August 7th, 2016

August 1, 2016

Get in Line Brothers (Opening)
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
Get 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
Get 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
Get in line brother if you want to go home

So Saith He The Lord (Between the Readings)
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

What Would You Give in Exchange (Offertory)
arr. Monroe Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN0cOcmeNhI

Brother (D) afar from your savior today
Risking your soul for the things that (D7) decay
Oh, if today (G) God should call you away
What would you (D7) give in exchange for your (G) soul

(Chorus)
(G) What would you give (in exchange)
What would you (D7) give (in exchange)
What would you give in (D7) exchange for your (G) soul
Oh, if today God should call you away
What would you give in exchange for your soul

Mercy is calling won’t you give heed
Must the dear Savior still tenderly plead
Risk not your soul, it is precious indeed
What would you give in exchange for your soul

(Chorus)

What would you give (in exchange)
What would you give (in exchange)
What would you give in exchange for your soul
Oh, if today God should call you away
What would you give in exchange for your soul

More than the silver and gold of this earth
More than all jewels the spirit is worth
God the creator has given His word
What would you give in exchange for your soul

(Chorus)

What would you give (in exchange)
What would you give (in exchange)
What would you give in exchange for your soul
Oh, if today God should call you away
What would you give in exchange for your soul

VOICE CALLING (Communion)

I (C) hear a voice callin’
it (F) must be our (C) Lord
It’s comin’ from heaven on (G7) high
I hear a voice (C) callin’
I’ll (F) gain the (C) reward
In the land where we (G) never shall (C) die

The Savior has paid a (F) great price for (C) me
He gave His life on (G7) Calvary
So I’ll follow his (C) footsteps up the (F) narrow (C) way
And be ready to meet Him when He (G7) calls on that (C) day

He died on the cross
the old rugged cross
That we would be saved from sin and not lost
So I’ll follow His footsteps up the narrow way
And we’ll pay that debt on the great judgement day

Just over in Gloryland (Closing Hymn)
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)

Shouting on The Hills of Glory // Opening
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

Rank Strangers // Between the Readings
Albert E. Brumely // arr. Stanely Brothers

I wandered again to my home in the mountain
Where in youths early dawn I was happy and free
I looked for my friends but I never could find them
I found they were all rank strangers to me

Everybody I met seemed to be a rank stranger
No mother no dad not a friend I could see
They knew not my name and I knew not their faces
I found they were all rank strangers to me

They’ve moved all away said the voice of a stranger
To a beautiful home by the bright crystal sea
Some beautiful day I’ll meet them in heaven
Where no one will be a stranger to me

The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn // Offertory
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

Angel Band // Communion
Stanely Brothers
My (G) latest sun is (C) sinking fast (G)
My race is (D7)nearly run (G)
My (G) longest trials (C) now are past (G)
My triumph (D7) has begun (G)
CHORUS
(D7) Oh come (G) angel band
(D7) Come and (G) around me stand
(C) Bear me away on your (G) snow white wings
To (D7) my immortal home (G)
(C) Bear me away on you (G) snow white wings
To (D7) my immortal home (G)

Oh bear my longing soul to him
Who bled and died for me
Whose blood now cleanses from all sins
And brings me victory
CHORUS
I know I’m near the holy ranks
Of friends and kindred dear
I brush the dew on Jordan’s banks
The crossing must be near
CHORUS
I’ve almost gained my heavenly home
My spirit loudly sings
The holy ones, behold they come
I hear the noise of wings
CHORUS 

I’ll Fly Away //Closing Hymn
Albert E. Brumely // arr. Stanley Brothers

(F) Some glad morning when this life is o’er,
(Bb) I’ll fly  (F) away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll (C7) fly (F) away.

CHORUS:
I’ll fly away, oh glory
I’ll fly away;
when I die, hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have grown,
I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown,
I’ll fly away.

CHORUS

Just a few more weary days and then,
I’ll fly away;
to a land where joys shall never end,
I’ll fly away.

CHORUS

 

June 5th, 2016

May 18, 2016

Pray Every Day // Opening
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

Pass me not, O gentle Savior // Between the Readings
Fanny Crosby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFkgAj2hEEc

(G) Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
(D) Hear my humble cry; (D7)
(G) While on others Thou art calling,
(D7) Do not pass me by. (G)

Refrain
(G) Savior,  (C) Savior,
(G) Hear my humble (D7) cry;
(G) While on others Thou art calling,
(D7) Do not pass me by. (G)

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief,
Kneeling there in deep contrition;
Help my unbelief.

Refrain

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Refrain

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

Refrain

The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn // Communion
Ralph Stanley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6g4IFJE4oc

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

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms // Communion
Lyrics by Elisha A. Hoffman, music by Anthony J. Showalter

(G) What a fellowship, (C) what a joy divine,
(G) leaning on the everlasting (D) arms;
(G) what a blessedness, (C) what a peace is mine,
(G) leaning on the ever(D)lasting (G) arms.

CHORUS
(G) Leaning, (C) leaning,
(G) safe and secure from all (D) alarms;
(G) leaning, (C) leaning,
(G) leaning on the ever(D)lasting (G)arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

CHORUS

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

CHORUS

Jesus Remembered Me // Closing
Hank Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFBJjPutGS8

(G) I was all alone and drifting on a lonely sea of sin
Nothing but darkness no (A7) sunshine with(D7)in
I lifted my eyes to the (G) Lord in the sky
And Jesus (D7) remembered (G) me

Chorus
(G) Jesus remembered me
And so He set me (D7) free
Once I was (G) blinded but now I can see
Glory to God He rem(D7)embered (G) me

Now the sun is shining I’m happy and free
No more sorrow no troubles to see
I’m going home to glory my Savior to see
Glory to God He remembered me

Chorus

When He talked to His disciples at the Sea of Galilee
He said He’d remember a mortal like me
I asked for His blessing down on my knees
And glory to God He remembered me

Chorus

 

Get in Line Brothers (Opening)
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
Get 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
Get 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
Get in line brother if you want to go home

One Day I’m Gonna Sit Down and Talk with Paul (Between the Readings)
Johnny Cash


(C) One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to Paul
One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to (G) Paul
I’m gonna (C) ask him about his travelin’
And he will (F) tell me about it all
(C) One of these days I’m gonna (G) sit down and talk to (C) Paul

I’m gonna tell him I read all his books
I’m gonna tell him I read all his books
And that is sure was hard to follow down the same road that he took
But I’m gonna tell him I read all his books

He’ll introduce me to Luke and Timothy
He will introduce me to Luke and Timothy
I will be so glad to meet them and they will be glad to meet me
He will introduce me to Luke and Timothy

One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to Paul
(Talk to Paul)
One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to
Sit down and talk to Paul
I’m gonna meet his friends in Heaven
I’ll be singin’ with them all
One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to Paul

One of these days I’m gonna shake that healing hand
One of these days I’m gonna shake that healing hand
That hand that raised up Uticus, that old sleepin’, fallen man
One of these days I’m gonna shake that healing hand

I know just how he felt locked in that jail
I know just how he felt locked in that jail
And I bet that him and Silas will have quite a tale to tell
I know just how he felt locked in that jail

One of these days I’m gonna sit down and
Sit down and talk to Paul
One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to
Sit down and talk to Paul
I’m gonna ask him about his journeys
And he will tell me about them all
One of these days I’m gonna sit down and talk to
Sit down and talk to Paul

Where the Soul of Man Never Dies (Offertory)
arr. Jim and Jesse

To (C) Canaan’s land I’m on my way
Where the soul of man never (G7) dies
My (C) darkest night will turn to day
Where the soul of (G7) man never (C) dies

CHORUS

(No sad farewells)
Dear friends there’ll be no sad farewells

(No tear dimmed eyes)
There’ll be no tear-dimmed eyes

(Where all is love)
Where all is peace and joy and love

(And the soul never dies)
And the soul of man never dies

The rose is blooming there for me
Where the soul (of man) never dies
And I will spend eternity
Where the soul (of man) never dies

CHORUS

(No sad farewells)
Dear friends there’ll be no sad farewells

(No tear dimmed eyes)
There’ll be no tear-dimmed eyes

(Where all is love)
Where all is peace and joy and love

(And the soul never dies)
And the soul of man never dies

The love light beams across the foam
Where the soul (of man) never dies
It shines and lights the way to home
Where the soul (of man) never dies

CHORUS

(No sad farewells)
Dear friends there’ll be no sad farewells

(No tear dimmed eyes)
There’ll be no tear-dimmed eyes

(Where all is love)
Where all is peace and joy and love

(And the soul never dies)
And the soul of man never dies

My life will end in deathless sleep
Where the soul (of man) never dies
And everlasting joys I’ll reap
Where the soul (of man) never dies

CHORUS

(No sad farewells)
Dear friends there’ll be no sad farewells

(No tear dimmed eyes)
There’ll be no tear-dimmed eyes

(Where all is love)
Where all is peace and joy and love

(And the soul never dies)
And the soul of man never dies

I’m on my way to that fair land
Where the soul (of man) never dies
Where there will be no parting hand|
Where the soul (of man) never dies

CHORUS

(No sad farewells)
Dear friends there’ll be no sad farewells

(No tear dimmed eyes)
There’ll be no tear-dimmed eyes

(Where all is love)
Where all is peace and joy and love

(And the soul never dies)
And the soul of man never dies

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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!

The Gloryland Way (Closing)
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

Hallelujah, We Shall Rise (Opening)

J.E. Thomas

  1. In the (C) resurrection morning,
  2. When the (F) trump of God shall (C) sound,
  3. We shall rise,  Hallelujah! (G) we shall rise! (C)
  4. Then the (C) saints will come rejoicing
  5. And no (F) tears will e’er be (C) found,
  6. We shall rise,  Hallelujah! (G) we shall rise. (C)

Chorus:

(C) We shall rise, Hallelujah!

we shall rise! Amen!

In the (F) resurrection (C) morning,

When death’s prison bars are broken,

We shall rise, Hallelujah!(G) We shall rise. (C)

  1. In the resurrection morning,
  2. What a meeting it will be,
  3. We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
  4. When our fathers and our mothers,
  5. And our loved ones we shall see,
  6. We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!

Chorus

  1. In the resurrection morning,
  2. Blessed thought it is to me,
  3. We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!
  4. I shall see my blessed Savior,
  5. Who so freely died for me,
  6. We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!

Chorus

4.In the resurrection morning,

We shall meet Him in the air,

We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!

And be carried up to glory,

To our home so bright and fair,

We shall rise, Hallelujah! we shall rise!

 

Remember the Cross (Between the Readings)

Bill Monroe

(D) Do you think of the cross on (G)which Jesus (D) died

Of the blood He shed for (A7) you

(D) Are you prepared to meet Him in that (G) land of (D) love

By His word are you (A7) going to (D) abide

Chorus

(D) Remember the cross on (G) which Jesus (D) died

Follow in His footsteps each (A7) day

(D)He shed His blood for you and He (G) shed His blood for (D) me

Never cast that (A7) cross (D) aside

Never let other people lead you astray

Teach His words to them if you can

They must think of that cross on which Jesus died

And get ready to meet Him someday

Chorus

(D) Remember the cross on (G) which Jesus (D) died

Follow in His footsteps each (A7) day

(D)He shed His blood for you and He (G) shed His blood for (D) me

Never cast that (A7) cross (D) aside

When Jesus comes down from heaven above

And you haven’t thought of that cross

He’ll cast you aside in the twinkling of an eye

And you won’t see His blessed home of love

(D) Remember the cross on (G) which Jesus (D) died

Follow in His footsteps each (A7) day

(D)He shed His blood for you and He (G) shed His blood for (D) me

Never cast that (A7) cross (D) aside

 

Near the Cross (Communion Hymn)

Fanny Crosby

(D)Jesus, keep me (G) near the cross,

(D) There a precious (A7) fountain

(D) Free to all, (G) a healing stream

(D) Flows from Calvary’s (A7) mountain (D)

Chorus:

(D) In the cross, (G) in the cross,

(F)Be my glory ever (A7);

(D)Till my raptured (G) soul shall (D)find

(D)Rest beyond the (A7)river (D)

Near the cross, a trembling soul,

Love and Mercy found me;

There the bright and morning star

Sheds its beams around me.

Chorus

Near the cross! O Lamb of God,

Bring its scenes before me;

Help me walk from day to day,

With its shadows o’er me.

Chorus

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait

Hoping, trusting ever,

Till I reach the golden strand,

Just beyond the river.

 

By The Mark (Offertory)

Gillian Welch

VERSE 1:

(E) When I cross over, I will (B) shout and sing

I will (E) know my savior, by the (B) mark where the (A) nails have (E) been

CHORUS:

By the(E)  mark where the nails have been

By the (B) sign upon his (E) precious skin

(E) I will know my savior when I come to him

By the (E) mark where the (B) nails have (E) been

VERSE 2:

A man of riches, may claim a crown of jewels

But the king of heaven, can be told from the prince of fools

(CHORUS)

VERSE 3:

On Calvary Mountain, where they made him suffer so

All my sin was paid for, a long, long time ago

(CHORUS)

VERSE 4:

I will know my savior when I come to him

By the mark where the nails have been

 

Deliverance Will Come (Closing)

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

Pass me not, O gentle Savior // Opening

Fanny Crosby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFkgAj2hEEc

(G) Pass me not, O gentle Savior,

(D) Hear my humble cry; (D7)

(G) While on others Thou art calling,

(D7) Do not pass me by. (G)

Refrain

(G) Savior,  (C) Savior,

(G) Hear my humble (D7) cry;

(G) While on others Thou art calling,

(D7) Do not pass me by. (G)

Let me at Thy throne of mercy

Find a sweet relief,

Kneeling there in deep contrition;

Help my unbelief.

Refrain

Trusting only in Thy merit,

Would I seek Thy face;

Heal my wounded, broken spirit,

Save me by Thy grace.

Refrain

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,

More than life to me,

Whom have I on earth beside Thee?

Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

Refrain

Seal it in my heart and mind // Betweeen the Readings

Johnny Cash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXjtTNMbEZ0

(A) As the bible is laid (E) open

And the bread of life I (A) find

In the words that you have (D) spoken

Seal it (A) in my (E) heart and (A) mind

(A) Seal it in my heart and (E) mind Lord

Seal it in my heart and (A) mind

Let me always take it (D) with me

Seal it (A) in my (E) heart and mind

I find proof of your forgiveness

And what wisdom there I find

And the strength for daily living

Seal it in my heart and mind

Seal it in my heart and mind Lord

Seal it in my heart and mind

Let me always take it with me

Seal it in my heart and mind

Words of love and inspiration

Light to guide me when I’m blind

Keep me filled in preparation

Seal it in my heart and mind

Seal it in my heart and mind Lord

Seal it in my heart and mind

Let me always take it with me

Seal it in my heart and mind

 

Farther On (Offertory Hymn)

Sara Carter

(G) When the gloom of night surrounds you

wait with (C) patience for the dawn

if you tread the Christian’s pathway (G)

light will cheer you (D) farther on (G)

(G) Farther On Farther On (D) All the shadows will be gone (G)

falter not oh weary brother joy is coming (D) farther on (G)

Farther on this toilsome journey

every trial will repay

Faint not then oh weary brother

as you travel on your way

Farther On Farther On All the shadows will be gone

Falter not oh weary brother joy is coming farther on

Farther On Farther On All the shadows will be gone

Falter not oh weary brother joy is coming farther on

 

Breaking Bread // Communion

-Johnny Cash

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

(C) Breakin bread

Breakin (Am) bread

we are (F) gathered here (G) together to break (C) bread

(C) Breakin bread

Breakin (Am) bread

we are (F) gathered here (G) together to break (C) bread

it’s not the (G) barely or the (C) wheat

it’s not the (F) oven or the (G) heat

that makes this bread this so good to (C) eat

it’s the (F) needing and the sharing that (Dm) makes the meal (G) complete (G7)

(C) Breakin bread

Breakin (Am) bread

we are (F) gathered here (G) together to break (C) bread

(C) Breakin bread

Breakin (Am) bread

we are (F) gathered here (G) together to break (C) bread

upon the water bread is cast

the last is first the first is last

for everyone who eats this bread

there are thousands maybe more that will be fed

Breakin bread

Honey in the Rock // Closing

Frederick A. Graves, 1895; arr. Carter Family

  1. Oh, my (D) brother, do you know the (G) Savior,

who is (A7) wondrous kind and (D) true?

He’s the rock of your (G) salvation,

there is (A7) honey in the rock for (D) you.

Oh, honey in the (G) rock (oh…. ),

sweet honey in the  (D) rock (sweet …),

oh, it tastes just like honey in the (A7) rock.

Oh, taste and (D) see, if the Lord is (G) good,

oh, it (D) tastes just like (A7)  honey in the (D) rock.

  1. Have you tasted that the Lord is gracious?

Do you walk in the way that’s new?

Have you drank from the living fountain?

There is honey in the rock for you.

+ CHORUS

  1. Oh, there’s honey in the rock my brother,

there is honey in the rock for you,

leave your sins fur the blood to cover,

there is honey in the rock for you.

 

 

Old Gospel Ship // Opening
The Carter Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yn10rbB3Sg

Chorus

I’m(D) gonna take a trip in that old (A) gospel (D) ship

I’m going far beyond the (A) sky

(D) I’m gonna shout and sing until (A) heaven (D) rings

when I bid this (A) world good(D)bye

Verse

(D) I have good news to bring, and that is (A)why I (D)sing

all my joys with you I’ll (A) share

I’m (D) gonna take a trip in that old(A) gospel(D) ship

and go sailing (A) through the (D) air

Chorus

Verse 2

(D) I can scarcely wait, I know I (A) won’t be (D) late

I’ll spend my time in (A) prayer

And(D) when the ship comes in, I’ll leave this (A) world of (D)sin

and go sailing (A) through the (D) air

Chorus

Verse3

(D) If you’re ashamed of me, you ought (A)not to (D) be

yes, you better have a (A) care

If(D) too much fault you find, you will sure be (A) left be(D)hind

while I’m sailing (A) through the(D) air

Chorus

~~

Crying Holy (Between The Readings)
(Claude Ely)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBbOqrJxVLQ

-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)

~~

Higher Ground (Offertory)
Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898

(D) I want to live above the world (G)

Tho’ satan’s darts (D) at me are hurled (A7)

(D) For faith has caught the joyful sound (G)

Lord plant my (D) feet on (A7) higher ground (D)

Chorus:

(D) Lord, lift me up and let me stand (A7)

By faith on heaven’s table land (D)

A higher plane than I have found (G)

Lord, plant my (D) feet on (A7) higher (D) ground.

I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Chorus

My heart has no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay

Tho’ some may dwell where these

abound

My prayer, my aim is higher ground.

Chorus

I’m pressing on the upward way,

New heights I’m gaining every day;

Still praying as I’m onward bound,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Chorus

~~

VOICE CALLING (Communion)

I (C) hear a voice callin’

it (F) must be our (C) Lord

It’s comin’ from heaven on (G7) high

I hear a voice (C) callin’

I’ll (F) gain the (C) reward

In the land where we (G) never shall (C) die

The Savior has paid a (F) great price for (C) me

He gave His life on (G7) Calvary

So I’ll follow his (C) footsteps up the (F) narrow (C) way

And be ready to meet Him when He (G7) calls on that (C) day

He died on the cross

the old rugged cross

That we would be saved from sin and not lost

So I’ll follow His footsteps up the narrow way

And we’ll pay that debt on the great judgement day

~~

The Gloryland Way (Closing)
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

 

January 3rd, 2016

December 28, 2015

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

~

See you on Sunday, dressed down and ready to sing out!

-Jonathan

December 6th, 2015

November 29, 2015

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

Get up John
G
Well get up John go down to Jordan
Get up John prepare the way
Man from Galilee is waiting
You must meet him there today

Get up John go tell my people
This will be a Holy day
Tell them of the Jew that’s waiting
That the Saviors on the way

John
Even the children
John
Go Unafraid
John
I’ll go with you
John The Baptist
This is the day

Well get up John go tell Jerusalem
Savior’s waiting on the shore
Baptize Him in the River Jordan
I’ll send a dove from Heaven’s door

John
Even the children
John
Go Unafraid
John
I’ll go with you
John The Baptist
This is the day

Well get up John your work is finished
Daylight breaks the soldiers come
You will die for me tomorrow
Welcome home your race is run

John
You’ve been chosen
John
Go Unafraid
John
I’ll go with you
John The Baptist
This is the day

Crying Holy
(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)

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (Communion)
Lyrics by Elisha A. Hoffman, music by Anthony J. Showalter

(G) What a fellowship, (C) what a joy divine,
(G) leaning on the everlasting (D) arms;
(G) what a blessedness, (C) what a peace is mine,
(G) leaning on the ever(D)lasting (G) arms.

CHORUS
(G) Leaning, (C) leaning,
(G) safe and secure from all (D) alarms;
(G) leaning, (C) leaning,
(G) leaning on the ever(D)lasting (G)arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

CHORUS

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

CHORUS

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
arr. Stanley Brothers

Oh Beautiful (D) Star of Bethle(D7)hem
Shining (G) afar through shadows (D) dim
Giving the light for those who long have (A7) gone
Guiding the (D) wise men on their (D7) way
Unto the (G) place where Jesus (D) lay
Oh Beautiful (D) Star of Bethlehem (A7) shine (D) on (G) (D)

Oh Beautiful (D) Star (beautiful beautiful star)
of (A) Bethle(D)hem      (Star of Bethlehem)
Shine upon us until the glory (A7) dawns.
Give us a (D) light to guide the (D7) way
Unto the (G) land of perfect (D) day
Oh Beautiful(D) Star of Bethlehem, (A7) shine (D) on ((G)shine (D) on

Oh Beautiful Star the hope of light
Guiding the pilgrims through the night
Over the mountains till the break of dawn
Into the light of perfect day
It will give out a lovely ray
Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem shine on (shine on)

Oh Beautiful Star the hope of rest
For the redeemed the good and blessed
Yonder in glory when the crown is won
Jesus is now the star divine
Brighter and brighter he will shine

Shouting on The Hills of Glory // Opening
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 sorow in that city
Jesus prepared a 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

God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign // Between the Readings
Carter Family

I’ve got a  (D) home in that rock
Don’t you see (don’t you see)
I’ve got a home in that rock
Don’t you (A)  see
I’ve got a (D) home in that rock
Just (G) beyond the mountaintop
Tide me (D) over, Rock of (A) Ages, cleft for (D) me

God gave Noah the rainbow sign
Don’t you see (don’t you see)
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
Don’t you see
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, but the fire next time
Tide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

Poor old Lazarus, poor as I
Don’t you see (don’t you see)
Poor old Lazarus, poor as I
Don’t you see
Poor old Lazarus, poor as I
When he died he had a home on high
Tide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

East and West the fire will roll
Hide thou me (hide thou me)
East and West the fire will roll
Hide thou me
East and West the fire will roll
How will it be with my poor soul
Tide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

When this world’s all on fire
Hide thou me (hide thou me)
When this world’s all on fire
Hide thou me
When this world’s all on fire
Let his will be my desire
Tide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

Roll Away The Stone // Offertory
traditional

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LXNBjF6v3Y

(D)There’s a burden in my soul I cannot (G) bear
Though I (D) know I’m the one who put it (A7) there
With every (D) wrong turn in my life it has (G) grown
Now I (D) ask you Lord to (A7) roll away the (D) stone

Chorus:
(D) Won’t You roll away the stone
And let the (G) light shine in on (D) me
Roll away the stone and let it (A7) be
(D) Roll away the stone
It’s so (G) dark I cannot (D) see
Roll away the (A7) stone and set me (D) free

I have heard of how they locked You in the ground
When from the cross, Joseph laid Your body down
Now just like You I cannot see the light of day
I need Your mighty strength to roll the stone away

Chorus

Lord let Your light shine in on me, it’ so dark I cannot see
Won’t You roll away the stone and set me free
Won’t You roll away the stone and set me free

Bright Morning Star Rising // Communion Hymn

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.

when the saints go marching in // closing
arr. Pete Seeger (and The Weavers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zRPQtvo0U

(D) We are all trav’ling in the (G) footsteps
Of (D) those that’ve gone (A) before
We’ll (D) all be (G) reunited
On that (D) new and (A) sunlit (D) shore

(D) When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching (A) in
Lord, how I  (D) want be in that (G)  number
When the (D) saints go (A) marching (D) in

And when the sun refuses to shine
When the sun refuses to shine
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Oh when the saints go marching in
Oh when the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
Oh when the saints go marching in

And when the trumpet sounds its call
When the trumpet sounds its call
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the trumpet sounds its call

When the saints marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

And some say that this world of trouble
Is the only one we’ll ever see
But I’m waiting for that morning
When the new world is revealed

Oh when the moon turns red with blood
Oh when the moon turns red with blood
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the moon turns red with blood

When the saints (oh when the saints) go marching in (go marching in)
When the saints go marching in (go marching in)
Lord, how I want (Lord, how I want) to be in that number (be in that number)
When the saints go marching in

Oh when the saints (oh when the saints) go marching in (go marching in)
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Lord, how I want (Lord, how I want) be in that number (to be in that number)
When the saints (when the saints) go marching in (go marching in)