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AcaDisc #122- This is My Story by The Sounds of Glory

Original Release: ?
Available through The Sounds of Glory
Producers: Cary Wise and The Sounds of Glory
Recording Studio: Fourth Creation Studios - Conroe, TX
Members: C.D. Davis - Bass
                 Lanier Stevens - Baritone
                 Dale Underwood - 2nd Tenor
                 Charles Davis - 1st Tenor

Song List

Open Our Eyes Lord/He Paid a Debt
1 Corinthians 15:58
Won't You Listen to God?
Joy of Thy Salvation
If We Never Meet Again
Blessed Assurance
He Touched Me
Just a Little Talk With Jesus
Goin' Home
Be Strong in the Lord
Light Shining in the Son
I'll Be There (When the Roll is Called Up Yonder)

Open Our Eyes Lord/He Paid a Debt

Words and music to "Open Our Eyes Lord": Robert Cull © 1976 Maranatha! Music (adm. by The Copyright Company)
Words and music to "He Paid a Debt": Traditional
Lead: Dale Underwood and Lanier Stevens

Lyrics:

Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus
To reach out and touch Him
And say that we love Him
Open our ears, Lord
And help us to listen
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus

He paid a debt He did not owe
I owed a debt I could not pay
I needed someone to wash my sins away
And now I sing a brand new song:
ďAmazing graceĒ (amazing grace)
Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay

Open my eyes, Lord
I want to see Jesus
To reach out and touch Him
And say that I love Him
Open my ears, Lord
And help me to listen
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus

Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay

Scriptural Reference:

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 6:23

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1 Corinthians 15:58

Words and music:
Lead: Lanier Stevens

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Be steadfast, immovable (steadfast)
Always abounding (immovable)
In the work of the Lord
For your labor is not in vain
(Repeat)

Do you ever look around you as you try to serve the Lord
And wonder ďIs it worth it, is there really a rewardĒ
In trying to be faithful, living for eternity?
What Paul wrote to the Corinthians he really wrote to me:

Repeat Chorus

Steadfast (steadfast)
Immovable
Steadfast (steadfast)
Immovable
Steadfast (steadfast)
Immovable
For your labor is not in vain

Do you ever get discouraged and feel you are all alone
As you try to be a Christian and prepare for Heavenís home?
Do you think it would be easier to follow after sin?
But youíd disappoint your Lord who gave His life your soul to win

Repeat Chorus

Steadfast (steadfast)
Immovable
Steadfast (steadfast)
Immovable
Steadfast (steadfast)
Immovable
For your labor is not in vain
No, your labor is not in vain (labor is not in vain)

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."  1 Corinthians 15:58

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Wonít You Listen to God?

Words and music: Lanier Stevens
Lead: None

Editor's Note: This song was written by Lanier Stevens as an invitation song after he had preached several sermons on Charles Stanley's book, How to Listen to God.

Lyrics:

Careless soul, why do you linger in the harvest field of sin
While your Savior gently pleads with you, ďCome inĒ
You have spent His invitation as on your way youíve trod
Wonít you listen, wonít you listen to God?

Chorus:
As you hear the voices blending there, inviting you to come
The angels up in Heaven all care (all care)
Wonít you come receive a blessing lest you feel His chastíning rod?
Wonít you listen, wonít you listen to God?

Have you listened to the Gospel as it's shared with you today
Knowing Jesus is inviting you to come
Won't you leave His invitation as He calls to you in love
Wonít you listen, wonít you listen to God

Repeat Chorus

There is power in the Spirit, there is power in the blood
There is power in the precious word of God
If your spirit is convicted and you know you need to come
Wonít you listen, wonít you listen to God

Repeat Chorus

Wonít you listen, wonít you listen to God

Scriptural Reference:

"Joshua said to the Israelites, 'Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God.'"  Joshua 3:9

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Joy of Thy Salvation

Words and music:
Lead: Dale Underwood

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
We need the joy of Thy salvation
It is a strong and mighty shield (mighty shield)
Give us the joy of Thy salvation
So Thy power may be revealed
(Repeat)

Oh my Lord, (my Lord)
Thereís a heavy weight inside my soul
And You alone (you alone)
Can cleanse my heart and make me whole
His bones You crushed
We will rejoice and be made glad
And Iíll be cleansed
Restore the joy my soul once had

Repeat Chorus 1

Create in me
A pure heart and a spirit right
Donít take from me (from me)
Your Holy Spirit - give me light
Then I will teach
Sinners to turn back to You
Blot out my fears
Create in me a spirit new

Chorus 2:
You are the joy of my salvation
You are a strong and mighty shield (mighty shield)
Give us the joy of Thy salvation
So Thy power may be revealed
(Repeat)

Joy in my soul (joy in my soul)
Joy in my soul (joy in my soul)
Joy in my soul (joy in my soul)
Joy in my soul

Repeat Chorus 2

Scriptural Reference:

"Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me."  Psalm 51:12

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If We Never Meet Again

Words and music: Albert E. Brumley © 1945 Stamps Quartet Music
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by Acappella Vocal Band and The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: Charles Davis

Lyrics:

Soon we'll come to the end of life's journey
And perhaps we'll never meet anymore
'Til we gather in heaven's bright city
Far away on that beautiful shore

Chorus 1:
If we never meet again this side of heaven (never meet this side of heaven)
As we struggle through this world and its strife (struggle through world and its strife)
There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven (meeting place somewhere in heaven)
By the side of the river of life (by the shining river of life)
Where the charming roses bloom forever (roses bloom ever and ever)
And where separations come no more (separations come never more)
If we never meet again this side of heaven (never meet this side of heaven)
I will meet you on that beautiful shore (meet you on that beautiful shore)

Oh, they say we shall meet by the river
Where no storm clouds ever darken the sky
And they say we'll be happy in heaven
In the wonderful sweet by and by

Repeat Chorus 1

Chorus 2:
If we never meet again this side of heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven
By the side of the river of life
Where the charming roses bloom forever (roses bloom ever and ever)
And where separations come no more (separations come never more)
If we never meet again this side of heaven
I will meet you on that beautiful shore

Scriptural Reference:

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  Ephesians 6:12
"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations."  Revelation 22:1-2

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Blessed Assurance

Words: Fanny J. Crosby (1873)
Music: Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp (1873)
This song also appeared on Hymns for All the World by Acappella and Hear It In Our Voice: Volume III by The Acappella Company.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O, what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

Chorus:
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior, all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

Perfect submission, perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love

Repeat Chorus

Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water."  Hebrews 10:22

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He Touched Me

Words and music: William J. Gaither © 1963
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Shackled by a heavy burden
íNeath a load of guilt and shame
Then the hand of Jesus touched me
And now I am no longer the same

Chorus:
He touched me, oh He touched me
And oh, the joy that floods my soul
Something happened and now I know
He touched me and made me whole

Since I met this blessed Savior
Since He cleansed and made me whole
I will never cease to praise Him
I will shout it while eternity rolls

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, 'If you are willing, you can make me clean.'  Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.  'I am willing,' he said.  'Be clean!'  Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured."  Mark 1:40-42

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Just a Little Talk With Jesus

Words and music: Cleavant Derricks as "Have a Little Talk With Jesus" © 1937 Stamps-Baxter Music Co., administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Group, Inc. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Songs We Like to Sing by The Sounds of Glory, Favorite Hymns of the Firemen by The Firemen, and as "It's All Right" on Awesome God: A Cappella Worship by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Dale Underwood and C.D. Davis

Lyrics:

Well I once was lost in sin but Jesus took me in
And then a little light from heaven filled my soul, my soul
(Don't you know that) It bathed my heart in love and wrote my name above
And just a little talk with Jesus made me whole

Chorus:
(Now let us) Have a little talk with Jesus
(Let us) Tell Him all about our troubles
(He will) Hear our faintest cry
(You know He will) Answer by and by
(Now when you) Feel a little prayerful yearning
(As your) Your heart unto heaven is turning
(You will) Find a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Well I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be filled with tears
But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night
(Oh you know that) I go to Him in prayer, He knows my every care
And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Yes you will find a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Scriptural Reference:

"How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you."  Isaiah 30:19b

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Goiní Home

Words and music: Dale Underwood and The Sounds of Glory
Lead: Dale Underwood

Lyrics:

If I could take you back in time
To what was on the Fatherís mind
When He sent His only Son
Away from home (away from home)
He looked down on sinful man
And knew He had to have a plan
So He sent Him down to Earth
To bring them home

Chorus 1:
Bring them home
Bring them home
Iíve reserved for them a place around my throne
And someday they wonít have to wait
Until they step through my gate
But until then, Son (until then)
Bring them home

And while He walked here on this earth
He talked about a second birth
He talked about His Fatherís house
And goiní home (goin' home)
He told them, ďDonít you be afraid
A mansion there for you is made
And my Fatherís waiting there
Sayin', 'Come on home'Ē

Chorus 2:
Come on home
Come on home
You know youíre gonna see the face upon the throne
And someday you wonít have to wait
Until you step through my Fatherís gate
But until then, child (until then)
Come on home

And when my race on earth is run
And the victory is won
When the trials of life are done
Iím goiní home (goin' home)
So donít you mourn for me down here
íCause Iíll be so happy there
And when my Father calls for me
Iím goiní home

Chorus 3:
Goiní home
Goiní home
You know Iím gonna take my place around the throne
And someday I wonít have to wait
Until I step through my Fatherís gate
But until then Iím (until then)
Iím goiní home

Chorus 4:
Goiní home
Goiní home
You know Iím gonna see the face upon the throne
And someday I wonít have to wait
Until I step through that gate
But until then Iím (until then)
Iím goiní home

But until then Iím (until then)
Iím goiní home

Scriptural Reference:

"'At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home.  I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,' says the Lord."  Zephaniah 3:20

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Be Strong in the Lord

Words and music:
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Be strong in the Lord
Be strong in the Lord
Be strong in the Lord

Chorus:
Be strong in the Lord
And the power of His might
Put on the whole armor of God
So you can take your stand
Against the devilís fight
Put on the whole armor of God

Stand firm (stand firm)
With the belt of truth
And the breastplate of righteousness
Feet shod (feet shod)
With the Gospel of Peace
Put on the whole armor of God

Repeat Chorus

Stand firm (stand firm)
With the shield of faith
And the helmet of salvation
Take the sword (take the sword)
Which is Godís word
Put on the whole armor of God

Repeat Chorus

Be strong in the Lord
Be strong in the Lord
Be strong in the Lord

Repeat Chorus

Put on the whole armor of God
Put on the whole armor of God

Scriptural Reference:

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."  Ephesians 6:10 -17

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Light Shining in the Son

Words and music:
Lead: Lanier Stevens

Lyrics:

Have you ever looked up at the moon
And wondered why it glows
Have you thought about who put it there
And the wisdom that he shows
Iíll ask my dad about it
What made it work that way
And here is what he told me
I can hear my daddy say

Chorus 1:
Itís just a light (light) shining in the sun
A reflection of the wondrous light above
It serves to burn the dark of night away (burn the night away)
Sharing warmth until we reach the light of day

And have you ever looked up through the trees
After sleeping through the night
And seen a spiderís web all glistening
In the morning light
With dewdrops sparkling on it
Like jewels from above
A silent testimony
Of the beauty of His love

Repeat Chorus 1

And have you ever noticed people
Whoíre as different as can be
Their lives reflect a glory
For all the world to see
Theyíve come to know the Savior
Theyíve come to know Godís Son
And their lives reflect the beauty
Of the work that He has done

Chorus 2:
And theyíre just lights (lights) shining in the Son
A reflection of the wondrous Light above
They serve to burn the dark of night away (burn the night away)
Sharing warmth until we reach the light of day

Repeat Chorus 2

Sharing warmth until we reach the light day (day, day, day)

Scriptural Reference:

"The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the Lord binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted."  Isaiah 30:26

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Iíll Be There (When the Roll is Called Up Yonder)

Words and music: James M. Black (1893)
This song also appeared on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory and as "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" on Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Oh when the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal bright and fair (bright and fair)
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (roll is called up yonder Iíll be there)

Chorus:
Iíll be there (oh Iíll be there)
Iíll be there (hallelujah)
When the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (oh Iíll be there)
Singing glory hallelujah
Iíll meet you in the air
When the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (Iíll be there)

And on that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise
And the glory of His resurrection share (resurrection share)
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (roll is called up yonder Iíll be there)

Repeat Chorus

So let us labor for the Master from the dawn ítil setting sun
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care (wondrous love and care)
And when all of life is over and our work on Earth is done
And the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (roll is called up yonder Iíll be there)

Repeat Chorus

Iíll be there (oh Iíll be there)
Iíll be there (oh Iíll be there)
When the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (when the roll is called Iíll be there)
Singing glory hallelujah
Iíll meet you in the air
When the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (Iíll be there)
When the roll is called up yonder Iíll be there (Iíll be there)
When the roll is called up yonder (oh when the roll is called up yonder)
You know that Iíll be there (goodbye to sorrow and to death)
Iíll be there

Scriptural Reference:

"The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: 'The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.'"  Revelation 11:15

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

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