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AcaDisc #152- Wisdom, Power, and Love by New Reign

Original Release: 2005 Oklahoma Christian University
Available through New Reign
Director: Wes McKinzie
Executive Producer: Risa Forrester
Producers: Wes McKinzie, Vincent Mudd, and Michael Forehand
Engineer: Michael Forehand
Assistant Engineer: Ginny Herndon
Road Engineer: Calyton Pippin
Mixed by: Michael Forehand
Recorded and Mixed at: Oklahoma Christian University- Edmond, OK
Packaging and Distribution: Linear Logic
Photography: Judson
Design: Jonathan Curtis
Members: Allen Brantley - Bass
                 Jonny Williams - Baritone and Vocal Percussion
                 Kody King - Tenor and Vocal Percussion
                 Leslie Ruth - Alto and Tenor
                 Kelsey Larr - Alto and Tenor
                 Misty Russell - Soprano and Alto
Additional Vocals: Michael Forehand and Wes McKinzie

Song List

Faith of My Own
Surrender
Let Me Show You
Savior
Strong Enough
River
He Reigns
Real You
Die 2 Live
Love Can
Arms of Love
Silent Treatment
They Need Jesus
I'll Be Around

Faith of My Own

Words: Kody King and Jonny Williams © 2005
Music: Kody King
Lead: Kody King
Rap Vocals: Kody King and Jonny Williams

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Give me your strength
Give me your truth
Give me a faith of my own
Give me your strength
Give me your truth
Give me a faith of my own

When I was a boy not so long ago
I believed in You, but the faith was not my own
I know Youíre by my side, but now I feel alone
Lost in this world where Iíve been thrown

I am not a child, I strive to be the man
Where faith is not just what I believe, itís who I am
Help me to look on high, help me to take a stand
Lead me down the path to find your plan

Repeat Chorus

I need a faith of my own
What now?
Would you think that Iím grown up now?
Would you think that Iíve blown up now?
After what He has shown us
How could you think it would last?
Think it would not be a flash in the pan?
Think you would not need to ask of the Man?
Take a lasting grasp of His hand
So Iím wondering
How could He see in me?
How could His spirit be in me?
How could He use me just to see
That I need to be in His presence to truly see
That His message seeps into me
It holds fast, a slash through the heart of me?
My faith has got to last
And blast way past the place where I used to be

Struggliní with the faith Iíve been given
Confusiní fantasy with the life Iíve been liviní
How can my faith be truly blessed
Unless itís been tested and perfected
Give me a way to see
The chosen path Youíve laid before me
Give me the strength to lean on You
No matter where Iíve been or what Iíve been through
Faith (give me a faith)
Thatís truly grown (I need a faith)
Faith
That I can just call my own
Bring me back to the place and the path and the life to me
That Youíve truly shown

Repeat Chorus

Now I am not a child, I strive to be the man
Where faith is not just what I believe, itís who I am

Scriptural Reference:

"The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'"  Luke 17:5

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Surrender

Words and Music: Rob Graves and Jason McArthur © 2002 Logansong Music (BMI) and WonderWhyMusic.com (ASCAP)
Lead: Kelsey Larr

Lyrics:

There are places in my heart and corners of my mind
That Iíve hidden from your light
Like buried treasure deep inside of me
I donít want You to see, I keep it to myself
But You give your love to me
You open up your heart unselfishly
Lord, in your embrace now I can say (I can say) I surrender

Chorus:
Everything I held so precious
Everything I kept away
I give it up, give it up
All for You, I give it all for You
Everything I held as treasure
I give it all for You
I give it all for You

In your light, I feel a new power coming over me
Calling me to your surrender
I gotta find the answer
What is this your love has opened up inside?
Suddenly I cannot hide
You give your love to me
You open up your heart unselfishly
Lord, in your embrace now I can say (I can say) I surrender

Repeat Chorus

íCause your love is everything to me, yeah
And in your light I finally see, yeah
Oh, I canít hold it back
Everything Iíve hidden deep inside
Now I surrender
I surrender all

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"When Jesus heard this, he said to him, 'You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.'"  Luke 18:22

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Let Me Show You

Words and music: George Pendergrass © 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared as "Let Me Show You Me" on Acappella Gospel and Acappella Gospel Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Misty Russell, Kody King, Kelsey Larr, and Jonny Williams

Lyrics:

Free your mind
Let Me show you, let Me show you
Let Me show you Me

Well I know you've heard about Me
Who I am, about divinity
And I'm sure you think you know Me
For all the things you've read about Me
Oh, but I'm trying hard to show you Me
Standing before you so that you can see

Chorus 1:
Open up your mind (open up your mind), try to understand (try hard to understand)
There's much more to Me (there's much more) I want you to see
Let me show you Me (let me show you Me)
Open up your mind (can you, can you try), try to understand (try hard to understand)
There's much more to Me (there's much more to Me) I want you to see (I want you to see)
Let me show you Me (let me show you Me)

Show you (how much you mean to me)
Show you (My joy can set you free)
Show you (that you're in touch with power)
Show you (like you have never known)

How I want for you to see Me
To be amazed at what you could be
Never more My face do you hide
Because you're here right by My side
I have been longing just to be your friend
So that the laughter I give you won't end

Chorus 2:
Open up your mind (open up your mind), try to understand (try to understand)
There's much more to Me I want you to see (I want you to see)
Let Me show you Me (let Me show you Me)
Open your mind (please open up), try to understand (try to understand, try to understand)
There's much more to Me I want you to see (I want you to see)
Let Me show you Me (let me show you Me)
There's much more to Me (there's so much more to me) I want you to see (that I want you to see)
Let Me show you Me (set my spirit free)
Open up your mind

Scriptural Reference:

"Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures."  Luke 24:45

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Savior

Words and Music: Scott Krippayne and Tony Wood © 2002
Lead: Leslie Ruth

Lyrics:

I thought I needed true love to fill the lonely times
I thought maybe a song would heal this heart of mine
I thought I needed new friends to put away the past
I thought the answer was good times, but the good times never last

Nothiní took away the emptiness
That Iíve known for so long
And nothiní gave me peace inside
íCause with all Iíve done wrong

Chorus 1:
I needed a Savior, a Savior
To do what no one else could do
I needed a Savior, a Savior
Oh, Jesus, I needed You

I needed You

It was rain in the desert
Like a new day of hope
You offered your mercy
To my desperate soul
I canít believe Iím standing here
Forgiven and free
I canít believe how far Youíd go
To give life to me

Repeat Chorus 1

Now and forever
Now and forevermore
You are my life
You are my Lord

Chorus 2:
Savior, Savior
You do what no one else could do
I needed a Savior, a Savior
Oh, Jesus, I needed You

Chorus 3:
Savior, Savior
To do what no one else could do (no one else could do)
I needed a Savior, a Savior
Oh, Jesus, I needed You

I needed You
Oh, Jesus, I needed You (You)

Scriptural Reference:

"It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hopeóthe glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good."  Titus 2:12-14

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Strong Enough

Words and Music: Stacie Orrico © 2003 Forefront Records
Lead: Kelsey Larr

Lyrics:

As I rest against this cold, hard wall
Will you pass me by?
Will you criticize me as I sit and cry?
I had fought so hard and thought that all my battles had been won
Only to find the war had just begun

Chorus 1:
Is He not strong enough
Is He not pure enough
To break me, pour me out and start again?
Is He not brave enough
To take one chance on me?
Oh, can I have one chance to start again?

Will my weakness for an hour make me suffer for a lifetime?
Is there any way to be made whole again?
If Iím healed, renewed and find forgiveness, the strength Iíve never had
Will my scars forever ruin all Godís plans?

Repeat Chorus 1

He took my life into His hands and turned it all around (turned it all around)
In my most desperate circumstance
Itís there Iíve finally found

Chorus 2:
That You are strong enough
You are pure enough
To break me, pour me out and start again
That You are brave enough
To take one chance on me
Oh, thank You for my chance to start again

Scriptural Reference:

"He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ."  1 Corinthians 1:8

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River

Words and Music: Lisa Kimmey and Michael Linney © 1999 Gotee Music (BMI) / Rooted Deeply Music (BMI) / MBL Music (BMI)
Lead: Misty Russell

Lyrics:

Never have to worry...

Itís hard to see that
Hard to believe that
I once was all on my own
íCause Youíve been faithful
And Iím so grateful that You never left me alone
(Oh, itís so good to know)
To know that Youíre with me all of the time
(Youíll never let me go)
And I am walking with You to stay alive

Chorus 1:
When the mountains fall
When the stars collide
I know Youíll be there
Standing by my side
Oh-oh-oh
When the river runs
Overflows the seas
I know Youíll be there
You will still be loviní me

Still love me, yeah

Donít try to tell me
That thereís another
Something that fulfills like You do
But Iím not leaving
Thereís nothing out there
Not a thing more precious than You
(I have no need to fear)
My Father watches over me night and day, yes He does
(The choice is very clear)
Iím so delighted to be walking your way

Chorus 2:
When the mountains fall
When the stars collide (the stars collide)
I know Youíll be there
Standing by my side
Oh-oh-oh
When the river runs
Overflows the seas (into the sea)
I know Youíll be there
You will still be loviní me

Never have to worry
I never have to fear
íCause You are always near
Taking good care of me
I never have to worry
I never have to fear
íCause You are always near
You will still be loviní me

Chorus 3:
When the mountains fall (when the mountains fall)
When the stars collide (when the stars collide)
I know Youíll be there
Standing by my side
Oh-oh-oh
When the river runs (when the river runs)
Overflows the seas (overflows the seas)
I know Youíll be there
You will still be loviní me

Chorus 4:
When the mountains fall (when the mountains fall)
When the stars collide
I know Youíll be there
Standing by my side
Oh-oh-oh
When the river runs (when the river runs)
Overflows the seas (into the sea)
I know Youíll be there
You will still be loviní me

Still love me, yeah

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm."  Zephaniah 3:15

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He Reigns

Words to "Awesome God": Rich Mullins © 1988 Edward Grant, Inc. (ASCAP) Adm. by Reunion Music Group
"Awesome God" also appeared on Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company, Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company, Awesome God: A Cappella Worship by The Acappella Company, The Way by New Covenant, and X-Changed by X-Changed.
Words and Music to "He Reigns": Kirk Franklin © 2002
Lead: Jonny Williams and Allen Brantley

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

(You're marvelous) Youíre marvelous and Youíre glorious (glorious)
Your love has made me victorious
You took away the fear in us
Now we praise You ícause You have delivered us
There ainít no stoppiní us (there's no)
Devil, there ainít no blockiní us (there's no)
Come on and clap your hands with us
(Like this ya'll, like that ya'll, c'mon)

Repeat Chorus 1

(You're marvelous) Youíre marvelous and Youíre glorious
Your love has made me victorious
You took away the fear in us (there's no fear, not here, no)
Now we praise You ícause You have delivered us
There ainít no stoppiní us
Devil, there ainít no blockiní us (that's good stuff right here)
Come on and clap your hands with us
(Like this ya'll, check the switch ya'll, right here now)
(That's what I'm talking about)

(I said He reigns) He reigns
(I said He reigns) He reigns
(He reigns) He reigns
(C'mon now) He reigns
(He's in control) He reigns
(He's all I know) He reigns
He reigns (He is the one)

Repeat Chorus 1

Chorus 2:
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from Heaven above (my God is awesome now)
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God (He's the one in control)
Our God is an awesome God (I know)
He reigns from Heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

(I said He reigns) He reigns
(I said He reigns) He reigns
(He reigns) He reigns
(I said C'mon now) Forever and ever
(Forever and ever) He reigns
(and ever Lord, I know) He reigns
He reigns

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice."  Psalm 97:1

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Real You

Words and Music: Kody King © 2005
Lead: Leslie Ruth

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
I need to see you
Show me the real you
Why canít you be you?

Repeat Chorus 1

I know that you see this puzzled look on my face
Iím trying to figure out that dangerous game that you play
Itís Monday morning, have you already forgotten Him?
Sunday is not the only day He died for your sin
My God is not a prop that you can use in this show
This mask that you wear for people has got to go
Christ would live in your heart if He could open the door
But He canít fit inside thanks to your pride and your ego

Chorus 2:
I need to see you
Show me the real you (I wish you'd show me the real you)
Why canít you be you (why can't you be you)?

What you say is not what you do
What you do is not what you say
You pretend to lead them, but they canít really see
A whitewashed tomb, a slave to hypocrisy

I wish youíd show me the real you
I wish youíd show me the real you
Do you even know the real you?

'Cause Iíve seen who you can be
He can see your heart
Look for the real you
Heíll show you where to start (where to start)

Chorus 3:
I need to see you
Show me the real you (why can't you show me the real you)
Why canít you be you (I wish you'd be you, I wish you'd be you, I wish you'd show me the real you)?

Chorus 4:
I need to see you (I need to see you)
Show me the real you (I wish you'd show me the real you)
Why canít you be you (why can't you be you, why can't you be you, I wish you'd show me the real you)?

Scriptural Reference:

"As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeitójust as it has taught you, remain in him."  1 John 2:27

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Die 2 Live

Words and music by: Keith Lancaster, John K. Green, Max Plaster, Wes McKinzie and Brian Randolph © 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on U and Me and God Make 5 by AVB.
Lead: Kody King 

Lyrics:

I was standing in a grave, barely alive
Needing someone to heal this torn heart of mine
Walking a line between my love for God and my desires
Darkness pounding 'round me on every side (Jesus Christ who God has given)
Even through my death I still have life (I still have life, I still have life)
I will survive (I will survive) 'cause Jesus showed me how to die

Chorus:
If you die with Christ (You will live with Him)
Since He paid the price (For real life to begin)
Put to death the old man (now to join a new friend)
If you die with Christ (You will live with Him)

Lost without a friend to call my own
In my quest for freedom, I found myself so alone, so alone
Since then I've grown, I must put to death the life I know
Living life today, it's not a game
Satan's out to destroy you in every single way
You must not sway, believe me there is a better way (there's a better way)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
(Just as Christ was raised from the dead, He'll give)
He'll give you life eternally (you life)
Trust that if you die with Him
He will then set you free!

Repeat Chorus

You will live with Him

Scriptural References:

"Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him" Romans 6:8
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21

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Love Can

Words and Music: Jonny Wilder © 2005
Lead: Misty Russell, Leslie Ruth, and Kelsey Larr

Lyrics:

Love can move a mountain (Love can move a mountain)
Love can calm the sea (Love will calm the sea)
If I fight the good fight (If I fight the good fight)
Love will save me (Love will save me)

Repeat All

Scriptural Reference:

"Help me, O Lord my God; save me in accordance with your love."  Psalm 109:26

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Arms of Love

Words and Music: Craig Musseau © 1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing
This song also appeared on All My Life by Watershed Worship.
Lead: Mistry Russell

Lyrics:

I sing a simple song of love
To my Savior, to my Jesus
Iím grateful for the things Youíve done
My loving Savior, oh precious Jesus
My heart is glad that Youíve called me your own
Thereís no place Iíd rather be than...

Chorus:
In your arms of love
In your arms of love
Holding me still, holding me near
In your arms of love

I sing a simple song of love
To my Savior, to my Jesus
Iím grateful for the things Youíve done
My loving Savior, oh precious Jesus
My heart is glad that Youíve called me your own
Thereís no place Iíd rather be thanÖ

In your arms of love
In your arms of love
Holding me still, holding me near
In your arms of love
In your arms of love
Holding me still (holding me still), (you are) holding me near
Holding me still (holding me still), (you are) holding me near (holding me near)
Holding me still (holding me still), holding me near
In your arms of love

Scriptural Reference:

"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters."  2 Samuel 22:17

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Silent Treatment

They Need Jesus

Words and Music: Vincent Mudd © 2005
This song includes a portion of "Who Is Gonna Tell the Child?" from Rescue by Acappella.
Lead: Kody King

Lyrics:

See that little girl standing there in the street light?
The look of loneliness upon her face
She doesnít think sheís got a future in this life
Cardboard boxes are her living space
What help can you give to this child (to this child)?
She wants to stop crying for a while

She needs Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
She needs Jesus
She needs Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
She needs Jesus

You see that boy crying there on the playground (crying there)?
You wonder why the tears fall from his face (from his face)
Heís looking for his daddy who cannot be found
He wonders where to go from this lonely place
What help can you give to this child (to this child)?
He wants to stop crying for a while

He needs Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
He needs Jesus
He needs Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
He needs Jesus

Bridge:
(There is only one) Jesus, there's only one way we can reach them (only one)
There's only one thing we can do
(Show them love) Somebody's got to show them what love is
I think it's up to me and you, think about it, yeah

You see that child running away from his problems
He thinks that his pain is just too much to bear
If only he knew the Father loved him
If only he knew that the Father was there
People, why canít you understand?
Weíve got to lend a helping hand

(Tell this child) 'Cause we need to tell the child about Jesus
We need to tell the child about God (who's going to tell them)

'Cause they need Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
They need Jesus
They need Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
They need Jesus

Scriptural Reference:

"Teach them (the words of God) to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 11:19

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I'll Be Around

Words and Music: Jonny Williams © 2005
Lead: Jonny Williams

Lyrics:

[Spoken Intro]

How could I possibly be inconspicuous
When the way He changed me is so ridiculous
ďThatís quite an accentĒ
Well, Iím from the south
And the praise of Christ flows out my mouth
I get stares when Iím clappiní up in Godís house
So I might as well give íem somethiní to talk about
I bust a rap to make a blind man believe in the Lord, yeah
So if you came here to move this evening, then come on, Holla

Chorus:
Now weíre getting done
(Holla) Now weíre getting done
Call me ícause weíre getting done
Iíll be around
(Holla) Now weíre getting done
(Holla) Now weíre getting done
Call me ícause weíre getting done
Iíll be around

You see these words here they come from the heart
You best believe that Christ is in charge
When the beat hits, you know we go hard
And thatís how we do it round these parts

Repeat Chorus

Spoken Vocals:
Man, weíre just hanging out here having a good time
Praising God the only way we know how
Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom, you feel me? Yo
So when it comes to worshipping God, come just as you are
Be you, praise Him with your whole heart
Follow Him and the rest will come natural
(The Spirit will lead you)
And remember, no matter where youíre at, Iíll be around, Holla

Repeat Chorus (with spoken stepouts)

Closing:
Oh, no
Itís Big J-Rock and K-Dog
Oh, no
If you ainít here to party, whatcha come here for?

Repeat Closing (x3)

Scriptural Reference:

"Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes youó better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away."  Proverbs 27:10

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Leslie Ruth

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