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AcaDisc #33- Acappella Traditional by The Acappella Company (The Series)

Original Release: 1995 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Moyers, Larry Sparks, and Darin Cochran
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Gary Miner, Darin Cochran, Kevin Scaffer, and Robert Orr
Assistant Engineers: David McKinney, Tim Storms, and Brian Randolph
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, and John Laws
Mastered by: Masterfonics
Vocals: Tim Storms - Bass
            Gary Miller - Bass
            Brishan Hatcher - Baritone
            Aaron Herman - Baritone
            Robert Orr - Baritone
            Brian Randolph - 2nd Tenor
            Keith Lancaster - 1st and 2nd Tenor
            John Laws - 1st and 2nd Tenor
            Hank Fenn - 1st Tenor
            Kevin Schaffer - 1st Tenor

Editor's Note: Since the idea for The Vocal Union was partially a result of this album and because this album is marketed as a Vocal Union product, it has been included in the album directory as being both in "The Series" and by The Vocal Union.  The vocals for songs on this album are all provided by some combination of the individuals listed above (not necessarily limited to listed parts), but rarely all of them on the same song.

Song List

Standing on the Solid Rock
Heaven's Gonna Shine
He Was There All the Time
Steppin on a Cloud
Til He Comes
I Am Dwelling on a Mountain
New Life/When I Wake Up
The Lighthouse
Jesus is Coming Soon
Give Me Light

Standing on the Solid Rock

Words and music: Harold Lane 1977 Ben L. Speer Music
This song also appeared on Til He Comes by His Image and as "I'm Standing on the Solid Rock" on Praise and Adore Him by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Robert Orr (Chorus 1), Tim Storms (Verse 1), Brishan Hatcher (Chorus 2/3, Verse 2), Hank Fenn (Chorus 4/5), and Kevin Schaffer (Chorus 6)

Lyrics:

Intro:
Through my disappointments
Strife and discontentment
I cast my every care upon the Lord
No matter what obsession
Pain or deep depression
I'm standing on the solid rock

Chorus:
I'm standing on the solid rock of ages (standing on the rock, on the rock of ages)
Safe from every storm that rages (safe from every storm, every storm that rages)
I'm rich but not from Satan's wages (rich in love, I'm rich, not from Satan's wages)
I'm standing on the solid rock

Even though he's gone now
I don't feel alone now
With comfort came the Spirit of the Lord
Now with his hand to guide me
From temptation hide me
I'm standing on the solid rock

Repeat Chorus

Now I'm pressing onward
Each step leads me homeward
I'm trusting in my Savior day by day
And close is our relation
Firm is its foundation
So on this solid rock I will stay

Repeat Chorus (x4)
(of Ages cleft for Me)

I'm standing on the solid rock

Scriptural Reference:

"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand."  Psalm 40:2

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Heaven's Gonna Shine

Words and music: Albert E. Brumley 1957 Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Heaven's Gonna Shine by His Image and Echoes of Light by Zomen.
Lead: Kevin Schaffer

Lyrics:

I don't know exactly how sweet heaven will be (will be)
I don't know what beauty or what glory I'll see (I'll see)
I don't know what I'll behold that morning divine (I only)
I know for sure that heaven's really gonna shine

Chorus:
It's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
It's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
Oh yes I know (yes I truly know)
It's gonna shine (really gonna shine)
There's glory in (there is glory in)
This soul of mine (in this soul of mine)
Because I know for sure that heaven's really gonna shine

I don't know how wide will be that city so fair (so fair)
I don't even know how many saints will be there (be there)
I don't know how high will be that mansion of mine (I only)
I know for sure that heaven's really gonna shine

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Well it's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
It's gonna shine (heaven's gonna shine)
Oh yes know (yes I truly know)
It's gonna shine (really gonna shine)
Well there's glory in (there is glory in)
This soul of mine (in this soul of mine)
Because I know for sure that heaven's really (gonna) gonna shine

Scriptural Reference:

"The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."  Revelation 21:23

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He Was There All the Time

Words and music: Gary S. Paxton 1975 NewPax Music Press/The Benson Company (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Til He Comes by His Image.
Lead: Brian Randolph

Lyrics:

He was there all the Time

Time after time I was searching
For peace in some void
I was trying to blame all my ills
On this world I was in
Surface relationships used me
Til I was done in
But all the time someone was waiting
To free me from my sin

Chorus:
He was there all the time
He was there all the time
Waiting patiently in line
He was there all the time

Never again will I look
For a fake rainbow's end
Now that I have the answer for my life
It's just starting to mend
And living each new day with him
Is a breath of fresh life
And oh what I've missed
He was there patiently waiting in line

Repeat Chorus (x2)

He was there all the time

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9

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Steppin on a Cloud

Words and music: Linda Stalls 1974 First Monday Music (ASCAP)
This song was also recorded on Steppin on a Cloud by the Acappella Vocal Band and The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: Aaron Herman and John Laws

Lyrics:

One of these days (one of these days)
I'm gonna leave (I'm gonna leave)
Oh, it won't be long (one of these days)
'Til I'm going home (I'm going home)
Ooo, I'll take (I'm gonna take)
My final journey (my final journey)
I'm gonna rest (I'm gonna rest)
In the heaven blue dawn (in the heaven blue dawn)

Sometimes I get in a hurry (Gonna pass the moon)
The stars and the planets (the stars and the planets)
I'm gonna walk (I'm gonna walk)
On that milky white way (on the milky white way)
Oh, and Gabriel (me and old Gabriel)
He gives the signal (he gives the signal)
I'm gonna leave (I'm gonna leave)
For heaven to stay (for heaven to stay)

Chorus:
Steppin' on a cloud we'll see Jesus
Rise to meet Him in the air
Steppin' on a cloud He will greet us
Oh, the joy together we'll share
I'm gonna leave this world behind me
I'm a going where the devil cannot find me

I'm going higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), oh higher (higher)
To meet Jesus steppin' on a cloud (steppin' on a cloud)

One of these days (one of these days)
I'm gonna leave (I'm gonna leave)
Child it won't be long (one of these days)
'Til I'm going home (I'm going home)
Ooo, I'll take (I'm gonna take)
My final journey (my final journey)
I'm gonna rest myself (I'm gonna rest)
In heaven's blue dawn (in heaven's blue dawn)

Sometimes I get in a hurry (Gonna pass the moon)
The stars and the planets (the stars and the planets)
Oh, I'm gonna walk (I'm gonna walk)
On that milky white way yeah (on the milky white way)
Oh, and Gabriel (me and old Gabriel)
He gives the signal (he gives the signal)
I'm gonna leave (I'm gonna leave)
For heaven to stay (for heaven to stay)

Repeat Chorus

I'm going higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), oh higher (higher)
I'm going higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), oh higher (higher)
I'm going higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher)
To meet Jesus steppin' on a cloud, steppin' on a cloud (Jesus, steppin' on a cloud)

Repeat Chorus

I'm going higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher), higher (higher)
To meet Jesus (Jesus) steppin' on a cloud, steppin' on a cloud, steppin' on a cloud

Scriptural Reference:

"After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." 1 Thessalonians 4:17

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Til He Comes

Words and music: Nancy Harmon  Lefevre - Sing Publishing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on Til He Comes by His Image.
Lead: Gary Miller, John Laws, Keith Lancaster, Brishan Hatcher

Lyrics:

I'm gonna keep on a workin'
Til he comes, til he comes
There's nothin' in this world
Worth tumin' around to see
My eyes are on the prize
That's awaitin' me by and by
and I'm a gonna keep on workin'
Til he comes, oh

Chorus:
(I'm gonna keep a workin') I'm gonna keep on a workin'
Til he comes, til he comes
(You know) There's nothin' in this world
Worth turnin' around to see
(My eyes are on the prize) My eyes are on the prize
That's awaitin' me by and by
(I'm gonna keep workin') And I'm a gonna keep on workin'
Til he comes, oh

There's work to be done (there's work to be done)
Lots of victories to be won
There's joys up the road (there's joys untold)
That have never yet been told
There are treasures that we need
In that land by faith I see
(I'm gonna keep workin') And I'm a gonna keep on workin'
Til he comes, oh

Repeat Chorus

There's a message to be preached (there's work to be preached)
Lots of souls that have to be reached
There's hungry to be fed (there's souls to feed)
Little children to be led
There's a river flowin' free
For a soul that's in need
(I'm gonna keep workin') And I'm a gonna keep on workin'
Til he comes, oh

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Gonna keep on workin' (gonna keep workin')
Gonna keep on workin' (gonna keep workin')
Gonna keep on workin', Till he comes
Oh yeah

Scriptural Reference:

"...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."  Philippians 1:6

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I Am Dwelling on a Mountain

Arrangement: Keith Lancaster 1995 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Hear It In Our Voice: Volume III by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

I am dwelling on a mountain
Where the golden sunlight gleams
In a land whose wondrous beauty
Far exceeds my fondest dreams

Is not this the land of Beulah
Blessed, blessed land of light
Where the flowers bloom forever
And the sun is always bright

I am drinking at the fountain
Where I ever would abide
For I've tasted life's pure river
And my soul is satisfied

There's no thirsting for life's treasure
Nor adorning rich and gay
For I've found a richer treasure
One that fadeth not away

For I've found a richer treasure
One that fadeth not away

Scriptural Reference:

"You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance-- the place, O LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, your hands established."  Exodus 15:17

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New Life/When I Wake Up

Words and music to "New Life": Luther G. Presley 1940,1968 Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared on New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN) and as "I'll Have a New Life" on Born Again by New Life (TN) and Take the Lord With You by The Sounds of Glory.
Words and music to "When I Wake Up": Marlon W. Easterling 1944,1972 Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co. (BMI)
This song also appeared as "When I Wake Up to Sleep No More" on Til He Comes by His Image and on Take the Lord With You by The Sounds of Glory.
This song combination appeared as "I'll Have a New Life/When I Wake Up to Sleep No More" on Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory
Lead: Kevin Schaffer

Lyrics:

On the resurrection morning
When all the dead in Christ shall rise
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life

Sowed in weakness, raised in power
Ready to live in Paradise
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life, oh yes

"New Life" Chorus:
I'll have a new home (glory, glory) of glory eternal
Where the redeemed (ever stand) of God shall stand
There'll be no more sorrow
No more pain, there'll be no more strife (no strife)
Yes, raised in the likeness (in His likeness) of my Savior
Ready to live (I'll be glad) in Glory Land
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life

What a hallelujah morning when the
last trump of God shall sound
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life (eternal)
Graves all bursting saints all shouting
Heavenly beauty all around
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life

Repeat "New Life" Chorus (x2)

What a glad thought some wonderful morning
Just to hear Gabriel's trumpet sound
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more
Rising to meet my blessed Redeemer
With a glad shout I'll leave the ground
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

"When I Wake Up" Chorus:
When I wake up (some glad morning)
To sleep no more (jewels adorning)
Happy I'll be (over in Glory)
On heaven's bright shore (tellin' the story)
With the redeemed of all the ages
Praising the One whom I adore
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

Glory to God I'll have a new body
Raised in the twinkling of an eye
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more
Leaving behind all trouble and sorrow
Bound for that city up on high
(When I wake up) When I wake up to sleep no more

Repeat "When I Wake Up" Chorus (x2)

(When I wake up) When I wake up (to sleep no more) to sleep no more (to sleep no more)

Scriptural Reference:

"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."  Romans 6:4

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The Lighthouse

Words and music: Ronnie Hinson 1971 Canaanland Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Give Me Light by the Acappella Vocal Band, The Early Years by AVB, Second Pew on the Left by Cross Examined, Old Time Favorites by The Sounds of Glory, Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, and on Get With the Rhythm by Rhythm & News.
Lead: Brishan Hatcher and Gary Miller

Lyrics:

There's a Lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life's sea
And when I'm tossed it sends out a light
A light that I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us home
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more

Chorus:
And I thank God for the Lighthouse (I owe it all to Him)
I owe my life to Him (for Jesus is the Lighthouse)
For Jesus is the Lighthouse (and from the rocks of sin)
And from the rocks of sin (He has shown His light)
He has shown a light around me (that I might see)
That I might clearly see
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (well tell me)
Where would this ship be?

Well, everybody that lives about us
They say tear that Lighthouse down
You know the big ships don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing round
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old Lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill

Repeat Chorus (x2)

If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be?

Scriptural Reference:

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"  John 8:12
"'Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.' When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them."  John 12:36

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Jesus is Coming Soon

Words and music: R. E. Winsett 1942,1970 R. E. Winsett Music Publishing
This song also appeared on Heaven's Gonna Shine by His Image and on Let Me Tell You About Jesus by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Keith Lancaster and Aaron Herman

Lyrics:

Troublesome times are here (troublesome times are here)
Filling men's hearts with fear (filling men's hearts hearts with fear)
Freedom we all hold dear (freedom we all hold dear)
Now is at stake
Humbling your hearts to God (humbling your hearts to God)
Saves from the chastening rod (saves from the chastening rod)
Seek the way pilgrims trod (seek the way pilgrims trod)
Christians awake

Chorus:
My Jesus is coming soon
Morning or night or noon (morning or night or noon)
And many will meet their doom (many will meet thier doom)
Trumpets will sound
And all of the dead shall rise
Righteous meet in the skies (righteous meet in the skies)
I'm going where no one dies (going where no one dies)
Heavenward bound

Well troubles will soon be o'er (troubles will soon be o'er)
Happy forevermore (happy forevermore)
When we meet on that shore (when we meet on that shore)
Free from all care
Rising up in the sky (rising up in the sky)
Telling this world goodbye (telling this world goodbye)
Homeward we then will fly (homeward we then will fly)
Glory to share

Repeat Chorus

My Jesus is coming soon (Jesus is coming soon)
Morning or night or noon (morning or night or noon)
And many will meet their doom (many will meet thier doom)
Trumpets will sound (trumpets will surely sound)
And all of the dead shall rise (all of the dead shall rise)
Righteous meet in the skies (righteous meet in the skies)
I'm going where no one dies (going where no one dies)
Heavenward bound

My Jesus is coming very soon (Jesus is coming soon)
Morning or night or noon (morning or night or noon)
And many will meet their doom (many will meet thier doom)
Trumpets will sound (trumpets will sound)
And all of the dead shall rise (all of the dead shall rise)
Righteous meet in the skies (righteous meet in the skies)
Cause I'm going where no one dies (going where no one dies)
Heavenward bound (Heavenward bound)

Scriptural Reference:

"He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."  Revelation 22:20

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Give Me Light

Words and music: Kenneth Ballard Ballard Music (BMI)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster 1995 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appears on Give Me Light by the Acappella Vocal Band and The Early Years by AVB.
Lead: John Laws and Kevin Schaffer

Lyrics:

Lord, give me light, give me light
That I might find my way
Lord, give me light
Guide my footsteps from day to day
If I should falter or lose my way
Lord be my comfort from day to day
And in my time of tribulation
Give me light, give me light, give me light

Oh, yes Lord

Chorus:
Lord, give me light (give me light)
Lord, give me light (give me light)
Guide my feet (guide my feet)
Day and night (day and night)
When I come to the valley (give me light)
Don't let my stop (give me light)
When I reach that mountain (give me light)
Straight to the top (give me light)
When I cross to the water (give me light)
Lord, take my hand (give me light)
And lead me to (give me light)
That promised land (give me light)
And in my time of tribulation
Give me light, give me light, give me light

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"For the Lord will be your everlasting light . . ." Isaiah 60:19
". . . for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever." Revelation 22:5

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Craig Crumpton, Jonathan Paden, Sames Davis, and Gary Evans

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