Deliverance Will Come
John B. Matthias

I (E) saw a wayworn traveler, in (B) tattered garments clad, (E)
And struggling up the mountain, it seemed that (B) he was sad (E);
His back was laden heavy, his (B) strength was almost (E) gone,
Yet he shouted as he journeyed, “Deliver(B)ance will (E) come!”

CHORUS
(E) Then palms of victory, (B) crowns of (E) glory,
Palms of victory (B) I shall wear. (E)

The summer sun was shining, the sweat was on his brow,
His garments worn and dusty, his step seemed very slow;
But he kept pressing onward, for he was wending home,
Still shouting as he journeyed, “Deliverance will come!”

CHORUS

The songsters in the arbor that stood beside the way
Attracted his attention, inviting his delay:
His watchword being “Onward!” he stopped his ears and ran,
Still shouting as he journeyed, “Deliverance will come!”

CHORUS

I saw him in the evening; the sun was bending low;
He’d overtopped the mountain, and reached the vale below:
He saw the Golden City—his everlasting home—
And shouted loud, “Hosanna! Deliverance will come!”

CHORUS

While gazing on that city, just o’er the narrow flood,
A band of holy angels came from the throne of God;
They bore him on their pinions safe o’er the dashing foam,
And joined him in his triumph: Deliverance had come!

CHORUS

I heard the song of triumph they sang upon that shore,
Saying, “Jesus has redeemed us to suffer nevermore!”
Then casting his eyes backward on the race which he had run,
He shouted loud, “Hosanna! Deliverance has come!”

CHORUS

They That Wait Upon the Lord
Stuart Hamblen

Teach me, (D) Lord, to wait – down on my knees.
Till (A7) in your own good time you’ll (D) answer my pleas.
Teach me (G) not to rely on (D) what others do.
But to (A) wait in prayer for an (D) answer from you.
 
Chorus
They that (D) wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
They shall (A7) mount up with wings as (D)eagles.
They shall (G) run and not be weary,
They shall (D) walk and not faint.
Teach me, Lord, Teach me, (A) Lord, to (D) wait! (G D)
 
Teach me, Lord, to wait – while hearts are aflame.
Let me humble my pride and call on your name.
Keep my faith renewed and my eyes on thee.
Let me be on this earth what you want me to be.
 
Chorus
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Teach me, Lord, Teach me, Lord, to wait!

In His Arms I’m Not Afraid
Written by Homer Eanes

Not afraid to bid this world goodbye
Not afraid to close my eyes and die
For His courage I have prayed
In His arms I’m not afraid

When I close my eyes in death
Fold my hands upon my chest
Sing for me a pretty song
While I take my journey home

Not afraid to bid this world goodbye
Not afraid to close my eyes and die
For His courage I have prayed
In His arms I’m not afraid

When I cross that silent sea
And the home lights beckon me
I’ll feel no pain and I’ll fear no harm
I’ll be safe and secure in Jesus’ arms

Not afraid to bid this world goodbye
Not afraid to close my eyes and die
For His courage I have prayed
In His arms I’m not afraid

Calling My Children Home
C. Waller / D. Lawson / B. Yates
arr. Ralph Stanley
Those lives were mine to love and cherish.
To guard and guide along life’s way.
Oh God forbid that one should perish.
That one alas should go astray.
Back in the years we were all together,
Around the place we’d romp and play.
So lonely now and oft’ times wonder,
Oh will they come back home some day.
I’m lonesome for my precious children,
They live so far away.
Oh may they hear my calling
and come back home some day.
I gave my all for my dear children,
Their problems still with love I share,
I’d brave life’s storm, defy the tempest
To bring them home from anywhere.
I lived my life my love I gave them,
to guide them through this world of strife,
I hope and pray we’ll live together,
In that great glad here after life.
I’m lonesome for my precious children,
They live so far away.
Oh may they hear my calling
and come back home some day.

Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
Jennie Wilson and F.L. Eiland

(D) Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can (A) stand,
(D) Build your hopes on things eternal, (Bm)
(D) Hold to God’s unchang(A)ing hand. (D)

CHORUS
(D) Hold to God’s unchanging hand,
Hold to God’s unchanging (A) hand;
(D) Build your hopes on things eternal, (Bm)
(D) Hold to God’s (A) unchanging hand. (D)

Trust in Him who will not leave you,
Whatsoever years may bring,
If by earthly friends forsaken
Still more closely to Him cling.

CHORUS

Covet not this world’s vain riches
That so rapidly decay,
Seek to gain the heav’nly treasures,
They will never pass away.

CHORUS

When your journey is completed,
If to God you have been true,
Fair and bright the home in glory
Your enraptured soul will view.

March 15th, 2020

March 4, 2020

Welcome In
Lora Lowry, arr. Ralph Stanley

Lord I know that I’m not worthy
of the mercies you have shown
While I drifted on the broadway of sin

Now I’ve found the path to Heaven
and I’m on my journey home
I want to hear my Savior say i’m welcomed in

Chorus:

Welcome In (welcome in)
to the fold (to the fold)
where the angels wait around the golden throne
where no pain or death shall enter
and all tears are wiped away
While the angels fill the heavens with their song

Jesus hold my hand and guide me
as I travel through this land
Help me Lord if I stumble now and then
I don’t want to be a stranger
When I come to heaven’s gate
I want to hear my Savior say i’m welcomed in

Chorus

when my trials here are over
and all burdens I lay down
holding firmly to my blessed savior’s hand

I’ll cross the stormy waters
To the shining lights of home
when i hear my savior say I’m welcomed in

Chorus

So’Em on the Mountain
Carter Family

Chorus:

Sowing on the (D) mountain, reaping in the valley;
Sowing on the mountain, reaping in the valley;
Sowing on the mountain, reaping in the (G) valley,
You’re gonna (D) reap just (A) what you (D) sow.

If you’ve been a gambler, better quit your gamblin’
If you’ve been a gambler, better quit your gamblin’
If you’ve been a gambler, better quit your gamblin’
‘Cause You’re going to reap just what you sow

Chorus

If you been a tattler, you better quit your tattling
If you been a tattler, you better quit your tattling
If you been a tattler, you better quit your tattling
‘Cause You’re going to reap just what you sow

Chorus

If you been a liar, you better you quit your lying
If you been a liar, you better you quit your lying
If you been a liar, you better you quit your lying
‘Cause You’re going to reap just what you sow

Chorus

Jesus Met the Woman at The Well
Traditional

Charlie Parr’s version is a little different, but it’s the general idea of what I’m going for

(E) Jesus met the woman at the (E7) well (well well)
(A) Jesus met the woman at the (E) well (well well)
(E) Jesus met the woman at the (G) well (well well)
And He (F7)  told her everything she’d ever (B) done.

He said, “Woman, woman, where is your husband?” (x3)
“I know everything you’ve ever done.”

She said, “Jesus, Jesus, I ain’t got no husband” (x3)
“And You don’t know everything I’ve ever done.”

He said, “Woman, woman, you’ve got five husbands” (x3)
“And the one you have now, he’s not your own.”

She said, “This man, this man, He must be the prophet” (x3)
“He done told me everything I’ve ever done.”

Jesus met the woman at the well, (x3)
And He told her everything she’d ever done.

The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn
Ralph Stanley

The sun is slowly sinkin’
The day’s almost gone
Still darkness falls around us
And we must journey on

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul at Jesus’ feet
The darkest hour is just before dawn

Like a shepherd out on the mountain
A-watchin’ the sheep down below
He’s coming back to claim us
Will you be ready to go

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul
Let Jesus in
The darkest hour is just before dawn
The darkest hour is just before dawn

The King’s Highway
arr. Carter Family

(G) We shall see the desert as the rose
Walking in the kings (D) highway
There’ll be (G) singing where salvation goes
Walking in the (D) kings high(G)way

There’s a (G) highway there and (D) away
Where sorrow shall flee a(G)way
And the light shines bright as the day
Walking in the (D) kings high(G)way

We shall see the glory of the lord
Walking in the kings highway
And behold the glory of his work
Walking in the kings highway

There the rain shall fall upon the ground
Walking in the kings highway
And the springs of water shall be found
Walking in the kings highway

No unclean things shall pass or hear
Walking in the kings highway
Just the ransom ones without a fear
Walking in the kings highway

March 1st, 2020

February 21, 2020

Get in Line Brothers
Flatt and Scruggs

Oh (E) listen to me sinner don’t you want to go
(B7) For someday he’s coming (E) back again you know
If that wrong ain’t rightened you’ll be lost in sin
Get in line brother He will (B7) take you (E) in

Get in line brother if you want to go home
(B7) Get on your knees and (E) righten that wrong
Then you’ll be singing this old time song
Got in line brother if you (B7) want to go (E) home

Oh listen to me Satan I have rightened that wrong
Got a one way ticket and I’m going on
I’ve got no worries as I sing this song
Get in line brother if you want to go home

Get in line brother if you want to go home
Get on your knees and righten that wrong
Then you’ll be singing this old time song
Got in line brother if you want to go home

If I could tell you brother just how I feel
Then I’m sure you’d know the love of God is real
Then you’d be praying while I sing this song
Get in line brother if you want to go home

Get in line brother if you want to go home
Get on your knees and righten that wrong
Then you’ll be singing this old time song
Got in line brother if you want to go home

There is No Hiding Place Down There
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8osmxHMfRYE

(D) Sister Mary she wears a golden chain
Sister Mary she wears a golden (A) chain
Sister (D)  Mary wears the golden chain
There’s every link in Jesus’ name

There’s (D) no hiding (A) place down (D) here
There’s (D) no hiding place down here
There’s no hiding place down (A) here
Well, I (D) run to the rock just to hide my face
And the rocks cried out, no hiding place
There’s no hiding (A) place down (D) here

[Instrumental break]

I’ll pitch my tent on the old campground
I’ll pitch my tent on the old campground
I’ll pitch my tent on the old campground
I’ll give Satan one more round
There’s no hiding place down here

There’s no hiding place down here
There’s no hiding place down here
Well, I run to the rock just to hide my face
And the rocks cried out, no hiding place
There’s no hiding place down here

[Instrumental break]

Oh, the Devil wears a hypocrite’s shoe
The Devil wears a hypocrite’s shoe
The Devil wears a hypocrite’s shoe
And if you don’t watch out he’ll slip it on you

There’s no hiding place down here
There’s no hiding place down here
There’s no hiding place down here
Well, I run to the rock just to hide my face
And the rocks cried out, no hiding place
There’s no hiding place down here

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
Billy Joe Shaver
Chorus

(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the Lord Jesus (E) Christ, of Nazareth
(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the (E) Lord Jesus (A)

(A) I looked into the mirror and (D)I couldn’t see myself
(A) The demons that were in me had  (E) turned me wrong side out
(A) I knew inside my soul I was (D)headed straight for (A) hell
(A) But I couldn’t for my life figure how (E) to help (A) myself

(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the Lord Jesus (E) Christ, of Nazareth
(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the (E) Lord Jesus (A)

The moon and stars were hidden by the shroud that clouded ’round
I could see my loved ones weeping as they lowered me in the ground
No word was spoken over me I almost thought I died
Then I knew I wasn’t dead I had been buried alive

(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the Lord Jesus (E) Christ, of Nazareth
(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the (E) Lord Jesus (A)

I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face
I knew that I was buried in the deepest darkest place
The deeds that I had done put me in this awful place
Then I felt the stir inside me and the smoke came ‘cross my face

(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the Lord Jesus (E) Christ, of Nazareth
(A) Get thee behind me Satan
(D) For I command it in the (A) name of the (E) Lord Jesus (A)

Farther Along
arr. Johnny Cash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gGgtyy2xKw

Chorus:

(D) Farther along we’ll (G) know more (D) about it,
Farther along we’ll (E7) understand (A7) why;
Cheer up, my (D) brother, (G)  live in the (D) sunshine,
We’ll understand it (A7) all by and (D) by.

Verses:

Tempted and tried, we’re oft made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long;
While there are others living about us,
Never molested, though in the wrong

Sometimes I wonder why I must suffer,
Go in the rain, the cold, and the snow,
When there are many living in comfort,
Giving no heed to all I can do.

Chorus

Tempted and tried, how often we question
Why we must suffer year after year,
Being accused by those of our loved ones,
E’en though we’ve walked in God’s holy fear.

Often when death has taken our loved ones,
Leaving our home so lone and so drear,
Then do we wonder why others prosper,
Living so wicked year after year.

Chorus

“Faithful till death,” saith our loving Master;
Short is our time to labor and wait;
Then will our toiling seem to be nothing,
When we shall pass the heavenly gate.

Soon we will see our dear, loving Savior,
Hear the last trumpet sound through the sky;
Then we will meet those gone on before us,
Then we shall know and understand why.

Chorus

Jesus Christ is Still The King
Billy Joe Shaver

(D) In this life of care and woe
(G) I have traveled many (D) roads
I’ve had my share of misery and (A) pain
When I (D) found my life was lost
In my (G) heart I carved a (D) cross
And sealed it with a (A) song I lived to (D) sing

Chorus
Don’t you worry about a thing
Jesus Christ is still the King
He has brought you from the darkness to the light
Don’t you fret now don’t you doubt
You will never be without
Don’t you worry Jesus Christ is still the same

Laugh and dance and jump and run
Have yourself a world of fun
Jesus Christ has broke them chains
And set you free
Be a light unto the world
And you little boys and girls
Keep on smiling, Jesus Christ
is still the King

February 16th, 2020

February 11, 2020

So Saith He The Lord

By Roger Miller

Hey there Gabriel get your horn and ready it up for blowing
Hey there Gabriel get your horn and ready it up for blowing
So saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord
And you better pay heed

Hey there Noah build you an ark and ready it for the raining
Hey there Noah build you an ark and ready it for the raining
So saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord
And you better pay heed

Hey there Moses teach my words and preach my ten commandments
Hey there Moses teach my words and preach my ten commandments
So saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord
And you better pay heed

I’ll put fire in every field and gather up my children
l’ll put fire in every field and gather up me children
So saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord, so saith he the Lord
And you better pay heed

The Old Cross Roads
Bill Monroe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYlFfVM_yV8

(G) O my brother take this warning
Don’t let old (D7) Satan hold your (G)hand
You’ll be lost in sin forever
You’ll never (D7) reach the Promised (G) Land

(G) The Old Crossroads is waiting
Which one are you (D7) going to (G) take
(G) One leads down to destruction
the other (D7)to the Pearly (G) Gate

(G) One road leads up to Heaven
The other one (D7) goes down (G) below
(G) Jesus our Savior will protect you
He’ll guide you (D7) by the old cross (G) road

(G) The Old Crossroads is waiting
Which one are you (D7) going to (G) take
(G) One leads down to destruction
the other (D7)to the Pearly (G) Gate

Soon your life will be over
You’ll have to face the old crossroads
Will you be ready then my brother
To shun the one that goes down below

(G) The Old Crossroads is waiting
Which one are you (D7) going to (G) take
(G) One leads down to destruction
the other (D7)to the Pearly (G) Gate

Just One Way to the Gate
http://www.jukebo.com/the-blue-sky-boys/music-clip,just-one-way-to-the-gate,xs5kfk.html
There are many paths (D) through this world of sin,
But there’s only on I shall travel in; (A7)
‘Tis the old Cross Road (D), or the way called “Straight,”
There is just one way (A7) to the pearly gate (D)

There (D)  is just one way (there is just one way)
To the pearly gate (to the pearly gate)
To the crown of life (A7) (to the crown of life)
And the friends who wait (D) (and the friends who wait)
‘Tis the old Cross Road (’tis the old Cross Road)
Or the way called “Straight” (or the way called “Straight”)
There is just one way (there is just one way)
To the pearly (A7)  gate (D) (to the pearly gate)

There are some who sneer at the old Cross Road,
At the pearly gate, and the soul’s abode;
Yet I mind them not, but with happy song
Of assurance sweet, still I press along.

There is just one way (there is just one way)
To the pearly gate (to the pearly gate)
And the friends who wait (and the friends who wait)
‘Tis the old Cross Road (’tis the old Cross Road)
Or the way called “Straight” (or the way called “Straight”)
There is just one way (there is just one way)
To the pearly gate (to the pearly gate)

Others risk their souls on some new-made way
Thinking they will com to the gate someday;
Oh, may they find out ‘ere their lives are done
That the old Cross Road is the only one.

There is just one way (there is just one way)
To the pearly gate (to the pearly gate)
And the friends who wait (and the friends who wait)
‘Tis the old Cross Road (’tis the old Cross Road)
Or the way called “Straight” (or the way called “Straight”)
There is just one way (there is just one way)
To the pearly gate (to the pearly

Hold Fast to the Right
A.P. Carter. Arrangement, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utz_K_2klKQ

(A) Kneel down by the (D) side of your (A) mother, my boy
You have (E) only a moment I (A) know
But stay till I (D) give you this (A) parting advice
It is (E) all that I have to be (A) stow

(D) Hold fast to the right, (A) hold fast to the right
Wher(E)ever your footsteps may (A) roam
Oh forsake not the (D) way of (A) salvation my boy
That you (E) learn’d from your mother at (A) home

You leave us to seek your employment, my boy
By the world you have yet to be tried
But in the temptations and trials you meet
May your heart to the Savior confide

I gave you to God in your cradle, my boy
And I’ve taught you the best that I knew
And as long as His mercies permit me to live
And I shall never cease praying for you

You will find in your satchel, a Bible, my boy
It’s the book of all others the best
It will help you to levee and prepare you to die
And will lead to the gates of the blest

The Gloryland Way 
recorded by Doyle Lawson, written by J.S. Torbelt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rhhXNtEeFg

(A) I’m in the way the (D) bright and shining (A) way
(A) I’m in the gloryland (E7) way
(A) Telling the world that (D) Jesus saves (A) today
Yes (A) I’m in the (E7) gloryland (A) way

Chorus
(D) I’m in the gloryland (A) way
I’m in the gloryland (E7) way
(A) Heaven is near and the (D) way goeth (A) clear
For I’m in the (E7) gloryland (A) way

List to the call, the gospel call today,
Get in the gloryland way;
Wanderers come home, O hasten to obey,
And get in the gloryland way.

Chorus
I’m in the gloryland way
I’m in the gloryland way
Heaven is near and the way goeth clear
For I’m in the gloryland way

Onward I go, rejoicing in His love,
I’m in the gloryland way
Soon I shall see him in that home above
Oh I’m in the gloryland way

Chorus
I’m in the glory land way
I’m in the gloryland way
Heaven is near and the way goeth clear
For I’m in the gloryland way

February 2nd, 2020

January 21, 2020

Would you Recognize Jesus? (opening)
Statler Brothers

If you’ve never fed the hungry, or given clothes to the poor,
If you’ve never helped a stranger who came knocking on your door,
If you forgot to send some flowers to a sick and shut-in friend,
well if you ain’t helping none of these, then you ain’t helping Him.

CHORUS

Would you recognize Jesus if you met Him face to face?
or would you wonder if He’s just another one you could not place?
You may not find Him coming in a chariot of the Lord,
Jesus could be riding in a “49 Ford.

If you’ve ever seen some children, playing ball behind a school,
If you’ve ever watched an old man, plowing ground behind a mule,
If you’ve ever stopped and listened, when you could not hear a sound,
then brother you have met Him, because Jesus gets around.

CHORUS

You can find Him in your Momma’s eyes, or in your Daddy’s face,
You can find He’s always there to help you win the human race
You can find Him in the mountains, downtown, or by the sea,
And brother, here’s hoping someone can find him, and you and me.

CHORUS

Kneel at The Feet of Jesus (between the readings)
Willie Nelson

I guess I been hanging around too long
It’s just about time I was moving along
I’m a gonna kneel at the feet of Jesus in the morning

Don’t you  worry and don’t you moan
It’s just about time I was moving along
I’m a gonna kneel at the feet of Jesus in the morning.

CHORUS

I’m gonna kneel at the feet of Jesus in the morning
I’m gonna leave this sinful world before the dawning
And don’t you worry and don’t you moan
It’s just about time I was moving on.
I’m a gonna kneel at the feet of Jesus in the morning.

Just before you carry me away
Don’t you bury me deep cause I ain’t gonna stay
I’m a gonna kneel at the feet of Jesus in the morning
Just a little bit of dirt and a little bit of gravel
Don’t you weigh me down cause you know I gotta travel
I’m a gonna kneel at the feet of Jesus in the morning.

CHORUS

Lily of the Valley (offertory)

I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul
He’s the Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole

In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay
And He tells me every care on Him to roll
He’s the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul

He will never, never leave me nor yet forsake me here
While I live by faith and do His blessed will
There’s a wall of fire about me and I’ve nothing now to fear
With His manna He my hungry soul shall fill

And then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll
He’s the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul

If I Could See the World through The Eyes of a Child (communion)
Sammy Masters, Richard Pope and Tex Satterwhite

If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be
There’d be no trouble and no strife
Just a big happy life
With a bluebird in every tree

CHORUS

I could see right, no wrong
I could see good, no bad
I could see all the good things
In life I’ve never had
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be

If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
Smiling faces would greet me all the while
Like a lovely work of art
It would warm my weary heart
Just to see thru the eyes of a child

CHORUS

I saw the Light (closing)
Hank Williams

I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin
I wouldn’t let my dear Savior in.
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

CHORUS

I saw the Light, I saw the Light,
No more darkness, no more night.
Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight,
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

Just like the blind man, I wandered along,
Worries and fears, I claimed for my own.
Then like the blind man, that God, gave back his sight,
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

CHORUS

I was a fool to wander and stray,
For straight is the gate and narrow the way.
Now I have traded, the wrong for the right,
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

CHORUS

People Get Ready // Opening
Curtis Mayfield

People get ready, there’s a train a-comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

So people get ready for the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There’s hope for all among those loved the most

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Whom would hurt all mankind just to save his own, believe me now
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there’s no hiding place against the kingdom’s throne

So people get ready, there’s a train a-comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

I shall not be moved
Traditional

(E) I shall not be, (B) I shall not be moved
(B) I shall not be, (E) I shall not be moved
Just like a (A) tree that’s growin’ in the (E) meadow (down by the water)
(E) I shall (B) not be (E) moved

I’m on my way to glory land and I shall not be moved
On my way to glory land I will not be moved
I’m like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

CHORUS
I shall not be, I shall not be moved
I shall not be, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

Well I’m on my way to glory land and I shall not be moved
On my way to glory land I shall not be moved
I’m like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

CHORUS

On this rock of ages, I shall not be moved
On this rock of ages, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

Glory Hallelujah, I shall not be moved
Glory Hallelujah, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

Wade in the Water // Offertory
Traditional


(Chorus)
Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
God’s gonna trouble the water

Well, who are these children all dressed in red?
God’s a-gonna trouble the water
Must be the children that Moses led
God’s a-gonna trouble the water

Chorus

Who’s that young girl dressed in white
Wade in the Water
Must be the Children of Israelites
God’s gonna trouble the Water

Chorus

Jordan’s water is chilly and cold
God’s gonna trouble the water
It chills the body, but not the soul
God’s gonna trouble the water

Chorus

Well I went to the water one day to pray
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water
And my soul got happy and I stayed all day
Don’t you know that
God’s gonna trouble the water

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot // Communion
Traditional

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see?
(Coming for to carry me home)
A band of angels coming after me
(Coming for to carry me home)

Chorus:

If you get there before I do
(Coming for to carry me home)
Tell all of my friends, that I’m coming there too
(Coming for to carry me home)

Chorus (3×)

Your Light From the Lighthouse // Opening

arr: Blind Willie Johnson

cho: (G) Let it shine on, (C) let it shine on,
Let your (G) light from the lighthouse (A7)shine on (D) me,
Let it (G) shine on, let it (C) shine on,
Let your (G) light from the lighthouse (D7) shine on (G) me,

My (G) Lord he done just (C) what he said
Let your (G) light from the lighthouse (A7) shine on (D) me,
He (G) healed the sick and he (C)  raised the dead
Let your (G) light from the lighthouse (D7) shine on (G) me,

I know I got religion and I ain’t ashamed
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,
Angels in heaven gonna call my name
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,

One of these days, ’bout twelve o’clock
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,
This ol’ world gonna reel and rock
Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me,

Odetta Mass / January 5th

December 19, 2019

Go Tell it on the Mountain // Opening
arr. Odetta Holmes
(C) go, tell it on the mountain
(G) over the hills and everywhere
(C) go, tell it on the mountain
that jesus (G) christ is (C) born

while (C) shepherds kept their watching
over silent (F) flocks by (C) night
behold throughout the heavens
there shone a (G) holy (C) light

go, tell it on the mountain
over the hills and everywhere
go, tell it on the mountain
that jesus christ is born

the shepherds feared and trembled
when lo! above the earth
rang out the angels chorus
that hailed the savior’s birth

go, tell it on the mountain
over the hills and everywhere
go, tell it on the mountain
that jesus christ is born

down in a lowly manger
the humble christ was born
and god sent us salvation
that blessèd christmas morn’

go, tell it on the mountain
over the hills and everywhere
go, tell it on the mountain
that jesus christ is born.

Somebody’s Talking About Jesus // In between the Readings
arr. Odetta Holmes
Em
Everywhere I go
Am
Everywhere I go my lord
Em
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about (D) Jesus (Em)

(Em) turned away mary and joseph from the inn
Somebody’s talking about (D) Jesus

Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go my lord
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

Baby born in Bethelehem
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go my lord
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

born born by Virgin Mary
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go my lord
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

born born on Christmas morn
somebody’s talking about Jesus

Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go my lord
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

Glory be to the newborn baby
somebody’s talking about Jesus

Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go my lord
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go my lord
Everywhere I go
Somebody’s talking about Jesus
Somebody’s talking about Jesus

Ain’t That A-Rocking // Offertory
arr. Odetta Holmes
(C) Mary had a (F) little (C) baby
Wrapped in swaddling (Am) clothes
(C) Every time the little (F) baby (C)cried
She’d rock him in a  (G) weary (C) land

[Chorus]
(C)Ain’t that a-rockin’ all (Am)night
(F) Ain’t that a-rockin’ (G) allnight
(C) Ain’ that a-rockin (Am) allnight
(C) all (G) night (C) long

All night long

Wise men came from the East
Guided by a star
With gold, myrrh and frankincense
While she rocked him in a weary land

Chorus

Herod heard the news
The baby he did seek
The Lord told Mary
Just you rock him in a weary land

Chorus

Beautiful Star // Communion
arr. Odetta Holmes

(F) Beautiful star (Bbm Dm G), (F) bright morning star (Bbm Dm C)
Beautiful star, my Lord
Star in the East

(F) Although you (Bbm) see me (Dm) going (C) on
(F) Oh watch the (Bbm) stars, (F) see how they (Bbm) run
(F) I have my (Bbm) trials (Dm) here (C) below, (F) see how they run (Bbm)
(F) Oh watch the (Bbm) stars, (F) see how they run (Bbm) (2x)
The (F) stars come (Bbm) down at the (Dm) setting of the (C) sun
Oh (F) watch the (Bbm) stars, (F) see how they run
(F) Although you (Bbm) see me (Dm) going (C) on
(F) Oh watch the (Bbm)  stars, (F) see how they run
I  (F) have my (Bbm) trials (Dm) here (C) below, (F) see how they run
The (F) stars come down (Bbm) at the (Dm) setting of the (Bb) sun
Oh (F) watch the (Bbm) stars, (F) see how they run

Children, Go Where I send Thee // Closing
arr. Odetta Holmes

(D)
Children go where I send Thee (Oh lordy)
How will I send thee
Oh I’m gonna send thee one by one
For one was a little bitty baby
born,
Children born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send Thee (Oh lordy)
How will I send thee
Oh I’m gonna send thee two by two
for Two was Paul and Silas
one was a little bitty baby
born,
Children born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send Thee (Oh lordy)
How will I send thee
Oh I’m gonna send thee three by three
for three was the Hebrew children
Two was Paul and Silas
one was a little bitty baby born,
Children born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send Thee (Oh lordy)
How will I send thee
Oh I’m gonna send thee four by four
for the four was the four that stood at the door
Three was the Hebrew children
Two was Paul and Silas
one was a little bitty baby
born,
Children born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send Thee (Oh lordy)
How will I send thee
Oh I’m gonna send thee ten by ten
for the ten for the ten commandments
Nine was the nine that stood in the line
Eight was the eight that waited at the gate
Seven was the seven that never got to heaven
Six was the six that didn’t get picked
(oh my Lord)
Five was the five that came back alive
four was the four that stood at the door
three was the Hebrew children
two was Paul and Silas
one was a little bitty baby born,
Children born in Bethlehem

O Come, O Come Emmanuel // Opening

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

CHORUS

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

O come, O Key of David, come
and open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death’s abode.

CHORUS

O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light.

CHORUS

O come, O King of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
and be yourself our King of Peace.

Peace in the Valley // Between the Readings
Thomas A. Dorsey

Oh well, I’m (E) tired and so (E7) weary
But I (A) must go (E) alone
Till the lord comes and calls, calls me (B) away, oh yes
Well the (E) morning’s so (E7) bright
And the (A) lamp is (E) alight
And the night, night is as (B) black as the (E) sea, oh yes

There will be (A) peace in the valley for (E) me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me (B), oh Lord I pray
There’ll be no (E) sadness, no (E7) sorrow
No (A) trouble, trouble I see
There will be (E) peace in the (B) valley for (E) me, for me

Well the bear will be gentle
And the wolves will be tame
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes
And the beasts from the wild
Shall be led by a child
And I’ll be changed, changed from this creature that I am, oh yes

There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There’ll be no sadness, no sorrow
No trouble, trouble I see

There’s a Light // Lighting of the Candles
Beth Chapman

There’s a light, there’s a light in the darkness
And the black of the night cannot harm us
We can trust not to fear for our comfort is near
There’s a light, there’s a light in the darkness

It will rain, it will rain in the desert
In the cracks of the plain, there’s a treasure
Like the thirst of the seed we will await we believeI
It will rain, it will rain in the desert

We will fly, we will fly, we will let go
To this world we will die but our hearts know
We’ll see more on that side when the door opens wide
We will fly, we will fly, we will fly, we will fly, we will all go

Golden Cradle // Offertory
Traditional, arr. McGarrigle sisters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg1_3U5soss

Sweet babe, a golden cradle holds thee
Soft thy mother’s arms enfold thee
Fairest flowers are strewn before thee
Sweet birds warble o’er thee

So sleep, my babe, and dream away sorrow
Peace until you wake tomorrow
I will guide thine infant slumbers
Angels watch thy number

Wondrous Love // Communion
lyrics Alexander Means

(Dm) What wondrous (C) love is this (Am), (Em) O my soul,(Dm) O my soul! (Em)
What (C) wondrous love is (Am) this, (C) O my soul! (Dm)
What wondrous (F) love is this (Dm) that (C) caused the Lord (Am) of bliss (Dm)
To bear the (C) dreadful curse (Am) for my(Em) soul, (Dm) for my soul, (Em)
(Am) To bear the dreadful curse (Em) for my soul (Dm).

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb Who is the great “I Am”;
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And through eternity, I’ll sing on.

Silent Night // Closing
lyrics Mohr, tune Gruber

(D) Silent night, holy night,
(A7) All is calm, (D) all is bright
(G) Round yon virgin (D) mother and child.
(G) Holy infant, so (D) tender and mild,
(A7) Sleep in heavenly (D) peace,
Sleep in (A7) heavenly (D) peace.

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light;
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

December 1st

November 22, 2019

Unclouded Day // Opening
lyrics and music Josiah K. Alwood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubxlAw7I9uQ
arr. Willie Nelson

O they (E) tell me of a home far be(A)yond the skies, (E)
O they tell me of a home far away; (D)
O they (E) tell me of a home where no storm (A) clouds rise, (E)
O they tell me of an un(D) clouded day. (E)

CHORUS
(E) O the land of cloudless day,
O the land of an unclouded day, (D)
(E) O they tell me of a home where no storm (A) clouds rise, (E)
O they tell me of an un(C)clouded day. (E)

O they tell me of a home where my friends have gone,
O they tell me of that land far away,
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day.

CHORUS

O they tell me of a King in His beauty there,
And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits on the throne that is whiter than snow,
In the city that is made of gold.

CHORUS

O they tell me that He smiles on His children there,
And His smile drives their sorrows all away;
And they tell me that no tears ever come again
In that lovely land of unclouded day.

CHORUS

She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain (When the Chariot Comes) // Between the Readings
Traditional

She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes
She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes
She’ll be coming around the mountain
she’ll be coming around the mountain
She’ll be coming around the mountain when the chariot comes

O, who will drive the chariot when she comes?
O, who will drive the chariot when she comes?
O, who will drive the chariot,
O, who will drive the chariot,
O who will drive the chariot when the chariot comes?

King Jesus, he’ll be driver
when she comes…

She’ll be loaded with bright Angels
When she comes . . . .

She will neither rock nor totter,
When she comes . . . .

She will run so level and steady,
When she comes . . . .

She will take us to the portals,
When she comes . . . .

Way Up On The Mountain // Offertory
Recorded by Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey
Written by Ira Louvin and Anne Young

(D) I was down in the valley way (A7) down in the (D) valley
When the Savior heard my feeble (A7) cry
Now I’m (D) back upon the mountain (A7) way upon the (D) mountain
Drinking from the fountain (A7) that never will run (D) dry

There was darkness all around me when my Savior found me
Way down in the valley of despair
But when I told Him all my troubles my joys then He doubled
I’m way up on the mountain rejoicing in His care

I was down in the valley way down in the valley
When the Savior heard my feeble cry
Now I’m back upon the mountain way upon the mountain
Drinking from the fountain that never will run dry

If it don’t watch ole Satan he’ll get you in the valley
And hide you from the Savior’s guiding light
But he will stay behind you and he will never find you

Way up on the mountain if you fight the good fight

I was down in the valley way down in the valley
When the Savior heard my feeble cry
Now I’m back upon the mountain way upon the mountain
Drinking from the fountain that never will run dry

I was down in the valley way down in the valley
When the Savior heard my feeble cry
Now I’m back upon the mountain way upon the mountain
Drinking from the fountain that never will run dry

willie_nelson_01
Family Bible // Communion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMfr6Yb04E4

There’s a (G) family (C) Bible on the (G) table
Its (Em) pages  (A7) torn and hard to (D7) read
But the (G) family (C) Bible on the (G) table
Will (C) ever (G) be my (D7) key to (G) memories

At the end of day when work was over
And when the evening meal was done
Dad would read to us from the family Bible
And we’d count our many blessings one by one

(Chorus)
I can (C) see us (F) sittin’ round the (C) table
When (C) from the family Bible dad would (G) read
I can (G) hear my mother (C) softly (G) singing
(G) Rock of ages (C) Rock of (G) ages (D7) cleft for (G) me

Now this old world of ours is full of trouble
This old world would also better be
If we found more Bibles on the tables
And mothers singing rock of ages cleft for me

(Chorus)
I can see us sittin’ round the table
When from the family Bible dad would read
I can hear my mother softly singing rock of ages
Rock of ages rock of ages cleft for me

Come On Up To The House // Closing Hymn
by Tom Waits

Well the moon is broken
And the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see
Is all that you lack
Come on up to the house

All your cryin don’t do no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross
We can use the wood
Come on up to the house

Come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I’m just a passin thru
Come on up to the house

There’s no light in the tunnel
No irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And your singin lead soprano
In a junkman’s choir
You gotta come on up to the house

Does life seem nasty, brutish and short
Come on up to the house
The seas are stormy
And you can’t find no port
Come on up to the house

(Chorus)

There’s nothin in the world
That you can do
You gotta come on up to the house
And you been whipped by the forces
That are inside you
Come on up to the house

Well you’re high on top
Of your mountain of woe
Come on up to the house
Well you know you should surrender
But you can’t let go
You gotta come on up to the house
(Chorus)

November 17th, 2019

November 5, 2019

In The Sweet By and By // Opening
lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett, music by Joseph P. Webster

There’s a (D)land that is (G)fairer than (D)day,
And by faith we can see it afar (A);
For the Father (D)waits over(G) the way(D)
To prepare us a dwelling(A) place there(D)

CHORUS

In the sweet(D) by and by (A),
We shall meet on that beautiful shore (D);
In the sweet by and by (G),
We shall meet (D)on that beautiful(A) shore (D).

We shall sing on that beautiful shore
The melodious songs of the blessed;
And our spirits shall sorrow no more,
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.

CHORUS

To our bountiful Father above,
We will offer our tribute of praise
For the glorious gift of His love
And the blessings that hallow our days.

CHORUS

Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand // In-between the Readings
Jennie Wilson and F.L. Eiland

(D) Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can (A) stand,
(D) Build your hopes on things eternal, (Bm)
(D) Hold to God’s unchang(A)ing hand. (D)

CHORUS
(D) Hold to God’s unchanging hand,
Hold to God’s unchanging (A) hand;
(D) Build your hopes on things eternal, (Bm)
(D) Hold to God’s (A) unchanging hand. (D)

Trust in Him who will not leave you,
Whatsoever years may bring,
If by earthly friends forsaken
Still more closely to Him cling.

CHORUS

Covet not this world’s vain riches
That so rapidly decay,
Seek to gain the heav’nly treasures,
They will never pass away.

CHORUS

When your journey is completed,
If to God you have been true,
Fair and bright the home in glory
Your enraptured soul will view.

Farther Along // Offering
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gGgtyy2xKw

Chorus:
(D) Farther along we’ll (G) know more (D) about it,
Farther along we’ll (E7) understand (A7) why;
Cheer up, my (D) brother, (G)  live in the (D) sunshine,
We’ll understand it (A7) all by and (D) by.

Verses:

Tempted and tried, we’re oft made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long;
While there are others living about us,
Never molested, though in the wrong

Sometimes I wonder why I must suffer,
Go in the rain, the cold, and the snow,
When there are many living in comfort,
Giving no heed to all I can do.

Chorus

Tempted and tried, how often we question
Why we must suffer year after year,
Being accused by those of our loved ones,
E’en though we’ve walked in God’s holy fear.

Often when death has taken our loved ones,
Leaving our home so lone and so drear,
Then do we wonder why others prosper,
Living so wicked year after year.

Chorus

“Faithful till death,” saith our loving Master;
Short is our time to labor and wait;
Then will our toiling seem to be nothing,
When we shall pass the heavenly gate.

Soon we will see our dear, loving Savior,
Hear the last trumpet sound through the sky;
Then we will meet those gone on before us,
Then we shall know and understand why.

Chorus

Why Me Lord? // Communion
Kris Kristofferson

Why me Lord, what have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the pleasures I’ve known

Tell me Lord, what did I ever do
That was worth loving you
Or the kindness you’ve shown.

Chorus: Lord help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I’ve need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul’s in your hand.

Tell me Lord, if you think there’s a way
I can try to repay
All I’ve taken from you

Maybe Lord, I can show someone else
What I’ve been through myself
On my way back to you.

Chorus: Lord help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I’ve need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul’s in your hand.

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder // Closing Hymn
James M. Black

When the (G) trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and (C) time shall be no more, (G)
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair; (D)
When the (G) saved of earth shall gather (C) over on the other shore, (G)
And the roll is called up (D7) yonder, I’ll be there. (G)

CHORUS
(G) When the roll is called up yonder,
When the (D7) roll is called up yonder,
When the (G) roll is called up (C) yonder,
When the (G) roll is called up (D7) yonder, I’ll be there. (G)

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of His resurrection share;
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

CHORUS

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

CHORUS