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AcaDisc #77- Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company

Original Release: 1999 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
All songs are the original tracks from Acappella Spirituals and Acappella Spirituals 2.
Vocals: Listed by Song

Song List

Ride the Chariot
Joshua Fit Da Battle
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Elijah Rock
I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
No More
Everytime I Feel The Spirit
People Get Ready
Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow
Everybody Talkin' 'Bout Heaven
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Spiritual Medley
Common Thread
Soon Ah Will Be Done
Joy In Da Morning
Wade In the Water
Ain'ta That Good News

Ride the Chariot

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice by The Acappella Company and as part of "Climbin' Up the Mountain, Ride the Chariot Medley" on Show Me the Cross by Revival.
Lead: John Green, Wayburn Dean, Robert Guy, George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord (in the mornin' Lord)
Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord (in the mornin' Lord)
I'm getting ready for the judgment day
My Lord, my Lord

(C'mon and ride) Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord
(C'mon and ride) Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord
(C'mon and ride) I'm getting ready for the judgment day
My Lord, my Lord

Are you ready my brother (oh yes my Lord)
Are you ready for the journey (oh yes my Lord)
Do you wanna see my Jesus
(Oh yes) I'm waiting for the chariot
'Cause I'm ready to go

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts) (x2)

(Get ready for the mighty journey leaving in the morning.
Get ready for the master call, just call me in morn.
Get ready if you wanna see my Jesus)

Are you ready my sister
Are you ready for the journey
Do you wanna see my Jesus
(Oh yes) I'm waiting for the chariot
'Cause I'm ready to go

Well I never will forget that day (what a day, my Lord)
When all my sins were taken away (how he washed it white as snow)
My feet were snatched from the miry clay (I'm a changed man, I'm a new life)
And I'm gonna serve him till that judgment day (hey, come on)

Repeat Chorus (x2)

I'm gonna ride in the chariot
in the chariot, (are you ready to ride?) in the chariot
Ride in the chariot

(Get ready for the mighty journey leaving in the morning.
Get ready for the master call, just call me in morn.
Get ready if you wanna see my Jesus)

Are you ready my sister
Are you ready for the journey
Do you wanna see my Jesus
(Oh yes) I'm waiting for the chariot
'Cause I'm ready to go

Ride in the chariot

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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Joshua Fit Da Battle

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company, Zambian Acapella by Zambian Acapella, and The Road Home by Voice of Faith.
Lead:
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
(Joshua, Joshua, Joshua
Leader of Israel
Joshua, Joshua
And da walls came tumblin' down)

He fit da battle Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
He fit da battle Jericho
And da walls came tumblin' down

Repeat Chorus

You can talk about the men of Gideon
You can talk about the men of Saul
But there's none like good ol' Joshua
At the battle of Jericho

Repeat Chorus

To the walls of Jericho he marched into that land
"Go blow your ram horns," Joshua cried,
"'Cause the battle is in your hands!" (In your hands)

Repeat Chorus

(Down, down, down) Blow your horns, blow your horns loud
(Down, down, down) Blow your horns, blow your horns loud
(Down, down, down) Blow your horns, blow your horns loud
(Down, down, down) Loud was the shouting of Israel
Down came the great walls of Jericho

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Down, down, down, down (Blow your horns, blow your horns, loud)
The walls came down (Blow your horns, blow your horns, loud)
The walls came down (Blow your horns, blow your horns, loud)
[Repeat phrase]

Repeat Chorus
[Sung on top of the chorus:]
"Blow your horns," Joshua cried
"Blow your horns, Israel"
"Blow your horns," Joshua cried
And the walls came tumblin' down

Down, down, down, down
The walls came down, down
The walls came down, down
The walls came down, down (Jericho, Jericho, O Jericho)
The walls came down, down (Jericho, Jericho, O Jericho) (The walls came down)
[Repeat and fade]

Scriptural Reference:

"Then the Lord said to Joshua, See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.'"  Joshua 6:2

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: John Green, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Green, Wayburn Dean
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Oh glory, hallelujah

Chorus:
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory Hallelujah

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
And nobody knows but Jesus
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground (almost level, level to the ground)
Nobody knows but you, Lord

Repeat Chorus

I believe, I believe, I believe (truly believe)
Nobody, no, nobody, nobody but him (there's nobody like him)
Don't you know my soul (the King will recieve)
King Jesus will receive
Nobody but Jesus, nobody but the Lord

Hey I said...
Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
There are times when I can't see my way around (oh yes, Lord)
There are times when I find myself level to the ground (oh yes, Lord)
Without a doubt you know, you know
You know that I really believe, yes (oh yes, Lord)
My soul, King Jesus, he will receive (oh yes, Lord)

No, nobody
Nobody knows
No, nobody knows
No one but Jesus
Jesus

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
[Repeat x4 with stepouts]

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.  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 4:14-16

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Elijah Rock

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals and Acappella Favorites by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, shout, shout
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, comin' up Lord
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, shout, shout
(Elijah rock) Elijah rock, comin' up Lord
Repeat (with various sand sundry variations) (x4)

(Don't you know that Satan's a liar)
Satan's a liar and a conjur too
(And if you don't watch out)
If you don't watch out he'll conjur you
(If I could, surely I would)
If I could I surely would
(I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood)
I'd stand on the rock where Moses stood

Elijah rock
Shout about it
Elijah, Elijah, Elijah rock
Shout about, oh (shout)
Shout about
Elijah rock comin' up
Elijah rock comin' up
Elijah rock comin' up Lord

Satan's a liar and a conjur too
If you don't watch out he'll conjur you

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank."  Numbers 20:11

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I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: Robert C. Guy and George Pendergrass 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Robert C. Guy
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

I want Jesus to walk with me
I want Jesus to walk with me:
All along life's pilgrim journey
I want Jesus to walk with me

In my trials He'll walk with me
In my trials He'll walk with me
All along life's journey
I know that Jesus (Jesus walks with me) will walk with me

I know that Jesus he will always walk with me (He said it in His word, I know it in my heart He could, I know that He will walk with me)
I know that Jesus he will always walk with me (He said it in His word, I know it in my heart He could, I know that He will walk with me)

(I love Jesus)
I love Jesus and He I know He loves me
I love him (He set me free)

Bridge:
Journey, journey, journey, journey
The journey of my life
I grow stronger because Jesus will walk with me
He'll walk with me

I want Jesus
I want Jesus
Oh, I want Jesus to walk with me
All along (journey - life's tedious and treacherous) my journey
I want Jesus to walk with me (walk with me Jesus) (I grow stronger because Jesus will walk with me)

I want Jesus to walk with me
Jesus walk with me

Scriptural Reference:

"As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him."  Luke 24:15-16

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Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company, Sweet Deliverance by Sweet Deliverance, and as "Wayfaring Stranger" on Never Grow Old by Revival, This Little Light by The Sounds of Glory, and The Road Home by Voice of Faith.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Oooo, I'm poor, I'm blind, I'm weak
Oooo, I'm poor, I'm blind, I'm weak
(Repeat)
I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
While wandering through this world of woe
But there's no sickness (there's no sickness), toil or danger (no danger)
In that fair land to which I go

Chorus 1:
I'm goin' there to meet my mother (I'm goin home)
I'm goin' there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm just going, going over home

[Verse 1 background is laid underneath:]
I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is rough and steep
But golden fields lie out before me
Where God's redeemed shall never weep

You know I'm gonna leave this land
With its cold and heartless ways
You know I'm gonna leave this land
One of these good ole days

Chorus 2:
I'm goin' there (I'll be goin) to meet my brothers
(Yes, I am) Going there (I'm going) no more to roam
I'm only goin' over Jordan
I'm only goin'...
Said I'm only going, oh, yeah, to meet my Savior oh, yeah
I'm going to sing His praises
I'm only goin' over Jordan
I'm only goin' over home
I'm goin' home

Going home, sweet home, my home
I am going home, sweet home, my home
(Repeat)

I'm poor, I'm blind, I'm weak
[Repeat and fade]

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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No More

Words: Sylvia Rose and George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music/Srose Publishing (BMI)
Music: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Babbie Mason
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

No, no, no (no)
No, no, no

No more burdens (no more trials), no more trials
(I'm gonna be at rest) I will be at rest
(In a land so bright and fair) In that land so bright and fair
(Oh no more worries) No more worries, (my tears won't find me) tears won't find me

Chorus:
(No, no, no, no, no more)
No, no, no
(Thank you, Jesus, no more worries up there)
No more up there

(One day I'm gonna be crossing over) Crossing over
(Gonna be crossing over chilly waters) Chilly waters
(But I'm gonna have no fear) I will have no fear
(My Jesus is waiting there) For my Lord is waiting there
(He is gonna guide me through the valley) He will guide me
(Guide me through the valley) Through death's valley

Chorus
[Solo on top of chorus:]
No more trials or tribulations up there

Bridge:
(One of these old days) No, no
(I'll lay my burdens now) No, no
(No more, no no, trials or tribulations up there) No, no, no, no

(No more, no more) No more
(No, no, no, no more troubles, hey) No more, no more
(Gonna be shouting my troubles over) No more, no more, no more
(Thank you, Jesus)
(Hey)

We'll be singing up there (One of these ole days)
In that choir in the air (I'm gonna sing and shout)
We'll be shouting, exclaiming (Nobody there)
God's wonderful care (Is gonna put me out)
(No, no, no, no, no more, no more) No more, no more, no more
(No more sorrow, no more tribulation)
(Wanna see my Jesus, I gotta find a way there, up in glory, hey) No more, no more, no more

No more crying, (no more dying) no more dying,
(When we gather up there) When we gather there
(There will be no more despair) There will be no more despair
No more sadness, (there will, gonna be gladness) all will be gladness

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
(No more heartache) No more heartache
(No, no, no, no more broken promises up there) Promises break
(I'll never be alone) Never more alone
(One day I'm gonna gather round the throne) Cause we will be at home
(No more parting) Parting's all done
(I'll never, never, never have to say goodbye) We'll see the Son

Repeat Chorus (x3)
[Solo on top of choruses:]
I'm gonna see Jesus, Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus, gonna see my Savior
Well, leaving this old world behind
Oh yeah, no more, no more sickness,
No more sadness, no more heartache,
I'm gonna see Jesus
Hey

Scriptural Reference:

"For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17

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Everytime I Feel the Spirit

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: John Green 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Prodigal Son by The Sounds of Glory, Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company, and Acappella Favorites by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Green
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (Feel it, feel it)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (I wanna feel the Spirit, yeah)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin' (I can feel it deep down in my soul)
Feel (the Spirit) the Spirit (the Spirit) movin'

Chorus 1:
Every time I (Every time)
Feel the Spirit (I feel it)
Movin' in my heart (When it's movin')
I will pray (Said I'll pray)
Yes, every time I (Every, every time)
feel the Spirit (Feel it, feel it, feel it)
Movin' in my heart (When it's movin')
I will pray (When it's movin' I will pray)

Chorus 2:
Every time I (Every time I)
Feel the Spirit (I feel the Spirit)
Movin' in my heart (Can't you feel it, can't you feel it)
I will pray (Can't you feel the Spirit movin')
Yes, every time I (Yeah)
Feel the Spirit (Whoa, yeah)
Movin' in my heart (Oo)
I will pray

Upon the mountain my Lord spoke (my Lord spoke)
Out of his mouth came fire and smoke (came fire and smoke)
When I looked all around me everything looked so fine
I asked my Lord if all was mine

Chorus 3:
Every time I
Feel the Spirit
Movin' in my heart
I will pray
Yes, every time I
feel the Spirit
Movin' in my heart
I will pray

[Solo over top of chorus 3:]
Oh every time, oh every time
It makes me wanna pray
If you wanna shout it, pray
Oh yeah, hey

Jordan's River, chilly and cold
Chills the body but not the soul
There ain't but one train upon this track
That runs to heaven and it runs right back

Repeat Chorus 3 (x2)
[Solo over top of chorus 3:]
When my heart is open, I feel the Spirit
Oh yes, oh yes, indeed
He lives in my heart, oh yes, He does
Yeah, every time I feel it
I will pray

Feel the Spirit (Every time I can feel it)
Feel the Spirit (down in my soul)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I've been there)
Feel the Spirit (Feel the Spirit)
I can feel Him moving

Feel the Spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Sure, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Spirit in me)
Feel the Spirit (Spirit in me)
I can feel Him moving

Moving in my soul, moving in my soul
Moving in my soul
Every time I feel Him moving

Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Can you feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Oo, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit (Yes, I feel it)
Feel the Spirit

Scriptural Reference:

"And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws."  Ezekial 36:27

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People Get Ready

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

People get ready there's a train a-comin'
Don't need no ticket, get on board
All you need is faith to hear that diesel hummin'
Don't need no ticket, just thank the Lord

There's a train comin', comin' down the track
All the people who ain't ready better step on back
All you need is faith to hear that diesel hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just get on board

Chorus:
All aboard, (you'd better) get on board (get on board)
All aboard, get on board (come on, get on board)

(Chorus in background)
Faith is the key that opens doors to boarders
Picking up passengers from coast to coast
All you need is faith to hear the diesel hummin'
Don't need no ticket to meet the Lord of hosts

(Chorus in background)
Are you ready? - yes we're ready
Are you ready? - yes we're ready
Are you ready? - yes we're ready
Are you ready? - yes we're ready
Come on, get on board - All aboard, get on board

Scriptural Reference:

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith; and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast" Ephesians 2:8-9

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Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow

Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster 1995 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Katrina Williams and George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
I am a pilgrim, a pilgrim of sorrow
Tossed in this wide world
This wide world alone
(I ain't got no hope, I ain't got no hope, I ain't got no hope)
Ain't got no hope in
(I ain't got no hope in this world for tomorrow)
This world for tomorrow
('Cause Lord, I'm trying, I'm trying to make heaven)
Trying to make it
(I wanna make heaven my home)
Heaven my home

You know sometimes, I get a little troubled
I get a little tormented and worried, Lord Jesus
By all of my so-called friends, all of my so-called friends
Who just won't, who just won't leave me alone
But I'm gonna keep on tryin' and keep on prayin'
That one day it'll all be over
'Cause Lord, I'm trying to make it
I wanna make heaven my home

(Sometimes) Sometimes I'm tossed
(Sometimes I'm tossed and driven) And driven Lord
(And I just don't know, said I just don't know, well I don't know which way to roam)
Just don't know which way to roam (I'm going home)
(Which way to roam)

(You see, I am a poor) I am a pilgrim
(I'm a poor pilgrim of sorrow) A pilgrim of sorrow
(Lord, You know that I'm tossed, tossed in this wide world)
Tossed in this wide world
(In this wide world alone) This wide world alone
(I ain't got no hope, I ain't got no hope)
Ain't got no hope in
(I ain't got no hope in this world for tomorrow)
This world for tomorrow
('Cause Lord, I'm trying, I'm tryin' to make heaven)
Trying to make it
(I'm gonna make heaven my home)
Heaven my home

(Sometimes) Sometimes I'm tossed
(Sometimes I'm tossed and driven) And driven Lord
(And I just don't know, said I just don't know)
(Well, I don't know which way to roam)
Just don't know which way to roam (I'm going home)
(Which way to roam)

(I've heard of a city)
Ain't got no hope in
(I've heard of a city, a city called heaven)
This world for tomorrow
(Lord, I'm trying, I'm trying to make it)
Trying to make it
(Trying, said I'm trying to make it)
Trying to make it
(Lord, I'm trying to make it)
Trying to make it
(Said I wanna make heaven my home)
Heaven my home

Scriptural Reference:

"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage." Psalm 84:5
"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

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Everybody Talkin' 'Bout Heaven

Words and music: George Pendergrass and John Green 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Everybody talkin' 'bout heav'n that ain't goin' there
Everybody talkin' 'bout heav'n that ain't goin'
Everybody talkin' 'bout heav'n that ain't goin' there
Oh my Lord

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Well I read about the streets of gold
And I read about the throne
Not everybody callin' "Lord, Lord"
Is gonna see that heavenly home

Repeat Chorus

Additive Parts:
1 - But those who do the will of my God will enter heaven
2 - If you wanna go to heaven, you gotta do more than talk about it
3 - Oh heaven, to heaven, to heaven
4 - If you wanna go to heaven, to heaven, to heaven
5 - Heaven, I wanna go to heaven

Repeat ad lib

There will come a day
When we will all stand before the throne
On that day, some will say
"Did we not prophesy in your name?"
And they'll say:
"We drove out demons in your name"
I know some will say:
"We performed many miracles in your name"
Some will say
"So many works we've done in your name"

Then the Lord will say:
"Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity
I never knew you"
That's why I know

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Oh my Lord
Oh my Lord
Oh my Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"'Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'  Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'"  Matthew 7:21-23

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Words and music to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot": Harry Thacker Burleigh (1917)
Words and music to "Swing Down Sweet Chariot": Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company, as "Swing Down Chariot" on Singing His Praises by The Sounds of Glory and Signature Songs by The Sounds of Glory, and as "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" on Sweet Sweet Spirit by Sweet Deliverance.
Lead: Wayburn Dean
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Swing low, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, my, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home

Swing low, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, my, my sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home (Hey, I just wanna go home,
Swing low, sweet chariot, and carry me home)

Chorus:
(Come on and swing) Swing down chariot, (Stop and let) Stop and let me ride
(Come on and) Swing down chariot, stop and let me ride
(Oh, why don't you rock me, rock me Lord) Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Come in easy
I've got a home on the other side

(You know that six) Six white horses prancin' (white horses prancing)
Side by side
(You know that) Six white horses prancin' side by side
(Oh, won't you rock me, rock me Lord)
Oh rock me Lord, rock me Lord
Come in easy
I've got a home on the other side

Swing low, swing low and let me ride
Why don't you let me ride
Why don't you let me ride (Swing low)
Ride, ride, ride, ride

Well Ezekiel went down in the middle of the field
Said he saw an angel with a chariot wheel
Wasn't too particular about the chariot wheel
He just wanted to know how the chariot feels

Repeat Chorus

Swing low, swing low
Swing low, swing low
And let me ride
Why don't you let me ride (I want to ride)
Why don't you let me ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride

Well Ezekiel went out and he got on board (well, he got on board)
The chariot went a rockin' right on down the road (down the road)
He wasn't too particular 'bout the rocky road
He just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Repeat Chorus

I've got a home on the other side
I've got a home on the other side

I've got a home on the
I've got a home on the
(Repeat)
[Solo during repeats:]
Got a home on the other side
Got a home on the other side
No more pain on the other side
Well, there's no more sorrow on the other side
No more trouble on the other side
There won't be any tears on the other side
And no more fears on the other side
Got a home on the other side

I've got a home on the other side
I've got a home on the other side
I'm goin' home

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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Spiritual Medley

Songs: Lay Yo Head, Turn Me Around, Hear The Lambs A-Cryin', Sit Down Servant
Words and music: Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement:Robert C. Guy 1995 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Katrina Williams, Kay Kay Richmond, Andrew McNeil, Aaron Herman, Robert C. Guy, and John K. Green
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Lay your head in the winduh, Jesus
Lay your head in the winduh, Lord
Lay your head in the winduh, Jesus
Can't you hear this sinner

Turn me around, turn me around
Turn me around
(Ain't gonna let) Turn me around
Keep on a-walkin'
Keep on a-talkin'
Gotta build a brand new world

(Ain't gonna let nobody) Turn me around
Turn me around, turn me around
(Oh no, never gonna let nobody) Turn me around
Keep on a-walkin' (I gotta keep on, keep walking)
Keep on a-talkin' (Gotta build a brand new world)
Gotta build a brand new world

(Oh, can't you hear the lambs) You hear the lambs a-cryin'
(Oh, Lord, Lord, won't you hear the lambs a-cryin') You hear the lambs a-cryin'
(Hey now, Lord, now oh Lord, oh) You hear the lambs a-cryin'
(Shepherd, won't you feed my) Oh Shepherd feeda my sheep

(Sit down servant) I can't sit down
(Sit down servant) I can't sit down
(Sit down servant) I can't sit down
My soul so happy that I can't sit down
When I think of how good He's been to me (oh no)
I just can't keep my seat (I can't keep my seat)
He's given me grace I don't deserve (oh no)
And I sho' don't deserve his mercy (yeah)
Looking back over my life (My life)
There's lots of trouble I found
But he picked me up, washed me clean
Made me whole (whole)

(Now you better sit down now) Down, down, Ya betta' sit down, down
(Nuh uh, I just can't sit down!) Ya betta' sit down, down
(Sho no not) Ya betta' sit down, down
Ya betta' sit

Servant so happy eternal peace he's found
Soul so happy I can't sit down

Sit down servant, can't sit down
Sit down servant, can't sit down
(Repeat with stepouts)

My soul is so happy that I can't sit down

Scriptural Reference:

"Jesus said, 'Feed my sheep. I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.' Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, 'Follow me!'"  John 21:18-19

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Common Thread

Words and music: Kevin R. Lawson 1994 Cedarstone Music
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass, Heather Lawson, Beau Strope, and Kevin Lawson
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Hey hey

Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord
Come rock-a-my
Oh Lord come rock-a-my soul
Rock me in the cradle, Daddy don't let go
Rock me in your arms and hold my hand
Take me for a walk to the promise land
Oh Lord come-a-rock-a-my soul

If they take my life with the risin' sun
I'm gonna go down standin' up
Singin' Lord, Lord
Lord, Lord, Lord
From the linen white to the cold black dirt
From Mama's arms to Mama earth
Singin' Lord, Lord
Lord, Lord, Lord
Come-a-rock-a-my soul

(interlude)

(Come-a-rock-a-my soul)
Oh Lord, come rock-a-my soul
Rock me in the cradle, Daddy don't let go
Rock me in your arms and hold my hand
Take me for a walk to the promise land
Oh Lord come-a-rock-a-my soul

I want peace in the valley, oh Lord
Sweet Jesus, heal this savage land
I want peace (you can take my life) in the valley, oh Lord
Sweet Jesus, (take my life) heal this savage land
(You can take my life, take my life, I'm-a-gonna go down standin' up)
Sweet Jesus, heal this savage land
I want peace...

(Singin' Lord, Lord)
Oh Lord, come rock-a-my soul
(Lord, Lord, Lord)
Rock me in the cradle, Daddy don't let go
(Oh Lord, Lord)
Rock me in your arms and hold my hand
(Lord, Lord, Lord)
Take me for a walk to the promise land

If they take my life with the risin' sun
I'm gonna go down standin' up
Singin' Lord, Lord (Jesus)
Lord, Lord, Lord (Sweet Jesus)
Sing Lord, Lord
I'm gonna go down standin' up (Heal this savage land)
Hey, yeah

Dear Lord, dear Lord, dear Lord and Father (Heal this savage land)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish...

Chorus:
Oh Lord, rock-a-my soul
Rock me in the cradle, Daddy don't let go
Rock me in your arms and hold my hand
Take me for a walk into the promise land

Repeat Chorus (x3)

Oh Lord, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
Come rock-a-my

Repeat Chorus

Oh Lord, come-a-rock-a-my...
Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus (x2 and fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"Do what is right and good in the Lord's sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land that the Lord promised on oath to your forefathers" Deuteronomy 6:8
"From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.  God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each on of us."  Acts 17:26-27

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Soon Ah Will Be Done

Words and music: William Dawson
Arrangement: George Pendergrass, Wayburn Dean, and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP) / Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Oh, no wailin'
Soon Ah will be done with the troubles of this world

Chorus:
Soon Ah will be done-a with the troubles of the world
The troubles of the world
The troubles of the world
Soon Ah will be done-a with the troubles of the world
Goin' home to live with God

Repeat Chorus

I want to meet my Jesus (I want to meet Him)
I want to meet my Jesus (meet my Jesus)
I want to meet my Jesus (I want to meet Him)
I'm goin' to live with God
[Repeat]

Soon Ah, soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of the world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of the world (soon ah will be done)
Lord, Lord, soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
I'm goin' home, I'm gonna live with

Repeat Chorus

No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
I'm goin' to live with God

(No, no) No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' (Come on, ? the time)
No wailin' (No more pain, no more sorrow)
No more wailin' (No, no, no, no, no, no more)
No more weepin'

Soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of the world (soon ah will be done)
With the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
Hey, soon, soon Ah will be done (soon ah will be done) with the troubles of this world (soon ah will be done)
I'm goin' home, I'm gonna live with God

(There'll be no more) No more weepin'
(No more weepin' and wailin') No more weepin' and wailin', and wailin'
(There'll be no more) No more weepin'
(No more weepin', no more wailin') No more weepin' and wailin', and wailin'
(No no, no no)
(No no) No more, no more weepin', no more wailin'
Yeah, I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, gonna live with God

One of these days, I'm gonna live with God
Said I'm gonna go far away (no wailin')
Don't'cha know, that I got to go (soon ah will be done with the troubles of this world)
One of these good ol' days (praise Him), said I'm gonna fly away (praise the Lord)
Said there'll be no more tears (glory hallelujah), gonna live with God (gonna live with God)
No more tears (praise and honor), and no more pain
Everlasting sun, and no more rain
I'm gonna sing and shout
[Fade out]

Scriptural Reference:

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."  John 16:33

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Joy In Da Morning

Words and music: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John K. Green and Robert C. Guy with stepouts by George Pendergrass
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Lord
Sometimes it seems my enemies are laughing at me
So many trials in my way that I can't see

Chorus:
I know that weeping only lasts a little while
And there's gonna be joy (joy), joy (joy) in da morning

My troubles seems to emanate from deep within
I don't know when they started or when they will end

Repeat Chorus

The Devil scores another blow and I'm depressed
But I'm reassured, I will not lose, cause I've been blessed

Repeat Chorus

Joy, joy, joy, joy
Joy, joy, joy, joy
Joy, joy, joy, joy
Joy, joy, joy, joy

(Joy, joy, joy, joy)
I've a troubled mind, a feeble soul, my heart, it won't mend (Heart won't mend)
I don't intend to give up till I reach the end (In a little while)

Repeat Chorus

There's gonna be joy (joy)
Oh I said there will be joy in da mornin
There's gonna be joy (joy)
There's gonna be joy (joy)
Yeah we'll see joy in da mornin
Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, joy (Joy)
Sweet and wonderful joy
Joy, joy, in da morning
One of these good ole days
Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, joy (Joy)
Joy in da mornin

There's gonna be joy, oh
There's gonna be joy, joy in da mornin
There's gonna be joy
There's gonna be joy, oh
No more frownin, no more tears
No more sorrow, no more fears
There's gonna be joy (in the mornin, in the mornin, in the mornin)
No more weepin', no more wailin'
All this joy that we've been savin'
There's gonna be joy, joy (in the mornin, in the mornin, in the mornin)
There's gonna be joy in da mornin!

Scriptural Reference:

"For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime;  weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5
"Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy." Psalm 65:8

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Wade In The Water

Words and music: Eva Cassidy
Arrangement: Wayburn Dean and Keith Lancaster 1993 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Wayburn Dean and John K. Green
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Wadin' in the water
Wadin' in the water (wade in the water)
Wadin' in the water (wade in the water)
God's a gonna trouble the water

Chorus 1:
Wade in the water (wade in the water)
Wade in the water children
Wade in the water
God's a gonna trouble the water

See that band and they're all dressed in white (God's a gonna trouble the water)
Said the leader looks like an Israelite (God's a gonna trouble the water)

Chorus 2:
Wade in the water (wade in the water) (the water, the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water children (the water, the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water (wade in the water) (the water, the water, wade in the water)
God's a gonna trouble the water

See that band all dressed in red (God's a gonna trouble the water)
Well it looks like the band that Moses led (God's a gonna trouble the water)

Chorus 3:
Wade in the water (wade in the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water children (wade in the water, wade in the water)
Wade in the water (wade in the water, wade in the water)
God's a gonna trouble the water

Repeat Chorus 3 (with stepouts)

Oh, my Lord, my Lord (God's a gonna trouble the water)
(Children wade) He's gonna trouble
(Wade in the water) God is gonna trouble it (God's a gonna trouble the water)

Repeat Chorus 3 (with stepouts)

God's a gonna trouble the water
God's a gonna trouble the water (He's gonna trouble it)
God's gonna trouble the water

Repeat Chorus 3 (with stepouts)

Repeat Chorus 1 (x2 and fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.   The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen-the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.  But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left."  Exodus 14:27-29

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Ain'ta That Good News

Words and music: William Dawson
Arrangement: George Pendergrass 1995 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice: Volume III by The Acappella Company.
Lead: George Pendergrass, Katrina Willis, Brian Dickerson, Mechell Williams, and Darilnda Guy
Sample: Windows Media

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Good news, good news (4x)
Good news, good news, good news
Good news, good news
Ain'ta that good news (4x)

I got a crown up in'a that Kingdom
Ain'ta that'a good news
I got a crown up in'a that Kingdom
Ain'ta that'a good news
I'm gonna lay down this world
Gonna shoulder up my burdens
Gonna take it home to my Jesus
Ain'ta that'a good news
Hey hey

Repeat Chorus
[Solo over chorus:]
I heard about Him one day
He washed my sins away
Ain't you heard about Him?
The cross is good news

I've got a robe up in'a that Kingdom
Ain'ta that good news
I've got a robe up in'a that Kingdom
Ain'ta that good news
I'm gonna lay down this world
Shoulder up my burdens
Gonna take it home to my Jesus
Ain'ta that good news

Repeat Chorus
[Solo over chorus:]
Good news, good news
Ain'ta that good news, oh
I said ain't that, oh ain't that
Ain't that good news, good news

I got a home up in'a that Kingdom
Ain'ta that good news
I got a home up in'a that Kingdom
Ain'ta that good news
I'm gonna lay down this world
Gonna shoulder up my burdens
I'm gonna take it home to my Jesus
Ain'ta that good news

Bridge:
So excited, my face can't hide it
My soul's delighted cause I got the

Repeat Chorus
[Solo over chorus:]
Real, real, real, real, real, real good news
Oh yeah, so good, so good

(Have you) Have (heard the) you (news of) heard (Jesus) the
(Have you) Have (heard a-) you (-bout the) heard (Lord) the
(Have you) Have (heard the) you (news of) heard (Jesus) the news

Repeat Chorus
[Solo over chorus:]
Oh, yeah
You've got to let me tell you about Him
Jesus, I know what you need, He set the captives free
He gives the blind their sight and He can give relief
Let me tell you that's-a good news, hey

(Have you) Have (heard the) you (news of) heard (Jesus) the
(Have you) Have (heard a-) you (-bout the) heard (Lord) the
(Have you) Have (heard the) you (news of) heard (Jesus) the news

Scriptural Reference:

"After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God." Luke 1:8
"'The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.'"  Luke 4:18-19

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