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AcaDisc #40- Prime Time by Keith Lancaster

Original Release: 1991 Word, Inc.
Available (in digital format only) through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistants: Todd Austin and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Todd Austin, John Laws, and Gary Miller
Cover Design: Tufts Design Studio
Illustration: Todd Tufts
Recorded and Mixed: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mastered by: Hank Williams, Master Mix
Dedication: "I want to dedicate this album to my best friend, Sharon, and our children, Melissa, Kimberly, Anthony, and Allison."
Lead Vocals: Keith Lancaster
Special Vocal Background: Duane Adams, John Laws, Keith Lancaster, Gary Miller, and Gary Moyers
Vocal Percussion: Jarel Smith, George Gee, Wes McKinzie, and John Laws
Additional Vocals: Listed by song

Song List

Everybody Needs Jesus
Fallen Walls and Open Doors
Go Tell John
Now That I Belong To You
Prime Time
A World of Evil
What Will He Say?
Short Mourning
I Want To Be Like Him
Amen

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 Longplay 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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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 Dubose, Mike Tackett, Jeanette Greenlee, 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 Longplay by Keith Lancaster and in Spanish as "Muros Caen" on Voces by Voces.

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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Go Tell John

Words and Music: Greg Sublett 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Longplay 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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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 Longplay by Keith Lancaster.

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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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 Longplay by Keith Lancaster.

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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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 Longplay 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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What Will He Say?

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Gary Miller
This song also appeared on Longplay by Keith Lancaster.

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 Longplay by Keith Lancaster.

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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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 Longplay by Keith Lancaster.

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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Amen

Words and Music: Keith Lancaster 1991 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Additional Vocals: Sharon Lancaster, Lila Moody, and Echo
This song also appeared on Longplay 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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