AcaDisc #22- Perfect Peace by Keith Lancaster and
Original Release:1984 Clifty Records Not currently
available Producer: Keith Lancaster Engineer: Dan
Knowles Recording and Remixing Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris,
TN Members: Ron McCommas -
Keith Lancaster - Lead
Words: Joseph Addison (1712) Music: Haydn Lead: Keith Lancaster
The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal
sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame Their great Original
proclaim. The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's
powers display, And publishes to every land The work of an Almighty
Soon as the evening shades prevail The moon takes up the wondrous
tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her
birth; While all the stars that round her burn And all the planets
in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the
truth from pole to pole.
What though in solemn silence all Move round the dark terrestrial
ball? What though no real voice nor sound Amid the radiant orbs be
found? In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious
voice, Forever singing as they shine, "The hand that made us is
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of
His hands." Psalm 19:1
Words: William Cowper in "Conyer’s Collection of Psalms and Hymns"
(1772) Music: Mason This song also appeared on Acappella
Southern by The Acappella Company and Communion by The Acappella
Company. Lead: Ron McCommas
There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's
veins And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty
stains Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty
stains And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty
Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its power Till
all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more Be saved, to
sin no more, be saved, to sin no more Till all the ransomed church of
God be saved, to sin no more
E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds
supply Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die And
shall be till I die, and shall be till I die Redeeming love has been my
theme, and shall be till I die
"A fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity." Zechariah 13:1
Words and music: Phillip P. Bliss in International Lessons Monthly
(1875) This song also appeared on Acappella Melodies by
The Acappella Company and Acappella Praise Service
by The Acappella Company. Lead: Keith Lancaster
Man of Sorrows! what a name For the Son of God, Who came Ruined
sinners to reclaim. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, In my place condemned He
stood; Sealed my pardon with His blood. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Guilty, vile, and helpless we; Spotless Lamb of God was He; "Full
atonement!" can it be? Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Lifted up was He to die; "It is finished!" was His cry; Now in
heav'n exalted high. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
When He comes, our glorious King, All His ransomed home to bring
(ransomed home to bring), Then anew His song we'll sing: Hallelujah!
What a Savior!
"He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows." Isaiah 53:3
Words: Psalm 23 Words and music to "The Lord's My Shepherd": Francis
Rous and Campbell (circa 1650) Words to "The Lord My Shepherd Is":
Issac Watts (1719) Music to "The Lord My Shepherd Is": John S. Bach
(1750) Lead: Keith Lancaster
The Lord's my Shephard, I'll not want He makes me down to lie In
pastures green, He leadeth me In pastures green, He leadeth me The
quiet waters by
My soul he doth restore again And me to walk doth make Within the
paths of righteousness Within the paths of righteousness E'en for
His own names sake
Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale Yet will I fear no
ill For thou art with me, and thy rod For thou art with me, and thy
rod And staff me comfort still.
My table thou has furnished In presence of my foes; My head thou
dost with oil anoint My head thou dost with oil anoint And my cup
Goodness and mercy all my life Shall surely follow me, And in
God's house for evermore And in God's house for evermore My
dwelling-place shall be.
The Lord my Shepherd is, I shall be well supplied. Since He is
mine and I am His, What can I want beside? What can I want beside?
He leads me to the place Where heav'nly pasture grows, Where
living waters gently pass And full salvation flows. And full
If e'er I go astray, He doth my soul reclaim And guides me in His
own right way For His most holy name. For His most holy name.
"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie
down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my
soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort
me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You
anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love
will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of
the LORD forever." Psalm 23:1-6
Words and music: Theodore Dubois Translation: Theodore Baker This
song also appeared as part of a melody on Acappella Melodies by The
Acappella Company. Lead: Jeff Martin
Christ, we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever Christ,
we do all adore thee, and we do praise thee forever For on the holy
cross, hast thou the world from sin redeemeth Christ, we do all adore
thee, and we do praise thee forever
Christ, we do all adore thee
"He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come
to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive
the promise of the Spirit." Galatians 3:14
Words: John Rippon in A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors
(1787) (Attributed to John Keene, Kirkham, and George
Keith) Music: Traditional American melody. Editor's Note: Gary
Yeager sang all parts except Bass on this song. Lead: Gary Yeager
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith
in His excellent Word! What more can He say than to you He hath
said, You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?
Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, For I am thy God and
will still give thee aid; I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause
thee to stand Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.
When through the deep waters I cause thee to go, The rivers of
sorrow shall not overflow; For I will be with thee, thy troubles to
bless, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie, My grace, all
sufficient, shall be thy supply; The flame shall not hurt thee; I only
design Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose, I will not, I will not
desert to its foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to
shake, I'll never, no never, no never forsake.
"God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"
Words and music: Leila N. Morris (1898) Lead: Jeff Martin
Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart, Draw me, my Savior—so
precious Thou art! Fold me, oh, fold me close to Thy breast. Shelter
me safe in that "Haven of Rest;" Shelter me safe in that "Haven of
Nearer, still nearer, nothing I bring, Naught as an offr'ing to
Jesus, my King; Only my sinful, now contrite heart. Grant me the
cleansing Thy blood doth impart. Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth
Nearer, still nearer, Lord, to be Thine! Sin, with its follies, I
gladly resign, All of its pleasures, pomp and its pride, Give me but
Jesus, my Lord, crucified. Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified.
Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last. Till safe in glory my
anchor is cast; Through endless ages ever to be Nearer, my Savior,
still nearer to Thee; Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee!
"Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me?" Jeremiah 30:21
Words: Horatio G. Spafford (1873) Music: Philip P. Bliss
(1876) Editor's Note: Written after Spafford's financial wealth was
destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire and his four daughters were killed in
an Atlantic shipping collision. He wrote the song while on a ship
passing the site of his daughters' death. Keith Lancaster sang most
of the parts on the song. Lead: Keith Lancaster
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea
billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is
well, it is well, with my soul.
Chorus: It is well, with my soul, It is well, with my soul, It
is well, it is well, with my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part
but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise
the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, The clouds be
rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall
descend, Even so, it is well with my soul.
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