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AcaDisc #141- The Difference by Rescue

Original Release: 2003 Rescue Ministries
Available through Rescue
Producer: Jason Overstreet
Engineers: Scott Hybl and Jason Overstreet
Mixed by: Jason Overstreet and and Scott Hybl
Editing: Jason Overstreet at Northstar Studios - Portland, OR
Mastered by: Scott Hybl and Rescue at Northstar Studios - Portland, OR
Design: Josh McKenney
Photography: Alisa Ann Tetreault at Stonefield Photography
Recording at: Northstar Studios - Portland, OR
Vocals: Jason McKenney - Tenor, Baritone
            Jason Pearce - Tenor, Baritone
            Jason Overstreet - Baritone, Tenor, Vocal Percussion
            Josh McKenney - Bass, Baritone
            Tim Storms - Bass, Vocal Percussion

Song List

So Excited
The Difference
When the Chariot Comes
Come As You Are
From the Beginning
Darkest Hour
Whatever is True
I Choose You
So Subtly
The Lord's Prayer

So Excited

Words and music: Bill Baumgart, Rick Elias, and Essej (Jesse Murrah) © 1993 Kelstin Music, Shiggaion Music (ASCAP), Johnnie Wilder Music (BMI)
Arrangement: Jason Overstreet © 2003
Additional Editing: Tim Storms
Lead:
Vocal Percussion: Jason Overstreet, Mike Mai

Lyrics:

The world was spinning, passing me by
I was fooled by the desires of my mind
I then went running out of control
Ignoring all the things the Good Book told me
But now Iím here to testify that You never gave up on me

Chorus 1:
Iím so excited
Iíve been saved by the love of God
Reunited
Why would I go, why would I go?
No one, no where, can tear me away from the love of God
So excited
Where would I go?

Iím back, I'm back on the block
The Lord restored, renewed, turned back the clock
From all of my chains, Iíve been set free
The power of His love has rescued me
And now Iím here to shout it out, You never gave up on me

Chorus 2:
Iím so excited
'Cause Iíve been saved by the love of God
Reunited
Why would I go, why would I go?
No one, no where, can tear me away from the love of God
So excited
Where could I go?

Bridge:
Ainít it amazing how He turns your life around?
And thereís just no doubt about it, I was lost but now Iím found

So excited
'Cause I've been saved by the love of God
Reunited
I'm so excited

Chorus 3:
Iím so excited
'Cause Iíve been saved by the love of God
Reunited
Why would I go, why would I go?
No one, no where, can tear me away from the love of God
So excited
I am so excited, yeah, yeah

So excited
Ainít it amazing, ainít it amazing, yeah
So excited
Weíre all going to be reunited, hey
Reunited
No one can take that away
So excited
Iím so excited

Scriptural Reference:

"If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection."  Romans 6:5

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The Difference

Words: Jason Overstreet © 2003
Music: Jason Overstreet and Matt Lusk © 2003
Lead:
Vocal Percussion: Steve Maxwell and Jason Overstreet

Lyrics:

Sometimes Iím lazy and drag my feet, my walk becomes a crawl
Motivation I had takes a hike, standards begin to fall
Iím a child of the King that has a nice ring, should be changiní lives you see
Well Iím feeling lazy and sittiní around
Well itís easier to me

Chorus 1:
How did Daniel face the lions?
How did Moses part the sea?
How did Noah build that ark?
Whatís so wrong with me?
If itís faith Lord Iím missing, could You show me some right now?
If I need to catch a glimpse of You, could You show me Yourself now?

Six a.m. and then Iím hitting snooze, time to face another day
Two paths to choose mine or His
Will I follow or will I stray?
I wanna make a difference, to invest in eternity
(Without You) Without You Iím inadequate and powerless to succeed

Repeat Chorus

Calliní out for Your wisdom, for the moving of Your hand
Asking You for Your guidance and the courage to take a stand

Thatís how Daniel faced the lions, and Moses split that sea
Thatís how Iíll make a difference, by the Spirit of God in me
If itís faith Lord Iím missiní, could You show me some right now?
If I need to catch a glimpse of You, could You show me Yourself now?
Calliní out for Your wisdom, for the moving of Your hand (moving of Your hand)
Asking You for Your guidance and the courage to take a stand

Chorus 2:
How did Daniel (How did Daniel)?
Moses, how did Moses?
Noah, He built that ark
And whatís so wrong with me?
If itís faith Lord Iím missing, could You show me some right now? (I need some now)
If I need to catch a glimpse of You, could You show me Yourself now?

How can I make a difference?

Scriptural Reference:

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9

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When the Chariot Comes

Words and Music: © 1997 Universal - Polygram International Publishing, Inc. / Cancelled Lunch Music / Letís Have Lunch Music (ASCAP) / Universal - Songs Of Polygram International, Inc. / Brandon Barnes Music (BMI).  All Rights Of Cancelled Lunch Music And Letís Have Lunch Music Controlled And Administered By Universal - Polygram International Publishing, Inc.  All Rights Of Brandon Barnes Music Controlled And Administered By Universal - Songs Of Polygram International, Inc.
Arrangement: Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:
Vocal Percussion: Steve Maxwell and Jason Overstreet

Lyrics:

All of these flowers for this friend of ours, itís such a shame
All of these people, all of them equally feel the same
Thereís solace and weeping
ďIt looks like heís sleepingĒ the children say
They say he was ready, I hope he was ready is the prayer Iím praying

Chorus:
When Gabriel begins to blow, victory shall be mine (shall be mine)
When the horses get ready to go, the angels wonít leave me behind
Iím gonna be, got to be ready when the chariot comes (when the chariot, when the chariot comes)
Iím gonna be, got to be ready when the chariot comes

Over the prairie the pallbearers carry and lay him to rest
Satanís a cheater, but Christ is the teacher and lifeís the test
Oh Lord take me higher, never liked fire, I canít stay here
I gotta get ready, gotta get ready, the time has drawn near

Repeat Chorus

As I lay me down to sleep, I pray my soul Youíll keep (my soul You'll keep)
If I die before I wake, I pray my soul Youíll take
'Cause I gotta be, gotta be ready when Jesus comes, when the chariot comes
Iím gonna be, got to be ready when the chariot comes (when the chariot, when the chariot comes)
Said I'm gonna be, got to be ready when the chariot comes

(Got to be ready) When the chariot comes
(Got to be ready) When the chariot comes
(Got to be ready) When that chariot comes
(Got to be ready) When the chariot comes

Scriptural Reference:

"The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary."  Psalm 68:17

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Come As You Are

Words: Matt Lusk © 2003
Music: Matt Lusk and Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:

Lyrics:

A little child kneels before Godís throne
To his left is a man bound in chains
And to his right knelt a socialite
Neither one did God turn away
For each one had come to this place, to be near the Holy One
To be set free by grace, by the calling of the Son

Chorus:
Come as you are
Right where you are

A little child is welcomed same as the sinful, but each must take a stand
To be heirs of Godís own kingdom
Reach out and take His hand
Thereís never been a better time to come to Him
Thereís never been a better place than here

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Heís been calling, Heís been waiting
Heís been watching, anticipating
Thereís no reason to keep on delaying
So come (come), just as you are
Right now, just as you are

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."  Acts 22:16

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From the Beginning

Words: Matt Lusk © 2003
Music: Matt Lusk and Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:
Vocal Percussion: Jason Overstreet

Lyrics:

You loved me from the beginning, You loved me through the years
You loved me in my quiet times, You loved me in my tears
You loved me through my trials, You loved me through my fears
And because Your love was with me, I knew that You were here

Chorus:
Oh I may not be here on the day You come (on the day You come)
My time may have run out long before
But to be absent from this life is to be in the presence of the Lord
And Iíll be with my Jesus I adore

Every day I see something new revealed to me
And consequently I will never be the same
And in every new miracle is a love I find unavoidable
Oh Lord there is a power in Your name

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Verse 1

Scriptural Reference:

"This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another."  1 John 3:11

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Darkest Hour

Words: Amy Jarvis and Jason McKenney © 2003
Music: Jason McKenney and Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:

Lyrics:

What good can come of this?
My desperation runs so deep
Oh I can not even speak
I find myself doubting You (doubting You)
Iím blinded by my pain
Fear grips my heart with no relief (no relief), and all I know is grief
I did not ask for this, so I cry out to God
Are You really there, or do You even care?
Have You turned Your back on me?

Chorus 1:
In my darkest hour, You revealed Your power and heard my desperate cry
You shone Your love around, Now blessings they abound
When I was weak You showed Your awesome power
In my darkest hour, You revealed Your power

Is there no other way?
(Father) Father I know this cross is Mine
It is not My will but Thine
I feel so all alone, so I stretch out My hands
This I know, this is the price that must be paid
Oh the life that must be laid
Will they believe in Me?
So I cry out to You, I know Youíre still there
And I know You care
Soon they will be free

Repeat Chorus 1

Bridge:
Though He died upon that tree, He lives like You and me
Death could not keep Him in the ground
Through the tears and through the pain, God brings new life
Like the sun shines through the rain, the rain

For in my darkest hour, You revealed Your power and heard my desperate cry (my cry)
And reached to dry my eye

Chorus 2:
In our darkest hour, You revealed Your power
And heard our desperate cry, and reached to dry our eye
You shone your love around, now blessings they abound
When I was weak (when we were weak) You showed Your awesome power
In my darkest hour

When Iím weak You show Your awesome power
In my darkest hour, You revealed Your power

Scriptural Reference:

"During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them."  Revelation 9:6

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Whatever is True

Words: Jason McKenney © 2003
Music: Jason McKenney and Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:
Vocal Percussion: Jason Overstreet

Lyrics:

Think upon these, Think upon these things

Chorus:
Whatever is true, whatever is right, whatever is honorable
We are to think upon these things, yeah
Whatever is true (whatever is true), whatever is right (whatever is right), whatever is honorable
We are to think upon these things
Think upon these, Think upon these things

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith
Who, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross for all our shame
Christ is our example of how to live our lives each day
So read about Him in His Word and trust Him and obey

Repeat Chorus

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works
That Heís prepared in advance for us and Heís expressed this in His Word
So be imitators of our God as children dearly loved
You were once in darkness now youíre light to Him, so set your mind on things above
Oh, Forgetting whatís behind and the time when my soul was dead
Pressing forward towards the goal to win the heavenly prize instead

Repeat Chorus

We are to think upon these things
Think upon these, Think about these things, Think upon these
We are to think upon these things

Scriptural Reference:

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  Ephesians 2:10
"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children."  Ephesians 5:1
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light."  Ephesians 5:8
"Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you."  Phillipians 3:13-15
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."  Hebrews 12:2

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I Choose You

Words: Matt Lusk © 2003
Music: Matt Lusk and Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:
Vocal Percussion: Jason Overstreet, Steve Maxwell, and Luke Coles

Lyrics:

I could pray all day, but it wouldnít be enough
I could find all the right things to say, it wouldnít win me anymore of Your love

I could pray all day, no but it wouldnít be enough
I could find all the right things to say, it wouldnít win me any more of Your love
I could live in a Christ-like way, but it wouldnít earn me one more minute
I do my best to make You stay, but You wonít unless my heart is in it
I could work my whole life long to try to earn my wings
I could teach the right from the wrong, but without You it wonít mean a thing

Chorus:
I can, can tell about You
I just lose my voice
But if I want to know You, I gotta make a choice
I choose You

You have chosen me to be alive today, this much is true
And You have given me the ability to seek and know You
Whether I believe, it wonít change the fact of what You did, but Youíll leave it up to me
Choose the right way, choose to live

Repeat Chorus

Itís true, I choose You
The only way to know You is to lay my life before You
Itís true, I choose You
I choose You, I choose You
I choose You

Time will pass with or without me
Youíve given me a choice of what to do
I can deceive myself or I can choose to live in the truth
Your perfect love, will never change, yesterday, today, tomorrow, still the same
Your promise leaves me with one thing to say, I choose You

Scriptural Reference:

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruitófruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name."  John 15:16

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So Subtly

Words: Sabrina Horner and Jason McKenney © 2003
Music: Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:

Lyrics:

We look for You in the mountains and in the valleys below
Yet all the while we canít hear Your whisper in the windís soft blow
We look for You in the thunderstorm and in the torrents of rain
Oh and when panic consumes us
You are quietly whispering our name

Chorus:
So please give us ears so that we can hear as You quietly whisper in our ears
And give us eyes so we may see the things that You do so subtly

Learning to hear You in the quiet times, away from the chaos of the day
Oh Lord fill us up, for we daily run dry
Our hearts without You decay
Lord fill us, so we can serve You
Infuse us with Your flawless love
Then when panic rains on us, we will hear You clearly from above

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed."  Psalm 107:29

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The Lord's Prayer

Words: Public Domain
Music: Jason Overstreet © 2003
Lead:

Lyrics:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name
Thy kingdom come, Oh Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen, Amen

Scriptural Reference:

"This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'"  Matthew 6:9-13

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