Acadisc Home
Album Directory
Song Directory
Scripture Directory
Group Directory
Connections
Acadisc Links
FAQs
Discussion Group
Acappella Radio

Submit Lyrics
Sign Guestbook
Donate to Acadisc
Email Webmaster

AcaDisc #116- Old Time Favorites by The Sounds of Glory

Original Release: 1984
Available through The Sounds of Glory on cassette only (CD with Songs My Mother Used to Sing)
Producers: Cary Wise and The Sounds of Glory
Recording Studio: Fourth Creation Studios - Conroe, TX
Members: C.D. Davis - Bass
                 Lanier Stevens - Baritone
                 Randy Green - 2nd Tenor
                 Charles Davis - 1st Tenor

Song List

Do You Know My Jesus
He Bore It All
Whispering Hope
A Beautiful Life
Hide Me Rock of Ages
Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
The Lighthouse
An Empty Mansion
Can He Depend On You
The Last Mile of the Way
Our God, He Is Alive

Do You Know My Jesus

Words and Music: Vep B. Ellis and William F. Lakey
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Have you a heart that's weary
Tending a load of care?
Are you a soul that's seeking
Rest from the burden you bear?

Chorus:
Do you know (do you know) my Jesus?
Do you know (do you know) my friend?
Have you heard (have you heard) He loves you?
And that He will abide til the end (til the end)?

Who knows your disappointments?
Who hears each time you cry?
Who understands your heartaches?
Who dries the tears from your eyes?

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30

<Back to Song List>

He Bore It All

Words and Music: 1926 Stamps-Baxter Music.  Used by permission of The Benson Co.
This song also appeared on While the Ages Roll On by Acappella and Acappella Southern by The Acappella Company.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

My precious Savior suffered pain and agony
He bore it all (Freely bore it all)
That I might live (I with Him might live)
He broke the bonds of sin and set the captive free
He bore it all (all) that (that) I (I) might (might) live (in His presence live)

Chorus:
He bore it all (Jesus bore it all) that I might see His shining face (see His Shining face)
He bore it all (Freely bore it all)
That I might live (I with Him might live)
I stood condemned to die (stood condemned to die) but Jesus took my place (freely took my place)
He bore it all (all) that (that) I (I) might (might) live (in His presence live)

Up Calvary's hill in shame the blessed Savior trod
He bore it all (Freely bore it all)
That I might live (I with Him might live)
Between two thieves they crucified the Son of God
He bore it all (all) that (that) I (I) might (might) live (in His presence live)

Repeat Chorus

He bore it all (all) that (that) I (I) might (might) live (in His presence live)

Scriptural Reference:

"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed."  1 Peter 2:24

<Back to Song List>

Whispering Hope

Words and Music: Septimus Winner (1868)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word
Wait till the darkness is over
Wait till the tempest is done
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow
After the shower is gone

Chorus:
Whi- (whispering hope) -spering hope (whispering hope)
Oh how wel- (welcome thy voice) -come thy voice (oh how welcome thy voice)
Mak- (making my heart) -ing my heart (making my heart)
In its sor- (it's sorrow) -row rejoice

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast
Rends the dark veil for the soul
Whither the Master has entered
Robbing the grave of its goal
Come then, O come, glad fruition
Come to my sad weary heart
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory
Never, O never depart

Repeat Chorus

Oh blessed hope

Scriptural Reference:

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."  Hebrews 6:19a

<Back to Song List>

A Beautiful Life

Words and Music: William M. Golden (1918)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Each day I'll do (each day I'll do) a golden deed (a golden deed)
By helping those (by helping those) who are in need (who are in need)
My life on earth (my life on earth) is but a span (is but a span)
And so I'll do (and so I'll do) the best I can (the best I can)

Chorus:
Life's evening sun (life's evening sun) is sinking low (is sinking low)
A few more days (a few more days) and I must go (and I must go)
To meet the deeds (to meet the deeds) that I have done (that I have done)
Where there will be (where there will be) no setting sun (no setting sun)

While going down (while going down) life's weary road (life's weary road)
I'll try to lift (I'll try to lift) some traveler's load (some traveler's load)
I'll try to turn (I'll try to turn) the night to day (the night to day)
Make flowers bloom (make flowers bloom) along the way (the lonely way)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."  Ephesians 4:29

<Back to Song List>

Hide Me Rock of Ages

Words and Music: Brantly C. George (1956)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Oh Thou blessed rock of ages (rock of ages I am)
Trusting now dear Lord in Thee (dear Lord in thee I'm trusting)
Keep me till my journey's ended (journey's ended, keep me)
Till Thy blessed face I see

Chorus:
Hide me oh blessed rock of ages (blessed rock of ages hide me)
'Til Thy blessed face I see (Thy face I see in glory)
When the storms around me rages (round me rages, blessed)
Rock of ages hide Thou me

When my journey is completed (is completed Saviour)
And there's no more work to do (no work to do oh blessed)
Saviour guide my weary spirit (weary spirit to that)
Happy land beyond the blue

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance."  Psalm 32:7

<Back to Song List>

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

Words: Thomas Coram (1796)
Music: Franz J. Haydn (1797)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Praise the Lord: ye heavens, adore Him
Praise Him angels in the height
Sun and moon rejoice before Him (and moon rejoice before Him)
Praise Him all ye stars of light (Him all ye stars of light)

Chorus:
Hallelujah, amen, Hallelujah, amen
Amen, amen

Praise the Lord, for He hath spoken
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed
Laws which never shall be broken (which never shall be broken)
For their guidance He hath made (their guidance He hath made)

Repeat Chorus

Praise the God of our salvation
Hosts on high, His power proclaim
Heaven and earth and all creation (and earth and all creation)
Laud and magnify His Name (and magnify His Name)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above."  Psalm 148:1

<Back to Song List>

How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

Words: Mrs. A. S. Bridgewater
Music: A. P. Bland
Lead: None

Lyrics:

We read of a place that's called Heaven
It's made for the pure and the free
These truths in God's Word He has given
How beautiful Heaven must be

Chorus:
How beautiful Heaven must be (must be)
Sweet home of the happy and free
Fair haven of rest for the weary
How beautiful Heaven must be

Pure waters of life there are flowing
And all who will drink may be free
Rare jewels of splendor are glowing
How beautiful Heaven must be

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass."  Revelation 21:18

<Back to Song List>

The Lighthouse

Words and Music: Ronnie Hinson 1971 Canaanland Music
This song also appeared on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band, The Early Years by AVB, Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company, Second Pew on the Left by Cross Examined, and on Get With the Rhythm by Rhythm & News.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

There's a Lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life's sea
And when I'm tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more

Chorus:
And I thank God for the Lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
For Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be?

Everybody that lives about us
Says tear that Lighthouse down
The big ships don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing round
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old Lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"  John 8:12
"'Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.' When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them."  John 12:36

<Back to Song List>

An Empty Mansion

Words and Music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Here I labor and toil as I look for a home
Just an humble abode among men
While in Heaven a mansion is waiting for me
And a gentle voice pleading "come in"

Chorus:
There's a mansion now empty, just waiting for me
At the end of life's troublesome way
Many friends and dear loved ones will welcome me there
Near the door of that mansion some day

When my labor and toiling have ended below
And my hands shall lie folded in rest
I'll exchange this old home for a mansion up there
And invite the arch angel as guest

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord Almighty has declared in my hearing: 'Surely the great houses will become desolate, the fine mansions left without occupants.'"  Isaiah 5:9

<Back to Song List>

Can He Depend On You

Words and Music: Wilkin "Chief" Bacon (1943)
This song also appeared on Sing With Feeling: Volume 1 by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Jesus the Savior came down from above
Came to bring mercy and love
"Crucify Him" the mob scornfully cried
So He on Calvary died
While on the cross He prayed, "Father forgive,
For they know not what they do"
For us He died that for Him we might live
Can He depend on You?

Chorus:
Can He depend on You (can He depend on You)?
His blessed will to do (His blessed will to do)?
Will you be crowned with the faithful and true
Can He depend on You?

He is preparing in heaven a home
For all His faithful and own
Are you preparing to stand by His side
Or in that day be denied?
Have you told others the story of love?
Showing them what they should do
These are the precepts that come from above
Can He depend on You?

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."  Romans 12:18

<Back to Song List>

The Last Mile of the Way

Words: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1908)
Music: William E. Marks
Lead: None

Lyrics:

If I walk in the pathway of duty
If I work till the close of the day
I shall see the great King in His beauty
When I've gone the last mile of the way

Chorus:
When I've gone the last mile of the way (the last mile of the way)
I will rest at the close of the day (at the close of the day)
And I know there are joys that await me
When I've gone the last mile of the way

And if here I have earnestly striven
And have tried all His will to obey
'Twill enhance all the rapture of heaven
When I've gone the last mile of the way

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done."  Matthew 16:27

<Back to Song List>

Our God, He Is Alive

Words and Music: A.W. Dicus 1970 by A.W. Dicus, Assigned 1973 to Sacred Selections, Inc.
This song also appeared on Acappella Praise Service by The Acappella Company and as "728B (Our God, He Is Alive)" on Favorite Hymns of the Firemen by The Firemen.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

There is, beyond the azure blue
A God, concealed from human sight
He tinted skies with heav'nly hue
And framed the worlds with His great might

Chorus:
There is a God (There is a God), He is alive (He is alive)
In Him we live (In Him we live) and we survive (and we survive)
From dust our God (From dust our God) created man (created man)
He is our God (He is our God), the great I Am (the great I Am)

There was a long, long time ago
A God whose voice the prophets heard
He is the God that we should know
Who speaks from His inspired word

Repeat Chorus

Our God, whose Son upon a tree
A life was willing there to give
That He from sin might set man free
And evermore with Him could live

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."  Hebrews 11:3
"None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."  1 Corinthians 2:8

<Back to Song List>

Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Cyberhymnal

Acadisc is a synopsis of various albums of Christian acappella groups. It is written by The Acadisc Team and is very open to additions and/or corrections. These can be addressed to Ken at ken@acadisc.com.

To see counter stats since 1-15-02... click  This page was last updated on 3-8-09.