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Subject: Sing Justice and Peace for Ferguson
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 10:55 AM

I dunno how it is for y'allses but I was feeling like I didn't know "what I could do about Ferguson" until I picked up on long-established post-vacay priorities. We had gotten back with no time to spare before weekend church services, so Job One was eat, sleep. I fit checking email and FB around that, checked the news (omg ferguson).... it had been a no-TV vacay.

We also knew that Monday (yesterday) would be devoted to an all-day funeral. Still, last night I got onto the Week One tasks-- getting a songbook to the printer by making final, Final, FINAL corrections. And as soon as I opened the text I saw God's plan for me as clear as day: it's the JUSTICE songbook, I reminded myself. Greg surprised me also with a long-needed autoharp repair, so now I can songlead from that book. It's got racial equality all thru it!!! Next: craft a Diocese - wide piece on Ferguson.... because I can and because no one else has done it.

What can you sing/have you been singing?

~Susan


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Subject: Blue SB Index
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:04 AM

I N D E X

Abba Father, 2
Ah Lord God, 10
Across the River from Here, 7
All Around the World, 18
All My Hope on God Is Founded, 22
All My Life Long I Had Panted, 49
Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone, 44
Arm's Length Away, 28
Be Jesus to Someone Today, 8
Behold What Manner, 7
Better Than Today, 5
Better Farther On, 9
Bind Us Together, 24
Bird of Heaven, The 36
Bless the Lord, 30
By the Rivers of Babylon, 17
Bye and Bye After Awhile, 49
Change My Heart, Oh God, 21
Christ Be Our Light, 23
Christ Child Lullaby, 25
Come into The House of the Lord, 15
Come into His Presence, 4
Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down, 38
Commit Thou All that Grieves Thee, 25
Commune With Me, 32
Condition of Your Heart, 5
Create in Me a Clean Heart, 37
Days of Elijah, 46
Did Christ O'er Sinners Weep, 4
Done Made My Vow to the Lord, 1
Draw Me Near, 14
Eat This Bread, 8
Excerpts from the Liturgy, 52
Far Side Banks of Jordan, 14
Father I Adore You, 11
Fill Me Holy Spirit, Fill Me, 35
Gift of Love, The, 19
Give Thanks, 17
Glory in The Highest, 40
Glory to the Lamb, 31
God Is Good, All the Time, 41
God on the Mountain, 19
Going Home, 13
Greatest Thing, The, 23
He Can Be Found, 3
He Is Here, 17
He Is Lord, 6
He Pilots My Ship, 20
Heart of Hearts, 10
Heaven's Bright Shore, 3
He'll Make a Way, 40
Hold Them In Heaven, 21
How Great Is Our God, 28
I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord, 25
I Found a Treasure, 28
I Gave Up All I Had, 41
I Have Decided, 22
I Heard it First on the Radio, 11
I Know Something About God's Grace, 23
I Need Thee Every Hour, 16
I Sing Praises, 14
I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry, 29
I Will Enter His Gates, 21
I Will Serve Thee, 33
If He Changed My Name, 24
If I Can Help Somebody, 22
If Jesus Goes with Me, I'll Go, 18
If Today You Hear His Voice, 26
I'll Be Alright, 13
I'll Do It Your Way, 37
I'll Not Be a Stranger, 15
I'll Remember You Love in My Prayers, 43
I'm Free, 48
I'm Satisfied, 47
In His Time, 19
In Moments Like This, 29
In the Sacrament Adore, 17
Isn't He?         29
It's All Right, 39
Jesus My Lord, 33
Jesus, I Come, 31
Jesus, My Lord, 33
Jesus, Remember Me, 42
Just Go and Tell Jesus on Me, 28
King of Kings, 20
Let it Be Said of Us, 40
Let Them Go, 38
Life Beyond Death, 8
Little Is Much When God Is in It, 41
Lord Send Your Angels, 11
Love of God, 43
Made Me Glad, 46
Master Is Waiting, The, 6
Memories That Bless and Burn, 34
More Precious Than Silver, 10
Mt. Zion's Lofty Heights, 32
My Sisters and Brothers, 35
Ninety Nine and a Half Won't Do, 15
Now We Take This Feeble Body, 36
O the Love of My Redeemer, 6
Oh How He Loves You and Me, 10
On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand, 12
One Day Jesus Will Call My Name, 9
One I'm Dying For, The, 27
One Little Song, 51
Our Darkness, 9
Peace, Be Still, 32
Peace Like a River, 29
Praise Him, 26
Praise Him, Praise Him, 44
Praise the Name of Jesus, 16
Purify My Heart, 16
Put Your Hand on My Shoulder, 36
Reconciliation Song, The, 1
Refiner's Fire, 33
Rest My Soul, 12
Rejoice, 7
River of Joy, 45
Sanctuary, 27
Servant Song, The, 19
Sitting at the Feet of Jesus, 20
Sky Full of Angels, 9
Spirit of the Living God, 4
So Much to Be Thankful For, 51
Sweeter, 26
Take My Life & Let It Be/I Am Yours, 47
Take My Life / Transform It, 49
That's What His Love Can Do, 2
There Is a Kingdom Coming, 45
This Is the Day, 12
Thy Holy Wings, O Savior, 7
Thy Life Was Given for Me, 30
Thy Lovingkindness, 21
Till I'm Too Old to Die Young, 50
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, 34
Turning to the Light, 39
Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus, 7
Ubi Caritas et Amor, 32
Wade in the Water (New), 51
Walk On, 37
Walk Over God's Heaven, 24
Waltz Across Heaven With You, 34
Wandering Desert Child, 35
Way Down, 48
What a Happy Evening, 42
What a Mighty God We Serve, 17
What More Do You Want Him to Do? 48
When Jesus Left His Father's Throne, 50
When You Pray, 45
Where the Light Comes From, 31
Wind, Wind, 16
Woman at the Well, The, 33
Yes I Know, 50
You Can't Go Half Way, with Him, 38
Your Name, 2
Zephyrs of Heaven Shall Fan Me to Sleep, 42


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Subject: ADD: Blue SB Lyrics per Index prev post
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:16 AM

Thanks to Mudcat for song research. All errors below are mine. Page numbers appear to go with the text that follows them but actually go with the text above them. Page 4's page number is missing.
For chords, pls PM in case I don't see a request, here.

As you will see below, this is a paste of the text file. Line spacing is way off, so you will want to format the text for your own use.

Many of these songs are available via Youtube, tho sometimes under slightly different titles.

~S~

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DONE MADE MY VOW TO THE LORD
Traditional Negro Spiritual. American Negro Songs, 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular. John W. Work, Dover Publications, 1998. Learned from the singing of Sister Thea Bowman. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to our harmonica-playing friend, Nathan.

REFRAIN:
Done made my vow to the Lord, and I never will turn back. I will go, I shall go, see what the end will be.

1. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down (See what the end will be).
But still my soul is heav'nly bound (See what the end will be).

2. I'll pray and pray and never stop (See what the end will be),
Until I reach the mountain top (See what the end will be).

3. The man who loves to serve the Lord (See what the end will be),
Will surely get his just reward (See what the end will be).

4. When every star refuse to shine (See what the end will be),
I know King Jesus will soon be by (See what the end will be).

5. And if I go before He comes (See what the end will be).
I'll know His work I've surely done (See what the end will be).

6. If you get there before I do (See what the end will be),
Tell all my friends I'm coming too (See what the end will be).


THE RECONCILIATION SONG
By Buddy Owens, Claire Cloninger, and Morris Chapman. Learned from the singing of Morris Chapman on "Gospel Praise." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the memory of Mr. Daniel Rudd, an abo- litionist who argued for the "one Father/one race" theology controversial in post-Civil War times, and the full humanity of Black people.

1. Oh let us be the generation of reconciliation and peace.
And let us be a holy nation, where pride and prejudice shall cease.
Let us speak the truth in love to the lost and least of these, and serve the Lord in unity, so others will believe.
Let us be the generation of reconciliation and peace.

REFRAIN:
Have we not one Father? Have we not one faith? And have we not one Calling: to become one holy race?
Oh, let us be the generation of reconciliation and peace.

2. Oh let us be the generation of reconciliation and peace.
And let us build on one foundation, till He comes and the wars of men shall cease.
Let us share the love of Jesus without hypocrisy, for mercy and forgiveness begin with you and me.
Let us be the generation of reconciliation and peace.

3. So let us pray for restoration, and seek the Lord "together on our knees,"
Let us keep our hearts from evil, and cling to what is good, in everything.
Let us honor one another and love the brotherhood, for if there is One Father, there is only family-hood.
Let us be the generation of reconciliation and peace.




~ 1 ~
YOUR NAME
By Paul Baloche, John Kee, Piers Faccini. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3, 4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Tom and Martha Benson.

1. As evening comes and daylight fades You inspire songs of praise
That rise from earth to touch Your heart, and glorify Your Name.

REFRAIN:
Your Name is a strong and mighty tower. Your Name is a shelter like no other.
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder. 'Cause nothing has the power to save, but Your Name.

2. Jesus, in Your Name we pray: Come and fill our hearts today.
Lord, give us strength to live for You, and glorify Your Name.

3. Send us from this place today in Your Spirit and Your Grace,
To do Your Holy Will-- Your Work-- and glorify Your Name.

4. In Your Name may all we do bear Your likeness though and through,
Show Your mercy (Justice too), and glorify Your Name.


THAT'S WHAT HIS LOVE CAN DO
Traditional? Learned from the singing of The Thomas Family Band on "The Condition of Your Heart." Adapted, edited, verses 3, 5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton and arranged © 5/24/14 Greg and Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to John and Lill Kilbourne; first song to go into the Blue Songbook.

REFRAIN:
It can lift you up when you're feeling blue.
It can part the clouds, let the sun shine through.
It can bring you peace that you never knew--
That's what His love can do. That's what His love can do.

1. It redeems the promise of a brighter day,
And it wipes the stain of our sins away.
It brings life eternal for me and you.
That's what His love can do.

2. Oh His love can push the mighty seas aside;
Yes, His love can steer us o'er the strongest tide.
Oh, His precious love can move a mountain, too!
That's what His love can do.

3. It can walk the floors when a baby cries
And provide a reason when we don't know why.
It can show your purpose as you journey through.
That's what His love can do.

4. Oh His love can comfort you in times of trial,
Yes, His love can lead you through the long hard miles.
Oh, His precious love can heal the scars on you.
That's what His love can do.

5. At the end of day, love, as the sunset nears,
It can whisper the Name only you can hear.
It can call you home to your family true--
That's what His love can do.


ABBA, FATHER
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Abba, Father, send your Spirit-- glory Jesus Christ!
Abba, Father, send your Spirit-- glory Jesus Christ.
Glory Hallelujah, glory Jesus Christ,
Glory Hallelujah, glory Jesus Christ!
                                                                                       (repeat, as led by songleader)



~ 2 ~
HE CAN BE FOUND
By Ella Barrett and Faye Cunningham. Learned from the singing of The Louvin Brothers on "Satan Is Real." Adapted, edited, arranged, verses 3, 4, 5 © 5/10/2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Barb Perkins.

1. He can be found in a mother's smile;
He can be found in the eyes of a child.
He can be found, He is everywhere;
When we kneel in prayer each plea He hears.

RFRAIN: He can be found in the air that we breathe;
He always hears a heart that grieves.
He can be found on life's stormy sea--
He can be found in you and me.

2. He can be found in the hearts of great men;
He will reach down for one who has sinned.
The poorest child, and the rich man's son--
All who believe, and who will let Him come.
3. He can be found in Black and White;
He can be found in colors, all bright.
He's not hiding-- for He made us all;
He can be found when we hear His call.

4. He can be found in young and old;
He can be found in warm and in cold.
In that moment when any life starts,
He can be found in each beating heart.        

5. He can be found at our last breath--
If we accept Him before earthly death.
He can be found in the family's farewell,
With trusting love, His story they tell.


HEAVEN'S BRIGHT SHORE
Attributed to A. Kennedy and Alison Krauss (but probably Traditional). Learned from the singing of The Thomas Family Band on
"The Condition of Your Heart." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 5 © 5/17/14 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Loren and Connie Christley.

1. Out on the hills of Glory Land,
So happy and free at God's right hand,
They tell of a place of marvelous Grace
On Heaven's bright shore.



REFRAIN:
On Heaven's bright shore (on Heaven's bright shore),
There'll be no more dying (over there);

Not one more grave (not one little grave)
In all that fair land (that wonderful land)!

Not even a tear will dim the eye,
And no one up there will say goodbye,

Just singing His praise through endless days
On Heaven's bright shore (on Heaven's bright shore).

2. The pilgrims on earth someday will go
To live in that home for evermore--
Trusting in Him who died for sin
And rose from the grave.

3. When I must cross that rolling tide,
There'll be someone on the other side
Welcoming me to that fair land
Made perfect by Love.

4. And when I walk up that milky white way
I'll see that homecoming band in array.
How great it must be for the angels to see
A pilgrim reach home!

5. For as we are told, one soul that is lost
Is precious, its worth of marvelous cost.
Gathered to home we surely will be,
On Heaven's bright shore.











~ 3 ~
DID CHRIST O'ER SINNERS WEEP?
Words: Benjamin Beddome ("He wept for me"), in A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, by John Rippon, 1787. Learned from the singing of Doc Watson on "On Praying Ground." The tune Doc Watson sang is unknown (Traditional). I heard this extraordinarily beautiful and strong hymn on the way home from Ohio, climbing through the dark Moshannon Valley Mountains along Route 80.Adapted, edited, verses 3,4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton and arranged © 2014 Greg and Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Mike and Cherie.

And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it… Luke 19:41

RFEFRAIN:
Did Christ o'er sinners weep,
And shall our cheeks be dry?
Let floods of holy, healing grief
Spring forth from ev'ry eye.

1. The Son of God in tears
The blessed angels see!
Those tears were shed for everyone;
They were shed for even me.

2. He wept that we might weep;
Each sin demands a tear:
In heav'n alone no sin is found;
There is no weeping there.   

3. O news so welcome hear,
That captives are set free!
The better flood His Gospel gives,
That heal-ed we may be.

4. This holy flood of tears
Shall cleanse the heart, the mind;
Renew our faith, let loose our love--
His Kingdom here to find.



COME INTO HIS PRESENCE
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

1. Come into his presence singing: Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia!
Come into his presence singing: Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia!

2. Come into his presence singing: Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord!
Come into his presence singing: Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord!

3. Come into his presence singing: Worthy to the Lamb! Worthy to the Lamb, Worthy to the Lamb!
Come into his presence singing: Worthy to the Lamb! Worthy to the Lamb, Worthy to the Lamb!

4. Come into his presence singing: Holy is the Lamb! Holy is the Lamb, Holy is the Lamb!
Come into his presence singing: Holy is the Lamb! Holy is the Lamb, Holy is the Lamb!

4. Come into his presence singing: Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia!
Come into his presence singing: Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia!                                                                           
                                                                   (repeat, as led by songleader)

SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

1. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
2. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.
Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.   
(repeat, as led by songleader)
BETTER THAN TODAY
Jeff Stevens; Leslie Satcher. Learned from the singing of Don Williams on "And So It Goes." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4 © 5/25/2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Lew and Joanne Niles.

1. I've got high hopes that tomorrow
Is going to be better than today.
I know you can't see it a comin'…
But why not believe it anyway?

REFRAIN:
Call it a prayer, call it a dream,
Call it a leap of faith, if you call it anything…
'Cause I got high hopes that tomorrow
Is going to be better than today.

2. I got two hands that ain't afraid to work hard
And I jump out of bed every day.
Yes I know these times now are real tough,
But lookin' on the bright side always pays!
3. Oh I know, it's been awful dry here
But with the Lord's provision, that'll change;
No I can't say we've seen a drop yet,
But somehow, we seem to smell the rain.


4. And that prayer I've had for so long now,
Oh, I know He's hearing every plea.
Though it might not be quite His time yet,
Still I know He's busy changing me.



CONDITION OF YOUR HEART   Matt. 13:1-8, Matt. 13:31
By Amy Thomas. Learned from the radio singing of The Thomas Family Band, after church, one lonely Lenten morning in Xenia, Ohio. CD courtesy of the Thomas Family. Adapted and verse 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton and arrangement © 2014 Greg and Susan Hinton. This song sparked off what would become our "last" gospel songbook. Dedicated to former band members.

"A sower went out to sow…."
"The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field."

1. Jesus was talking to a multitude one day; He spoke of the Sower and the Seed.
Some seeds fell by the wayside and were quickly trampled down… The birds came along and set to feed.
Some sprang up on rocky ground, but withered soon away, while others were choked out by all the weeds.
But some fell on fertile ground, and fruit began to yield a hundredfold, by God's sufficiency.

REFRAIN:
What is the condition of your heart? Is it hard just like the stony ground, where no plow can leave a mark?
Or is your heart tender, bearing fruit in its due time?
What is the condition of your heart? What is the condition of your heart?

2. Jesus said the seed is the Word of God, the wayside is the one who lends an ear.
Satan comes so quickly, and takes the Word away, but the Word of God the hard in heart can't hear.
The Word that fell on the shallow heart never could take root; temptation came and soon they fell away.
Seeds that fell on a worried heart were soon chopped out by cares, while the noble heart bears fruit another day.

3. Another story Jesus gave about the seeds we sow said the Kingdom is like a mustard seed.
A man took and sowed one, out in his field, it grew to become a spreading tree.
Birds found its branches there, and raised their families, who flew to all the corners of the earth.
So is the Word of God in every human mouth, though starting as the tiniest of seeds.

Bridge:
He who has an ear, let him hear, let him hear. He who has an ear, let him hear!
What is the condition of your heart? What is the condition of your heart?




~ 5 ~
HE IS LORD
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

He is Lord, He is Lord, He is risen from the dead and He is Lord.
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.               
(repeat, as led by songleader)


O THE LOVE OF MY REDEEMER
By Josh Caterer. © Captive Bird Music ASCAP. Learned from the singing of Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers on "Hymns From The Hills." Adapted, edited, arranged, verse 3 extended © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. First heard (quartet style) in dark mountains, on the long, cold drive from Xenia to Mansfield. Dedicated to Sherry Bodine, with thanks for bringing us to
St. Paul's and being our faithful family advocate.

1. Highest heights or darkest deep,
Be there pain or poverty--
There is nothing that can keep
My Redeemer's love from me.
All alone though I may feel,
All the world my enemy…
Still, there's no one that can steal
My Redeemer's love from me.

REFRAIN:
O the love of
My Redeemer--
Never failing,
Come what may!
He has purchased
My forgiveness…
And has washed my sins away!
2. Although burdened by the weight
Of great trial or tragedy,
None of these can separate
My Redeemer's love from me.
Though the earth's foundations shake,
Driving wind or raging sea,
Neither death nor life can take
My Redeemer's love from me.

3. Through this world's few passing days--
And through all eternity--
I will never cease to praise
My Redeemer's love for me.
I will praise Him all my days,
Seasons' chill or seasons' heat,
Still my heart will sing always,
My Redeemer's love for me.


THE MASTER IS WAITING
Harry Stinson. Learned from the singing of Harry Stinson on "Who Is This Man?" Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the Tevlin family.

1. What do you want? What do you need?
What have you done? Do you want to be free?
Are you losing the battle-- the battle with sin?
Well the Master is waiting, waiting to come in.


REFRAIN:
Oh He'll lift you up, yes He'll lift you up.
He'll stand right beside you, to guide and to win.
Well the Master is waiting, waiting to come in.
2. And if there's an answer, it's easy to find,
Drop down to your heart, and rest there awhile.
'Cause right there in the silence, beneath all the din,
Yes, the Master is waiting, waiting to come in.


3. So let down your guard, once and for all,
'Cause that Voice that you're hearing-- that's your personal Call.
Don't try to resist it, don't try to defend,
You know the Master is waiting, waiting to come in.







~ 6 ~
BEHOLD WHAT MANNER

Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us-- Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us!
That we should be called the children of God-- That we should be called the children of God!   
(repeat, as led by songleader)


THY HOLY WINGS, O SAVIOR   Psalm 91:4, Luke 13:34, Psalm 119:114, Psalm 51:10
Tune: Traditional Swedish Folk Melody. Words: Lina V. Sandell-Berg, 1865, trans. by Gracia Grindal, 1983. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Greg and Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicat ed to Laurel Paulson-Pierce.

1. Thy holy wings, O Savior, spread gently over me; and let me rest securely, through good and ill in Thee.
O be my strength and portion, my rock and hiding place, and let my every moment be lived within Thy Grace.

2. O let me nestle near Thee, within Thy downy breast; where I will find sweet comfort, and peace within Thy nest.
O close Thy wings around me, and keep me safely there, for I am but a new-born and need Thy tender care.

3. O wash me in the waters, of Noah's cleansing flood. Give me a willing spirit, a heart both clean and good.
And take into Thy keeping, thy children great and small, and while we sweetly slumber, enfold us, one and all.


REJOICE
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, "Rejoice!" Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, "Rejoice!"
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say, "Rejoice!"                                          
(repeat, as led by songleader)

ACROSS THE RIVER FROM HERE
Learned from the singing of the Lewis Family on "The Golden Gospel Best of The Lewis Family." Adapted, edited, arranged,
v. 3,5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Ed and Fran Vetter.

1. Someday, I'll go to that far-off shore
Across the river from here.
I'll live in sunshine forevermore,
Across the river from here.

REFRAIN: Across the river from here I'll go,
Across the river from here!
I'll stand beside Him someday, I know,
Across the river from here.

2. My home awaits in a mansion fair
Across the river from here.
To reach that gate I must climb that stair
Across the river from here.
3. I taste the air that is pure and sweet
Across the river from here.
It soon will carry me, friends to meet
Across the river from here.

4. I'll leave my treasures on earth behind
Across the river from here.
I know new treasures up there I'll find
Across the river from here.

5. And when I go on that lovely ride
Across the river from here.
I'll look below as your steps, He guides,
Across the river from here.


TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of Earth will go strangely dim… in the Light of His glory and Grace.   
(repeat, as led by songleader)



~ 7 ~
EAT THIS BREAD
Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to Me and never be hungry. Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to Me and you will not thirst.   
                                                                      (repeat, as led by songleader)

BE JESUS TO SOMEONE TODAY
By Jon Weisberger and Tim Stafford. Learned from the singing of Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Rose Weatherby.

1. While traveling on in this world, our treasures are few;
We may not have much but there's always
One thing we can do:
Look to the Savior of man, and follow his way--
As you walk through this life,
Be Jesus to someone today.

REFRAIN:
Do unto others
As you would have them do to you.
Glorify God,
Let His holy Spirit shine through.
Serve thy brother in need,
And teach him to pray.
As you walk through this life,
Be Jesus to someone today.

2. When others are tempted to sin, be watchful and kind.
Let not temptation to judgement
Be first in your mind!
Remember that Jesus was tempted by Satan to stray.
Speak from a heart filled with love, and
Be Jesus to someone today.
3. Be ever humble and ready to hold out your hand.
Watch for those who have fallen
And help them to stand!
A brother in Christ is loyal, steadfast, and true.
Give of yourself,
And be Jesus to someone today.

4. Welcome the children among the worshiping
    throng.
And let them be happy and loud,
Their praise is not wrong!
Remember He welcomed the children--
   the young and the gray.
For they too are here to
Be Jesus to someone today.




LIFE BEYOND DEATH
Words: E. Montgomery and M. Montgomery. Tune: Traditional. Learned from the singing of Traditional Grass on "I Believe in the Old Time Way." Adapted, edited, v. 1 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton and arranged Susan © 2014 and Greg Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Willard Heatley and family, in memory of June.

1. On earth, oh so fast do we journey--
Just trying to catch our breath--
Forgetting it's just preparation
For a land where there's life beyond death.

REFRAIN:
There's life beyond death there in Heaven,
So loved ones, meet me at rest!
We'll have a family reunion
In a land where there's life beyond death.

2. Praises and joy only enter
In the land where there's eternal rest.
And prayer has prepared my way homeward
To a land where there's life beyond death.
3. So spend all your grief on the sinners,
Smile with me-- I'm going to rest!
I'll dwell in the house of our Savior,
In a land where there's life beyond death.


4. His angels of death will surround me,
When near is my very last breath.
Then soon I'll be living where I'll be
In a land where there's life beyond death.



~ 8 ~
OUR DARKNESS
From Taize, as learned by Greg Hinton.

Our darkness is never darkness in Your sight: the deepest night is clear as the daylight.
(repeat, as led by songleader)


BETTER FARTHER ON
By Doyle Lawson. Learned from the singing of Larry Sparks. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Ed Vetter.

1. As we travel through the desert
Storms beset us on our way;
But beyond the River Jordan
Lies a field of endless days.

REFRAIN:
Farther on still-- go farther!
Count the mile stones one by one.
Jesus will forsake you never;
It is better farther on!

2. Oh, my brother, are you weary
Of the roughness of the road?
Does your strength begin to fail you?
Let the Savior bear your load.
3. Farther on? Oh, how much farther?
Passing mile stones every day.
No more doubting, only trusting;
He has called me to His way.


4. At the grave will you be singing,
Though you weep for one that's gone?
Singing as we once did, singing:
"It is better farther on!"



ONE DAY JESUS WILL CALL MY NAME
Learned from the singing of Lynda Randle on "Timeless." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2012 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. In memory of Carol Oldberg.

1. Some days drag, and some days fly.
And some days I think I'm gonna lay down and die.
Some days fill me, and some days drain,
And one day Jesus will call my name!

REFRAIN:
One day Jesus will call my name;
As days go by, I hope I don't stay the same.
I want to get so close to Him that it's no big change,
On that day when Jesus calls my name.
2. Some days I sing, and some days I cry.
Some days I ask Him, "Oh my good Lord, WHY!?"
Some days His work for me is clear and plain,
On those days when Jesus calls my name.


3. Most days I pray, but some days I curse.
And too many days, you know I put myself first.
But it's not what I do, or am, the Cross made that plain.
For one day Jesus will call my name!


SKY FULL OF ANGELS
By Burton Collins, Clayton Mills, Lisa Stewart. Learned from the singing of Taranda Greene. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Jane Wood and to the Renner family.

1. Preacher man talking 'bout the end of time;
Lord knows I'm ready, it don't worry my mind!
You see, I ain't afraid of nothing because I believe
I've got a sky full of angels watching over me.

REFRAIN:
You can take my possessions,
You can take all my gold--
Nobody but Jesus gonna take my soul!
2. Walk through darkness, I don't need no light--
My faith in Jesus gonna be my guide.
You see, I ain't afraid of nothing because I believe
I've got a sky full of angels watching over me.

3. River's rising but I got no doubt--
My sweet Savior's gonna pull me out!
You see, I ain't afraid of nothing because I believe
I've got a sky full of angels watching over me!
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MORE PRECIOUS THAN SILVER
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Lord, you are more precious than silver. Lord, you are more costly than gold.
Lord, you are more beautiful than diamonds, and nothing I desire compares with you.
(repeat, as led by songleader)


HEART OF HEARTS
Al Anderson; Sharon Vaughn; Stephen Bruton. Learned from the singing of Don Williams on "And So It Goes."
Adapted, edited, arranged, verses 2, 5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Cherie.

1. In your heart of hearts, there is a Voice;
It speaks from Truth, and not from choice.
It sees it all, not just in part--
Deep inside your heart of hearts.

REFRAIN:
Just listen to your life, it's talking to you.
There'll always be a Light running through you,
Flowing from a Well that never runs dry…

2. You've always known what's really true,
What's best for all, not just for you.
'Cause we're all here, we all take part,
And Justice reigns in your heart of hearts.

3. When you're at the point (down on your knees),
You can find your weakness can be your strength; à
'Cause where one ends, the other starts,
Deep inside your heart of hearts.

4. A secret place known to your soul
Where you can't hide but you can go
When it's all too much and you fall apart,
There's a state of Grace called your heart of hearts.

5. It's so much simpler than it seems
This life we share, with all our dreams,
And day by day, with a fresh new start,
Joining life, with heart to heart.

6. In your heart of hearts, there is a voice;
It speaks from Truth, and not from choice.
It sees it all, not just in part--
Deep inside your heart of hearts.


AH, LORD GOD
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Ah, Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power.
Ah, Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy outstretched arm.
Nothing is too difficult for Thee. Nothing is too difficult for Thee.
Great and mighty God, great in counsel and mighty in deed.
Nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing is too difficult for Thee.               
(repeat, as led by songleader)

OH HOW HE LOVES YOU AND ME
By Kurt Kaiser. Adapted, edited, arranged © Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Oh, how He loves you and me, oh, how He loves you and me! He gave His life, what more could He give?
      
REFRAIN:
Oh, how He loves you, Oh, how He loves me, oh, how He loves you and me,

2. Jesus to Calv'ry did go, His love for mankind to show; what He did there brought hope from despair.
(repeat, as led by songleader)





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LORD SEND YOUR ANGELS
Learned from the singing of Candy Christmas and Sheri Easter. Adapted, edited, verses 3, 4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Sandy Losinger.

1. When I'm alone and the light slowly fades, cold with the night closing in...
I know a shadow of Almighty wings. Lord, won't You send them again?

REFRAIN:
Lord, send Your angels to watch over me; I'm so afraid of the dark!
Lord, send Your angels to watch over me... wrap me in sheltering arms.
Shield me! Keep me! Hold me safe in Your arms!
Lord, send Your angels to watch over me... wrap me in sheltering arms.

2. Sometimes the child still inside of me cries, with fears of the dangers unseen...
And questions with answers I can't seem to find-- then You send Your angels to me!

3. Deep in the darkness of winter's half light, wondering if Spring ever was.
I call Your Name and Your Light fills my heart-- You send Your angels to me!

4. And at the last, when eternal night beckons to eternal day.
Then as You gather me safe to Your heart, angels will sing all the way.


I HEARD IT FIRST ON THE RADIO
By William J. & Gloria Gaither. Learned from the singing of Gaither Vocal Band. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. I fell in love with this song years ago; illness kept me from bringing it into our repertoire till now. It's really a quartet song; hope we caught the tune! Dedicated to WBZI-FM.

1. Jesus loves me, this I know for the Bible tells me so; and I heard it first on the radio.
This love of God so rich and strong shall be the saints' and angels' song; and I heard it first on the radio.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound: the lost and lonely can be found, and Grace can even save a wretch like me!
No other love could make a way; no other love my debt could pay. And I heard it first on the radio.

2. Needing refuge for my soul, when I had no place to go; and I heard it first on the radio.
From a life of wasted years, He gave me peace and calmed my fears; and I heard it first on the radio.
Had I not heard where would I be without this love that lifted me, when I was lost and nothing else would help?
Just as I was without one plea, sweet Jesus came and rescued me… and I heard it first on the radio.

Alas, and did my Savior bleed that captive spirits could be freed; and I heard it first on the radio.
My soul has found a resting place, until I meet Him face to face... and I heard it first on the radio.
I love to tell the story true, and those who know still love it, too; oh, what a precious Friend we have in Him!
And when in glory, saints will tell, 'twill be the theme they love so well-- and I heard it first on the radio.


FATHER I ADORE YOU
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

1. Father, I adore you, lay my life before you. How I love you.
2. Jesus, I adore you, lay my life before you. How I love you.
3. Spirit, I adore you, lay my life before you. How I love you.                                         (repeat, as led by songleader)






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ON JORDAN'S STORMY BANKS I STAND ... the glory of God gives [the city] light; the Lamb is its lamp." Rev.21:23
Words: Samuel Stennett (1727-1795); Music: Miss M. Durham, in Southern Harmony, 1835). Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Sheila Prevost.

1. On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

REFRAIN:
I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land;
Oh who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.

2. The transporting, rapturous, wondrous scene,
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight!

3. There generous fruits that never fail,
On trees immortal grow;
There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales,
With milk and honey flow.
4. O'er all those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away.


5. No chilling winds or poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Neither sickness, sorrow, pain, nor death,
Are felt and feared no more.

6. When I shall reach that happy place,
I'll be forever blest,
For I shall see my Father's face,
And in His bosom rest.

7. Filled with delight my raptured soul
Would here no longer stay;
Though Jordan's waves around me roll,
Oh fearless I'd launch away.


REST MY SOUL
Words: Rebecca Reynolds, Wynken Owl, BMI. Music: Ron Block, Moonlight Canyon Publishing. Learned from the singing of Ron Block on "Walking Song," via WBZI's "Hymns from the Hills." Adapted, edited, arranged, verse 4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Joyce Peterson.

1. Hush now! stirring, troubled waters,
Meet each fear by choosing rest.
Lean upon the Love of Jesus--
Ride this storm on Heaven's breast.

REFRAIN:
I am calm and I am quiet
For my hope is in the Lord.
Rest, my soul, for He is with me--
Lives within me evermore.

2. Hear the gentle Savior calleth,
Sings across the angry skies.
Quiets Earth with hymns of promise,
Bearing all that trust applies.
2. Every tremor He has answered,
Terrors shorn from all alarms;
Shelters He the shaken children,
Lifts the trembling in His arms.


3. Drink the sleep that courts thee sweetly,
Lay your deadly doing down.
Sink into the love of Jesus,
All you've lost in Him now found.

5. Still again, the Savior calleth,
Sings across ten thousand skies.
Every word a song of promise,
All is well that trust confides.


THIS IS THE DAY
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

This is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,
We will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made!
                               (repeat, as led by songleader)

~ 12 ~
I'LL BE ALRIGHT ("all right" is a different song)
By the Rev. F.C. Barnes. Learned from the singing of Janice Brown and the Rev. F.C. Barnes on "Rough Side of the Mountain."
Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2-6 © Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Rich Perkins.

REFRAIN:
I'll be alright-- alright!-- yes-- the Lord has told me-- I'm going to be alright!
As long as I know I've got the Lord, I'll be alright! Alright, alright, alright, alright!"

1. Remember Job-- he was sick so long,
You know the flesh fell from his bones.
And his wife came running to him,
Said, "Job, I don't see how you can keep going on."
Job looked at the woman, and he looked in the sky,
Said, "I'm going to trust God until I die.
I know God won't pass me by--"
Job said, I'll be alright!"

2. Remember Shadrach, and Abednego,
And that third one, Meshach… it was long ago,
Well Nebuchadnezzar sent them to the fire,
But God heard about it, on the Trouble-Wire.
They were praying, and God didn't hear, "WHY!?"
Heard them say, "I'm going to trust God until I die.
I know God won't pass me by--"
Those boys said, I'll be alright!"

3. Remember old Daniel in the lion's den,
He could have thought he was at the end.
But Daniel trusted He'd get him out.
God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths,
Well Daniel was blameless, and so he cried:
Said, "I'm going to trust God until I die.
I know God won't pass me by--"
Daniel said, I'll be alright!"
4. Remember Peter, and Andrew too,
They were fishermen, yes! Through and through.
But Jesus said, "Follow me until the end,
And I'll make you mighty fishers of men."
They picked up more brothers, who they had passed by,
Said, "Why not trust Jesus, until we die.
You know God won't pass us by--"
And they said, "I'll be alright!"

5. Remember Mary, mother of God,
The angel came with personal news & she was awed.
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
And a Son will be born, to make all things new."
Well Mary was young, but she said she could try--
Said, "I'm going to trust God until I die.
I glad He won't pass me by!"
Yes Mary said, I'll be alright!"

6. So if you have troubles, and trials, and pain,
You know Jesus came once, and He will come again.
He's always been faithful to show us His power,
Saving his saints, at the unlikely hour.
He wants you to call Him and let Him come by,
Say, "I'm going to trust God until I die.
I know my Jesus won't pass me by!"
Say, child, "I'll be alright!"


GOING HOME
By William J. Gaither and Gloria Gaither. Learned from the singning of Lynda Randle on "Timeless." Adapted, edited, arranged,
v. 3 © 2012 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. For "graduates" passed.

1. Many times in my childhood
We'd travel so far...
By nightfall, how weary I'd grow.
Father's arm would slip 'round me...
So gently, he'd say,
"My child, we are going home."

REFRAIN:
Going home... I am going Home.
There is nothing that can hold me here.
For I've caught a glimpse of that heavenly land,
Praise God! I am going Home!
2. And as I grew up,
Well, I journeyed on,
That road looked so wide, and so long.
Discouraged and weary,
I leaned on His arm,
Till that day He would lead me home.

3. The twilight is fading...
The day soon shall end.
I get homesick the farther I roam;
But my Father has led me
Each step of the way,
And now, He will lead me Home.
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DRAW ME NEAR
Learned from the singing of The Thomas Family Band on "The Condition of Your Heart." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4 © 5/25/14 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Lisa Dodge and family.

1. I'm walking through this world of woe;
The Devil tries to bring me low.
His traps are scattered on the way
To take my joy, lead me astray,
To take my joy, lead me astray.

REFRAIN:
There will be trials on the way.
Out here the world wants to rule the day.
Not far away Your voice I hear;
I ask you Lord to draw me near.
I ask you Lord to draw me near!

2. Oh Lord, the road is rough and steep;
I ask you, please, to give me strength.
I ain't gonna let it get me down;
I'm walking toward that robe and crown.
I'm walking toward that robe and crown!
3. My pack gets heavy-burdened-down;
Satan wants to turn me 'round.
It'd be so easy to give in!
Help me Lord, this race to win;
Please Help me Lord, this race to win!


4. You promised, if I'd trust in Thee,
That someday soon, Your face I'd see.
I'm holding to those words You said,
I'll keep my eyes on the road ahead;
Help keep my eyes on the road ahead!

5. Oh, Gracious Jesus, take my hand,
And lead me to that promised land.
And with the angels I will sing:
"Hallelujah to the King,
Hallelujah to the King!"


I SING PRAISES
By Terry MacAlmon. Adapted, edited, arranged, © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Monica.

1. I sing praises to Your Name, O Lord, praises to Your Name, O Lord, for Your Name is great and greatly to be praised.

2. I give glory to Your Name, O Lord, glory to Your Name, O Lord, for Your Name is great and greatly to be praised.                                    
(repeat, as led by songleader)


FAR SIDE BANKS OF JORDAN
By Terry Smith. Learned from the singing of John and June Cash on "O Lord How Great Thou Art, Vol. 2." Adapted, edited, arranged,
v. 3 © 2012 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Lillian.

1. I believe my steps are growing wearier each day; still, I've got a journey on my mind.
The lures of this old world have ceased to make me want to stay, and my one regret is leaving you behind.

2. But if it proves to be His will that I am first to cross, and somehow I've a feeling it will be.
When it comes your time to travel likewise, don't feel lost-- for I will be the first one that you see.

REFRAIN:
And I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan. I'll be sitting, drawing pictures in the sand.
And when I see you coming, I will rise up with a shout,
And come running through the shallow waters, reaching for your hand.

3. I have loved each minute of this life that we have shared, and I will shed a tear to see it go.
But I know that in His house, a mansion's been prepared; when we move in, I know we'll love it so.

4. In this life we labor hard to earn our meager fare. It's brought us trembling hands and failing eyes.
So I'll just rest there on the shore and turn my eyes away until you come, then, and we'll see Paradise.





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I'LL NOT BE A STRANGER
By James Singleton. Learned from the singing of Traditional Grass on "I Believe in the Old Time Way." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Joanne Niles.

1. I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city (I'm acquainted with folks over there).
There'll be friends there to greet me, there'll be loved ones to meet me, at the gates of that city foursquare.

REFRAIN:
Through the years, through the tears, they've gone one by one. But they'll wait at the gate, until my race is run.
I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city. I'm acquainted with folks over there.

2. I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city; I've a home on the streets paved with gold.
I will feel right at home there, in that beautiful somewhere, with the loved ones whose memories I hold.

3. I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city; there'll be no lonely days over there.
There'll be no stormy weather, but a great time together on the streets of that city foursquare.


NINETY NINE AND A HALF WON'T DO!
Learned from the singing of Mollie O'Brien and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet courtesy of Greg Hinton and The Mudcat Cafe. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4 © 2006 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Julia Kewitt.

1. It's a rugged, uphill journey, gettin' sanctified. I'm tryin' to make a hundred, or I won't be satisfied.
Paul says to run it, no matter how hard the race, I don't want to quit, or even take second place. So I'm...

REFRAIN:
... a-runnin'; I'm trying to make a hundred. Ninety-nine and a half won't do!
Seventy— that won't make it! Eighty— Trying to fake it? Ninety— that's not close! Ninety-nine is only almost!
If you're running & you're trying to make a hundred-- ninety-nine and a half won't do!

2. Once I got religion, I started my race. Want to see my lovin' God, someday face to face.
Till I got religion, didn't know just where to start; bound to make a hundred if I give my whole heart. Well I'm...

3. John the Baptist-- the foreunner of Christ-- they cut off his head, and then they took his life.
Death came a-sudden, in the guardsman's blade; John looked at him & smiled 'cause his a-hundred was made. He was...

4. He's called us, every one, to do a job for Him. He sees it perfect, finished— we see it mighty dim.
You got to hear his 'structions, to ever get it done, that's the only way the top prize can be won. Well I'm...


COME INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
By Marty Stuart, Kenny Ray Vaughn. Learned from the singing of KennyVaughn on "Souls' Chapel." Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Mike Vetter.

REFRAIN:
Come into the house of the Lord; come into the house of the Lord! There's love overflowing,
A joy that you'll be knowing when you come into the house of the Lord; come into the house of the Lord!

1. I got a friend Named Jesus-- He's everything, yes indeed. In your darkest hour you can call upon His power
'Cause He knows everything you need-- every little thing you need.

2. I was adrift out in a desert; I led a shameful life of sin. But in my dissipation, I had a revelation:
A friend took my hand and led me in-- that's when my redemption did begin.

3. You don't have to preach like John the Baptist, prophesy like Apostle Paul. If you just step inside Jesus will provide
Love and salvation for us all-- love and salvation for us all.

4. This song (book) isn't perfect, any more than you or me. But once you let Him in you'll know He bought your sin.
And then you really can relax and see, living as a prisoner set free.

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PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Praise the Name of Jesus. Praise the Name of Jesus.
He's my Rock, He's my Fortress, He's my Deliverer, in Him will I trust.
Praise the Name of Jesus.         
                                                    (repeat, as led by songleader)


I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR
Words: Annie S. Hawks, 1872. Music: Robert Lowry. Learned from the singing of Randy Owen and the Isaacs. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Bill and Irene Appel.

"Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16
        
1. I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord; no tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

REFRAIN:
I need Thee, O I need Thee; every hour I need Thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.

2. I need Thee every hour, most Holy One; O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.

3. I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby; temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

4. I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain; come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

5. We need Thee every hour; teach us Thy will; and Thy rich promises in us fulfill.


PURIFY MY HEART
Jeff Nelson. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2006 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

Purify my heart; touch me with Your cleansing fire! Take me to the Cross; Your holiness is my desire.   
Breathe Your life in me; kindle a love that flows from Your throne. Purify my heart, purify my heart!
(repeat, as led by songleader)

WIND, WIND
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

REFRAIN:
Wind, wind, blow on me. Wind, wind, set me free. Wind, wind, the Father sent the Blessed Holy Spirit.

1. Jesus told us all about You, how we could not live without You, with His blood the power bought to help us live the life He taught.
2. When we're weary You console us, when we're lonely You enfold us, when in danger You uphold us, Blessed Holy Spirit.
3. When unto the Church You came, it was not in Your own but Jesus' Name. Jesus Christ is still the same, He sends the Holy Spirit.
4. Set us free to love our brothers; set us free to live for others that the world the Son might see and Jesus' Name exalted be.
(repeat, as led by songleader)



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WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

What a mighty God we serve! What a mighty God we serve!
Angels bow before Him, Heaven and earth adore Him-- What a mighty God we serve!   
                                                      (repeat, as led by songleader)


GIVE THANKS            
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One. Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son.
And now, let the weak say, "I am strong." Let the poor say, "I am rich, because of what the Lord has done for us."
(repeat, as led by songleader)

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON
Traditional. Learned from the singing of Sheri Easter. Adapted, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.
Dedicated to the Campbell family.

By the rivers of Babylon, where we sat down, and there we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, where we sat down, and there we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Oh the wicked carried us away in captivity, required of us a song,
But how can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?
So, let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight, O God!


HE IS HERE
By Kirk Talley. Learned form the singing of Wes Hampton and the Gaither Vocal Band on "Greatly Blessed." Adapted, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Bryan and Kim Robinson.

1. I sense an awesome moving of the Holy Spirit, and I see His countenance resting on your face.
I know that there are angels hovering all around us, for the presence of the Lord is in this place.

REFRAIN:
He is here, Hallelujah! He is here, Amen! He is here, Holy, Holy; I will bless His name again.
He is here, listen closely; hear Him calling out your name.
He is here, you can touch Him; you will never be the same.

2. I searched for peace among the shadows, dark and lonely; gave up on finding that strong and lasting love.
I tasted all the things that sin could think to offer me, but today I feast on manna from above.


IN THE SACRAMENT ADORE
Tune: Traditional, after Doc Watson's "Christmas Lullabye." Words: Susan O. Hinton. Learned from the singing of Doc Watson. Adapted, arranged, text © 2014 Susan O. and Gregory P. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Richard and Nancy Stoving.

1. I will rise and go to Jesus; in the Sacrament, adore. He is waiting for our treasures, at His feet to lay our store.

2. Mother Mary stands beside Him, loving first but knowing all. Pointing to His precious Glory, hearing Him so softly Call.

3. All the angels gather 'round Him, singing praise their timeless care; we but join our voices to them in the Kingdom we here share.

4. Low-lie are we to His beauty; lower yet came He to we. lower shall we stoop to find Him, till He finds us on our knees.

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IF JESUS GOES WITH ME, I'LL GO
Rev. F.C. Barnes. Learned from the singing of Janice Brown and the Rev. F.C. Barnes on "Rough Side of the Mountain." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2-5 © May 28, 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. When I'm weak; when I'm strong;
In a crowd, when I'm all alone--
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
As I travel on life's way
You will always hear me say:
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.

REFRAIN:
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
When I'm weak; when I'm strong;
In a crowd, or alone--
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.

2. On the land, on the sea,
If Jesus just goes with me,
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall--
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.

3. Into danger, into strife,
Into something that may cost my life,
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
For His plan, and for His sake,
Great risk I will undertake--
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
4. When the path seems dark and dim
I will always follow Him--
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
When I don't know where to turn,
He will give new steps to learn;
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.

5. When I'm tempted to wayward paths,
His guidance I shall ask,
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
When I question what to do,
I will ask, "Lord, which way for You?"
And if Jesus goes with me, I'll go.

6. When my health seems to fail,
And the pain seems to dwell,
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.
And at the end I will rise
To the Kingdom of the skies--
If Jesus goes with me, I'll go.


ALL AROUND THE WORLD
Words & music by Seay. Learned from the singing of Seay via WLIH Radio. Adapted, edited, arranged © May 28, 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.
REFRAIN:
Let there be hope! Let there be joy! Let there be peace all around the world!
Let there be love, let there be life--let there be Light all around the world!

1. All around the world
There's a sound of people praying.
All around the world,
Let there be peace on earth.

2. All around the world
There's a sound of people singing.
All around the world,
Let there be light on earth.
3. All around the world
A time of hope, a time of blessings,
All around the world,
A joining with The One.

4. All around the world
In every heart in every nation--
All around the world,
His season has begun.





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THE GIFT OF LOVE
Words: Hal H. Hopson; Music: Traditional English melody ("The Water is Wide"). Dedicated to Joan Zuchowski.

1. Though I may speak with bravest fire, and have the gift to all inspire,
And have not love, my words are vain, as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

2. Though I may give all I possess, and striving so my love profess,
But not be given by love within, the profit soon turns strangely thin.

3. Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship, and are freed.

4. A--men, a--men. A--men, a--men. A--men, a--men. A--men, a--men.


GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN
Tracy Dartt. Learned from the singing of Lynda Randle on "Timeless." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the Rev. Janis Yskamp.

1. 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.

REFRAIN:                                                                                                                                                                           
For the God on the mountain, is the 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 in the night.

2. I saw His Face… we were up on that mountain! How it shone, and so lovely to see.
Now I'm so lost… and I'm in the deep valley; yet His voice I hear and He's looking for me.

3. We talk of faith when we're up on the mountain. How that comes easy when life's at its best.
But it's down in the valley of trials and temptations-- that's when faith… is really put to the test.


IN HIS TIME
By Diane Ball. As learned by Susan Hinton. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. HInton.

1. In His time, in His time, He makes all things beautful in His time.
Lord, please show me every day, as You're teaching me Your way, that You do just what You say, in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time, You make all things beautiful in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring. May each song I have to sing be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.


THE SERVANT SONG
By Richard Gillard. As learned by Greg Hinton. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. HInton.

1. Brother, sister, let me serve you. Let me be as Christ to you. Pray that I might have the grace to let you be my servant, too.

2. We are pilgrims on a journey. We're together on this road. We are here to help each other walk the miles and bear the load.

3. I will hold the Christ-light for you in the night-time of your fear. I will hold my hand out to you, and speak the peace you long to hear.

4. I will weep when you are weeping. When you laugh, I'll laugh with you. I will share your joy and sorrow, till we've seen this journey through.

5. When we sing to God in heaven, we shall find such harmony, born of all we've known together of Christ's love and agony.

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HE PILOTS MY SHIP
By Ronnie Hinson. Learned from the singing of the Homecoming Friends on "Homecoming Picnic." Adapted, edited, arranged,
v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to US Navy veterans.

1. The soul of a man is like a ship that sails on the sea of time.
Storms may come and winds may blow, and rock this ship of mine.
But the reason my ship will never sink and today it's still afloat:
My compass is God's precious Word, and Jesus pilots my boat.

REFRAIN:
I won't sail these stormy seas no more, 'less Jesus leads the way.
I won't ever drift so far from the shore I can't hear what He has to say.
I belong to a fleet that sails today on a glorious one-way trip.
We'll land safely ashore to sail no more, for Jesus pilots my ship!

2. My ship pulled into safety's port; my stern was torn apart.
The bow of my vessel was so badly crushed, sin's waters had flooded my heart;
I'd sailed for so long on life's angry waves with my cargo of fear and despair!
But I called on His name and He lifted the blame and now He pilots my ship everywhere.

3. The hands on board have sailed these seas for many a lonesome day;
But we know a horizon is up ahead where the shorebirds swoop and play.
Our sails are high and full of breeze, and the sun shines bright most times.
We pull together as one soul, and pass our time in His rhymes.


KING OF KINGS
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

King of kings and Lord of lords, glory, Hallelujah! King of kings and Lord of lords, glory, Hallelujah!
Jesus, Prince of Peace, glory, Hallelujah! Jesus, Prince of Peace, glory, Hallelujah!    (repeat, as led by songleader)


SITTING AT THE FEET OF JESUS
Words: J. H. (or J. H. T.), 19th Century. Music: Asa Hull, 19th Century. Learned from the singing of the Gaither Vocal Band. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2004 Susan O. Hinton. Dedicated to Mildred Lorch.

She had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word. Luke 10:39

1. Sitting at the feet of Jesus, oh, what words I hear Him say!
Happy place! so near, so precious! May it find me there each day.
Sitting at the feet of Jesus, I would look upon the past;
For His love has been so Gracious, it has won my heart at last.

2. Sitting at the feet of Jesus, where can mortal be more blest?
There I lay my sins and sorrows and, when weary, find sweet rest.
Sitting at the feet of Jesus, there I love to weep and pray,
While I from His fullness gather Grace and comfort every day.

3. Bless me, O my Savior, bless me, as I sit low at Thy feet.
Oh, look down in love upon me; let me see Thy face so sweet.
Give me, Lord, the mind of Jesus; make me holy as He is.
May I prove I've been with Jesus, Who is all my righteousness.


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I WILL ENTER HIS GATES
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise.
I will say, "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
He has made me glad, He has made me glad! I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
He has made me glad, He has made me glad! I will rejoice for He has made me glad.
(repeat, as led by songleader


THY LOVINGKINDNESS
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

Thy lovingkindness is better than life. Thy lovingkindness is better than life.
My lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless Thee, I will lift up my hands unto Thy Name.
I lift up my hands unto Thy Name. I lift up my hands unto Thy Name.
My lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless Thee, I will lift up my hands unto Thy Name.
(repeat, as led by songleader)


CHANGE MY HEART, OH GOD
From Maranatha! as learned by Susan O. and Greg Hinton.

Change my heart oh God; Make it ever true. Change my heart oh God-- may I be like You!
Change my heart oh God; Make it ever true. Change my heart oh God-- may I be like You!
You are the potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me… this is what I pray
Change my heart oh God; Make it ever true. Change my heart oh God-- may I be like You!
                              (repeat, as led by songleader)


HOLD THEM IN HEAVEN
Barbara Fairchild; Jeff Silvey. Learned from the singing of Barbara Fairchild on "He Kept On Loving Me." This song is about losing those we love (my twin died before we were born). Adapted, edited, arranged, V. 2 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

REFRAIN:
HSo hold them in heaven for me, till You place them in my arms again.
I'll lean on Your Love, though I don't understand.
I'll walk with Your vision, till my eyes can see, so hold them in Heaven for me.

1. A sweet kiss from Heaven in a new baby's face.
As love fills our hearts, we feel Your Grace.
In the few months that pass, we make future plans.
Holding on to You, Lord, as we hold tiny hands.
Precious little fingers, holding mine so tight;
Moments of joy, bouquets of delights.
Her smile was our sunshine but we didn't know:
So suddenly, quickly… we'd have to let go.

2. The sweet gift of Heaven in a dear, well-loved face:
When love filled our hearts, oh how we felt Your Grace!
In the few months we've left, we hold fragile hands--
Holding on to You, Lord as we stop making plans.
Precious, every finger, stroking my face at night--
Moments of joy, a life full of light.
That smile's been my sunshine, so how could I know
So suddenly, quickly… I'd have to let go?
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I HAVE DECIDED
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo. Dedicated to Frank Kewitt.

1. I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back.

2. Though none go with me, still I will follow. Though none go with me, still I will follow. Though none go with me, still I will follow.
No turning back, no turning back.

3. The Cross before me, the world behind me. The Cross before me, the world behind me. The Cross before me, the world behind me.
No turning back, no turning back.

4. Where Jesus leads me, I'll surely follow. Where Jesus leads me, I'll surely follow. Where Jesus leads me, I'll surely follow.
No turning back, no turning back.

5. Sing, "Glory, glory!" and "Hallelujah!" Sing, "Glory, glory!" and "Hallelujah!" Sing, "Glory, glory!" and "Hallelujah!"
No turning back, no turning back.
(repeat, as led by songleader)

IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY
By AB Androzzo. Song research courtesy The Mudcat Café and Bill Kennedy. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. In memory of Stanley Hinton.

1. If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song,
If I can show somebody, how they're travelling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

REFRAIN:
My living shall not be in vain,
Then my living shall not be in vain.
If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
Then my living shall not be in vain.
2. If I can do my duty, as a Christian ought,
If I can bring back beauty, to a world o'erwrought,
If I can spread love's message, as the Master taught,
Then my living shall not be in vain.


ALL MY HOPE ON GOD IS FOUNDED   Thou art my hope, O Lord God: Thou art my trust from my youth. Psalm 71:5
Words: Joachim Neander, by Robert S. Bridges in the Yattendon Hymnal, 1899. Music: Joachim Neander. Courtesy and arranged
© 2014 Greg Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Judy Coole.

1. All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew,
Me through change and chance He guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown, He alone
Calls my heart to be His own.

2. Mortal pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray our trust;
Though with care and toil we build them,
Tower and temple fall to dust.
But God's power, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

3. God's great goodness e'er endureth,
Deep His wisdom passing thought:
Splendor, light and life attend Him,   à
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore from His store
Newborn worlds rise and adore.

4. Daily doth th'almighty Giver
Bounteous gifts on us bestow;
His desire our soul delighteth,
Pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand at His hand;
Joy doth wait on His command.

5. Still from earth to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ, His Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
Ye who follow shall not fall.

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I KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT GOD'S GRACE
By Kyla Rowland. Learned from the singing of Barbara Fairchild. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Greg and Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Karen Confer.

1. I know something of Mercy sweet;
Too many times it has fallen on me!
It's all a part of God's Grace divine--
The Grace I can claim each day as mine.


REFRAIN:
Oh I know something about God's Grace,
And how good it feels when He hears me pray.
Just this morning He whispered my Name...
So I know something about God's Grace.
2. When He spoke this morning, how my heart rejoiced.
My burden was lifted by the sound of His voice;
He called me into His throne room to pray...
I bowed down defeated, but rose up in Grace!



Bridge/End:
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far,
So I know something! I know something!
Yes so I know something about God's Grace!


CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT
Bernadette Farrell; as learned by Greg Hinton.

1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people, Light for the world to see.

REFRAIN:
Christ, be our light! Shine out through the dark, shine! Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered today.

2. Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow'r to save us. Make us your living voice.

3. Longing for food many are hungry. Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed.


THE GREATEST THING
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

1. The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You. The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.
I want to know You more, I want to know You more! The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.

2. The greatest thing in all my life is loving You. The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.
I want to love You you more, I want to love You you more! The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.

3. The greatest thing in all my life is serving You. The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.
I want to serve You more, I want to serve You more! The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.
(repeat, as led by songleader)








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WALK OVER GOD'S HEAVEN
Traditional. Learned from the singing of the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2006 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Mary Coole.

1. I got a shoe, you got a shoe, all of God's children got a shoe, my Lord.
When we get to Heaven, gonna put on our shoes
We're gonna walk... We're gonna talk all over God's Heaven.   Heaven.....
Heaven!   Heaven!   Everybody talkin' about Heaven ain't going there;
Heaven.... Heaven.... Everybody talkin' about Heaven ain't going there
Well....   We're gonna walk.... We're gonna talk all over God's Heaven. Heaven....

2. I got a robe, you got a robe, all of God's children got a robe, my Lord.
When we get to Heaven, gonna put on our robes
We're gonna jump... We're gonna shout all over God's Heaven. Heaven.....
Heaven!   Heaven! Everybody talkin' about Heaven ain't going there;
Heaven.... Heaven.... Everybody talkin' about Heaven ain't going there;
Well... We're gonna jump.... We're gonna shout all over God's Heaven.   Heaven...

3. I got a plan, you got a plan, all of God's children got a plan, my Lord.
When we get to Heaven, gonna get out our plans
We're gonna knock...   We're gonna rock all over God's Heaven.   Heaven.....
Heaven!   Heaven! Everybody talkin' about Heaven ain't going there;
Heaven.... Heaven.... Everybody talkin' about Heaven ain't going there;
Well....   We're gonna knock.... We're gonna rock all over God's Heaven.   Heaven....


BIND US TOGETHER
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo. Dedicated to Mike and Lucinda Weatherby.

REFRAIN: Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with love.

1. There is only one God; there is only one King. There is only one Body-- that is why we sing:
2. Made for the glory of God, purchased by His precious Son, born with the right to be clean, for Jesus the vict'ry has won.
3. We are the family of God. We are the promise divine. We are God's chosen desire. We are the glorious new wine.
(repeat, as led by songleader)

IF HE CHANGED MY NAME
Negro Spiritual. Learned from the singing of Jennifer Bynum. Song research courtesy The Mudcat Café and Negrospirituals.com. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2-6 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the Rev. Elaine Silverstrim.

1. I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my Name. Oh, I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my Name.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed… my… Name.

2. I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my life. Oh, I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my life.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed… my… life.

3. I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my mind. Oh, I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my mind.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed… my…mind.

4. I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my heart. Oh, I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my heart.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed… my…heart.

5. I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my ways. Oh, I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my ways.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed… my…ways.

6. I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my prayers. Oh, I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my prayers.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed… my…prayers.

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CHRIST CHILD LULLABY
Traditional. Song research courtesy Mudcat Café, thanks to Masato Sakurai. More commonly titled "Watt's Cradle Hymn" or "Watt's Cradle Song." Learned from the singing of Doc Watson on "On Praying Ground." Adapted, arranged © 2014 Susan O. and Gregory P. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Leo Pola.

1. Hush, my babe, lie still and slumber,
Holy angels guard thy bed.
Heavenly blessings without number
Gent-lie stealing on thy head.

2. How much better art thou attended
Than the Son of God could be,
When from heaven He descended
And became a child like thee.
3. Soft and easy is thy cradle--
Coarse and hard the Savior lay,
When His birthplace was a stable,
And His softest bed was hay.

4. Hush, my babe, lie still and slumber,
Holy angels guard thy bed.
Heavenly blessings without number
Gent-lie stealing on thy head.


I COME WITH JOY TO MEET MY LORD
Tune: Traditional American folk melody; Words: Brian A. Wren. © 1971 Hope Publishing. Courtesy Greg Hinton. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved and free, in awe and wonder to recall His life laid down for me.

2. I come with Christians far and near to find, as all are fed, the new community of love in Christ's communion bread.

3. As Christ breaks bread, and bids us share, each proud division ends. The love that made us, makes us one, and strangers now are friends.

4. And thus with joy we meet our Lord. His presence, always near, is in such friendship better known: we see and praise him here.

5. Together met, together bound, we'll go our different ways, and as his people in the world, we'll live and speak his praise.


COMMIT THOU ALL THAT GRIEVES THEE   
From The Hymnal 1982. Dedicated to Sheilah Prevost.

1. Commit thou all that grieves thee, and fills thy heart with care,
To him whose faithful mercy the skies above declare--
Who gives the winds their courses, Who points the clouds their way;
'Tis He will guide thy footsteps and be thy Staff and Stay.

2. O trust the Lord then wholly, if thou wouldst be secure;
His work must thou consider, for thy work to endure.
What profit doth it bring thee to pine in grief and care?
God ever sends his blessing in answer to thy prayer.

3. Thy lasting truth and mercy, O Father, see aright
The needs of all thy children, their anguish or delight:
What loving wisdom chooseth, redeeming might will do,
And bring to sure fulfillment Thy counsel good and true.

4. Hope on, then, broken spirit; hope on, be not afraid:
Fear not the griefs that plague thee and keep thy heart dismayed:
Thy God, in His great mercy, will save thee, hold thee fast,
And in His own time grant thee the sun of joy at last.


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IF TODAY YOU HEAR HIS VOICE   Psalm 95
Music: Brother Tobias Colgan, O.S.B., © 1978 St. Meinrad Archabbey. V. 4 © 1995 Jackie Crocker. As learned by Greg Hinton.
Adapted, edited © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. In memory of Roland Millard.

REFRAIN:
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts! If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts!

1. Come, ring out your joy to the Lord; hail the Rock who saves us.
Let us come before Him, giving thanks with songs let us hail the Lord!

2. A mighty God is the Lord, in His hand are the depths of the earth.
The very heights of the mountains are His, the sea and the land He has shaped!

3. Come, let us bow and bend low, and kneel before God who has made us.
He is our God, we the people He pastures, the flock that is led by His hand.

4. O, that you would hear His glorious voice. Harden your heart not, as at Meribah!
And as at Massah, men of the desert once did, do not test Him Whose work you have seen!


SWEETER
By Joe & Rachel Delk, in Rejoice Together © 1977, Tennessee Music and Publishing. Courtesy Ed Vetter. Adapted, edited, arranged,
v. 3, 4 © 2014 2006 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to James Nichols.

1. Thank You for the mountains; thank You for the sea; thank You for the happiness You put inside of me!

REFRAIN:
Sweeter than the day before, sweeter than the day before!
Every day I serve my Savior is sweeter than the day before.

2. Thank You for my neighbors; thank You for my friends; thank You for Your saving Grace that cleansed me from my sins.

3. Thank You for the guidance to know what's right from wrong; Thank you for the justice lessons all my lifetime long.

4. Thank You for Your servants, sharing Grace each day, thank You for companions all along your blessed Way.


PRAISE HIM               
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

1. Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime,
Praise Him, praise Him,praise Him when the sun goes down.

2. Love Him, love Him, love Him in the morning, love Him in the noontime,
Love Him, love Him, love Him when the sun goes down.

3. Serve Him, serve Him, serve Him in the morning, serve Him in the noontime,
Serve Him, serve Him, serve Him when the sun goes down.                                       
(repeat, as led by songleader)







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SANCTUARY
Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2-4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton.

1. Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary-- pure and holy, tried and true. With thanksgiving, I'll be that living Sanctuary for You.

2. Lord, Your children need a sanctuary-- kind and gentle, just like You. With thanksgiving, I'll be that living Sanctuary for You.

3. Lord, Your Kingdom is the sanctuary; every person precious there. With thanksgiving, I'll be that living Sanctuary for You.

4. Lord, your Justice is a sanctuary, may that Justice reign on Earth. With thanksgiving, I'll be that living Sanctuary for You.

(repeat, as led by songleader)

THE ONE I'M DYING FOR
By Ronnie Bowman, Sonya Isaacs, and Rebecca Bowman. Learned from the singing of the Isaacs, on "Nashville Homecoming."
Adapted, edited, arranged © 2012 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to John and Laura McNassor.

1. Outside I hear them talking; guess it's me they're out there mocking:
"An eye for an eye" is all that matters anymore.
Pilate put me in this prison, and I deserve what I've been given:
"A life for a life," that's what I'll be dying for.
I caught the eye of a man who was beaten. I saw the Truth-- even I believed him.
Now I can tell from my cell, it's Him they're wantin' more.
I hear them cry, "Release Barabbas!" In disbelief, I turned to Jesus--
He looked at me, and He said "Go free, you're the one I'm dying for."

REFRAIN:
"For the one who is hurting and the one who has done wrong,
For the one who needs a healing, and feels like hope is gone,
For the weary who can't carry his cross anymore; you're the one, You're the one I'm dying for!"

2. For the one who has not seen Him, for the one who would like to be Him,
The one who knows it all, and that one who will never know.
For the one with all the questions, and the one who just believes;
The one who will die with a suffering disease.
For the one who casts the first stone, and the one down on her knees.
And the man who works so hard, and the one who fights the war.
All the families, His people, who He made to live in peace...
He looked at them, and He said, "Go free! You're the ones I'm dying for!"














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ARM'S LENGTH AWAY
Traditional. Song research courtesy Joan Babcock. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. You took me in like a child from the cold. You warmed my heart with a love untold.
I walk in Your footprints and I try every day to never be more than an arm's length away.

REFRAIN:
Lord, guide my feet down life's narrow way, and open my heart to Your love each day.
And Lord, let my eyes from You never stray, and never be more than an arm's length away.

2. When I needed help you were right there with me; no confusion too deep that I could not touch Thee. Ready to answer, close by every day, You're never more than an arm's length away.

3. If I had to live one day without You, I know that it's something I could not do. Accustomed to talking to You every day, You're never more than an arm's length away.


JUST GO AND TELL JESUS ON ME
Traditional. Song research courtesy Joan Babcock. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2, 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. In memory of Saturday Night jokesters past, passed, and present. You know who you are!

1. If from the presence of Jesus I stray
And my fall you should happen to see,
Remember it's best, if I fall by the way,
To just go and tell Jesus on me!

REFRAIN:
Just go and tell Jesus on me,
Whatever my weakness may be.
My sister, my brother, don't tell one another,
Just go and tell Jesus on me!
2. Many temptations surround us each day,
And hopefully we can agree
That if we stray from the straight, narrow way,
"Just go and tell Jesus on me!"


3. As down the river of life we row,
Whatever my faults here may be--
Don't you ever tell anyone here down below!
Just go and tell Jesus on me!


HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

How great is our God, how great is His Name. How great is our God, forever the same.
He rolled back the waters of the mighty Red Sea, and He said, "I'll never leave thee. Put your trust in Me."
                                          (repeat, as led by songleader)

I FOUND A TREASURE
Traditional. Song research courtesy Joan Babcock. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. I have no riches, no gold or silver,
But I finally found something at an altar of prayer.
It gives me such peace and sweet consolation,
And He has promised me Heaven's glory I'll share.

REFRAIN:
I found a treasure when I found Jesus,
He gives me pleasures that the world cannot give.
Although I'm a beggar, I'm rich beyond measure!
I found a treasure when I found the Lord.
2. Each day my storehouse is overflowing--
With so many rich blessings, I cannot count!
And the more I pour out (from the Grace that He gives me),
The sweeter yet is the lovely, holy fount!


3. Soon I'll cross over the Jordan River
And precious jewels I surely will find.
I'll have a mansion, my home forever,
And walls of jasper one day will be mine.

~ 28 ~
IN MOMENTS LIKE THIS
From Maranatha! as learned by Susan O. and Greg Hinton.

In moments like this, I sing out a song-- I sing out a love song to Jesus.
In moments like this, I lift up my hands, I lift up my hands to the Lord.

Singing: "I love You, Lord." Singing: "I love You, Lord." Singing: "I love You, Lord.. I love You!"
(repeat, as led by songleader)


PEACE LIKE A RIVER
Learned from the singing of Ed and Edith Vetter, who brought this song back from Cursillo.

1. I've got peace like a river, peace like a river, I've got peace like a river in my soul. (2x)
2. I've got joy like a fountain, joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain in my soul. (2x)
3. I've got love like an ocean, love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean in my soul. (2x)
(repeat, as led by songleader)


I WAS THERE TO HEAR YOUR BORNING CRY
John Ylvisaker.Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Greg and Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to
Bob Clarson.

1. "I was there to hear your borning cry,
I'll be there when you are old.
I rejoiced the day you were baptized,
To see your life unfold.
I was there when you were but a child,
With a faith to suit you well;
In a blaze of light you wandered off
To find where demons dwell."

2. "When you heard the wonder of the Word
I was there to cheer you on;
You were raised to praise the living Lord,
To Whom you do belong.
If you find someone to share your time
And you join your hearts as one,
I'll be there to make your verses rhyme
From dusk 'till rising sun."
3. "In the middle ages of your life,
Not too old, no longer young,
I'll be there to guide you through the night,
Complete what I've begun.
When the evening gently closes in,
And you shut your weary eyes,
I'll be there as I have always been
With just one more surprise."

4. "I was there to hear your borning cry,
I'll be there when you are old.
I rejoiced the day you were baptized,
To see your life unfold."



ISN'T HE?
By John Wimber. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Isn't He beautiful? Beautiful, isn't He? Prince of Peace, Son of God. Isn't He?

2. Isn't He wonderful? Wonderful, isn't He? Counselor, Almighty God. Isn't He? Isn't He? Isn't He?                                                                                                      
(repeat, as led by songleader)





~ 29 ~
BLESS THE LORD
From Taize, as learned by Greg Hinton.

REFRAIN:
Bless the Lord, my soul, and bless His holy Name! Bless the Lord, my soul, Who leads me into life.
(repeat, as led by songleader)
1. It is God Who forgives all your guilt, Who heals every one of your ills,
Who redeems your life from the grave, Who crowns you with love and compassion.

2. The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.
God does not treat us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our faults.

3. As a father has compassion on his children, the Lord has pity on those who fear Him;
For God knows of what we are made; God remembers that we are dust.


THY LIFE WAS GIVEN FOR ME
Words (originally "I gave My life for thee"): Frances R. Havergal, 1858. This hymn was recast in 1871 in Church Hymns, under the title "Thy Life Was Given for Me." Music: Kenosis, Philip P. Bliss, in Sunshine for Sunday Schools, 1873. Adapted, multiple versions edited together, arranged © 2003 Susan O. Hinton. Dedicated to Mike and Jean Lundgren.

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

1. Thy life was given for me; Thy blood, O Lord, was shed,
That I might ransomed be, and quickened from the dead.
Thy life was given for me, for me; what have I given for Thee?
Thy life was given for me, for me; what have I given for Thee?

2. Long years were spent for me, in weariness and woe,
That through eternity, Thy glory I might know.
Long years were spent for me, for me; have I spent one for Thee?
Long years were spent for me, for me; have I spent one for Thee?

3. Thy Father's house of light, Thy rainbow-circled throne,
Were left for earthly night, for wanderings sad and lone;
Were left for earthly night, for wanderings sad and lone;
Were left, and all for me, for me; what have I left for Thee?
Were left, and all for me, for me; what have I left for Thee?

4. Thou suffered much for me, more than the tongue can tell,
Of bitterest agony, to rescue me from hell.
'Twas borne, yes all for me, for me; what have I borne for Thee?
'Twas borne, yes all for me, for me; what have I borne for Thee?

5. And Thou hast brought to me, down from Thy home above,
Salvation full and free, Thy pardon and Thy love.
Great gifts Thou brought to me, to me; what have I brought to Thee?
Great gifts Thou brought to me, to me; what have I brought to Thee?

6. O let my life be given, my years for Thee to spend,
All worldy fetters broken, that joy with suffering may blend!
Thou gave Thyself for me, for me; I give myself to Thee.
Thou gave Thyself for me, for me; I give myself to Thee.


~ 30 ~
GLORY TO THE LAMB
Bill Batstone, public domain. As learned by Greg Hinton.

1. To the reigning King of heaven: Alleluia, Alleluia! To the One whose life was given: Glory to Your Name!

REFRAIN:
Alleluia, glory to the Lamb, Alleluia, glory to the Lamb, Alleluia,
Glory ever more to the Lamb who was slain, and who rose from the dead,
Alleluia, Glory to the Lamb, Alleluia, glory to the Lamb, Alleluia, glory to the Lamb, Allelu --- ia.

2. To the One whose blood redeemed us: Alleluia, Alleluia! To the Holy One called Jesus:
Glory to Your Name!
                                          (repeat, as led by songleader)


JESUS, I COME Out of the depths I cry to Thee, O Lord." Psalm 130:1
Words: William T. Sleeper, 1887. Music: George Stebbins. Learned from the singing of the Gaither Homecoming Friends. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

2. Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth's sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life's storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
3. Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy blessèd will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward for aye on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

4. Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the joy and light of Thy throne,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy shelt'ring fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.


WHERE THE LIGHT COMES FROM
By Don Schlitz/Thom Schuyler. Learned from the singing of Cindy Mangsen on "Songlines." Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Bob Hitesman.

1. There are shadows that surround me; they've settled on my heart. It is midnight all around me-- I'm a prisoner in the dark.
I heard tell of a Light that dwells inside of everyone… I want to go where the Light comes from!

REFRAIN:
I want to go when my life is over, I want to go when my work is done. I want to go where the Light comes from!

2. Some will say, "You can't get near it;" some are burning with the flame. Some will tell you, "It's a Spirit;" and they've given it a Name.
Some say, "You've got to crawl there," but I think I'm going to run! I want to go where the Light comes from!

3. I have seen that Light reflected in an old grandfather's smile; in the eyes of a young mother as she held her baby child.
I'm still here in the darkness, but Darkness hasn't won-- I want to go where the Light comes from!


~ 31 ~
MT. ZION'S LOFTY HEIGHTS
Hazel Dickens. Copyright Hazel Dickens/Happy Valley Music BMI. Learned from the singing of the Dry Branch Fire Squad on "Stained Glass Hour." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to David Weatherby, in the Green Home.

1. On Mt. Zion's lofty heights there stands
A bright and peaceful place,
Where weary souls can rest so free
Amidst its love and grace.

REFRAIN:
The day (the day) is near (is near); the hour (the hour) is nigh (is nigh).
The sheep with restless mournful cries, they long to journey there tonight!
Mt. Zion's lofty heights.

2. The narrow pathway is steep and rough
And the wayside with danger is fraught;
Yet within His vineyard, all is Love
On Mt. Zion's lofty heights.
3. The spirit from the trembling soul
Of this earthly, mortal man
Will fly on wings of heavenly doves
On His lofty heights to stand.


4. And on those heights in Heaven's throng
His sheep will quietly rest,
Their peace enwrapped in timeless song
By the saints and angels blest.



PEACE, BE STILL
As learned from the singing of Candy Hemphill Christmas. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2-5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated the the Rev. Gene (Eugenia) Manning.

He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39

1. He says, "Peace. Peace, be still." Lifts His hand, "Peace, be still." Like a child, the waves obey Him when He says, "Peace, be still."

2. He says, "Peace. Peace, be still." Lifts His hand, "Peace, be still." Like a child, my heart obeys Him when He says, "Peace, be still."

3. He says, "Peace. Peace, be still." Lifts His hand, "Peace, be still." Like a child, my mind obeys Him when He says, "Peace, be still."

4. He says, "Peace. Peace, be still." Lifts His hand, "Peace, be still." Like a child, my mouth obeys Him when He says, "Peace, be still."

5. He says, "Peace. Peace, be still." Lifts His hand, "Peace, be still." Like a child, may we obey Him when He says, "Peace, be still."


UBI CARITAS ET AMOR
From Taize, as learned by Greg Hinton.

Ubi caritas et amor, ubi caritas, Deus ibi est.
Where charity and love abide, God is dwelling there. God is dwelling there.               
(repeat, as led by songleader)

COMMUNE WITH ME
                                                
1. Commune with me; commune with me. Between the wings of the cherubim, commune with me.
2. I'll meet you there. I'll meet you there. Between the wings of the cherubim, I'll meet you there.
3. I worship You. I worship You. Between the wings of the cherubim, I worship You.                                        (repeat, as led by songleader)




~ 32 ~
THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
By Dave Van Ronk. By Dave Van Ronk. Learned from his singing on "Sunday Street." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Louis.

1. Now Jesus met the woman at the well, my Lord, yes Jesus met the woman at the well, my Lord,
Oh, Jesus met the woman at the well, my Lord, and He told her ev'rything she'd ever done.

2. He said, "Woman, woman... where is your husband?" He said, "Woman, woman... where is your husband?"
He said, "Woman, woman... where is your husband?" And she told Him, "Oh Lord! I have none."

3. He said, "Woman, woman... you have five husbands. Oh woman, woman... you have five husbands.
Yes woman, woman... you have five husbands, and the one you have now is not your own."

4. She said, "This man," she said, "this man must be a prophet. Yes, this man," she said, "this man must be a prophet.
Oh! this man...," she said, "This man must be a prophet. He has told me ev'rything I've ever done."

5. Well Jesus met the woman at the well, my Lord. Yes Jesus met the woman at the well, my Lord.
Oh, Jesus met the woman at the well, my Lord, and He told her ev'rything she'd ever done.


REFINER'S FIRE
Brian Doerksen. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton.

1. Purify our hearts; let us be as gold and precious silver. Purify our hearts; let us be as gold-- pure gold, Lord.

Refiner's fire: Our hearts' one desire is to be holy, Set apart for You, Lord.
We choose to be holy, set apart for You, our Sovereign, and ready to do Your Will.

2. Purify our hearts; in them reigns Your Compassion, Justice. Purify our hearts; let us swiftly act-- it's Your Time, Lord.

3. Purify our hearts; cleanse us from within and make us holy. Purify our hearts; cleanse us from our sin-- deep within.


I WILL SERVE THEE
By Gloria Gaither & William Gaither. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

I will serve Thee because I love Thee; You have given life to me.
I was nothing before You found me; You have given life to me.
Heartaches, broken pieces, ruined lives are why You died on Calvary.
Your touch was what I longed for; You have given life to me.
(repeat, as led by songleader)

JESUS, MY LORD
Words and music: John Fischer; Copyright 1970 by Songs and Creations, Inc., San Anselmo, CA. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Father Wayne Olmstead.

REFRAIN:
Have you seen Jesus, my Lord? He's here in plain view. Take a look, open your eyes, He'll show it to you.

1. Have you ever looked at the sunset
With the sky mellowing red,
And the clouds suspended like feathers
Then I say... You've seen Jesus, my Lord.

2. Have you ever stood at the ocean
With the white foam at your feet,
Felt the endless thundering motion?
Then I say... You've seen Jesus, My Lord.
3. Have you ever looked at the Cross,
With a man hanging in pain
And the look of love in his eyes?
Then I say... You've seen Jesus, My Lord.

4. Have you ever stood in the family
With the Lord there in your midst--
Seen the face of Christ on each other?
Then I say... You've seen Jesus, My Lord.
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'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS In You our fathers put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them. Psalm 22:4-5
Words: Louisa M. R. Stead. Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1882. Learned from the singing of the Higher Ground Trio on Voices Across America. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2004 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Michelle Lawrence.

1. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, "Thus says the Lord!"

REFRAIN:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

2. O, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
'Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
3. Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
And from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

4. I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.



WALTZ ACROSS HEAVEN WITH YOU
Arranged and adapted from an old gospel song, "I Want to Stroll Across Heaven With You" and an old dance song, "Waltz Across Texas With You" © 2005 by Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Mike and Betty Creighton.

1. When I see all the goodness that comes from above, and count all the blessings of love, I ask for a favor no mortal can do: to waltz across heaven with you.

REFRAIN:
To waltz across heaven with you some glad day, waltz around heaven with you;
When troubles and heartaches have vanished away, I'll waltz across heaven, with you.

2. Though places of beauty we long for, below, we wait to make plans, as you know; but when He comes, together we'll stand all anew, and I'll waltz across heaven with you.

3. We'll renew old acquaintance with friends we once knew; meet Jesus face to face, too. There will be glad reunion, and so much to do-- while I waltz across heaven with you.


MEMORIES THAT BLESS AND BURN
Learned from the singing of the Dry Branch Fire Squad, this song is the perfect example of the oft-asked question, "Where do your songs come from?" Well, I was refreshing my memory on another song by hearing a Youtube rendition by the group whose CD is long gone; a "related" video's title looked interesting…. And its tune hooked Greg and me on first hearing. Lyrics were quickly found online and the tune is enough like a few others we know that it was a simple enough job to arrange it No additional lyrics were needed-- it's long enough and the tale it tells is complete. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.!

REFRAIN:
And now to God I will return--
I know the time is drawing near!
May memories that bless and burn
Heal my heart with tears.

1. Fear not for me my cherished friends--
I do not walk this road alone.
I long to leave this earthly life
And take my journey home.

2. My loved ones wait upon the shore--
Their dear faces I can see.
They beckon me to join them there;
"Come Home," they call to me.

3. I see the Light around the throne--
I hear the angels sweetly sing;
And as they break (these mortal chains),
I feel my soul take wing.

~ 34 ~
MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS
Learned from the Sensational Nightingales on "My Sisters and Brothers," Peacock/MCA 1974 (with Charles Johnson), via Kevin Nutt, WFMU. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Simon and Shirley Wainwright.

1. I want to say to my sisters and my brothers,
Keep the faith!
When the storms rise and the winds blow,
Go on at a steady pace.
When the battle is fought and the victory's won,
We can all shout together, "We have overcome!"
And we can talk to the Father and the Son,
When we make it to the Promised Land.

REFRAIN:
If we walk together little children,
We won't ever have to worry.
Through this world of trouble,
We've got to love one another.
Let us take our fellow man by the hand
And try to help him to understand
That we can all be together, forever and ever,
When we make it to the Promised Land.

2. Our Holy Bible reads,
"Thou shall not be afraid
For the terror by night,
Nor for the arrow that flies by day.
Nor for the pestilence
That walketh in the darkness;
Nor for the destruction
That waiteth in the noonday hour."
3. This world is not our home;
We're only passing through.
Our treasures are laid up
Way up, beyond the blue.
Let us do the very best that we can,
While traveling through this land,
And we can all be together, shaking a hand,
When we make it to the Promised Land.

BRIDGE:
When we make it to the Promised Land,
When we make it to the Promised Land.
Elders! When we make it to the Promised Land!
People! When we make it to the Promised Land!
Sisters! When we make it to the Promised Land!
Brothers! When we make it to the Promised Land!
When we make it to the Promised Land....


WANDERING DESERT CHILD
Based on "Jordan, Carry Me," Words: Rebecca Reynolds, Wynken Owl, BMI. Music: Ron Block, Moonlight Canyon Publishing. Learned from the singing of Ron Block on "Walking Song," via WBZI's "Hymns from the Hills." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Joe MacNamara.

REFRAIN:
Jordan, roaming free, won't you roll down and carry me? Jordan, roaming wild, tame this wandering desert child!

1. Named by the raven's birth cry, nursed on winter's breast. Rocked in an empty cradle, I have known no loving rest.

2. Born to a son of sundown, I have wandered far from home. Low roads I have chosen, and I have walked them all alone.

3. Time casts a crooked shadow on the valleys of a lonely soul. Jesus meet me-- in the morning; take me down to where the river rolls.


FILL ME HOLY SPIRIT, FILL ME
Copyright 2000 Joan Babcock. Adapted, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

REFRAIN:
Fill me Holy Spirit, fill me. More than fullness would I know. I am smallest of Thy vessels, yet I much can overflow.

1. Wholly lost I am without You; I am nothing on my own. Fill my emptiness and use me. Make me Thine and Thine alone.

2. Take my heart, I give it to You. Make me holy as Thou art. Cleanse and heal my broken spirit, and more Grace to me impart.

~ 35 ~
PUT YOUR HAND ON MY SHOULDER
Based on "Truck Driver's Prayer" by Cliff Abbott. Learned from the singing of Sons Of The One from Pittsville, Wisconsin, via Voices Across America. According to Bluegrass Today: "Cliff Abbott shares his love of bluegrass music with a long career in the trucking industry. He is an accomplished songwriter with several published cuts, including one on Larry Sparks' "Almost Home" album. He is a regular contributor to "The Trucker" magazine. He and wife Theresa enjoy life at their Nectar, Alabama home." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Chuck Ferris.

REFRAIN:
Put Your hand on my shoulder, won't You guide me through this day?
Draw me ever nearer as I travel these highways. On my journey to Heaven, there's just one thing that I pray:
Put Your hand on my shoulder, Jesus, ride with me today.

1. I could ask for riches Lord, or treasures fine and big. I could ask for safety, Lord, "Don't let them wreck this rig."
I could ask You for good weather, or to see no traffic jams, but all I need is You, Lord, as I travel through this land.

2. I could ask for star-shine when the daylight turns to night, and I could ask for smooth roads, or to make that traffic light.
I could ask You for a hot meal or a restful night of sleep; but all I need is You, Lord-- let my soul be Yours to keep.

3. I've been to Your mountains with the west wind blowing free. And I've been down the highway to that city by the sea.
I have felt the sunshine and the clouds that bring the rain, but all I need is You, Lord, so I'll ask You once again.


NOW WE TAKE THIS FEEBLE BODY
Traditional Negro Spiritual. Learned from the singing of Andre Solomon-Glover (Opera Ebony, arr. R. Nathaniel Dett). Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Sara C. Oldberg.

1. Now we take this feeble body, and we carry it to the grave,
And we all leave it there-- hallelujah.
And a hallelujah, and a hallelujah, and we all leave it there-- hallelujah.
And a hallelujah, and a hallelujah, and we all leave it there-- hallelujah.

2. Now we take this *dear old brother, (*or sister, mother, father, little daughter, etc.) and we carry him (her) to the grave,
And we all leave him (her) there-- hallelujah.
And a hallelujah, and a hallelujah, and we all leave him there-- hallelujah.
And a hallelujah, and a hallelujah, and we all leave him there-- hallelujah.

3. Now we lift our mournful voices as we gather 'round the grave,
And we weep as we sing, "hallelujah."
And a hallelujah, and a hallelujah, and we weep as we sing, "hallelujah."
And a hallelujah, and a hallelujah, and we weep as we sing, "hallelujah."


THE BIRD OF HEAVEN
By Sydney Carter (born 1915) © 1969 Stainer & Bell Ltd. Learned from the singing of Iona on "Beyond These Shores." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Katarina Vetter.

1. Catch the bird of heaven, lock him in a cage of gold; look again tomorrow, and he will be gone.

REFRAIN:
Ah! the bird of heaven! Follow where the bird has gone; Ah! the bird of heaven! Keep on traveling on.

2. Lock him in Religion; gold and frankincense and myrrh carry to his prison, but he will be gone.

3. Temple made of marble, beak and feather made of gold. All the bells are ringing, but the bird has gone.




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I'LL DO IT YOUR WAY
Learned and adapted from "Way Down" by father-son songwriters Roddy & Eric Crochet of Iota, Louisiana from their singing, via Voices Across America. Adapted, edited, re-written, arranged, v. 5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Well, the Lord told Jonah that He had a plan: "You go and preach in Ninevah land."
Jonah got mad and he sailed away; and on the ship, he thought he was safe!
But the winds grew high and the waves were rough-- running from God is really tough.

2. The captain didn't know just what to do. The crew said, "Jonah, is the problem you?"
Jonah said, "Yes, I have run away from the mighty arm of God today."
The captain said, "Men, what shall we do?" "Throw him overboard, and the storm will be through."

3. Then God sent a whale to swallow him whole, deep inside, it was dark and cold!
Jonah said, "Lord, oh deliver me!" Down at the bottom of the deep blue sea.
He had a change of mind, after that day, Jonah said, "Lord, I'll do it your way!"

4. In life's storms, we're tossed to and fro, and just like Jonah, we don't want to go.
But Jesus says, "I can show you My way; in My peace, there is calm in the fray.
Every sea quiet, for the storms are long o'er; and you shall be safe on My golden shore."


WALK ON
By father-son songwriters Roddy and Eric Crochet of Iota, Louisiana. Learned from their singing, via Voices Across America. Adapted, edited, re-written, arranged, v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Nathan and Mary Ellen.

1. When life seems not worth living from hard times at Satan's giving draws me back before the Lord on my knees.
He won't leave me in despair 'cause I know my Savior cares; He says, "My child, keep walking on!"

REFRAIN:
Walk on (walk on), walk on (walk on), as I travel down life's road
Walk on (walk on), walk on (walk on), trying to bear life's heavy load.
Well, the road is getting shorter each day that I walk, and Heaven is where I want to be.
When I'm down on my knees, my Savior answers me, says, "My child, keep walking on!"

2. Ev'ry trial that I face leads me to my kneeling place, and I give it all to the Lord.
When my heart begins to break, all my burdens Jesus takes and my pain in the end is all gone.

3. When confusions abound, My Lord is quickly found, and I listen for His sweet, loving voice.
Though I may struggle just to know which way I should go, on His path, I always rejoice.


CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART Psalm 51:10-12
From Maranatha! as learned by Susan O. and Greg Hinton.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence, O Lord, take not They Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Your salvation, and renew a right spirit within me.          (repeat, as led by songleader)






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LET THEM GO!
By father-son songwriters Roddy and Eric Crochet of Iota, Louisiana. Learned from their singing, via Voices Across America.
Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to David and Kay Jones.

1. Now Moses was a-walking up a mountain one day; saw a burning bush, and God began to say,
"Moses, you're standing... on holy ground! Take off your shoes, 'cause I'm all around!"

2. "Now Moses, just listen to what I say, you're gonna lead My people in Egypt away;
Do all things... that I have prepared. Go and speak to Pharaoh, and don't you be scared."

3. Now Pharaoh, said, "Well, I'll never let them go. They'll be my slaves until they're old!
Ain't nothing you can say-- just do as you're told!" He said, "I won't change my mind!" And then his heart turned cold.

4. So God sent some plagues into Egypt-land, said, "I can take my people out of Pharaoh's hand!"
Well after nine plagues, Pharaoh still said, "No!" Till the Angel of Death passed, and Pharaoh said, "Take God's people, and go!"


YOU CAN'T GO HALF WAY, WITH HIM!
Based on "You Can't Go Half Way" by Johnnie Bailes. Learned from the singing of the Bailes Brothers, on "Oh So Many Years."
Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Are you walking every day with Jesus all the way; you can't go half way, with Him!
When old Satan worries you, there's one thing you can do--you can't go half way, with Him!

REFRAIN:
Stop putting on a show (your pride will have to go); you can't go half way, with Him.
With your head high in the air, God's armor you can't wear-- you can't go half way, with Him.

2. If you'll only do you best, our Lord will do the rest; you can't go half way, with Him.
Kick old Satan from the race-- put Jesus in His place. You can't go half way, with Him.

3. From yourself you'll have to part; let Jesus have your heart; you can't go half way, with Him.
You may think you're living right, but no one's always in God's light; you can't go half way, with Him.

4. If you try to hide from Him, He will find you in the end; you can't go half way, with Him!
Oh can you hear Him Call, He is your All in All; you can't go half way, with Him!


COME LET US WORSHIP AND BOW DOWN
From Maranatha! as learned by Susan O. and Greg Hinton.

Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker.
Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our God, our Maker.

For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand, and the sheep of His hand.
(repeat, as led by songleader)








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IT'S ALL RIGHT
As learned from the singing of Candy Christmas.Adapted, edited, arranged , v. 4-6 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the Fidler family.

1. Feel the Spirit moving--
Moving in this place.
There is joy in every heart, and
A smile on every face.

REFRAIN:
And it's all right, all right,
It's all right to praise the Lord!
It's all right, all right,
We're His children and we like to
Praise the Lord-- 'cause
It's all right!

2. You don't have to worry
Who might be standing near;
We're all gathered in His Name and
Worhip's fine with Him!

3. I woke up this morning,
Praising Jesus' Name;
All day long I felt a joy like
I can not contain!
4. I went down to the valley--
Went down there to pray;
And my soul got so love-happy
I stayed there all the day!

5. When you leave this place here,
Here's what you can do:
Tap your feet as you go forth
Praising Him with all you do!

6. Folks may call you crazy,
If Jesus they don't see;
But some of them, when they see you,
May gain His liberty!



TURNING TO THE LIGHT
By Stephanie Davis. Learned from the singing of Joey + Rory on "Inspired: Songs of Faith & Family." Adapted, edited, arranged
©2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Debbie Robelen.

1. Like a seedling in the clay,
When the sun's first golden ray
Marks the breaking of the day--
I am turning to the light

REFRAIN:
I am turning to the light;
I am reaching toward the sun!
I have journeyed through the night,
And the battle now is won!
There's a new song in my heart;
There's a new day dawning bright--
Oh, I'm turning to the light!

2. Not so very long ago,
I lay covered by the snow.
With no sign of spring in sight,
Now I'm turning to the light!

3. Like a robin in the spring
When the dew is glistening,
I will raise my voice and sing:
"I am turning to the light!"

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LET IT BE SAID OF US
Words and music by Steve Fry. Learned from the singing of Emily Dickey. © 1994, 1999 Maranatha Praise, Inc. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Laura Kewitt.

1. Let it be said of us that the Lord was our passion,
That with gladness we bore every cross we were given;
That we fought the good fight, that we finished the course;
Knowing within us the pow'r of the risen Lord.

REFRAIN:
Let the Cross be our glory, and the Lord be our song!
By mercy made holy, by the Spirit made strong.
Let the Cross be our glory and the Lord be our song!
Till the likeness of Jesus be, through us, made known.
Let the likeness of Jesus be, through us, made known.
2. Let it be said of us, we were gentle in justice,
We were swift to bring mercy where oppression persisted;
We were righteously kind, with great courage and care,
Building Beloved Community everywhere.


3. Let it be said of us, we were marked by forgiveness;
We were known by our love, and delighted in meekness;
We were ruled by His peace, heeding unity's call,
Joined as one body that Christ would be seen by all.



HE'LL MAKE A WAY
Based on "God's Got It" by Joseph Pace. Learned from the singing of Joe Pace & The Colorado Mass Choir on "God's Got It."
Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2-5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Lee and Darlene Borts.

1. When you feel you just can't see your way, God's got it, God's got it. No matter how dark the day, God's got it, and He'll make a way.

REFRAIN:
Just wait on Him, trust and never doubt; I know He will surely, surely bring you out! God's got it, yes! It's all in control.

2. When the shelves are empty, no groceries in sight, God's got it, God's got it. His people will do what's right--
God's got it, and He'll make a way.

3. When sickness is visiting your family, God's got it, God's got it. In His time already is victory. God's got it, and He'll make a way.

4. When injustice is about to overwhelm you, God's got it, God's got it. His love is there and it will carry you through,
God's got it, and He'll make a way.

5. When you feel all alone, so empty within, God's got it, God's got it. Miraculous strength is in you, in Him.
God's got it, and He'll make a way.


GLORY IN THE HIGHEST
Words and music by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, and Daniel Carson. © 2006 Alletrop Music/worshiptogether.com songs/sixsteps Music/Thankyou Music. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. You are the first, You go before.
You are the last; Lord, You're the encore.
Your Name's in lights for all to see--
The starry host declare Your glory.

REFRAIN:
Glory in the highest;
Glory in the highest.
Glory in the highest!
2. Above You, there is no god;
Light of the world, the Bright and Morning Star.
Your Name will shine for all to see
You are the one-- You are the Glory.

3. All the earth sings Your praise---
The moon and stars, the sun and rain.
Every nation shall proclaim
That You are God, and that You reign…



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GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME    Psalm 100:5
Words and music by Morris Chapman.. © 1992 Maranatha Praise, Inc. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Pete Losinger.

God is good (God is good), all the time (all the time)! God is good (God is good), all the time (all the time)!
Well He's filled with compassion, and His mercies are everlastin' …God is good (God is good), all the time (all the time)!
(repeat, as led by songleader)

I GAVE UP ALL I HAD
Learned from the singing of Reverend Charlie Jackson on "God's Got It," courtesy Kevin Nutt, WFMU.
According to music historian, journalist, concert promoter and record label owner/distributor Adam Lore, a self-effacing New Yorker,
"The Rev. Charlie Jackson, a McComb, MS-born preacher and musician, made his home in the Baton Rouge area from the mid-'60s on, and performed widely throughout the South. Jackson passed away in early 2006. "Sometime in the early '70s, Rev. Jackson started recording church services, just on
a portable recorder," Lore said. "Just something like a boom box." The tapes were mostly Jackson singing and playing. Lynn Abbott, a historian at Tulane University's Hogan Jazz, explained that Jackson is part of the tradition of "guitar evangelism," a genre he says likely emerged in the late
'20s, to describe a "wide range of preachers and performers whose work combined preaching, singing and guitar-playing."
That phrase would cover performers like the Arkansas-born Sister Rosetta Tharpe and New Orleans' Elder Utah Smith.
Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4,5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Ted Babcock.

1. I gave up all, all I had; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.
I gave up all, all I had; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.

REFRAIN:
To follow You, Lord, to follow You, all my days, sweet Jesus, to follow You.

2. I gave up my home, everything I owned; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.
I gave up my comfort, my privilege too; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.

3. I gave up my sister... brother, too; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.
I gave up my mother... father, too; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.

4. I gave up the riches, world's success; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.
I gave up the power, I gave up the fame; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.

5. I gave up complaining, I gave up the pain, Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.
I gave up knowing about every thing; Lord, I gave up this world to follow You.


LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT
By Kittie J. Suffield. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2005 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.
In memory of Ernie and Marguerite Dowell.

1. In the harvest field now ripened,
There's a work for all to do.
Hark, the voice of God is calling--
To the harvest, calling you.

REFRAIN:
Little is much when God is in it.
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There's a crown and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus' Name.

2. Does the place you're called to labor
Seem too small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
And He'll not forget His own.
2. Are you laid aside from service,
Body worn from toil and care?
You can still be in the battle
In the sacred place of prayer.


4. When the conflict here is ended
And our race on earth is run,
He will say, if we are faithful,
"Welcome home, my child, well done."


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ZEPHYRS OF HEAVEN SHALL FAN ME TO SLEEP
By James B. Coats ("When the zephyrs of heaven shall fan me to sleep"), 1941 (Stamps-Baxter Music). "When just a lad about 14, Coats began teaching music and conducting evangelistic singing. He was a teacher in public schools most of his life, and the composer of many loved gospel songs, with "Where Could I Go" having been printed and sung most widely. Many of his songs have been recorded by leading quartets and singers. Mr. Coats was associated with Stamps-Baxter Music Company and a lifetime staff writer for them... He joined the Baptist Church and served more than thirty years as a Deacon before answering the call to the ministry. He died on December 15, 1961." Learned from the singing of Jeanene Pratt. Research courtesy Jeanene Pratt, Danny Coats, Mudcat Cafe. Adapted, edited © 2014
Susan O. Hinton and arranged © 2010 for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Natasha.

1. When my toiling is over, at setting sun, comes the end of a journey-- my race is run.
Many miles I have traveled, and hard the test, but in heaven some morning, I'll find sweet rest.

REFRAIN:
When the zephyrs of heaven shall fan me to sleep, on the banks of the river a vigil I'll keep.
Milk and honey to feed me, no more shall I weep while the zephyrs of heaven shall fan me to sleep.

2. I shall never stop fighting for justice and right. Every star is His jewel beyond the night.
There's a victory waiting that none can forestall. On the banks of deliv'rance, His Truth is all.

3. Often I am discouraged, the battle is hard. In the thick of the fighting, my soul may be scarred.
Yet each time I'm delivered, and my soul is blest. 'Tis a promise from Heaven: I'll find His sweet rest.


JESUS, REMEMBER ME Luke 23:42
From Taize, as learned by Greg Hinton.

Jesus, remember me, when you come into your Kingdom.                                                                                  (repeat, as led by songleader)


WHAT A HAPPY EVENING
Based on "What a Happy Morning" by Cliff Abbott. Learned from the singing of Sons Of The One from Pittsville, Wisconsin, via Voices Across America. According to Bluegrass Today, "Cliff Abbott shares his love of bluegrass music with a long career in the trucking industry. He is an accomplished songwriter with several published cuts, including one on Larry Sparks' "Almost Home" album. He plays bass for Blackrock Station and is a regular contributor to "The Trucker" magazine, in addition to owning and managing a driver employment firm. He and wife Theresa enjoy life at their Nectar, Alabama home." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the folks who've enjoyed the Saturday Night "Mass on the Grass," and Lewis Russell.

1. Oh the sun is shining on this road I'm walking; what a happy evening in the Lord!
The breeze is stirring and the leaves are talking; what a happy evening in the Lord!
And the birds are calling from the flowers nigh, singing praises to Jesus in one accord.
When this life is over, and we're called to His side, what a happy evening in the Lord!

2. And the tracks are showing where the deer have been; what a happy evening in the Lord!
Come tomorrow evening, they'll be back again-- what a happy evening in the Lord!
All the wild pink roses and the columbine give a bright testimony of The Adored.
When this life is over and we've crossed that line-- what a happy evening in the Lord!

3. There's a young colt laying in a field of green; what a happy evening in the Lord!
And cattle a-drinking from a winding stream; what a happy evening in the Lord!
When your feet are restless and you long to roam, just recall the promise of His Holy Word.
When this life is over and He calls us home: what a happy evening in the Lord!



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THE LOVE OF GOD
Words and music , Frederick M. Lehman, 1919, based on the Jewish poem Haddamut, written in Aramaic in 1050 by Meir Ben Isaac
Nehorai, a German cantor. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Learned from the singing of Charlotte Bramble. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

REFRAIN:
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints' and angels' song.
2. Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.


2. When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God's love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam's race—
The saints' and angels' song.


I'LL REMEMBER YOU LOVE, IN MY PRAYERS
Words: William S. Hays, 1869. Learned from the singing of Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen on "Never Grow Old". Song research courtesy The Mudcat Café. Adapted, edited, arranged,© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. In memory of the Rev. Leslie Doyle.

1. When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars,
And the beautiful moon sweeps the sky,
And the dew drops of heaven are kissing the rose,
It is then that my memories fly.
As if on the wings of some beautiful dove,
In haste with the message it bears.
To bring you a kiss of affection and say,
"I'll remember you, love, in my prayers."

REFRAIN:
Go where you will, on land or at sea
I'll share all your sorrows and cares;
And at night when I kneel by my bedside and pray,
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.

2. I have loved you too fondly to ever forget
The love you have spoken to me;
With your kiss of affection still warm on my lips,
You told me how true you would be.
I know not if fortune be fickle or fair,
Or if time on your memory wears.
I know that I love you, wherever you roam,
And will remember you, love, in my prayers.
3. Since the angels in heaven are guarding the good--
As God has ordained them to do--
In answer to prayers I have offered to Him,
I know there is one guarding you.
And may his bright spirit be with you through life,
To guide you up heaven's bright stairs;
To meet with the one who has loved you so long,
And remembered you, love, in her prayers.


4. So may that bright spirit be with you tonight
To guide you up heaven's bright stairs;
For tonight as I kneel by my bedside to pray,
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers
So go where you will, by land or by sea--
I'll share all your troubles and cares.
And tonight as I kneel by my bedside to pray,
I'll remember you, love, in my prayers.



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PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM   I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2
Words: Fanny Crosby, in Bright Jewels, by William Bradbury, Howard, William Sherwin, & Chester Allen (New York: Biglow & Main, 1869). Music: Chester G. Allen. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Learned from the singing of Tommy Walker. Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessèd Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honor give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long:

REFRAIN:
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Tell of His excellent greatness.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Ever in joyful song!

2. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessèd Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died.
He, our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! Hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.

3. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessèd Redeemer!
Heav'nly portals loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever.
Crown Him! Crown Him: Prophet, and Priest, and King!
Christ is coming, over the world is victorious,
Pow'r and glory unto the Lord belong.


AMAZING GRACE (MY CHAINS ARE GONE)
Adaptation from John Newton's classic "Amazing Grace" in Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779); Music: New Britain, in Virginia
Harmony, by James P. Carrell and David S. Clayton (Winchester, Virginia). Newton was a slave trader before coming to Christ. This version (adapted and with additional text by John P. Rees, Edwon Othello Excell, Chris Tomlin, and Louie Giglio) courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Learned from the singing at Wellsboro's First Methodist Church. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 5 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton
for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Tom and Martha Benson and family.

1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I'm found;
Was blind, but now I see.

REFRAIN:
My chains are gone, I've been set free!
My God, my Savior has ransomed me.
And like a flood His mercy reigns--
Unending love, amazing Grace.

2. 'Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear,
And Grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

3. The Lord has promised good to me;
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
4. 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.

5. O praise the Holy three in One.
The Father, and the Son,
The Holy Spirit came for me,
And victory they have won.

6. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine.
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine.








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THERE IS A KINGDOM COMING
By Tony Wood and Barry Weeks. © New Spring Publishing/Row J Seat 9 Songs/ASCAP/Bridge Building Music/BMI. Learned
from the singing of Brian Free & Assurance on "Worth It." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Charlie and Alice McNutt.

1. Let this joyous anthem roll,
Stirring peace within each soul:
"His plan's in place, God's in control;
There is a Kingdom coming!"

REFRAIN:
Every wrong will be made right;
All that's faith will be made sight.
In the shadows, only light...
There is a Kingdom coming!
2. Here amid these troubled times
Evil plots his dark designs.
But soon all faithless hearts will find:
There is a Kingdom coming!


3. Our Lord is with us every day,
Driving darkness far away.
The Kingdom thus, within us, stays:
And there is a Kingdom coming!


WHEN YOU PRAY
By Audrey Mieir, ca. 1959, The Best of Country & Western Gospel Hymnal. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 1, 2 © 2001 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the Prices.

1. At the start of the day, do you seek His way? Do you remember Him?
He is there every day, that is why I pray, "May your faith be never dim."

REFRAIN:
When I pray, I will pray for you, for you need His love and His care.
When I pray, I will pray for you. I will whisper your name in my prayer.

2. In the brightness of sun, do you look to the One Who does remember you.
As each noonday is run, is your race being won, through all you say, or do?

3. At the close of the day, when you kneel to pray, will you remember me?
I need help every day; this is why I pray. Will you remember me?


RIVER OF JOY
Claire Cloninger; Morris Chapman. Learned from the singing of Morris Chapman on "Gospel Praise." Adapted, edited, arranged
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Matt and Jackie Lundgren and family.

REFRAIN:
There is a river of joy that flows through the city of God; this river keeps right on flowing forevermore.
There is a river of joy that flows through the city of God; "Be still and know that I am the Lord."

1. Dangers are all around us; (There is a river of joy) Darkness may surround us; (There is a river of joy)
Sometimes oppression may confound us, but His Grace abounds in us: "Be still, for I am the Lord."

2. Although the mountains may crumble; (There is a river of joy) And you hear the war cannons rumble; (There is a river of joy)
You see mighty men stumble-- but there is Grace for those who are humble. "Be still, for I am the Lord."






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DAYS OF ELIJAH
By Robin Mark © 1997 Daybreak Music Ltd. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the Word of the Lord;
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial--
Of famine and darkness and sword--
Still, we are the voice in the desert, crying,
"Prepare ye the way of the Lord!"

REFRAIN:
The Lamb shall come riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun when the trumpet calls;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill, salvation will come.
2. These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant children,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
And these are the days of the harvest,
The fields ripen under Your Word.
And we are the laborers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the way of the Lord!


3. These are the days of the Savior
Whose victory is already won.
And these are the days of His Gospel people
His ransomed, His loved, His own.
And though all around us seems broken,
His Justice and Mercy prevail.
For we know His Kingdom reigns within us
In faith-- as we follow His way!


MADE ME GLAD
Words and music by Miriam Webster. © 2001 Hillsong Publishing. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3, 4
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. I will bless the Lord forever;
And I will trust Him at all times.
He has delivered me from all fear;
He has set my feet upon a rock.
I will not be moved, and
I'll say of the Lord…

REFRAIN:
You are my shield, my strength,
My portion, Deliverer,
My shelter, strong tower,
My very present help in time of need.

2. I will bless the Lord forever;
And I will trust Him at all times.
Whom have I in heaven but You?
There's none I desire beside You.
You have made me glad, and
I'll say of the Lord…
3. I will bless the Lord forever;
And I will trust Him at all times.
His Word, parables, example
Make clear that we are brothers in Him,
He has made us One, and
I'll say of the Lord…

4. I will bless the Lord forever;
And I will trust Him at all times.
He has shown us mercy, though sinners.
He has shown what earthly justice should be.
I will not be fooled, and
I'll say of the Lord…







~ 46 ~
TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE / I AM YOURS
Music: Messiah, Louis J. Herold, 1830. Words: Verses, Frances R. Havergal 1874 and refrain "I Am Yours" by Michael Neale,
© 2007 Integrity's Praise! Music/BMI. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band.

REFRAIN:
I am Yours… set apart for You; I am Yours… hungry for Your truth.
Take my life-- You are all I live for... I am Yours.

1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise…
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee...
Filled with messages from Thee.

3. Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee...
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
4. Take my love, my Lord, which I pour
At your feet for Your treasures' store.
Take myself, and I will be,
Ever, only, all for Thee…
Ever, only, all for Thee.

5. Take my silver and take my gold:
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my mind so I may use
Ev'ry pow'r only as Thou choose…
Ev'ry pow'r only as Thou choose.

6. Take my will, and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne…
It shall be Thy royal throne.


I'M SATISFIED
Traditional. Learned from the singing of the Gaither Vocal Band. Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Heidi.

REFRAIN:
I'm satisfied, I'm satisfied, said He would be my comfort, said He would be my guide, well,
I looked at my hands, my hands looked new! I looked at my feet, and they did too!
Ever since that wonderful day, my soul's been satisfied.

1. The Lord moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform;
He plants His feet on every step, and then He rides on every storm.
Well He fixed my feet for runnin', boys, then my eyes were opened up wide
He fixed my tongue so I could say, "Praise God, I'm satisfied."

2. Well I was way down yonder in the valley, boys; I was all alone.
And it was there I met my Jesus, well, you know He claimed me for His own!
And then He put His arms all around me, there, and He drew me to His side;
Oh yes, (........) I'm satisfied








~ 47 ~
I'M FREE
By Bill Gaither and Gloria Gaither. Learned from the singing of Lynda Randle on "Timeless." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 2,3
© 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. So long I had searched for life's meaning,
In the dark, empty life I could see.
But then the door of my prison was opened, by Love,
For the ransom was paid-- I was free.

REFRAIN:
I'm free from the fear of tomorrow.
I'm free from the guilt of the past.
I've traded my shackles for a glorious song.
I'm free, praise the Lord! Free at last.
2. I was in bondage, oppression, and so much misery,
Enslaved by the world and my greed.
But He raised up the foolish little child I used to be;
And in Jesus, I now am complete.


3. I am free from the guilt that I carried
For my sins and those done against me.
For he took every sin upon Himself,
That each precious saint might be free.


WAY DOWN
By Marty Stuart and Harry Edward Stinson. Learned from the singing of Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives on "Souls' Chapel."
Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. While on this earth, Jesus did a lot of talkin'. He proved it in His words and in His walkin'.
Well, He was not a man of this world's design; I'm here to tell you, friends, He was one of a kind.
He gave us many gifts, Gifts from above-- but the greatest of these, don't you know is Love?

REFRAIN:
Way down (Way down in the bottom) Way down (Way down in the bottom) Way down (Way down in the bottom)
You can find the love of Jesus, in the bottom of your heart.

2. Play it easy everyday, you get discouraged. Sometimes you want to turn and run, hide and worry.
But don't be like the man who ran all his life: He never let the love of Heaven's light
Shine down around him and show him the key to peace, and joy, and eternity.

3. Well on that final Judgment Day when I'm called -- up, from out of the grave, and I'll be standin'
With all of the angels up in the sky, with Jesus and the Father side by side,
I wanna hear Him say, "Child, welcome home; I'm proudest of the times when you showed My Love."


WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO?
By the Rev. F.C. Barnes. Learned from the singing of Janice Brown and the Rev. F.C. Barnes on "Rough Side of the Mountain."
Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Paul Donecker.
                                                                                                                
1. There's a man, and His name, child, is Jesus. He used to live in this world we're going through.
He died, and He's gone to prepare a place for you. What more do you want Him to do?

REFRAIN:
What more do you want Him to do, to prove how He loves you-- it's true!
He died on the Cross to save, save us all; what more do you want Him to do?

2. Sinner-man, can't you see that Jesus loves you? Can't you see all He's done for you?
If you're sick, He'll make you well, and save your soul from hell. What more do you want Him to do?

3. In this world, we have trials, yes we do. But if we only keep the faith, He'll take us through.
Keep trusting in His name, and don't you be ashamed. What more do you want Him to do?

~ 48 ~
TAKE MY LIFE / TRANSFORM IT
By Scott Underwood. Courtesy of Mike Weatherby. Learned from the singing of Scott Underwood on "25 Top Vineyard Worship Songs: The River Is Here." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 4-7 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Holiness, holiness is what I long for.
Holiness is what I need.
Holiness, holiness is what You want from me.

REFRAIN:
So, take my heart, and form it; Take my mind-- transform it;
Take my will-- conform it;
To Yours, to Yours, oh Lord.

2. Faithfulness, faithfulness is what I long for.
Faithfulness is what I need.
Faithfulness, faithfulness is what You want from me.

3. Righteousness, righteousness is what I long for.
Righteousness is what I need.
Righteousness, righteousness is what You want from me.
4. Eyes that see, eyes that see is what I long for.
Eyes that see is what I need.
Eyes that see, eyes that see is what You want from me.


5. Ears that hear, ears that hear is what I long for.
Ears that hear is what I need.
Ears that hear, ears that hear is what You want from me.

6. Feet that move, feet that move is what I long for.
Feet that move is what I need.
Feet that move, feet that move is what You want from me.

7. Hands that act, hands that act is what I long for.
Hands that act is what I need.
Hands that act, hands that act is what You want from me.



ALL MY LIFE LONG I HAD PANTED
Music: Clara Tears Hudson, 1875. Words: Ralph E. Hudson, 1875. Learned from the singing of the Gaither Vocal Band on "God is Good."
Adapted, edited, arranged © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to the Rev. Lauri Kerr.

1. All my life long, I had panted for a drink from some cool spring, that I hoped would quench the burning of the thirst I felt within.

REFRAIN:
Oh Hallelujah! I have found Him Whom my soul so long had craved. Jesus satisfies my longing; through His blood, I now am saved.

2. Feeding on the husks around me, till my soul was almost gone... Long I sought for something better, only still to hunger on.

3. Well of water, ever-springing; Bread of Life, so rich and free; untold wealth that never faileth, my Redeemer is to me.


BYE AND BYE AFTER AWHILE   He satisfies the thirsty, and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:9
Learned from the singing of Brother Joe May and his backup singers. Adapted, edited, arranged and v. 4 © 2006 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. After awhile (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye)
After awhile (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye)
I'm gonna see King Jesus (Lord, after awhile)
Tell Him all my troubles (in the bye and bye)
After awhile (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye).

2. Got a father gone on (Lord, after awhile)
Gone on to glory (in the bye and bye).
Gonna see my father (Lord, after awhile)
Tell him my story (in the bye and bye).
Gonna talk about our troubles (Lord after awhile)
How we made it over (in the bye and bye).
See my father (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye).
3. Got a mother gone on (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye).
Gonna see my mother (Lord, after awhile)
After awhile (in the bye and bye).
Gonna talk about our troubles (Lord after awhile)
How we made it over (in the bye and bye).
Gonna see my mother (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye).

4. Got a friend gone on (Lord, after awhile)
Gone on to glory (in the bye and bye).
Gonna see my friend (Lord, after awhile)
Tell him my story (in the bye and bye).
Gonna talk about our troubles (Lord after awhile)
How we made it over (in the bye and bye).
See my friend (Lord, after awhile)
In the bye and bye (in the bye and bye).

~ 49 ~
YES I KNOW
Words: Mrs. Anna W. Waterman. Music: William J. Gaither. Learned from the singing of the Gaither Vocal Band on "The Best Of The Gaither Vocal Band." Adapted, edited, arranged © 2001 Greg and Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. Come, ye sinners, lost and hopeless,
Jesus' blood can make you free;
For He saved the worst among you,
When He saved a wretch like me.

REFRAIN:
And I know, yes I know,
Jesus' blood can make the vilest sinner clean.
And I know, yes I know,
Jesus' blood can make the vilest sinner clean.

2. To the faint He giveth power,
Through the mountains makes a way;
Findeth water in the desert,
Turns the night to golden day.
3. In temptation He is near thee,
Holds the pow'rs of hell at bay;
Guides you to the path of safety,
Gives you Grace for every day.


4. He will keep thee while the ages
Roll throughout eternity;
Though earth hinders and hell rages,
All must work for good to thee.



WHEN JESUS LEFT HIS FATHER'S THRONE Jesus made Himself nothing, taking the nature of a servant. Philipp. 2:6-7
Words: James Montgomery, 1816. Tune: Irish folk melody. Arranged © 2014 Greg Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.

1. When Jesus left His Father's throne, He chose a humble birth;
Like us, unhonored and unknown, He came to dwell on earth.
Like Him may we be found below, in wisdom's path of peace;
Like Him in grace and knowledge grow, as years and strength increase.

2. Sweet were His words and kind His look, when mothers round Him pressed;
Their infants in His arms He took, and on His bosom blessed.
Safe from the world's alluring harms, beneath His watchful eye,
Thus in the circle of His arms may we forever lie!

3. When Jesus into Zion rode, the children sang around;
For joy they plucked the palms and strewed their garments on the ground.
"Hosanna!" our glad voices raise, "Hosanna to our King!"
Should we forget our Savior's praise, the stones themselves would sing.


TILL I'M TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG
By Welch, Dooley, Hadley. Learned from the singing of Moe Bandy. Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2014 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Rich and Bonnie Tranbarger.

1. If life is like a candle bright, Death must be the wind. You can close your window tight, and it still comes flowing in.
So I will climb the highest hill and watch the rising sun; and I pray that I don't feel the chill, till I'm too old to die young.

REFRAIN:
Let me watch my children grow, to see what they become; Oh Lord, don't let that cold wind blow till I'm too old to die young.

2. Well, I have had some dear sweet friends I thought would never die. Now, the only thing that's left of them is the teardrops in my eyes.
If I could have one wish today, and know it would be done, Oh, I would say everyone could stay, till they're too old to die young.

3. A precious child just born today can't see all that will be. the joys of life and struggle too, is what our time will be.
Living for the Father's will, in the Body of the Son, with the Spirit of His Holy Name, till we're too old to die young.

~ 50 ~
SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR
Learned from the singing of the Dynamic Dixie Travelers. Adapted, edited, v. 3, and arranged © 2006 Susan O. Hinton for
The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to Jessa Dodge.
        
1. I've got so much, so much to be thankful for. I've got a Father in Heaven that loves me, to be thankful for.
When I meet a blind man, or a beggar I see, or a man in the wheelchair, that could have been me...
So much, so much to be thankful for!

2. I've got so much, so much to be thankful for. I've got a good home, and a family that needs me, to be thankful for.
I've been blessed with the strength for the strain, but some of my friends are all eaten with pain.
So much, so much to be thankful for!

3. I've got so much, so much to be thankful for. I've got hope to rest in Jesus arms, to be thankful for.
And I hope to see my Lord where I'll praise Him, for evermore...
So much, so much to be thankful for!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


WADE IN THE WATER
By Susan O. Hinton. Adapted, edited, arranged ©2014 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. In memory of Janie Wood.

REFRAIN:
Wade in the water; wade in the water, children! Wade in the water; God's a-gonna calm this water.

1. See that woman all dressed for play (God's a-gonna calm this water.). Jesus led her soul away (God's a-gonna calm this water.).

2. Like the saints she went before (God's a-gonna calm this water.) to that happy golden shore (God's a-gonna calm this water.).

3. When our time has come to go (God's a-gonna calm this water.) life will start in that new home (God's a-gonna calm this water.).


ONE LITTLE SONG
By Gillian Welch/David Rawlings. Learned from the singing of Gilliam Welch via "A Prairie Home Companion." Adapted, edited, arranged, v. 3 © 2004 Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band. Dedicated to all the people who think we forgot them. :~) (Really, how could we ever do that!)

1. There's got to be a song left to sing-- 'cause everybody can't have thought of everything:
One little song that ain't been sung, one little rag that ain't been wrung out completely yet;
It's got a little left...

REFRAIN:
One little drop of falling rain, one little chance to try again, one little bird that makes it home, now and then.
One little piece of endless sky, one little taste of cherry pie, one little peek at paradise, and I start thinking...

2. There's got to be a song left to sing-- 'cause everybody can't have thought of everything:
One little note that ain't been used, one little word ain't been abused a thousand times
In a thousand rhymes...

3. There's got to be a song left to sing-- I don't believe that God is done with everything:
One little prayer that ain't been prayed, one little gift that ain't been made or given yet,
There's always something left.

(NO REFRAIN AT END)
~ 51 ~


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Subject: Blue SB Editor's Preface
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:18 AM

E D I T O R ' S   P R E F A C E


Greg and I have loved serving at St. Paul's/Wellsboro these last 20-odd years, and one of our favorite shared ministries has been the Saturday Night Service. We never thought, when we started by xeroxing a few songsheets, that we would end up producing any songbooks, much less Green, Christmas Blue, Advent Purple, Yellow, Pink, Orange, and Silver. How well I remember the excitement of finding and learning all those songs! And how sure I was that we had run out of colors for songbook covers, but also new songs worth the work of putting together another songbook. I was wrong, as I often am.
        In April, 2014 (working on our Southern Ohio, "vacation-maybe-retirement" home), I fell into a deep well of new music. I brought enough home for a song-booklet like our other little books, and since a lot of it was of Bluegrass origin it made sense to make a blue song-booklet. Ed said, "But we already have Blue!!!" "We have light Blue," I replied. And we were off. The nice people at Tioga Office Supply even had (used and cheap) the binders
we would need. I took home a big 'un, and started filling it up with texts to adapt, edit, and arrange.
        I knew at once that I'd want to add Ed and Mike's songs from their repertoires, and thought how handy it would be to have a real songbook for them to use while we vacationed. So the envisioned song-booklet became a songbook, Green-sized..... Maybe just "a little bigger." Greg's offertories you all know by now...
        Then I "came across," in God's good time, a huge backlog of songs I'd found before-- but was never healthy enough to adapt, edit, and arrange. So… it got "a little bigger." (A few more I'd been scared to try....)
        Some of the songs I brought back from Ohio (and some of the songs I'd saved up) were secular songs lending themselves to a Gospel interpretation. So it got "a little bigger."
        Then one day the vision for the cover, in my mind, changed completely. This arose from two of God's hints I'd been pursuing for a long time... and one day, those two tracks converged:

One track is that every believer I know has had (and still sometimes has) doubts about our faith. These can come before we find the Lord, or before He finds us; and they can come in the midst of our faith journey, at any time. I give thanks that in the Episcopal Church we are given space to let God work these out in us. Some of the songs I've included reflect this, so the songbook got… "a little bigger."

The other track? Some of the songs reflect the diversity of God's people in ways that compel me to mention that ALL of His children are welcome at His table because if there is only one God, then we are ALL brothers and sisters. One Father-- One Family. I believe this is true of His entire creation, not only of the "saved" people some denominations "allow" which others "exclude." The cover of this now-pretty-big songbook reflects this, with its rainbow of hands reaching to Him.

A funny thing about this book is that for a long time, I'd felt like I was making our songbooks by myself. Eventually I learned how to ask for (and welcome) help. Thanks to all those who helped; you know who you are. Today I finally realized that the whole Communion of Saints, especially those who have "graduated" from our Saturday pews, have been with me all along. And of course Jesus has, too. So this "last" St. Paul's Songbook is dedicated to Jesus and the Communion of Saints.
        
        Because I've been asked, so often, where our songs have come from, I've included as much information as I have, for as many of them as I could.

Love,


~Susan Oldberg Hinton
June 11, 2014 (Thanks, Mr. and Mrs. W!)


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Subject: RE: Sing Justice and Peace for Ferguson
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:20 AM

E X C E R P T S

F R O M   T H E   L I T U R G Y

(BCP 1979)




O Gracious Light Phos hilaron
O gracious Light, pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds. Amen. (Alleluia, except during Lent)

The General Confession (Officiant and People)
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

The Sanctus (Celebrant and People)
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

The Lord's Prayer (People and Officiant)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as
it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Prayer After Communion (People and Celebrant)
Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our
Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness
and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

~ 52 ~


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Subject: Blue SB IFC
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:24 AM

Gospel & Goodtime Favorites

THE GOOD NEWS-GOODTIME BAND


S I N G A L O N G    B O O K S    I N    T H E    S E R I E S


Gospel Favorites Volume One (Green Songbook)
August, 2002
Our first collection, reflecting our multicultural, always-eclectic vintage music.
Classic hymns and church songs; classic mountain and campmeeting gospels;
spirituals, blues and black gospel, and minstrelsy.
Drawn from the individual songsheets that were our staple for the first years of the Band's music
at St. Paul's Saturday Night Service.

Advent (Purple Songbooklet)
November, 2002

Goodtime Friday Night Favorites Volume One (Red Songbook)
July, 2004
Toe-tapping, mostly secular singalong songs from our jam sessions.
Dedicated to Ed Vetter, who grew up singing and dancing to many of them.

Gospel Favorites Volume Two (Yellow Songbook)
September, 2004
Hymns and a good number of earthy songs from the vintage Black Gospel tradition.
Dedicated to the visiting musicians who've played with us.

Songs For Christmas (Light Blue Songbooklet)
December, 2004

Gospel Favorites Volume Three (Orange Songbooklet)
April, 2006
Dedicated to all of the adults who have been baptized at our
Saturday Night Service.

Gospel Favorites Volume Four (Pink Songbooklet)
June, 2006
Lighthearted songs, Bible songs, action songs, and pretty songs
planned especially for informal outdoor, summer church services.

Gospel Favorites Volume Five (Silver Songbooklet)
July, 2007
Gospel classics from all of our multicultural genres.

Gospel Favorites Volume Six (Blue Songbook)
September, 2014
An eclectic, justice-emphasis mix born out of Ohio,
with songs contributed by all current Band members.
Dedicated to members past and in memory of members who've "graduated."


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Subject: AnyMod Help Request
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:26 AM

Can you pls change the subject line of my 20 Aug 14 - 10:20 AM post above, to read:

Blue SB Excerpts from the Liturgy

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Subject: RE: Sing Justice and Peace for Ferguson
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 10:48 AM

Particularly suited for adaptation/application around Ferguson issues:

Peace, Be Still, 32
Reconciliation Song, The, 1

Also:
Better Than Today, 5
Better Farther On, 9
Bind Us Together, 24
By the Rivers of Babylon, 17
Bye and Bye After Awhile, 49
Change My Heart, Oh God, 21
Come into The House of the Lord, 15
Commit Thou All that Grieves Thee, 25
Create in Me a Clean Heart, 37
Days of Elijah, 46
Did Christ O'er Sinners Weep, 4
Done Made My Vow to the Lord, 1
Gift of Love, The, 19
God Is Good, All the Time, 41
God on the Mountain, 19
He Can Be Found, 3
He Is Here, 17
Heart of Hearts, 10
Hold Them In Heaven, 21
I Gave Up All I Had, 41
I Have Decided, 22
I Need Thee Every Hour, 16
I Will Serve Thee, 33
If He Changed My Name, 24
If I Can Help Somebody, 22
If Jesus Goes with Me, I'll Go, 18
If Today You Hear His Voice, 26
I'll Be Alright, 13
I'm Free, 48
In His Time, 19
In Moments Like This, 29
It's All Right, 39
Just Go and Tell Jesus on Me, 28
Let it Be Said of Us, 40
Let Them Go, 38
Little Is Much When God Is in It, 41
Lord Send Your Angels, 11
Memories That Bless and Burn, 34
My Sisters and Brothers, 35
Ninety Nine and a Half Won't Do, 15
Now We Take This Feeble Body, 36
O the Love of My Redeemer, 6
Oh How He Loves You and Me, 10
On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand, 12
One I'm Dying For, The, 27
Peace Like a River, 29
Purify My Heart, 16
Put Your Hand on My Shoulder, 36
Refiner's Fire, 33
Rest My Soul, 12
Sanctuary, 27
Servant Song, The, 19
Sitting at the Feet of Jesus, 20
Sky Full of Angels, 9
Spirit of the Living God, 4
So Much to Be Thankful For, 51
Take My Life & Let It Be/I Am Yours, 47
Take My Life / Transform It, 49
That's What His Love Can Do, 2
There Is a Kingdom Coming, 45
This Is the Day, 12
Thy Life Was Given for Me, 30
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, 34
Turning to the Light, 39
Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus, 7
Ubi Caritas et Amor, 32
Wade in the Water (New), 51
Walk On, 37
Wandering Desert Child, 35
Way Down, 48
What a Mighty God We Serve, 17
What More Do You Want Him to Do? 48
When You Pray, 45
Where the Light Comes From, 31
Yes I Know, 50
You Can't Go Half Way, with Him, 38

~Susan


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