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AcaDisc #147- Awesome God by The Acappella Company (Praise & Harmony Series)

Original Release: 2005 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistants: Kay Nickell, Julie Tracy, and Eric Bright
Engineer: Gary Miller
Design: Annette Reischl
Album Photography: Kim Lancaster
Recording Location: Bixler Chapel - Madison, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller
Mastered by: Alex McCollough
Additional Assistants: Sherry Palmer, Bruce Coleson, Ryan Smith, Ryan Thomas, Jim Harkness, Will Coleson, Keith Hall, Rhonda Coleson, Nathan Miller, Steve Camping, Martha Ann Brewer, Nathan Brown, Jonathan Hardison, Anthony Lancaster, Aaron Johnson, Mandy Wilson, Melissa Lancaster, Kayla Smith, Kerry Cantrell, Katy Hatchett, Mark Spears, Don Moody, Clarissa Cox, Sharon Lancaster, Gary Moyers, Larry Sparks, and Annette Reischl
Vocalists on Main CD: Many (list to be compiled)
Vocalists on Training CD: Gary Miller - Bass
                                          Nathan Brown - Bass
                                          Steve Camping - Tenor
                                          Melissa Lancaster - Alto
                                          Sherry Palmer - Alto
                                          Martha Ann Brewer - Soprano

Song List

Awesome God
Ain't No Rock
Great Are You Lord
We Trust in the Name of the Lord
Give Thanks to the Lord
My Life is in You
Wonderful Merciful Savior
Lamb of God
Hide Me Away, O Lord
Open My Heart
Open the Eyes of My Heart
In Your Presence
I Stand in Awe of You
Lord Reign in Me
Covenant of Love
There is No Other Name
It's All Right
We Will Glorify
Come to the Table
Don't Be Afraid
How Excellent is Thy Name
Firm Foundation
My Only Hope is You
You Are My All in All
That's Why We Praise Him

Awesome God

Words and music: Rich Mullins © 1988 Edward Grant, Inc. (ASCAP) Adm. by Reunion Music Group
This song also appeared on Acappella Classics by The Acappella Company, Acappella Classics Longplay by The Acappella Company, The Way by New Covenant, and X-Changed by X-Changed.  It is also part of "He Reigns", which appeared on Wisdom, Power, and Love by New Reign.
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Bass:
God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom power and love
Our God is an awesome God

Soprano, Alto, and Tenor (come in one round at a time, with each part continuing):
Our God is awesome
He reigns from heaven
With power and wisdom
Our God is an awesome God

Chorus (with four parts in background):
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom power and love
Our God is an awesome God

Now when He rolled up His sleeves He wasnít putting on the ritz
Our God is an awesome God
Thereís thunder in his foot steps and lightning in His fists
Our God is an awesome God
And the Lord wasnít jokin' when He kicked 'em out of Eden
It wasnít for no reason that He shed His blood
His return is very soon and so yaíll better be believin'
Our God is an awesome God

Stepout (with four parts in background):
Yes we know that Heís awesome
And He reigns with power and wisdom

Repeat Stepout

Now when the sky was starless in the void of the night
Our God is an awesome God
He spoke unto the darkness and created the light
Our God is an awesome God
The judgment and wrath He poured out on Sodom
His mercy and grace He gave us at the cross
I hope that we have not to quickly forgotten that
Our God is an awesome God

Repeat Stepout (x2)

Repeat Chorus (in unison)

Repeat Stepout (x2)

Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God

Scriptural Reference:

"Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God."  Deuteronomy 7:21

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Ain't No Rock

Words and music: LaMarquis Jefferson © 1987
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster and Eric Bright
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Ainít no rock (ainít no rock) gonna cry in my place
As long as Iím alive Iíll glorify His holy name
Ainít no rock (ainít no rock) gonna cry in my place
As long as Iím alive Iíll glorify His holy name

Chorus 1:
Everybody sing praise His holy name
As long as Iím alive Iíll glorify His holy name
Everybody sing praise His holy name
As long as Iím alive Iíll glorify His holy name

Ainít no tree (ainít no tree) gonna lift itís branches
Iíll lift my hands to glorify His holy name
Ainít no tree (ainít no tree) gonna lift itís branches
Iíll lift my hands to glorify His holy name

Chorus 2:
Everybody sing praise His holy name (Praise His holy name)
As long as Iím alive Iíll glorify His holy name
Everybody sing praise His holy name (Praise His holy name)
As long as Iím alive Iíll glorify His holy name

Ainít no birds (ainít no birds) gonna sing in my place
Iíll lift my voice to glorify His holy name
Ainít no birds (ainít no birds) gonna sing in my place
Iíll lift my voice to glorify His holy name

Repeat Chorus 2 (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;  I will glorify your name forever."  Psalm 86:12
"Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy."  Psalm 98:8
"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."  Isaiah 55:12

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Great Are You Lord

Words and music: Steve and Vikki Cook © 1984 Maranatha! Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Holy Lord, most Holy Lord
You alone are worthy of my praise
Holy Lord, most Holy Lord
With all of my heart I sing (All of my heart I sing)

Chorus:
Great are You Lord
Worthy of praise
Holy and true
Great are You Lord, most Holy Lord

Repeat Verse

Repeat Chorus

All of my heart I sing...
Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;  His greatness no one can fathom."  Psalm 145:3

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We Trust in the Name of the Lord

Words and music: Steven Curtis Chapman © 1994 Sparrow Song Integrity's Praise! Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Some trust in the chariot
We trust in the name of the Lord our God
Some trust in horses
We trust in the name of the Lord our God

Chorus:
We trust in the name of the Lord our God (echo)
We trust in the name of the Lord our God (echo)
His Love never fails
His name will always prevail
We trust in the name of the Lord our God

Some trust in the work they do
We trust in the name of the Lord our God
By His grace all the work is through
We trust in the name of the Lord our God

Repeat Chorus

Some trust in the wealth of things
We trust in the name of the Lord our God
Name worth more than anything
We trust in the name of the Lord our God

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."  Psalm 20:7

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Give Thanks to the Lord

Words and music: John K. Green © 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared as "Give Thanks" on In His Presence by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice: Volume II by The Acappella Company and as part of "Medley: Give Thanks/Worthy Lord/Let Us Worship" on X-Changed by X-Changed.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
His love endures forever

His love will reign (reign forever more)
His power will reign (reign forever more)
His grace will reign (reign forever more)
And His peace will reign (reign forever more)
His love will reign (reign forever more)
His power will reign (reign forever more)
His love endures forever

Chorus 2:
Everybody give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
(C'mon and give thanks) Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
His love endures forever

Repeat Verse

Chorus 3:
Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
(C'mon and give thanks) Give thanks to the Lord ('cause you know He is good)
(For He is good) For He is good
Give thanks to the Lord
(For He is good) For He is good
His love endures forever
(Do you know that) His love endures forever
(Yes we know that) His love endures forever

Scriptural Reference:

"Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever."  1 Chronicles 16:34

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My Life is in You

Words and music: Daniel Gardner © 1986 Integrity's Hosanna! Music
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

My lifeís in You
My strengthís in You
My hopeís in You
In You, itís in You

My life is in You Lord (my life's in You)
My strength is in You Lord (my strength's in You)
My hope is in You Lord (my hope's in You)
In You, itís in You

Chorus:
(My life) My life is in You Lord (my life's in You)
(And my strength) My strength is in You Lord (my strength's in You)
(And my hope) My hope is in You Lord (My hope's in You)
In You, itís in You

I will praise You with all of my life
I will praise You with all of my strength
With all of my life
With all of my strength
All of my hope is in You

Repeat Chorus (x2)

I will praise You with all of my life (all of my life)
I will praise You with all of my strength
With all of my life (all of my life)
With all of my strength (all of my strength)
All of my hope is in You

Repeat Chorus (x2)

In You, itís in You
In You, itís in You
Itís in You

Scriptural Reference:

"Guise me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."  Psalm 25:5

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Wonderful Merciful Savior

Words and music: Dawn Rodgers and Eric Wyse © 1999 Word Music (ASCAP) and Dayspring Music (BMI)
Arrangement: M. Isaac Graul
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious redeemer and friend
Who would have thought that a lamb could rescue the souls of men
Oh You rescue the souls of men

Councilor, comforter, keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have hopelessly lost our way
Oh weíve hopelessly lost our way

Chrous:
You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace that our hearts always hunger for
Oh our hearts always hunger for

O mighty infinite Father
Faithful in loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us falling before Your Throne
Oh weíre falling before your throne

Chorus 2:
You are the One that we praise (You are the One that we praise)
You are the One we adore (You are the One we adore)
You give the healing and grace that our hearts always hunger for
Oh our hearts always hunger for

Repeat Chorus 2

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against Him."  Daniel 9:9

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Lamb of God

Words and music: Twila Paris © 1985 Staightway Music
This song also appeared on Steppin on a Cloud by Acappella Vocal Band, The Early Years by AVB, and as part of "Praise Medley" on The Road by AVB.
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Your only Son, no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God

Chorus:
O Lamb of God (Lamb of God)
Sweet Lamb of God (Sweet Lamb of God)
I love the Holy Lamb of God (Holy Lamb of God)
O wash me in His precious blood (wash me in His precious blood)
My Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God

Your gift of love they crucified
They laughed and scorned Him as He died
The humble King they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God

Repeat Chorus

I was so lost I should have died
But You have brought me to Your side
To be led by Your staff and rod
And to be called the Lamb of God

Repeat Chorus (x2)

O wash me in His precious blood (wash me in His precious blood)
My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God

Scriptural Reference:

"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'" John 1:29

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Hide Me Away, O Lord

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1995 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on In God We Trust by The Acappella Company and Acappella Word Of God Longplay by the Acappella Company.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Hide me away, O Lord (Hide me away, O Lord)
Hide me away, O Lord (Hide me away, O)
In the day of trouble, 'neath the shadow of your wings
Hide me away, O Lord (Hide me away, O Lord)

Give me your peace, O Lord (Give me your peace, O Lord)
Give me your peace, O Lord (Give me your peace, O)
In the day of trouble, 'neath the shadow of your wings
Give me your peace, O Lord (Give me your peace, O Lord)

Safe in your dwelling place (Safe in your dwelling place)
Safe in your dwelling place (Safe in your dwelling)
In the day of trouble, 'neath the shadow of your wings
Safe in your dwelling place (Safe in your dwelling place)

Repeat Verse 1

Hide me away, O Lord (Hide me away, O Lord)
Hide me away, O Lord (Hide me away, O Lord)

Scriptural Reference:

"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings" Psalm 17:8
"For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock." Psalm 27:5
"Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you." Psalm 143:9

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Open My Heart

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1990 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on What's Your Tag Say? by AVB, In His Presence by The Acappella Company, as part of "Praise Medley" on The Road by AVB, as "New Song (Open My Heart)" on The Road Home by Voice of Faith, and in Spanish as "Mi Corazůn" on Caminando en la Luz by AVB.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Open my heart to what you know
So I can stretch, so I can grow
My feelings toss me to and fro
Open my heart to what you know

Open my eyes to what you see
To understand what I should be
My feelings get the best of me
Open my eyes to what you see

Open my ears to what you hear
So I can keep you very near
My feelings make it so unclear
Open my ears to what you hear

Repeat Verse 1

Open my heart to what you know

Scriptural Reference:

"As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also."  2 Corinthians 6:13

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Open the Eyes of My Heart

Words and music: Paul Baloche © 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (ASCAP)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster and Clarissa Cox
This song also appeared as "Open the Eyes" on The Way by New Covenant.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus A-1:
Open the eyes of my heart Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Chorus A-2:
(Open my eyes Lord) Open the eyes of my heart Lord
(Please open my eyes) Open the eyes of my heart
(ĎCause) I want to see You
I want to see You 

Chorus B-1:
To see You high and lifted up (High high and lifted up)
Shining in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Repeat Chorus A-1

Chorus B-2:
To see You high and lifted up (High high and lifted up)
Shining in the light of Your glory
(Pour out Your love) Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Repeat Chorus B-2

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
I want to see You

Chorus A-3:
Open the eyes of my heart Lord (Holy, holy, holy)
Open the eyes of my heart (Holy, holy, holy)
I want to see You (Holy, holy, holy)
I want to see You

Repeat Chorus A-3

Scriptural Reference:

"Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law."  Psalm 119:18

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In Your Presence

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1994 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
This song also appeared on In His Presence by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Fill me with joy in your presence
Fill me with joy in your presence
Fill me with joy in your presence
And blessings at your right hand

Repeat Verse 1

Chorus:
In your presence I am at peace
In your presence I feel release
In your presence my heart is still
In your presence I am fulfilled

I lift up my hands in your presence
I lift up my hands in your presence
I lift up my hands in your presence
Your blessings have made me glad

Repeat Verse 2

Repeat Chorus

In your presence

Scriptural Reference:

"You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence."  Psalm 16:11 and Acts 2:28

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I Stand in Awe of You

Words and music: Mark Altrogge © 1987 People of Destiny International and Pleasant Hills Music
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster and Reid Lancaster
Lead: None

Lyrics:

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard

Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depth of Your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above

Chorus:
And I stand (I stand) I stand (I stand) in awe of You
I stand (I stand) I stand (I stand) in awe of You
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of you

Repeat Chorus

Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of you

Scriptural Reference:

"Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God."  Ecclesiastes 5:7
"When they see among them their children, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel."  Isaiah 29:23
"Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord.  Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy."  Habakkuk 3:2

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Lord Reign in Me

Words and music: Brenton Brown © 1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eric)/Mercy/Vineyard Publishing
This song also appeared on Audience of One by Watershed Worship.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Over all the earth, You reign on high
Every mountain stream, every sunset sky
But my one request, Lord my only aim
Is that Youíd reign in me again

Chorus:
Lord, reign in me, reign in your power
Over all my dreams, in my darkest hour
You are the Lord of all I am
So wonít you reign in me again

Over every thought, over every word
May my life reflect the beauty of my Lord
ĎCause You mean more to me than any earthly thing
So wonít You reign in me again

Repeat Chorus (x2)

So wonít You reign in me again
So wonít You reign in me again

Scriptural Reference:

"You, O Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation."  Lamentations 5:19

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Covenant of Love

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Exalt Him by The Acappella Company, Acappella Word of God Longplay by The Acappella Company, and X-Changed by X-Changed.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

O Lord God of Israel
There is no God like you
In heaven or earth below
O Lord God of Israel
There is no God like you
In heaven above

Repeat Verse

Chorus:
You keep your covenant of love
Your covenant of love
(O Lord there) O Lord there is no God like you
In heaven above

Repeat Verse

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"O Lord , God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below-you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way."  1 Kings 8:23

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There is No Other Name

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © Anthony K. Muisc (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on In His Presence by The Acappella Company and Acappella Word of God Longplay by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus:
There is no other name, there is no other name
Under heaven given to men by which we must be saved
There is no other name, there is no other name
Every tongue will confess the blessed name of Jesus

There is one who can heal the diseases of the body
There is one who can heal the diseases of the soul
Others try and pretend that they have this kind of power
But there's no other name that you really need to know

Repeat Chorus

In the name of the Lord we have found complete redemption
In the name of the Lord we have hope beyond the grave
And there's no other way to be sure we're bound for heaven
There is no other name with the awesome pow'r to save

Repeat Chorus

Every tongue will confess the blessed name of Jesus

Scriptural Reference:

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."  Acts 4:12

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It's All Right

Words and music: Cleavant Derricks as "Have a Little Talk With Jesus" © 1937 Stamps-Baxter Music Co., administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Group, Inc. (BMI)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster © 1997 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared as "Just a Little Talk With Jesus" on Favorite Hymns of the Firemen by The Firemen, Songs We Like to Sing by The Sounds of Glory, and This is My Story by The Sounds of Glory.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
I said itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Donít you know that
Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right (just a talk with Jesus)
Do you know itís all right (itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Donít you know that
Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right

(Well I once lost in sin) I once was lost in sin
(But Jesus took me in) But Jesus took me in
(And then a little light) And then a little light from heaven filled my soul
(It bathed my heart in love) It bathed my heart in love
(And He wrote my name above) And wrote my name above
(And just a little talk) And just a little talk with Jesus made me whole

Chorus 2:
And I said itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Yes we know that
Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right (just a talk with Jesus)
Do you believe itís all right (itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Itís all right (Itís all right)
Donít you know that
Just a little talk with Jesus makes it right

(Well I may have doubts and fears) I may have doubts and fears
(My eyes be filled with tears) My eyes be filled with tears
(But Jesus is a friend) But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night
(I go to Him in Prayer) I go to Him in prayer
('Cause He knows my every care) He knows my every care
(And just a little talk) And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Repeat Chorus 2

Scriptural Reference:

"How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you."  Isaiah 30:19b

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We Will Glorify

Words and music: Twila Paris © 1982 Singspiration Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Conquerors by Acappella.
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
Lead: None

Lyrics:

We will glorify the King of Kings
We will glorify the Lamb
We will glorify the Lord of Lords
Who is the great I Am

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty
We will bow before His throne
We will worship Him righteousness
We will worship Him alone

He is Lord of heaven, Lord of earth
He is Lord of all who live
He is Lord above the universe
All praise to Him we give

Alleluia to the King of Kings
Alleluia to the Lamb
Alleluia to the Lord of Lords
Who is the great I Am

He is Lord of heaven Lord of earth
He is Lord of all who live
He is Lord above the universe
All praise to Him we give

Repeat Verse 4

Repeat Verse 1

Scriptural Reference:

"I will glorify your name for ever." Psalm 86:12

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Come to the Table

Words and music: Claire Cloninger and Martin J. Nystrom © 1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Come to the table of mercy
Prepared with the wine and the bread
All who are hungry and thirsty
Come and your souls will be fed

(Why donít you) Come at the Lordís invitation
Receive from His nail scarred hand
Eat of the bread of salvation
(Come on and) Drink of the blood of the Lamb

(Why donít you) Come at the Lordís invitation
Receive from His nail scarred hand
Eat of the bread of salvation
(Come on and) Drink of the blood of the Lamb

Eat of the bread of salvation
(Come on and) Drink of the blood of the Lamb

Scriptural Reference:

"Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?"  1 Corinthians 10:16

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Don't Be Afraid

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1995 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on In God We Trust by The Acappella Company and as "Be Strong and Courageous" on Acappella Word Of God Longplay by the Acappella Company and X-Changed by X-Changed.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Be strong and courageous and do not be afraid
The Lord goes with you each and every day

Chorus:
He'll never forsake you (Be strong and courageous and do not be afraid)
Don't be afraid (The Lord goes with you each and every day)
He'll never forsake you (Be strong and courageous and do not be afraid)
Don't be afraid (The Lord goes with you each and every day)

The Lord goes before you through the trouble and strife
And He will protect you all the days of your life

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.' Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, 'Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.'" Deuteronomy 31:6-8
"No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5

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How Excellent is Thy Name

Words and music: Dick Tunney, Melody Tunney, and Paul C. Smith © 1985 Laurel Press, Marquis III, and Word Music
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
How excellent is thy name, O Lord
How excellent is thy name
Heaven and earth together proclaim
How excellent is thy name

Repeat Chorus 1

I look into the midnight blue
And see the work youíve done
When children raise a perfect praise
While enemies hold their tongue

Creation shows Your splendor
Your reigning majesty
And yet I find You take the time
To care for one like me

Chorus 2:
How excellent is thy name, O Lord
How excellent is thy name
(Heaven and earth proclaim) Heaven and earth together proclaim
How excellent is thy name

Repeat Chorus 2

One fine day when the trumpets play
And the dead in Christ shall rise
A chosen few will gather to
Proclaim You Lord most high

With joyful alleluias
The heavenly host will sing
Every knee shall bow and tongue yell out
You are the King of Kings

Repeat Chorus 2 (x4)

Scriptural Reference:

"No one is like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power."  Jeremiah 10:6

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Firm Foundation

Words and music: Nancy Gordon and Jamie Harvill © 1994 Integrity's Hosanna! Music and Integrity's Praise! Music
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Jesus Youíre my firm foundation
(I know) I know I can stand secure
(Oh) Jesus Youíre my firm foundation
(I put my hope) I put my hope in Your holy Word
(Oh I put my hope) I put my hope in Your holy Word

I have a living hope (I have a living hope)
I have a future (I have a future)
God has a plan for me (God has a plan for me)
Of this Iím sure
Of this Iím sure

Repeat Chorus

Your Word is faithful (Your Word is faithful)
Mighty in power (Mighty in power)
God will deliver me (God will deliver me)
Of this Iím sure
Of this Iím sure

Repeat Chorus (x2)

(I put my hope) I put my hope in Your holy Word
(Oh I put my hope) I put my hope in Your holy Word

Scriptural Reference:

"In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life."  1 Timothy 6:19

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My Only Hope is You

Words and music: John Paul Trimble © 1989 John Paul Trimble
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

My only hope is You (My only hope is You)
Jesus My only hope is You (Yes my hope is You Lord)
From early in the morning to late at night
My only hope is You

(And my only peace) My only peace is You (My only peace is You)
Jesus My only peace is You (Yes my peace is You Lord)
From early in the morning to late at night
My only peace is You

(And my only joy) My only joy is You (My only joy is You)
Jesus My only joy is You (Yes my joy is You Lord)
From early in the morning to late at night
My only joy is You

(Yes all that I need) All that I need is You (All that I need is You)
Jesus all that I need is You (All I need is You Lord)
From early in the morning to late at night
All that I need is You

(And my only hope) My only hope is You (My only hope is You)
Jesus My only hope is You (Yes my hope is You Lord)
From early in the morning to late at night
My only hope is You
From early in the morning to late at night
My only hope is You

Scriptural Reference:

"No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.  Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."  Psalm 25:3-5

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You Are My All in All

Words and music: Dennis L. Jernigan © 1990 Shepherd's Hart Music (BMI)
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster
This song also appeared on Beginnings by Northtown Church Praise Team.
Lead: None

Lyrics:

Jesus Youíre the Lamb of God (Worthy Lamb of God)
Worthy Is Your Name (Worthy Is Jesus, worthy is)
Jesus Youíre the Lamb of God (Worthy Lamb of God)
Worthy is Your name

Women (Men in Background):
You are my strength when I am weak (Jesus Lamb of God)
You are the treasure that I seek (Worthy is Your Name)
You are my all in all
Seeking you as a precious jewel (Jesus Lamb of God)
To give up Iíd be a fool (Worthy is Your Name)
You are my all in all

Men (Women in Background):
Taking my sin my cross my shame (Jesus Lamb of God)
Rising again I bless Your name (Worthy is Your Name)
You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up (Jesus Lamb of God)
When I am dry You fill my cup (Worthy is Your Name)
You are my all in all

Jesus Youíre the Lamb of God (Worthy Lamb of God)
Worthy Is Your Name (Worthy Is Jesus)
Jesus Youíre the Lamb of God (Worthy Lamb of God)
Worthy is Your name
Worthy is Your name
Worthy is Your name

Scriptural Reference:

"When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all."  1 Corinthians 15:28

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That's Why We Praise Him

Words and music: Tommy Walker © 1998 Doulose Publishing (BMI)
Arrangement: Eric Bright
This song also appeared on Beginnings by Northtown Church Praise Team and Audience of One by Watershed Worship.
Lead: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

He came to live (to live) live a perfect life
He came to be (to be) the living Word, our Light
He came to die (to die) so weíd be reconciled
He came to rise (to rise) to show his power and might

Chorus 1:
And thatís why we praise Him
Thatís why we sing
Thatís why we offer Him our everything
Thatís why we bow down and worship this King
ĎCause He gave His everything
ĎCause He gave His everything

He came to live (to live) live again in us
He came to be (to be) our conquering King and friend
He came to heal (to heal) and show the lost ones His love
He came to go (to go) prepare a place for us

Chorus 2:
And thatís why we praise Him
Thatís why we sing (that's why we sing)
Thatís why we offer Him our everything
Thatís why we bow down and worship this King
ĎCause He gave His everything
ĎCause He gave His everything

Bridge:
Halle-, Hallelujah (x5 times adding parts)

Chorus 3:
And thatís why we praise Him
Thatís why we sing (Thatís why we sing)
Thatís why we offer Him our everything
Thatís why we bow down and worship this King
ĎCause He gave His everything (He gave His everything)
ĎCause He gave His everything

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus 3

Scriptural Reference:

"And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit."  Matthew 27:50

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