January, 2004

"The Only Man-Made Thing In Heaven 
     Are The Scars On Jesus' Hands
"

Man's hands
And his plans
Have made this land
What it is today
We build sky high
Shining towers
And fill our hours
With idle ways
Lord you find me
Moving mountains
Not with faith
But with machines
And we're always
Looking for ways
To fulfill
Our earthly dreams

Not even Heaven is untouched by our hands
Thank God the only man-made thing in Heaven
Are the scars 
On Jesus' hands

In the great plan
The life of one man
Can save the whole world
From certain death

Sweet salvation
For generations
Those who breathe in
His Holy breath

Lord tomorrow 
All the sorrow
Of this world
Will pass away
Take my hand Lord
Take the man Lord
Lead me in your
Righteous way

Not even Heaven is untouched by our hands
Thank God the only man-made thing in Heaven
Are the scars 
On Jesus' hands

Not even Heaven is untouched by our hands
Thank God the only man-made thing in Heaven
Are the scars 
On Jesus' hands

Written by: Linda Hargrove, Pete Drake and Barbara Day

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"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"

They asked me how I knew 
My true love was true
Ohhhhhh oohhhhhh
I of course replied 
Something here inside 
Cannot be denied

They said someday you'll find 
All who love are blind
Ohhhhhh oohhhhhh
When your heart's on fire 
You must realize 
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed 
To think they could doubt all love
Yet today my love has flown away 
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride 
Tears I cannot hide
Ohhhhhh oohhhhhh
So I smile and say 
When a lovely flame dies 
Smoke gets in your eyes

Ohhhhhh oohhhhhh
Smoke gets in your eyes
Ohhhhhh oohhhhhh

Written by: Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern

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"Nashville Rain"

My suitcase ain't been opened
Since my last trip to Nashville
The last time that I saw you say goodbye
My blue suits needing folded
And looking kinda bashful
That I wish this fairway motel could fly

Through this cold Nashville rain
Six hundred miles from my home
As I call you collect from this phone
Through that cold Nashville rain

I first came to music city
With dreams and a hymn book
Songs that I hoped would break their hearts
Now all but my dreaming
Has come to a standstill
And the only hearts that I broke were ours

In that cold Nashville rain
Six hundred miles from my home
As I call you collect from this phone
Through this cold Nashville rain

And if I could
I'd catch that next plane back to you
And sing these songs of love
To the one I should be singing to
The operator says there's no one at that number
By your name

Through that cold Nashville rain
Through that cold Nashville rain
Through that cold Nashville rain
Ohh that cold Nashville rain
Yeah that cold Nashville rain
Through that cold Nashville rain

Written by: Cisco and Pete Anderson

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February, 2004

Too Many Mondays

Nothing much worth taking
Only years of things to leave behind
Mama quit your crying
Don't keep telling me I've lost my mind

Now I'm tired of making good and feeling bad
When I came to this morning
It came to me I had

Too many Mondays in my life
Too many mornings
When I hate to see the light
Too many Mondays 
That keep coming back too soon
Too few free and easy
Sunday afternoons

Living can be dying
When the days are all just marking time
Mama now we've made it 
Can't you see it wasn't worth the climb

Now there's something missing
And I don't know what
But the more I think about it
The more I know I got

Too many Mondays in my life
Too many mornings
When I hate to see the light
Too many Mondays 
That keep coming 'round too soon
Too few free and easy
Sunday afternoons

There are songs and sweet tomorrows 
Tugging at my sleeve
Mama don't you see their calling me
Calling me
Got to believe them

Too many Mondays in my life
Too many mornings
When I hate to see the light
Too many Mondays 
That keep a-coming 'round too soon
Too few free and easy
Sunday afternoons

Written by: Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann

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Bridge Of Love

There's a gap in the world
Only love can fill
And we can bridge that gap
If we have the will
No it won't be easy
We'll need help from above
But if everybody pitches in
We can build a bridge of love

Let's build a bridge of love
Across the sea of hate
From nation to nation 
Standing through each generation
Let's build a bridge of love 
Across the sea of hate
Hand in Hand
Side by side
That's what it's gonna take

Then one day we'll cross that
Bridge to a better life
And we'll leave behind us 
That old world of strife
When we reach our new world
Hate we'll never fear
And I bet if we could see God's face
He'd be smiling from ear to ear

Let's build a bridge of love
Across the sea of hate
From nation to nation 
Standing through each generation
Let's build a bridge of love 
Across the sea of hate
Hand in Hand
Side by side
That's what it's gonna take

Let's build a bridge of love
Across the sea of hate
From nation to nation 
Standing through each generation
Let's build a bridge of love 
Across the sea of hate
Hand in Hand
Side by side
That's what it's gonna take

Let's build a bridge of love
Across the sea of hate
From nation to nation 
Standing through each generation
Let's build a bridge of love 

Written by: Archie P. Jordan

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The Stories We Can Tell

Talkin' to myself again
And wondering if this traveling is good
Is there something else a-doing 
We'd be doing if we could
But ahh the stories we can tell
And if it all blows up and goes to hell
I can still see her sitting on a bed in some motel
Listening to some stories we can tell

Remember that guitar in a museum in Tennessee
The name laid on the glass brought back plenty melodies
And the scratches on the face told of all the times he fell
Singing all the stories he could tell

And all the stories he could tell
And I'll bet you it still rings like a bell
And I wish we could sit back on a bed in some motel
And listen to the stories it could tell

So if you're on the road or tracking down your every night
And singing for the living 
'Neath the brightly colored lights
And if you ever wonder why you ride the carousel
You did it for the stories you could tell

And all the stories we could tell
And before we have to say our last farewell
Well I wish we could sit back on a bed of some motel
And listen to all the stories we could tell

Yes I wish we could sit back on a bed of some motel
And listen to all the stories we could tell

Written by: John Sebastian

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March, 2004

Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love

I don't wanna read the paper this morning
I don't wanna hear no busy city sounds
There's so many things that's so much more important
And they're the only things worth thinkin' bout

Why don't go somewhere and love
It's been a long long time
Why don't we just go somewhere and love
And lock the world outside

Why don't we just lay down what we're doin'
We don't need a reason or a rhyme
Don't take the time to stop and think about it 
If we talk too much we might just change our mind 

So why don't we go somewhere and love
And leave it all behind
Why don't we just go somewhere and love
And stay a long long time

Why don't we go somewhere and love
And leave it all behind
Why don't we just go somewhere and love
And stay a long long time

Written by: Kenny O'Dell and Larry Henley

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You Keep The Man In Me Happy
(And The Child In Me Alive)


You and me watching
The man in the mirror
With the gray in his hair
You say not to worry
It's just one of the treasures 
That love has put there

We've got something that money can't buy
Stronger than love
And deeper than pride
One look from you 
Keeps the man in me happy
And the child in me alive

From puppy love past time
To grown up forever
We're still holding hands
Two happy people
A little girl woman
A little boy man

We've got something that money can't buy
Stronger than love
And deeper than pride
One touch from you 
Keeps the man in me happy
And the child in me alive

You make me feel like 
Kick ball in grade school
Stand by your desk fool
And bring you a flower
I'll even carry your books when I can
And still write I love You 
In the palm of my hand

We've got something that money can't buy
Stronger than love
And way deeper than pride
And one kiss from you 
Keeps the man in me happy
And the child in me alive

Holding you close
Keeps the man in me happy
And the child in me alive

Written by: P. Drake, "Lathan" and R. Lane

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I Want To Be More Like Jesus

What kind of man
Would wash men's feet
Get pushed around 
Then turn the other cheek
I want to be more like Him
Everyday
In every way

So little time 
He took for Himself
He was more concerned 
For everybody else
I want to be more like Him
Everyday 
In every way

I want to be more like Jesus
That's why I've put my life in His hands
I want to be more like Jesus
And with His help I know that I can

As tears of pain
Fell from His eyes
He prayed for those 
Who had him crucified
I want to be more like Him
Everyday in every way

I want to be more like Jesus
That's why I've put my life in His hands
I want to be more like Jesus
And with His help I know that I can

Ohhhhh,
I want to be more like Jesus
That's why I've put my life in His hands
Ohhh ohhhh
I want to be more like Jesus

Written by: Archie P. Jordan

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April, 2004

He's Got It All In Control

He's got it all in control
He's got it all in control
He's put that reassurance
Way down in my soul
He's got it all in control

I've put my life in His hands
I've put my life in His hands
So every road I walk down
I'm sure is in His plan
'Cause I've put my life in His hands

He holds the stars in the sky
He holds the land back from the sea
If He can do all of that
Surely he can take care
Of you and me

He's got it all in control
He's got it all in control
He's put that reassurance
Way down in my soul
He's got it all in control

He's got it all in control
God's got it all in control
He's put that reassurance
Way down in my soul
He's got it all in control

He's got it all in control
God's got it all in control

He's got it all in control
God's got it all in control
He's got all in control

Words and music by: Archie P. Jordan

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One More One Last Time

Something in the voice of the city
Sounds a lot like you
Calling out my name in the distance like you used to do
Falling rain turns tears on my window
Into yesterday
And I watch a smile bring the summer
To your suntanned face
And it always breaks my heart again

One more time 
We're as good as we were back then
Who knows why 
But the best of us has to end
I'm a prisoner of our past
Wishing we had one last
One more time

Shadows on my wall turn to movies
Pictures fill the room
There we are once more
Screaming love songs
At a sailors moon
I can feel each time that you touched me
Like it's here and now
And a tear returns for the feelings that we lost somehow
For a heartbeat they are found again

One more time 
We're as good as we were back then
Who knows why 
But the best of us has to end
I'm a prisoner of our past
Wishing we had one last
One more time

As I'm lying down to sleep at last
Behind my slowly closing eyes
I walk back into the past

One more time 
We're as good as we were back then
Who knows why 
But the best of us has to end

Wishing we had one last
One more time

Ooohhh
One more time
We're as good as we were
One more time
One more time
Oooooh
One more time
We're as good as we were back then
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time

Written by: Steve Dorff, John Bettis and Tony Scuitto

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I Have Today

I got caught up in a world
Where people weren't real
Where all the deep emotions I should feel
Were only very briefly spoken of
They just imagined love

Through a thousand yesterdays
I tossed my life away
I can't relive the days I've done
But I can change what's yet to come
I'll start now
I have today

You've showed me, Lord
What I could never find
Could never focus into view
How that real love that lingered on my mind
Was always waiting there in you

I decided I should end
This life of just pretend
Where no one ever really was my friend
And helping hands were only spoken of
They just imagined love

Through a thousand yesterdays
I tossed my life away
Now, Lord you've made my whole life new
And I can change because of you
I'll start now
I have today

I'll start now
I have today

Music by: Bruce Broughton
Lyrics by: Dennis Spiegel

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May, 2004

Teach Me To See

So many people
Telling me what to do
They're looking at me
So God I'm looking to you
I only want to be
Everything that I can
But it's hard when I'm looking
Through the eyes of this man

Teach me to see
The world through Your eyes
The mind that is troubled
The heart that cries
This moment I have
May be all there will be
And through eyes that care
Teach me to see

There's a part of you
In all humanity
If I only look 
Close enough to see
Don't let me be the one
That turns away
From the very people
That you came to save

Ohh, teach me to see
The world through Your eyes
The mind that's troubled
The heart that cries
This moment I have
May be all there will be
And through eyes that care
Teach me to see

Oh teach me to see
Beyond the color of skin
Where he is standing
Or where he has been
Only that You love him
Just like You love me
He is my brother
Lord, teach me to see

Teach me to see
The world through Your eyes
The mind that's troubled
The heart that cries
This moment I have
May be all there will be
And through eyes that care
Teach me to see

Lord, through eyes that care
Teach me to see

Written by: Gloria Thomas & Aaron Wilburn

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People Get Ready

People get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

People get ready 
For the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
Coast to coast
Faith is the key
To open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most

There ain't no room
For the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind
Just to save his own
Have pity on those
Whose chances grown thinner
For there's no hiding place
Against the Kingdom's throne

So people get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

You don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

Written by: Curtis Mayfield

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They See God There

Living in God's armor
Saved my life again
By myself I know I'd never triumph over sin
But in my daily battles
I know I can win
'Cuz when I put His armor on
It makes me more like Him

Ohhh the devil won't know it's me
He'll see God there
The angels watching me
They'll see God there
I'm hoping for the day
When anybody anywhere
Will look at me and say
They see God there

I know God is working 
To make me just like him
I wear his robe of righteousness
He took my rags of sin
I'm cloaked in His glory
Like He wore my disgrace
When Satan starts accusing me
Jesus takes my place

The devil won't know it's me
He'll see God there
The angels watching me
They'll see God there
I'm hoping for the day
When anybody anywhere
Will look at me and say
They see God there

Ohhh the devil won't know it's me
He'll see God there
The angels watching me
They'll see God there
I'm hoping for the day
When anybody anywhere
Will look at me and say
They see God there

The devil won't know it's me
He'll see God there
The angels watching me
They'll see God there
I'm hoping for the day
When anybody anywhere
Will look at me and say
They see God there

The devil won't know it's me
He'll see God there

Written by: Dan Keen & Jim Weber

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June, 2004

Turn Your Radio On

Come and listen in to a radio station
Where the mighty host of Heaven sing
Turn your radio on †
Turn your radio on †

And if you want to want to hear the songs of Zion
Coming from the land of endless spring
Get in touch with God †
And turn your radio on †

Turn your radio on †
And listen to the music in the air
Turn your radio on †
And Heaven's glory share 
Turn the lights down low †
And listen to the Master's Radio
Get in touch with God †
And turn your radio on.

Listen to the songs of the fathers and mothers
And the many friends that have gone before
Turn your radio on 
Turn your radio on 
Some eternal morning we shall meet them
Over on the Hallelujah Shore
Get in touch with God 
Turn your radio on †

Turn your radio on †
And listen to the music in the air
Turn your radio on †
And Heaven's glory share †
Turn your lights down low †
And listen to the Master's Radio
Get in touch with God †
And turn your radio on. 

Get in touch with God †
And turn your radio on

Words and music by Albert E. Brumley 

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Pray For Me

I know there may be times
It's hard to understand
That what you see me doing
Is the very best I can
But I have the assurance
Of better days ahead for me
And the face I have today
Is not the face I'm gonna be

If you just pray for me
Pray for me
I'm not everything
That I'd like to be
I need your love
Sometimes I'm so weak
I know I can make it if you'll lend me your strength
And just pray for me

I have some answers
But I don't have them all
You may see me stumble
You may see me almost fall
But there is strength in numbers
When two or more of thee
So don't condemn them they're human
Please just pray for me

Come on and pray for me
Pray for me
I'm not everything
That I'd like to be
I need your love
Sometimes I'm so weak
I know I can make it if you'll lend me your strength
And just pray for me

Come on and pray for me
Pray for me
I'm not everything
That I'd like to be
I need your love
Sometimes I'm so weak
I know I can make it if you'll lend me your strength
And just pray for me

Ohh ohhh
Come on brother 
Pray for me
Come on sister 
Pray for me
Everybody
Pray for me
Ohhh you know I need it
Come on and pray for me
Everybody
Pray for one another
Pray for me

Written by: B.J. Thomas, Gloria Thomas & Aaron Wilburn

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How Great Thou Art

Oh lord my God 
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all 
The worlds thy hands have made
I see the stars
And I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout 
The universe displayed

When christ shall come
With shouts 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

Then sings my soul 
My savior God to thee
How great thou art
How great thou art
Then sings my soul 
My savior God to thee
How great thou art 
How great thou art

Written by: Stuart Hine

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July, 2004

Rock And Roll Shoes

(B.J.)
It seems like yesterday
I heard the people say
Son you were born to stray
Someday you'll settle down
I guess there'll come a time
Maybe I'll tow the line
Right now I'm doing fine
Rolling from town to town

I don't care where I ride
I'll let my feet decide
Do anything but don't ask that I
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Hang up my rock and roll shoes

(Ray)
Guitars and ringing tones
In my blood and in my bones
Show me a bus
And I'll call it home
'Cuz I don't wanna change
On a lonely day
When they put me in my grave
Ain't a worry you need to save
Just hang up my rock and roll shoes

(Together)
I don't care where I ride
I'll let my feet decide
Do anything but don't ask that I
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Hang up my rock and roll shoes

So let that motor run
Headed out towards the sun
I'm in the mood for moving on
But I'll be back someday

I don't care where I ride
I'll let my feet decide
Do anything but don't ask that I
Hang up my rock and roll shoes

I don't care where I ride
I'll let my feet decide
Do anything but don't ask that I
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Ray (B.J.)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Yeah (Ray)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
I'm gonna (Ray)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Let me (Ray)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
B.J. (Ray)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Why don't you (Ray)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes
Ray (B.J.)
Hang up my rock and roll shoes

Written by: Paul Kennerly and Graham Lyle

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How Many Tears Will It Take

Just how many of my teardrops
Will it take for you to change
From a heart that cheats
To a heart that beats for me
For goodness sake
For goodness sake
How many tears will it take

Can we start anew
I'm beggin' you
Tired of feeling blue
Inside I ache
Inside I ache
How many tears will it take

I don't want a true confession
About all the times you lied
I'm afraid to hear the secret
That you hide
You keep me away
You keep me away
How many tears will it take

Can we start anew
I'm beggin' you
Tired of feeling blue
Inside I ache
Inside I ache
How many teardrops will it take

How many tears will it take
How many tears will it take

Written by: Mark Charron

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Mr. Heartache Mender

Mr. Heartache Mender
Would you take the time
To see if you can mend this heart of mine
Take a look and see what you can do
They say you know your business
You've mended quite a few

Mr. Heartache Mender
I need your help
You know I just can't mend my heart all by myself
Mr. Heartache Mender
Won't you take me in
Patch my heart so I can love again

Mr. Heartache Mender
You better hurry now
My heart is bleeding
And I just can't slow it down
Take a look
But do you think that it's too late
Has anybody ever died of a heartache

Mr. Heartache Mender
I need your help
You know I just can't mend my heart all by myself
Mr. Heartache Mender
Won't you take me in
Patch my heart 
So I can love again

Ohh ohhhh

Mr. Heartache Mender
I need your help
You know I just can't mend my heart all by myself
Mr. Heartache Mender
Won't you take me in
Patch my heart 
So I can love again

Mr. Heartache Mender
I need your help
You know I just can't mend my heart all by myself
Mr. Heartache Mender
Won't you take me in
Patch my heart

Written by: Mike Cunningham and Nina Taylor

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August, 2004

Blues River

An out of town gawker
In the lobby 
Of the old Peabody 
Hotel
By the wishing well
I threw in my quarter
Watched it shining in the water
And wished for a southern belle

It must have hypnotized me
'Cuz suddenly beside me
True as life
Just real as hell
Long dress with lace pockets
Around her neck a golden locket
There stood my southern belle

Lay back we're riding on the Blues River
On board the Delta Queen
Paddlewheel steamers
And beautiful dreamers
All the way to New Orleans

And all along the delta night
There's pyramids of cotton
As far as the eye can see
Right now we're strangers
But there's no danger
That we will be 
By New Orleans

Lay back we're riding on the Blues River
On board the Delta Queen
Paddlewheel steamers
And beautiful dreamers
All the way to New Orleans

Lay back we're riding on the Blues River
Her majesty the queen
Right now we're strangers
But there's no danger 
That we will be
By New Orleans

Lay back we're riding on the Blues River
On board the Delta Queen
Paddlewheel steamers
Beautiful dreamers

Written by: Chips Moman & Bobby Emmons

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Play Me A Little Traveling Music

Play me a little traveling music
On the radio
Something breezy
Free and easy
Let the music flow
Play a friendly melody
And I won't be alone
Oh Mr. D.J.
Play me a traveling song

I just can't tell you how I loved that girl
Gave her everything that I have in the world
But she didn't care
That loving feeling just wasn't there
So I finally left her yesterday
Said a lot of things I thought I'd never say
And I'm on my own
I gotta find a brand new home

Play me a little traveling music
If you'd be so kind
Something sunny
Smooth as honey
Free my troubled mind
Play a simple melody
So I won't be alone
Oh Mr. D.J.
Play me a traveling song

Oh I've been driving through the rain all night
But things are looking better in the morning light
I don't feel so blue
I gotta lot of living to do
The smiles on the children passing me by
The warmth of the sun in the morning sky
All seem to say 
Maybe it's better this way

Play me a little traveling music
On the radio
Something breezy
Free and easy
Let the music flow
Play a friendly melody
And I won't be alone
Oh Mr. D.J.
Play me a traveling song

Hey Mr. D.J. play me a traveling song
Hey Mr. D.J. play me a traveling song
Hey Mr. D.J. play me a traveling song
Hey Mr. D.J. play me a traveling song

Written by: Mac Davis and Mark James

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Everything Always Works Out For The Best

Sometimes a day is so dreary
And loneliness won't go away
And sometimes it's hard to make it
Another day

I can't answer all of the questions
But one thing I understand
Is everything works for the best
When I'm in your hands

As long as I'm in love
Everything always works out for the best
If I have your love
The whole world can have the rest
Everything always works out for the best
With your love

Sometimes when I feel like I'm slipping
I've got someplace to fall
Your love's been like a pillow
Underneath it all
I need you to save me tomorrow
Just like I need you today
And if you're there right beside me
It's gonna be ok

Long as I'm in love
Everything always works out for the best
If I have your love
The whole world can have the rest
Everything always works out for the best
With your love
With your love

Ohhh ohhh
Everything always works out for the best
If I have your love
The whole world can have the rest
Ohhhh ohhhhhh
Everything always works out for the best
If I've got your love
The whole world can have the rest
Everything always works out for the best
If I have your love
The whole world can have the rest

Spoken on live recording - but not part of song lyrics:
I love you alot, God bless you
Goodnight

Written by: Lewis Anderson & Chris Christian

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September, 2004

Everyday Man

I used to think I could be silent
An hourglass losing it's sand
Satisfied only to live for the moment at hand
I had a design for my future
But I laid it aside for your path
You are the God of my everyday
And I am your everyday man

And your everyday man
Does all he can
To be an open book
A looking glass to catch the Saviour's glow
And your everyday man
Holds out his hand to those who've never looked
Into the blood
Where true salvation flows

Into the arms of forgiveness
As fast as I could I ran
Hoping that maybe the promise you made me would stand
But the more that I gave to that promise
The more I can't understand
Your truth is sufficient for everyday
And I am your everyday man

And your everyday man
Does all he can
To be an open book
A looking glass to catch the Saviour's glow
And your everyday man
Holds out his hand to those who've never looked
Into the blood
Where true salvation flows

I'm walking a new street
I dare not walk alone
I pray that someway
I'll bring someone along

Everyday man that's what I am
I'm just an open book
A looking glass to catch the Saviour's glow
I'm your everyday man
Hold out my hand to those who've never looked
Into the blood
Where true salvation flows

Into the blood
Where true salvation flows

Written by: Pat Terry

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Just A Closer Walk With Thee

I am weak
But Thou art strong
Jesus keep me from all wrong
Iíll be satisfied as long
As I walk
Let me walk close to Thee.

Just a closer walk with Thee
Grant it Jesus it's my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

Oh 'cause when my feeble life is oíer
Time for me will be no more
Guide me gently, safely oíer
To Thy kingdom 
To Thy kingdom shore.

Just a closer walk with Thee
Grant it Jesus, it's my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

Ohhh daily walking close to Thee
Let it be, dear Lord
Let it be

Writer: Unknown

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Just A Little Talk With Jesus

I once was lost in sin 
But Jesus took me in
And then a little light from heaven filled my soul
It bathed my heart in love 
And wrote my name above
Just a little talk with Jesus made me whole

Now let us have a little talk with Jesus
Let us tell Him all about our troubles
He will hear our faintest cry
He will answer by and by
When you feel a little prayer wheel turning
Then you know a little fire is burning
Have a little talk with Jesus makes it right

I may have doubts and fears
My eyes be filled with tears
But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night
I go to Him in prayer
And He knows my every care
Just a little talk with Jesus made me right

Now let us have a little talk with Jesus
Let us tell Him all about our troubles
He will hear our faintest cry
He will answer by and by
Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turning
You will know a little fire is burning
Have a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Just have a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Written by: Cleavant Derricks

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October, 2004

It Is No Secret

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 discouraged
For I bring hope to you

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 you
It is no secret what God can do

There is no night 
For in His light
You never walk alone
You'll 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

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 you.
It is no secret what God can do

It is no secret what God can do

Words and music by: Stuart Hamblin

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This Is The Day

When I was crazy
You never left my side
And I'll never know why
When we were hungry
Somehow we lived on love
And it was enough
I'll remember the rest of my days
It was you that has made all the best of my days

Oh I 
Knew it every day of my life
That someday I would stand in the light
And shine
If they can't see me now
Then the world must be blind
Oh I
Believed with every part of my heart
I would catch that one fallen star
For you
Oh it might be a shade overdue
But this is the day

I kept my promise 
That we would see the sun
When the winter was done
Waitin' is over
Summer has come at last
Aren't you glad it has
All I want all the rest of the time
Is to be in your arms
And to hold you in mine

Oh I 
Knew it every day of my life
Someday I would stand in the light
And shine
If they can't see me now
Then the world must be blind
Oh I
Believed with every part of my heart
I would catch that one fallen star
For you
Oh it might be a shade overdue
But this is the day

Ohhh Oh I 
Knew it every day of my life
Someday I would stand in the light
And shine
If they can't see me now
Then the world must be blind
Oh I
Believed with every part of my heart
I would catch that one fallen star
For you
Oh it might be a shade overdue
But this is the day

This is the day
This is the day
Ooooo
Ooooo
This is the day
Ooooo
This is the day

Written by: Steve Dorff and John Bettis

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The Owner Of The Store

He showed me all the merchandise
And he handed me the key
And he told me I could mind the store
Because he trusted me
There will be lots of overtime
And so little time for rest
I promised him I'd work real hard 
And do my very best

To keep my threshold open
And help everyone across
'Cause he who gives more than receives
Will never take a loss
Keep the owners image
Of forgiveness on display
He wouldn't want it any other way

Beware the super salesman
With temptation never ending
Though the night of offers
That one cannot refuse
The burden is on my shoulders
To make the right decisions
Of what I gain and what I lose
And what the owner would do

Be long on understanding
Never shortchange your friends
Try to burn the candle
Of kindness at both ends
Keep love for one for one another
Piled high upon the rack
'Cause the owner of the store is coming back

Beware the super salesman
With temptation never ending
Though the night of offers
That one cannot refuse
The burden is on my shoulders
To make the right decisions
Of what I gain and what I lose
And what the owner would do

Be careful not to closeout
The account book is overdue
'Cause I'm sure if I look real close
My name is in there too
Keep greed out of the picture
And keep goodness in the black 
'Cause the owner of the store is coming back

Written by: Rosey Fitchpatrick, Red Lane, and LATHAN

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November, 2004

Red Letter Days

Your Mom's not feeling well today
So I'll see you off to school
Yeah I missed your game last Friday
Had some things I had to do
No son I couldn't get to sleep last night
Been sitting here awhile
Just playing these old forty-fives
No I guess they're not your style

I look at you sometimes
It scares me so
'Cause I'm thinking 
It was not so long ago
I stood there looking just like you
I know
Like you I know

Red letter day
When you're seventeen
It's all victories and tragedies
It's never in between
And I can see it in your face
Yes you're so wild and unafraid
I'm only trying to save you
From the same mistakes I made
On those red letter days

Well you've gotta get to school now
And I've gotta get to work
Didn't I mean to carry on so
But son for what it's worth
Just close the door and grow up safe
Whatever else you do
Know your old man had some dreams
And some of them came true

And I wish that somehow I could make you see
These days are moments
Not eternity
So every now and then son could you spend some time with me
Just you and me

Red letter days
When you're seventeen
It's all victories and tragedies
It's never in between
And I can see it in your face
Yes you're so wild and unafraid
I'm only trying to save you
From the same mistakes I made
On those red letter days

Written by: Steve Dorff and George Green

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Thank You My Lord

Thank you my Lord 
For a beautiful day
Thank you my Lord
I'm so happy to say
Thank you my Lord
For the flowers that grow
There would be nothing I know
Without You

Thank you my Lord
For the sun in the sky
Thank you my Lord
I'm so grateful that I
Thank you my Lord
For the rivers that flow
There would be nothing I know
Without You

For all the music
And the songs that we sing
For all the laughter
And the joy that You bring
Thank you my Lord
I have nothing to fear
As long as I have You here
Beside me

Thank you my Lord
For the birds in the trees
Thank you my Lord
I am down on my knees
Thank you my Lord
For the rain and the snow
There would nothing I know
Without You

For all the mountains
That You give us to climb
For all the valleys
Yeah I say one more time
Thank you my Lord
I have nothing to fear
As long as I have You here
Beside me

As long as I have You here
Beside me

Written by: Hal David and Archie Jordan

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Always On My Mind

Maybe I didnít treat you
Quite as good as I could have
Maybe I didnít love you
As often as I should have
Little things I should have said and done
But I never took the time

But you were always on my mind
Yeah
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didnít hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
Iím so happy that youíre mine
If I made you feel second best
Girl Iím so sorry 
I was blind

But you were always on my mind
Yeah
You were always on my mind

Tell me
Tell me that your sweet love hasnít died
Give me
Give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied
Satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
But I never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

But you were always on my mind
Yeah
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Yeah
You were always on my mind

Written by Wayne Thompson, Mark James and Johnny Christopher

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December, 2004

Silent Night

Silent night
Holy night
All is calm
All is bright

Round yon Virgin
Mother and Child
Holy Infant
So tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night
Holy night
Shepherds quake 
At the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Christ the Savior is born

Written by: Joseph Mohr and Franz Xavier Gruber in 1818

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O Holy Night

O holy night
The stars are brightly shining 
It is the night 
Of our dear Saviour's birth 
Long lay the world 
In sin and error pining 
Till He appeared 
And the soul felt His worth

A thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices 
For yonder breaks 
A new and glorious morn 

Fall on your knees 
Oh hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine
O night
When Christ was born

Truly he taught us 
To love one another 
His law is love 
And His gospel is peace 

Chains shall He break
For the slave is our brother 
And in His name 
All oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy 
In grateful chorus raise we 
Let all within 
Us praise His holy name 

Fall on your knees 
Oh hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night 
When Christ was born

O night 
O night
When Christ was born

Words by: Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847 
Music by: Adolphe Charles Adams
This arrangement by: B.J. Thomas & Larry Butler

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On This Holy, Holy Night

Tonight as I listen to the wind
I hear angel voices
Tonight as I stare at the street light
I see a star
And Joseph and Mary's footsteps
Are the creakings on my stairs
And church bells at midnight
Whisper come as you are

On this holy, holy night
I will follow this my calling
For a world that's broken and forlorn
On this holy, holy night
I will pray a prayer of praise
For the baby that was born
He was the world's eternal light
May it shine
On this holy, holy night

Tonight as a car rushes by
It's an angel's chariot
Tonight as I walk down the lane
I'm a shepherd in the field
As I walk back toward my own church
I'm walking in Bethlehem
The sanctuary is the stable
I kneel and adore

On this holy, holy night
I will follow this my calling
For a world that's broken and forlorn
On this holy, holy night
I will pray a prayer of praise
For the Baby that was born
He was the world's eternal light
May it shine
On this holy, holy night

And as a star 
Stood forth in the heaven
The watchers ran to see the blessed Babe
And in my prayer
I cling to the promise
That the Savior that was born
Might roll the stone
That seals our hearts away

On this holy, holy night
I will follow this my calling
For a world that's broken and forlorn
On this holy, holy night
I will pray a prayer of praise
For the baby that was born
He was the world's eternal light
May it shine
On this holy, holy night

May it shine
On this holy
Holy night

May it shine
On this holy night

May it shine
On this holy night

May it shine
On this holy night

May it shine
On this holy night

Written by Rob Mathes and Phil Naish

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