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AcaDisc #35- We've Got to Sing by The Vocal Union

Original Release: 1996 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Miller, Larry Sparks, Daryl Burnett, and Darin Cochran
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Darin Cochran, and Robert Orr
Assistant Engineers: Gary Moyers, Jeremy Brashear, Jon Mark Hurley, Daryl Burnett, Felipe Arias, Rob Williams, Josh Ray, and Roy Hawkins
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller, Darin Cochran, Robert Orr, and John Laws
Mastered by: Masterfonics
Vocals: Gary Miller - Bass
            Paul Kennamer, Jr. - Bass
            Robert Orr - Baritone
            Roy Hawkins - Baritone
            Darin Cochran - 2nd Tenor
            Keith Lancaster - 1st and 2nd Tenor
            John Laws - 1st and 2nd Tenor
            Gary Moyers - 1st Tenor

Song List

Can He, Could He, Would He
He Will Lead His Children Home
There Never Was a Pulpit Like the Cross
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Rumor Mill
He Looked Beyond My Fault
A Wonderful Time Up There
Don't Scatter Roses
Ezekiel Saw De Wheel
Sing With Our Hearts

Can He, Could He, Would He

Words and music: John Chisum and Dwight Liles 1986 Ariose Music/Bug and Bear Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Keith Lancaster and Gary Miller

Lyrics:

Chorus:

Can He? (Can He save me?)
Could He? (Could He love me?)
Would He? (Would He take me?)
Did He? (Did He really?)
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes He can, He could, He would, and He did
Ohhh, Can He? (Can He save me?)
Could He? (Could He love me?)
Would He? (Would He take me?)
Did He? (Did He really?)
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes He can, He could, He would, and He did

From the moment I heard about the Lord and His Word
Well, It seemed to me too good to be true
There were questions and doubts, I tried to figure it out
But the best that I could do
Was to wander around in the Lord that I found
Until my questions started answerin themselves
Singing, "Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes, He can, He could, He would, and He did"

Repeat Chorus

You can say you don't know it's necessarily so
Like somebody said it once in a song
You can think what you choose, But let me tell you the news
The Lord has loved you all along
So if you're askin' again, "Will the doubts never end?"
Simply trust Him and you'll see for yourself
Singing, "Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes, He can, He could, He would, and He did"

Can He? (Can He save me?)
Could He? (Could He love me?)
Would He? (Would He take me?)
Did He? (Did He really?)
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes He can, He could, He would, and He did
Can He? (Can He save me?)
Could He? (Could He love me?)
Would He? (Would He take me?)
Did He? (Did He really?)
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes He can, He could, He would, and He did

Can He? (Can He save me?)
Could He? (Could He love me?)
Would He? (Would He take me?)
Did He? (Did He really?)
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes He can, He could, He would, and He did
Ohhhhh, Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes, He can, He could, He would, and He did
Ohhhhh, Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes, He can, He could, He would
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes, He can, He could, He would
Can He, Could He, Would He?
Yes, He can, He could, He would, and He did! (Oh yes He did)

Scriptural Reference:

"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst."  1 Timothy 1:15

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He Will Lead His Children Home

Words and music: Christian 1949,1977 Stamps-Baxter Music
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
This song also appeared on Born Again by New Life (TN).
Lead: Gary Miller, Robert Orr, and Paul Kennamer, Jr.

Lyrics:

We read and heard a story from the Blessed Old Book
How the walls of Jericho the people marched around
And when that trumpet sounded, how the mighty walls shook
Walls around the city came a-tumblin down

Chorus:

The Lord delivered Daniel from the hungry lions' den
He rolled the waters back before old Moses and his men
He led the people out of Egypt's bondage and it's sin
The Lord, He calmed the ocean and the mighty winds that blew
He saved the Hebrew children from the fiery furnace, too
He rose up from the grave just like the prophets said He'd do
Never will forsake us, matter not what may come
Safely He will lead His faithful children on home

The Lord said, "Brother Jonah, go to Ninevah land"
But he disobeyed the Lord by hidin' away
Then Jonah got converted to obey the command
From the whale the Lord delivered him on that day

Repeat Chorus

The Lord has raised the dead and caused the blind men to see
He cleansed the lepers spots and turned the water to wine
The Lord's the same today and now forever will be
There's no other power like the Savior Divine

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left."  Exodus 14:21-22
"He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."  Daniel 6:27

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There Never Was a Pulpit Like the Cross

Words and music: Sam L. Sullivan 1984 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Gary Miller

Lyrics:

Jesus climbed the hill of Calvary
And they nailed Him on a cross
Though He had no sin my friend, like me and you
He submitted like a gentle lamb and let them nail Him there
And prayed "Forgive them, for they know not what they do"

Chorus:
Oh, there never was a pulpit like the old rugged cross
And there never was such a meeting place as Calvary
There never was a greater lesson preached on love by mortal man
And there never was a pulpit like the cross

What a crowd was gathered on the hill of Calvary that day
Not long before Christ's victory was won
As His own mother watched and wept beside a friend whom Jesus loved
Christ said, "Dear mother, when I'm gone, he'll be your son"

Repeat Chorus

A guilty man was hanging on another cross that day
Convicted of some thievery, his sin
And suff'ring Jesus saw some good in him and he forgave that man
And said, "Today, into My Heaven enter in"

Repeat Chorus

As you sit and pray in comfort, and in finery adorned
Without a thought of shame, regret, or loss
Just think of Jesus on that hill in pain, to awful to be born
And remember that old pulpit called the cross

Repeat Chorus

No, there never was a pulpit like the cross

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.'"  Luke 23:34a
"When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Dear woman, here is your son,' and to the disciple, 'Here is your mother.' From that time on, this disciple took her into his home."  John 19:26-27

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I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Arrangement: Mosie Lister 1991 Lillenas Publishing Co.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

I sing the mighty power of God
That makes the mountains rise
That spread the flowing seas abroad
And built the lofty skies
I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day
The moon shines full at His command
And all the stars obey

I sing the goodness of the Lord
That filled the earth with food
He formed the creatures with His Word
And then pronounced them good
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed
Where'er I turn my eye
If I survey the ground I tread
Or gaze upon the sky

There's not a plant or flower below
But makes thy glories known
And clouds arise and tempests blow
By order from thy throne
While all that borrows life from thee
Is ever in thy care
And everywhere that man can be
Thou God art present there!

Amen, amen!

Scriptural Reference:

"Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness."  Psalm 150:2

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Rumor Mill

Words and music: Jon Mohr 1982 Jonathan Mark Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Paul Kennamer, Jr.

Lyrics:

Let me tell you a story about a local enterprise
There's one in every town, no matter what its size
It doesn't turn a profit, or bring in any revenue
It's good for one thing and that's the damage it'll do

It's called...

Chorus:
The rumor mill
Oh yeah, the rumor mill
If it can be twisted, you can be sure that it will
'Cause there ain't nothing sacred, none at all
At the rumor mill, the rumor mill

The people that work there are all volunteers
The only qualification is a mouth and two big ears
If the story's not clear enough, well that's ok
They'll just doctor it up and then send it on its way
It doesn't matter who's involved or who it is gonna hurt
As long as folks are listenin' they'll keep shovlin' dirt at

Repeat Chorus

The rumor mill, manufacturing lies
The rumor mill, where the truth is disguised
The rumor mill, where reputations are crushed
The rumor mill, and where nothing is hushed
If it can be twisted, you can be sure that it will
'Cause there ain't nothing sacred, none at all
At the rumor mill, oh yeah, the rumor mill

Now you listen my children to this warning I make
You've got a lot to lose, there's a lot here at stake
The Bible plainly states "You're gonna reap what you sow"
And "You'll be shown mercy by the mercy you show"
So shut your mouth and ask your friends to kindly do the same (So shut your mouth and ask your friends to kindly do the same)
Or you'll wind up a victim with no one else to blame

Repeat Chorus

Oh yeah, the rumor mill (x3)
At the rumor mill

Scriptural Reference:

"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."  Matthew 24:6

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He Looked Beyond My Fault

Words and music: Dottie Rambo 1968 Heartwarming Music (BMI- Administered by The Benson Co.)
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Amazing Grace shall always by my song of praise
For it was grace that bought my liberty
I do not know just why He came to love me so
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need

I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary
To view the cross where Jesus died for me
How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need

Repeat All

Repeat Stanza 2

He looked beyond my fault and saw my need

Scriptural Reference:

"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 4:16

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A Wonderful Time Up There

Words and music: Lee Roy Abernathy Vogue Music
This song also appeared as "A Wonderful Time" on Heaven's Gonna Shine by His Image.
Lead: Gary Moyers and Gary Miller

Lyrics:

Everybody's gonna have religion in glory
Everybody's gonna be a-singin' that story
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there (a wonderful time up there)

Chorus:
Well, Everybody's gonna have religion in glory
Everybody's gonna be a-singin' that story
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there
Oh, glory hallelujah
Brother there's a reckonin' and a comin' in the mornin'
And ya better get ya ready cause I'm givin' you the warnin'
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there (we'll have a wonderful time up there)

Verse 1:
Now listen everybody, 'cause I'm talkin' to you
The Lord is the only one to carry you through
Better get ready 'cause I'm tellin' you why
The Lord is a-comin' from his throne on high
Readin' in the Bible 'bout the things he said
He said he's comin' back again to raise the dead
How ya gonna feel about the things you'll say
On that judgment day?

Repeat Chorus

Readin' in the Bible, in the back of the book
The book of Revelation is the place to look
You can understand it, yes you can if you try
The Lord is comin' from his throne on high
Goin' down the valley, goin' one by one
Gonna be rewarded for the things we've done
How you gonna feel about the chosen few?
Will you make it through?

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Chorus (w/Background)

Chorus Background:
Everybody will be singing
Everybody, wonderful time up there
Christ is coming, better get ready

Brother there's a reckon and a comin' in the mornin'
Better get ya ready cause I'm givin' you the warnin'
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time
Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time
Everyvody's gonna have a wonderful time up there (wonderul time up there)

Scriptural Reference:

"It is written: "`As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'""  Romans 14:11

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Don't Scatter Roses

Words and music: Larue Lancaster 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Don't scatter roses after I'm gone

A wreath of roses they placed on his grave
And while he was living, there were things that he craved
His life as a pauper was so very dim
He needed the flowers while he could enjoy them

Chorus:
Don't scatter roses after I'm gone
Give them to me, while I carry on
Now I need them to help me along
Don't scatter roses after I'm gone

Many times he was hungry, but you passed him by
He needed your help then, but you didn't try
To help when him needing to carry on
Now you give him flowers after he's gone?

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Don't scatter roses after I'm gone

Scriptural Reference:

"For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'  "They also will answer, `Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'"  He will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'"  Matthew 25:42-45

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Ezekiel Saw De Wheel

Arrangement: Keith Lancaster 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Paul Kennamer, Jr.
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way in de middle o' de air
Ezekiel saw de wheel
In de middle o' de air

Chorus:
Ezekiel saw de wheel (He saw that wheel)
Way in de middle o' de air
Ezekiel saw de wheel
In de middle of the air
Ezekiel saw de wheel (He saw that wheel)
Way in de middle o' de air
Ezekiel saw de wheel
In de middle of the air

Some go to church for to sing and shout, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)
Some ought to go to get the devil out, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)
I'm workin' hard, tryin' to do what's right, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)
And I'll pray, the Lord, He'll help me win this fight, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)

Repeat Chorus

Well, ya better mind my brother how you walk on the cross, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)
Your foot might slip, and your soul get lost, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)
Well old Satan, he wears a club foot shoe, oh Lord in de middle of de air
If you don't mind it he'll slip it on you, don't ya know (in de middle of de air)

Repeat Chorus

Ezekial saw de wheel
He saw that wheel
In de middle o' de air

Scriptural Reference:

"Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, spread their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them."  Ezekiel 11:22

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Sing With Our Hearts

Words and music: Randy Hatchett 1982 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared as "We've Got to Sing" on Heaven's Gonna Shine by His Image.
Lead: Roy Hawkins and Gary Moyers

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
We've got to sing with our hearts, make a melody
Teachin' others with the songs that we sing
We've got to sing with our hearts, make a melody
Praise the Lord and teach His Word

Now we all want our songs to sound good
We want each voice to sing the note that it should
But we must also sing it with our heart
It doesn't matter if you can sing the right part

Chorus 2:
We've got to sing with our hearts (sing it with our hearts), make a melody (make a melody)
Teachin' others with the songs that we sing
We've got to sing with our hearts (make a melody), make a melody
Praise the Lord and teach His Word

Well you might say that your voice is bad
That you ain't got the voice that you once had
But God has told his children to sing
So lift your voice to heaven and let it ring

Repeat Chorus 2

Repeat Chorus 1 (x3)

We've got to sing, sing it with our hearts!

Scriptural Reference:

"My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts..."  Isaiah 65:14a

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Troy Campbell and Craig Crumpton

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