SPIRITUAL SONGS

(COUNTRY MUSIC LYRICS, VOLUME 3)

(WORDS ONLY; ABBREVIATED VERSION)

28 FEBRUARY 2003

Reformatted 4 May 2004

ALL IN KEY OF A, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

© 2004 Joseph George Caldwell. All rights reserved. Posted at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and 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
February 28, 2003



TABLE OF CONTENTS

AMAZING GRACE    1
BLESSED ASSURANCE    2
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS    3
HE LEADETH ME    4
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY    5
HOW GREAT THOU ART    6
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN    7
IN THE GARDEN    8
IT IS NO SECRET    9
JESUS LOVES ME    10
JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE    11
NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE    12
ONE DAY AT A TIME    13
ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE    14
ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS    15
PEACE IN THE VALLY    16
RIVERS OF BABYLON    17
ROCK OF AGES    18
SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER?    20
SWEET BY AND BY    21
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER    22
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS    23
THE UNCLOUDED DAY    24
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS    25
WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER    26
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN    27
WHISPERING HOPE    28
WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN    29
WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN    30




AMAZING GRACE
WORDS BY JOHN NEWTON (LAST VERSE BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR)
MUSIC BY JAMES P CARRELL AND DAVID S CLAYTON, A

AMAZING GRACE! HOW SWEET THE SOUND
THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME!
I ONCE WAS LOST, BUT NOW AM FOUND;
WAS BLIND, BUT NOW I 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.

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

BLESSED ASSURANCE, JESUS IS MINE!
OH, WHAT A FORETASTE OF GLORY DIVINE!
HEIR OF SALVATION, PURCHASE OF GOD
BORN OF HIS SPIRIT, WASHED IN HIS BLOOD

(CHORUS) THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG
PRAISING MY SAVIOR ALL THE DAY LONG
THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG
PRAISING MY SAVIOR ALL THE DAY LONG

PERFECT SUBMISSION, PERFECT DELIGHT
VISIONS OF RAPTURE NOW BURST ON MY SIGHT
ANGELS DESCENDING BRING FROM ABOVE
ECHOES OF MERCY, WHISPERS OF LOVE (CHORUS)

PERFECT SUBMISSION, ALL IS AT REST
I IN MY SAVIOR AM HAPPY AND BLEST
WATCHING AND WAITING, LOOKING ABOVE
FILLED WITH HIS GOODNESS, LOST IN HIS LOVE (CHORUS)

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
THOMAS O CHISHOLM AND WILLIAM M RUNYAN, G

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, O GOD, MY FATHER
THERE IS NO SHADOW OF TURNING WITH THEE
THOU CHANGEST NOT, THY COMPASSIONS, THEY FAIL NOT
AS THOU HAST BEEN, THOU FOREVER WILT BE

(CHORUS) GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS!
MORNING BY MORNING NEW MERCIES I SEE
ALL I HAVE NEEDED THY HAND HATH PROVIDED
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, LORD, UNTO ME!

SUMMER AND WINTER, AND SPRINGTIME AND HARVEST
SUN, MOON AND STARS IN THEIR COURSES ABOVE
JOIN WITH ALL NATURE IN MANIFOLD WITNESS
TO THY GREAT FAITHFULNESS, MERCY AND LOVE (CHORUS)

PARDON FOR SIN AND A PEACE THAT ENDURETH
THY OWN DEAR PRESENCE TO CHEER AND TO GUIDE
STRENGTH FOR TODAY AND BRIGHT HOPE FOR TOMORROW
BLESSINGS OF MINE WITH TEN THOUSAND BESIDE (CHORUS)

HE LEADETH ME
WORDS BY JOSEPH H GILMORE, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, G

HE LEADETH ME, O BLESSÈD THOUGHT!
O WORDS WITH HEAV’NLY COMFORT FRAUGHT!
WHATE’ER I DO, WHERE’ER I BE
STILL ’TIS GOD’S HAND THAT LEADETH ME.

(REFRAIN) HE LEADETH ME, HE LEADETH ME,
BY HIS OWN HAND HE LEADETH ME;
HIS FAITHFUL FOLLOWER I WOULD BE,
FOR BY HIS HAND HE LEADETH ME.

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

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!
EARLY IN THE MORNING OUR SONG SHALL RISE TO THEE;
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, MERCIFUL AND MIGHTY!
GOD IN THREE PERSONS, BLESSÈD TRINITY!

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, BLESSÈD TRINITY!

HOW GREAT THOU ART
CHRISTIE LANE, CONNIE SMITH, D
STUART K HINE

OH LORD MY GOD, WHEN I IN AWESOME WONDER
CONSIDER ALL THE WORKS THY HANDS HAVE MADE
I SEE THE STARS, I HEAR THE MIGHTY THUNDER
THY POWER THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE DISPLAYED

(CHORUS) THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOUR GOD TO THEE
HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART
THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOUR GOD TO THEE
HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART

WHEN THROUGH THE WOODS AND FOREST GLADES I WANDER
AND HEAR THE BIRDS SING SWEETLY IN THE TREES
WHEN I LOOK DOWN FROM LOFTY MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR
AND HEAR THE BROOK AND FEEL THE GENTLE BREEZE (CHORUS)

AND WHEN I THINK THAT GOD, HIS SON NOT SPARING
SENT HIM TO DIE, I SCARCE CAN TAKE IT IN
THAT ON THE CROSS, MY BURDEN GLADLY BEARING
HE BLED AND DIED TO TAKE AWAY MY SINS (CHORUS)

WHEN CHRIST SHALL COME WITH SHOUT OF ACCLAMATION
AND TAKE ME HOME, WHAT JOY SHALL FILL MY HEART
THEN I SHALL BOW IN HUMBLE ADORATION
AND THERE PROCLAIM MY GOD HOW GREAT THOU ART (CHORUS)

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN
JIM REEVES, D
MOSIE LISTER

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU TALKED WITH THE LORD
AND TOLD HIM YOUR HEART'S HIDDEN SECRETS?
HOW LONG SINCE YOU PRAYED? HOW LONG SINCE YOU STAYED
ON YOUR KNEES TILL THE LIGHT SHONE THROUGH?

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOUR MIND FELT AT EASE?
HOW LONG SINCE YOUR HEART KNEW NO BURDEN?
CAN YOU CALL HIM YOUR FRIEND, HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN
SINCE YOU KNEW THAT HE CARED FOR YOU?

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU KNELT BY YOUR BED
AND PRAYED TO THE LORD UP IN HEAVEN
HOW LONG SINCE YOU KNEW THAT HE'D ANSWER YOU
AND WOULD KEEP YOU THE LONG NIGHT THROUGH

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU WOKE WITH THE DAWN
AND FELT, THIS DAY'S WORTH LIVING
CAN YOU CALL HIM YOUR FRIEND, HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN
SINCE YOU KNEW THAT HE CARED FOR YOU

IN THE GARDEN
C AUSTIN MILES, C

I COME TO THE GARDEN ALONE
WHILE THE DEW IS STILL ON THE ROSES
AND THE VOICE I HEAR FALLING ON MY EAR
THE SON OF GOD DISCLOSES

(REFRAIN) AND HE WALKS WITH ME AND HE TALKS WITH ME
AND HE TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN
AND THE JOY WE SHARE AS WE TARRY THERE
NONE OTHER HAS EVER 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)

IT IS NO SECRET
WILF CARTER (“MONTANA SLIM”), G
STUART HAMBLEN

THE CHIMES OF TIME RING OUT THE NEWS, ANOTHER DAY IS THROUGH
SOMEONE SLIPPED AND FELL, WAS THAT SOMEONE YOU?
YOU MAY HAVE LONGED FOR ADDED STRENGTH, YOUR COURAGE TO RENEW
DO NOT BE DISHEARTENED, FOR I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU (I BRING HOPE TO YOU)

(CHORUS) IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO
WHAT HE’S DONE FOR OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR YOU
WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN HE’LL PARDON (WELCOME) YOU
IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN 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)

JESUS LOVES ME
WORDS BY ANNA B WARNER, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, G

JESUS LOVES ME! THIS I KNOW
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG
THEY ARE WEAK, BUT HE IS STRONG

(REFRAIN) YES, JESUS LOVES ME, YES, JESUS LOVES ME
YES, JESUS LOVES ME, THE BIBLE TELLS ME 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)

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
TRADITIONAL, ARRANGED BY KENNETH MORRIS, D

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) JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
GRANT IT, JESUS, IS MY PLEA
DAILY WALKING CLOSE TO THEE
LET IT BE, DEAR LORD, LET IT BE

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 SHORE, TO THY SHORE (CHORUS)

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

NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE, NEARER TO THEE
E'EN THOUGH IT BE A CROSS THAT RAISETH ME
STILL ALL MY SONG SHALL BE, NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE

(REFRAIN) NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE, NEARER TO 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)

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, G
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

ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO WAR
WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS GOING ON BEFORE
CHRIST, THE ROYAL MASTER, LEADS AGAINST THE FOE
FORWARD INTO BATTLE, SEE HIS BANNER GO

(CHORUS) ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO WAR
WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS GOING ON BEFORE

AT THE SIGHT OF TRIUMPH, SATAN'S HOST DOTH FLEE
ON, THEN, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, ON TO VICTORY
HELL'S FOUNDATIONS QUIVER AT THE SIGHT OF PRAISE
BROTHERS, LIFT YOUR VOICES, LOUD YOUR ANTHEMS RAISE (CHORUS)

LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY MOVES THE CHURCH OF GOD
BROTHERS, WE ARE TREADING, WHERE THE SAINTS HAVE TROD
WE ARE NOT DIVIDED, ALL ONE BODY WE
ONE IN HOPE AND DOCTRINE, ONE IN CHARITY (CHORUS)

ONWARD, THEN, YE PEOPLE, JOIN OUR HAPPY THRONG
BLEND WITH OURS YOUR VOICES, IN THE TRIUMPH SONG
GLORY, LAUD, AND HONOR, UNTO CHRIST THE KING
THIS THROUGH COUNTLESS AGES, MEN AND ANGELS SING (CHORUS)

PEACE IN THE VALLY
(THERE'LL BE) PEACE IN THE VALLEY (FOR ME)
THOMAS A DORSEY, A

I AM TIRED AND WEARY BUT I MUST TOIL ON
TILL THE LORD COMES TO CALL ME AWAY
WHERE THE MORNING IS BRIGHT AND THE LAMB IS THE LIGHT
AND THE NIGHT IS AS FAIR AS THE DAY

(REFRAIN) THERE'LL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY FOR ME SOME DAY
THERE'LL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY FOR ME
I PRAY NO MORE SORROW AND SADNESS OR TROUBLE WILL BE
THERE'LL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY FOR ME

THERE THE FLOWERS WILL BE BLOOMING, THE GRASS WILL BE GREEN
AND THE SKIES WILL BE CLEAR AND SERENE
THE SUN EVER SHINES, GIVING ONE ENDLESS BEAM
AND NO CLOUDS THERE WILL EVER BE SEEN (REFRAIN)

RIVERS OF BABYLON
JAMAICAN, A

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON
THERE WE SAT DOWN
AND THERE WE WEPT
AS WE REMEMBERED ZION (REPEAT)

OH THE WICKED CARRIED US AWAY CAPTIVITY
RE(D)QUIRED FROM US A SONG
HOW CAN WE SING THE LORD'S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND? (REPEAT)

LET THE WORDS OF OUR MOUTHS
AND THE MEDITATIONS OF OUR HEARTS
BE ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT
HERE TONIGHT (REPEAT)

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

ROCK OF AGES
WORDS BY AUGUSTUS M TOPLADY, ALTERED BY THOMAS COTTERILL,
MUSIC BY THOMAS HASTINGS, D

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME
LET ME HIDE MYSELF IN THEE
LET THE WATER AND THE BLOOD
FROM THE WOUNDED SIDE WHICH FLOWED
BE OF SIN THE DOUBLE CURE
SAVE FROM WRATH AND MAKE ME PURE

COULD MY TEARS FOREVER FLOW
COULD MY ZEAL NO LONGER KNOW
THESE FOR SIN COULD NOT ATONE
THOU MUST SAVE, AND THOU ALONE
IN MY HAND NO PRICE I BRING
SIMPLY TO THE CROSS I CLING

WHILE I DRAW THIS FLEETING BREATH
WHEN MY EYELIDS CLOSE IN DEATH
WHEN I RISE TO WORLDS UNKOWN
AND BEHOLD THEE ON THY THRONE
ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME
LET ME HIDE MYSELF IN 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

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER
WHERE BRIGHT ANGEL FEET HAVE TROD
WITH ITS CRYSTAL TIDE FOREVER
FLOWING BY THE THRONE OF GOD?

(CHORUS) YES, WE'LL GATHER AT THE RIVER
THE BEAUTIFUL, THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER
GATHER WITH THE SAINTS AT THE RIVER
THAT FLOWS BY THE THRONE OF 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 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

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)

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
WORDS BY WILLIAM W WALFORD, MUSIC BY WILLIAM B BRADBURY, G

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER, SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
THAT CALLS ME FROM A WORLD OF CARE
AND BIDS ME AT MY FATHER'S THRONE
MAKE ALL MY WANTS AND WISHES KNOWN
IN SEASONS OF DISTRESS AND GRIEF
MY SOUL HAS OFTEN FOUND RELIEF
AND OFT ESCAPED THE TEMPTER'S SNARE
BY THY RETURN, SWEET HOUR OF 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

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
REV GEORGE BENNARD (1913) E

ON A HILL FAR AWAY STOOD AN OLD RUGGED CROSS
THE EMBLEM OF SUFFERING AND SHAME
AND I LOVE THAT OLD CROSS, WHERE THE DEAREST AND BEST
FOR A WORLD OF LOST SINNERS WAS SLAIN

(CHORUS) SO I'LL CHERISH THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
TILL MY TROPHIES AT LAST I LAY DOWN
I WILL CLING TO THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
AND EXCHANGE IT SOMEDAY FOR A 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 TELL ME OF A HOME FAR BEYOND THE SKIES
O THEY TELL ME OF A HOME FAR AWAY
O THEY TELL ME OF A HOME WHERE NO STORM CLOUDS RISE
O THEY TELL ME OF AN UNCLOUDED (UNCLOUDY) DAY

(REFRAIN) O THE LAND OF CLOUDLESS DAY!
O THE LAND OF AN UNCLOUDED DAY!
O THEY TELL ME OF A HOME WHERE NO STORM CLOUDS RISE
O THEY TELL ME OF AN UNCLOUDED 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)

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
WORDS BY JOSEPH M SCRIVEN, MUSIC BY CHARLES C CONVERSE, A

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS, ALL OUR SINS AND GRIEFS TO BEAR!
WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO CARRY EVERYTHING TO GOD IN PRAYER
O WHAT PEACE WE OFTEN FORFEIT, O WHAT NEEDLESS PAIN WE BEAR
ALL BECAUSE WE DO NOT CARRY EVERYTHING TO GOD IN 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 TRUMPET OF THE LORD SHALL SOUND AND TIME SHALL BE NO MORE
AND THE MORNING BREAKS, ETERNAL, BRIGHT AND FAIR
WHEN THE SAVED OF EARTH SHALL GATHER OVER ON THE OTHER SHORE
AND THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER, I'LL BE THERE

(REFRAIN) WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER
WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER
WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER
WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER I'LL BE 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 JUST A WEARY PILGRIM
PLODDING THROUGH THIS WORLD OF SIN
GETTING READY FOR THAT CITY

(REFRAIN) WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
LORD, I WANT TO BE IN THAT NUMBER
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING 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

SOFT AS THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL
BREATHING A LESSON UNHEARD
HOPE WITH A GENTLE PERSUASION
WHISPERS HER COMFORTING WORD
WAIT TILL THE DARKNESS IS OVER
WAIT TILL THE TEMPEST IS DONE
HOPE FOR THE SUNSHINE TOMORROW
AFTER THE SHOWER IS GONE

(REFRAIN) WHISPERING HOPE
O HOW WELCOME THY VOICE
MAKING MY HEART
IN ITS SORROW REJOICE

IF, IN THE DUSK OF THE TWILIGHT
DIM BE THE REGION AFAR
WILL NOT THE DEEPENING DARKNESS
BRIGHTEN THE GLIMMERING STAR?
THEN WHEN THE NIGHT IS UPON US
WHY SHOULD THE HEART SINK AWAY?
WHEN THE DARK MIDNIGHT IS OVER
WATCH FOR THE BREAKING OF DAY (REFRAIN)

HOPE, AS AN ANCHOR SO STEADFAST
RENDS THE DARK VEIL FOR THE SOUL
WHITHER THE MASTER HAS ENTERED
ROBBING THE GRAVE OF ITS GOAL
COME THEN, O COME, GLAD FRUITION
COME TO MY SAD WEARY HEART
COME, O THOU BLEST HOPE OF GLORY
NEVER, O NEVER DEPART (REFRAIN)

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
WORDS BY ADA R HABERSHON, MUSIC BY CHARLES H GABRIEL, C

THERE ARE LOVED ONES IN THE GLORY
WHOSE DEAR FORMS YOU OFTEN MISS
WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EARTHLY STORY
WILL YOU JOIN THEM IN THEIR BLISS?

(CHORUS) 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

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

I WAS STANDING BY MY WINDOW
ON ONE COLD AND CLOUDY DAY
WHEN I SAW THE HEARSE COME ROLLING
FOR TO TAKE MY MOTHER AWAY

(REFRAIN) 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" (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)