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)

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

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

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

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

Would you Recognize Jesus? // Offertory
The Statler Brothers

(G) If you’ve never fed the hungry, or given (C) clothes to the (G) poor,
If you’ve never helped a stranger who came (A7) knocking on your (D) door,
If you (G) forgot to send some flowers to a (C) sick and shut-in (G) friend,
well if you ain’t helping none of these, then (D) you ain’t helping (G) Him.

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.

Would you (G)recognize (C) Jesus if you (G) met Him face to face?
or would you wonder if He’s just another (A7) one you could not (D) place?
You may not (G) find Him (C) coming in a (G) chariot of the Lord,
Jesus could be riding in a (D7) “49 (G) Ford.

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.

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

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

The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn // Communion

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

 

 

 

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

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November 5th, 2017

October 31, 2017

Turn Your Radio On // Opening
Albert E. Brumley.

Chorus:
(C) 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

 

Nothing but the Blood // Between the Readings
Robert Lowry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZowdfOApyEc

(F) What can wash away my sin?
(Dm) Nothing but the blood of (C)  Je(F) sus;
(F) What can make me whole again?
(Dm) Nothing but the blood of (C) Je(F)sus.

Refrain:
(F) Oh! precious is the flow
(C) That makes me white as snow;
(F) No other fount I know,
(Dm) Nothing but the blood of (C) Je(F)sus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

 

Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand // Offertory
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.

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

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)

 

October 1st, 2017

September 25, 2017

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 . . .

Honey in the Rock // Between the Readings
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.

CHORUS

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.

Cool Water // Offertory
Marty Robbins

All day I’ve faced a barren waste
Without the taste of water, cool water
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry
And souls that cry for water
Cool, clear, water

The nights are cool and I’m a fool
Each star’s a pool of water
Cool water
And with the dawn I’ll wake and yawn
And carry on to water
Cool, clear, water

Keep a-movin, Dan, dontcha listen to him, Dan
He’s a devil, not a man
And he spreads the burning sand with water
Dan, can ya see that big, green tree?
Where the water’s runnin’ free
And it’s waiting there for you and me?
Water
Cool, clear, water

The shadows sway and seem to say
Tonight we pray, for water
Cool water

And way up there, He’ll hear our prayer
And show us where there’s water
Cool, clear, water

Keep a-movin, Dan, dontcha listen to him, Dan
He’s a devil, not a man
And he spreads the burning sand with water
Dan, can ya see that big, green tree?
Where the water’s runnin’ free
And it’s waitin’ there for you and me?

Cool, clear, water
Cool, clear, water

Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight // Communion
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

All Things Bright and Beautiful // Closing
Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, Hymns for Lit­tle Child­ren, 1848.
Music: Martin Shaw

Refrain

(G) All things (C) bright (G) and (C) beauti(G)ful,
All (Am7) creatures (D7) great and (G) small
(G) All things (C) wise (G) and (C) wonder(G)ful:
The (Am) Lord God (D7) made them (G) all.

(G) Each little (G7) flower that (C) opens,
Each (D) little (D7) bird that (G) sings,
He (G) made their (Em) glowing (Am) col(D7)ors,
He (G) made (C) their (D7) tiny (G) wings.

Refrain

The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

Refrain

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

Refrain

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.

Refrain

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

Refrain

August 28, 2017

 

Calling You // Opening
Hank Williams, Sr.

When you’ve strayed from the fold
And there’s trouble in your soul
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
When your soul is lost in sin
And you’re at your journey’s end
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

CHORUS

Calling you, (calling you)
Calling you, (calling you)
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
He will take you by the hand
Lead you to that promised land
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

As you journey day by day
And temptation comes your way
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
If you’ll follow in His light

He will always guide you right
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

CHORUS

When your soul is burdened down
And your friends can not be found
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
If you’ll follow Him each day
He will brighten up your way
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

CHORUS


Are You Walkin and A-Talkin for the Lord
(In Between the Readings)
by Hank Williams

(C) On your journey to the grave
Would you (C7) stop and (F) try to (C) save
Are you walking and a-talking for the (G7)Lord
Would you (C) lend a helping hand
To some (C7) poor (F) sinner (C) man
Are you walking and a-(G7)talking with for (C)Lord

CHORUS
Are you (C) walking (are you walking)
(C7) Are you (F) talking (are you talking)
Are you (C) walking and a-talking for the (G7) Lord
Are you (C) traveling in his light
Every (C7) day and (F) every (C) night
Are you walking and a-(G7) talking for the (C) Lord

If you heart said testify
Would the world hear your reply
Are you walking and a-talking for the Lord
Would you stand and shout His name
Or bow your head in shame
Are you walking and a-talking with the Lord

CHORUS

When the time has come to go
Will your robe be white as snow
Are you walking and a-talking for the Lord
Will He take you by the hand
And lead you to that promised land
Are you walking and a-talking with the Lord

CHORUS

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

 

Pilgrim’s Progress // Communion
Kris Kristofferson

Chorus
(D) Am I young enough to bel(G)ieve in (A) revo(D)lution
Am I strong enough to get down (G)on my (A)knees and (D)pray
Am I high enough on the (G)chain of (A) evo(D)lution
To respect myself, and my (G)brother and my (D) sister
And perfect myself in my (G)own pec(A)uliar (D)way

I get (D)lazy, and for(G)get my obli(D)gations
I’d go crazy, if I paid (E)attention all the (A)time
And I want (D) justice, but I’ll (G) settle for some (D)mercy
On this Holy Road through the (G)Uni(A)versal (D) Mind

Repeat Chorus

I got lucky, I got everything I wanted
I got happy, there wasn’t nothing else to do
And I’d be crazy not to wonder if I’m worthy
Of the part I play in this dream that’s coming true

Repeat Chorus

The King’s Highway  (Closing Hymn)
G
We shall see the desert as the rose
D
Walking in the kings highway
G
There’ll be singing where salvation goes
D               G
Walking in the kings highway

There’s a highway there and away
Where sorrow shall flee away
And the light shines bright as the day
Walking in the kings highway

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

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

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

August 6th, 2017

July 27, 2017

I Saw the Light // Opening
Music and Lyrics by Hank Williams

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

CHORUS
(E) I saw the Light, I saw the Light,
(A) No more darkness, no more night. (E)
(E) Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight,
(E) Praise the Lord, (B) I saw the (E) 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

 

I’m Going to Make Heaven My Home // In Between the Readings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KkvX1Ovzqw

(G) For many long years (C) through this world i have roamed (G)
Not thinking of the day last to come (D)
(G) But now i have changed and i (C) want the world to know (G)
That i’m going to make (D) heaven my home (G)

CHORUS:
(C) I’m going to make heaven my (G) homesweet home
(C) I’m left in this world all alone (D)
(G) No mother or dad i’ve (C) lost all i had (G)
And i’m going to make (D) heaven my home (G)

The nights seem so lonely around the cabin home
No mother left to guide us along
But on that golden strand i’ll take her by the hand
For i’m going to make heaven my home

CHORUS

There’s things in this old world that’s so hard to understand
Why you have to lose the one you love so
But it’s wonderful to know when you leave this world below
That your going to make heaven my home

CHORUS

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

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

CHORUS

In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

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

 

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

Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room // Between the Readings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjRFhQmfWo8

[C]Twelve hundred miles its length and breadth
the [G]four square city [C]stands
It’s gem set walls of jasper shine
Not [G]made with human [C]hands
One [F]hundred miles its [C]gates are wide
[F]Abundant entrance [C]there
With [F]fifty miles of [C]elbow room
On either (G) side to [C]spare

Chorus:
When the (C) gates swing wide on the other side
Just (F) beyond the sunset (C) sea
There’ll be room to spare as we enter there
Room for you  and room for (G)  me
For the (C) gates are wide on the other side
Where the (F) flowers ever (C) bloom
On the (F) right hand on the (C) left hand
Fifty miles of (G) elbow (C) room

Sometimes I’m cramped and crowded here
And long for elbow room
I want to reach for altitude
Where fair flowers bloom
It wont be long til I shall pass
Into that city fair
With fifty miles of elbow room
On either side to spare

Chorus
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me

 

July 2nd

June 26, 2017

 VOICE CALLING // Opening

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

Farther Along // In Between the Readings
arr. Johnny Cash

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

Chorus:

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

Verses:

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

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

Chorus

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

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

Chorus

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

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

Chorus

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.


The Story of Isaac
// Offertory
The door it opened slowly,
my father he came in,
I was nine years old.
And he stood so tall above me,
his blue eyes they were shining
and his voice was very cold.
He said, ‘I’ve had a vision
and you know I’m strong and holy,
I must do what I’ve been told.’

So he started up the mountain,
I was running, he was walking,
and his axe was made of gold.
Well, the trees they got much smaller,
the lake a lady’s mirror,
we stopped to drink some wine.
Then he threw the bottle over.
Broke a minute later
and he put his hand on mine.
Thought I saw an eagle
but it might have been a vulture,
I never could decide.
Then my father built an altar,
he looked once behind his shoulder,
he knew I would not hide.

You who build these altars now
to sacrifice these children,
you must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision
and you never have been tempted
by a demon or a god.
You who stand above them now,
your hatchets blunt and bloody,
you were not there before,
when I lay upon a mountain
and my father’s hand was trembling
with the beauty of the word.

And if you call me brother now,
forgive me if I inquire,
‘Just according to whose plan?’
When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must,
I will help you if I can.
When it all comes down to dust
I will help you if I must,
I will kill you if I can.
And mercy on our uniform,
man of peace or man of war,
the peacock spreads his fan.

The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn // Communion

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

 

Keep on the Sunny Side of Life // Closing
Ada Blenkhorn, J. Howard Entwisle // arr. A.P. Carter

Well there’s a dark (E) and a troubled (A) side of life (E).
There’s a bright and a sunny side too.(B)
But if you meet with the darkness and strife, (E)
The (B) sunny side we also may view (E).

(E)Keep on the sunny side, always (A)  on the sunny side (E),
Keep on the sunny side of life (B).
(E) It will help us every day, it will brighten (A) all the way (E),
If we keep (E) on (A) the sunny (E) side (B) of life (E).

Oh, the storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear.
Clouds and storms will in time pass away.
The sun again will shine bright and clear.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life.

Let us greet with a song of hope each day.
Though the moments be cloudy or fair.
Let us trust in our Savior always,
To keep us, every one, in His care.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life.
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life

 

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!

Would you Recognize Jesus? // Between the Readings
The Statler Brothers

(G) If you’ve never fed the hungry, or given (C) clothes to the (G) poor,
If you’ve never helped a stranger who came (A7) knocking on your (D) door,
If you (G) forgot to send some flowers to a (C) sick and shut-in (G) friend,
well if you ain’t helping none of these, then (D) you ain’t helping (G) Him.

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.

Would you (G)recognize (C) Jesus if you (G) met Him face to face?
or would you wonder if He’s just another (A7) one you could not (D) place?
You may not (G) find Him (C) coming in a (G) chariot of the Lord,
Jesus could be riding in a (D7) “49 (G) Ford.

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.

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

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

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

In the Garden // Communion
(E) I come to the garden alone (E7)
while the dew(A) is still on the roses (E)
and the voice (B7) i hear, falling (E) on my ear (C#m)
the son (F#7) of god discloses (B)

(E)and he walks with me
(B7) and he talks with me
and he tells me that i am his own (E)
and the joy we share (E7) as we tarry(A) there
(E)none other has(B) ever known (E)

he speaks and the sound of his voice
is so sweet the birds hush their singing
and the melody that he gave to me
within my heart is ringing

and he walks with me
and he talks with me
and he tells me that i am his own
and the joy we share as we tarry there
none other has ever known

i’d stay in the garden with him
tho the night around me be falling
but he bids me go through the voice of woe
his voice to me is calling

and he walks with me
and he talks with me
and he tells me that i am his own
and the joy we share as we tarry there
none other has ever known

Just a Closer Walk with Thee (In Between the Readings)

Chorus:
(A) Just a closer walk with (E7) Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my (A) plea,
(A7) Daily walking close to (D) Thee,
Let it be (E7), dear Lord, let it (A) 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

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

Just One Way to the Gate // Between the Readings
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

The Old Cross Roads // Offertory
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

Green Pastures // Communion
Ralph Stanley

(A) Troubles and (D) tri (A) als (D) often (G) betray those,
On in the (D) weary body to (A) stray.
But we shall (D) walk (A) be (D) side the still (G) waters,
With the Good (D) Shepherd (A) leading the (D) way.

CHORUS
Going up home to live in green pastures,
Where we shall live and die never more.
Even The Lord will be in that number,
When we shall reach that heavenly shore.

Those who have strayed were sought by the Master;
He who once gave His life for the sheep.
Out on the mountain, still He is searching:
Bringing them in forever to keep.

CHORUS

We will not heed the voice of the stranger,
For he would lead us on to despair.
Following on with Jesus, our saviour,
We shall all reach that country so fair.

CHORUS

Voice from on High // Closing
arr. Bill Monroe

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

 

 

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I Saw the Light (Opening)
Music and Lyrics by Hank Williams

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

CHORUS
(E) I saw the Light, I saw the Light,
(A) No more darkness, no more night. (E)
(E) Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight,
(E) Praise the Lord, (B) I saw the (E) 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


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Dry Bones (In Between the Readings)
James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938).

(D) Ezekiel disconnected them dry bones,
(A7) Ezekiel disconnected them dry (D) bones,
Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones,
Now hear the (A7) word of the (D) Lord.

Head bone (dis)connected from the neck bone
Neck bone connected from the shoulder bone
Shoulder bone connected from the back bone
Now hear the word of the Lord

Back bone connected to the hip bone
Hip bone connected to the thigh bone
Thigh bone connected to the knee bone
Now hear the word of the Lord

Chorus:

Them bones, them bones gonna rise again.
Them bones, them bones gonna rise again.
Them bones, them bones gonna rise again.
Now hear the word of the Lord.

Knee bone connected from the shin bone
Shin bone connected from the ankle bone
Ankle bone connected from the heel bone
Now hear the word of the Lord.

Heel bone connected from the foot bone
Foot bone connected from the toe bone
The toe bone connected from the …
Now hear the word of the Lord.

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones.
Them bones, them bones, them dry bones.
Them bones, them bones, them dry bones.
Now hear the word of the Lord.

Ezekiel disconnected them dry bones,
Ezekiel disconnected them dry bones,
Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones,
Now hear the word of the Lord.

Roll Away the Stone (Offertory)
traditional

(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

Live Forever (Communion)
Billy Joe Shaver
I’m gonna live forever
I’m gonna cross that river
I’m gonna catch tomorrow now
You’re gonna wanna hold me
Just like I always told you
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

Nobody here will ever find me
But I always be around
Just like the songs I leave behind me
I’m gonna live forever now

You fathers and you mothers
Be good to one another
Please try to raise your children right
Don’t let the darkness take ’em
Don’t make ’em feel forsaken
Just lead them safely to the light

When this old world has blown us under
And all the stars from fall this sky
Remember someone really loves you
We’ll live forever you and I

I’m gonna live forever
I’m gonna cross that river
I’m gonna catch tomorrow now
I’m gonna live forever
I’m gonna cross that river
I’m gonna catch tomorrow now


When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Closing Hymn)
James M. BlackWhen 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

~

Hope to see you on Sunday, dressed down and ready to sing out!
-Jonathan

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Get in Line Brothers
Flatt and Scruggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pray Every Day
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


Remember the Cross
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

(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

(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.
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.
Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river.

 

Calling You
Hank Williams, Sr.

When you’ve strayed from the fold
And there’s trouble in your soul
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
When your soul is lost in sin
And you’re at your journey’s end
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

CHORUS

Calling you, (calling you)
Calling you, (calling you)
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
He will take you by the hand
Lead you to that promised land
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

As you journey day by day
And temptation comes your way
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
If you’ll follow in His light

He will always guide you right
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

CHORUS

When your soul is burdened down
And your friends can not be found
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?
If you’ll follow Him each day
He will brighten up your way
Can’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you?

CHORUS