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

scruggs-3

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

February 5th, 2017

January 30, 2017

Your Light From the Lighthouse // Opening

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

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

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

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

By The Side of The Road // Between Songs)
Mac Wiseman

(E A B) or capo 2 (D G A)
Verse
(E) Now people who would rather live in splendor
(A) Brag about their silver and their gold
(E) People who would trade God’s promise
For its (B) treasure to hold

(E) Now people who would rather live in mansions
(A) People who would rather live abroad
(E) But I’d rather have a little log cabin
By the (B) side of the (E) road

Chorus
(E) I’d rather live by the side of the (E7) road
And try to point (A) souls to the heavenly (E) cross
Than to be a king or millionaire
And live in  mansions and (B) bright (E) array

(E) I’d rather do my neighborly (E7) deed
Or help some (A) traveler or a friend in (E) need
I’d rather live by the side of the road
And help some pilgrim (B) along life’s (E) way

Verse
I’d rather have a cabin by the roadside
Where the pilgrim along life’s way
Help to point souls to Jesus to that city on high
Every day I want to help scatter roses
Every night I want my light to shine abroad
With a welcome from my little bay wind
By the side of the road

Chorus
(E) I’d rather live by the side of the (E7) road
And try to point (A) souls to the heavenly (E) cross
Than to be a king or millionaire
And live in  mansions and (B) bright (E) array

(E) I’d rather do my neighborly (E7) deed
Or help some (A) traveler or a friend in (E) need
I’d rather live by the side of the road
And help some pilgrim (B) along life’s (E) way

Wayfaring Stranger // Offertory
arr. Emmy Lou Harris / Ricky Scaggs
I am a (Am) poor wayfaring stranger,
While traveling (Dm) through this world of woe. (Am)
Yet there’s no sickness, toil nor danger
In that bright (Dm) world to which I go.
(Am)
I’m going there (F) to see my Father (C);
I’m going there (F) no more to roam. (E)

CHORUS:
I’m only (Am) going over Jordan,
I’m only (Dm) going over (Am) home.

I know dark clouds will gather round me;
I know my way is rough and steep.
But golden fields lie out before me
Where God’s redeemed shall ever sleep.
I’m going there to see my mother,
She said she’d meet me when I come.

CHORUS

I’ll soon be free from every trial,
My body sleep in the churchyard;
I’ll drop the cross of self denial
And enter on my great reward.
I’m going there to see my Savior,
To sing His praise forevermore.

CHORUS

Breaking Bread // Communion
-Johnny Cash

(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

(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

 
This Little Light of Mine
 // Closing
Harry Dixon Loe, adapted by J. Vassar

This (G)little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
(C)This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine (G)
(G)This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
Every day, every day (D), every day,(C) every day(G)
Gonna let my little (D) light shine (G)

On Monday he gave me the gift of love
I’m gonna let it shine
On Tuesday peace came from above
I’m gonna let it shine
oh this little light of mine
i’m gonna let it shine
Every day every day every day every day
Gonna let my little light shine

On Wednesday told me to have more faith
I’m gonna let it shine,
On Thursday gave me a little grace
I’m gonna let it shine
oh this little light of mine
i’m gonna let it shine
Every day every day every day every day
Gonna let my little light shine

Friday told me to watch and pray
I’m gonna let it shine
On Saturday told me just what to say
I’m gonna let it shine
On Sunday gave me the power divine
i’m gonna let it shine
the power
to let my little light shine

This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine/I’m gonna let it shine
Every day every day every day every day
Gonna let my little light shine

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

December 4th, 2016

November 28, 2016

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

Get up John (Inbetween the Readings)
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

Peace in the Valley (Offertory)
Thomas A. Dorsey

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

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

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

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

Troublesome Waters (Communion)
Carter Family

Troublesome (D) waters much (G) blacker than (D) night
Are hiding from (Bm) view the (A)  harbor’s bright (D) light.
Tossed on the (D) turmoil of (G) life’s troubled (D) sea
I cried to my (Bm) Saviour, (A) “Have mercy on (D) me.”

Chorus:
Then (G)  gently I’m feeling the touch of His (D) hand
Guiding my (Bm)  boat in safely to (A) land
Leading the (D) way to (G) heaven’s bright (D) shore
Where troublesome (Bm) waters I’m (A) fearing no (D) more.

Troublesome waters around me do roll.
They’re rocking my boat and wrecking my soul.
Loved ones are drifting and living in sin:
The treacherous whirlpools are pulling them in

Then gently I’m feeling the touch of his hand,
Guiding my boat in safely to land.
Leading the way to heaven’s bright shore,
Where troublesome waters I’m fearing no more.

When troublesome waters are rolling so high,
I lift up my voice and to heaven, I cry:
“Lord, I am trusting. Give guidance to me,
“And steady my boat on life’s troubled sea.”

Then gently I’m feeling the touch of his hand,
Guiding my boat in safely to land.
Leading the way to heaven’s bright shore,
Where troublesome waters I’m fearing no more.

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

November 6th, 2016

October 31, 2016

 

Wildwood in the Pines // opening

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

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

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

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

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

The Wonderful City // 
in between the reading
Jimmie Rodgers

(E) I’m waiting watching and longing
(A) That beautiful sight to (E) behold
When (A) I shall awake some bright (E) morning
(B) In that city with streets of pure gold

My savior has gone to prepare it
For all who accept his grace
And that’s why I know I’ll be welcome
To a home in that wonderful place

CHORUS
When I (E) reach my home in that city
Shall I (A) find you waiting up (E) there
With the (A) saints who have gone on (E) before us
To that (B) beautiful home so fair

My (E) whole heart is set upon heaven
Where (A) my savior’s face I shall (E) see
And (A) live in the light of his (E) glory
(B) Throughout all etern(E)ity

Yodel

He bids us to work in His vineyard
To toil for Him early and late
What a glorious reward for our labor
To enter that beautiful gate

CHORUS

Live Forever // offertory
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

Seal it in my heart and mind // communion
Johnny Cash

(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

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

(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 sun refuses to shine

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)