today 'bout what you need to say
Christians spread the word around

Chorus:
If you don't carry the message out
Who is gonna tell them what the Lord's about?
They need the forgiveness, they need it today
Only you can show the way

Oh who will be the ones to tell
Savin' many souls from Hell
The flames are getting' higher
So you'd better save them from the fire

Repeat Chorus

Christians spread the word around
Go and teach in every town
Oh, Satan's all around
And I'm tired of us a-losin' ground
Go teach the word today 'bout what you need to say
Christians spread the word around

Christians spread the word
Yeah!

Scriptural Reference:

"So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith."  Acts 6:7

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I Want to Thank You

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1982 Restoration Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

O Lord I wanna thank you
For giving me
O Lord I wanna thank you
For giving me

All that I am and I have is from you
All that I am and I have is from you
You give me strength and encouragement too
You give me strength and encouragement too

Love and live and learn to daily give
Faith and hope and love to all
Play and sing and thank you for everything
Take my life, I'll heed your call

Repeat All

All that I have is from you

Scriptural Reference:

"I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation."  Psalm 118:21

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There's a Day

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1982 Anthony K. Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus:
There's a day that's a-comin' and I'm longin' to see
There's a day that's a-comin' and I'm longin' to see
There's a day that's a-comin' and I'm longin' to see
There's a day that's a-comin' and I'm longin' to see

There's a day that's a-comin' and I'm longin' to see
'Cause Jesus has a-promised to come back for me
He has built a holy mansion for my dwelling place
I'm longin' for the day I see him face to face

I've been lookin' for my Lord since I was born again
I've been longin' for the comin' of the very end
When my Jesus comes in glory gonna split the ?
His voice I'll be a-hearin' and the trumpet sound

Well the angels will be with him when He makes His flight
To appear to all creation to make that glorious sight
Everyone form Eve and Adam will be raised that day
The dead in Christ will be the first to fly away

Day and hour of His coming knows no single man
But only God the Father and His perfect plan
When He'll bring the great salvation that will seal your fate
But when the trumpet's sounded it will be too late

Well there's a street that's made with gold
And they tell me that it won't grow old
There's a throne I wanna see
Where face to face with Jesus I'll forever be

There's a place of peace of land
And they tell me that there is no time
There's a crown I'm gonna wear
And I'll be worshipping my Lord and stay forever there

Repeat Verse 2

Repeat Verse 4

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.  Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming.  It is close at hand."  Joel 2:1

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Special Thanks for Additions and/or Corrections to: Sames Davis, Jason Ross, and Craig Crumpton

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