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AcaDisc #163- Just Like the Old Days by The Vocal Union

Original Release: 2007 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Executive Producer: Keith Lancaster
Producer: Gary Miller
Production Assistants: Brian Wiersma and Ryan Thomas
Engineers: Gary Miller, Nick Gaultney, and Brian Wiersma
Live Sound Engineer: Nathan Miller
Design: Annette Reischl
Album Photography: Kimberly Lancaster
Recording Studio: Vocal Union (Mobile) Studio - Nashville, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller
Mastered by: John Mayfield at Mayfield Mastering
Dedication: To the memory of Hank Wiersma
Members: Gary Miller - Bass
                 Brian Wiersma - Bass
                 Ryan Thomas - Baritone
                 Andrew Whitehouse - Tenor
                 Cory Martin - Tenor
                 Nick Gaultney - Vocal Percussion and Tenor

Song List

Just Like the Old Days
Get Away Jordan
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
In the Palm of Your Hand
There Have Been Healin'
Wake Up
Remind Me Dear Lord
Walk Right Out of This Valley
In My Robe of White
He Gave His Life

Just Like the Old Days

Words and music: Gary Miller
Lead:  Andrew Whitehouse and Cory Martin
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

I am a new man
My soul has been won
I have a new name
The name of the Son
I drink a new wine
I sing a new song
I have new blessings
Iím bringing along

Although my life is totally new
I have another point of view
Cause when it comes to singin His praise
I still like the old days

Chorus:
Just like the old days (just like the, just like the old days)
Living in the Lordís ways (livin' in the, livin' in the Lord's ways)
Preachin prayin shout (preachin' prayin', preachin' prayin')
And singing His praise (shout, shout)
Just like the old days (just like the, just like the old days)

I am a changed man
I live a new way
I keep on changing
Each and every day
His Word is changing
The words that I say
His Spirit changing
The way that I pray

Although this change has come over me
And set my spirit totally free
When it comes to singin His praise
I still like the old days

Repeat Chorus

Just like the, just like the old days (x10 with stepouts)

Repeat Chorus (x2 with stepouts)

Just like the old days

Scriptural Reference:

"Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past.  Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you."  Deuteronomy 32:7

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Get Away Jordan

Words and music: Traditional
Arrangement:  Gary Miller
Lead:  Brian Wiersma
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Get away (get away Jordan) - get away (get away oh chilly Jordan)
Oh get away - Oh chilly Jordan
I wanna cross over to see my Lord!

Chorus 2:
I said Get away (get away Jordan) - I said get away (get away oh chilly Jordan)
Oh get away - Oh chilly Jordan
I wanna cross over to see my Lord!

Well I promised the Lord if He'd set me free (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
Iíd be happy to find what the end might be (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
One day, one day I was walkin along (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
I heard a voice but I saw no one (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
Well the voice I heard sounded oh so sweet (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
Came down from my head to the soul of my feet (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)

Repeat Chorus 2

Well one of these mornings and it wont be long (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
You're gonna look for me child but I'll be gone (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
Just a few more risings and settings of the sun (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
My battle be fought and the victory won (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
Well the friends in life that I love so dear (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)
Oh no no no... They've gone on to glory and left me here (well I wanna cross over to see me Lord)

Bridge:
Well my feet get cold my eyes are shut
My body been chilled by the hand of death
Tongue glued to the roof of my mouth
My hands lay folded across my breast
Don't have to worry 'bout the way I fare
God Almighty done told me that He would be right there
To lift me up on His wings of love
Carry my soul to the heaven above
They tell me Jordans deep and wide
Promised mother I'd see her on the other side

Chorus 3:
Now get away (get away Jordan) - ph get away (get away oh chilly Jordan)
Get a way back, get back Jordan
I wanna cross over to see my Lord!

Chorus 4:
I said get away (get away Jordan) - oh get away (get away oh chilly Jordan)
Get a way back, get back Jordan
I wanna cross over to see my Lord!

My Lord (oh my Lord)

Scriptural Reference:

"You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you. When you have taken it over and are living there, be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today."  Deuteronomy 11:31-32

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Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Words and music: R. Fisher Boyce and Adger M. Pace
Arrangement:  Gary Miller
Lead:  Nick Gaultney, Ryan Thomas, and Andrew Whitehouse
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Child of Bethlehem shine on

Oh beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Shining afar thru shadows dim
Giving a light for those who long have gone
And guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on

Chorus:
Oh Beautiful Star (beautiful, beautiful star) of Bethlehem (star of Bethlehem)
Shine upon us until the glory dawns
Give us a light to guide the way unto the land of perfect day
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on

Child of Bethlehem shine on

Oh Beautiful Star the hope of light
Guiding the pilgrims thru the night
Over the mountains till the break of dawn
And into the light of perfect day
It will give out a lovely ray
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on

Repeat Chorus

Child of Bethlehem shine on

Oh Beautiful Star the hope of rest (for the redeemed, for the redeemed)
For the redeemed the good and blest (yonder)
Yonder in glory when the crown is won (Jesus is now, Jesus is now, Jesus is now)
For Jesus is now that Star divine (brighter)
Brighter and brighter He will shine
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.  On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."  Matthew 2:9-11

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In the Palm of Your Hand

Words and music: Ron Block © Moonlight Canyon Publishing (BMI - adm. by Bug)
Lead:  Brian Wiersma
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

If I could have the world and all it owns
A thousand kingdoms, a thousand thrones
If all the earth were mine to hold
With wealth my only goal
(Spend my gold) I'd spend my gold on selfish things
Without the love that Your life brings
(Just a little bit more) Just a little bit more is all I'd need
'Til life was torn from me

Chorus:
I'd rather be in the palm of Your hand
Though rich or poor I may be
Faith can see right through the circumstance
Sees the forest in spite of the trees
Your grace provides for me

Provides for me, provides for me

If I should walk the streets no place to sleep
No faith in promises You keep
I'd have no way to buy my bread
With a bottle for my bed
But if I trust the One who died for me
Who shed His blood to set me free
(I will trust in You) If I live my life to trust in You
Your grace will see me through

Repeat Chorus

Your grace provides for me
Your grace provides for me

Scriptural Reference:

"See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me."  Isaiah 49:16

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There Have Been Healin'

Words and music: Gary Miller
Lead:  Cory Martin
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Chorus:
There have been healin' in the Name of the Lord
There have been healiní in the Name of the Lord
There have been healiní in the Name of the Lord
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

Repeat Chorus

Remember blind Bartimaeus (in the Name of the Lord) [Mark 10:46-52]
And the daughter of Jairus (in the Name of the Lord) [Luke 8:41-56]
Saul's healing in Damascus (in the Name of the Lord) [Acts 9:8-19]
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

A mother's daughter in Canaan (in the Name of the Lord) [Matthew 15:22-28]
The servant of a Centurian (in the Name of the Lord) [Luke 7:2-10]
And a leper named Naaman (in the Name of the Lord) [2 Kings 5:8-14]
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

Repeat Chorus

A broken beggar at the temple (in the Name of the Lord) [Acts 3:2-10]
A faithful woman who was crippled (in the Name of the Lord) [Luke 13:11-13]
Folks possessed by the devil (in the Name of the Lord) [Matthew 8:28-32]
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

God healed Hezekiah [Isaiah 38:1-6]
Gave a babe to barren Sarah [Genesis 21:1-2]
And He delivered Jeremiah [Jeremiah 26:19 and 39:15-18]
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

Bridge:
Lazarus resurrected in the Name of the Lord
Demons are evicted in the Name of the Lord
Deaf receive their hearing in the Name of the Lord
Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Mighty acts of healiní in the Name of the Lord

Scriptural Reference:

See above for scripture references as multiple scriptures are referenced in this song

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Wake Up

Words and music: Gary Miller
Lead:  Brian Wiersma
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Well-a, Well-a Wake up from your slumber
Salvation is upon you
Come out from the darkness
Put on the armor of light
Do right in the daytime
Do right in the night
Put off the rags of evil
Put on the robe of white
There's no time for sleeping
And no time for delaying
It's time your eyes are open
It's time to fight the fight
He's coming you're a knowing
His seeds you should be sowing
Get off the couch of easy
Get up and do the right!

Canít you see the morning coming
Canít you see the light of day
Soon will be the final coming
Soon will be the judgment day
No waiting, hesitating
Keep watching, keep praying

Repeat Chorus

Can you see the people searching
Can you see they need The Way
Can you see their hearts are breaking
Can you go His Will obey
No waiting, hesitating
Keep watching, keep praying

Bridge:
World in darkness
Sin and madness
Help them find the day
Christian witness
Love and kindness
We must lead the Way

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Well-a, Well-a Wake up

Scriptural Reference:

"And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.  The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.  So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.  Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature."  Romans 13:11-14

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Remind Me Dear Lord

Words and music: Dottie Rambo © 1968 John T. Benson Publishing (ASCAP - Adm. by Brentwood-Benson Music Pub. Inc.)
This song also appeared on Songs We Like to Sing by The Sounds of Glory and as "Remind Me" on New Life Presents: Acapella by New Life (TN).
Lead:  Nick Gaultney
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Remind me, remind me dear Lord

All the things that I love and hold dear to my heart
Are just borrowed theyíre not mine at all
Jesus only let me use them to brighten my life
So remind me, remind me dear Lord

Chorus:
Roll back the curtain of memory now and then
Show me where you brought me from
And where I could have been
Remember I'm human and humans forget
So remind me, remind me dear Lord

(Please dear Lord remind me)

Nothing good have I done to deserve God's own Son (and I'm not worthy)
I'm not worthy of the scars in His hands (went to Calvary)
Yet he chose the road to Calvary to die in my stead
Why He loved me I can't understand

Repeat Chorus (x2)

So remind me, remind me dear Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"All this I have spoken while still with you.  But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."  John 14:25-26

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Walk Right Out of This Valley

Words and music: Hazel J. Trubee © 1982 Rex Nelon Music Company (BMI - Adm. by ICG)
This song also appeared on Hole in the Screen Door by Cross Examined.
Lead:  Brian Wiersma
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Well Iím gonna walk right out of this valley
Lift my hands and praise the Lord
Said I ainít gonna let old Satan get me down, down, down
Why should I sit here till I die?
Heaven is a waiting up a little bit higher
Iím gonna walk out of this valley with my Lord

Now the Lord let down the hedge on Job to try him
Took all of his children and everything that he owned (all he owned)
But no Job didnít sit down and cry
No he lifted his head up high, and came out of that valley
Praised God with a whole lot more!

Repeat Chorus

Well now the road that weíve got to travel to that city
Well it wonít always be on the mountaintop (mountaintop)
But you know the valley that weíve got to face
God said Heís gonna give us grace
To come up on the hill where the sun is shining bright

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Well Iím gonna walk right out of this valley
Lift my hands and praise the Lord
Said I ainít gonna let old Satan get me down, down, down
Down, down, down
Iím gonna walk out of this valley with my Lord

Scriptural Reference:

"After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before." Job 41:10
"Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, "Why stay here until we die?" 2 Kings 7:3

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In My Robe of White

Words and music: Geniece Spencer Ingold © 1982 Homeward Bound Music (BMI - adm. by ICG)
Lead:  Cory Martin
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Chorus:
In my robe of white, I will fly away
To that land so fair, meet my Jesus there
It will be so grand when I get to that land
In my robe of white, I will fly away

First I'll hear the trumpet sound
All the saints will be heaven bound
We will cross over Jordan wide
Stop and view the other side
There I'll see those holy hills
And my mansion He has built
I'll be the first one in the line
Gonna see my name in the Book of Life

Repeat Chorus

It's gonna be a wonderful time
When I get to the other side
See my loved ones gone before
We'll depart never more
We'll be walking on streets of gold
Surrounded by riches untold
When I first look upon His face
I'll be safe in His amazing grace

Repeat Chorus

I'll fly away

Repeat Chorus (with stepouts)

In my robe of white, I will fly away (I will fly away)

Scriptural Reference:

"Then one of the elders asked me, 'These in white robesówho are they, and where did they come from?' I answered, 'Sir, you know.' And he said, 'These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.'"  Revelation 7:13-14

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He Gave His Life

Words and music: Gary Miller
Lead:  Andrew Whitehouse
Sample: MP3

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
This is how we know true love
Jesus gave His life for others
This is how we show true love
We should give our life for our brothers
He gave His life for you
He gave His life for me
He gave His life for you
He gave His life for me

Love is demonstrated
Feigned and underrated
Love is demonstrated again
Love from everlasting
Love all else surpassing
Love to everlasting again
God so loved, gave His Son
Jesus loved, gave His life

Repeat Chorus 1

Love with great compassion
When love was not in fashion
Love showed great compassion again
Love in all creation
Love for every nation
Love for every man, woman, child
God so loved, gave His Son
Jesus loved, gave His life

Chorus 2:
This is how we know true love (this is how we know true love)
Jesus gave His life for others (He gave His life)
This is how we show true love (it's how we show true love)
We should give our life for our brothers (we should give our life)
He gave His life for you
He gave His life for me (God's only Son)
He gave His life for you (Jesus gave His life)
He gave His life for me (love for one another)

This is how we know true love

Scriptural Reference:

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.  If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?"  1 John 3:16-17

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Special thanks for additions and/or corrections to: Gary Miller and Brian Wiersma

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