SPIRITUAL SONGS

 

(COUNTRY MUSIC LYRICS, VOLUME 3)

 

10 APRIL 2003

 

Reformatted 3 May 2004; Corrected 23 May 201;

Minor edit 12 April 2012

 

ALL IN KEY OF A, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

 

© 2004-12 Joseph George Caldwell.  All rights reserved.  Posted at Internet web site http://www.foundationwebsite.org .  May be copied or reposted for non-commercial use, with attribution.

 

 

 


FOREWORD

 

This is a third volume of lyrics to popular songs, to assist learning to play the guitar by ear, as described in the article, How to Play the Guitar by Ear (for Mathematicians and Physicists), posted at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and http://www.foundationwebsite.org .  As discussed in the foreword to Volume 1, the purpose of assembling these lyrics is to provide the student with a large number of songs from which he may choose ones for which he knows the melody and enjoys singing.  Since everyone’s taste is different, and the student may not be familiar with the songs that I know (many from decades ago), it is the intention to provide a large number of popular songs from which the student may choose.  I believe that learning the guitar is facilitated by practicing a number of different songs in a practice session, and playing each one only a couple of times, perhaps in a couple of different keys.  In order to do this, it is important to have a large collection of lyrics available.  This volume consists of spiritual songs – mostly classic gospel hymns.

 

As in Volume I, I have deliberately omitted noting the chords to be played on each song, if it is my opinion that the beginning student should be able to figure them out easily – e.g., chords are omitted for most two-chord or three-chord songs.  The purpose of this omission is to provide the student with the opportunity of learning to determine which chord to use at each point of the song, quickly and automatically.  For more difficult songs, I indicate some of the chords, and for some songs, I provide chords for the entire song.  Where I indicate only a few chords, it is important to remember, as noted on the cover, that it is assumed that all songs are sung in the key of A, unless otherwise indicated.  (There are a few songs for which the chords are relatively easy, but I have indicated them nevertheless.  These are songs that I was to sing in public for some occasion, and I did not wish to make a mistake.)

 

In some cases, I have found songs already chorded, but in a fashion that is not convenient for the guitar (e.g., in the key of Bflat, or with many exotic chords).  In most cases, I have removed the chords or re-chorded them.  In some cases, however, I have left the songs in “strange” keys or chordings, to be modified as an exercise by the student.

 

Many of the songs of this volume are copyrighted by others.  In their original or available forms, however, they are not helpful for the beginning student of guitar (e.g., they are arranged for piano, or are written in a key that is not natural for the guitar, or are fully annotated with chords, or are in small print).  To facilitate reading by the student as he plays the guitar, they are presented here in a large, easy-to-read font and with a strong attempt to keep the song to a single page in length.  To facilitate his progress in learning to play by ear, the chords have been removed in all simple cases.  It is for these reasons that I have, in cognizance of and in the spirit of the “fair use” doctrine of copyright law, reformatted these songs and presented them in the present volume.

 

Good luck!

 

Joseph George Caldwell

Lusaka, Zambia

April 10, 2003

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

AMAZING GRACE.. 1

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD.. 2

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.. 3

BLESSED ASSURANCE.. 5

CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD.. 6

DO LORD.. 7

DOMINIQUE.. 8

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES.. 9

DROP KICK ME, JESUS.. 10

DRY BONES.. 11

ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE.. 12

ALOFT IN SOLITUDES OF SPACE, 13

FAIREST LORD JESUS.. 14

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH.. 16

GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION.. 17

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS.. 18

HE.. 19

HE LEADETH ME.. 20

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY.. 21

HOW GREAT THOU ART. 22

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN.. 23

I AM A POOR WAYFARING STRANGER.. 24

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY.. 25

IN THE GARDEN.. 26

I SAW THE LIGHT. 27

IT IS NO SECRET. 28

JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING.. 29

JESUS LOVES ME.. 30

JOSHUA (FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO) 31

JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE.. 32

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE.. 33

JUST AS I AM.. 34

LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD.. 35

MASTER'S CALL. 36

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU.. 38

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU.. 39

NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE.. 40

ONCE TO EVERY MAN AND NATION.. 41

ONE DAY AT A TIME.. 42

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE.. 43

ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS.. 44

PEACE IN THE VALLY.. 45

RIVERS OF BABYLON.. 46

ROCK OF AGES.. 47

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?. 49

SWEET BY AND BY.. 50

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER.. 51

TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY.. 52

THE CHURCH'S ONE FOUNDATION.. 53

THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD.. 54

THE LORD'S PRAYER.. 55

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.. 56

THE UNCLOUDED DAY.. 57

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD.. 58

TURN YOUR RADIO ON.. 60

WE GATHER TOGETHER.. 61

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS.. 62

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER.. 63

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN.. 64

WHISPERING HOPE.. 65

WHISPERING HOPE.. 66

WHY ME?. 67

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 68

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 69

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 70

WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING.. 71

 

 

 


AMAZING GRACE

WORDS BY JOHN NEWTON (LAST VERSE BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR)

MUSIC BY JAMES P CARRELL AND DAVID S CLAYTON, A

 

(A) AMAZING GRACE! HOW (D) SWEET THE (A) SOUND

THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE (E) ME!

I (A) ONCE WAS LOST, BUT (D) NOW AM (A) FOUND;

WAS BLIND, BUT (E) NOW I (A) SEE.

 

’TWAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART TO FEAR,

AND GRACE MY FEARS RELIEVED;

HOW PRECIOUS DID THAT GRACE APPEAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED.

 

THROUGH MANY DANGERS, TOILS AND SNARES,

I HAVE ALREADY COME;

’TIS GRACE HATH BROUGHT ME SAFE THUS FAR,

AND GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME.

 

THE LORD HAS PROMISED GOOD TO ME,

HIS WORD MY HOPE SECURES;

HE WILL MY SHIELD AND PORTION BE,

AS LONG AS LIFE ENDURES.

 

YEA, WHEN THIS FLESH AND HEART SHALL FAIL,

AND MORTAL LIFE SHALL CEASE,

I SHALL POSSESS, WITHIN THE VEIL,

A LIFE OF JOY AND PEACE.

 

THE EARTH SHALL SOON DISSOLVE LIKE SNOW,

THE SUN FORBEAR TO SHINE;

BUT GOD, WHO CALLED ME HERE BELOW,

SHALL BE FOREVER MINE.

 

WHEN WE’VE BEEN HERE TEN THOUSAND YEARS,

BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN,

WE’VE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD’S PRAISE

THAN WHEN WE’D FIRST BEGUN.

 


A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

WORDS BY MARTIN LUTHER, TRANSLATED BY FREDERICK H HEDGE,

MUSIC BY MARTIN LUTHER

 

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD, A BULWARK NEVER FAILING

OUR HELPER HE, AMID THE FLOOD OF MORTAL ILLS PREVAILING

FOR STILL OUR ANCIENT FOE, DOTH SEEK TO WORK US WOE

HIS CRAFT AND POWER ARE GREAT

AND, ARMED WITH CRUEL HATE

ON EARTH IS NOT HIS EQUAL

 

DID WE IN OUR OWN STRENGTH CONFIDE, OUR STRIVING WOULD BE LOSING

WERE NOT THE RIGHT MAN ON OUR SIDE, THE MAN OF GOD'S OWN CHOOSING

DOST ASK WHO THAT MAY BE? CHRIST JESUS, IT IS HE

LORD SABAOTH IS HIS NAME

FROM AGE TO AGE THE SAME

AND HE MUST WIN THE BATTLE

 

AND THOUGH THIS WORLD, WITH DEVILS FILLED, SHOULD THREATEN TO UNDO US

WE WILL NOT FEAR, FOR GOD HATH WILLED, HIS TRUTH TO TRIUMPH THROUGH US

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS GRIM, WE TREMBLE NOT FOR HIM

HIS RAGE WE CAN ENDURE

FOR LO! HIS DOOM IS SURE

ONE LITTLE WORD SHALL FELL HIM

 

THAT WORD ABOVE ALL EARTHLY POWERS -- NO THANKS TO THEM -- ABIDETH

THE SPIRIT AND THE GIFTS ARE OURS, THROUGH HIM WHO WITH US SIDETH

LET GOODS AND KINDRED GO, THIS MORTAL LIFE ALSO

THE BODY THEY MAY KILL

GOD'S TRUTH ABIDETH STILL

HIS KINGDOM IS FOREVER


BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

WORDS BY JULIA WARD HOWE, MUSIC BY WILLIAM STEFFE (TUNE OF JOHN BROWN'S BODY), E

 

(E) MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD

HE IS (A) TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE (E) GRAPES OF WRATH ARE (B7) STORED

HE HAS (E) LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

(CHORUS) GLORY, GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

(A) GLORY, GLORY! HALLE(E)LUJAH!

GLORY, GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

I HAVE SEEN HIM IN THE WATCH-FIRES OF A HUNDRED CIRCLING CAMPS

THEY HAVE BUILDED HIM AN ALTAR IN THE EVENING DEWS AND DAMPS

I CAN READ HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY THE DIM AND FLAMING LAMPS

HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON

 

I HAVE READ A FIERY GOSPEL, WRIT IN BURNISHED ROWS OF STEEL

"AS YE DEAL WITH MY CONTEMNERS, SO WITH YOU MY GRACE SHALL DEAL

LET THE HERO, BORN OF WOMAN, CRUSH THE SERPENT WITH HIS HEEL

SINCE GOD IS MARCHING ON"

 

HE HAS SOUNDED FORTH THE TRUMPET THAT SHALL NEVER CALL RETREAT

HE IS SIFTING OUT THE HEARTS OF MEN BEFORE HIS JUDGMENT SEAT

O, BE SWIFT, MY SOUL, TO ANSWER HIM! BE JUBILANT MY FEET

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES CHRIST WAS BORN ACROSS THE SEA

WITH A GLORY IN HIS BOSOM THAT TRANSFIGURES YOU AND ME

AS HE DIED TO MAKE MEN HOLY, LET US LIVE TO MAKE MEN FREE

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

 

HE IS COMING LIKE THE GLORY OF THE MORNING ON THE WAVE

HE IS WISDOM TO THE MIGHTY, HE HIS HONOR TO THE BRAVE

SO THE WORLD SHALL BE HIS FOOTSTOOL, AND THE SOUL OF WRONG HIS SLAVE

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON!


BLESSED ASSURANCE

LYRICS BY FANNY J CROSBY, MUSIC BY PHOEBE PALMER KNAPP, G

 

BLESSED AS(G)SURANCE, (C) JESUS IS (G) MINE!

OH, WHAT A FORE(D)TASTE OF (A7) GLORY DI(D)VINE!

HEIR OF SAL(G)VATION, (C) PURCHASE OF (G) GOD

(G7) BORN OF HIS (C) SPIRIT, (D) WASHED IN HIS (G) BLOOD

 

(CHORUS) (D7) THIS IS MY (G) STORY, (C) THIS IS MY (G) SONG

PRAISING MY (A) SAV(D)IOR (A7) ALL THE DAY (D) LONG

(D7) THIS IS MY (G) STORY, (C) THIS IS MY (G) SONG

(G7) PRAISING MY (C) SAVIOR (D) ALL THE DAY (G) LONG

 

PERFECT SUBMISSION, (C) PERFECT DE(G)LIGHT

VISIONS OF (D) RAPTURE NOW (A7) BURST ON MY (D) SIGHT

ANGELS DE(G)SCENDING (C) BRING FROM A(G)BOVE

(G7) ECHOES OF (C) MERCY, (D) WHISPERS OF (G) LOVE (CHORUS)

 

PERFECT SUBMISSION, (C) ALL IS AT (G) REST

I IN MY (D) SAVIOR AM (A7) HAPPY AND (D) BLEST

WATCHING AND (G) WAITING, (C) LOOKING A(G)BOVE

(G7) FILLED WITH HIS (C) GOODNESS, (D) LOST IN HIS (G) LOVE (CHORUS)


CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD

WORDS AND MUSIC BY DR WILLIAM S PITTS, C

 

THERE'S A (C) CHURCH IN THE VALLEY BY THE WILD(G7)WOOD

NO LOVELIER SPOT IN THE (C) DALE

NO (F) PLACE IS SO DEAR TO MY (C) CHILDHOOD

AS THE (G7) LITTLE BROWN CHURCH IN THE (C) VALE

 

(CHORUS) OH, COME, COME, COME, COME

COME TO THE CHURCH IN THE WILD(G7)WOOD

OH, COME TO THE CHURCH IN THE (C) VALE

NO (F) SPOT IS SO DEAR TO MY (C) CHILDHOOD

AS THE (G7) LITTLE BROWN CHURCH IN THE (C) VALE

 

OH, COME TO THE CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD

TO THE TREES WHERE THE WILD FLOWERS BLOOM

WHERE THE PARTING HYMN WILL BE CHANTED

WE WILL WEEP BY THE SIDE OF THE TOMB (CHORUS)

 

FROM THE CHURCH IN THE VALLEY BY THE WILDWOOD

WHEN DAY FADES AWAY INTO NIGHT

I WOULD FAIN FROM THIS SPOT OF MY CHILDHOOD

WING MY WAY TO THE MANSIONS OF LIGHT (CHORUS)


DO LORD

TRADITIONAL

 

(C) I'VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND THAT OUTSHINES THE SUN

(F) I'VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND THAT OUTSHINES THE (C) SUN

I'VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND THAT (E) OUTSHINES THE (Am) SUN

(C) WAY BE(G7)YOND THE (C) BLUE

 

(CHORUS) DO LORD, O DO LORD, O DO REMEMBER ME

(F) DO LORD, O DO LORD, O DO REMEMBER (C) ME

DO LORD, O DO LORD, O (E) DO REMEMBER (Am) ME

(C) WAY BE(G7)YOND THE (C) BLUE

 

(C) I TOOK JESUS AS MY SAVIOR, YOU TAKE HIM TOO

(F) I TOOK JESUS AS MY SAVIOR, YOU TAKE HIM (C) TOO

I TOOK JESUS AS MY SAVIOR, (E) YOU TAKE HIM (Am) TOO

(C) WHILE HE'S (G7) CALLING (C) YOU (CHORUS)


DOMINIQUE

SOEUR SOURIRE (“THE SINGING NUN”)

ENGLISH LYRICS AND ARRANGEMENT BY NOEL REGNEY

FROM THE SINGING NUN, G

 

(CHORUS) DOMI(G)NIQUE, NIQUE, NIQUE, O’ER THE (C) LAND HE PLODS ALONG

AND (G) SINGS A LITTLE (D7) SONG

NEVER (G) ASKING FOR REWARD, HE JUST (C) TALKS ABOUT THE LORD

HE JUST (G) TALKS A(D)BOUT THE (G) LORD

 

AT A (C) TIME WHEN JOHNNY (G) LACKLAND OVER (D7) ENGLAND WAS THE (G) KING

DOMI(A7)NIQUE WAS IN THE BACKLAND FIGHTING SIN LIKE ANY(D)THING (CHORUS)


DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES

WORDS BY BEN JONSON, MUSIC BASED ON AN ENGLISH FOLKSONG

 

(D) DRINK TO ME (A7) ONLY(D) WITH THINE (Em)EYES

AND (D) I WILL (A7) PLEDGE WITH (D) MINE

OR LEAVE A (A7) KISS WITH(D)IN THE (Em) CUP

AND (D) I'LL NOT (A7) ASK FOR (D) WINE

THE THIRST THAT (A7) FROM THE (D) SOUL DOTH (A7) RISE

DOTH (G) ASK A (D) DRINK DI(A7)VINE

(D) BUT MIGHT I (A7) OF JOVE'S (D) NECTAR (Em) SIP

(D) I WOULD (A7) NOT ASK FOR (D) WINE

 

I SENT THEE LATE A ROSY WREATH

NOT SO MUCH HON'RING THEE

AS GIVING IT A HOPE THAT THERE

IT COULD NOT WITHERED BE

BUT THOU THEREON DIDST ONLY BREATHE

AND SENT IT BACK TO ME

SINCE WHEN IT GROWS AND SMELLS, I SWEAR

NOT OF ITSELF, BUT THEE


DROP KICK ME, JESUS

BOBBY BARE, G

PAUL CRAFT

 

(CHORUS) (G) DROP KICK ME, JESUS, THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF (D) LIFE

END OVER END, NEITHER LEFT NOR THE (G) RIGHT

STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THOSE RIGHTEOUS UP(C)RIGHTS

DROP KICK ME, (G) JESUS, THROUGH THE (D) GOALPOSTS OF (G) LIFE

 

MAKE ME, OH, MAKE ME, LORD, (D) MORE THAN I AM

MAKE ME A PIECE IN YOUR MASTER GAME (G) PLAN

FREE FROM THE EARTHLY TEMPESTION BE(C)LOW

I’VE GOT THE (G) WILL, LORD, IF (D) YOU’VE GOT THE (G) TOE (CHORUS)

 

BRING ON THE BROTHERS WHO’VE GONE ON BEFORE

AND ALL OF THE SISTERS WHO’VE KNOCKED AT YOUR DOOR

AND ALL THE DEPARTED DEAR LOVED ONES OF MINE

AND STICK ‘EM UP FRONT IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE (CHORUS)

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS)(FADE)


DRY BONES

JIMMIE (JAMES FREDERICK) RODGERS

ARRANGED AND ADAPTED BY H GELLER

 

WELL NOW EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

WELL NOW EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

NOW THE TOE BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE HEEL BONE,

THE HEEL BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE FOOT BONE,

…ANKLE, LEG, KNEE, THIGH, HIP, BACK, SHOULDER, NECK…

THE NECK BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE HEAD BONE

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

OH, WELL, THEM BONES GONNA WALK AROUND

OH, YES, THEM BONES GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

NOW THE HEAD BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE NECK BONE,

THE NECK BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE SHOULDER BONE,

…BACK, HIP, THIGH, KNEE, LEG, ANKLE, FOOT, HEEL,…

THE HEEL BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE TOE BONE

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

(REPEAT MIDDLE TWO VERSES)


ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE

WORDS BY WILLIAM WHITING, MUSIC BY JOHN B DYKES

 

ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE,

WHOSE ARM HATH BOUND THE RESTLESS WAVE,

WHO BIDDEST THE MIGHTY OCEAN DEEP

ITS OWN APPOINTED LIMITS KEEP;

OH, HEAR US WHEN WE CRY TO THEE,

FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA!

 

O CHRIST! WHOSE VOICE THE WATERS HEARD

AND HUSHED THEIR RAGING AT THY WORD,

WHO WALKED ON THE FOAMING DEEP,

AND CALM AMIDST ITS RAGE DIDST SLEEP;

OH, HEAR US WHEN WE CRY TO THEE,

FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA!

 

MOST HOLY SPIRIT! WHO DIDST BROOD

UPON THE CHAOS DARK AND RUDE,

AND BID ITS ANGRY TUMULT CEASE,

AND GIVE, FOR WILD CONFUSION, PEACE;

OH, HEAR US WHEN WE CRY TO THEE,

FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA!

 

O TRINITY OF LOVE AND POWER!

OUR FAMILY SHIELD IN DANGER’S HOUR;

FROM ROCK AND TEMPEST, FIRE AND FOE,

PROTECT US WHERESOEVER WE GO;

THUS EVERMORE SHALL RISE TO THEE

GLAD HYMNS OF PRAISE FROM LAND AND SEA.

 

ALTERNATE VERSES:

 

LORD, GUARD AND GUIDE THE MEN WHO FLY

THOUGH THE GREAT SPACES IN THE SKY.

BE WITH THEM ALWAYS IN THE AIR,

IN DARKENING STORMS OR SUNLIGHT FAIR;

OH, HEAR US WHEN WE LIFT OUR PRAYER,

FOR THOSE IN PERIL IN THE AIR!

 

ALOFT IN SOLITUDES OF SPACE,

UPHOLD THEM WITH THY SAVING GRACE.

THOU WHO SUPPORTS WITH TENDER MIGHT

THE BALANCED BIRDS IN ALL THEIR FLIGHT.

LORD, IF THE TEMPERED WINDS BE NEAR,

THAT, HAVING THEE, THEY KNOW NO FEAR.

MARY C. D. HAMILTON (1915)

 

ETERNAL FATHER, LORD OF HOSTS,

WATCH OVER THE MEN WHO GUARD OUR COASTS.

PROTECT THEM FROM THE RAGING SEAS

AND GIVE THEM LIGHT AND LIFE AND PEACE.

GRANT THEM FROM THY GREAT THRONE ABOVE

THE SHIELD AND SHELTER OF THY LOVE.

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

 

GOD, WHO DOST STILL THE RESTLESS FOAM,

PROTECT THE ONES WE LOVE AT HOME.

PROVIDE THAT THEY SHOULD ALWAYS BE

BY THINE OWN GRACE BOTH SAFE AND FREE.

O FATHER, HEAR US WHEN WE PRAY

FOR THOSE WE LOVE SO FAR AWAY.

HUGH TAYLOR (DATE UNKNOWN)

 

O FATHER, KING OF EARTH AND SEA,

WE DEDICATE THIS SHIP TO THEE.

IN FAITH WE SEND HER ON HER WAY;

IN FAITH TO THEE WE HUMBLY PRAY:

O HEAR FROM HEAVEN OUR SAILOR’S CRY

AND WATCH AND GUARD HER FROM ON HIGH!

AUTHOR/DATE UNKNOWN

 

AND WHEN AT LENGTH HER COURSE IS RUN,

HER WORK FOR HOME AND COUNTRY DONE,

OF ALL THE SOULS THAT IN HER SAILED

LET NOT ONE LIFE IN THEE HAVE FAILED;

BUT HEAR FROM HEAVEN OUR SAILOR’S CRY,

AND GRANT ETERNAL LIFE ON HIGH!

AUTHOR/DATE UNKNOWN


FAIREST LORD JESUS

SILESIAN FOLK SONG, ARRANGED BY RICHARD S WILLIS

WORDS: WRITTEN BY GERMAN JESUITS AS SCHONSTER HERR JESU IN THE 17TH

CENTURY. PUBLISHED IN THE MUNSTER GESANGBUCH IN 1677 AND TRANSLATED

FROM GERMAN TO ENGLISH BY JOSEPH A SEISS (1873)

MUSIC: "CRUSADER'S HYMN," SILESIAN FOLK SONG FROM SCHLEISISCHE VOLKSLIEDER,

1842, ARRANGED BY RICHARD S WILLIS, 1850

 

FAIREST LORD JESUS, RULER OF ALL NATURE

O THOU OF GOD AND MAN THE SON

THEE WILL I CHERISH, THEE WILL I HONOR

THOU, MY SOUL'S GLORY, JOY AND CROWN

 

FAIR ARE THE MEADOWS, FAIRER STILL THE WOODLANDS

ROBED IN THE BLOOMING GARB OF SPRING

JESUS IS FAIRER, JESUS IS PURER

WHO MAKES THE WOEFUL HEART TO SING

 

FAIR IS THE SUNSHINE, FAIRER STILL THE MOONLIGHT

AND ALL THE TWINKLING STARRY HOST

JESUS SHINES BRIGHTER, JESUS SHINES PURER

THAN ALL THE ANGELS HEAVEN CAN BOAST

 

ALL FAIREST BEAUTY, HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY

WONDROUDLY, JESUS, IS FOUND IN THEE

NONE CAN BE NEARER, FAIRER OR DEARER

THAN THOU, MY SAVIOR, ART TO ME

 

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR, LORD OF ALL THE NATIONS

SON OF GOD AND SON OF MAN

GLORY AND HONOR, PRAISE, ADORATION

NOW AND FOREVERMORE BE THINE

 

NOTE FROM WWW.CYBERHYMNAL.ORG: THE LYRICS ABOVE ARE THE ONES SHOWN IN MOST HYMNALS.

SIESS' ORIGINAL TRANSLATION, TITLED "BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR" IN MANY

LUTHERAN HYMNALS, FOLLOWS:

 

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR, KING OF CREATION

SON OF GOD AND SON OF MAN

TRULY I'D LOVE THEE, TRULY I'D SERVE THEE

LIGHT OF MY SOUL, MY JOY, MY CROWN

 

FAIR ARE THE MEADOWS, FAIR ARE THE WOODLANDS

ROBED IN THE FLOWERS OF BLOOMING SPRING

JESUS IS FAIRER, JESUS IS PURER

HE MAKES OUR SORROWING SPIRIT SING

 

FAIR IS THE SUNSHINE, FAIR IS THE MOONLIGHT

BRIGHT THE SPARKLING STARS ON HIGH

JESUS SHINES BRIGHTER, JESUS SHINES PURER

THAN ALL THE ANGELS IN THE SKY

 

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR, LORD OF THE NATIONS

SON OF GOD AND SON OF MAN

GLORY AND HONOR, PRAISE, ADORATION

NOW AND FOREVERMORE BE THINE


FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

WORDS BY FOLLIOTT S PIERPOINT, MUSIC ARRANGED FROM CONRAD KOCHER

 

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH, FOR THE GLORY OF THE SKIES

FOR THE LOVE WHICH FROM OUR BIRTH, OVER AND AROUND US LIES

 

(REFRAIN) LORD OF ALL, TO THEE WE RAISE, THIS OUR HYMN OF GRATEFUL PRAISE

 

FOR THE WONDER OF EACH HOUR, OF THE DAY AND OF THE NIGHT

HILL AND VALE AND TREE AND FLOWER, SUN AND MOON AND STARS OF LIGHT (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THE JOY OF EAR AND EYE, FOR THE HEART AND MIND'S DELIGHT

FOR THE MYSTIC HARMONY, LINKING SENSE TO SOUND AND SIGHT (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THE JOY OF HUMAN LOVE, BROTHER, SISTER, PARENT, CHILD

FRIENDS ON EARTH, AND FRIENDS ABOVE, FOR ALL GENTLE THOUGHTS AND MILD (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THY CHURCH THAT EVERMORE, LIFTETH HOLY HANDS ABOVE

OFFERING UP ON EVERY SHORE, HER PURE SACRIFICE OF LOVE (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THE MARTYR'S CROWN OF LIGHT, FOR THY PROPHETS' EAGLE EYE

FOR THY BOLD CONFESSORS' MIGHT, FOR THE LIPS OF INFANCY (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THY VIRGINS' ROBES OF SNOW, FOR THY MAIDEN MOTHER MILD

FOR THYSELF WITH HEARTS AGLOW, JESU, VICTIM UNDEFILED (REFRAIN)

 

FOR EACH PERFECT GIFT OF LIGHT, TO OUR RACE SO FREELY GIVEN

GRACES HUMAN AND DIVINE, FLOWERS OF EARTH AND BUDS OF HEAVEN (REFRAIN)


GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION

TRADITIONAL

 

GIVE ME THAT (C) OLD TIME RELIGION

GIVE ME THAT (G7) OLD TIME RE(C)LIGION

GIVE ME THAT (C7) OLD TIME RE(F)LIGION

IT'S (C) GOOD E(G7)NOUGH FOR (C) ME

 

IT WAS GOOD FOR OUR FATHERS

IT WAS GOOD FOR OUR FATHERS

IT WAS GOOD FOR OUR FATHERS

AND IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

 

IT WAS GOOD FOR OUR MOTHERS

IT WAS GOOD FOR OUR MOTHERS

IT WAS GOOD FOR OUR MOTHERS

AND IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)


GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS

THOMAS O CHISHOLM AND WILLIAM M RUNYAN, G

 

(G) GREAT IS THY (C) FAITHFULNESS, (D7) O GOD, MY (G) FATHER

(C) THERE IS NO (G) SHADOW OF (A7) TURNING WITH (D) THEE

(D7) THOU CHANGEST (G) NOT, THY COM(Am)PASSIONS, THEY (C) FAIL NOT

AS THOU HAST (G) BEEN, THOU FOR(D7)EVER WILT (G) BE

 

(CHORUS) (D) GREAT IS THY (G) FAITHFULNESS!

(E7) GREAT IS THY (Am) FAITHFULNESS!

(D7) MORNING BY (G) MORNING NEW (A7) MERCIES I (D) SEE

(D7) ALL I HAVE (C) NEEDED THY (Am) HAND HATH PRO(C)VIDED

GREAT IS THY (G) FAITHFULNESS, (D7) LORD, UNTO (G) ME!

 

(G) SUMMER AND (C) WINTER, AND (D7) SPRINGTIME AND (G) HARVEST

(C) SUN, MOON AND (G) STARS IN THEIR (A7) COURSES A(D)BOVE

(D7) JOIN WITH ALL (G) NATURE IN (Am) MANIFOLD (C) WITNESS

TO THY GREAT (G) FAITHFULNESS, (D7) MERCY AND (G) LOVE (CHORUS)

 

(G) PARDON FOR (C) SIN AND A (D7) PEACE THAT EN(G)DURETH

(C) THY OWN DEAR (G) PRESENCE TO (A7) CHEER AND TO (D) GUIDE

(D7) STRENGTH FOR TO(G)DAY AND BRIGHT (Am) HOPE FOR TO(C)MORROW

BLESSINGS OF (G) MINE WITH TEN (D7) THOUSAND BE(G)SIDE (CHORUS)


HE

WORDS BY RICHARD MULLEN, MUSIC BY JACK RICHARDS, C

 

(C) HE CAN TURN THE (Em) TIDES AND CALM THE(F) ANGRY (C) SEA

(Dm) HE ALONE DE(Am)CIDES WHO WRITE A (Dm) SYMPHO(E7)NY

(F) HE LIGHTS EVERY (Fm) STAR THAT MAKES OUR (C) DARKNESS (Am) BRIGHT

(B7) HE KEEPS WATCH ALL (Em) THROUGH EACH LONG AND (Dm7) LONELY (G7) NIGHT

(C) HE STILL FINDS THE (Am) TIME TO HEAR A (Fmaj7) CHILD'S (F) FIRST (G7) PRAYER

(Dm7) SAINT OR SINNER (G7) CALL AND ALWAYS (C) FIND HIM THERE

(G#) THOUGH IT MAKES HIM (Fm7) SAD TO SEE THE (C) WAY WE (Em) LIVE

HE'LL ALWAYS (Dm7) SAY, (G7) "I FOR(C)GIVE"

 

HE CAN GRANT A WISH OR MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE

HE CAN PAINT THE CLOUDS AND TURN THE GRAY TO BLUE

HE ALONE KNOWS WHERE TO FIND THE RAINBOW'S END

HE ALONE CAN SE WHAT LIES BEYOND THE BEND

HE CAN TOUCH A TREE AND TURN THE LEAVES TO GOLD

HE KNOWS EVERY LIE THAT YOU AND I HAVE TOLD

THOUGH IT MAKES HIM SAD TO SEE THE WAY WE LIVE

HE'LL ALWAYS SAY "I FORGIVE, I FORGIVE"


HE LEADETH ME

WORDS BY JOSEPH H GILMORE, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, G

 

(G) HE LEADETH ME, O (C) BLESSČD THOUGHT!

O (G) WORDS WITH HEAV’NLY (D) COMFORT FRAUGHT! (LO)

WHAT(G)E’ER I DO, WHER(C)E’ER I BE  (HI)

STILL (G)  ’TIS GOD’S HAND THAT (D) LEADETH (G) ME. (LO)

 

(REFRAIN) HE LEADETH (D) ME, HE (C) LEADETH (G) ME,

BY HIS OWN HAND HE (D) LEADETH ME; (LO)

HIS (G) FAITHFUL (D) FOLLOWER (C) I WOULD (G) BE,

FOR BY HIS HAND HE (D) LEADETH (G) ME. (LO)

 

SOMETIMES MID SCENES OF DEEPEST GLOOM,

SOMETIMES WHERE EDEN’S BOWERS BLOOM,

BY WATERS STILL, OVER TROUBLED SEA,

STILL ’TIS HIS HAND THAT LEADETH ME. (REFRAIN)

 

LORD, I WOULD PLACE MY HAND IN THINE,

NOR EVER MURMUR NOR REPINE;

CONTENT, WHATEVER LOT I SEE,

SINCE ’TIS MY GOD THAT LEADETH ME. (REFRAIN)

 

AND WHEN MY TASK ON EARTH IS DONE,

WHEN BY THY GRACE THE VICT’RY’S WON,

E’EN DEATH’S COLD WAVE I WILL NOT FLEE,

SINCE GOD THROUGH JORDAN LEADETH ME. (REFRAIN)


HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

WORDS BY REGINALD HEBER, MUSIC BY JOHN B DYKES, G

 

(G) HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! (C) LORD GOD AL(G)MIGHTY!

EARLY IN THE (A7) MORNING OUR (A) SONG SHALL RISE TO (D) THEE;

(G) HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, (C) MERCIFUL AND (G) MIGHTY!

GOD IN THREE (C) PERSONS, (D) BLESSČD TRINI(G)TY!

 

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! ALL THE SAINTS ADORE THEE,

CASTING DOWN THEIR GOLDEN CROWNS AROUND THE GLASSY SEA;

CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM FALLING DOWN BEFORE THEE,

WHO WAS, AND IS, AND EVERMORE SHALL BE.

 

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! THOUGH THE DARKNESS HIDE THEE,

THOUGH THE EYE OF SINFUL MAN THY GLORY MAY NOT SEE;

ONLY THOU ART HOLY; THERE IS NONE BESIDE THEE,

PERFECT IN POWER, IN LOVE, AND PURITY.

 

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!

ALL THY WORKS SHALL PRAISE THY NAME, IN EARTH, AND SKY, AND SEA;

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY; MERCIFUL AND MIGHTY!

GOD IN THREE PERSONS, BLESSČD TRINITY!


HOW GREAT THOU ART

CHRISTIE LANE, CONNIE SMITH, D

STUART K HINE

 

(D) OH LORD MY GOD, WHEN I IN (G) AWESOME WONDER

CONSIDER (D) ALL THE (A) WORKS THY (A7) HANDS HAVE (D) MADE

I SEE THE STARS, I HEAR THE (G) MIGHTY THUNDER

THY POWER THROUGH(D)OUT THE (A) UNI(A7)VERSE DIS(D)PLAYED

 

(CHORUS) THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY (G) SAVIOUR GOD TO (D) THEE

HOW GREAT THOU (A) ART, HOW GREAT THOU (D) ART

THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY (G) SAVIOUR GOD TO (D) THEE

HOW GREAT THOU (Em) ART, HOW (A7) GREAT THOU (D) ART

 

WHEN THROUGH THE WOODS AND FOREST (G) GLADES I WANDER

AND HEAR THE (D) BIRDS SING (A) SWEETLY (A7) IN THE (D) TREES

WHEN I LOOK DOWN FROM LOFTY (G) MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR

AND HEAR THE (D) BROOK AND (A) FEEL THE (A7) GENTLE (D) BREEZE (CHORUS)

 

AND WHEN I THINK THAT GOD, HIS (G) SON NOT SPARING

SENT HIM TO (D) DIE, I (A) SCARCE CAN (A7) TAKE IT (D) IN

THAT ON THE CROSS, MY BURDEN (G) GLADLY BEARING

HE BLED AND (D) DIED TO (A) TAKE A(A7)WAY MY (D) SINS (CHORUS)

 

WHEN CHRIST SHALL COME WITH SHOUT OF (G) ACCLAMATION

AND TAKE ME (D) HOME, WHAT (A) JOY SHALL (A7) FILL MY (D) HEART

THEN I SHALL BOW IN HUMBLE (G) ADORATION

AND THERE PRO(D)CLAIM MY (A) GOD HOW (A7) GREAT THOU (D) ART (CHORUS)


HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN

JIM REEVES, D

MOSIE LISTER

 

(D) HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU TALKED WITH THE LORD

AND (G) TOLD HIM YOUR HEART'S HIDDEN (D) SECRETS?

HOW (A7) LONG SINCE YOU PRAYED? HOW (D) LONG SINCE YOU STAYED

ON YOUR (E7) KNEES TILL THE LIGHT SHONE (A7) THROUGH?

 

HOW (D) LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOUR MIND FELT AT EASE?

HOW (G) LONG SINCE YOUR HEART KNEW NO (D) BURDEN?

CAN YOU (G) CALL HIM YOUR (A) FRIEND, HOW (D) LONG HAS IT (E) BEEN

SINCE YOU (D) KNEW THAT HE (A7) CARED FOR (D) YOU?

 

HOW (D) LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU KNELT BY YOUR BED

AND (G) PRAYED TO THE LORD UP IN (D) HEAVEN

HOW (A7) LONG SINCE YOU KNEW THAT (D) HE'D ANSWER YOU

AND WOULD (E7) KEEP YOU THE LONG NIGHT (A7) THROUGH

 

HOW (D) LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU WOKE WITH THE DAWN

AND (G) FELT, THIS DAY'S WORTH (D) LIVING

CAN YOU (G) CALL HIM YOUR (A) FRIEND, HOW (D) LONG HAS IT (E) BEEN

SINCE YOU (D) KNEW THAT HE (A) CARED FOR (D) YOU


I AM A POOR WAYFARING STRANGER

WORDS AND MUSIC: FOLK SPIRITUAL, ARRANGED BY RICHARD W ADAMS

 

I AM A POOR WAYFARING STRANGER,

WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH THIS WORLD OF WOE.

YET THERE’S NO SICKNESS, TOIL NOR DANGER

IN THAT BRIGHT WORLD TO WHICH I GO.

I’M GOING THERE TO SEE MY FATHER;

I’M GOING THERE NO MORE TO ROAM.

 

(REFRAIN) I’M ONLY GOING OVER JORDAN,

I’M ONLY GOING OVER 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. (REFRAIN)

 

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. (REFRAIN)


I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

WORDS BY A KATHERINE HANKEY, MUSIC BY WILLIAM G FISCHER

 

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY OF UNSEEN THINGS ABOVE,

OF JESUS AND HIS GLORY, OF JESUS AND HIS LOVE.

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY, BECAUSE I KNOW ’TIS TRUE;

IT SATISFIES MY LONGINGS AS NOTHING ELSE CAN DO.

 

(REFRAIN) I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY, ’TWILL BE MY THEME IN GLORY,

TO TELL THE OLD, OLD STORY OF JESUS AND HIS LOVE.

 

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY; MORE WONDERFUL IT SEEMS

THAN ALL THE GOLDEN FANCIES OF ALL OUR GOLDEN DREAMS.

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY, IT DID SO MUCH FOR ME;

AND THAT IS JUST THE REASON I TELL IT NOW TO THEE. (REFRAIN)

 

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY; ’TIS PLEASANT TO REPEAT

WHAT SEEMS, EACH TIME I TELL IT, MORE WONDERFULLY SWEET.

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY, FOR SOME HAVE NEVER HEARD

THE MESSAGE OF SALVATION FROM GOD’S OWN HOLY WORD. (REFRAIN)

 

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY, FOR THOSE WHO KNOW IT BEST

SEEM HUNGERING AND THIRSTING TO HEAR IT LIKE THE REST.

AND WHEN, IN SCENES OF GLORY, I SING THE NEW, NEW SONG,

’TWILL BE THE OLD, OLD STORY THAT I HAVE LOVED SO LONG. (REFRAIN)


IN THE GARDEN

C AUSTIN MILES, C

 

(C) I COME TO THE GARDEN ALONE

WHILE THE (F) DEW IS STILL ON THE (C) ROSES

AND THE (G7) VOICE I HEAR FALLING (C) ON MY EAR

THE (D7) SON OF GOD DIS(G)CLO(G7)SES

 

(REFRAIN) AND HE (C) WALKS WITH ME AND HE (G7) TALKS WITH ME

AND HE TELLS ME I AM HIS (C) OWN

AND THE JOY WE (E7) SHARE AS WE (Am) TAR((C7))RY (F) THERE

NONE (C) OTHER HAS (G7) EVER (C) KNOWN

 

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 (REFRAIN)

 

I'D STAY IN THE GARDEN WITH HIM

THOUGH THE NIGHT AROUND ME BE FALLING

BUT HE BIDS ME GO THROUGH THE VOICE OF WOE

HIS VOICE TO ME IS CALLING (REFRAIN)


I SAW THE LIGHT

HANK WILLIAMS, D

 

(D) I WANDERED SO AIMLESS, LIFE FILLED WITH SIN

(G) I WOULDN'T LET MY DEAR SAVIOR (D) IN

THEN JESUS CAME LIKE A STRANGER IN THE NIGHT

PRAISE THE LORD (A) I SAW THE (D) LIGHT

 

(CHORUS) I SAW THE LIGHT, I SAW THE LIGHT

(G) NO MORE DARKNESS, NO MORE (D) NIGHT

NOW I'M SO HAPPY, NO SORROW IN SIGHT

PRAISE THE LORD (A) I SAW THE (D) LIGHT

 

JUST LIKE A 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)


IT IS NO SECRET

WILF CARTER (“MONTANA SLIM”), G

STUART HAMBLEN

 

(G) THE CHIMES OF TIME RING (C) OUT THE NEWS, A(G)NOTHER DAY IS THROUGH

(D) SOMEONE SLIPPED AND FELL, (G) WAS THAT SOMEONE YOU?

YOU MAY HAVE LONGED FOR (C) ADDED STRENGTH, YOUR (G) COURAGE TO RENEW

(D) DO NOT BE DISHEARTENED, FOR (A) I’VE GOT NEWS FOR (D) YOU (I BRING HOPE TO (D) YOU)

 

(CHORUS) IT IS NO (C) SECRET WHAT GOD CAN (G) DO

WHAT HE’S DONE FOR (D) OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR (G) YOU

WITH ARMS WIDE (C) OPEN HE’LL PARDON (WELCOME) (G) YOU

IT IS NO (D) SECRET WHAT GOD CAN (G) DO

 

THERE IS NO NIGHT, FOR IN HIS LIGHT YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

ALWAYS FEEL AT HOME, WHEREVER YOU MAY ROAM

THERE IS NO POWER CAN CONQUER YOU WHILE GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE

JUST TAKE HIM AT HIS PROMISE, DON’T RUN AWAY AND HIDE (CHORUS)


JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING

WORDS BY MARTIN JANUS, MUSIC BY JOHANN SCHOP,

ARRANGED BY JOHANN S BACH

 

JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING,

HOLY WISDOM, LOVE MOST BRIGHT;

DRAWN BY THEE, OUR SOULS ASPIRING

SOAR TO UNCREATED LIGHT.

WORD OF GOD, OUR FLESH THAT FASHIONED,

WITH THE FIRE OF LIFE IMPASSIONED,

STRIVING STILL TO TRUTH UNKNOWN,

SOARING, DYING ROUND THY THRONE.

 

THROUGH THE WAY WHERE HOPE IS GUIDING,

HARK, WHAT PEACEFUL MUSIC RINGS;

WHERE THE FLOCK, IN THEE CONFIDING,

DRINK OF JOY FROM DEATHLESS SPRINGS.

THEIRS IS BEAUTY’S FAIREST PLEASURE;

THEIRS IS WISDOM’S HOLIEST TREASURE.

THOU DOST EVER LEAD THINE OWN

IN THE LOVE OF JOYS UNKNOWN.


JESUS LOVES ME

WORDS BY ANNA B WARNER, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, G

 

(G) JESUS LOVES ME! THIS I KNOW

(C) FOR THE BIBLE (G) TELLS ME SO

LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG

(C) THEY ARE (G) WEAK, BUT (D) HE IS (G) STRONG

 

(REFRAIN) YES, JESUS (C) LOVES ME, (G) YES, JESUS (D) LOVES ME

(G) YES, JESUS (C) LOVES ME, THE (G) BIBLE (D7) TELLS ME (G) SO

 

JESUS LOVES ME! HE WHO DIED

HEAVEN'S GATE'S TO OPEN WIDE

HE WILL WASH AWAY MY SIN

LET HIS LITTLE CHILD COME IN (REFRAIN)

 

JESUS LOVES ME! LOVES ME STILL

THOUGH I'M VERY WEAK AND ILL

FROM HIS SHINING THRONE ON HIGH

COMES TO WATCH ME WHERE I LIE (REFRAIN)

 

JESUS LOVES ME! HE WILL STAY

CLOSE BESIDE ME ALL THE WAY

IF I LOVE HIM, WHEN I DIE

HE WILL TAKE ME HOME ON HIGH (REFRAIN)


JOSHUA (FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUAL

 

(REFRAIN) (Am) JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO, (E7) JERICHO, (Am) JERICHO

JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO

AND THE (E7) WALLS CAME TUMBLIN' (Am) DOWN

 

YOU MAY TALK ABOUT YOUR (E7) MAN OF (Am) GIDEON

YOU MAY TALK ABOUT YOUR (E7) MAN OF (Am) SAUL

THERE'S NONE LIKE GOOD OLD (E7) JOSHU(Am) A

AT THE (E7) BATTLE OF JERI(Am)CHO (REFRAIN)

 

'WAY UP TO THE WALLS OF JERICHO

HE MARCHED WITH A SPEAR IN HAND

"GO BLOW THE RAM'S HORN," JOSHUA CRIED

"'CAUSE THE BATTLE IS IN MY HANDS" (REFRAIN)

 

THEN THE LAMB, RAM, SHEEP HORNS BEGAN TO BLOW

AND THE TRUMPETS BEGAN TO SOUND

AND JOSHUA COMMANDED THE CHILDREN TO SHOUT

AND THE WALLS CAME DOWN (REFRAIN)


JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE

WORDS BY HENRY VAN DYKE, MUSIC ARRANGED FROM LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

 

(A) JOYFUL, JOYFUL, (D) WE ADORE THEE, (A) GOD OF GLORY, (E) GOD OF LOVE

(A) HEARTS UNFOLD LIKE (D) FLOWERS BEFORE THEE, (A) HAIL THEE (E7) AS THE (E) SUN A(A)BOVE

(E) MELT THE (A) CLOUDS OF (E) SIN AND (A) SADNESS, (E) DRIVE THE DARK OF (B7) DOUBT A(E)WAY

(A) GIVER OF IM(D)MORTAL GLADNESS, (A) FILL US (E7) WITH THE (E) LIGHT OF (A) DAY

 

(A) ALL THY WORKS WITH (D) JOY SURROUND THEE, (A) EARTH AND HEAVEN RE(E)FLECT THY RAYS

(A) STARS AND ANGELS (D) SING AROUND THEE, (A) CENTER (E7) OF UN(E)BROKEN (A) PRAISE

(E) FIELD AND (A) FOREST, (E) VALE AND (A) MOUNTAIN, (E) FLOWERY MEADOW (B7) FLASHING (E) SEA

(A) CHANTING BIRD AND (D) FLOWING FOUNTAIN, (A) CALL US (E7) TO RE(E)JOICE IN (A) THEE

 

THOU ART GIVING AND FORGIVING, EVER BLESSING, EVER BLEST

WELLSPRING OF THE JOY OF LIVING, OCEAN DEPTH OF HAPPINESS

THOU OUR FATHER, CHRIST OUR BROTHER, ALL WHO LIVE IN LOVE ARE THINE

TEACH US HOW TO LOVE EACH OTHER, LIFT US TO THE JOY DIVINE

 

MORTALS, JOIN THE MIGHTY CHORUS, WHICH THE MORNING STARS BEGAN

FATHER LOVE IS REIGNING O'ER US, BROTHER LOVE BINDS MAN TO MAN

EVER SINGING, MARCH WE ONWARD, VICTORS IN THE MIDST OF STRIFE

JOYFUL MUSIC LIFTS US SUNWARD, IN THE TRIUMPH SONG OF LIFE


JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE

TRADITIONAL, ARRANGED BY KENNETH MORRIS, D

 

(D) I AM WEAK BUT THOU ART (Em) STRONG (A7)

(A) JESUS, KEEP ME FROM ALL (D) WRONG

I'LL BE (D7) SATISFIED AS (G) LONG

AS I (A) WALK, LET ME (A7) WALK CLOSE TO (D) THEE

 

(CHORUS) JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH (Em) THEE (A7)

(A) GRANT IT, JESUS, IS MY (D) PLEA

DAILY (D7) WALKING CLOSE TO (G) THEE

LET IT (A) BE, DEAR (A7) LORD, LET IT (D) BE

 

(D) THROUGH THIS WORLD OF TOIL AND (Em) SNARES (A7)

(A) IF I FALTER, LORD, WHO (D) CARES?

WHO WITH (D7) ME MY BURDEN (G) SHARES?

NONE BUT (A) THEE, DEAR (A7) LORD, NONE BUT (D) THEE (CHORUS)

 

(D) WHEN MY FEEBLE LIFE IS (Em) O'ER (A7)

(A) TIME FOR ME WILL BE NO (D) MORE

GUIDE ME (D7) GENTLY, SAFELY (G) O'ER

TO THY (A) KINGDOM (A7) SHORE, TO THY (D) SHORE (CHORUS)


JUST AS I AM

WORDS BY CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, A, 3/4

 

(A) JUST AS I AM, WITH(E)OUT ONE (A) PLEA

BUT (E) THAT THY BLOOD WAS (A) SHED FOR ME

AND THAT THOU BIDD'ST ME (D) COME TO THEE

O (A) LAMB OF GOD, I (E) COME, I (A) COME

 

JUST AS I AM, AND (E) WAITING (A) NOT

TO (E) RID MY SOUL OF (A) ONE DARK BLOT

TO THEE WHOSE BLOOD CAN (D) CLEANSE EACH SPOT

O (A) LAMB OF GOD, I (E) COME, I (A) COME

 

JUST AS I AM, THOUGH (E) TOSSED A(A)BOUT

WITH (E) MANY A CONFLICT, (A) MANY A DOUBT

FIGHTINGS AND FEARS, WITH(D)IN, WITHOUT

O (A) LAMB OF GOD, I (E) COME, I (A) COME

 

JUST AS I AM, POOR, (E) WRETCHED, (A) BLIND

SIGHT, (E) RICHES, HEALING (A) OF THE MIND

YEA, ALL I NEED, IN (D) THEE TO FIND

O (A) LAMB OF GOD, I (E) COME, I (A) COME

 

JUST AS I AM, THOU (E) WILT RE(A)CEIVE

WILT (E) WELCOME, PARDON, (A) CLEANSE, RELIEVE

BECAUSE THY PROMISE (D) I BELIEVE

O (A) LAMB OF GOD, I (E) COME, I (A) COME


LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD

DON WILLIAMS, G

DAVE HANNER

 

(G) LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD

I'M FEELING EMPTY LIKE YOU KNEW I WOULD

(D) I SHOULD BE THANKFUL, LORD, I KNOW I SHOULD

BUT (C) LORD, I HOPE THIS (D) DAY IS (G) GOOD

 

LORD, HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME?

I'VE BEEN PRAYIN' TO YOU FAITHFULLY

I'M NOT SAYIN' I'M A RIGHTEOUS MAN

BUT LORD, I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND

 

(Em) I DON'T NEED (D) FORTUNE AND (C) I DON'T NEED (G) FAME

(Em) SEND DOWN THE (D) THUNDER, LORD, (C) SEND DOWN THE (G) RAIN

(Em) BUT WHEN YOU'RE (D) PLANNING JUST (C) HOW IT WILL (G) BE

(Am) PLAN A GOOD DAY FOR (D7) ME

 

YOU'VE BEEN THE KING SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME

AND ALL THAT I'M ASKING IS A LITTLE LESS CRIME

IT MIGHT BE HARD FOR THE DEVIL TO DO

BUT IT WOULD BE EASY FOR YOU

 

LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD

I'M FEELING EMPTY LIKE YOU KNEW I WOULD

I SHOULD BE THANKFUL, LORD, I KNOW I SHOULD

BUT LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD


MASTER'S CALL

MARTY ROBBINS, C

 

[I] (C) WHEN I WAS BUT A YOUNG MAN, I WAS (Am) WILD AND FULL OF FIRE

(C) A YOUTH WITHIN MY TEENS, BUT FULL OF (Am) CHALLENGE AND DESIRE

(C) I RAN AWAY FROM HOME AND LEFT MY (Am) MOTHER AND MY DAD

(F) I KNOW IT GRIEVED THEM (G7) SO TO THINK THEIR (Am) ONLY BOY WENT BAD

  

[I] I FELL IN WITH AN OUTLAW BAND, THEIR NAMES WERE KNOWN QUITE WELL

HOW MANY TIMES WE ROBBED AND PLUNDERED, I COULD NEVER TELL

THIS KIND OF SINFUL LIVING, LEADS ONLY TO A FALL

I LEARNED THAT MUCH AND MORE THE NIGHT I HEARD MY MASTER'S CALL

 

[II] ONE (G) NIGHT WE RUSTLED (D) CATTLE, A (G) THOUSAND HEAD OR (D) SO

AND (G) STARTED THEN OUT (D) ON THE TRAIL THAT (Bm) LEADS TO MEXICO

WHEN A (G) NORTHER STARTED (A) BLOWING AND (D) LIGHTNING FLASHED A(G)BOUT

I (D) THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS (G) ALLING ME, I (A) THOUGHT I HEARD A (D) SHOUT

   

[III] THEN (D) AT THAT MOMENT LIGHTNING STRUCK NOT (F#m) TWENTY YARDS FROM ME

AND (G) LEFT THERE WAS A GIANT CROSS WHERE (D) ONCE THERE WAS A TREE

THIS (Bm) TIME I KNEW I HEARD A VOICE, A (Em) VOICE SO SWEET AND STRANGE

A (F#m) VOICE THAT CAME FROM EVERYWHERE, A (Bm) VOICE THAT CALLED MY NAME

   

[I] SO FRIGHTENED I WAS THINKING OF SINFUL DEEDS I'D DONE

I FAILED TO SEE THE THOUSAND HEAD OF CATTLE START TO RUN

THE CATTLE THEY STAMPEDED, WERE RUNNING ALL AROUND

MY PONY RAN BUT STUMBLED AND IT THREW ME TO THE GROUND

   

[II] I FELT THE END WAS NEAR, THAT DEATH WOULD BE THE PRICE

WHEN ANOTHER BOLT OF LIGHTNING SHOWED THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST

AND I CRIED OH LORD FORGIVE ME, DON'T LET IT HAPPEN NOW

I WANT TO LIVE FOR YOU ALONE, OH GOD THESE WORDS I VOW

   

[III] MY WICKED PAST UNFOLDED AND I THOUGHT OF WASTED YEARS

WHEN ANOTHER BOLT OF LIGHTNING KILLED A HUNDRED HEAD OF STEERS

AND THE OTHERS RUSHED ON BY ME AND I WAS LEFT TO LIVE

THE MASTER HAD A REASON,LIFE IS HIS TO TAKE OR GIVE 

   

[I] A MIRACLE PERFORMED THAT NIGHT, I WASN'T MEANT TO DIE

THE DEAD ONES FORMED A BARRICADE NEARLY SIX OR SEVEN HIGH

AND RIGHT BEHIND IT THERE WAS I, AFRAID BUT SAFE AND SOUND

I CRIED IN VAIN FOR MERCY KNEELING THERE UPON THE GROUND

   

[I] A PARDON I WAS GRANTED, MY SINFUL SOUL SET FREE

NO MORE TO FEAR THE ANGRY WAVES UPON LIFE'S STORMY SEAS

FORGIVEN BY THE LOVE OF GOD, A LOVE THAT WILL REMAIN

I LEARNED THAT MUCH AND MORE THE NIGHT THE SAVIOUR CALLED MY NAME


MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU

MEREDITH WILSON, G

 

MAY THE (G) GOOD LORD BLESS AND (C) KEEP YOU

WHETHER (Am7) NEAR OR (D7) FAR A(G)WAY

MAY YOU FIND THAT (E7) LONG A(Am7)WAITED GOLDEN (D7) DAY TO(G)DAY (D7)

MAY YOUR (G) TROUBLES ALL BE (C) SMALL ONES

AND YOUR (Am7) FORTUNE (D7) TEN TIMES (G) TEN

MAY THE (G7) GOOD LORD (E7) BLESS AND (Am7) KEEP YOU

TILL WE (D7) MEET A(G)GAIN

 

MAY YOU (C) WALK WITH SUNLIGHT (G) SHINING

AND A (C) BLUEBIRD IN EVERY (G) TREE

MAY THERE (C) BE A SILVER (G) LINING

BACK OF (Em) EVERY (A7) CLOUD YOU (D7) SEE

FILL YOUR (C) DREAMS WITH SWEET TO(G)MORROWS

NEVER (C) MIND WHAT MIGHT HAVE (G) BEEN

MAY THE (C) GOOD LORD BLESS AND (E7) KEEP YOU

TILL WE (D7) MEET A(G)GAIN

 

MAY THE (G) GOOD LORD BLESS AND (C) KEEP YOU

WHETHER (Am7) NEAR OR (D7) FAR A(G)WAY

MAY THE GOOD YOU (E7) WISH FOR (Am7) OTHERS

SHINE ON (D7) YOU TO(G)DAY

MAY YOUR (G) HEART STAY TUNED TO (C) MUSIC

THAT WILL (Am7) CHEER THE (D7) HEARTS OF (G) MEN

MAY THE (G7) GOOD LORD (E7) BLESS AND (Am7) KEEP YOU

TILL WE (D7) MEET A(G)GAIN

 

MAY YOU (C) LONG RECALL THE (G) RAINBOWS

THEN YOU'LL (C) SOON FORGET THE (G) RAIN

MAY THE (C) WARM AND TENDER (G) MEMORIES

BE THE (Em) ONES THAT (A7) WILL RE(D7)MAIN

FILL YOUR (C) DREAMS WITH SWEET TO(G)MORROWS

NEVER (C) MIND WHAT MIGHT HAVE (G) BEEN

MAY THE (C) GOOD LORD BLESS AND (E7) KEEP YOU

TILL WE (D7) MEET A(G)GAIN

MAY THE (G) GOOD LORD (B7) BLESS AND (C) KEEP YOU

TILL WE (G) MEET, (C) TILL WE (D7) MEET A(G)GAIN


MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU

EDDY ARNOLD

MEREDITH "THE MUSIC MAN" WILSON

 

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU

WHETHER NEAR OR FAR AWAY

MAY YOU FIND THAT LONG-AWAITED GOLDEN DAY TODAY

MAY YOUR TROUBLES ALL BE SMALL ONES

AND YOUR FORTUNES TEN TIMES TEN

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

 

MAY YOU WALK WITH SUNLIGHT SHINING

AND A BLUEBIRD IN EVERY TREE

MAY THERE BE A SILVER LINING BACK OF EVERY CLOUD YOU SEE

FILL YOUR DREAMS WITH SWEET TOMORROWS

NEVER MIND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

 

(FILL YOUR DREAMS WITH SWEET TOMORROWS)

(NEVER MIND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN)

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU TILL WE MEET, TILL WE MEET AGAIN


NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE

TEXT BY SARAH F ADAMS (VERSES 1-5) AND EDWARD H BICKERSTETH, JR (VERSE 6),

 MUSIC BY LOWELL MASON, A

 

(A) NEARER, MY (D) GOD, TO THEE, (A) NEARER TO (E) THEE

(A) E'EN THOUGH IT (D) BE A CROSS (A) THAT (E7) RAISETH (A) ME

STILL (D) ALL MY (A) SONG SHALL BE, NEAR(D)ER, MY (A) GOD, TO (E) THEE

 

(REFRAIN) (A) NEARER, MY (D) GOD, TO THEE, (A) NEAR(E7)ER TO (A) THEE

 

THOUGH LIKE THE WANDERER, THE SUN GO DOWN

DARKNESS BE OVER ME, MY REST A STONE

YET IN MY DREAMS I'D BE NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE (REFRAIN)

 

THERE LET THE WAY APPEAR, STEPS UNTO HEAV'N

ALL THAT THOU SENDEST ME IN MERCY GIV'N

ANGELS TO BECKON ME NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE (REFRAIN)

 

THEN WITH MY WAKING THOUGHTS BRIGHT WITH THY PRAISE

OUT OF MY STONY GRIEFS, BETHEL I'LL RAISE

SO BY MY WOES TO BE NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE (REFRAIN)

 

OR, IF ON JOYFUL WING, CLEAVING THE SKY

SUN, MOON AND STARS FORGOT, UPWARD I'LL FLY

STILL ALL MY SONG SHALL BE NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE (REFRAIN)

 

THERE IN MY FATHER'S HOME, SAFE AND AT REST

THERE IN MY SAVIOR'S LOVE, PERFECTLY BLEST

AGE AFTER AGE TO BE, NEARER MY GOD TO THEE (REFRAIN)


ONCE TO EVERY MAN AND NATION

WORDS BY JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (1845 POEM PROTESTING AMERICA'S WAR WITH MEXICO)

MUSIC BY THOMAS J WILLIAMS

 

ONCE TO EVERY MAN AND NATION, COMES THE MOMENT TO DECIDE,

IN THE STRIFE OF TRUTH WITH FALSEHOOD, FOR THE GOOD OR EVIL SIDE;

SOME GREAT CAUSE, SOME GREAT DECISION, OFFERING EACH THE BLOOM OR BLIGHT,

AND THE CHOICE GOES BY FOREVER, ’TWIXT THAT DARKNESS AND THAT LIGHT.

 

THEN TO SIDE WITH TRUTH IS NOBLE, WHEN WE SHARE HER WRETCHED CRUST,

ERE HER CAUSE BRING FAME AND PROFIT, AND ’TIS PROSPEROUS TO BE JUST;

THEN IT IS THE BRAVE MAN CHOOSES WHILE THE COWARD STANDS ASIDE,

TILL THE MULTITUDE MAKE VIRTUE OF THE FAITH THEY HAD DENIED.

 

BY THE LIGHT OF BURNING MARTYRS, CHRIST, THY BLEEDING FEET WE TRACK,

TOILING UP NEW CALV’RIES EVER WITH THE CROSS THAT TURNS NOT BACK;

NEW OCCASIONS TEACH NEW DUTIES, TIME MAKES ANCIENT GOOD UNCOUTH,

THEY MUST UPWARD STILL AND ONWARD, WHO WOULD KEEP ABREAST OF TRUTH.

 

THOUGH THE CAUSE OF EVIL PROSPER, YET ‘TIS TRUTH ALONE IS STRONG;

THOUGH HER PORTION BE THE SCAFFOLD, AND UPON THE THRONE BE WRONG;

YET THAT SCAFFOLD SWAYS THE FUTURE, AND BEHIND THE DIM UNKNOWN,

STANDETH GOD WITHIN THE SHADOW, KEEPING WATCH ABOVE HIS OWN.


ONE DAY AT A TIME

CHRISTY LANE, MARIE GIBSON & RICHARD LORING

WILKIN / KRIS KRISTOFFERSON - DAVID GRESHAM

 

I'M ONLY HUMAN, I'M JUST A WOMAN

HELP ME BELIEVE IN WHAT I CAN BE AND ALL THAT I AM

SHOW ME THE STAIRWAY, I HAVE TO CLIMB

LORD FOR MY SAKE, TEACH ME TO TAKE, ONE DAY AT A TIME

 

(CHORUS) ONE DAY AT A TIME, SWEET JESUS, THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING OF YOU

JUST GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO DO EVERY DAY, WHAT I HAVE TO DO

YESTERDAY'S GONE, SWEET JESUS, AND TOMORROW MAY NEVER BE MINE

LORD HELP ME TODAY, SHOW ME THE WAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

 

DO YOU REMEMBER, WHEN YOU WALKED AMONG MEN

WELL, JESUS, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE LOOKING BELOW, IT'S WORSE NOW THAN THEN

PUSHING AND SHOVING, VIOLENCE AND CRIME

SO FOR MY SAKE, TEACH ME TO TAKE, ONE DAY AT A TIME (CHORUS)


ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

WINGS OF A DOVE

FERLIN HUSKY, SIMON CRUMB

BOB FERGUSON

 

WHEN TROUBLES SURROUND US, WHEN EVILS COME

THE BODY GROWS WEAK, THE SPIRIT GROWS NUMB

WHEN THESE THINGS BESET US, HE DOESN’T FORGET US

HE SENDS DOWN HIS LOVE, ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

 

(CHORUS) ON THE WINGS OF A SNOW WHITE DOVE

HE SENDS HIS PURE SWEET LOVE

A SIGN FROM ABOVE

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

 

WHEN NOAH HAD DRIFTED, ON THE FLOOD MANY DAYS

HE SEARCHED FOR LAND, IN VARIOUS WAYS

TROUBLES HE HAD SOME, BUT HE WASN’T FORGOTTEN

HE SENT HIM HIS LOVE, ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE (CHORUS)

 

WHEN JESUS WENT DOWN, TO THE WATERS THAT DAY

HE WAS BAPTISED, IN THE USUAL WAY

WHEN IT WAS DONE, GOD BLESSED HIS SON

HE SENT HIM HIS LOVE, ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE (CHORUS)


ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

WORDS BY SABINE BARING-GOULD, MUSIC BY ARTHUR S SULLIVAN, G

 

(G) ONWARD, CHRISTIAN (D7) SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO (G) WAR

WITH THE CROSS OF (A) JESUS (A7) GOING ON BE(D7)FORE

(D) CHRIST, THE ROYAL (G) MASTER, LEADS AGAINST THE (C) FOE

FORWARD INTO BATTLE, SEE HIS BANNER (D7) GO

 

(CHORUS) (G) ONWARD, CHRISTIAN (D7) SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO (G) WAR

WITH THE CROSS OF (Am) JESUS (D7) GOING ON BE(G)FORE

 

AT THE SIGHT OF (D7) TRIUMPH, SATAN'S HOST DOTH (G) FLEE

ON, THEN, CHRISTIAN (A) SOLDIERS, (A7) ON TO VICTO(D7)RY

(D) HELL'S FOUNDATIONS (G) QUIVER AT THE SIGHT OF (C) PRAISE

BROTHERS, LIFT YOUR VOICES, LOUD YOUR ANTHEMS (D7) RAISE (CHORUS)

 

LIKE A MIGHTY (D7) ARMY MOVES THE CHURCH OF (G) GOD

BROTHERS, WE ARE (A) TREADING, (A7) WHERE THE SAINTS HAVE (D7) TROD

(D) WE ARE NOT DI(G)VIDED, ALL ONE BODY (C) WE

ONE IN HOPE AND DOCTRINE, ONE IN CHARI(D)TY (CHORUS)

 

ONWARD, THEN, YE (D7) PEOPLE, JOIN OUR HAPPY (G) THRONG

BLEND WITH OURS YOUR (A) VOICES, (A7) IN THE TRIUMPH (D7) SONG

(D) GLORY, LAUD, AND (G) HONOR, UNTO CHRIST THE (C) KING

THIS THROUGH COUNTLESS AGES, MEN AND ANGELS (D7) SING (CHORUS)


PEACE IN THE VALLY

(THERE'LL BE) PEACE IN THE VALLEY (FOR ME)

THOMAS A DORSEY, A

 

I AM (A) TIRED AND WEARY BUT (D) I MUST TOIL ON

TILL THE (A) LORD COMES TO (B7) CALL ME A(E7)WAY

WHERE THE (A) MORNING IS BRIGHT AND THE (D) LAMB IS THE LIGHT

AND THE (A) NIGHT IS AS (E7) FAIR AS THE (A) DAY

 

(REFRAIN) THERE'LL BE (D) PEACE IN THE VALLEY FOR (A) ME SOME DAY

THERE'LL BE PEACE IN THE (B7) VALLEY FOR (E7) ME

I PRAY NO MORE (A) SORROW AND (A7) SADNESS OR (D) TROUBLE WILL BE

THERE'LL BE (A) PEACE IN THE (E7) VALLEY FOR (A) ME

 

THERE THE (A) FLOWERS WILL BE BLOOMING, THE (D) GRASS WILL BE GREEN

AND THE (A) SKIES WILL BE (B7) CLEAR AND SE(E7)RENE

THE (A) SUN EVER SHINES, GIVING (D) ONE ENDLESS BEAM

AND NO (A) CLOUDS THERE WILL (E7) EVER BE (A) SEEN (REFRAIN)


RIVERS OF BABYLON

JAMAICAN, A

 

(A) BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON

THERE WE SAT DOWN

AND THERE WE (E) WEPT

AS WE REMEMBERED (A) ZION (REPEAT)

 

OH THE WICKED CARRIED US AWAY CAPTIVITY

RE(D)QUIRED FROM US A (A) SONG

HOW CAN WE SING THE LORD'S SONG IN A (E) STRANGE (A) LAND? (REPEAT)

 

LET THE WORDS OF OUR (E) MOUTHS

AND THE MEDI(A)TATIONS OF OUR (E) HEARTS

BE AC(A)CEPTABLE IN THY (E) SIGHT

(E) HERE TO(A)NIGHT (REPEAT)

 

(ALTERNATE LAST VERSE):

LET THE WORDS OF OUR MOUTHS

AND THE MEDITATIONS OF OUR HEARTS

BE ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT

(E) HERE TO(A)NIGHT (REPEAT)

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)


ROCK OF AGES

WORDS BY AUGUSTUS M TOPLADY, ALTERED BY THOMAS COTTERILL,

MUSIC BY THOMAS HASTINGS, D

 

(D) ROCK OF AGES, (G) CLEFT FOR (D) ME

LET ME HIDE MY(A7)SELF IN (D) THEE

LET THE (A7) WATER AND THE (D) BLOOD

FROM THE (A7) WOUNDED SIDE WHICH (D) FLOWED

BE OF SIN THE (G) DOUBLE (D) CURE

SAVE FROM WRATH AND (A7) MAKE ME (D) PURE

 

COULD MY TEARS FOR(G)EVER (D) FLOW

COULD MY ZEAL NO (A7) LONGER (D) KNOW

THESE FOR (A7) SIN COULD NOT A(D)TONE

THOU MUST (A7) SAVE, AND THOU A(D)LONE

IN MY HAND NO (G) PRICE I (D) BRING

SIMPLY TO THE (A7) CROSS I (D) CLING

 

WHILE I DRAW THIS (G) FLEETING (D) BREATH

WHEN MY EYELIDS (A7) CLOSE IN (D) DEATH

WHEN I (A7) RISE TO WORLDS UN(D)KOWN

AND BE(A7)HOLD THEE ON THY (D) THRONE

ROCK OF AGES, (G) CLEFT FOR (D) ME

LET ME HIDE MY(A7)SELF IN (D) THEE

 

ALTERNATE VERSES:

NOT THE LABOR OF MY HANDS

CAN FULFILL THY LAW'S DEMANDS

COULD MY ZEAL NO RESPITE KNOW

COULD MY TEARS FOREVER FLOW

ALL FOR SIN COULD NOT ATONE

THOU MUST SAVE, AND THOU ALONE

 

NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING

SIMPLY TO THE CROSS I CLING

NAKED, COME TO THEE FOR DRESS

HELPLESS LOOK TO THEE FOR GRACE

FOUL, I TO THE FOUNTAIN FLY

WASH ME, SAVIOR, OR I DIE

 

WHILE I DRAW THIS FLEETING BREATH

WHEN MINE EYES SHALL CLOSE IN DEATH

(ORIG: WHEN MY EYE-STRINGS BREAK IN DEATH)

WHEN I SOAR TO WORLDS UNKNOWN

SEE THEE ON THY JUDGMENT THRONE

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME

LET ME HIDE MYSELF IN THEE


SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?

19 CENTURY AMERICAN, ROBERT LOWRY, A

 

(A) SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

(E7) WHERE BRIGHT ANGEL FEET HAVE (A) TROD

WITH ITS CRYSTAL TIDE FOREVER

FLOWING (E) BY THE (E7) THRONE OF (A) GOD?

 

(CHORUS) (D) YES, WE'LL GATHER AT THE (A) RIVER

THE (E7) BEAUTIFUL, THE BEAUTIFUL (A) RIVER

(D) GATHER WITH THE SAINTS AT THE (A) RIVER

THAT (E) FLOWS BY THE (E7) THRONE OF (A) GOD

 

ON THE BOSOM OF THE RIVER

WHERE THE SAVIOR KING WE OWN

WE SHALL MEET AND SORROW NEVER

'NEATH THE GLORY OF THE THRONE (CHORUS)

 

‘ERE WE REACH THE SHINING RIVER

LAY WE EVERY BURDEN DOWN

GRACE OUR SPIRIT WILL DELIVER

AND PROVIDE A ROBE AND GOWN (CHORUS)

 

SOON WE'LL REACH THE SHINING RIVER

SOON OUR PILGRIMAGE WILL CEASE

SOON OUR HAPPY HEARTS WILL QUIVER

WITH THE MELODY OF PEACE (CHORUS)


SWEET BY AND BY

WORDS BY SANFORD FILLMORE BENNETT, MUSIC BY JOSEPH P WEBSTER, D

 

THERE'S A (D) LAND THAT IS (G) FAIRER THAN (D) DAY

AND BY FAITH WE CAN (A) SEE IT AFAR

FOR THE (D) FATHER WAITS (G) OVER THE (D) WAY

TO PREPARE US A (A) DWELLING PLACE (D) THERE

 

(CHORUS) IN THE SWEET BY AND (A) BY

WE SHALL (A7) MEET ON THAT BEAUTIFUL (D) SHORE

IN THE SWEET BY AND (G) BY

WE SHALL (D) MEET ON THAT (A7) BEAUTIFUL (D) SHORE

 

TO OUR (D) BOUNTIFUL (G) FATHER A(D)BOVE

WE WILL OFFER OUR TRIBUTE OF (A) PRAISE

FOR THE (D) GLORIOUS (G) GIFT OF HIS (D) LOVE

AND THE BLESSINGS THAT (A) HALLOW OUR (D) DAYS (CHORUS)


SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

WORDS BY WILLIAM W WALFORD, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, G

 

SWEET (G) HOUR OF PRAYER, SWEET (C) HOUR OF PRAYER

THAT (G) CALLS ME FROM A (D) WORLD OF CARE

AND (G) BIDS ME AT MY (C) FATHER'S THRONE

MAKE (G) ALL MY WANTS AND (D7) WISHES (G) KNOWN

IN SEASONS OF DISTRESS AND GRIEF

MY SOUL HAS OFTEN FOUND RE(D)LIEF

AND (G) OFT ESCAPED THE (C) TEMPTER'S SNARE

BY (G) THY RETURN, SWEET (D7) HOUR OF (G) PRAYER

 

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

THE JOYS I FEEL, THE BLISS I SHARE

OF THOSE WHOSE ANXIOUS SPIRITS BURN

WITH STRONG DESIRES FOR THY RETURN

WITH SUCH I HASTEN TO THE PLACE

WHERE GOD MY SAVIOR SHOWS HIS FACE

AND GLADLY TAKE MY STATION THERE

AND WAIT FOR THEE, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

 

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

THY WINGS SHALL MY PETITION BEAR

TO HIM WHOSE TRUTH AND FAITHFULNESS

ENGAGE THE WAITING SOUL TO BLESS

AND SINCE HE BIDS ME SEEK HIS FACE

BELIEVE HIS WORD AND TRUST HIS GRACE

I'LL CAST ON HIM MY EVERY CARE

AND WAIT FOR THEE, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

 

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

MAY I THY CONSOLATION SHARE

TILL, FROM MOUNT PISGAH'S LOFTY HEIGHT

I VIEW MY HOME, AND TAKE MY FLIGHT

THIS ROBE OF FLESH I'LL DROP AND RISE

TO SEIZE THE EVERLASTING PRIZE

AND SHOUT, WHILE PASSING THROUGH THE AIR

FAREWELL, FAREWELL, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER


TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY

WORDS BY A KATHERINE HANKEY, MUSIC BY WILLIAM HOWARD DOANE

 

TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY, OF UNSEEN THINGS ABOVE

OF JESUS AND HIS GLORY, OF JESUS AND HIS LOVE

TELL ME THE STORY SIMPLY, AS TO A LITTLE CHILD

FOR I AM WEAK AND WEARY, AND HELPLESS AND DEFILED

 

(CHORUS) TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY

TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY

TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY

OF JESUS AND HIS LOVE

 

TELL ME THE STORY SLOWLY, THAT I MAY TAKE IT IN

THAT WONDERFUL REDEMPTION, GOD'S REMEDY FOR SIN

TELL ME THE STORY OFTEN, FOR I FORGET SO SOON

THE EARLY DEW OF MORNING, HAS PASSED AWAY AT NOON (CHORUS)

 

TELL ME THE STORY SOFTLY, WITH EARNEST TONES AND GRAVE

REMEMBER I'M THE SINNER, WHOM JESUS CAME TO SAVE

TELL ME THE STORY ALWAYS, IF YOU WOULD REALLY BE

IN ANY TIME OF TROUBLE, A COMFORTER TO ME (CHORUS)

 

TELL ME THE SAME OLD STORY, WHEN YOU HAVE CAUSE TO FEAR

THAT THIS WORLD'S EMPTY GLORY, IS COSTING ME TOO DEAR

YES, AND WHEN THAT WORLD'S GLORY, IS DAWNING ON MY SOUL

TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY, "CHRIST JESUS MAKES THEE WHOLE" (CHORUS)


THE CHURCH'S ONE FOUNDATION

WORDS BY SAMUEL J STONE, MUSIC BY SAMUEL S WESLEY

 

THE CHURCH’S ONE FOUNDATION IS JESUS CHRIST HER LORD,

SHE IS HIS NEW CREATION BY WATER AND THE WORD.

FROM HEAVEN HE CAME AND SOUGHT HER TO BE HIS HOLY BRIDE;

WITH HIS OWN BLOOD HE BOUGHT HER AND FOR HER LIFE HE DIED.

 

SHE IS FROM EVERY NATION, YET ONE O’ER ALL THE EARTH;

HER CHARTER OF SALVATION, ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BIRTH;

ONE HOLY NAME SHE BLESSES, PARTAKES ONE HOLY FOOD,

AND TO ONE HOPE SHE PRESSES, WITH EVERY GRACE ENDUED.

 

THE CHURCH SHALL NEVER PERISH! HER DEAR LORD TO DEFEND,

TO GUIDE, SUSTAIN, AND CHERISH, IS WITH HER TO THE END:

THOUGH THERE BE THOSE WHO HATE HER, AND FALSE SONS IN HER PALE,

AGAINST OR FOE OR TRAITOR SHE EVER SHALL PREVAIL.

 

THOUGH WITH A SCORNFUL WONDER MEN SEE HER SORE OPPRESSED,

BY SCHISMS RENT ASUNDER, BY HERESIES DISTRESSED:

YET SAINTS THEIR WATCH ARE KEEPING, THEIR CRY GOES UP, “HOW LONG?”

AND SOON THE NIGHT OF WEEPING SHALL BE THE MORN OF SONG!

 

’MID TOIL AND TRIBULATION, AND TUMULT OF HER WAR,

SHE WAITS THE CONSUMMATION OF PEACE FOREVERMORE;

TILL, WITH THE VISION GLORIOUS, HER LONGING EYES ARE BLEST,

AND THE GREAT CHURCH VICTORIOUS SHALL BE THE CHURCH AT REST.

 

YET SHE ON EARTH HATH UNION WITH GOD THE THREE IN ONE,

AND MYSTIC SWEET COMMUNION WITH THOSE WHOSE REST IS WON,

WITH ALL HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO, BY THE MASTER’S HAND

LED THROUGH THE DEATHLY WATERS, REPOSE IN EDEN LAND.

 

O HAPPY ONES AND HOLY! LORD, GIVE US GRACE THAT WE

LIKE THEM, THE MEEK AND LOWLY, ON HIGH MAY DWELL WITH THEE:

THERE, PAST THE BORDER MOUNTAINS, WHERE IN SWEET VALES THE BRIDE

WITH THEE BY LIVING FOUNTAINS FOREVER SHALL ABIDE!


THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD

ROY ACUFF, KITTY WELLS

THE REV GUY SMITH

 

WHAT A (A) BEAUTIFUL (A7) THOUGHT I AM (D) THINKING

CON(E)CERNING THE (E7) GREAT SPECKLED (A) BIRD

REMEMBER HER (A7) NAME IS RE(D)CORDED

ON THE (E7) PAGES OF GOD'S HOLY (A) WORD (PURE SHINING GOLD)

ALL THE OTHER (A7) BIRDS FLOCKING A(D)ROUND HER

AND (E) SHE IS DES(E7)PISED BY THE (A) SQUAD

BUT THE GREAT SPECKLED (A7) BIRD IN THE (D) BIBLE

IS (E7) ONE WITH THE GREAT CHURCH OF (A) GOD

 

ALL THE OTHER CHURCHES ARE AGAINST HER

THEY ENVY HER GLORY AND FAME

THEY HATE HER BECAUSE SHE IS CHOSEN

AND HAS NOT DENIED JESUS' NAME

DESIRING TO LOWER HER STANDARD

THEY WATCH EVERY MOVE THAT SHE MAKES

THEY TRY TO FIND FAULT WITH HER TEACHINGS

BUT THEY CANNOT FIND ANY MISTAKES

 

SHE IS SPREADING HER WINGS FOR A JOURNEY

SHE IS GOING TO LEAVE BY AND BY

WHEN THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND IN THE MORNING

SHE WILL RISE AND GO UP IN THE SKY

IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HER DESPISERS

WITH A SONG NEVER UTTERED BEFORE

SHE WILL RISE AND BE GONE IN A MOMENT

TILL THE GREAT TRIBULATION IS O'ER

 

I AM GLAD I HAVE LEARNED OF HER MEEKNESS

I AM PROUD THAT MY NAME IS ON THE BOOK

AND I WANT TO BE ONE NEVER FEARING

ON THE FACE OF MY SAVIOR TO LOOK

WHEN HE COMETH DESCENDING FROM HEAVEN

ON THE CLOUDS, AS HE WROTE IN THE WORD

I'LL BE JOYFULLY CARRIED UP TO MEET HIM

ON THE WINGS OF THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD


THE LORD'S PRAYER

ALBERT HAY MALOTTE

 

OUR (F7) FATHER, (Bb) WHICH ART IN (Cm7) HEA(F7)VEN (Bb)

(Gm) HALLOWED (Cm7) BE (Fm) THY (B7) NAME

(Gm) THY KINGDOM (Dm) COME, (Gm) THY WILL BE (D7) DONE

ON (Gm) EARTH, (Eb) AS IT (Bb) IS IN (F7) HEA(Bb)VEN

(Eb) GIVE (Bb) US (Eb) THIS (Bb) DAY (Gm) OUR (Cm7) DAILY (Bb) BREAD

AND FOR(Gm6)GIVE US OUR (A) DEBTS

AS (Em7b5) WE FORGIVE OUR (Asus) DEB(A)TORS

(A7) AND (Bbmaj7) LEAD US NOT INTO TEMP(Cm)TATION

BUT DE(C7)LIVER US FROM (Eb)E(F7)VIL

FOR (Bb)THINE IS THE (Cm)KINGDOM

AND THE (C7) POWER

AND THE (E7) GLORY

FOR(Bb)EVER

(F7) A(Eb)MEN (Bb) A(Eb,Bb,Cm)MEN(Bb)


THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

REV GEORGE BENNARD (1913) E

 

(E) ON A HILL FAR AWAY STOOD AN (A) OLD RUGGED CROSS

THE (B7) EMBLEM OF SUFFERING AND (E) SHAME

AND I LOVE THAT OLD CROSS, WHERE THE (A) DEAREST AND BEST

FOR A (B7) WORLD OF LOST SINNERS WAS (E) SLAIN

 

(CHORUS) SO I'LL (B7) CHERISH THE OLD RUGGED (E) CROSS

TILL MY (A) TROPHIES AT LAST I LAY (E) DOWN

I WILL CLING TO THE OLD RUGGED (A) CROSS

AND EX(E)CHANGE IT SOME(B7)DAY FOR A (E) CROWN

 

O THAT OLD RUGGED CROSS, SO DESPISED BY THE WORLD

HAS A WONDROUS ATTRACTION FOR ME

FOR THE DEAR LAMB OF GOD LEFT HIS GLORY ABOVE

TO BEAR IT TO DARK CALVARY

 

IN THE OLD RUGGED CROSS, STAINED WITH BLOOD SO DIVINE

A WONDROUS BEAUTY I SEE

FOR 'TWAS ON THAT OLD CROSS, JESUS SUFFERED AND DIED

TO PARDON AND SANCTIFY ME

 

TO THE OLD RUGGED CROSS, I WILL EVER BE TRUE

ITS SHAME AND REPROACH GRADLY BEAR

THEN HE'LL CALL ME SOMEDAY TO MY HOME FAR AWAY

WHERE HIS GLORY FOREVER I'LL SHARE


THE UNCLOUDED DAY

UNCLOUDY DAY

WILLIE NELSON

J K ALWOOD

 

O THEY (A) TELL ME OF A HOME FAR BE(D)YOND THE (A) SKIES

O THEY TELL ME OF A HOME FAR A(E)WAY

O THEY (A) TELL ME OF A HOME WHERE NO (D) STORM CLOUDS (A) RISE

O THEY TELL ME OF AN UN(E7)CLOUDED (UNCLOUDY) (A) DAY

 

(REFRAIN) O THE LAND OF CLOUDLESS DAY!

O THE LAND OF AN UNCLOUDED (E) DAY!

O THEY (A) TELL ME OF A HOME WHERE NO (D) STORM CLOUDS (A) RISE

O THEY TELL ME OF AN UN(E7)CLOUDED (A) DAY

 

O THEY TELL 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 (REFRAIN)

 

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 (REFRAIN)

 

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 (REFRAIN)


THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD

WORDS BY MALTBIE D BABCOCK, MUSIC TRADITIONAL ENGLISH MELODY

ARRANGED BY FRANKLIN L SHEPPARD

 

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, AND TO MY LISTENING EARS

ALL NATURE SINGS, AND ROUND ME RINGS THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, I REST ME IN THE THOUGHT

OF ROCKS AND TREES, OF SKIES AND SEAS, HIS HAND THE WONDERS WROUGHT

 

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, THE BIRDS THEIR CAROLS RAISE

THE MORNING LIGHT, THE LILY WHITE, DECLARE THEIR MAKER'S PRAISE

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, HE SHINES IN ALL THAT'S FAIR

IN THE RUSTLING GRASS I HEAR HIM PASS, HE SPEAKS TO ME EVERYWHERE

 

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, O LET ME NE'ER FORGET

THAT THOUGH THE WRONG SEEMS OF SO STRONG, GOD IS THE RULER YET

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, THE BATTLE IS NOT DONE

JESUS WHO DIED SHALL BE SATISFIED, AND EARTH AND HEAV'N BE ONE

 

ALTERNATE VERSES:

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, O LET ME NE'ER FORGET

THAT THOUGH THE WRONG SEEMS OFT SO STRONG, GOD IS THE RULER YET

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD; WHY WOULD MY HEART BE SAD?

THE LORD IS KING; LET HEAVENS RING! GOD REIGNS; LET THE EARTH BE GLAD

 

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, DREAMING, I SEE HIS FACE

I OPE MY EYES, AND IN GLAD SURPRISE CRY, "THE LORD IS IN THIS PLACE"

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, FROM THE SHINING COURTS ABOVE

THE BELOVED ONE, HIS ONLY SON, CAME -- A PLEDGE OF DEATHLESS LOVE

 

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, SHOULD MY HEART BE EVER SAD?

THE LORD IS KING -- LET THE HEAVENS RING, GOD REIGNS -- LET THE EARTH BE GLAD

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, NOW CLOSER TO HEAVEN BOUND

FOR DEAR TO GOD IS THE EARTH CHRIST TROD, NO PLACE BUT IS HOLY GROUND

 

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, I WALK A DESERT LONE

IN A BUSH ABLAZE TO MY WONDERING GAZE GOD MAKES HIS GLORY KNOWN

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD, A WANDERER I MAY ROAM

WHATE'ER MY LOT, IT MATTERS NOT, MY HEART IS STILL AT HOME


TURN YOUR RADIO ON

RAY STEVENS, A

ALBERT E BRUMLEY

 

(WELL,) COME AND LISTEN (A) IN TO A RADIO STATION

WHERE THE MIGHTY (D) VOICE OF HEAVEN (A) SINGS

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, TURN YOUR RADIO (E7) ON

(YOU) BET YOU'RE GONNA (A) FEEL THOSE GOOD VIBRATIONS

COMING FROM THE (D) JOY THAT HIS LOVE CAN (A) BRING

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, TURN YOUR (E) RADIO (A) ON

 

(CHORUS) TURN YOUR RADIO ON, AND LISTEN TO THE (D) MUSIC IN THE (A) AIR

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, AND (E) GOD IS THERE

TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN (A) LOW, AND LISTEN TO THE (D) MASTER’S RADI(A)O

GET IN TOUCH WITH GOD, TURN YOUR (E) RADIO (A) ON

 

(DON’T YOU) KNOW THAT EVERY(A)BODY HAS A RADIO RECEIVER

ALL YOU GOTTA (D) DO IS LISTEN FOR THE (A) CALL

TURN YOUR RADIO ON, TURN YOUR RADIO (E7) ON

IF YOU LISTEN (A) IN YOU WILL BE A BELIEVER

LEANING ON THE (D) TRUTH THAT’LL NEVER (A) FALL

GET IN TOUCH WITH GOD, TURN YOUR (E) RADIO (A) ON (CHORUS)


WE GATHER TOGETHER

NETHERLANDS FOLD MELODY, WORDS FROM NEDERLADTSCH

GEDENCKCLANCK, 1626, TRANSLATED BY THEODORE BAKER, 1894, G

 

WE (G) GATHER TOGETHER TO (Am7) ASK THE LORD'S (G) BLESSING

HE (D) CHASTENS AND (G) HASTENS HIS (A) WILL TO MAKE (D) KNOWN

THE WICKED OP(G)PRESSING NOW (Am7) CEASE FROM DIS(G)TRESSING

SING (C) PRAISES TO HIS (D) NAME HE FOR(D7)GETS NOT HIS (G) OWN

 

BESIDE US TO GUIDE US, OUR GOD WITH US JOINING

ORDANING, MAINTAINING HIS KINDOM DIVINE

SO FROM THE BEGINNING THE FIGHT WE WERE WINNING

THOU, LORD, WAST AT OUR SIDE, ALL GLORY BE THINE!

 

WE ALL DO EXTOL THEE, THOU LEADER TRIUMPHANT

AND PRAY THAT THOU STILL OUR DEFENDER WILT BE

LET THY CONGREGATION ESCAPE TRIBULATION

THY NAME BE EVER PRAISED! O LORD, MAKE US FREE!


WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

WORDS BY JOSEPH M SCRIVEN, MUSIC BY CHARLES C CONVERSE

 

(A) WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN (D) JESUS, (A) ALL OUR SINS AND GRIEFS TO (E) BEAR!

(A) WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO (D) CARRY (A) EVERY(E)THING TO GOD IN (A) PRAYER

(D) O WHAT PEACE WE OFTEN (A) FORFEIT, (D) O WHAT (A) NEEDLESS PAIN WE (E) BEAR

(A) ALL BECAUSE WE DO NOT (D) CARRY (A) EVERY(E)THING TO GOD IN (A) PRAYER!

 

HAVE WE TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS? IS THERE TROUBLE ANYWHERE?

WE SHOULD NEVER BE DISCOURAGED; TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

CAN WE FIND A FRIEND SO FAITHFUL WHO WILL ALL OUR SORROWS SHARE?

JESUS KNOWS OUR EVERY WEAKNESS; TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

 

ARE WE WEAK AND HEAVY LADEN, CUMBERED WITH A LOAD OF CARE?

PRECIOUS SAVIOR, STILL OUR REFUGE, TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

DO THY FRIENDS DESPISE, FORSAKE THEE? TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

IN HIS ARMS HE'LL TAKE AND SHIELD THEE; THOU WILT FIND A SOLACE THERE

 

BLESSED SAVIOR, THOU HAST PROMISED THOU WILT ALL OUR BURDENS BEAR

MAY WE EVER, LORD, BE BRINGING ALL TO THEE IN EARNEST PRAYER

SOON IN GLORY BRIGHT UNCLOUDED THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR PRAYER

RAPTURE, PRAISE AND ENDLESS WORSHIP WILL BE OUR SWEET PORTION THERE


WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER

JAMES M BLACK, D

 

WHEN THE (D) TRUMPET OF THE LORD SHALL SOUND AND (G) TIME SHALL BE NO (D) MORE

AND THE MORNING BREAKS, ETERNAL, BRIGHT AND (A) FAIR

WHEN THE (D) SAVED OF EARTH SHALL GATHER OVER (G) ON THE OTHER (D) SHORE

AND THE ROLL IS CALLED UP (A7) YONDER, I'LL BE (D) THERE

 

(REFRAIN) WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER

WHEN THE (A7) ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER

WHEN THE (D) ROLL IS CALLED UP (G) YONDER

WHEN THE (D) ROLL IS CALLED UP (A7) YONDER I'LL BE (D) THERE

 

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 (REFRAIN)

 

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 (REFRAIN)


WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

WORDS BY KATHERINE E PURVIS, MUSIC BY JAMES M BLACK

 

I'M (A) JUST A WEA(A7)RY (D) PILGRIM

PLODDING (A) THROUGH THIS WORLD OF (E) SIN

GETTING (A) READY FOR (A7) THAT (D) CITY

 

(REFRAIN) WHEN THE (A) SAINTS GO (E7) MARCHING (A) IN

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING (E) IN

LORD, I (A) WANT TO BE (A7) IN THAT (D) NUMBER

WHEN THE (A) SAINTS GO (E7) MARCHING (A) IN

 

MY FATHER LOVED THE SAVIOR, WHAT A SOLDIER HE HAD BEEN!

BUT HIS STEPS WILL BE MORE STEADY (REFRAIN)

 

AND MOTHER, MAY GOD BLESS HER, I CAN SEE HER NOW AS THEN

WITH A ROBE OF WHITE AROUND HER (REFRAIN)

 

UP THERE I'LL SEE THE SAVIOR, WHO REDEEMED MY SOUL FROM SIN

WITH EXTENDED HANDS HE'LL GREET ME (REFRAIN)


WHISPERING HOPE

SEPTIMUS WINNER ("ALICE HAWTHORNE"), G

 

(G) SOFT AS THE (C) VOICE OF AN (G) ANGEL

(D7) BREATHING A LESSON UN(G)HEARD

HOPE WITH A GENTLE PER(C)SUASION

(G) WHISPERS HER (D7) COMFORTING (G) WORD

WAIT TILL THE (D7) DARKNESS IS (G) OVER

(D7) WAIT TILL THE (A7) TEMPEST IS (D7) DONE

(G) HOPE FOR THE (C) SUNSHINE TO(G)MORROW

AFTER THE (D7) SHOWER IS (G) GONE

 

(REFRAIN) (D7) WHISPERING (G) HOPE

O HOW (D7) WELCOME THY (G) VOICE

(C) MAKING MY (G) HEART

IN ITS (D7) SORROW RE(G)JOICE

 

(G) IF, IN THE (C) DUSK OF THE (G) TWILIGHT

(D7) DIM BE THE REGION A(G)FAR

WILL NOT THE DEEPENING (C) DARKNESS

(G) BRIGHTEN THE (D7) GLIMMERING (G) STAR?

THEN WHEN THE (D7) NIGHT IS UP(G)ON US

(D7) WHY SHOULD THE (A7) HEART SINK A(D7)WAY?

(G) WHEN THE DARK (C) MIDNIGHT IS (G) OVER

WATCH FOR THE (D7) BREAKING OF (G) DAY (REFRAIN)

 

(G) HOPE, AS AN (C) ANCHOR SO (G) STEADFAST

(D7) RENDS THE DARK VEIL FOR THE (G) SOUL

WHITHER THE MASTER HAS (C) ENTERED

(G) ROBBING THE (D7) GRAVE OF ITS (G) GOAL

COME THEN, O (D7) COME, GLAD FRU(G)ITION

(D7) COME TO MY (A7) SAD WEARY (D7) HEART

(G) COME, O THOU (C) BLEST HOPE OF (G) GLORY

NEVER, O (D7) NEVER DE(G)PART (REFRAIN)


WHISPERING HOPE

SEPTIMUS WINNER ("ALICE HAWTHORNE"), E

 

(E) SOFT AS THE (A) VOICE OF AN (E) ANGEL

(B7) BREATHING A LESSON UN(E)HEARD

HOPE WITH A GENTLE PER(A)SUASION

(E) WHISPERS HER (B7) COMFORTING (E) WORD

WAIT TILL THE (B7) DARKNESS IS (E) OVER

(B7) WAIT TILL THE (F#7) TEMPEST IS (B7) DONE

(E) HOPE FOR THE (A) SUNSHINE TO(E)MORROW

AFTER THE (B7) SHOWER IS (E) GONE

 

(REFRAIN) (B7) WHISPERING (E) HOPE

O HOW (B7) WELCOME THY (E) VOICE

(A) MAKING MY (E) HEART

IN ITS (B7) SORROW RE(E)JOICE

 

(E) IF, IN THE (A) DUSK OF THE (E) TWILIGHT

(B7) DIM BE THE REGION A(E)FAR

WILL NOT THE DEEPENING (A) DARKNESS

(E) BRIGHTEN THE (B7) GLIMMERING (E) STAR?

THEN WHEN THE (B7) NIGHT IS UP(E)ON US

(B7) WHY SHOULD THE (F#7) HEART SINK A(B7)WAY?

(E) WHEN THE DARK (A) MIDNIGHT IS (E) OVER

WATCH FOR THE (B7) BREAKING OF (E) DAY (REFRAIN)

 

(E) HOPE, AS AN (A) ANCHOR SO (E) STEADFAST

(B7) RENDS THE DARK VEIL FOR THE (E) SOUL

WHITHER THE MASTER HAS (A) ENTERED

(E) ROBBING THE (B7) GRAVE OF ITS (E) GOAL

COME THEN, O (B7) COME, GLAD FRU(E)ITION

(B7) COME TO MY (F#7) SAD WEARY (B7) HEART

(E) COME, O THOU (A) BLEST HOPE OF (E) GLORY

NEVER, O (B7) NEVER DE(E)PART (REFRAIN)


WHY ME?

(WHY ME, LORD?)

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, E, 3/4

 

(B7) WHY ME, LORD

(E) WHAT HAVE I EVER (A) DONE

TO DESERVE EVEN (E) ONE

OF THE PLEASURES I’VE (B7) KNOWN

 

TELL ME, LORD

(E) WHAT DID I EVER (A) DO

THAT WAS WORTH LOVING (E) YOU

OR THE (B7) KINDNESS YOU’VE (E) SHOWN

 

(CHORUS) (A) LORD HELP ME, JESUS, I’VE (E) WASTED IT SO HELP ME, (B7) JESUS

I KNOW WHAT I (E) AM

BUT (A) NOW THAT I KNOW, THAT I’VE (E) NEEDED YOU SO HELP ME (B7) JESUS, MY SOUL’S IN YOUR (E) HANDS

 

(B7) TRY ME, LORD

(E) IF YOU THINK THERE’S A (A) WAY

I CAN TRY TO RE(E)PAY

ALL I’VE TAKEN FROM (B7) YOU

 

MAYBE, LORD

(E) I CAN SHOW SOMEONE (A) ELSE

WHAT I’VE BEEN THROUGH MY(E)SELF

ON MY (B7) WAY BACK TO (E) YOU

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS), PLUS:

(B7) JESUS, MY SOUL’S IN YOUR (E) HANDS


WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

WORDS BY ADA R HABERSHON, MUSIC BY CHARLES H GABRIEL, C

 

THERE ARE (C) LOVED ONES IN THE (C7) GLORY

WHOSE DEAR (F) FORMS YOU OFTEN (C) MISS

WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EARTHLY (Am) STORY

WILL YOU (D7) JOIN THEM IN THEIR (G7) BLISS?

 

(CHORUS) WILL THE (C) CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

BY AND (F) BY, LORD, BY AND (C) BY?

THERE'S A BETTER HOME AWAITING

IN THE (G) SKY, LORD, (G7) IN THE (C) SKY

 

IN THE JOYOUS DAYS OF CHILDHOOD

OFT' THEY TOLD OF WONDROUS LOVE

POINTED TO THE DYING SAVIOR

NOW THEY DWELL WITH HIM ABOVE (CHORUS)

 

YOU REMEMBER SONGS OF HEAVEN

WHICH YOU SANG WITH CHILDISH VOICE

DO YOU LOVE THE HYMNS THEY TAUGHT YOU

OR ARE SONGS OF EARTH YOUR CHOICE? (CHORUS)

 

YOU CAN PICTURE HAPPY GATH'RINGS

'ROUND THE FIRESIDE LONG AGO

AND YOU THINK OF TEARFUL PARTINGS

WHEN THEY LEFT YOU HERE BELOW (CHORUS)

 

ONE BY ONE THEIR SEATS WERE EMPTIED

ONE BY ONE THEY WENT AWAY

HERE THE CIRCLE HAS BEEN BROKEN

WILL IT BE COMPLETE ONE DAY? (CHORUS)


WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

JOAN BAEZ, JOHNNY CASH

WORDS BY ADA R HABERSHON, MUSIC BY CHARLES H GABRIEL

(ADAPTED BY CATHY WINTER, BETSY ROSE AND MARCIA TAYLOR )

 

I WAS STANDING BY THE WINDOW ONE DARK AND CLOUDY DAY

WHEN I SAW THE HEARSE COME ROLLING FOR TO CARRY MY MOTHER AWAY

 

C: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN BY AND BY, LORD, BY AND BY?

THERE'S A BETTER HOME AWAITING IN THE SKY, LORD, IN THE SKY

 

WELL, I TOLD THAT UNDERTAKER "UNDERTAKER, PLEASE DRIVE SLOW

FOR THIS BODY YOU ARE HAULING, LORD, I HATE TO SEE HER GO"

 

C: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN BY AND BY, LORD, BY AND BY?

THERE'S A BETTER HOME A-WAITING IN THE SKY, LORD, IN THE SKY

 

WELL, I FOLLOWED CLOSE BEHIND HER, TRIED TO HOLD UP AND BE BRAVE

BUT I COULD NOT HIDE MY SORROW WHEN THEY LAID HER IN THE GRAVE

 

C: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN BY AND BY, LORD, BY AND BY?

THERE'S A BETTER HOME A-WAITING IN THE SKY, LORD, IN THE SKY

 

C2: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN BY AND BY, LORD, BY AND BY

THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO LIVE NOW, WE CAN HAVE IT IF WE TRY

 

I WAS SINGING WITH MY SISTER, I WAS SINGING WITH MY FRIENDS

AND WE ALL CAN SING TOGETHER, 'CAUSE THE CIRCLE NEVER ENDS

 

C2: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN BY AND BY, LORD, BY AND BY

THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO LIVE NOW, WE CAN HAVE IT IF WE TRY

 

I WAS BORN DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE SUN REFUSED TO SHINE

BUT I'M CLIMBING UP TO THE HIGHLAND, GONNA MAKE THAT MOUNTAIN MINE!

 

C2: WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN BY AND BY, LORD, BY AND BY

THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO LIVE NOW, WE CAN HAVE IT IF WE TRY


WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

JOAN BAEZ, JOHNNY CASH, EDDY ARNOLD, C

WORDS BY ADA R HABERSHON, MUSIC BY CHARLES H GABRIEL (ADAPTED)

 

I WAS (C) STANDING BY MY (C7) WINDOW

ON ONE (F) COLD AND CLOUDY (C) DAY

WHEN I SAW THE HEARSE COME (Am) ROLLING

FOR TO (D7) TAKE MY MOTHER A(G7)WAY

 

(REFRAIN) WILL THE (C) CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

BY AND (F) BY, LORD, BY AND (C) BY?

THERE'S A BETTER HOME AWAITING

IN THE (G) SKY, LORD, IN (G7) THE (C) SKY

 

WELL, I TOLD THAT UNDERTAKER

"UNDERTAKER, PLEASE DRIVE SLOW

FOR THIS BODY YOU ARE HAULING

LORD, I HATE TO SEE HER GO" (REFRAIN)

 

WELL, I FOLLOWED CLOSE BEHIND HER

TRIED TO HOLD UP AND BE BRAVE

BUT I COULD NOT HIDE MY SORROW

WHEN THEY LAID HER IN THE GRAVE (REFRAIN)

 

(ALTERNATE LAST VERSE)

I WILL FOLLOW CLOSE BEHIND HER

TRY TO HOLD UP AND BE BRAVE

BUT I COULD NOT HIDE MY SORROW

WHEN THEY LAID HER IN THE GRAVE (REFRAIN)


WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING

WORDS BY ANNA L WALKER, MUSIC BY LOWELL MASON, E

 

(E) WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS (A) COM(E)ING, WORK THROUGH THE (B7) MORNING (E) HOURS

WORK WHILE THE DEW IS (A) SPARK(E)LING, WORK, 'MID (B7) SPRINGING (E) FLOWERS

(B7) WORK, WHEN THE DAY GROWS BRIGHTER, (E) WORK IN THE (B7)GLOWING (E) SUN

(E) WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS (A) COM(E)ING, WHEN MAN'S (B7) WORK IS (E) DONE

 

WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING, WORK THROUGH THE SUNNY NOON

FILL BRIGHTEST HOURS WITH LABOR, REST COME SURE AND SOON

GIVE EVERY FLYING MINUTE, SOMETHING TO KEEP IN STORE

WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING, WHEN MAN WORKS NO MORE

 

WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING, UNDER THE SUNSET SKIES

WHILE THEIR BRIGHT TINTS ARE GLOWING, WORK FOR THE DAYLIGHT FLIES

WORK TILL THE LAST BEAM FADETH, FADETH TO SHINE NO MORE

WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK'NING, WHEN MAN'S WORK IS O'ER