Awesome God






Awesome God | Jacob and 2 Women | Verge of a Miracle
Hold Me Jesus | Calling Out Your Name | Elijah
If I Stand | A Place to Stand | Save Me
I See You | Step By Step




Awesome God

Rich Mullins
Sung by Michael W. Smith

Genesis 1:1-5, Genesis 19:24, Deuteronomy 10:17
Psalm 145, Isaiah 52:10, Habakkuk 3:1-19
Romans 2:23-26, Second Peter 1:5-9, Revelation 22:7

When He rolls up His sleeves
He ain't just putting on the ritz
There's thunder in His footsteps
And lightning in His fists
The Lord wasn't joking
When He kicked 'em out of Eden
It wasn't for no reason
That He shed His blood
His return is very close
And so you better be believing that
Our God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

And when the sky was starless
In the void of the night
(God is an awesome God)
He spoke into the darkness
And created the light
(God is an awesome God)
Judgement and wrath He poured out on Sodom
Mercy and grace He gave us at the cross
I hope that we have not
Too quickly forgotten that
Our God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God (Our God is an awesome God)
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God (Our God is an awesome God)
He reigns from heaven above (He reigns)
With wisdom, power, and love (With wisdom and power)
God is an awesome God

Our God is an awesome God
Our God is an awesome God


Jacob and 2 Women
(The World As Best As I Remember It)

Rich Mullins
Sung by Carolyn Arends

Genesis 29:16-30

Jacob, he loved Rachel and Rachel, she loved him
And Leah was just there for dramatic effect
Well it's right there in the Bible, so it must not be a sin
But it sure does seem like an awful dirty trick
And her sky is just a petal pressed in a book of a memory
Of the time he thought he loved her and they kissed
And her friends say, "Ah, he's a devil"
But she says, "No, he is a dream"
This is the world as best as I can remember it

Now Jacob got two women and a whole house full of kids
And he schemed his way back to the promised land
And he finds it's one thing to win 'em
It's another thing to keep 'em content
When he knows that he is only just one man
And his sky's an empty bottle and when he's drunk the ocean dry
He sails off three sheets to some reckless wind
And his friends say, "Ain't it awful"
And he says, "No, I think it's fine"
And this is the world as best as I can remember it

Rachel's weeping for the children
That she thought she could not bear
And she bears a sorrow that she cannot hide
And she wishes she was with them
But she just looks and they're not there
Seems love comes for just a moment
And it passes on by

And her sky is just a bandit
Swinging from the end of a hangman's noose
'Cause he stole the moon and must be made to pay for it
And her friends say, "My, that's tragic"
She says, "Especially for the moon"
And this is the world as best as I can remember it
And this is the world as best as I can remember it
This is the world as best as I can remember it


Verge of a Miracle

Rich Mullins
Sung by Billy Crockett

First John 4:12

Clung to a ball
That was hung in the sky
Hurled into orbit
There You are
Whether you fall down
Or whether you fly
Seems you can never get too far
Someone's waiting to put wings
Upon your flightless heart

You're on the verge of a miracle
Standing there
Oh, you're on the verge of a miracle
Just waiting to be believed in
Open your eyes and see
You're on the verge of a miracle

Here in your room where nobody can see
Voices are loud but seldom clear
Beneath the confusion that's running so deep
There is a promise you must hear
The love that seems so far away (far away) is standing very near (near)

You're on the verge of a miracle, standing there
Oh, you're on the verge of a miracle
Just waiting to be believed in
Open your eyes and see

When you've played out your last chance
And your directions have all been lost
When the roads that you look down are all dead ends
Look up!
You could see if you'd just look up (You've gotta look up)

There you are (There you are)
You're on the verge of a miracle (standing there)
You're on the verge of a miracle
Just standing there
Oh, you're on the verge of a miracle
Just waiting to be believed in
Open your eyes and see
You're on the verge of a miracle


Hold Me Jesus

Rich Mullins
Sung by Amy Grant

First Kings 19:3-13, Matthew 11:25-30

Sometimes my life just don't make sense at all
When the mountains look so big
And my faith just seems so small

So hold me Jesus, I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
It's so hot inside my soul
There must be blisters on my heart

So hold me Jesus, I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

Surrender don't come natural to me
I'd rather fight You for something I don't really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I've beat my head against so many walls
I'm falling down, I'm falling on my knees

And this Salvation Army band is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so deep
It makes my resistance seem so thin

Oh, hold me Jesus, I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

Oh, hold me Jesus, I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

You've been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace


Calling Out Your Name

Rich Mullins
Sung by Chris Rice

Psalms 19:1-6, Psalms 65:5-13

Well the moon moved past Nebraska
And spilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
And angels danced on Jacob's stairs
They danced on Jacob's stairs
There is this silence in the Badlands
And over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayer
The whisper of a prayer

And the single hawk bursts into flight
And in the east the whole horizon is in flames
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

I can feel the earth tremble
Beneath the rumbling of the buffalo hooves
And the fury in the pheasant's wings
There's fury in a pheasant's wings
And it tells me the Lord is in His temple
And there is still a faith that can make the mountains move
And a love that can make the heavens ring
And I've seen love make heaven ring

Where the sacred rivers meet
Beneath the shadow of the Keeper of the Plains
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

From the place where morning gathers
You can look sometimes forever 'til you see
What time may never know
What time may never know
How the Lord takes by its corners this old world
And shakes us forward and shakes us free
To run wild with the hope
To run wild with the hope

The hope that this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
And I feel the thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

I know this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
I feel the thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And with the prairies I am calling out Your name

I feel the thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And with the prairies I am calling out Your name


Elijah

Rich Mullins
Sung by Gary Chapman

Second Kings2:11, Matthew 6:19-21

The Jordan is waiting for me to cross through
My heart is aging I can tell
So Lord I'm begging for one last favor from You
Here's my heart take it where You will

This life has shown me how we're mended and how we're torn
It's okay to be lonely as long as you're free
Sometimes my ground was stoney
Sometimes covered up with thorns
And only You could make it what it had to be
And now that it's done
If they dressed me like a pauper
Or if they dined me like a prince
If they lay me with my fathers
Or my ashes scatter on the wind
I don't care

When I leave I'm gonna go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye

There's people been friendly, but they'd never be your friend
Sometimes this has bent me to the ground
But now that this is all ending
I want to hear some music once again
'Cause it's the finest thing that I have ever found

But the Jordan is waiting
Though I ain't never seen the other side
Still they say you can't take the things you have here
So on this road to salvation
I stick out my thumb and He gives me a ride
And His music is already falling on my ears

There's people been talking (talking)
They say they're worried about my soul (my soul)
Well, I'm here to tell you I'll keep rocking (rocking)
'Til I'm sure it's my time to roll
And when I do

When I leave I'm gonna go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart

When I leave I'm gonna go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye (say goodbye)
No, it's not gonna break my heart to say goodbye

Goodbye


If I Stand

Rich Mullins and Steve Cudworth
Sung by Jars of Clay

Psalm 125:2, Psalm 126:1-6, Psalm 137:1-6
Isaiah 2:17-22, Isaiah 49:15-16, Hosea 6:3
Ephesians 2:8-10, James 1:13-17

There's more that rises in the morning than the sun
And more that shines in the night than just the moon
There's more than just this fire here that keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger than this room

And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
Stuff of Earth competes for the allegiance
I owe only to the Giver of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise that you will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
So if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

And there's more that dances on the prairies than the wind
And more that pulses in the ocean than the tide
There's a love that's fiercer than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother's when her baby's at her side

And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes for the allegence
I owe only to the Giver of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise that You will pull me through
And if I can't let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

So if I stand let me stand on the promise You will pull me through
And if I can't let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for home


A Place to Stand

Rich Mullins
Sung by Billy Sprague

Exodus 3:1-6, Psalm 18:2
Psalm 71:3, Matthew 10:16-23

Got a lot of things working against me, but I know I can't lose
Got a lot of things working against me, but I know I can't lose
There's still a lot of miles between me and my home
But I've learned a lot through the years and now I'm much more than young
Got a lot of things working against me, but I know I can't lose

Got a lot of love locked up inside of me that I'm learning to give
Got a lot of love locked up inside of me that I'm learning to give
Like that bush in Sinai that burned but was not consumed
May the speed of my life throw sparks on the shadows of the tombs
There's a lot of love locked up inside me I'm learning to give

So hold on to my hand, hold on to my hand
I need a place to run to and a place to stand

There's a lot of things this world has hidden that I'm learning to see
There's a lot of things this world has hidden I'm learning to see for the first time
Well I've seen some injustice, I've seen sweet mercy too
I was blinded by the things I saw until I looked at you
There's a lot of things this world has hidden I'm beginning to see

So hold on to my hand, hold on to my hand
I need a place to run to and a place to stand

So hold on to my hand, hold on to my hand
I need a place to run to

So hold on to my hand, hold on to my hand
I need a place to run to and a place to stand

Got a lot of things working against me, but I know I can't lose
'Cause I got a lot of love inside me I'm learning to give
Learning to give
I'm learning to give, I've got something to give
Oh, You taught me to give
You taught me to see
Lot of love, oh, I wish I could see
In the prairie I hear Your call, in the mountains I see
I can see You
I can see You
I can see You


Save Me

Rich Mullins
Sung by Kevin Max

Psalm 9:12-14, Psalm 54:1-2, Psalm 69:16-17

Save me, save me
Save me from my contempt for the things that make me strong
Save me from any value I could put a price tag on
Save me from Soviet propagandists
Lord, save me from Washington
Please save me
Oh, Lord save me

(Rich: Save me)
You can save me
All you gotta do is reach out your hand

Save me from the slick pop sounds
Laid down in virgin vinyl grooves
Save me from any woman who would be turned
On to the aftershave I use
Save me from trendy religion that makes
Cheap cliches out of timeless truths
Lord save me, please save me
All you gotta do

Save me
Oh You'll save me
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
Save me, Lord
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
Everyone must live and do it
(Save me, Lord)
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
It's all you gotta sing
(Save me, Lord)
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
I know you can do it
(Save me, Lord)

People get ready, there's a train a-comin'
Pickin' up passengers from coast to coast
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
Just get on board!

(You've gotta save me, Lord)
Just get on board!
(Save me, Lord)
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
You know my Deliverer's coming!
(Save me, Lord)
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
Just get on board
(Save me, Lord)
Just get on board
(You've gotta save me, Lord)
(Save me, Lord)
(You've gotta save me, Lord)


I See You

Rich Mullins
Sung by Ashley Cleveland

Isaiah 40:8

Lord, You're leading me with a cloud by day
And then in the night the glow of a burning flame

Everywhere I go, I see You
Everywhere I go, I see You

And You take my hand, and You wash it clean
I know the promised land is light years ahead of me

Everywhere I go, I see You
Everywhere I go, I see You
Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)

Now the eagle flies, and the rivers run
I look through the night, and I can see the rising sun

Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You

Well, the grass will die, and the flowers fall
But Your Word's alive, and it will be after all

Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You (Everywhere I go, I see You)
Everywhere I go, I see You
I see You
I see You


Step by Step

Beaker
Sung by Caedmon's Call

Genesis 15:5-6, Psalm 34
Psalm 63, Hebrews 12:1-3

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

And I will follow You all of my days
And I will follow You all of my days
And step by step You'll lead me



Songs and copyright holders:
All songs by the Kid Brothers of St Frank, 1998


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