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AcaDisc #106- Long Play by Keith Lancaster

Original Release: 2002 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster and John Laws
Production Assistants: Todd Austin, Gary Moyers, Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Todd Austin, John Laws, Gary Miner, Darin Cochran, Kevin Schaffer, Robert Orr, Michael Tackett, Brian Randolph, Robert Guy, Brishan Hatcher, Hank Fenn, Melissa Lancaster, and Gary Miller
Design: Right Hand Design
Recorded and Mixed: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN and Durant Studios- Goodlettsville, TN
Mastered by: Benny Quinn at Emerald Entertainment
All songs are the original tracks from Prime Time and The Reason except "I Will Praise the Lord"
Lead Vocals: Keith Lancaster
Special Vocal Background for Songs from Prime Time: Duane Adams, John Laws, Keith Lancaster, Gary Miller, and Gary Moyers
Vocal Percussion for Songs from Prime Time: Jarel Smith, George Gee, Wes McKinzie, and John Laws
Additional Vocals for Songs from Prime Time: Listed by Song
Additional Vocals for Songs from The Reason: Gary Moyers, Hank Fenn, Duane Adams, George Pendergrass, John Laws, Gary Miller, and Kevin Schaffer Listed by Song
Dedication: "I want to dedicate this album to my best friend, Sharon, and our children, Melissa, Kimberly, Anthony, and Allison."

Song List

I Will Praise the Lord
The Reason
Prime Time
Lotta Love
A World of Evil
Everybody Needs Jesus
Slave to the Son
It's Only the First Time
I Want To Be Like Him
Pleasing Him
The Prize
What Will He Say?
Short Mourning
Amen
Fallen Walls and Open Doors
Jesus is in the Neighborhood
Now That I Belong To You
Blessed Secret
Dig Down Deep
Go Tell John

I Will Praise the Lord

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 2002 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Praise the Lord, sing praise to the Lord
Praise the Lord, sing praise to the Lord
Praise the Lord, sing praise to the Lord

Chorus 1:
I will praise the Lord all of my life
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live (praise the Lord all of my life)
I will praise the Lord all of my life
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live (praise the Lord all of my life)

Chorus 2:
The Lord is righteous in all of His ways
And loving to all He has made
The Lord is righteous in all of His ways
And loving to all He has made

The Lord is faithful to all of His promises
And loving to all He has made
He fulfills the desires of those who love Him
He hears their cry and saves them

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2

The Lord is faithful to all who call on him
To all who call on Him in truth
He fulfills the desires of those who call on Him
He hears their cry and saves them

Repeat Chorus 1

Praise the Lord (praise the Lord), praise the Lord
Oh my soul (oh my soul, oh my soul) (praise the Lord, my soul)
Praise the Lord (praise the Lord), praise the Lord
Oh my soul (oh my soul, oh my soul) (praise the Lord, my soul)
Praise the Lord (praise the Lord), praise the Lord
Oh my soul (oh my soul, oh my soul) (praise the Lord, my soul, praise the Lord, my soul)
Praise the Lord (praise the Lord), praise the Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live." Psalm 146:1-2

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The Reason

Words and music: Gary Moyers 1994 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Na na na na na na na na na na na na

I'm an average man there's nothing special 'bout me
But I'm content with my life there's not much that I need
I've got a wonderful wife and a wonderful home
But above all else I've found someone who calls me His own

Chorus 1:
He's the reason I laugh and the reason I cry
He's the reason I have what it takes to get by
He's the reason I live and the reason I died
He's the reason for the hope that I have right here inside

Na na na na na na, na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na na na na

As I walk through this world I keep my head up high
But many people see me, it keeps them wondering why
In a world full of  pain they wonder how I can smile
They don't know that I'm only visiting here for a little while

Repeat Chorus 1

Na na na na na na (let me tell you 'bout the reason)
Na na na na na na (He's the reason in my life)
Na na na na na na na na na na na na (He's the reason for the hope that I keep here inside)

So I'm living at ease, in fact I'm living carefree
Not that I don't have doubts, it's just that I've got real peace
So I hope you can see it's made a change in my life
All because I know the one that they call Jesus Christ

Chorus 2:
He's the reason I laugh (He's the reason I laugh) and the reason I cry (and the reason I cry)
He's the reason I have what it takes to get by (He's the reason that I get by)
He's the reason I live (He's the reason I live) and the reason I died (and I die)
He's the reason for the hope that I keep right here inside (He's the reason, all of the hope in me)

Bridge:
You don't have to be worried at all (don't have to be worried)
Stop looking for the hammer to fall
You can leave it behind if you're calling on Him (call on Jesus)
It's amazing what the change will bring
When you learn that death has no sting (death has no sting)
And your heart has been delivered from every sin

Repeat Chorus 1

Na na na na na na, na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na na na na (x8 with stepouts)

Scriptural Reference:

"'Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!' Then a voice came from heaven, 'I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.'"  John 12:27-28

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Prime Time

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Gary Moyers, Wayburn Dean, John Laws, Duane Adams, Gary Miller, Jerome Williams
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Prime time, when time is no more

There's a time where we're going, we've been knowing
After all of these years (all these years)
When the music we're making, will have taken
Away all these tears
In that heavenly place, there'll be a smile on the face
Of everyone (everyone)
There'll be a big celebration, sweet jubilation
There with the Son
No time to lose or be out of time
Everything there will be prime

Chorus 1:
I'm waiting for the prime time
Moving to the other shore
We're heading for the prime time
Singing there forevermore
There'll be nothing like the prime time
That's what we've been living for
Prime time
When time is no more

There's a home destination, a sweet adoration
Of the Lord on His throne (On His throne)
Where the pain turns to laughter, happy thereafter
And we're never alone
In that place full of light, secure in all that is right
And ever will be (ever be)
There'll be no stress and no sorrow, a joyful tomorrow
And fully set free
No time to waste or to be out of line
He's making everything prime

Repeat Chorus

Wherever He is, I know that life will be fine (it will be fine)
'Cause He's made a place (He's made a place)
Not second best, it will be prime

Chorus 2:
I'm waiting for the prime time (heading for the prime time)
Moving to the other shore (moving to the other shore)
I'm heading for the prime time (prime time)
Singing there forevermore
There'll be nothing like the prime time (we've been living for the prime time)
That's what we've been living for (living for)
Prime time (prime time, prime time)
When time is no more

Repeat Chorus 2

I'm waiting for the prime time (prime time, prime time)
When time is no more

Scriptural Reference:

"Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them." Hebrews 11:16

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Lotta Love

Words and music: Gary Miller 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I see people makin' money of time
I ask myself, "Should life be a nickel and dime?"

Chorus:
No...
A lotta a lotta love in my heart
I want a...
A lotta a lotta love in my heart
I need a...
A lotta a lotta love in my heart
You put a...
A lotta a lotta love in my heart

I see time gettin harder to find
I ask myself, "Should life be a bump and a grind?"

No...
A lotta a lotta love in my heart
I need a...
A lotta a lotta love in my heart

Bridge:
In a world of confusion (world of confusion)
It's so good to know the truth (so good to know the truth)
And it's not an illusion that (not an illusion)
You've put love in my heart (you put love)
You put a lotta love in my heart (you put love)

I see love just a body and mind
I ask myself, "Should real love be so hard to find?"

No I need a lotta love in my
Oh yeah, I need a lotta love in
In need a lotta love in my heart, in my heart (yeah)

Repeat Bridge

My heart yeah

Need alot of love
Need alot of love
In my heart

Repeat Chorus

A lotta, a lotta, a lotta (repeat with stepouts and fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."  Romans 5:5

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A World of Evil

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Duane Adams, Wes McKinzie
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

A world of evil, whole course on fire!

On fire
On fire
A small spark, course on fire
On fire
A small spark, course on fire

So many animals, birds of the air, and the fish in the sea
We have been able to bring them all under control
Out of the mouth we hear praising and cursing, and this shouldn't be
Funny we're not as successful in guiding our souls
Though it's small, the tongue has power, more than you know
Like a rudder pilots where you go
We submit to restless evil, full knowing well
It's poisonous and set on fire by hell

Chorus 1:
Though it's a spark (a small spark)
Sets it on fire (course on fire)
Though it's a spark (a small spark)
Sets it on fire (course on fire)

Speaking before we are thinking, so careless with all that we say
Making remarks when we fail to consider the reason
We often react without knowin' the facts, and our tongues won't obey
Bein' corrupted with words that are full of the poison
Knowing better we should be not be down in the mire
Course directed by the burning fire
Since the time we learn to talk, we're never the same
Full of power that we cannot tame (tame)

Chorus 2:
Though it's a spark (a small spark) (a world of evil)
Sets it on fire (course on fire) (whole course on fire)
Though it's a spark (a small spark) (a world of evil)
Sets it on fire (course on fire) (whole course on fire)

Repeat Chorus 2

Don't be feelin' helpless (helpless), strugglin' all alone (all alone)
He will help us overcome this sin (sin, sin)
Now you should remember (remember) you are not your own (not your own)
Claim a victory through our precious Friend
Through our precious Friend

A small spark
Course on fire
A world of evil (A small spark)
Whole course on fire (Course on fire)
Though it's a spark (A small spark) (A world of evil)
Sets it on fire (Course on fire) (Whole course on fire)

Repeat Chorus 2 (x4)

Scriptural Reference:

"When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison." James 3:3-8

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Everybody Needs Jesus

Words and Music: Gary Miller 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Gary Miller, John Laws, George Gee, Brishan Hatcher, and Nathan Gilbert
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Everybody needs Jesus
Everybody in the whole wide world
Everybody needs Jesus
Everybody has a right to know

Red China has a right to know
They're needing Jesus down in Mexico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Zimbabwe and the Ivory Coast

Chorus 2:
Everybody needs Jesus (everybody needs Jesus)
Everybody in the whole wide world (everybody in the whole wide world)
Everybody needs Jesus (Jesus)
Everybody has a right to know

Prince Charles has a right to know
Moammar and Fidel Castro
Starving people in Nigeria
The rich and famous out in Hollywood

Chorus 3:
Everybody needs Jesus
Every single person in the whole wide world
Everybody needs Jesus
Everybody has a right to know

Bridge:
Just a little more faith in the Father (little more love)
Just a little more love of the Lord (little more hope)
Just a little more hope in the Spirit (little more time)
Just a little more time

Repeat Chorus 2 (with "everybody echo")

Little children have a right to know
Their hearts need Jesus as their bodies grow
Moms and dads have a need to show
The love of Jesus everywhere they go

Repeat Chorus 1 (with "everybody" echo)

Repeat Bridge
Just a little more time
Just a little more time

Repeat Chorus 2 (with "they need Jesus" echo)

They need Jesus...

Repeat Chorus 1 (with "they need Jesus" echo)

Everybody has a right to know
Everybody needs Him
Everybody has a right to know

Scriptural Reference:

"Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'" Acts 2:38

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Slave to the Son

Words and music: Duane Adams and John Laws 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Another day the wheels are turning
Another day to start anew
My heart is set on givin' everything to you (yeah)

Gaining ground with the things I'm learning
Changing things that are overdue

Within the maze of the world's abuse
A closer friend you could never choose
I claim the love that's coming from above

Chorus:
I'm a slave to the Son, saved by the One
Price paid by the Savior
I'm a slave to the Son, born to become
Guilty, bound but then set free
I'm a slave to the Son (slave to the Son), a man overcome (man overcome)
To be found within His favor
No I'm never going back again

Slave to the Son
Slave to the Son (the Son, the Son, the Son)

There is a war (war), it's all around you
Your deadly will (your will) is not your own
One side will take your life
The other takes you home

Make your choice while the day is burning (got to choose)
He'll split the sky when it's said and done

Among the flames of the world's abuse
A closer friend you could never choose
I claim the love that's coming from above

Repeat Chorus (with extended echoes)

Bridge:
I know the searching that you're going through
What is the reason life is holding for you
Your greatest victory is already won
So strive to be just a slave to the Son

I'm a slave (slave), just a slave (slave)
I'm a slave to the Son

Scriptural Reference:

"Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever."  John 8:35
"So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir."  Galatians 4:7

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It's Only the First Time

Words and music: Michael Puryear and Kim Patton 1994 Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (Gospel Division)/Final Four Music (BMI) / P.E. Velvet Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

There's a secret sin that you live with
And it's tearing you apart
You've prayed and prayed but now you're ashamed
To ask God to cleanse your heart
But even though you've fallen again
When you kneel before Him

Chorus:
It's only the first time
He's forgotten the last time
Oh, the moment you pray His grace takes away
The stain of your sin (sin)
Just know that in God's eyes
(That) it's only the first time
He's already there to hear your prayer (there to hear your prayer)
And forgive you again (forgive you again)

When the Savior says we must forgive
Time and time again (time and time again)
Then how much more (how much more) can our Lord (can our Lord)
Forgive us when we sin
His love is so strong so wide and so deep (oh, it's so strong, it's so deep)
He longs for us to believe

Repeat Chorus

He's already there to hear your prayer (there to hear your prayer)
And forgive you again

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'"  Matthew 18:21-22

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I Want To Be Like Him

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1984 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additonal Arrangement: Jim Kirk
Additional Vocals: Todd Austin, John Laws, Gary Miller
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Nobody else but Jesus
Nobody else will do

Of all the great people who have lived before (lived before)
There's not another person who has loved us more
To make us and take underneath His wings (neath His wings)
Now my heart can really sing (sing)
His pattern for living is perfect and easy to see (it's for me)
So I now have to follow and find out how much I can be (how much I can be)

Chorus:
I want to be like Him (His great example is the one I see)
Got to be like Him (Nobody else is good enough for me)
I want to be like Him (Never will be perfect even though I try)
Got to be like Him (Gonna keep working to the day I die)

Of all the styles that are living here today (here today)
No not a single one can show a better way (way)
The life of love and caring for your fellow man (part of His)
Is part of His eternal plan (plan)

And His selfless devotion within your life can be real
Why not try it and live it and then you'll know how I feel (you'll know how I feel)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Nobody else but Jesus, nobody else will do (nobody else will do)
Nobody else but the Savior can ever see me through
For He's holding me and guiding me along this narrow way
Oh I want to learn my Master's way

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Chorus (x3 with stepouts)

Oh I want to be like Him
I want to be like Him

Scriptural Reference:

"I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death" Philippians 3:10

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Pleasing Him

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1979 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster, Sing and Make Music by Keith Lancaster, and Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Helping souls
Feeding the hungry
Taking care of those in need
Faithful works
Did you ever consider
The reason behind all of these?

Do we give them bread
Just to take care of their hunger?
Do we help the poor
Just because it is good?
Are the faithful works
Just to make us feel better?

What's the bottom line?

Chorus:
Pleasing Him, pleasing Him
We make that our goal
A greater aim has no one
Nor has there ever been
So we make it our goal to please Him

Watching your tongue
Trying to be selfless
Raisin' children in the light
Keeping your word
Loving your neighbor
Why should we be living right?

Do we keep our words pure
To keep down the pollution?
Live the golden rule
'Cause it's nice to do?
Are we telling the truth
For the feeling it gives us?

What's the reason for it all?

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Why does your heart
Seem to be troubled?
Lost within a world of aims
We should all turn back
To our solid foundation
How good and simple it remains

In the church
Most the time on time
Tryin' to keep our list of goals
Tellin' the lost
But are they perceivin'
The motivation in our souls?

Do we go to the church
So nobody will call us?
Are we sharing our faith
'Cause it's what we're told?
Do we know for ourselves
Without any reservation
What's the purpose that we hold?
What is the purpose that we hold?

Repeat Chorus

So we make it our goal to please Him
Pleasing Him
Make it our goal to please Him
We make it our goal
We make it our goal
Make it our goal
Pleasing Him

Scriptural Reference:

"So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it."  2 Corinthians 5:9

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The Prize

Words and music: Randy Krenshaw 1993 Terra Cotta Music/Vocal Nation Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Time to run the race
Now we realize
There's no turning back
Time to win the prize
Pressing on towards the mark
Light the flame with one small spark

Run the race, stay the course
Aiming for the goal
That's beyond what you see here
Keep the faith, hold it high
Don't you be confused by a world of hate and fear
Since you know deep within
That the love you want
Can be yours if you persevere
Overcome all the doubt
That can cloud your mind
And you'll find it's very clear (clear)

Though the pace is fast
And the journey's long
Though the heart be faint
We will carry on
Breathing hard, we bear the pain
Counting all our loss as gain

We will not give up
'Til the race is won
We won't fall away
Now that we've begun
No reward that we can hold
Striving for a crown of gold

Scriptural Reference:

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."  1 Corinthians 9:24

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What Will He Say?

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Gary Miller
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

(Say)
(What will He say?)

After all has been done
After all has been said
What will they be sayin' after you're dead?
What will they say?

When you come to the edge
And your life has run out
What will they be sayin' your life was about?
What will they say?
What will they say?

Chorus:
Will they say Jesus was your holy example (your holy example)?
And that you followed Him best that you could (followed Him best that you could)?
Will they say that your life made a difference to the people who knew you best, knew you best?

After all that you've learned
After all that you know (tell me what you'd do)
Tell me what you'd give in exchange for your soul
What would you give?
What would you give?

After all has been done
After all has been said
What will they be sayin' after I'm dead?
What will they say?

Repeat Chorus

(Interlude)

When I stand at His throne
And my name has been read
What will He be sayin' after I'm dead?
What will He say (What will He say)?
Oh, what will He say (What will He say)?

(Say)
(What will He say?)
(What will He say?)
Repeat and Fade

Scriptural Reference:

"And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books" Revelation 20:12

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Short Mourning

Words: Christopher Gubelman 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Gary Miller
Note: Chris wrote these lyrics for his wife, Marcy, while he was in St. Anthony's Hospital, Rockford, Illinois. As of this writing, Chris has been fighting Cystic Fibrosis for 24 years.
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I've ventured in my mind
The way that it might be
So when my pain becomes too great
This is what you'll see
My flesh will lose the battle
But Christ has won the war
And the brightness of eternal love
Will pull me through the door

Chorus 1:
I want to die just a moment
Before the final horn is blown
So the Lord and I can come back
And I can take you home
I want to die just a moment
Before the final horn is blown
So the Lord and I can come right back
And I can take you home

On the pathway to my mansion (pathway face-to-face)
I'll meet Him face to face (stand before)
With saucer eyes, I'll stand before
The Savior of the race (Savior of the race)
He'll gently turn me 'round about (round about)
And with a knowing grin (death dies today)
"Death dies today," is what He'll say
"Just like I conqured sin
Put your arm around my shoulders (arm around my shoulder)
And I'll take you for a ride (for off)
For it's off to earth we're heading now
To get our lovely brides
Tell your wife that she's the last one (last one)
Who will ever have to cry (ever have to cry)
From loving a precious loved one (so afraid to die)
Who was so afraid to die

Chorus 2:
I want to die just a moment (die just before)
Before the final horn is blown (so the Lord and I can come back)
So the Lord and I can come back (I can take you home)
And I can take you home (take you home)
I want to die just a moment (die just before)
Before the final horn is blown (so the Lord and I can come back)
So the Lord and I can come right back
And I can take you home (I can take you home)

Surprise will wash away your night (wash away your night)
And flood it into day
You'll laugh and cry and run for me (laugh and run for me)
And this is what I'll say (this is what I'll say)
"As the flowers grow in April, (rain renews the land)
When rain renews the land (bloom for you)
I'll bloom for you my darling wife (my hand)
So come and take my hand (come and take my hand)"

Repeat Chorus 2

Take you home (Lord and I will come right back)
Take you home (take you home)
Take you home (come and take you home)
Take you home!

Scriptural Reference:

"The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces" Isaiah 25:8

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Amen

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Sharon Lancaster, Lila Moody, and Echo
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Everybody amen
Everybody amen
Everybody a-amen
Everybody amen
Everybody yeah-yeah
Everybody say amen (everybody)

When I ask you what's been goin' on
Will you tell me that you're learnin' to get along
Amen
Amen
Do you treat each other like the Lord
Can you tell me that you're living in one accord
Amen
Amen

Bridge 1:
Are you willfully trying to work things out
Are you showing what you're inner nature's all about?
Do you want to make progress in showing love?
Just like the kind that comes from above (Amen)

When I ask you 'bout the joy you've found
Are you telling everybody you're heavenbound
Amen
Amen
Can they see the Father in your eyes
Can the Spirit in your presence they realize
Amen
Amen

Bridge 2:
Are you actively trying to follow Him
Are you showing them the only way life can begin?
If you haven't been sharing then let it shine
'Cause don't you think it's just about time (prime time)

(Interlude with "Amen")

Repeat Bridge 1

Repeat Verse 1

(Interlude with "Amen")

Scriptural Reference:

"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" Revelation 7:12
"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God." 2 Cornthians 1:20

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Fallen Walls and Open Doors

Words and music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Hank Fenn, Danny Burch, Cissy Burch, Tray Daniels, Jason Ryder, Rylan Black, Sharon Wingrove, Churck Munoz, Dawna Gilbert, Delisa McKinzie, Mike Tackett, Jeanette Tackett, Bret Testerman, George Pendergrass
Note: This song was written about the new opportunities available for world evangelism, especially after the radical changes in Eastern Europe.
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster and in Spanish as "Muros Caen" on Voces by Voces.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus (with echo):
Fallen walls and open doors
We are not bound anymore
We must follow when He calls
Through open doors and fallen walls

Lord give me the courage to listen when You're speaking (when You're speaking)
So I can be ready (so I can be ready) to practice what I'm preaching
The world is changing (changing, changing, the world is changing) in ways that we've been hoping
The walls are falling (falling, falling), and doors keep flying open

Repeat Chorus

The people are searching (searchin', searchin'), and willing to take chances
We've got to be serving (we've got to be serving), it's time to take advances (we're making advances)
The need is urgent and time is of the essence
Let's take them the Gospel (we'll take 'em the Gospel) so they can know His presence (presence, they can know His presence)

Repeat Chorus

Fallen walls...

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28:19

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Jesus is in the Neighborhood

Words and music: Paul Shepherd 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster and Hear It In Our Voice: Volume II by The Acappella Company.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

He's in the neighborhood
Neighborhood

Have you heard of the woman
With the issue of blood?
She tried every cure
She could think of
Can you imagine the hope that she found
When a neighbor came around
And said, "You'll never guess
Who's walking down the street"

Chorus:
Jesus is in the neighborhood (He's in the neighborhood, He's in the neighborhood)
Performing miracles and doing good (miracles)
He's got the kind of power
That makes people whole
Now, that's the kind of man
That you really ought to know
Jesus is in the neighborhood (He's in the neighborhood)

Do you remember Zacchaeus?
The wee little man
He climbed up in a tree
To get a glimpse of the Master first hand
All that he knew was hate and greed
All he felt was an aching need
Can you see his face?
When someone in the crowd cried out

Repeat Chorus

Times are certainly changin'
And that's for sure
My God is the very same
Yesterday, and today and forevermore
If you have a need in your life
Got a demon you need to fight
Take courage in the words
That you are about to hear

Listen to me...
Jesus is in the neighborhood (Jesus is in the neighborhood)
Performing miracles and doing good
He's got the kind of power
That makes you whole
A power that you really should know

Jesus is in the neighborhood (He's in the neighborhood, He's in the neighborhood)
Performing miracles and doing good (miracles)
Yes, He's doing good
He's got the kind of power
That makes people whole
The compassionate God
That you really ought to know
Jesus is in the neighborhood (He's in the neighborhood) (Yes, He is)
Jesus is in the neighborhood (He's in the neighborhood) (performing miracles and doing good)
Jesus is in the neighborhood (He's in the neighborhood)
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, He's in the neighborhood

Scriptural Reference:

"A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.  He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.  So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.  When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.'"  Luke 19:2-5

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Now That I Belong To You

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Todd Austin, Gary Miller
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I belong to You
And I'll do what You want me to
You can show the way
That I will follow every day

All my life I needed
A friend to see me through
But I'll not have to worry
Now that I belong to You

Every morn I wake
And every breath of air I take
Reminds me of the time
That You became a friend of mine

All my dreams and visions
Inspiration too
Are given to me gladly
Now that I belong to You

Interlude:
(Every morn I wake)
(All my visions)
(Let it be)

There will come a day (there will come a day)
When I'll have to pass away (when I will have to pass away)
Into a world of bliss
I hope it will be like this (you can make me happy)

You can make me happy
In everything You do (I belong to you)
But I'll not have to worry (worry)
Now that I belong to You

I'll be Yours forever
Now that I belong to You

Scriptural Reference:

"So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord" Romans 14:8b

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Blessed Secret

Words: Fred D. Jarvis and John Laws 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Music: John Laws 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Praise Him when the way is easy
Praise Him when the path is hard
Praise Him when the future's hazy
Praise Him when your hopes are marred

Praise Him in the hour of trouble
Praise Him when your way is dim
In your time of deepest sorrow
Let your praises rise to Him

Praise Him in the bitter conflict
Praise Him in your time of peace
Praise Him morning, noon, and evening
Never let your praises cease

Praise will lift your heavy burden
Turn your weakness into power
Give you strength for every conflict
Lifts you in your troubled hour

Chorus 1:
For He alone is truly worthy
Of your sacrifice of praise
Praise can turn your night of darkness
Into bright triumphant days

Praise could never be too often
Praise could never be too strong
Praise your heart can only soften
When you praise you can't go wrong

Praise will keep you always near Him
So praise Him everywhere you go
He will bathe you in His glory
When you let your praises flow

Chorus 2:
For He alone is truly worthy (your sacrifice of praise)
Of your sacrifice of praise (got to praise Him)
Praise can turn your night of darkness (bright triumphant days)
Into bright triumphant days

When you learn the secret, you'll be truly blessed (learn the secret of His blessing)
That His praise will always keep you at your best (praise will keep you at your best)
It drives out the worries, restores effectiveness
Lifts you up and makes you whole
Brings you close to your goal
So He can fill your soul with perfect rest

Repeat Chorus 2

(Bright triumphant, learn the secret of His blessing)
(Praise Him, the Father) Bright triumphant days!
(Bright triumphant days will follow) Only when you pray

Scriptural Reference:

"Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.  Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.  Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.  Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD."  Psalm 150:1-6

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Dig Down Deep

Words and music: Gary Miller 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The Reason by Keith Lancaster.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

See a nation filled with complication
See a people burdened down
Feel a need for permanent solutions
See a need for lost ones to be found

Chorus:
Dig down deep to the solid rock
Build your house on the firm foundation
It's so sweet to find your home in Him
Safe and sound when troubles come around

See a heart that's in a sad condition
See a life that's burdened down
Feel the need for heavenly tradition
Feel the need by turning lives around

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
When the trouble comes (dig down)
A firm foundation (dig down)
When you feel alone (dig down)
The rock of ages (dig down)
You need a friend (dig down)
He is your brother (dig down)
You're needing hope (dig down)
He's the one! (dig down)

Dig, dig deep (dig, dig, dig down deep)
Gonna find that it's a firm foundation (dig, dig, dig down deep)
It's so sweet to put your trust in Him (dig, dig, dig down deep)
(dig, dig, dig down deep)

See a place of joy and jubiliation
See a throne we join around
Feel the need for holy celebration
Feel the need to share what we've found (share what we have found)

Dig down deep
Dig down deep
Dig down deep (it's so sweet yeah)
Dig down deep (come, join, come and join us)
Dig down deep (dig down)
Build your house upon the firm foundation
Dig down deep (dig down deep)
Yeah, when troubles come around
Dig down deep

Scriptural Reference:

"He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built."  Luke 6:48

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Go Tell John

Words and Music: Greg Sublett 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Prime Time by Keith Lancaster, Hear It In Our Voice: Volume III by The Acappella Company, and The Way by New Covenant.
Additional Vocals: Jon Jouvenaux, Julie Jouvenaux, Todd Thompson, June Thompson, John Laws, and Gary Miller
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

"Blessed is the man who doesn't fall away
Because of Me"

As he sat there in that prison cell, he knew just how it came about
And he knew his life was over and he was never comin' out
But there was just one thing he had to know, he had to make a final plea
So he sent his friends to ask the Lord if he was who He claimed to be

Chorus 1:
"Go tell John
That the lame have learned to walk
That the poor can hear the word of God and the deaf can hear me talk
Go tell John
That the blind can finally see, oh and
Blessed is the man who doesn't fall away because of me"

He was born so he could tell the world that the Kingdom was at hand
And that the Christ would soon come after Him to complete the Father's plan
And there was nothing else he wanted more than to see this Kingdom grow
It was the only thing that mattered, it was all he had to know

Chorus 2:
"So go tell John (Go tell John)
That the lame have learned to walk (Deaf can hear me talk)
That the poor can hear the word of God and the deaf can hear me talk
Go tell John (Go tell John) (Go tell John)
That the blind can finally see, oh and
Blessed is the man who doesn't fall away (blessed is the man who doesn't fall) because of me"

Well he gave his life to testify that Jesus was the Son (Jesus was the Son)
He only wanted now to know that it was a good thing he had done (good thing he had done)
Soon he would be murdered by a wicked, evil man
And I'm sure the words of Jesus helped him understand

Repeat Chorus 2

Oh and blessed is the man who doesn't fall away (blessed is the man who doesn't fall) because of me

Bridge:
"Go tell John (go tell John)
That the dead are raised again (dead are raised again)
Go tell John, tell John (go tell John)
That the lepers now are cleansed (the lepers now are cleansed)
Go tell John (go tell John)
That the path he chose was right (path he chose was right)
Go tell John (go tell John)
Go and tell him that I truly am the light"

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Bridge

Scriptural Reference:

"When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask Him, 'Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?' Jesus replied, 'Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.'" Matthew 11:2-6

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