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AcaDisc #112- Singing His Praises by The Sounds of Glory

Original Release: 1983
Available through The Sounds of Glory on cassette only
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

To Sing His Praises Brings Joy to Me
Rainbow of Love
Land Where Living Waters Flow
We'll Soon Be Done With Troubles and Trials
Swing Down Chariot
How Long Has it Been Since You Talked With the Lord?
Roll On Jordan
Heavenly Love
Praise God, He's Coming Again
I Can Tell You the Time
Give the World a Smile
Sweet, Sweet Spirit

To Sing His Praises Brings Joy to Me

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Jesus gave me a voice to help each pilgrim rejoice
To sing His praises (sing His praises) brings (brings) great (great) joy to (joy to) me (me)
Let me serve Him each day and walk beside Him alway
To sing His praises brings joy (joy) to (to) me (great joy to me)

Chorus:
To sing His word, His praises brings the greatest joy to me (to sing His praises brings joy to me)
He gave His life (gave His life) that I (that I might) might be (be) made free
And up heaven (up in heaven) now (even now) He bleeds (bleeds) for me
To sing His praises brings joy (joy) to (to) me (great joy to me)

While I tarry below I want His spirit to show
To sing His praises (sing His praises) brings (brings) great (great) joy to (joy to) me (me)
When I meet Him above I still keep telling His love
To sing His praises brings joy (joy) to (to) me (great joy to me)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you- I, whom you have redeemed."  Psalm 71:23

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Rainbow of Love

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Shining every day all along the way
There's a rainbow (there's a rainbow) of love (perfect love)
On the land and sea, shines for you and me
There's a rainbow (there's a rainbow) of love (perfect love)

Chorus:
There's a rain- (a rainbow shining) -bow of love (with a golden lining)
It's pointing to (it's always pointing) heaven above (to heaven above)
Shining through (the clouds are gathered) every cloud (in stormy weather)
There's a rainbow (there's a rainbow) of love (perfect love)

When we cross the tide on the other side
There's a rainbow (there's a rainbow) of love (perfect love)
Shining on and on 'round the great white throne
There's a rainbow (there's a rainbow) of love (perfect love)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord."  Ezekial 1:28

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Land Where Living Waters Flow

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Some glad day my soul will fly way up high in the sky
Far above this land of grief and woe
With my Lord I'll fly away on that day, happy day
To that land where living waters flow

Chorus:
Oh that land (that land) where living waters (waters) flow
My soul (soul) is longing to be there
And some (and some) glad day I know (know) I'll go
To live (live) forever in the air
'Tis a lovely land, wonder land where the angels sing
Round the throne, shining throne, praising heaven's King
And some (some) glad day I know (know) I'll go
To that land where living waters flow

Far above this vale of tears, doubts and fears, home appears
Home where I have longed so much to go
Soon on wings of love I'll rise to the prize in the skies
To that land where living waters flow

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."  Revelation 7:17

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We'll Soon Be Done With Troubles and Trials

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Some of these days I'm going home where no sorrows ever come
We'll soon be done, we'll soon be done with troubles and trials (troubles and trials)
Safe from hardaches, pain, and care, we shall all that glory share
And I'm gonna sit down beside my Jesus, Lord I'm gonna sit down and rest a little while

Chorus:
We'll soon be done, we'll soon be done with troubles and trials (troubles and trials)
In that home, yes in that home on the other side (on the other side)
And I'm gonna shake glad hands with the elders, Lord and tell my kindred good morning
And I'm gonna sit down beside my Jesus, Lord I'm gonna sit down and rest a little while

I shall behold His blessed face, I shall feel His matchless grace
We'll soon be done, we'll soon be done with troubles and trials (troubles and trials)
Oh what peace and joy sublime in that home of love divine
And I'm gonna sit down beside my Jesus, Lord I'm gonna sit down and rest a little while

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Gonna sit down and rest a little while (gonna sit down and rest a little while)

Scriptural Reference:

"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed."  1 Peter 4:12-13

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Swing Down Chariot

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
This song also appeared on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, as "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot" on Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance and as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company and Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Swing low (swing low), sweet chariot (sweet chariot)
Coming for to carry me home! (coming for to carry me home)
Swing low (swing low), sweet chariot (sweet chariot)
Coming for to carry me home!

Chorus 1:
(Why don't you) Swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
(Why don't you) Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Calm and easy
Iíve got a home on the other side

(swing interlude) Well, well

Well Ezekial went down in the middle of a field
He saw an angel workin' on a chariot wheel
Wasn't so particular 'bout the chariot wheel
He just wanted to see how the chariot feel

Repeat Chorus 1

(swing interlude) Well, well

Well Ezekial went down and he got on board
Went on a bumpin' on down the road
Wasn't so particular 'bout the bumps in the road
He just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Repeat Chorus 1

Chorus 2:
Swing low sweet chariot stop and let me ride (and let me ride)
Swing low chariot stop and let me ride
Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Calm and easy
Iíve got a home on the other side

Six white horses prancin' side by side (side by side)
Six white horses prancin' side by side
Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Calm and easy
Iíve got a home on the other side

Looked over Jordan tell me what did I see (what did I see)
A band of angels a-comin' after me
Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Calm and easy
Iíve got a home on the other side

Repeat Chorus 2

I've got a home on the, I've got a home on the
I've got a home on the, I've got a home on the
I've got a home on the other side

Scriptural Reference:

"As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind."  2 Kings 2:11

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How Long Has it Been Since You Talked With the Lord?

Words and music: Cleavant Derricks
Lead: None

Lyrics:

How long has it been since you talked with the Lord
And told Him your heart's hidden secrets?
How long since you prayed, how long since you stayed
On your knees till the light shown through?

How long has it been since your mind felt at ease?
How long since your heart knew no burden?
Can you call Him your friend, how long has it been
Since you knew that He cared for you?

How long has it been since you knelt by your bed
And prayed to the Lord up in heaven?
How long since you knew that He'd answer you
And would keep you the long night through?

How long has it been since you walked with the dawn
And felt that the days worth a-living
Can you call Him your friend, how long has it been
Since you knew that He cared for you?

Scriptural Reference:

"Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, 'I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless.  How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.'  Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength."  Daniel 10:16-18

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Roll On Jordan

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

There's a river rolling deep and wide (deep and wide, it's rolling)
Paradise is on the other side (yes, heaven is waiting)
When this old life is o'er, there I'll ere abide (forever I'll abide)

Chorus:
Oh roll (roll) on (on) mighty old river to (to) that (that) sweet forever
Let (let) your (your) wave roll gently, guard (guard) your (your) sword intently
Some (some) day (day) we must cross your shore, so roll on Jordan
Roll on (roll on), old riv- (old riv-) -er deep (-er deep) and wide (and wide)
My home (my home) is on (is on) the oth- (the oth-) -er side (-er side)
I want to reach that home Lord (when I reach the river gonna pray the Lord to carry me home)
So roll on Jordan
You're the last old river that I've got to span to reach that mansion in that promised land
So won't you roll on, roll on Jordan

Someday soon I know I'm going home (going home, I'm going)
Then I'll see my Savior on His throne (yes, then I'll see Jesus)
I'll be so happy there, never more to roam (no never more to roam)

Repeat Chorus

Roll on

Scriptural Reference:

"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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Heavenly Love

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Heavenly love (heavenly love) was all that could help me (was all that could help me)
I was astray (I was a stray) so sad and alone (so sad and alone)
I looked above (I looked above), my burdens all left me (my burdens all left me)
Now I can say (now I can say), heaven's my home (heaven's my home)

Chorus:
Heavenly love (heavenly love), the love of my Lord (the love of my Savior)
Lifting above (lifting above), for He is my sword and shield
Giving me light (giving me light), in darkness of night (in darkness of night)
Heavenly love (heavenly love), heavenly love (heavenly love)

When I shall stand (when I shall stand) at Jordan's dark river (at Jordan's dark river)
Shadows of night (shadows of night) are gathering above (are gathering above)
There is a pad (there is a pad), I know we'll deliver (I know we'll deliver)
Heavenly love (heavenly love), heavenly love (heavenly love)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him."  Psalm 103:11

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Praise God, He's Coming Again

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

One day the trumpet of the Lord shall sound (what glory)
One day the Lord will roll the clouds away (forever)
One day He's coming (coming), praise His name
When all the saints are gathered in that day

Chorus:
Praise God He's coming in His glory that day
When all the saints (saints) are (are) ga- (ga-) -thered (-thered) to that blessed land
On clouds of glory with His angelic train
Praise God He's coming, He's coming again

Oh what a Savior we shall see that day (what glory)
Clothed in His brightness He will lead the way (forever)
To Him we're coming (coming), praise His name
When all the saints are gathered in that day

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."  Revelation 22:20

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I Can Tell You the Time

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

I remember the time (I remember the time) when in darkness I wondered (farther from home)
On the mountain of sin (on the mountain of sin) I had traveled so long (I had traveled so long)
Like the prodigal son (like the prodigal son) all my good I had squandered (sadly I roamed)
But the Savior came in (but the Savior came in) and He gave me a song (twas a beautiful song)

Chorus:
I can tell you now the time (I can tell you the time), I can take you to the place (I can show you the place)
Where the Lord saved me (where the Lord saved me) by His wonderful grace (by His wonderful grace)
But I can not tell you how (for I know not the how) and I can not tell you why (and I know not the why)
But He'll tell me all about it (He will tell me all about it) in the by and by (in the by and by)

I can never forget (I can never forget) when He spoke to me gently (follow thou me)
In the fountain of life (in the fountain of life) there's a balm for your soul (there's a balm for your soul)
So I heeded His voice (so I heeded His voice), He was speaking intently (glady I see)
Through His marvelous grace (through His marvelous grace) I am happy and whole (I am happy and whole)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."  Mark 16:16

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Give the World a Smile

Words and music: Otis Denton and M. L. Yandell © 1976 Stamps Baxter Music (Brenton-Benson Music Publishing)
This song also appeared on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Are you giving to the world a smile (sunny smile)
Helping lessen someone's dreary mile (dreary mile)
Do you greet the world with song as through life you pass along
Cheering those you may meet along life's way

Chorus:
Give the world a smile each day (give the world a bright smile every day)
Helping someone on life's way (helping someone on life's dreary way)
From the paths of sin (paths of sin) oh bring the wonderer's in (bring them in)
To the master's fold to stay (to His fold, His forever to stay)
Help to cheer the lone and sad (help cheer the sad, the lonely and sad)
Help to make some pilgrim glad (help make pilgrim, make somebody glad)
Let your life so be that (life so be that) all the world might see
The joy of serving Jesus with a smile (a bright sunny smile)

Give the world a happy song today (song today)
That will help some pilgrim on His way (on His way)
You can tell him of the Lord and His heavenly reward
If you'll only follow Jesus day by day

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them."  Job 29:24

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Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Words and music: Doris Akers © 1962 Manna Music
This song also appeared on Heaven Is In My Heart by The Acappella Company, Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance, and Stone by Stone by Revival.
Lead: None

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 fell the presence of the Lord

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

There are blessings you cannot receive
Till you know Him in His fullness and believe
You're the one to profit when you say
"I am going to walk with Jesus all the way"

Repeat Chorus

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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