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

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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

Turn Your Radio On // Opening
Albert E. Brumley

Chorus:
(C) Turn your radio on turn your radio on
And listen to the (F) music in the air (C)
Turn your radio on (G)heaven’s glo-ry share
Turn the lights down (C)low and listen to the (F) Master’s (C) radio
Get in touch with God (G)turn your radio on (C)

(C) Come and listen in to a radio station
Where the mighty (F) hosts of heaven sing (C)
Turn your radio on turn your radio on (G)
If you want to (C)hear the songs of Zion coming
From the (F) land of endless spring (C)
Get in touch with God (G) turn your radio on (C)

Chorus

Listen to the songs of the fathers and the mothers
And the many friends gone before
Turn your radio on turn your radio on
Some eternal morning we shall meet them
Over on the hallelujah shore
Get in touch with God turn your radio on

Chorus

Will the Circle be Unbroken // Between the Readings

I was  (E) standing by my window
On a (A) cold and cloudy (E) day,
When I saw the hearse come rollin’
For to take my (B7) love (E) away.

Chorus

Will the circle be unbroken?
By and by Lord, by and by,
There’s a better home a-waitin
In the sky Lord, in the sky.

I told the undertaker,
“Undertaker, please drive slow,
For this body you are haulin’ Lord,
I hate to see him go.”

Chorus

Well I followed close behind him,
Tried to hold up and be brave,
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid him in the grave.

Wildwood in the Pines // Offertory

(D) There’s a wildwood in the pines where the (G) family used to (D) gather.
There’s a little shady grove where they built a country (A) church.
There was (D) singing on the ground.
(G) Baptisin’ in the (D) river.
Glory! Hallelujah, brother! Sweet (A) salvation there was (D) found.

So I believe that the saints go side-by-side in the land that lies up yonder.
I believe that there are streets there paved with gold.
There are people on their feet shoutin’, singin’ hallelujah!
I believe that Jesus loves me. I can feel it in my soul.

There’s a long and windin’ road that I long once more to travel.
There’s a home place in my heart sittin’ high upon a hill.
There’s a rosewood rockin’ chair and a place set at the table.
Guess I better have a little talk with Jesus. Maybe he can take me there.

So I believe that the saints go side-by-side in the land that lies up yonder.
I believe that there are streets there paved with gold.
There are people on their feet shoutin’, singin’ hallelujah!
I believe that Jesus loves me.
I can feel it in my soul.

So I believe that the saints go side-by-side in the land that lies up yonder.
I believe that there are streets there paved with gold.
There are people on their feet shoutin’, singin’ hallelujah!
I believe that Jesus loves me.
I can feel it in my soul.

Bright Morning Star Rising // Communion

arr. Seeger Sisters

(G) Bright morning stars are rising,
(D) Bright morning stars are rising,
(G) Bright morning stars are rising,
(D) Day is a-breaking
in my (G) soul.

Oh, where are our dear mothers,
Oh, where are our dear mothers,
They are down in the valley praying,
Day is a-breaking in my soul.

Oh where are our dear father
Oh where are our dear fathers,
They have gone to heaven shouting,
Day is a-breaking in my soul.

Bright morning stars are rising,’
Bright morning stars are rising,
Bright morning stars are rising,
Day is a-breaking in my soul.

Just Over in the Gloryland // Closing
WORDS: James W. Acuff (1864-1937)
MUSIC: Emmett S. Dean(1876-1951)

VERSE 1:
(D) I’ve a home prepared, where the (G) saints a-(D)bide,
Just over in the Glory-(A7)land!
And I (D) long to be by my (G) Savior’s (D) side,
Just over in the (A7) Glory-(D)land!

CHORUS:
(D) Just over in the Gloryland,
I’ll (G) join the happy angel (A7) band
Just (D) over in the (G) Glory-(A7)land!

Just (D) over in the Gloryland,
There (G) with the mighty host I’ll (A7) stand,
Just (D) over in the (A7) Glory-(D)land!

VERSE 2:
I am on my way to those mansions fair,
Just over in the Gloryland!
There to sing God’s praise and His glory share,
Just over in the Gloryland!

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 3:
What a joyful thought that my Lord, I’ll see,
Just over in the Gloryland!
And with kindred saved, there forever be,
Just over in the Gloryland!

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 4:
With the blood-washed throng, I will shout and sing,
Just over in the Gloryland!
Glad hosannas to Christ, the Lord and King,
Just over in the Gloryland!

(REPEAT CHORUS)

October 20th, 2019

October 7, 2019

Crying Holy // Opening
(Claude Ely)

-Chorus-

Crying (D)holy unto my Lord (holy unto my Lord)
Crying (G) holy unto my (D) lord (holy unto the Lord)
Oh, if i could i surely would
Stand on the rock (Lord Lord) where (A) Moses (D) stood

Sinners run (sinner run) and hide your face (and hide your face)
Sinners run (sinner run) and hide your face (and hide your face)
Go and run unto the rocks and hide your face
For i ain’t (Lord Lord) no stranger now

(Repeat chorus)

Lord, I ain’t  (Lord, I ain’t ) no stranger now ( no stranger now)
Lord, I ain’t (Lord, I ain’t ) no stranger now ( no stranger now)
I’ve been introduced to the Father and the Son
And, I ain’t (Lord Lord) no stranger now

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

Steal Away and Pray // Between the Readings
Albert E. Brumley

I just (C) steal away some(G)where and (C) pray                              

Every (C) time I do a deed I shouldn’t do
Every time I say a word I shouldn’t (G) say
Let me (C) tell you what I’d do it will (F) bring a blessing too
If I (C) steal away some (G) where and (C) pray                       

I just (C)steel away I just (F) steal away
And I (C) ask my blessed Lord to lead the (G) way
I just (C) steal away I just (F) steal away
I just (C) steal away some(G)where and (C) pray

I’m sure God will hear and answer all my prayers
When I ask Him for Thy blessings every day
When I’m burdened down with grief it will bring my soul relief
If I steal away somewhere and pray

I just steel away I just steal away
And I ask my blessed Lord to lead the way
I just steal away I just steal away
I just steal away somewhere and pray

Just a Closer Walk with Thee // Offertory

Chorus:
(G) Just a closer walk with (D7) Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my (G) plea,
(G7) Daily walking close to (C) Thee,
Let it be (D7), dear Lord, let it (G) be.

I am weak, but Thou art strong,
Jesus, keep me from all wrong,
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Chorus

Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.

Chorus

When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more,
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom’s shore, to Thy shore.

Chorus

Softly and Tenderly // Communion
Will L. Thompson, pub.1880

(D) Softly and tenderly (G) Jesus is (D) calling,
(Bm) Calling for (E7) you and for (A7) me;
(D) See, on the portal He’s (G) watching and (D) waiting,
(G) Waiting for (A7) you and for (D) me.
Refrain:
Come (A7) home, come (D) home,
(A7) Ye who are (D) weary, (E7) come (A7) home;
(D) Earnestly, tenderly, (G) Jesus is (D) calling,
(G) Calling, O (A7) sinner, come (D) home!

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?

Refrain:
Come (A7) home, come (D) home,
(A7) Ye who are (D) weary, (E7) come (A7) home;
(D) Earnestly, tenderly, (G) Jesus is (D) calling,
(G) Calling, O (A7) sinner, come (D) home!

Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.

Refrain:
Come (A7) home, come (D) home,
(A7) Ye who are (D) weary, (E7) come (A7) home;
(D) Earnestly, tenderly, (G) Jesus is (D) calling,
(G) Calling, O (A7) sinner, come (D) home!

Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.

Refrain:
Come (A7) home, come (D) home,
(A7) Ye who are (D) weary, (E7) come (A7) home;
(D) Earnestly, tenderly, (G) Jesus is (D) calling,
(G) Calling, O (A7) sinner, come (D) home!

Pray Every Day // Closing
Buck Owens

Oh, you must (D) pray every day
(G) Pray every day, (D) pray to God up (A7) above
You’ve got to (D) go all the way, get down (G) on your knees and pray,
(D) show Him (A) all your (D) love

When your (D) life is lonely and (G) everything is wrong
And you (D) don’t know what to (A7) do
Just get… (D) down on your knees and (G) look up to Heaven
And (D) say a (A) prayer or (D) two

Oh, you must pray every day
Pray every day, pray to God up above
(You’ve got to) go all the way, get down on your knees and pray,
Show Him all your love

If old Satan comes a knocking on your door–Don’t let him in,
he’s got his eye on you
Don’t be tempted my friend ’cause all he is is sin
And he’ll only bring sorrow to you

Oh, you must pray every day
Pray every day, pray to God up above
You’ve got to go all the way, get down on your knees and pray,
show Him all your love

 

October 6th, 2019

September 23, 2019

Man Gave Names to All The Animals // Opening
by Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21XFzAoMXUk

Chorus:
(Dm) Man gave names to all the animals
In the (A) beginning, in the (Dm) beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the (A) beginning, long time (Dm) ago

(Dm) He saw an animal that liked to (A) growl
Big furry paws and he liked to (Dm) howl
Great big furry back and furry (G) hair
“Ah, think I’ll call it a (Dm) bear”

Chorus
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal up on a hill
Chewing up so much grass until she was filled
He saw milk comin’ out but he didn’t know how
“Ah, think I’ll call it a cow”

Chorus
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal that liked to snort
Horns on his head and they weren’t too short
It looked like there wasn’t nothin’ that he couldn’t pull
“Ah, think I’ll call it a bull”

Chorus
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal leavin’ a muddy trail
Real dirty face and a curly tail
He wasn’t too small and he wasn’t too big
“Ah, think I’ll call it a pig”

Chorus
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

Next animal that he did meet
Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet
Eating grass on a mountainside so steep
“Ah, think I’ll call it a sheep”

Chorus
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal as smooth as glass
Slithering his way through the grass
Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake . . .


Charley Pride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXulayBfdZY

Wings of The Dove // In between the readings
by Bob Ferguson

Refr. On the wings of a (G) snow-white dove
He sends His (C) pure sweet love
A sign from (G) above
(D7) On the wings of a (G) dove

(G) When troubles surround us
When evil (A) comes
The body grows (D7) weak
The spirit grows (G) numb

When (D7) these things (G) beset us
He doesn’t (C) forget us
He sends down his (G) love On the (D7) wings of a (G) dove
Refr.
When Noah had drifted
On the flood many days
He searched for land
In various ways
Troubles he had some
But wasn’t forgotten
God sent him His love On the wings of a dove
Refr. 2X

Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight // Offertory

Flatt and Scruggs

(F) Where will I shelter my (Bb) sheep (F) tonight
Where is that peaceful (C) land
(F) Where will I shelter my (Bb) sheep (F) tonight
Where the beasts won’t (C) steal my (F) lambs

Chorus
(Bb) We’ve travelled far shepherd (F) dog and I
Weary sin sick and (C) sore
(F) Where will I shelter my (Bb) sheep (F) tonight
I’ll shelter my (C)  sheep at God’s (F) door

My soul is weak and thirsty too
As I cross these burning sands
Where will I shelter my sheep tonight
Where is that peaceful land

Chorus
We’ve travelled far shepherd dog and I
Weary sin sick and sore
Where will I shelter my sheep tonight
I’ll shelter my sheep at God’s door

Peace in the Valley // Communion
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

Shouting on The Hills of Glory
arr. Stanley Brothers

Chorus:
(G) There’ll be shouting on the hills of glory
(D7) Shouting on the hills (C) shouting on the (G) hills
There’ll be shouting on the hills of glory
There’ll be shouting on the (D7) hills of (G) God

instrumental

(G) Oh what a blessed reunion
(D7) Oh what a blessed (G) reunion
When we’re gathered together over yonder
There’ll be shouting on the (D7)  hills of (G) God

chorus
instrumental

No more sorrow in that city
No more sorrow in that city
there’s a prepared place in Heaven
There’ll be shouting on the hills of God

chorus
instrumental

Now’s the time to make your preparations
Now’s the time to make preparations
So stop and make your reservation
There’ll be shouting on the hills of God

chorus

Chorus:
(G) There’ll be shouting on the hills of glory
(D7) Shouting on the hills (C) shouting on the (G) hills
There’ll be shouting on the hills of glory
There’ll be shouting on the (D7) hills of (G) God

 

 

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