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AcaDisc #27- Hymns for All the Ages by Acappella

Original Release: 2001 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Moyers, Kevin Schaffer, and Allen Krehbiel
Engineers: Kevin Schaffer, Robert Orr, and Allen Krehbiel
Assistant Engineers: Gary Moyers, Larry Omdahl, and Michael Forehand
Photography: Wolf Hoffmann
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller
Mastered by: Benny Quinn at Masterfonics
Members: Gary Evans - Bass (credited- see songs for variations)
                Steve Maxwell - Baritone
                Barry Wilson - 2nd Tenor
                Kevin Schaffer - 1st Tenor
Additional Vocals: Tony Brown, Allen Krehbiel, Keith Lancaster, Gary Moyers, Gary Miller, and Ken McAlpin

Song List

Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary
The Great Physician
Pass Me Not
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Victory in Jesus
In the Cross
We Praise Thee O God
There Is A Habitation
In the Sweet By and By
Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
There's Not a Friend Like the Lowly Jesus

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Words: Thomas O. Chisolm 1923,1951 Hope Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
Music: William M. Runyan 1923,1951 Hope Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
Arrangement: Gary Moyers
Lead: Steve Maxwell
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love

Chorus:
Great is Thy faithfulness (oh father)
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth (that endureth)
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide (cheer and to guide)
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Great is Thy faithfulness (Great is Thy faithfulness)
Great is Thy faithfulness (Great are You Lord)
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me

Scriptural Reference:

"For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies."  Psalm 57:10 and Psalm 108:4
"But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."  Psalm 86:15
"I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations."  Psalm 89:1
"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness."  Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

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Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary

Words and music: John M. Moore (1952) 1980 Singspiration Music (ASCAP)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
Bass: Ken McAlpin
Lead: Barry Wilson, Keith Lancaster (2nd Interlude)
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Days are filled with sorrow and care (sorrow and care)
Hearts are lonely and drear
Burdens are Lifted at Calvary
Jesus is very near

Chorus:
Burdens are lifted at calvary (lifted at Calvary)
Calvary (lifted at Calvary), Calvary (lifted at Calvary)
Burdens are lifted at calvary (lifted at Calvary)
Jesus is very near

Cast your care on Jesus today
Leave your worry and fear (worry and fear)
Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary
Jesus is very near

Repeat Chorus

(interlude)

Repeat Chorus

Troubled soul, the Savior can see (Savior can see)
Every heartache and tear (heartache and tear)
Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary
Jesus is very near (is very near)

Repeat Chorus

Jesus is very near
Jesus is very near

(interlude)

Repeat Chorus

Jesus is very near
Jesus is very near

Scriptural Reference:

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

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The Great Physician

Words: William Hunter (1859) and Richard Kempenfelt (Chorus - 1777)
Music: John H. Stockton (1869)
Arrangement: Ken McAlpin and Gary Moyers 2001 Clifty Music (BMI)
Bass: Gary Miller
Note: Only Gary Miller, Kevin Schaffer, and Gary Moyers provided vocals for this song
Lead: Kevin Schaffer
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

The great Physician now is near, the sympathizing Jesus
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer, oh hear the voice of Jesus
All glory to the dying Lamb, I now believe in Jesus
I love the blessed Savior's name, I love the name of Jesus

Chorus:
Sweetest note in seraph song (note, seraph song)
Sweetest name on mortal tongue (name, mortal tongue)
Sweetest carol ever sung
Jesus, blessed Jesus

His Name dispels my guilt and fear, no other name but Jesus
Oh how my soul delights to hear the charming Name of Jesus

Repeat Chorus

Sweet is the song, sweet is the song, sweet is the song, blessed name of Jesus (sweet song, sweet song)
Sweet is the song, sweet is the song, sweet is the song, blessed name of Jesus (sweet song, sweet song)

Repeat Chorus

And when to that bright world above, we rise to see our Jesus
We'll sing around the throne of love His name, the name of Jesus
The great Physician now is near, the sympathizing Jesus
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer, oh hear the voice of Jesus

Repeat Chorus (x3)

Sweetest carol ever sung
Jesus, blessed Jesus
Sweetest carol ever sung
Jesus, blessed Jesus

Scriptural Reference:

"Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?"  Jeremiah 8:22
"On hearing this, Jesus said to them, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'"  Mark 2:17

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Pass Me Not

Words: Fanny J. Crosby (1868)
Music: William Howard Doane (1870)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster  2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Barry Wilson, Kevin Schaffer (v2), Steve Maxwell (v3)
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry (hear my cry)
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by (pass me by)

(Pass me not)
Don't pass me, O gentle Savior
Please hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief
Living Lord I'm kneeling there in deep contrition
Help my unbelief

'Cause we're singing Savior...
Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Trusting only in Thy merit
Would I seek Thy face
Heal my wounded, broken spirit
Save me by Thy grace

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Thou the Spring of all my comfort
More than life to me
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in heaven but Thee?

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Don't leave me, Lord, no, no, no (Do not pass me by)
I need you by my side so please don't pass me by (Do not pass, don't pass me by)
Do not, do not walk on by and leave me Lord, I need You (Do not pass, please don't pass me Savior)
Do not pass me by

Scriptural Reference:

"He said, 'If I have found favor in your eyes, my Lord, do not pass your servant by.'"  Genesis 18:3

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford (1845)
Music: William B. Bradbury (1861)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster  2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Melodies by Acappella and Knockin' At Your Door by Revival.
Lead: Kevin Schaffer
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known
In seasons of distress and grief
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
The joys I feel, the bliss I share
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return
With such I hasten to the place
Where God my Savior shows His face
And gladly take my station there
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour, sweet hour, sweet hour of prayer
Sweet hour, sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless
And since He bids me seek His face
Believe His Word and trust His grace, amazing grace
I'll cast on Him my every care
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer

Scriptural Reference:

"Pray continually."  1 Thessalonians 5:17

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Victory in Jesus

Words and music: E.M. Bartlett (1939)  1967 Albert E. Brumley & Sons (BMI)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
This song also appeared on Live From Paris by Acappella.
Bass: Ken McAlpin
Lead: Steve Maxwell
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory (how He gave His life)
How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me
I heard about His groaning, (of His blood's atoning) of His precious blood's atoning
Then I repented (repented) of my sins (repented of my sins) and won the victory

Chorus:
Oh victory in Jesus (victory in Jesus), my Savior (my Savior) forever (forever)
He sought me and He bought me with His redeeming blood (bought me with His blood)
He loved me 'ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

I heard about His healing, of His cleansing power revealing
How He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see
And then I cried, "Dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit"
I then obeyed His blest command and gained the victory

Repeat Chorus

The flood...

I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory
And I heard about the street of gold beyond the crystal sea (beyond the crystal sea)
About the angels singing (the angels are singing) and the old redemption story
Oh and some sweet day I'll sing up there the song of victory

Repeat Chorus (x2)

He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood
He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood

I've got a victory in Jesus
You've got a victory in Jesus

Scriptural Reference:

"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood."  Acts 20:28
"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."  1 Corinthians 15:57

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In the Cross

Words: Fanny J. Crosby (1869)
Music: William Howard Doane (1870)
Arrangement: Kevin Schaffer  2001 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song was named runner-up for Best Religious Song in 2001 by the Contemporary Acappella Society of America.
Bass: Allen Krehbiel (Gary Miller - background)
Lead: Kevin Schaffer
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Jesus, I want to be near the cross

Jesus keep me near the cross (Jesus keep me, Jesus keep me near the cross)
There a precious fountain (There a fountain and it's free)
Free to all, a healing stream (and it's free to all, it's a healing stream)
Flows from Calvary's mountain (Calvary, and it flows from Calvary)

In the cross, in the cross (oh, be my glory)
Be my glory ever (glory ever, till my raptured soul)
Till my raptured soul shall find (I'm gonna find it, gonna find rest beyond
Rest beyond the river (gonna find it, I see it beyond the river)

Take a look can you see it?
It's just beyond the river

Near the cross I'll watch and wait (near the cross I'll watch for your haste)
Hoping, trusting ever (I will see the hope, I'll always trust)
Till I reach the golden strand (Till I reach, till I reach the golden strand)
Just beyond the river

(I just wanna be)
In the cross, in the cross (I just wanna be, oh)
Be my glory ever (gonna be, gonna be my glory)
Till my raptured soul shall find (till my, till my soul shall find)
Rest beyond the river (rest beyond the river)
Rest beyond the river

Keep me near the cross
I'll be watching, I'll be waiting
For my hope is in Him
I'll be trusting near the cross
It's free to all
It's free to all
It's a healing stream
Keep me near the cross

Scriptural Reference:

"Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene."  John 19:25
"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."  Revelation 22:1-2

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We Praise Thee O God

Words: William P. MacKay (1863)
Music: John J. Husband (1815)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster  2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: None
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

We praise Thee, O God for the Son of Thy love
For Jesus Who died and is now gone above

Chorus:
Hallelujah, Thine the glory
Hallelujah, amen
Hallelujah, Thine the glory
Revive us again

We praise Thee, O God for Thy Spirit of light
Who hath shown us our Savior and scattered our night

Repeat Chorus

All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain
Who hath borne all our sins and hath cleansed every stain

Repeat Chorus

All glory and praise to the God of all grace
Who hast brought us, and sought us, and guided our ways

Repeat Chorus

Revive us again
Revive us again; Fill each heart with Thy love
May each soul be rekindled with fire from above

Repeat Chorus

Revive us again

Scriptural Reference:

"Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?"  Psalm 85:6

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There Is A Habitation

Words: Love H. Jameson (1882)
Music: James S. Rosecrans
Arrangement: Kevin Schaffer  2001 Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: Steve Maxwell
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

There is a habitation built by the living God
For all of every nation who seek that grand abode

Chorus:
O Zion (Zion), O Zion (Zion)
I long thy gates to see (I long thy gates to see)
O Zion (Zion), O Zion (lovely Zion)
When shall I dwell in thee?

No night is there, no sorrow
No death and no decay
No yesterday, no 'morrow
But one eternal day

Repeat Chorus

(yodeling interlude)

Repeat Chorus

O Zion (O Zion, O Zion), O Zion (O Zion, O Zion)

Scriptural Reference:

"But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever."  2 Chronicles 6:2 (KJV)
"Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken."  Isaiah 33:20

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In the Sweet By and By

Words: Sanford Fillmore Bennett (1868)
Music: Joseph P. Webster (1868)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster  2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Sing With Feeling: Volume 1 by The Sounds of Glory.
Bass: Ken McAlpin
Lead: Kevin Schaffer and Ken McAlpin (v2)
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

There's a land that is fairer than day
And by faith we can see it afar
For the Father waits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there

Chorus:
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore
In the sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful shore

We shall sing on that beautiful shore
The melodious songs of the blessed
And our spirits shall sorrow no more (no, no, no more)
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest

Repeat Chorus

That shore, that shore
We shall meet on that beautiful shore

To our bountiful Father above
We will offer our tribute of praise
For the glorious gift, the gift of His love
And the blessings that hallow our days

Repeat Chorus

On that shore, on that shore
We shall meet on that beautiful shore
In the sweet by and by

Scriptural Reference:

"In My Father's house there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you"  John 14:2

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Where He Leads Me I Will Follow

Words: Ernest W. Blandy (1890) (credited to John S. Norris)
Music: John S. Norris (1890)
Arrangement: Barry Wilson and Gary Moyers 2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared as part of "The Medley" on Who Am I? by The Sounds of Glory.
Bass: Gary Miller
Lead: Barry Wilson
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I will (follow, follow)
I will (follow, follow)
(I will follow, follow)
I will (follow, follow)

I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I'll go all the way (all the way)

I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I'll go with Him (I'll go with Him)
I'll go with Him (I'll go with Him)
I'll go all the way (all the way)

Chorus:
Where He leads me I will follow
Where He leads me I will follow
Where He leads me I will follow (I'll go with Him)
I'll go with Him (I'll go with Him)
I'll go with Him (I'll go with Him)
I'll go all the way (all the way)

I can hear my Savior calling
I can hear my Savior calling (take your cross)
I can hear my Savior calling (take thy cross)
"Take up your cross (take thy cross)
Take up your cross (take thy cross)
Take your cross, follow me (follow me)"

Repeat Chorus

I'll go with Him, I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I'll go with Him, I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I'll go all the way (I'll go with Him all the way)

I'll go with Jesus (follow, follow)
I'll go with Jesus (follow, follow)
I will go with Him through struggles and strife (I will follow, follow)
I'll go with Him (follow, follow)
Where He leads me

When the sun is shining on the mountain tops (where He leads me I will follow)
I'll follow Jesus, yeah
Even when the clouds and storms of life are raging (where He leads me I will follow)
I'm gonna follow Jesus (where He leads me I will follow)
Ain't nowhere else to go I got to follow
And I'm gonna go with Him, I'm gonna go (I'll go with Him)

I'll go, I'll go (I'll go with Him)
Hey I'll go (I'll go with Him)
I've got to follow all the way (all the way)

I'll go with Him (I'll go with Him) (I gotta go, I gotta go with Him)
I'll go with Him (I'll go with Him) (I gotta go, I gotta go with Him)
I'll go all the way (I'll go with Him all the way) (I gotta go, I gotta go with Him)

I gotta go, I gotta go with Him (follow, follow)
I gotta go, I gotta go with Him (follow, follow)
I gotta, I gotta gotta with Him (follow, follow)
I, I gotta go, I gotta, I've got to go (follow, follow) (fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me."  Mark 8:34
"They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him."  Mark 10:32

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There's Not a Friend Like the Lowly Jesus

Words: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1895)
Music: George C. Hugg (1895)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster and Barry Wilson 2001 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared as "No Not One" on Favorite Hymns of the Firemen by The Firemen.
Bass: Allen Krehbiel
Lead: Barry Wilson
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Jesus knows all about our struggles

Nobody like Him, Nobody like Jesus (x4)

No one (x16)

Let me tell you...
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus (no not one)
No not one (no not), no not one (no not one)
None else could heal all our soul's diseases (no not one)
No not one (no not), no not one (no not one)

Chorus:
Jesus knows all about our struggles (Jesus knows, Jesus knows all about it)
He will guide till the day is done
There's not a friend (there's not one) like the lowly Jesus (lowly Jesus)
No not one (no not), no not one (no not one)

No friend like Him is so high and holy (no not one)
No not one (no not), no not one (no not one)
And yet no friend is so meek and lowly (no not one)
No not one (no not), no not one (no not one)

Repeat Chorus

No one (x16)

There's not an hour that He is not near us
No night so dark but His love, His love, His love can cheer us

Never a gift like the Savior given
No not one (not one), no not one (no, no not one)
Will He refuse saints a home in heaven?
No not one (no not one), no not one (no not one)

Jesus knows all about our struggles
Don't you know that He will guide till the day is done (He will guide, He will guide)
No, no, (there's not one) no friend like my Jesus (nobody like Jesus)
No not one (no not one), no not one (no not one)

Jesus knows, he knows all about (Jesus knows)
He will guide till the day is done (He will guide, day is done)
No, Ain't no one like Jesus (no, no friend like Him)
No not one (no not one), no no no no (no not one)

No not one (no not one), not even a one (no not one)
Ain't nobody like Jesus (nobody like the Savior)
Ain't nobody like Him (no not one)
Ain't nobody like my Jesus (nobody like the Savior, no not one)
Ain't nobody like Him (nobody like the Savior, no not one)
(There's not a friend, there's not a friend, there's not a friend) (nobody like the Savior, no not one)

Jesus all about our struggles

Scriptural Reference:

"When Jesus saw their faith, he said, 'Friend, your sins are forgiven.'"  Luke 5:20
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Cyberhymnal, Craig Crumpton, and Gary Evans

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