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AcaDisc #46- The Parables of Jesus by The Acappella Company (Acappella Scripture Songs)

Original Release: 1993 Word, Inc.
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assitants: Gary Miller and Larry Sparks
Engineers: John Laws, Gary Miller, Gary Miner
Assistant Enginers: Jason Ratliff, Duane Adams, and Mike Tackett
Recorded and Mixed: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller and John Laws
Mastered by: Hank Williams at Master Mix
Art Direction: Patrick Pollei
Cover Construction: Steve Fryer
Cover Design: Dewall Pollei and Cowley Design
Vocals: Gary Miller
            Duane Adams
            Robert C. Guy
            Wes McKinzie
            John K. Green
            Brishan Hatcher
            Brian Randolph
            Steve Reischl
            George Pendergrass
            John Laws
            Gary Moyers

Song List

A.S.K. (Ask, Seek, and Knock)
House on the Rock
What Do You Think
Mercy For The Sinner
Mustard Seed
Keep Prayin'
Prodigal Son
Pearl of Great Price
Cut It Down
Pardon Me

A.S.K. (Ask, Seek, and Knock)

Words and Music: Gary Miller 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Hear It In Our Voice: Volume II by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Steve Reischl and Gary Moyers (Chorus)

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Ask and seek and knock real loud
That's what faith is all about
Situations turning 'round
And you know you'll be receivin'
If you're trustin' and believin'

In the dark of night
In my deep despair
Can you feel my fear
Can you hear my prayer?

I call but nobody seems to hear me
Am I calling in vain?
Than I look to the only One who saves me
Overcoming my hurt with this pain

Repeat Chorus 1

When you're feeling down
All your plans have failed
Only thorns for a crown
On the cross you're nailed

You call but nobody seems to hear you
Are you calling in vain?
Than you reach to the Holy One who saves you
Overcoming your hurt with His pain

Chorus 2:
Ask and seek and knock real loud
That's what faith is all about
Situations turning 'round
And you know you'll be receivin' (and you know you'll be receivin')
If you're trustin' and believin' (if you're trustin' and believin'

Bridge:
He'll take away all your fear of dyin'
He'll take away all the sadness and cryin'
He'll take away all the burdens you've been bearin'
He'll take away all the shackles you've been wearin'

Chorus 3:
Ask (ask) and seek (and seek) and knock real loud
That's (that's) what faith (what faith) is all about
Situations (situations) turning 'round (every situation)
And you know you'll be receivin'
If you're trustin' and believin' (if you trust)

Repeat Chorus 3

Ask and seek and knock real loud

Scriptural Reference:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. " Matthew 7:7-8

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House on the Rock

Words: Chris Gubleman and Gary Moyers 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
Music: Gary Moyers 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: Gary Miller

Lyrics:

Why do you call me Lord? (Lord)
Don't do what I say (say)
Listen to the wise man (wise)
And heed his ways (ways)
And if you stop for a moment I'll show you (stop for a moment I'll show you)
How wonderful life can be (wondeful)
If like the wise man you faithfully follow (wise man you faithfully follow)
All the words that you've heard from Me (I will follow)
And when the storms came down the footings he'd laid
Prevented the ruin of the house he'd made

Chorus:
And the storm (it couldn't shake it)
And the winds (they couldn't break it)
And the streams (they) couldn't take it away
And the rock (is standin' tall)
And the house (will never fall)
And the storm will never take it away
No, the storm will never take it away

Why do you call me Lord?
And don't do what I say
Castles in the sand will simply float away
(Many have heard) Many have heard My words now
(Many close their eyes) And many have closed their eyes
(No foundation) With no true foundation
(Comes as no surprise) It comes as no surprise
And when the storm came down and collapsed those walls
It ruined the house with a mighty great fall

Repeat Chorus

(Never take it away)

Bridge:
The wise man built his house on solid ground (on the rock)
And his house stood strong when the storm came down (down)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

No, the storm will never take it away

Why do you call me Lord?

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." Matthew 7:24-27

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What Do You Think

Words and Music: Randy Hatchett 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Word of God Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Duane Adams

Lyrics:

What do you think
If a man owns a hundred sheep
And one of them wanders away (one of them wanders away)
What do you think
Will he not leave the ninety-nine (oh, and go to look for him)
And go to look for the one who went astray (he went astray)

And if he finds it, I'll tell you the truth
He is happier about that one (about that one) when he finds it
Then about the other ninety-nine

What do you think (what do)
What do you think (you think)

In the same way, your Father in Heaven's
Not willing that anyone be lost (no one be lost) (be lost from the Father's love)
So don't you look down upon those little ones of His (for the Son)
For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost (to save the lost)

And if he finds it I'll tell you the truth
He is happier about that one (about that one) when he finds it
Then about the other ninety-nine

(Interlude - What do you think)

And if he finds it I'll tell you the truth (I tell you the truth, I tell you the truth)
He is happier about that one when he finds it (when he finds it)
Then he is about the other ninety-nine (ninety-nine)
Oh when he finds it
Oh when he finally finds it (bring him back home)
He'll wrap him in a robe and bring him back home
When he finds it (when he finds it)
And celebrate with the ninety-nine

What do you think (what do you, what do think about it)
What do you think, you think about it (what do you, what do really think)

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Jesus told them this parable: 'Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.'" Luke 15:3-7

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Mercy For The Sinner

Words and Music: George Pendergrass 1993 Clifty Music BMI
Lead: George Pendergrass, with stepouts by John K. Green

Lyrics:

(Spoken):
Every now and then, when you're feelin' real confident in your spiritual walk,
But you have to nod your head and raise an eyebrow of suspicion about everybody else,
Remember this:

In the temple court on a normal day
Is where a Pharisee and tax collector started to pray (started to pray, started to pray, started to pray)
He couldn't think at all of anybody else
So the Pharisee decided he would pray of himself (nobody else, he'd pray of himself)
He thought, Lord before I thank you now for what I've got
I'd like to thank you just a little bit for who I am not (thank you Lord I'm not like the sinners, all the other sinners, all the other sinners)
I'm not a robber or a thief, evil I could never be
An adulterer is surely anybody but me (surely anybody but me)
You see I fast a lot, and well I've got the strength
And I'm proud to say I give a liberal tenth (I'm so proud to be recognized for what I am not)
And at the back of the temple in a humble spread,
The tax collector bowed
He wouldn't raise his head
He said

Chorus:
(Have mercy on me) Lord have mercy on me a sinner, a sinner (sinner)
(Cause I wanna be free) I just wanna be free, deliver, deliver
(Sinful dilemma) Got myself in a sinful dilemma, dilemma
(You can set my soul free forever) But you can set my soul free forever
(Have mercy on me) Lord have mercy on me a sinner, a sinner (sinner)
(Cause I wanna be free) I just wanna be free, deliver, deliver
(Sinful dilemma) Got myself in a sinful dilemma, dilemma
(You can set my soul free forever) But you can set my soul free forever

(Spoken):
Only one of the two were justified before God
But be sure of this:
Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled
And everyone who humbles himself shall be exalted

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Said I need some mercy
Hey, I'm pleadin', I'm beggin'
Hey, said I need some mercy
I'm a sinner but I wanna be free
Have mercy on me
Please
Have mercy on me, on me
Will you have mercy...

Scriptural Reference:

"To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:9-14

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Mustard Seed

Words and Music: Gary Miller, John K. Green, Brian Randolph, and Chris Gubleman 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Brishan Hatcher

Lyrics:

See how the mustard seed has grown
See how the mustard seed has grown
My kingdom comes from such as this
See how the mustard seed has grown
(The mustard seed) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See how it grows) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown (see it grow)

Jesus told a parable about a mighty tree
How it's like His kingdom and how it came to be
A mustard seed is tiny, but when the seed is sown
See just like the kingdom how the mustard seed has grown

Chorus 1:
Just a tiny seed
Becomes a mighty tree
Just a tiny seed
Becomes a mighty tree (See how this kingdom wants to grow)
(The mustard seed) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See how it grows) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown
(The mustard seed) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See how it grows) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown (see it grow)

It grew into a mighty tree and birds their homes have made
Resting in its branches and resting in its shade
The seed is representing our potentiality
Trusting in the Lord is our responsibility

Chorus 2:
Just a tiny seed (see how it's grown) (see how the mustard seed has grown)
Becomes a mighty tree (the kingdom will grow) (see how the kingdom wants to grow)
Just a tiny seed (see how it must grow) (see how the mustard seed has grown)
Becomes a mighty tree (oh what a mighty tree) (see how the kingdom wants to grow)
(The mustard seed) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See how it grows) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown (see it grow)

A fruitful tree is quite a blessing all the world can see
The fruitful kingdom twice the blessing for humanity
And it's a fact amazing, yes I think you will agree
All this fruit and blessing comes from a single seed

Chorus 3:
Just a tiny seed (just a tiny seed) (see how the mustard seed has grown)
Becomes a mighty tree (what a mighty tree) (see how the kingdom wants to grow)
Just a tiny seed (just a tiny seed) (see how the mustard seed has grown)
Becomes a mighty tree (the kingdom must grow) (see how the kingdom wants to grow)
See how the mustard seed has grown
See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown
(The mustard seed) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See how it grows) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown
(The mustard seed) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See how it grows) See how the mustard seed has grown
(See His kingdom grow) My kingdom comes from such as this
(See His kingdom grow) See how the mustard seed has grown (see it grow, see it grow, see it grow!)

Scriptural Reference:

"He told them another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.'" Matthew 13:31-32

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Keep Prayin'

Words and music: George Pendergrass and Gary Miller 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: George Pendergrass and Robert C. Guy, with stepouts by John K. Green

Lyrics:

Spoken Vocal:
What if I don't give you the justice you want and you will be the death of me?

Hey! Pss...yeah, yall come
Gather 'round

Now let me tell you the story
The Lord told His disciples to pray and not give up
Now there was a town, a judge, they tell me he lived within
Didn't care for nobody, not God, nor big bad men
In the same little place there lived a widow
Bout four foot three
Louder than Gabriel when she shouted the same old plea
"Now listen your honor I'm tellin' the story as plain as it can be
I'm needin' some justice against my adversary
I need it, I want it, I got to have it!"

Chorus 1:
(Whenever His children call) Whenever God's children call
(God hears them all) He hears them all
(He's never far away) He's never, never, never far away
(Pray every day) Pray every day
(Never) Never give up
(Give up) Never give in
(Praying) Pray on

He kept tellin' her,
"Never, now woman you know you're worryin' me
But if I don't give the justice you're wanting
You will be the death of me! (death of me)"
Now if you were blind you could see it as plain as the nose He gave to you
If they can achieve some justice, well think of the things the Lord can do
Now sometimes the wicked they make you sick
But don't be discouraged 'cause justice is comin' quick (justice is coming quick)
Please don't think that nobody cares about you
He'll be in the schoolyard (yhe schoolyard)
The workplace (yhe workplace), whatever you do (yes)
He said it, He meant it, and I believe it (I said I believe it)

Chorus 2:
(Whenever His children call) Children are callin' Him from all over the world
(God hears them all) But He hears them all
(He's never far away) My God is not far away
(Pray every day)
You got to pray (never Give up Praying)

Bridge:
Oh, Children prayin' (children prayin')
Pleasin' the Lord (pleasin' the Lord)
And His will obeying (will obeying)
His Holy Word (Holy Word)
Get our hearts together (hearts together)
In one accord (in one accord)
His grace and blessings (grace and blessings)
Is their reward (their reward)

Now if you're wonderin' what is the message we're sendin' in this small tune
Justice is comin' when you need it, and it might be soon
Now we'd like to leave you with somethin' to keep on your mind as you sing this song
Well if you are prayin' to Jesus
Keep prayin' and prayin' you can't go wrong

("Keep prayin' and prayin' and prayin', you can't go wrong" repeated in background)
Listen here youngsta,
You think cause you got your eyes closed youe and arms folded
You're prayin' huh?
Well, that's what they told me in church
Oh ya ain't got to have your mouth movin' just to be prayin
Well, it's no use anyway cause I prayed Sunday and nothin' happened
Now see, see that's what your problem is right there
You need to pray everyday, not just Sunday and Wednesday
Are you sure?
You need to be prayin' every day of the week
Well, would-
Oh, we got to pray! We got to pray youngsta, we got to pray
Make a difference

Stepouts

Brothers keep on, keep prayin!
(Oh, is that it?)

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: 'In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' And the Lord said, 'Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:1-8

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Prodigal Son

Words and Music: Wayburn Dean, Gary Moyers, and Gary Miller 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)/Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: Gary Moyers and Gary Miller (Chorus)

Lyrics:

Said the younger son about to flee
He said, "I want my share of property
Now make it right, I said make it right!"
So the father blessed his younger son
Then he watched the boy collect and run
He walked out of sight, clean out of sight
He went to a country far away
Wastin' money every day
After he'd spent all he had
The economy had then gone bad
Something's not right, it's just not right
So he was hired by a local gig
Sent him in the fields to feed the pigs
What an awful sight, such an awful sight
Hunger racked him all the time
Even food for swine looked fine
What an appetite, such an appetite

Chorus 1:
He came to life when he saw his daddy's face now
As he was runnin' down the road
His forgiveness brought light into the darkness
His grace lifted a heavy load

So he got to thinkin' 'bout his dad
And he realized the things he had
And now it's gone, it's so far gone
He remembered servants so devout
And they're at home now piggin' out
Well it seems so long, so very long
So he decided to go back again
"Gonna leave this crazy life of sin
Gonna tell my father what I've done,
I'm not worthy to be called your son
Will he understand? (I think he'll understand)
I think he'll understand (I know he'll understand)
I'll say I've gone against my father's will
Make me like the servants in your field
I'll be a hired hand (I'll be a hired hand)
Just a hired hand (just a hired hand)"
With a conscience longing to be cleared
He told the pigs, "I'm out of here
Going to my homeland, my own homeland"

Repeat Chorus 1

While the boy was still a long way out (he was watchin')
The father knew without a doubt
"Hey that's my son, (where'd he go to?)
My long lost son" (where did he come from?)
Before the boy could say too much
The father told his son to hush
"Listen everyone (I wanna say somethin')
I mean everyone (I've got to say somethin')
My son is home it's not too late
Now it's time to celebrate"
Now the older son who'd stayed so true
Smelled the fat calf barbeque
He said, "This ain't fair, (give me some of that now)
Well this just ain't fair (well I oughta get the fat cow)"
Saw his younger brother newly robed
Sportin' brand new shoes and rings of gold
"Well he got his share, (he had his share)
He had his share (I want some of that)"
So the father told the older son,
"Your brother's life has just begun
But you've been there, you were always there"

Chorus 2:
He came to life when he saw his daddy's face now (I saw him runnin' down the road)
As he was runnin' down the road
His forgiveness brought light into the darkness (you took away my heavy load)
His grace lifted a heavy load

Oh, that's the prodigal son
Throwin' money all away
The prodigal son
Even food for swine looked fine
But, I think I'll think twice
Don't know what I saw in the world

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus continued: 'There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!' 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'" Luke 15:11-32

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Pearl of Great Price

Words and Music: Randy Hatchett and Ron Hatchett 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company and X-Changed by X-Changed.
Lead: John Laws

Lyrics:

Chorus:
It's a pearl of great price
And it's worth his life
He was lookin' cross the land
Now it's in his hand
He gave his whole world
For that precious pearl
A pearl of great price
Is like the kingdom of Heaven

Jesus told the story 'bout a merchant man
Who was looking for that precious pearl across the land
When he found it he knew (he knew)
Just what to do
He sold everything he owned
And took that pearl home

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
(Pearl of great price)
It's the one you want
(Pearl of great price)
Got to give it all
(Pearl of great price)
When you find it then
You do anything you can
To get it in your hand

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus (x2)

("Get it, got to get it, got to get it" repeated in background)
The one, it's the one you want
You know, when you find it then
Hey, give it all you've got
Got to give it all to get (Get that pearl!)

He gave his whole world for that precious pearl
A pearl of great price is like the kingdom of Heaven

Scriptural Reference:

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

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Cut It Down

Words and Music: Randy Hatchett and Ron Hatchett 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: John K. Green and Wes McKinzie

Lyrics:

You know a man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard
You know a man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard
He went to look for fruit on it, but he didn't find any

So he said to the man (so he said to the man)
Who took care of the vineyard (so he said, so he said, so he said)
So he said to he man (so he said to the man)
Who took care of the vineyard (so he said, so he said, so he said)
For three years I've been lookin' for some fruit (but didn't find any)
But didn't find any

Chorus:
So cut it down (down), cut it down (down, down)
Why should it use up the ground (down, cut that fig tree down)
Cut it down (down), cut it down (down, down)
Why should it use up the ground (down, cut that fig tree down, down)
This tree don't bear no fruit
So cut it down (cut that fig tree down)

Bridge:
"Sir," the man replied, "leave it alone for one more year
I'll dig around it, and fertilize it
And if it bears fruit next year..."
"Well, I don't know, it's been three whole years
But if you dig (so fine) and you fertilize (so fine) (cut it down)
We'll give your plan a try (but if not) (cut it down)
But if it don't work (cut that fig tree)
You better, you better cut it down" (cut that fig tree down)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

This tree is hard to bear
We'll give it one more year
If it don't bear fruit
Cut it down, down, down, down

(try it all again)

Scriptural Reference:

"Then He told this parable: 'A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?' 'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'" Luke 13:6-9

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Pardon Me

Words and Music: Greg Sublett 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: George Pendergrass

Lyrics:

Come to the feast

When Jesus told of a certain man
Who was preparing a great big banquet
He sent his servant throughout the land to say
Come to the feast (the feast)

With all the guests that had been invited
You would have t'ought they'd be so excited but
When it came time for de banquet day
They began to make excuses and say (pardon me)

Chorus:
Pardon Me (pardon me)
I've just bought some new oxen and I've got to plow (pardon me)
Pardon Me (pardon me)
But I just bought a field and I've got to go check it out (pardon me)
Pardon Me (pardon me)
But my new bride, she's waitin' home for me
And to say de least
I've no time for a feast
Me have to say tank you, but no (me have to say thank you, no, no, no, no)

(Come to the feast)
Now when the host saw that he'd been had
To tell de trut' he got downright mad
He only wanted his guests to be glad
To come to the feast

He sent his servants t'roughout that town
With invitations to all the down and out
The crippled, poor, and de blind and the lame
Couldn't hear a one of them say (pardon me)

Repeat Chorus (x2, with stepouts)

And to say de least
I've no time for a feast
Me have to say tank you, but no (Have to say tank you, no; thank you no)

Scriptural Reference:

"When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, 'Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.' Jesus replied: 'A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' 'But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.' 'Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' 'Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' 'The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.' 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.' Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'" Luke 14:15-24

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