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Lyrics to Keep on Prayin'

Posted on July 22, 2016 with 1 comment

  

 God Made A Way (John M. Robinson & Twila LaBar)

(c) Copyright Thomas Peck Music (BMI), Bridge Building Music (BMI) & Upright Grand Music (BMI)

I stood alone and gazed upon a canyon dark and steep

Stranded by my own mistakes so far from hope it seemed

But there upon a distant hill I saw a rugged tree

Reaching from the other side to come and rescue me

 

Chorus:

God made a way to help me cross the great divide

Love built a bridge to take me over that gulf so deep and wide

Because of Calvary I’m redeemed my past is far behind

And I’m saved today 'cause God made a way

 

My heart is set, I won’t forget the life I lived before

I’ve come too far to turn around so I’m living for the Lord

For in this land of blessing where His mercy overflows

I am safe on the side of grace and it’s still a thrill to know

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

God made a way He forgave me of my sin

God made a way I give all the praise to Him

 

Chorus

 

Silent Prayer (Michael Waddle)

He's never known the sound of Jesus' name

Born into a world of silence

Still he came to trust Him just the same

Signing when he prays for guidance

And though he can not speak a word

He always knows that he is heard

 

Chorus:

For God hears the sound

When leaf falls to the ground

Or a cry of despair

Though great or small

He hears it all

Even if a silent prayer

 

She never had to spend her life alone

Sixty years together

Until the day God called him home

She thought that he would live forever

In grief she couldn't say a word

But through her tears she knows He heard

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

When life becomes too much

And words are not enough

Just know He listens and He cares...

 

Chorus

 

God on the Mountain (Tracy Dartt)

Life is easy, when you're up on the mountain

And you've got peace of mind like you've never known

But things change when you're down in the valley

Don't lose faith for you're never alone

 

Chorus:

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley

When things go wrong He'll make them right

And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times

The God of the day is still God of the night

 

We talk of faith when we’re up on the mountain

'cause talk comes so easy when life's at its best

Now it's down in the valley with trials and temptations

That's when your faith is really put to the test

 

Chorus 2x's

 

Keep on Prayin' (Angela Vanover)

Blind Bartamus cried out loudly “Son of David have mercy on me.”

But the crowd said hush now, don’t bother Him, please just hold your peace.

But Blind Bartamus cried out louder, til he heard Jesus say “What do you need?”

Bartamus left there shouting “I can see!”

 

Chorus:

So keep on askin’, believin’, that you’re gonna get your reward.

Keep on seekin’ and readin’ digging in the word of the Lord.

Keep on knockin’ without stoppin’ for your answer’s behind that door.

Keep on prayin’ until you hear from the Lord.

 

There was a woman who suffered, oh she suffered, twelve years from an issue of blood.

Til she heard about the Master who could heal her, and she’d get to him if she could.

But the crowd they pressed her, but pressed harder, until she reached the Lord.

Jesus said, “daughter it’s your faith that has made you whole.”

 

So you say you’ve been prayin’, cryin’, seems God doesn’t hear.

Feelin’ beat and battered, your heart is shattered, faith has disappeared.

Now you’re seeking for redemption, God’s intervention.

To the circumstance that’s goin’ wrong, don’t stay defeated God will never leave you alone.

 

So keep on askin’, believin’, that you’re gonna get your reward.

Keep on seekin’ and readin’ digging in the word of the Lord.

Keep on knockin’ without stoppin’ for your answer’s behind that door.

Keep on prayin’ until you hear from the Lord.

 

Grandpa, tell me ‘bout the good old days (Jamie O'Hara)

Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good old days.

Sometimes it feels like this world's gone crazy.

Grandpa, take me back to yesterday,

Where the line between right and wrong

Didn't seem so hazy.

 

Chorus:

Did lovers really fall in love to stay?

And stand beside each other come what may?

Was a promise really something people kept,

Not just something they would say?

Did families really bow their heads to pray?

Did daddies really never go away?

Whoa oh Grandpa,

Tell me 'bout the good old days.

 

Grandpa, everything is changing fast.

We call it progress, but I just don't know.

And Grandpa, let's wonder back into the past,

And paint me the picture of so long ago.

 

Chorus

 

Whoa oh Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good ole days.

Whoa oh Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good ole days.

 

I Only Know to Pray (Sherry Anne Lints)

Went on your MySpace page

There you were for the world to see

Don’t like to see you that way

Where’s your purity?

 

I used to put your hair in braids

We’d play a game of Charades

You’re just masking all the pain

Underneath your shame

 

Chorus:

And it really broke my heart

to see this world pull you apart

Don’t know what I can say

I only know to pray

 

Oh, I think about the day

when you were lying next to me,

I’d sing you away sleep

and pray for better dreams

 

But now that you’re all grown

you made some choices all your own

Baby, Baby it’s never too late

To make your way back home…

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

Well, I know that life has given you a hard blow

You don’t even know which way to go

Baby girl call Jesus,

He’s the love you’re looking for

 

And it really breaks my heart

to see this world pull you apart

Don’t know what I should do, but I’ll pray for you.

 

Tag: Don’t know what I should do…  but I’ll pray… for… you.

 

Speak Your Name (Ashley E. Welborn)

(c) Copyright Thomas Peck Music (BMI)

Chorus:

All I have to do is just speak your name

Mountains will crumble and the Earth will sing

With just one little word you can heal my pain,

And all I have to do is speak your name

 

Repeat

 

When I’m walking thru my darkest valley,

I look thru the darkness, but I cannot see the light

I just call out your name, Jesus,

And you come with the day and melt away my night

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

Speak your name, the heavens open

Speak your name, the clouds will part

Speak your name, I’m singing and shouting,

Because when I speak your name,

Something changes in my heart

 

Chorus

 

Lift Up The Name (Wendy Wills and Tony Wood)

Some hear the call to right every wrong

And trumpet the truth so loud and so strong

Some hear the call to quietly serve

In places where actions are their only words

There's one holy common desire in all hearts of faith to...

 

Chorus:

Lift up the name above every name

It's a tower of hope and the power to save

Even the hardest of hearts can be changed

But there is only one way

So lift up the name…Jesus

Lift up the name…Jesus

 

Some find a way to speak words of life

With paper and pen and the poet inside

Some hear the truth and can't help but speak

With notes and a rhythm and a sweet melody

When we sing along we all join in a timeless refrain

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

Whatever you do, wherever you are

Serve Him with all of your heart and...

 

Chorus: 2X's

 

Where Would I Be (Tony Clay, John Mathis)

Yours For a Song/BMI, Avid Group Publishing/BMI

In my poverty, I never dreamed

I could be heir of a king

With a limited view, I never knew

I could lose everything

When the fate of my soul was uncertain

You offered a pardon to me

Now you order each step of my journey

It’s a gift I gladly receive

 

Chorus:

Where would I be without your mercy

Where would I be if not for grace

Though I am unworthy

You didn’t leave me in my sinful state

Where would I be if you hadn’t saved me

Where would I be, I’d wandered away

Now I stand amazed, and all I can say

Is where would I be?

 

I have no fear, you brought me here

To rest, in the peace of your light

And I am assured, I can endure

Through all the cares of this life

To think, I could have dismissed it

And thrown my birthright away

Now, one day I’ll bow in your presence

And on bended knee, I’ll proclaim…

 

Chorus

 

Where would I be if you hadn’t saved me

Where would I be, I’d wandered away

Now all I can say is Lord I’m amazed

 

Tag:

Now Lord I’m amazed and all I can say…

Is where would I be…

 

Wonderful Merciful Savior (Dawn Rodgers, Eric Wyse)

Wonderful, merciful Savior

Precious Redeemer and Friend

Who would have thought that a Lamb

Could rescue the souls of men

Oh you rescue the souls of men

 

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper

Spirit we long to embrace

You offer hope when our hearts have

Hopelessly lost our way

Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way

 

Chorus: 

You are the One that we praise

You are the One we adore

You give the healing and grace

Our hearts always hunger for

Oh, our hearts always hunger for

 

Almighty, infinite Father

Faithfully loving Your own

Here in our weakness You find us

Falling before Your throne

Oh, we're falling before Your throne

 

Chorus 2X's

 

I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Jesse Reeves & Lou Giglio)

There's a peace I've come to know

Though my heart and flesh may fail

There's an anchor for my soul

I can say "It is well"

 

Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won

He is risen from the dead

 

Chorus:

And I will rise when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain

I will rise on eagles' wings

Before my God fall on my knees

And rise I will rise

 

There's a day that's drawing near

When this darkness breaks to light

And the shadows disappear

And my faith shall be my eyes

 

Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won

He is risen from the dead

 

Chorus

 

Bridge [2X’s]:

And I hear the voice of many angels sing, "Worthy is the Lamb"

And I hear the cry of every longing heart, "Worthy is the Lamb"

 

Chorus

 

And rise… I will rise…I will rise...

 

Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child/Go Tell it on the Mountain

(Traditional) 

Chorus [2X’s]:

Jesus, Jesus, oh what a wonderful child

Jesus, Jesus, so lowly, meek and mild

New life, new hope, new joy He brings

Won't you listen to the angels sing

Glory, glory, glory, to the newborn King

 

He was herald by the angels

Born in a lowly manger

The virgin Mary, was His mother

And Joseph was His earthly father

Three wise men came from afar,

They were guided by a shining star

To see King Jesus where he lay

In a manger filled with hay

 

Chorus

 

Go tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

 

New life, new hope, new joy He brings

Won't you listen to the angels sing

Glory, glory, glory, to the newborn king

Glory, glory, glory, to the newborn king!

Edna

November 16, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful notes you wrote for Marion. The two of you are God's gift. The songs you sing are heavenly to the ears.