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AcaDisc #49- Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance

Original Release: 1990 Sweet Deliverance Ministries
Available through Sweet Deliverance
Producer: Sweet Deliverance
Recording and Mixing Studio: Master Track Productions - Hayward, CA
Members: Bob Allsup - Bass
                Gary Ferguson - Tenor
                Dave McPeak - 2nd Tenor
                Kevin Percival - 1st Tenor

Song List

Are You Washed in the Blood
Had It Not Been
I've Been Changed
Passover
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey
This Man
Just a Little While
Sweet Sweet Spirit

Are You Washed in the Blood

Words and music: Elisha H. Hoffman (1878)
This song also appeared as "Are You Washed?" on Favorite Hymns of the Firemen by The Firemen and as "Have You Been To Jesus" on Never Grow Old by Revival.
Lead: Dave McPeak

Lyrics:

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Chorus:
Are you washed (are you washed) in the blood (in the blood)
In the soul (soul) cleansing blood of the Lamb? (of the lamb)
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the (washed in the) blood of the (blood of the) Lamb?

Are you walking daily by the Savior's side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Repeat Chorus

Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb
There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

Repeat Chorus

Are you washed (are you washed) in the blood (in the blood)
In the soul (soul) cleansing blood of the Lamb? (of the lamb)
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? (Lamb)

Of the Lamb

Scriptural Reference:

"And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood."  Revelation 1:5 (KJV)

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Had It Not Been

Words and music:
Lead: Bob Allsup

Lyrics:

Then forever my soul would be lost

When just suppose God searched through heaven
And couldn't find one willing to be
The supreme sacrifice that was needed
To buy eternal life for you and me

Chorus:
Had it not been for a place called Mt. Calvary
And had it not been for the old rugged cross
And had it not been for a man called Jesus
Then forever my soul would be lost

Well I'm so glad He was willing to drink that bitter cup
Although He prayed "Father let it pass from me"
And I'm so glad He never called heaven's angels
From my hands, for the nails that torment me

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, 'My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.'"  Matthew 26:39

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I've Been Changed

Words and music:
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

Well I've been to the river, I've been baptized
I've been washed in the blood of the Lamb
I've been changed from the creature that once I was
And redeemed is now my name (now my name)

Chorus:
I've been changed (I've been changed)
I'm a new born now (I'm new born now)
All my life has been rearranged
What a difference it made
When the Lord came and stayed
In my heart, oh yes I've been changed

Well I grew up wondering how to live
I was trying to fulfill every dream
But nothing had ever satisfied me
'Til the day the Lord set me free (set me free)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
I've been washed in the blood of my Savior
Jesus died on the cross just for me
No more must I carry this burden
From the shackles of sin I am free

When at last in His presence I stand above
He will wipe all the tears from my eyes
And I'll thank Him for giving a wretch like me
Lasting hope beyond the skies (beyond the sky)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

I've been changed, I'm new born now, I'm changed

Scriptural Reference:

"And he said: 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'"  Matthew 18:3
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."  1 Corinthians 15:51-52

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Passover

Words and music:
Lead: Kevin Percival

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Let the angel pass us over
Let the angel pass us by
Let the angel pass us over
Let the angel of death pass us by

We are poor Lord, live in bondage
Yet we know Lord, we are thine
We cry freedom from the Pharoah
We await your mighty sign

Blood of lamb upon the doorpost
Sit in silence, hear them cry
Judgement now has come upon them
As their firstborn sons start to die

Chorus 2:
Let the angel pass us over
Let the angel pass us by (pass us by)
Let the angel pass us over
Let the angel of death pass us by

Oh remind us of your power Lord
Ever mindful of this deed
Guide us through our tribulation
By your power we will all be free

Repeat Chorus 2

Through the streets, through the homes
Hear the echoes of the moans

Repeat Chorus 2

The angel of death
Has passed by

Scriptural Reference:

"On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn-both men and animals-and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.   The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt."  Exodus 12:12-13
"At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.  Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead."  Exodus 12:29-30

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Swing Down Sweet Chariot

Words and music to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot": Harry Thacker Burleigh (1917)
Words and music to "Swing Down Sweet Chariot": Traditional Spiritual
This song also appeared as "Swing Down Chariot" on Singing His Praises by The Sounds of Glory and Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, and as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company and Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home!
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home!

Chorus:
Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
(Why don't you) Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Calm and easy
Iíve got a home on the other side

(swing interlude) Well, well

Ezekial went down in the middle of a field
He saw an angel workin' on a chariot wheel
Wasn't so particular 'bout the chariot wheel
Just wanted to see how the chariot feel

Repeat Chorus

(swing interlude) Well, well

Ezekial went down and he got on board
Chariot started a bumpin' on down the road
Zeke wasn't so particular 'bout the bumpin' of the road
He just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Repeat Chorus

Well I've got a heavenly father who's promised the land (swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride)
Ain't gonna stop until I shake His hand (swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride)
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
I've got a home on the other side

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Swing down (x4)

Repeat Chorus (x3 and fade)

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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When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

Words and music: James M. Black (1893)
This song also appeared as "I'll Be There" on This is My Story by The Sounds of Glory and Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Dave McPeak

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
When the roll, is called up yonder (when the roll is called up yonder I'll be there)
When the roll, is called up yonder (when the roll is called up yonder I'll be there)
When the roll, is called up yonder
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there

Chorus 2:
When the roll (when the roll), is called up yonder (I'll be there)
When the roll (when the roll), is called up yonder (I'll be there)
When the roll (when the roll), is called up yonder (is called up yonder)
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there (when the roll is called up yonder, up yonder I'll be there)

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise
And the glory of His resurrection share
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there

Repeat Chorus 2

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there (roll is called I will be there)

Repeat Chorus 2

When the roll (when the roll), is called up yonder (I'll be there)
When the roll (when the roll), is called up yonder (I'll be there)
When the roll (when the roll), is called up yonder
When the roll is called up yonder I'll 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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Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey

Words and music:
Lead: Kevin Percival

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Well I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
I got to make it to heaven somehow
Though the devil tempts and tries to turn me around
He's offered everything that's got a name
All the wealth I want and worldly fame
But if I could, still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now

There's nothing in the world that could ever take the place of God's love
Silver and gold could never buy His love from above
When my soul needs healing that's when I'm feeling His power
And that's when I say I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now

Repeat Chorus

Well I started out working for the Lord many years ago
I had a lot of heartaches, I had alot of grief and woe
When I began to stumble that's when I humble down
And that's when I say I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now

Repeat Chorus (x2)

If I could, still I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now

Scriptural Reference:

"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.  'All this I will give you,' he said, 'if you will bow down and worship me.'  Jesus said to him, 'Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"  Matthew 4:8-10

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This Man

Words and music:
Lead: Bob Allsup

Lyrics:

See the man by the road
Wondering which way to go
As his sins turn to scarlett
He rejected the Lord
As he stumbles and falters
And falls to the ground
He looks up to the Savior
But He's nowhere around

Chorus:
What a loss, what a pity
To be left all alone
To cry out in the darkness
When there's nobody home
If Salvation's in a bottle
Or all in your head
You've forgotten the Savior
Who to Calvary was lead

Does it seem that your life
Has grown harder to bear
Does it seem no one listens
Or that nobody cares
Can you handle the future
And all that it holds
Is there something thats missing
Is it all growing cold

Repeat Chorus

Now that man by the road
He submits to the Lord
All his sins are forgiven
And his faith is his own
He's committed to the Savior
And God's saving grace
When he looks to the Savior
He won't hide His face

No more loss, no more pity
You are never alone
God has given you the Spirit
In His arms you belong
When salvation meant a bottle
It clouded your head
Now you've gotten the Savior
Who to Calvary was lead

This man that sings this song for you
Has loved the world in all that sin can be
Why did He give His son to save a man like me?
Jesus died to save a man like me

Scriptural Reference:

"'Come now, let us reason together,' says the Lord. 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.'"  Isaiah 1:18

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Just a Little While

Words and music:
This song also appeared on Our Family Album by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Dave McPeak

Lyrics:

Intro (Outtakes):
And this is "Just a Little While"
Soon this life (oops... forgot to count)
(And take two with another pitch pipe please... pitch pipe thank you)
One, two, three...
Soon this life will all be (and three)

One, two, three...

Soon this life will all be over
And our pilgramage will end
Soon we'll take our heavenly journey
Be at home with Christ our friend
Heaven's gates are standing open
Waiting for our entrance there
Some sweet day we're going over
All the beauties there to share

Chorus:
Just a little while, just a little while, just a little while, just a little while
Just a little while to stay here (stay here)
Just a little while to wait (to wait)
Just a little while to labor (labor)
In the path that's always straight (path that's always straight and narrow)
Just a little more of troubles (troubles)
In this low and sinful state (sinful state)
Then we'll enter heaven's portals (portals)
Sweeping through those pearly gates

And we will sing (hallelujah)
And we will shout (hallelujah)
And we will sing hallelujah after awhile

Soon we'll see the light of morning
And the new day will begin
Soon we'll hear our Father calling
Come my children, enter in
Then we'll be at home forever
Throughout all eternity
What a blessed, blessed morning
That eternal morn' will be

Repeat Chorus

And we will sing (hallelujah)
And we will shout (hallelujah)
And we will sing hallelujah after awhile

Repeat Chorus (sweeping through those pearly, sweeping through those pearly gates)

Outro:
Ron, what do you think
Chris, what do you think
Yeah, I like it
That's a take boys
Yeah!

Scriptural Reference:

""This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.  I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the Lord Almighty."  Haggai 2:6-7
"In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."  John 16:16

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Sweet Sweet Spirit

Words and music: Doris Akers © 1962 Manna Music
This song also appeared on Singing His Praises by The Sounds of Glory, Heaven Is In My Heart by The Acappella Company, and Stone by Stone by Revival.
Lead: Gary Ferguson

Lyrics:

There's a sweet sweet spirit in this place
And I know that it's the spirit of the Lord

There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know that it's the presence of the Lord

Sweet Holy Spirit
Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us
Filling us with your love
And for these blessings
We lift our hearts in praise (hearts in praise)
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived
When we shall leave this place

Scriptural Reference:

"My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely."  Song of Soloman 2:14

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