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AcaDisc #52- Sweet Deliverance by Sweet Deliverance (Acappella Artist Series from The Acappella Company)

Original Release: 1996 The Acappella Company
Available through Sweet Deliverance or The Acappella Company
Executive Producer: Keith Lancaster
Producer: Gary Moyers
Production Assistants: Gary Miller, Larry Sparks, and Darin Cochran
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Darin Cochran, Robert Orr, Gary Moyers, and Norman Zuercher
Assistant Engineers: Aaron Herman, Luke Brown, and Jon Owen
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN and Ashton Recording- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, Robert Orr, and John Laws
Mastered by: Masterfonics
Members: Bob Allsup - Bass
                Gary Ferguson - Tenor
                Russ Wooten - 2nd Tenor
                Kevin Percival - 1st Tenor

Song List

I'm Here to Tell You
Defending Your Life
Father, Please
Only You Are God
No Condemnation
You Need Love
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Move Over
He Made His Own Mountain
Home Run

I'm Here to Tell You

Words and music: Bob Allsup 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

Chorus:
I'm here to lift my voice and to praise His holy name
You're here to lift your hands and to shout (shout), "Thank you, Lord!"
We're here to lift our hearts and rejoice in God's saving grace
He's here to fill our souls and receive our humble praise

Verse 1:
I'm here to tell you about my Lord
Faith is your armor, your shield for sure
Safe from the enemy hear me say
Jesus Christ is the only way, oh yeah
On your knees to reach him, lift your hands to praise His name (praise His name)
Bowing down before him, making known that Jesus reigns

Repeat Chorus

Stand firm with the truth buckled 'round our waist
The breastplate of righteousness firm in place
Salvation in your helmet, the Word your sword
Protect yourself from the evil one, oh yeah
On your knees to reach him, lift your hands to praise His name (praise His name)
Bowing down before him, making known that Jesus reigns

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Verse 1

I'm here to lift my voice and praise His holy name
You're here to lift your hands and to shout, "Thank you, Lord!"

Scriptural Reference:

"Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven"  Lamentations 3:41a
"In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."  Ephesians 6:16

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Defending Your Life

Words: Bob Allsup and Gary Ferguson 1994 Bob Allsup 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Music: Bob Allsup 1994 Bob Allsup
This song also appeared on Let It Flow by Sweet Deliverance.
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

Defending your life (all rise)...
Defending your life (this court is now in session)...

Chorus:
Defending your life on the Judgement Day
Defending your life what will you say
Defending your life on the Judgement Day
Defending your life what will you say (what will you say)

You know I've always been a dreamer
Livin' on the edge of sin and strife
I can't see the light of morning
Because I haven't got the Son in my life

Help me Jesus, I am tired of fallin' down (I'm tired of fallin' down)
Give me Jesus, the strength I need to come around

Repeat Chorus

You know my Jesus, He is praying
Hopin' that I will be Heaven bound
He broke the bonds of sin on Calvary
So that I could even wear a crown

Help me Jesus, I need to know your love abounds (your precious love abounds)
Give me Jesus, the faith to turn my life around

Repeat Chorus

When I am standing in the judgement
You know my Savior will be by my side
Pleading my case to the Father
Wipin' all the tears away from my eyes

Help me Jesus, keep my feet on solid ground (my feet on solid ground)
Thank you Jesus, I once was lost but now I'm found

Repeat Chorus

In every deed and every choice that you make
In the way that you live every day
Will you reap what you've sown
Well in your life have you shown
A reason for the Master to say
(Welcome Home)

Repeat Chorus

Defending your life (have you reached a verdict?)...
Defending your life (we find the defendant not guilty)...
Defending your life

Scriptural Reference:

"Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise."  Psalm 119:154

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Father, Please

Words and music: Kevin Percival 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Kevin Percival

Lyrics:

Father, please (please) send your love down to me
Like a breeze (breeze), blowing soothing release
Love (love) that has set my soul free, Father, please (please)

Father, please (please) send your Spirit to me
Never cease (cease) to inspire me
The love (love) that will always bring peace, Father, please (please)

Chorus:
In the presence of your holiness
Though the prayer I always pray
Understanding my unworthiness and the price you had to pay
I forever give my all to you through the gift I always bring
I will give you all the praise that's due through the voice I use to sing

Father, please send your love down to me
Father, please send your Spirit to me

Father, please (please) send your love down to me
Like a breeze (breeze), blowing soothing release
Love (love) that has set my soul free, Father, please (please)

Father, please (please) send your Spirit to me
Never cease (cease) to inspire me
The love (love) that will always bring peace, Father, please (please)

Repeat Chorus

Father, please send your love down to me
Father, please, love that always brings peace
Father, please send your Spirit to me
Father, please, Father set my soul free
Father, please

Scriptural Reference:

"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."  John 14:26

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Only You Are God

Words and music: Bob Allsup and Russ Wooten 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Bob Allsup

Lyrics:

When I'm on my knees do you hear my voice?
Only you my God
When I'm on my knees I know you will hear
Only you my God
When I'm troubled, Lord, I'll come running to you
Only you my God
O remind me Lord who is very near
Only you (you) are (are) God (my God)

Chorus:
When I'm falling Lord I come to you
Seems to happen every day
Humbly now I pray for me to seek
Only you (you) my (my) God (my God), only you (you) are (are) God (my God)
Oh how I was blind, so blind, 'cause I refused to see
The blood that you shed on the cross
Was pouring over me (over me), from you (you) my (my) God (my God)
Only you (you) are (are) God (my God)

As I'm on my knees I'm reaching to
Only you my God
Who's the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Only you my God, only you (you) are (are) God (my God)

Repeat Chorus

When I pray for all my anxieties then you offer peace
Only you my God
Who will heal me from my infirmities
Only you my God, only you (you) are (are) God (my God)
Only you, only you are God

Scriptural Reference:

"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."  John 17:3

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No Condemnation

Words and music: Bob Allsup 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

Verse 1:
There is no condemnation for those who are in Jesus Christ
There is no condemnation for those who lean on the Lord
There is only great blessings for those who receive His Great Spirit
So believe in His presence for He is the light of the world

Chorus:
Jesus died on the cross to set me free
Where salvation was given on Calvary
Redeemed by the blood of Christ I am
Oh the pain that He suffered for this man

And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those (received Him)
Who are in Christ the Lord (Christ the Lord)

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Chorus

If in the heart man believes
And with the mouth confesses that
Jesus Christ, He is the Lord (He is Lord)

Repeat Verse 1

So believe in His presence for He is the light of the world
There is no condemnation for those who are in Jesus Christ

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering."  Romans 8:1-3

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You Need Love

Words and music: Bob Allsup 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Russ Wooten

Lyrics:

When you're living in this world of sin
You take everything, everything that you want
Never looking back to see just who you hurt
You know Satan's got a hold, got a hold on your heart
Look inside yourself and see just who you are
Let the Savior show you how, show you how to live
If you give your heart to Jesus you can see
That you really got a lot, got a lot to give

Chorus 1:
You need love, real love, His love, God's wonderful love
You need love, real love, His love, God's wonderful love

Let your Savior have a hold of your life
And He's never gonna let, gonna let you go
Praise him for his Spirit that he's given you
Through His word His love for you, for you He'll show

Repeat Chorus 1

Let Him take you higher than you'll ever know
With His love your heart will , it will never break
Peace that passes understanding in your soul
You will only want to give instead of take

Chorus 2:
You need love, real love (real love), His love (His love), God's wonderful love
You need love, real love (real love), His love (His love), God's wonderful love

Repeat Chorus 2 (x3)

Scriptural Reference:

"Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!"  Psalm 66:20

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Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: Gary Moyers 1996 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company, Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company, and as "Wayfaring Stranger" on This Little Light by The Sounds of Glory and The Road Home by Voice of Faith.
This song was named Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian song of 1997 by the Contemporary Acappella Society of America.
Lead: Kevin Percival

Lyrics:

I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
While travelling through this world of woe
But there's no sickness, toil, or danger
In that bright land to which I go

I'm going there to meet my mother
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather ore me
I know my way is rough and steep
But golden fields lie on before me
Where God's redeemed will never sleep

I'm going there to meet my brothers
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I'm going there to meet my Savior
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

Scriptural Reference:

"All these people were still living by faith when they died.  They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.  And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth."  Hebrews 11:13
"Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul."  1 Peter 2:11

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Move Over

Words and music: Russ Wooten and Bob Allsup 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Russ Wooten

Lyrics:

Well you can lean on each other
You've got faith in the Lord, the Lord, the Lord

Hey all of you standing next to the pew
Come and let's have us a sit
We're praising the Lord, the one we adore
We might not be able to quit
We're teaching and sharing, we're laughing and caring
The brothers and sisters are near
So move over Satan, you're the one that we're hatin'
There ain't no room for you here

Chorus:
Move over, move over
Satan ain't no room for you here (you here)
Move over, move over
Satan you get right out of here
You ain't got a chance, with the saints you can't dance
In the name of Jehovah for you it's all over
Move over, move over, move over, move over

The boys in the 'hood are doing some good
Spreading His Word all around
We're doing some singing, his Word we're bringing
Though a sweet a cappella sound
Kicking and screaming, we're dissin' the demon
We're really singing him down
So, Satan goodbye, we're telling you why
The boys are back in town

Repeat Chorus

Well you can lean on each other
You've got faith in the Lord, the Lord, the Lord
Move over

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus turned and said to Peter, 'Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.'"  Matthew 16:23

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He Made His Own Mountain

Words and music: Kevin Percival 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Bob Allsup

Lyrics:

On the third day of beginnings as the Father gave command
With all over creation silenced the water gave way to land
It pierced through the waters just as all the other ground
Yet none could have more purpose, no greater will 'ere be found

While the earth began to settle and He saw that it was good
That Father held His only Son, knowing sure He understood
"This rock of death is part of the journey you must face
Can you withstand the suffering, the pain and the disgrace?"

Chorus:
He made His own mountain, like no other mountain
He saw the exact place where one day He'd die
With love for His Father and trembling spirit
He went to that mountain and gave up His life

Then He looked on His creation for through Him it all was made
There He saw it from a distance where the groundwork had been laid
But when time had reached its fullness and He looked down from the cross
It was then He felt the suffering and the pain of all the lost

So I went to that mountain to see it with my own eyes
The view seen by Jesus, and there I came to realize

Repeat Chorus

I go to that mountain and give Him my life

Scriptural Reference:

"And God said, 'Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.' And it was so.  God called the dry ground 'land,' and the gathered waters he called 'seas.' And God saw that it was good."  Genesis 1:9-10

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Home Run

Words and music: Steven Curtis Chapman and Geoff Moore 1995 Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs (BMI)/Starstruck Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

Spoken Vocal:
"I hope you're ready for a great afternoon of baseball here at Clifty Stadium because these guys are hungry for a victory today.  Looking for that sweet deliverance.  Are you ready? Play ball!"

The lights go on, another game day
I grabbed my bat and headed for the plate
But the first pitch was a curve, and I was done
"STRIKE ONE!"
I stepped out of the box, looked the pitcher in the eye
You could read his lips, he said, "Punk you're mine!"
So I gave him a wink and said, "Let's see what you can do"
"STRIKE TWO!"

Chorus:
Got to keep my eye on the ball
Swing straight and true and follow through
Don't be afraid whatever the call
Because we're never alone, our coach is there to cheer us on
Well it's the wind up (batter up, batter up), here comes the ball (batter up, batter up)
You got to pray and swing, watch it till it's going, going, it's gone
Oh, oh, oh home run
Oh, oh, oh home run

You know life can be like a baseball game
We're on the same team but we're not all the same
That's why we've got to learn to play together
I didn't join this team to sit on the bench
I'm going deep swinging for the fence
I've got some friends on base I've got to get home

Repeat Chorus

We are not the first to play this game or stand over this plate
We are surrounded by the legacy like they're sitting in the stands
I can see them waving their hands
Go, go all the way

Spoken Vocal:
"It's going, it's going, it's going, home run.  It is outta here.  That baby's gone."

Oh, oh, oh home run (we need a home run)
Oh, oh, oh home run (we need a home run)
Oh, oh, oh home run (get back, get back, oh it's gone - forget about that one)
Oh, oh, oh home run (aloha means goodbye)
Oh, oh, oh home run (I don't know what that pitch was, but it tastes like chicken)

Scriptural Reference:

"We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth."  3 John 1:8

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Paul Sale and Phyllis Rich

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