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AcaDisc #124- Take the Lord With You by The Sounds of Glory

Original Release: 1984
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

Take the Lord With You
How About Your Heart?
I'm Free Again
Wait For Me
Glad Reunion Day
Pappa Tell a Story
When I Wake Up to Sleep No More
Why Can't We See?
When Jesus Comes
Because He Lives
Streets of Gold
I'll Have a New Life

Take the Lord With You

Words and music:
Lead: Randy Green

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Well you've gotta take, take the Lord with you (c'mon now) everywhere you go
Hey you've gotta take, take the Lord with you (c'mon now) everywhere you go
Hey you've gotta take, take the Lord with you (c'mon now) everywhere you go
In the street (in the street) and in the home (in the home) and in the crowds (in the crowd) all alone (all alone)

You've gotta take, take the Lord with you (c'mon now) everywhere you go

My mamma told me (take the Lord) when I was young (take the Lord)
The Christian race (take the Lord) was hard to run (take the Lord)
So put your hand (take the Lord) in His hand (take the Lord)
And He will take you (take the Lord), take you, take you to the promised land (take the Lord)
You've been talked about (take the Lord) and you've been warned (take the Lord)
And you've been pushed around (take the Lord) and so forlorned (take the Lord)
Hey now you've gotta take, take the Lord with you (c'mon now) everywhere you go

Repeat Chorus

Highways (highways), byways (byways)
Highways (highways), byways (byways)
You've gotta take the Lord

Repeat Chorus

You've gotta take, take the Lord with you (c'mon now) everywhere you go

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah 3:17

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How About Your Heart?

Words and music:
Lead: Randy Green

Lyrics:

Chorus:
How about your heart, is it right with God?
That's the thing that counts today
Is it black by sin, is it pure within?
Could you ask Christ in to stay?

People often see you as you are outside
Jesus really knows you for He sees inside

How about your heart, is it right with God?
That's the thing that counts today

People often see you as you are outside
Jesus really knows you for He sees inside

How about your heart, is it right with God?
That's the thing that counts today

Scriptural Reference:

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God."  Colossians 3:1

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I'm Free Again

Words and music:
Lead: None
Stepouts: C.D. Davis

Lyrics:

Satan led my soul astray (Satan led my soul astray I drifted)
From the straight and narrow way (that leads to happiness and life eternal)
But to Jesus I did pray (to the Lord I humbly prayed)
He heard my prayer, rescued me that very day (that very day)

Chorus:
Praise God I'm free (free from every chain of sin)
I've been set free by the grace of God
I'm free (with a settled peace within)
No more the paths of sin I trod
I'm free (heaven's gates I'll enter in)
The blood has cleansed every sinful stain
I'm free (praise the living God)
I'm free again (I'm free again)

Soon the pearly gates I'll see (soon the pearly gates I'll see in heaven)
Soon I'll live eternally (and then I'll never die but live forever)
Friends and loved ones wait for me (friends and love ones wait for me)
I'll sail up high through the sky because I'm free (because I'm free)

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."  Galatians 5:1

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Wait For Me

Words and music: Doy Ott
Lead: Charles Davis

Lyrics:

When the Lord gave you life it would break His heart each time you went astray
But from your side He'd never part, He'd always show you the way
Now you've won the fight for truth and right, down here your work is o'er
You've gone to dwell where there's no night and pain can harm you no more

Chorus:
Just wait (wait for me) for me up in glory (wait up in glory)
Yes wait by the river of life (wait by the river of life)
Tell Jesus (tell Him for me) for me that I'm lonely (tell Him I'm lonely)
And burdened with sorrow and strife (burdened with sorrow and strife)
But tell Him (tell Him) I'll still sing love's story (I'll still sing love's story)
Yes until this life is through (until my life here is through)
Just wait for me up in glory (wait for me up in glory)
And soon I'll be coming to you (soon I'll be coming to you)

When the Lord called you home it broke my heart to see you go away
Although I knew right from the start we'd meet again someday
So I'll watch and pray both night and day until my work is through
Then I shall hear my master say, "Come home, we're waiting for you"

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: 'Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.'"  Acts 1:4

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Glad Reunion Day

Words and music:
Lead: Randy Green

Lyrics:

There will be a happy meeting in heaven I know
When we see the many loved ones we've known here below
Gather on the blessed hilltops with hearts all aglow
That will be a glad reunion day

Chorus:
Glad day (that will be a happy day yes), a wonderful day
Glad day (that will be a happy day yes), a glorious day
There with all the holy angels and loved ones to stay
That will be a glad reunion day

When we live a million years in that wonderful place
Basking in the love of Jesus beholding His face
It will seem but just a moment of praising His grace
That will be a glad reunion day

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."  John 8:56

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Pappa Tell a Story

Words and music: Alton Howard
Lead: Randy Green

Lyrics:

I love the story (I love the story) pappa done told me (pappa done told me)
Read it in the Bible (read it in the Bible) all of my days (yes all of my days)
Moses on the mountain (Moses on the mountain), Moses in the desert (Moses in the desert)
Lead my people (lead my people) out of that land (yes out of that land)

Chorus:
Pappa tell a story (pappa tell a story), mamma read the Bible (mamma read the Bible)
Preacher preach about it (gonna keep preaching) all of my days (yes all of my days)
Gather in the children (gather in the children), pappa's got a story (pappa's got a story)
I'm going to sing it, shout it, tell it all of my days (yes all of my days)

Going down to Egypt (going down to Egypt) after my people (after my people)
Tell King Pharaoh (tell King Pharaoh) let my people go (let my people go)
If he don't listen (if he don't listen), he'll be sorry (he'll be sorry)
Frogs and flies (and the big hailstones) I'm gonna to let go (I'm gonna to let go)

Repeat Chorus

Come and listen children (come and listen children), listen to the story (listen to the story)
Listen to the wheels (listen to the wheels) of the chariots roll (of the chariots roll)
Open up the waters (open up the waters), run my children (run my children)
Then let the waters (pour right over) King Pharaoh (King Pharaoh)

Repeat Chorus

I'm going to sing it, shout it, tell it all of my days (yes all of my days)

Scriptural Reference:

"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.''"  Exodus 8:1

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When I Wake Up to Sleep No More

Words and music: Marlon W. Easterling 1944,1972 Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Til He Comes by His Image, as part of "New Life/When I Wake Up" on Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company, and as part of "I'll Have a New Life/When I Wake Up to Sleep No More" on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Charles Davis and C.D. Davis

Lyrics:

What a glad thought some wonderful morning
I shall hear Gabriel's trumpet sound
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more
Rising to meet my blessed Redeemer
With a glad shout I'll leave the ground
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

Chorus:
When I wake up (some glad morning)
To sleep no more (jewels adorning)
Happy I'll be (over in Glory)
On heaven's bright shore (telling the story)
With the redeemed of all the ages
Praising the One whom I adore
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

Glory to God I'll have a new body
Changed in the twinkling of an eye
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more
Leaving behind all trouble and sorrow
Bound for that city up on high
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

Repeat Chorus

I shall behold the beauties of heaven
With the redeemed of every race
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more
Neath the green trees, beside the still waters
I shall then find a resting place
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

Repeat Chorus (x2)

(When I wake up) When I wake up (to sleep no more) to sleep no more

Scriptural Reference:

"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."  Romans 6:4

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Why Can't We See?

Words and music: Lanier Stevens
Lead: None
Spoken Vocal: Lanier Stevens

Lyrics:

This next song is lovingly dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, Wayne Coleman

Spoken over Verse 1 and the Chorus:
At the age of 26, plagued by personal crisis and an overwhelming emptiness in his life, he found himself unable to cope because he did not believe in God.  He said, "Lanier, I have to prove to myself that there is a God," and he began studying the Bible and in one year read it through about 8 times.  Needless to say, not only did he come to believe in God, but became a devout and faithful Christian.  He often said he had a sermon he hoped someday to preach.  He frequently asked, "Why can't people see?"  It was that question that inspired me to write this song.  It is our prayer that whereever this song is sung and hearts are touched Wayne will be preaching the sermon he so longed to preach.

This life's too short and filled with pain
To waste our time for earthly gain
It has to be much sweeter there
Why can't we see, Lord hear our prayer?

Chorus:
Why can't we see, why do we sin?
We must not let the tempter in
Oh Jesus make our hearts your throne
So we can see we're not alone

Leukemia took his earthly life at the age of 33.  His last words to me were "Though He slay me, still I trust Him"

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Chorus

If I could live my life again
I'd keep it free from so much sin
I would not hurt the ones I love
I want to please my Lord above

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun."  Psalm 37:5-6

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When Jesus Comes

Words and music:
Lead: C.D. Davis and Charles Davis

Lyrics:

When Jesus comes again to gather His own
And to the true a crown is giv'n
I want to hear Him say, "My servant, well done
Thy soul shall know the joys of heaven"

Chorus:
I want to know that He will (I want to know that He will) welcome me there
I do not want to be (I do not want to be) denied
I want to meet Him in that (I want to meet Him in that) city so fair
And ever there with Him abide

I do not know the day my Savior will come
But I must be prepared to go
If I'm ready He will call me His own
And that's enough for me to know

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him."  Hebrews 9:28

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Because He Lives

Words: William J. and Gloria Gaither 1971 William J. Gaither
Music: William J. Gaither 1971 William J. Gaither
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company and Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Lanier Stevens (Verse 2)

Lyrics:

God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives

Chorus:
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives

And then one day, I'll cross the river
I'll fight final, final war, that war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the light of glory then I'll know He reigns

Repeat Chorus

And life is worth the living just because He lives

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them."  Hebrews 7:25

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Streets of Gold

Words and music:
Lead: C.D. Davis

Lyrics:

When I get to heaven I'll see Him, look upon the face
Of the one who saved me and keeps me by His amazing grace
Then I'm gonna thank Him and praise Him, the half has never been told
(And then I'm gonna walk) Walk right in on the streets of gold

Chorus:
Don't you know I'll walk (walk right in) on the streets of gold (streets of pure gold)
When I get to heaven, gonna take a little stroll (take a little stroll)
Then I'm gonna sit down and talk to the prophets of old
(And then I'm gonna walk) Walk along the streets of gold

Thinking of the beauty that waits me in that home above
Knowing we will live there forever and share His wonderful love
Makes me more determined to serve Him and reach that heavenly goal
(And then I'm gonna walk) Walk right in on the streets of gold

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass."  Revelation 21:21

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I'll Have a New Life

Words and music: Luther G. Presley 1940,1968 Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Born Again by New Life (TN), as "New Life" on New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN), as part of "New Life/When I Wake Up" on Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company (The Series), and as part of "I'll Have a New Life/When I Wake Up to Sleep No More" on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

On the resurrection morning, when all the dead in Christ shall rise
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life (eternal)
Sowed in weakness, raised in power, ready to live in Paradise
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life, oh yes

Chorus:
I'll have a new home (glory, glory) of glory eternal
Where the redeemed (ever stand) of God shall stand
There'll be no more sorrow
No more pain, there'll be no more strife (no strife)
Yes, raised in the likeness (in His likeness) of my Savior
Ready to live (I'll be glad) in Glory Land
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life (oh yes)

What a hallelujah morning when the last trump of God shall sound
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life (eternal)
Graves all bursting saints all shouting, heavenly beauty all around
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."  Romans 6:4

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Lanier Stevens

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