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AcaDisc #75- Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company (The Series)

Original Release: 1993 Word, Inc.
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Miller and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Gary Miner, and Robert C. Guy
Assistant Engineers: Paul Sale, Russell Lamb, Max Plaster, and Wayburn Dean
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: John Laws and Gary Miller
Mastered by: Hank Williams at Master Mix
Design: Tufts Design Studio
Special Thanks: Duane Turnage
Vocals: Wayburn Dean, George Pendergrass, John Green, Robert C. Guy, Jerome Williams, Duane Adams, Mary Tiller, Da'dra Crawford, Steve Crawford, Denise Walls, Mary Adams, Delisa McKinzie, and Darnella Dean

Song List

Ride the Chariot
Soon Ah Will Be Done
Elijah Rock
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Everytime I Feel The Spirit
Everybody Talkin' 'Bout Heaven
Ain't Got Time to Die
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
Wade In The Water

Ride the Chariot

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company and as part of "Climbin' Up the Mountain, Ride the Chariot Medley" on Show Me the Cross by Revival.
Lead: John Green, Wayburn Dean, Robert Guy, George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord (in the mornin' Lord)
Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord (in the mornin' Lord)
I'm getting ready for the judgment day
My Lord, my Lord

(C'mon and ride) Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord
(C'mon and ride) Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord
(C'mon and ride) I'm getting ready for the judgment day
My Lord, my Lord

Are you ready my brother (oh yes my Lord)
Are you ready for the journey (oh yes my Lord)
Do you wanna see my Jesus
(Oh yes) I'm waiting for the chariot
'Cause I'm ready to go

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts) (x2)

(Get ready for the mighty journey leaving in the morning.
Get ready for the master call, just call me in morn.
Get ready if you wanna see my Jesus)

Are you ready my sister
Are you ready for the journey
Do you wanna see my Jesus
(Oh yes) I'm waiting for the chariot
'Cause I'm ready to go

Well I never will forget that day (what a day, my Lord)
When all my sins were taken away (how he washed it white as snow)
My feet were snatched from the miry clay (I'm a changed man, I'm a new life)
And I'm gonna serve him till that judgment day (hey, come on)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

I'm gonna ride in the chariot
in the chariot, (are you ready to ride?) in the chariot
Ride in the chariot

(Get ready for the mighty journey leaving in the morning.
Get ready for the master call, just call me in morn.
Get ready if you wanna see my Jesus)

Are you ready my sister
Are you ready for the journey
Do you wanna see my Jesus
(Oh yes) I'm waiting for the chariot
'Cause I'm ready to go

Ride in the chariot

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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Soon Ah Will Be Done

Words and music: William Dawson
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean, and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Oh, no wailin'
Soon Ah will be done with the troubles of this world

Chorus:
Soon Ah will be done-a with the troubles of the world
The troubles of the world
The troubles of the world
Soon Ah will be done-a with the troubles of the world
Goin' home to live with God

Repeat Chorus

I want to meet my Jesus (I want to meet Him)
I want to meet my Jesus (meet my Jesus)
I want to meet my Jesus (I want to meet Him)
I'm goin' to live with God
[Repeat]

Soon Ah, soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of the world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of the world (soon ah will be done)
Lord, Lord, soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
I'm goin' home, I'm gonna live with

Repeat Chorus

No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
I'm goin' to live with God

(No, no) No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' (Come on, ? the time)
No wailin' (No more pain, no more sorrow)
No more wailin' (No, no, no, no, no, no more)
No more weepin'

Soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of the world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
Hey, soon, soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
I'm goin' home, I'm gonna live with God

(There'll be no more) No more weepin'
(No more weepin' and wailin') No more weepin' and wailin', and wailin'
(There'll be no more) No more weepin'
(No more weepin', no more wailin') No more weepin' and wailin', and wailin'
(No no, no no)
(No no) No more, no more weepin', no more wailin'
Yeah, I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, gonna live with God

One of these days, I'm gonna live with God
Said I'm gonna go far away (no wailin')
Don't'cha know, that I got to go (soon ah will be done with the troubles of this world)
One of these good ol' days (praise Him), said I'm gonna fly away (praise the Lord)
Said there'll be no more tears (glory hallelujah), gonna live with God (gonna live with God)
No more tears (praise and honor), and no more pain
Everlasting sun, and no more rain
I'm gonna sing and shout
[Fade out]

Scriptural Reference:

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."  John 16:33

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Elijah Rock

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay and Acappella Favorites by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, shout, shout
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, comin' up Lord
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, shout, shout
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, comin' up Lord
Repeat (with various sand sundry variations) (x4)

(Don't you know that Satan's a liar)
Satan's a liar and a conjur too
(And if you don't watch out)
If you don't watch out he'll conjur you
(If I could, surely I would)
If I could I surely would
(I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood)
I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood

Elijah rock
Shout about it
Elijah, Elijah, Elijah rock
Shout about, oh (shout)
Shout about
Elijah rock comin' up
Elijah rock comin' up
Elijah rock comin' up Lord

Satan's a liar and a conjur too
If you don't watch out he'll conjur you

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank."  Numbers 20:11

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: John Green, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Green, Wayburn Dean
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Oh glory, hallelujah

Chorus:
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory Hallelujah

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
And nobody knows but Jesus
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground (almost level, level to the ground)
Nobody knows but you, Lord

Repeat Chorus

I believe, I believe, I believe (truly believe)
Nobody, no, nobody, nobody but him (there's nobody like him)
Don't you know my soul (the King will recieve)
King Jesus will receive
Nobody but Jesus, nobody but the Lord

Hey I said...
Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
There are times when I can't see my way around (oh yes, Lord)
There are times when I find myself level to the ground (oh yes, Lord)
Without a doubt you know, you know
You know that I really believe, yes (oh yes, Lord)
My soul, King Jesus, he will receive (oh yes, Lord)

No, nobody
Nobody knows
No, nobody knows
No one but Jesus
Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
[Repeat x4 with stepouts]

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."  Hebrews 4:14-16

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Everytime I Feel the Spirit

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: John Green 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Prodigal Son by The Sounds of Glory, Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company, and Acappella Favorites by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Green
Sample: Windows Media

Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (Feel it, feel it)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (I wanna feel the Spirit, yeah)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (I can feel it deep down in my soul)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin'

Chorus 1:
Every time I (Every time)
Feel the Spirit (I feel it)
Movin' in my heart (When it's movin')
I will pray (Said I'll pray)
Yes, every time I (Every, every time)
feel the Spirit (Feel it, feel it, feel it)
Movin' in my heart (When it's movin')
I will pray (When it's movin' I will pray)

Chorus 2:
Every time I (Every time I)
Feel the Spirit (I feel the Spirit)
Movin' in my heart (Can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
I will pray (Can't you feel the Spirit movin')
Yes, every time I (Yeah)
Feel the Spirit (Whoa, yeah)
Movin' in my heart (Oo)
I will pray

Upon the mountain my Lord spoke (my Lord spoke)
Out of his mouth came fire and smoke (came fire and smoke)
When I looked all around me everything looked so fine
I asked my Lord if all was mine

Chorus 3:
Every time I
Feel the Spirit
Movin' in my heart
I will pray
Yes, every time I
feel the Spirit
Movin' in my heart
I will pray

[Solo over top of chorus 3:]
Oh every time, oh every time
It makes me wanna pray
If you wanna shout it, pray
Oh yeah, hey

Jordan's River, chilly and cold
Chills the body but not the soul
There ain't but one train upon this track
That runs to heaven and it runs right back

Repeat Chorus 3 (x2)
[Solo over top of chorus 3:]
When my heart is open, I feel the Spirit
Oh yes, oh yes, indeed
He lives in my heart, oh yes, He does
Yeah, every time I feel it
I will pray

Feel the Spirit (Every time I can feel it)
Feel the Spirit (down in my soul)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I've been there)
Feel the Spirit (Feel the Spirit)
I can feel Him moving

Feel the Spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Spirit in me)
Feel the Spirit (Spirit in me)
I can feel Him moving

Moving in my soul, moving in my soul
Moving in my soul
Every time I feel Him moving

Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Yes, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit

Scriptural Reference:

"And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws."  Ezekial 36:27

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Everybody Talkin' 'Bout Heaven

Words and music: George Pendergrass and John Green 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Everybody talkin' 'bout heav'n that ain't goin' there
Everybody talkin' 'bout heav'n that ain't goin'
Everybody talkin' 'bout heav'n that ain't goin' there
Oh my Lord

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Well I read about the streets of gold
And I read about the throne
Not everybody callin' "Lord, Lord"
Is gonna see that heavenly home

Repeat Chorus

Additive Parts:
1 - But those who do the will of my God will enter heaven
2 - If you wanna go to heaven, you gotta do more than talk about it
3 - Oh heaven, to heaven, to heaven
4 - If you wanna go to heaven, to heaven, to heaven
5 - Heaven, I wanna go to heaven

Repeat ad lib

There will come a day
When we will all stand before the throne
On that day, some will say
"Did we not prophesy in your name?"
And they'll say:
"We drove out demons in your name"
I know some will say:
"We performed many miracles in your name"
Some will say
"So many works we've done in your name"

Then the Lord will say:
"Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity
I never knew you"
That's why I know

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Oh my Lord
Oh my Lord
Oh my Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"'Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'  Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'"  Matthew 7:21-23

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Ain't Got Time to Die

Words and music: Hall Johnson
Arrangement: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: George Pendergrass, Katrina Willis, Brian Dickerson, Mechell Williams, and Darilnda Guy

Lyrics:

Lord I keep so busy praisin' my Jesus
Keep so busy praisin' my Jesus
Keep so busy praisin' my Jesus
Ain't got time to die

'Cause when I'm helpin' the sick (I'm praisin' my Jesus)
When I'm helpin' the sick (I'm praisin' my Jesus)
When I'm helpin' the sick (I'm praisin' my Jesus)
Ain't got time to die

Chorus:
'Cause it takes all of my time (It takes all of my time, it takes it all)
All of my time (to praise Him)
If I don't praise Him the rocks are gonna cry out
Glory and honor, glory and honor
Ain't got time to die

Lord I keep so busy workin' for the kingdom (workin' and I'm workin')
Keep so busy workin' for the kingdom (workin' and I'm workin')
Keep so busy workin' for the kingdom (workin' and I'm workin')
Ain't got time to die

'Cause when I'm feedin' the poor (I'm workin' for the kingdom)
When I'm feedin' the poor (I'm workin' for the kingdom)
When I'm feedin' the poor (I'm workin' for the kingdom)
Ain't got time to die

Repeat Chorus

Lord I keep so busy servin' my master (keep so busy)
Keep so busy servin' my master (I'm servin')
Keep so busy servin' my master
Ain't got time to die

'Cause when I'm givin' my all (I'm servin' my master) (I'm gonna give my all to Jesus)
When I'm givin' my all (I'm servin' my master) (I'm gonna give my all in all)
When I'm givin' my all (I'm servin' my master) (I'm givin' all of my life to Him)
Ain't got time to die

Repeat Chorus

Now won't you get out of my way (oh get out of my way)
Get out of my way (you better get out of my way)
Let me tell you if I don't praise Him the rocks are gonna cry out
Glory and honor, glory and honor
Ain't got time to die

Glory and honor, glory and honor
Ain't got time to die
Ain't got time to die

Scriptural Reference:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."  Colossions 3:23

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Words and music to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot": Harry Thacker Burleigh (1917)
Words and music to "Swing Down Sweet Chariot": Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company, as "Swing Down Chariot" on Singing His Praises by The Sounds of Glory and Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, and as "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" on Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance.
Lead: Wayburn Dean
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Swing low, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, my, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home

Swing low, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, my, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home (Hey, I just wanna go home,
Swing low, sweet chariot, and carry me home)

Chorus:
(Come on and swing) Swing down chariot, (Stop and let) Stop and let me ride
(Come on and) Swing down chariot, stop and let me ride
(Oh, why don't you rock me, rock me Lord) Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Come in easy
I've got a home on the other side

(You know that six) Six white horses prancin' (white horses prancing)
Side by side
(You know that) Six white horses prancin' side by side
(Oh, won't you rock me, rock me Lord)
Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Come in easy
I've got a home on the other side

Swing low, swing low and let me ride
Why don't you let me ride
Why don't you let me ride (Swing low)
Ride, ride, ride, ride

Well Ezekiel went down in the middle of the field
Said he saw an angel with a chariot wheel
Wasn't too particular about the chariot wheel
He just wanted to know how the chariot feels

Repeat Chorus

Swing low, swing low
Swing low, swing low
And let me ride
Why don't you let me ride (I want to ride)
Why don't you let me ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride

Well Ezekiel went out and he got on board (well, he got on board)
The chariot went a rockin' right on down the road (down the road)
He wasn't too particular 'bout the rocky road
He just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Repeat Chorus

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

I've got a home on the
I've got a home on the
(Repeat)
[Solo during repeats:]
Got a home on the other side
Got a home on the other side
No more pain on the other side
Well, there's no more sorrow on the other side
No more trouble on the other side
There won't be any tears on the other side
And no more fears on the other side
Got a home on the other side

I've got a home on the other side
I've got a home on the other side
I'm goin' home

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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I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: Robert C. Guy and George Pendergrass 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Robert C. Guy
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I want Jesus to walk with me
I want Jesus to walk with me:
All along life's pilgrim journey
I want Jesus to walk with me

In my trials He'll walk with me
In my trials He'll walk with me
All along life's journey
I know that Jesus (Jesus walks with me) will walk with me

I know that Jesus he will always walk with me (He said it in His word, I know it in my heart He could, I know that He will walk with me)
I know that Jesus he will always walk with me (He said it in His word, I know it in my heart He could, I know that He will walk with me)

(I love Jesus)
I love Jesus and He I know He loves me
I love him (He set me free)

Bridge:
Journey, journey, journey, journey
The journey of my life
I grow stronger because Jesus will walk with me
He'll walk with me

I want Jesus
I want Jesus
Oh, I want Jesus to walk with me
All along (journey - life's tedious and treacherous) my journey
I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me Jesus) (I grow stronger because Jesus will walk with me)

I want Jesus to walk with me
Jesus walk with me

Scriptural Reference:

"As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him."  Luke 24:15-16

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Wade In The Water

Words and music: Eva Cassidy
Arrangement: Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Wayburn Dean and John K. Green
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Wadin' in the water
Wadin' in the water (wade in the water)
Wadin' in the water (wade in the water)
God's a gonna trouble the water

Chorus 1:
Wade in the water (wade in the water)
Wade in the water children
Wade in the water
God's a gonna trouble the water

See that band and they're all dressed in white (God's a gonna trouble the water)
Said the leader looks like an Israelite (God's a gonna trouble the water)

Chorus 2:
Wade in the water (wade in the water) (the water, the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water children (the water, the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water (wade in the water) (the water, the water, wade in the water)
God's a gonna trouble the water

See that band all dressed in red (God's a gonna trouble the water)
Well it looks like the band that Moses led (God's a gonna trouble the water)

Chorus 3:
Wade in the water (wade in the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water children (wade in the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water (wade in the water, wade in the water)
God's a gonna trouble the water

Repeat Chorus 3 (with stepouts)

Oh, my Lord, my Lord (God's a gonna trouble the water)
(Children wade) He's gonna trouble
(Wade in the water) God is gonna trouble it (God's a gonna trouble the water)

Repeat Chorus 3 (with stepouts)

God's a gonna trouble the water
God's a gonna trouble the water (He's gonna trouble it)
God's gonna trouble the water

Repeat Chorus 3 (with stepouts)

Repeat Chorus 1 (x2 and fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.   The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen-the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.  But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left."  Exodus 14:27-29

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Jonathan Paden

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