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AcaDisc #123- Stone by Stone by Revival

Original Release: 1995 Revival Ministries
Available through Revival
Producer: Danice Sweet
Engineers: Steve Falke
Road Engineer: Chet Sweet
Cover Design: Chet Sweet
Album Photography: Chet Sweet
Design: Cam Woody
Recording Studio: Cornerstone Studios- Witchita, KS
Members: Pete Vega - Bass
                 Greg McElfresh - Tenor
                 Danice Sweet - Alto
                 Donja Cary - Soprano
Additional Vocals: Chet Sweet

Song List

Look What God Can Do
Mercy Lord
The Floating Zoo
Life Eternal
Faithful to the End
Stone by Stone
He Never Lied to Me
I've Got a Father
Spiritual Life
Sweet Sweet Spirit
Roll Jordan Roll
Life Eternal (Spanish Reprise)

Look What God Can Do

Words: Deb Parks and Danice Sweet
This song also appeared on Best of Revival by Revival.
Music: Danice Sweet
Lead: Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (Hallelujah)
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (Hallelujah) (Glory Hallelujah)

Chorus:
Glory Hallelujah
Look what God is doing through you
Angels are singing (hallelujah)
When the saints are bringing (hallelujah)
Praise and adoration (hallelujah)
From each and every nation (hallelujah)
Glory hallelu, look what God can do

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Jordan, Israel, and France (hallelujah)
Russia and Afghanistan
Zimbabwe and Cameroon
Children of Romania (hallelujah)
Souls in Ethiopia
Longing to hear the news
How can they hear (how can they hear) unless theyíre told?
We must share (we must share) the hope that we know
Itís up to you (it's up to you) to tell them what God can do

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Repeat Chorus

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Satan trembles when he sees (hallelujah)
The weakest saint down on his knees
ĎCause heaven knows the power of prayer
Comfort when I feel afraid (hallelujah)
A light when I have lost my way
Lifting burdens that I bear
Youíre always on (you're always on) my heart and mind
I know you pray (I know you pray) for me and
I hope you know (I hope you know) youíve shown me what God can do (what my God can do)

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Repeat Chorus

Hallelujah, hallelujah

People living in the streets (hallelujah)
Longing for some food to eat
Starving for somebody to care
When a child cries in the night (hallelujah)
Is someone there to show the light
And let them know God is there
How can they see (how can they see) unless theyíre shown
Can they find Godís (how can they find) love alone
Itís up to you (it's up to you) to tell them what God can do (what my God can do)

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Repeat Chorus

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Angles are singing...

Scriptural Reference:

"For nothing is impossible with God."  Luke 1:37
"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?"  Romans 8:31

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Mercy Lord

Words and music: Traditional
Lead: Donja Cary and Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

Iím going there (going there)
To heaven some day (going to heaven some day)
Iím going home (going home)
Heíll show me the way (showing me, showing the way)

In my heart sometimes I ponder
As down lifeís road I wander
To a city over yonder
Where peace and love abide
Where my trials are gone forever
And the tears will find me never
Youíll see (you'll see) that thereíll be (there'll be) a place for me
And Iím going there some day (there some day)

I have started for a city (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
That is free from shame and pity (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Itís a bright eternal city (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
And I am traveling on my way (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Some day Iíll have to leave you (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Donít you let my parting grieve you (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Youíll see (you'll see) that thereíll be (there'll be) a place for me
And Iím going there some day (there some day)

Dear Lord look down upon me (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
And Lord (won't you) have mercy on me (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
I am just a weary pilgrim (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Lord I am tired and (I am) so forlorn (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Lord I (I want to) thank you for your blessings (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
And for all that Iím possessing (mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord, mercy Lord)
Youíll see (you'll see) that thereíll be (there'll be) a place for me
And Iím going there some day (there some day)

Mercy Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."  1 Peter 1:3

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The Floating Zoo

Words and music: Danice Sweet
Lead: Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

A man named Noah
Started building a big boat
He didnít know whether
That gopher bark would float
But when the Lord says jump
You do what you must do
So Noah made the very first
Floating zoo (floating zoo)

Chorus:
And when the waves started rockiní
The ostriches squawkiní
There was no way to hide in the sand (hide in the sand)
And the elephants wondered
With all that thunder
Would this ship ever hit land
But forty days later
All the alligators
And the other creatures two by two (two by, two by two)
Well they opened the door
And they thanked the Lord
For the very first floating zoo

Well the neighbors laughed
At the cruise ship in the yard
And the smell those creatures left
It made living hard
When it started to pour
Well they all stood there in shock
But God shut the door
And that sea cruise started to rock (started to rock)

 Repeat Chorus

So when the rainbow shines
Just remember the time
And thank the Lord you knew (knew, knew)
Olí Noah was floatiní (spoken)
ĎBout the great big ark
That played a part
In the very first floating zoo (floating zoo)

Scriptural Reference:

"And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him."  Genesis 7:5

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Life Eternal

Words and music: Danice Sweet
This song also appeared on this album in Spanish.
Lead: Greg McElfresh

Lyrics:

For God so loved the world
He gave His only son
That whosoever believes in Him
Shall never perish but receive
Life eternal
Life eternal

For God (God) so (so) loved the world
He gave (gave) His (His) only Son
That whosoever believes in Him
Shall never perish but receive
Life eternal
Life eternal

For God (God) so (so) loved the world (God so loved us)
He gave (gave) His (His) only Son (gave His only Son named Jesus)
That whosoever believes in Him (whosoever, whosoever)
Shall never perish but receive
Life eternal
Life eternal

For God so loved the world

Scriptural Reference:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

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Faithful to the End

Words and music: Pete Vega and Danice Sweet
Lead: Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Faithful, faithful to the end
Holding on to the Saviorís hand
Comes a time you must take a stand
So be faithful, faithful to the end

Repeat Chorus

By faith a baby takes a step
Though falling causes pain
Practice making permanent
This painful walking game (this painful walking game)
So be...

Repeat Chorus

I stumble like a child at times
And getting upís so very tough
But falling brings me to my knees
And Iím not there near enough (not there near enough)
So be...

Repeat Chorus

The trials come upon us
We stand the test of time
We run or will we falter
Our faithís the bottom line (our faith's the bottom line)
So be...

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Christ will dwell in your heart
If you have the faith
If you have the faith (sure of hope what we hope for, certain of what we don't see)
So be...

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'"  Matthew 25:23

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Stone by Stone

Words: Andrea Grosinger, Danice Sweet, and Greg McElfresh
Music: Danice Sweet
This song also appeared on Best of Revival by Revival.
Lead: Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Teach me, Lord (teach me Lord), to hear your voice (hear your voice)
And to listen when you call (when you call)
And as you take me stone (as you take me stone) by stone (stone by stone)
There will be no wall (there will be no wall) at all

This wall Iíve built stands firm and tall
Protects me from my feelings and my failures great and small
And even though sometimes I hide behind this wall
This fortress makes it hard to hear when my Father calls

Repeat Chorus

When friends you love are hard to find
The world seems to hit you, attacking from all sides
We start to build a wall with stones of fear and pride
The spirit longs to intercede, our cries from inside

Repeat Chorus

So Jesus take this wall from me
Remove each stone that I have placed so carefully
With gentle hands the Great I Am will set me free
Then this wall will crumble down and Iíll be released

Repeat Chorus

As you take me stone (as you take me stone) by stone (stone by stone)
There will be no wall (there will be no wall) at all

Scriptural Reference:

"For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility."  Ephesians 2:14

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He Never Lied to Me

Words and music: Danice Sweet
This song also appeared on Spirituals by Revival.
Lead: Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

Well I know that God
He promised me
That He would always be there
Though fame and fortune flee
And friends have come and gone
I will not worry for I am not alone
One day my faith grew weak
I stood on a troubled sea
I began to drown but Jesus lifted me
Well He came just in time
And now Iím doing fine
And He never lied to me
He never, He never, He never, no...

Chorus:
He never lied to me (He never, no, He never lied to me)
Oh, my Jesus (He never, no, He never lied to me)
He never lied to me (He never, no, He never lied to me)
He said when you get weary (He never, no, He never lied to me)
Just put your trust in me (He never, no, He never lied to me)
Iíll see you through all eternity (He never, no, He never lied to me)
One day my faith grew weak (He, He, He never lied to me)
I stood on a troubled sea (He never, no, He never lied to me)
I began to drown (He never, no, He never lied to me)
But Jesus lifted me (He never, no, He never lied to me)
He said Heíd be my friend
Until the very end
And He never lied to me

Promises Iíve made
I havenít kept
Some things Iíve said
I sure regret
But this thing I know
I was lost and now Iím found
He brought me to some very solid ground
If your faith is weak
And youíre on a troubled sea
I wonít let you drown
Thereís hope for you and me
Iíll throw you a life-line
And weíll be doing fine
And He never lied to me
He never, He never, He never, no...

Repeat Chorus (x2)

No He never lied, no He never lied
He never lied to me

Scriptural Reference:

"Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness--  a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,  and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior."  Titus 1:1-3

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I've Got a Father

Words and music: Danice Sweet and Chet Sweet
Lead: Donja Cary

Lyrics:

Iíve got a Father
Weíve got a Father

Always tried to be home early not late
Didnít want to see the look on Daddyís face
When I walked through door
And heíd been waiting on me (waiting on me)
You see I wasnít afraid of any punishment
Just couldnít stand the thought Iíd disappointed Daddy
One more time
And put a tear in his eye
You see heís the kind of father always hoped for the best
He was there for me when everyone left (they all left)

Chorus:
And Iíve got a father (father, father)
Donít want to let him down
Heís got a faith in me
Farther than I can see
His love for me abounds
Heís got plans and dreams (plans and dreams)
Of what he wants me to be
And I donít wanna disappoint Daddy
ĎCause I know he loves me

One day Iím going to make it to that heavenly gate
Canít wait to see the look on Godís face
When I kneel down before
My one and only Lord (Savior and Lord)
Heíll wrap His arms around me, Iíll climb on His knee
Put my hand on His shoulder, breathe a sigh of relief
At home Iíll be
Eternally
You see Heís the kind of Father never let me down
Heís prepared for me a home and a crown (and a crown)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
A long time ago a boy left home
Spent all the money he would ever own
Came to himself ready to give up
Then he pictured home and his fatherís love

Repeat Chorus

Iíve got a Father (Father, Father)
Weíve got a Father (Father, Father)
Youíve got a Father (Father, Father)
Donít want to let Him down

Scriptural Reference:

"So he got up and went to his father.  But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him."  Luke 15:20

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Spiritual Life

Words: Danice Sweet and Holly Beaty
Music: Danice Sweet and Pete Vega
Lead: Donja Cary and Danice Sweet

Lyrics:

Spiritual life Heís given
And Iím liviní this
Spiritual life Heís given
And Iím liviní this
Spiritual life Heís given
And Iím liviní this
Spiritual life Heís given
And Iím liviní this

I was eight years old that Sunday (on Sunday evening)
When I heard the preacher say (you know I heard him say)
The waterís just right, come and change your life
Come forward and weíll show you the way (no hesitation)
I didnít know where my feet were going (they couldnít keep me away)
Wild horses couldnít keep me away (you know Iíd made up my mind)
You know I made up my mind and the time was right (and the time)
To be born again that day

Chorus:
Spiritual life (spiritual life)
Heís given (Heís given)
And Iím takiní every step by faith (each step I take)
Spiritual life (you know Iím liviní)
Iím liviní (you know Iím liviní)
Following Him closer each day (every day)
Well Iíve never (Iíve never) been perfect
And I donít claim to be
But Iíve never (Iíve never, never) ever
Had to think twice (never had to think twice)
Since I gave my soul to Jesus (with Jesus I'm living)
Iíve been living this spiritual life (spiritual life, Iím living this spiritual, spiritual life Heís given)

I had turned eighteen that evening (it was a Saturday night)
When he gave me the key to his heart (you know he gave me his heart)
But when push came to shove (from the start)
There was no compromise
You know I said no right from the start (from the beginning)
I had made a decision beforehand (a long time ago)
But it never was a sacrifice (not any sacrifice)
But since I said yes (it was right) to Jesus
You know Iíve been liviní this spiritual life

Repeat Chorus

She was 78 that evening (in her hospital bed)
They said sheís lucky if sheís here through the night (may go to heaven tonight)
Family and friends (gathered Ďround)
Are all gathered around
In the distance she could see the bright light (she could see the bright light)
Angels they were singiní (Hallelujah)
They were calliní from the other side (cross over to Jordan)
She said sheís ready to go to heaven
Where sheíll keep living this spiritual life

Repeat Chorus

You know I'm living this spiritual life (spiritual life Heís given and I'm living this)
I keep on a-living this spiritual life (spiritual life Heís given and I'm living this)
You know I'm a-living this life (spiritual life Heís given and I'm living this)
You know I'm a-living this spiritual life (spiritual life Heís given and)
I'm living this life

Scriptural Reference:

"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."  Galatians 5:25

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Sweet Sweet Spirit

Words and music: Doris Akers © 1962 Manna Music
This song also appeared on Singing His Praises by The Sounds of Glory, Heaven Is In My Heart by The Acappella Company, and Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance.
Dedicated to: Jack and Jaynell Hamm
Lead: Donja Cary

Lyrics:

There's a sweet sweet spirit in this place
And I know that it's the spirit of the Lord

There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord

Sweet Holy Spirit
Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us
Filling us with your love
And for these blessings
We lift our (lift our) hearts in praise (in praise)
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived
When we shall leave this place

Scriptural Reference:

"My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely."  Song of Soloman 2:14

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Roll Jordan Roll

Words and music: Traditional
This song also appeared on Spirituals by Revival and Live From Paris by Acappella.
Guest Vocalist and Lead: Rodney Britt

Lyrics:

Roll Jordan
Roll, roll Jordan, roll
I want to go to heaven when I die
To hear Jordan roll (roll, roll, roll)

Now brother, you ought to been there
Yes, my Lord
A sitting in the kingdom
To hear Jordan roll (roll, roll, roll)

Roll Jordan
Roll, roll Jordan, roll
I want to go to heaven when I die
To hear Jordan

Chorus 1:
Well, roll Jordan, roll (roll Jordan)
Roll Jordan, roll (roll Jordan, roll Jordan)
I want to go to heaven when I die
Roll Jordan, roll

Well my mother, you ought to been there
Mother, you ought to been there
My mother, you ought to been there
Roll, Jordan roll

Chorus 2:
Well you can see it roll, better roll, better roll (roll Jordan, roll Jordan)
Roll Jordan, roll (roll Jordan, roll Jordan)
I want to go to heaven when I die
Roll Jordan, roll

Well my father, you ought to been there
Father, you ought to been there
My father, you ought to been there
Roll, Jordan roll

Repeat Chorus 2

Well my sister, you ought to been there now
Sister, you ought to been there
My sister, you ought to been there
Roll, Jordan roll

Repeat Chorus 2

Well my brother, you ought to been there now
Brother, you ought to been there (oh yeah)
My brother, you ought to been there
Roll, Jordan roll

Repeat Chorus 2
Roll, roll

Scriptural Reference:

"The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters."  Psalm 29:3
"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them-to the Israelites."  Joshua 1:2

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Life Eternal (Spanish Reprise)

Words and music: Danice Sweet
Translation: Pete Vega
This song also appeared on this album in English.
Lead: Pete Vega

Lyrics:

Spoken Vocal:
(For God so loved the world in Spanish)

For God so loved the world

Scriptural Reference:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

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