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No Compromise   
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris 


Some may say if it feels good do it
But look at those who follow that today
They are out in the sun - think they’re having fun
But never realizing they must pay

But you can look at the nations, all of the nations
And people are just acting like they’re sleep
We have problems and never really solve them
It makes us want to for our children weep

That’s why we must
Take a stand
No Compromise
Take a stand
No Compromise

You may say that’s my business
But what touches you touches me
Who pays for your fun?
Tell me who’s the rich one?
And are your tricks and thrills really free?

You may think that there’s time, plenty of time
But the reaper may be knocking at your door
Yes it matters and lives can shatter
And you can never even up the score

That’s why we must
Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise
Believe no lies

Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise

Think of the life you’re living
Is this the end you see?
Don’t live only this moment
Is there eternity?

Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise
Believe no lies

Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise

Blessed Abundantly
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris


(Verse1) 

Oh yes the Lord has given me a strong mind
Only just to serve Him All of the time
And in my body I have strength sufficiently

-CHORUS-
The Lord has blessed me abundantly
So abundant
So abundantly

Today, I thank the Lord for permitting me to sing this song
Cause I could have been dead,
Oh so, long
I remember the time He spared me

-CHORUS-
The Lord has blessed me abundantly
So abundant
So abundantly

I have peace in my soul
Since He helped me

I don’t worry about tomorrow
Cause His face I’ll see

And even before He comes to take me home

-CHORUS-
The Lord has blessed me abundantly
So abundant
So abundantly

 

Captain

Words and Music: 

Rufus Harris

Where do we go when we are troubled? 
When we don’t know which way to turn? 
How can we be pulled from the rubble? Tell me! 
Who alone can meet these concerns?

 

We look for the testimony of what 
Jesus says he’ll do in his word. 
'Cause he is the one and only  - 
with the news that’s good when it is heard. 
We must meditate on his promise. 
We must turn from our sin - we must obey his word - he is the Captain!

Listen, who are we to resist his wisdom? 
How can we push his help away? 
We know to be found in his kingdom - oh yeah! - 
Our path must be the narrow way

 

We should no more play the games 
of compromise and make light of his purpose. 
We must focus on the goal to win the prize that

he has for us. 
Because he is our friend, on him we can depend. 
But we must realize he is the Captain!

-Chorus-

The Lord Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
Tho’ the road is dark - he lights the way. 
Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
Who else for us has the strength today? 

 

Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
He’s the word of life, where else can we go? 
Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
'Cause he loves us and died to show us so.

 

How can we surely win this battle, 
when enemies around us rage? 
Are we to depend on our muscle - oh no - to hold back this very violent age?

 

We should no more play the 
games of compromise and make light of his purpose. 
We must focus on the goal to win the prize that he has for us. 
Because he is our friend 
On him we can depend. 
But we must realize 
He is the Captain!

-Repeat Chorus-



The Worship Song
Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris and Paul D. Kelley 

Music: 
Rufus Harris 

I come close to listen to your word, oh Lord. 
I bow down in your holiness and power. 
My thoughts focus on exactly who you are. 
I magnify your mercy this hour. 

 

I give to you the glory due your name, Lord. 
You are my Father and I am your child. 
I know you never ever even change Lord. 
And I always only want to make you smile.

-Chorus- 
Oh Lord, You are the savior, my redeemer. 
You are my righteousness - the Lord of Peace. 
You are always there; you heal your people; you provide. 
You are the shepherd, Lord - a banner over me.

 

In your presence there is freedom and there’s life. 
No one else or thing deserves my sacrifice. 
With all confidence I call upon your name. 
'Cause throughout the ages you remain the same. 

 

I meditate on your love and your mercy. 
I’m overcome by your care for me 
'Cause you provide everything for life and righteousness. 
'Cause you’re the truth and you make me free. 
-Chorus - 

 

In your presence there is fullness of joy, sweet love divine, so glad you’re mine. 
You gave me all and now I sacrifice to you.   All that I have, I give to you

 

I want to be the worshipper you seek - inspired by your truth and Spirit always. 
To glory only in the risen Christ. 
To serve you faithfully all days. 

 

I want to love you above all others and that devotion shown through my time. 
I want to be totally enveloped by you, 
because only you renew my mind.

- Chorus & Vamp -

How Do You Read It?

Words and Music: Rufus Harris 

Music: Rufus Harris 

The Father of creation
The Lord of majesty
Look at all the structure
How can this be?
So complex by design
Reasoned from His heart
Trust His hand in all things
Your way He will chart

How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah

Judgment is sure…accountability
But there is a cure, oh yeah
Of all we need you see
This life is but a moment
A non-recurring dream
That swiftly fades from us
And judgment will be seen

How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah

He so loved He gave
His one and only Son
That if one believes
God’s life will surely come
Changing course of nature
Right before the eyes
To give hope for the future
The prophets signify

How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
 

2BePraised

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris

 

(Chorus) 
From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, 
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

From sea to shining sea, the creation displays His glory, 
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

(Verse1) 
See His power and majesty in the simplest of things. 
Be affected by the wonder that he brings.  Cause…

-Repeat Chorus-

(Verse2) 

 

Do not slight what he has shown to you, hold it close to your heart. 
Be excited by the plans He has, 
'cause you are part.

-Repeat Chorus-

(Bridge) 

How wonderful are the things we see. 
But who’s the one who made them? 
Who’s the one who set them there for all to see - 
the sun, the moon, the earth, and stars... 
All the living things? 
He placed them there to remind us that...

-Repeat Chorus-

Not Black or White

Words and Music: Rufus Harris

 

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Oh Lord You pray that we’d be one
Even as You are with Your Father
That we’d do the same great things that You have done

You’re looking for a people who love what light is
A real understanding of what true might is
Those who have their eyes affixed indeed on heaven’s door

But when you see what’s happening across the nation
Sunday institutional segregation
It makes us wonder what we’ve missed and what we’re standing for

Is it ignorance, intolerance, prejudice
Or just plan foolishness - heaven’s not this
Your life to death to life means so much more

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Oh Lord You taught us to pray that Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
The home of righteousness, place of peace and rest

I’d be unwise
Trusting a lie
Hiding the eyes
But I realize
We don’t stand for Your very best

We’re supposed to be
One people - living in the Son
One people - irregular ones
One people - who show the world that You are real

Who don’t just love their friends
Those who match their skin
It makes an adversary grin

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

We’re of nations gathered here
To change weapons into plowshares
The love of heaven we must show
Or how will they know?

Oh Lord You said that in the last days
The love of many would grow cold
Without changes in minds and ways
About us it has been told

With no love within we can’t love out
We do mock the truth we know
To walk in light
Cause You’re a light
To be a light

We’re supposed to be
One people - living in the Son
One people - irregular ones
One people - who show the world that You are real

Who don’t just love their friends
Those who match their skin
It makes an adversary grin

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Risen

Words and Music: Rufus Harris

 

Slidin’ back, you're feeling like you can’t go on. 
The pressure seems to much to bear. 
And when you pray it seems like…he isn’t there - 
but don't you despair.

Your life it means so much to Him 
You’re loved so much that He died… 
It will be remembered all the tears you’ve cried - He’ll dry your eyes.

 

-Chorus-

‘Cause Jesus is risen. 
The Spirit is moving. 
There’s hope for the whole world and that is so soothing. 
A people in darkness have seen a great light. 
‘Cause Jesus is risen and has saved their lives.

 

So where can you go, can go from here. 
And what do you think you will find? 
Lost in the maze of the corridors of your mind.

It’s not as hard as you think it is. 
Just a little faith and you’ll see. 
He will lift you up and set your spirit free - if you believe…

-Repeat Chorus-

If you believe…new life you’ll receive 
and you’ll find peace within all for the asking believe Him today. 
Oh, believe him today 
You must believe Him 

Oh, believe him today

-Repeat Verse2-

-Repeat Chorus-

Rescue

Words: Fanny Crosby

Music: Rufus Harris

VERSE 1
Rescue the perishing
Care for the dying

Snatch them in pity 
From sin and the grave

Weep over err’ing 
Lift up the fallen

Them of Jesus 
The mighty to save

CHORUS
Rescue the perishing
Got to let them know
Care for the dying
Jesus loves them so
He’s merciful
And wants them to know
He will save

VERSE 2
Down in the human heart
Crushed by the tempter

Feelings lie buried
That grace can restore

Touched by a loving heart
Filled with kindness

Chords that were broken
Vibrate once more

(REPEAT CHORUS)

  
BRIDGE
Got to let them know
Got to let them know
Got to let them know
Got to let them know
Got to let them know
Got to let them know, hey!
Got to let them know

VERSE 3
Though they are slighting Him
Still he is waiting
Waiting the pen’ent child to receive

Plead with the earnestly
Plead with them gently 

He will forgive them
If they only believe

(REPEAT CHORUS)

CHORUS ROUND
Rescue the perishing
Care for the dying
Jesus is merciful
Jesus will save

(REPEAT CHORUS ROUND)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Who is Like Him?

Words and Music: Rufus Harris
 

Now is the time for reason. 
Take time to listen here. 
You may think we're teasin’ - 
Oh - but we're gonna make the message clear. 

 

Heaven declares his glory. 
The stars are at his command. 
The creation tells his story 
and shows his command!

 

-Chorus- 
Tell me, who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord 
He made the heavens, then the earth 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like him. 
Who made the lights that shine up above? 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord

 

He left his testimony 
by being so kind. 
Giving us rain in season 
And lots of sunshine

He prepares for our tables - 
our children can eat. 
Tho’ he is unseen, 
we should fall at his feet

 

-Chorus Two- 
Tell me, who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord 
He made the heavens, then the earth. 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like him. 
Then made the lights that shine up above - 
who is like him? 
No one’s like him!

 

Who put the life in a little seed? 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like him! 
Who knows exactly what we need? 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord!

 

There are just two questions, 
we'd like to leave with you. 
Do you really know him? 
And all he’s done for you? 
He sent his son Jesus 
to die for our sin; 
To fill us with his Spirit; 
So we can walk with him.

-Repeat Chorus Two and Vamp-

Tapestry
Words and Music: 
Glenn Kaiser (Rez Band)


-VERSE-
As ocean waves are to the shore
As gentle rains to the sea
As starlight on the waters
So you are to me
We shall scale the mountains
Conquer the valleys too
Come wind, come rain, come Jesus
His love will see us through

-CHORUS-
Master Weaver, use us well
Two lives You weave as one
Oh, make of us a tapestry
In which Your beauty runs
In which Your beauty runs

-VERSE-
Today you rose to greet me
As the daylight awoke the dawn
Our love is just beginning
But shall go on and on
  
-CHORUS-
Master Weaver, use us well
Two lives You weave as one
Oh, make of us a tapestry
In which Your beauty runs
In which Your beauty runs

 

Happy Birthday to You
Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris and Denise Harris

-CHORUS-
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to You

We think you are the greatest
We think you are the greatest

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to You

-VERSE ONE-
We know this is your special day
And we wish you many more this way
  
-2ND CHORUS-
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
-(REPEAT)-

-VERSE TWO-
One year older and wiser, they said
We celebrate your today

-VERSE THREE-
Cards and presents we give to you.
Hoping all of your dreams come true.
 

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How is Like Him?

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris 

 

Now is the time for reason. 
Take time to listen here. 
You may think we're teasin’ - 
Oh - but we're gonna make the message clear. 
Heaven declares his glory. 
The stars are at his command. 
The creation tells his story 
and shows his command!

-Chorus- 
Tell me, who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord 
He made the heavens, then the earth 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like him. 
Who made the lights that shine up above? 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord

He left his testimony 
by being so kind. 
Giving us rain in season 
And lots of sunshine

He prepares for our tables - 
our children can eat. 
Tho’ he is unseen, 
we should fall at his feet

-Chorus Two- 
Tell me, who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord 
He made the heavens, then the earth. 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like him. 
Then made the lights that shine up above - 
who is like him? 
No one’s like him!

Who put the life in a little seed? 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like him! 
Who knows exactly what we need? 
Who is like him? 
No one’s like the Lord!

There are just two questions, 
we'd like to leave with you. 
Do you really know him? 
And all he’s done for you? 
He sent his son Jesus 
to die for our sin; 
To fill us with his Spirit; 
So we can walk with him.

-Repeat Chorus Two and Vamp-

2BePraised

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris

(Chorus) 
From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, 
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

From sea to shining sea, the creation displays His glory, 
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

(Verse1) 
See His power and majesty in the simplest of things. 
Be affected by the wonder that he brings.  Cause…

-Repeat Chorus-

(Verse2) 
Do not slight what he has shown to you, hold it close to your heart. 
Be excited by the plans He has, 
'cause you are part.

-Repeat Chorus-

(Bridge) 
How wonderful are the things we see. 
But who’s the one who made them? 
Who’s the one who set them there for all to see - 
the sun, the moon, the earth, and stars... 
All the living things? 
He placed them there to remind us that...

-Repeat Chorus-

 

1INeed     

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris 

 

I used to think that I could stand up on my own. 
In my thoughts I was conceited - 
I’d be all right alone.

But then, you got my attention, 
and then exposed my need. 
Took the blinds from my eyes 
and helped me see that...

-Chorus- 
You are the One I need 
You are the One I need 
You are the One I need 
You are the One I need

Time has taught me on whom I can depend. 
I can’t lean on everybody 
that says they are my friends. 
I am learning all my lessons - 
you help me know them well. 
My path is getting brighter - 
that’s why I tell that...

- Repeat Chorus-

Right from the start, no one has loved me like you do - from the heart. 
To my surprise, you opened my eyes, and there you were - just standing there. 
And only to your glory 
I tell the story...

- Repeat Chorus-

- Repeat 2nd Verse, Repeat Chorus and Vamp-

    

Everything is Yours

Words: 
Rufus and Denise Strong
Music: 
Rufus Harris

From the beginning, 
you created land and sea. 
All for your children, so we might live 
a life that’s full and complete.  It was part of your plan. 
So we might know and believe that 
there is nothing without thee.

-Chorus- 
Cause, everything is yours Lord. 
What do we have that’s not from thee? 
It's all, abundance from thine own hand, 
everything is yours.

Help us to see Lord, 
that all we have comes from your hand. 
Placed in our care - all for your glory. 
So with others we might share - 
it’s part of your plan. 
So we might help, those in need 
To be your voice, hands and feet

-Repeat Chorus-

All we have comes from your hand, 
so what can we give to thee? 
Our breath, strength, hope and joy - 
you give generously

-Repeat Chorus-

       

Captain

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris 


Where do we go when we are troubled? 
When we don’t know which way to turn? 
How can we be pulled from the rubble? Tell me! 
Who alone can meet these concerns?

We look for the testimony of what 
Jesus says he’ll do in his word. 
'Cause he is the one and only  - 
with the news that’s good when it is heard. 
We must meditate on his promise. 
We must turn from our sin - we must obey his word - he is the Captain!

Listen, who are we to resist his wisdom? 
How can we push his help away? 
We know to be found in his kingdom - oh yeah! - 
Our path must be the narrow way

We should no more play the games 
of compromise and make light of his purpose. 
We must focus on the goal to win the prize that he has for us. 
Because he is our friend, on him we can depend. 
But we must realize he is the Captain!

-Chorus-

The Lord Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
Tho’ the road is dark - he lights the way. 
Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
Who else for us has the strength today? 
Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
He’s the word of life, where else can we go? 
Jesus is the Captain - we follow. 
'Cause he loves us and died to show us so.

How can we surely win this battle, 
when enemies around us rage? 
Are we to depend on our muscle - oh no - to hold back this very violent age?

We should no more play the 
games of compromise and make light of his purpose. 
We must focus on the goal to win the prize that he has for us. 
Because he is our friend 
On him we can depend. 
But we must realize 
He is the Captain!

-Repeat Chorus-

       

U-R

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris

 

There’s no joy lest I’m with you - 
I’m found in despair. 
My life blossoms cause I’m with someone who cares. 
You are streams in the desert 
My lamp in the night, when I am with you everything’s all right.

-Chorus A-

You are: 
the source of love 
so full of life 
my everything 
so nice - Hey Lord

It’s so good since I’ve known you, 
I rest in your care. 
Your love it soothes me it's not shallow anywhere. 
You are drink to the thirsty Lord. 
A friend to one in need 
When I am with you all is well with me!

-Repeat Chorus A- 
-Chorus B- 
You are: 
my cup of joy 
the light of live 
my everything 
so nice!

Loving you is so easy 
cause the love you share 
runs so deep and pure 
not shallow anywhere. 
You are bread to the hungry Lord 
A friend to one in need, when I am with you all is well with me.

-Repeat Chorus A & B -- Hey Lord 
-Repeat Chorus A & B Vamp Out--

         

Risen

Words: 
Rufus Harris 
Music: 
Rufus Harris

Slidin’ back, you're feeling like you can’t go on. 
The pressure seems to much to bear. 
And when you pray it seems like…he isn’t there - 
but don't you despair.

Your life it means so much to Him 
You’re loved so much that He died… 
It will be remembered all the tears you’ve cried - He’ll dry your eyes.

-Chorus-

‘Cause Jesus is risen. 
The Spirit is moving. 
There’s hope for the whole world and that is so soothing. 
A people in darkness have seen a great light. 
‘Cause Jesus is risen and has saved their lives.

So where can you go, can go from here. 
And what do you think you will find? 
Lost in the maze of the corridors of your mind.

It’s not as hard as you think it is. 
Just a little faith and you’ll see. 
He will lift you up and set your spirit free - if you believe…

-Repeat Chorus-

If you believe…new life you’ll receive 
and you’ll find peace within all for the asking believe Him today. 
Oh, believe him today 
You must believe Him 
Oh, believe him today

-Repeat Verse2-

-Repeat Chorus-

         

U Must Be Born Again

William T. Sleeper  (1819-1904) 
and Rufus Harris 
Music:  Rufus Harris

A ruler came to Jesus by night to ask Him the way of salvation and light. 
The Master made answer in word true and plain.

-Chorus-

You must be born again 
You must be born again 
You must be born again 
I say to you, be born again

You children of men attend to the word so solemnly uttered by Jesus, the Lord 
And let not this message be to you in vain 
-Chorus-

Born of the Spirit 
A new beginning 
A dawn of a new day

-Chorus-

You who would enter that glorious rest 
and sing with the ransomed the song of the blest - of life everlasting 
if you’d only obtain.

-Chorus-

   

The Worship Song

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris and Paul D. Kelley 
Music: 
Rufus Harris

 
I come close to listen to your word, oh Lord. 
I bow down in your holiness and power. 
My thoughts focus on exactly who you are. 
I magnify your mercy this hour. 
I give to you the glory due your name, Lord. 
You are my Father and I am your child. 
I know you never ever even change Lord. 
And I always only want to make you smile.

-Chorus- 
Oh Lord, You are the savior, my redeemer. 
You are my righteousness - the Lord of Peace. 
You are always there; you heal your people; you provide. 
You are the shepherd, Lord - a banner over me.

In your presence there is freedom and there’s life. 
No one else or thing deserves my sacrifice. 
With all confidence I call upon your name. 
'Cause throughout the ages you remain the same. 
I meditate on your love and your mercy. 
I’m overcome by your care for me 
'Cause you provide everything for life and righteousness. 
'Cause you’re the truth and you make me free. 
-Chorus - 
In your presence there is fullness of joy, sweet love divine, so glad you’re mine. 
You gave me all and now I sacrifice to you.   All that I have, I give to you

I want to be the worshipper you seek - inspired by your truth and Spirit always. 
To glory only in the risen Christ. 
To serve you faithfully all days. 
I want to love you above all others and that devotion shown through my time. 
I want to be totally enveloped by you, 
because only you renew my mind.

- Chorus & Vamp -

        

Look So Good

Words and Music: 
Rufus Harris

 

Heaven’s stars are in you eyes, 
shining brightly. 
I see love and I don’t take it lightly, oh no. 
You were lost but now you found your way and that's delightful, so delightful. 
It shows on you face and what you have I go for.

-Chorus-

When I look your way I gotta to say... 
Oooh..  You look so good to me. 
Oooh..  You look so good to me.

‘Round you glows a presence calm but mighty. 
In your eyes there’s love and that’s exciting, oh yeah.

You were lost but now you've found your way and that’s delightful - so delightful. 
It shows on your face and what you have I go for.

-Chorus 2 Times-

- Bridge -

As a light you shine 
A city on a hill 
You are so fine 
And your love is real, 
this is how I feel

- Repeat Bridge -

- Repeat Chorus & Vamp -

   

We Long to Glorify

Original Words: 
Unknown Author 
New Lyrics: 
Rufus Harris 
Music:  Rufus Harris

 

Jesus, you gave all for us, 
so that we all would trust 
that through your love, we’d live again… 
You love us like, like we’re your friends. 
Your love for us affects, the way we walk. 
How we live and how we talk. 
Our hearts are filled with much gratitude. 
We praise your name cause all this is true.

-Chorus- 
We Long to Glorify Thee 
We Long to Glorify Thee. 
In all we do, 
In all we say, 
We Long to Glorify Thee

Only you arose and live 
and over all the victory gives. 
Death could not keep hold of you. 
Oh no, cause the prize you kept in your view.

The Lord has set you on the highest plane. 
Gave you a name above every name, 
that before you every knee would bow 
So through your mercy we start right now.

-Chorus-

-Bridge- 
Amazing grace, 
how sweet the sound that saved a lot like we. 
We once were lost but now we are found - were blind, but now we see. 
When we’re with you ten thousand years - bright shining as the sun. 
We've no less days to sing your praise than when we had first begun. 
Oh Lord 
Glory, Glory 
Glory to God - We sing your praises Oh! 
Glory, Glory 
Glory to God

- Chorus -

Come and Listen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and Listen   
Words and  Music: David Crowder

 

Come and listen
Come to the waters’ edge
All you    who know and fear the Lord
Come and listen
Come to the waters’ edge
All you     who are thirsty come
Let me tell you what He has done for me (2x)
He has done for you……He has done for us
Come and listen
Come and listen to what He’s done (2x)
Praise our God for He is good (Repeat 4times)
He has done for me     He has done for you   He has done for us
Come and listen
Come and listen to what He’s done (2x)

 

What Child Is This?    
Words and  Music: W.C. Dix


What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

(Verse Selah)

Refrain
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary

Verse 2
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh, 
Come peasant, king to own Him; 
The King of kings salvation brings, 
Let loving hearts enthrone Him. 

Silent Night    
Words and  Music: J. Mohr
Words and music in the bridge: R. Harris

 

Silent night, holy night!
All is   calm, All is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and  Child
Holy Infant so Tender and mild,
Sleep in   heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Verse 2
Silent night, holy night! 
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories (stream) from heaven afar;
Heavenly (hosts) sing Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

(bridge)

As a baby boy
God’s boy
To Save us all

Verse 3
Silent night, holy night!
Wondrous star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia   to   our King!
Christ the Savior is here,
Jesus the Savior is here! r

Joy to the World
Words and  Music: I. Watts.
Music : R. Harris

 

Verse 1
Joy to the world! 
The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every hea-aaart
Prepare Him room
And heaven and na- ture sing
And   heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and
nat-ture sing

Verse 2
Joy to the world
The Saviour reigns
Let Saints their songs employ
While fields and  floods
rocks, hills    and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, Repeat, the sounding joy

Verse 3
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And gives to na-tions proof
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love;
And wonders of His love;
And wonders, wonders of His love.

God and Man at Table are Sat Down
Words and  Music: Rev. R.J. Stamps.
Music in the bridge : R. Harris

 

Verse 1
O, welcome all you noble saints of old, 
As now before your very eyes unfold 
the wonders all so long ago foretold.

God and man at table are sat down (repeat)

Verse 2
Elders, martyrs, all are falling down
Prophets, patriarchs are gathering ‘round,
what angels longed to see now man has found.

God and man at table are sat down (repeat)

Verse 3
Who is this who spreads the victory feast? 
Who is this who makes our warring cease?
Jesus Risen Savior, Prince of Peace.

God and man at table are sat down (repeat)

Verse 4
Beggars, lame and harlots also here; 
Repentant publicans are drawing near; 
wayward sons come home without a fear.

God and man at table are sat down (repeat)

Verse 5
Worship in the presence of the Lord, 
with joyful songs and hearts in one accord, 
and let our Host at table be adored.

God and man at table are sat down (repeat)

Verse 6
When at last this earth shall pass away, 
when Jesus and His bride are one to stay, 
the feast of love is just begun that day.

God and man at table are sat down (repeat twice)


O Come All Ye Faithful
Words and  Music: John Francis Wade
Music in the selah: R. Harris

 

Intro:
O Come, 
Come all Ye faithful

Verse 1
O come, all   ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O  come ye,
O come ye  to  Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels;

Chorus
O come, let us a  dore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us a dore Him,
Christ, the Lord.

Verse 2
Oh Sing, choirs of  angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing,  all ye citizens
of  heaven above;
Glory to God,
Glory in the highest;

(CHORUS)

(Selah)
Come, Come all ye faithful

Verse 3
Oh Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be
all   glory given;
Son of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;

(CHORUS)

For he alone is worthy
For he alone is worthy
For he alone is worthy
For he alone is worthy
Christ, the Lord

(CHORUS)

(Selah)
Come, Come all ye faithful
Come, come

Angels We Have Heard On High
Words and  Music: A French Carol
Music in the bridge: R. Harris 

Verse 1
Angels we have heard on   high
Sweet-ly sing-ing over the plains
And the mountains in reply,
Echo- ing their joyous strains.

Chorus
Glo-glo-ria
In ex-cel-sis de-o (repeat)

Verse 2
Shepherds, why this Jubilee?
Why your joy-ous strains prolong?
What the gladsome ti- dings be
Which in-spire your heavenly song?

(CHORUS)

Verse 3
Come to Beth- le-   hem and see
Him whose birth the an- gels sing;
Come, a-dore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King

(CHORUS)

The First Noel
Words and  Music: A Traditional English Carol
Music in the bridge: R. Harris 

 

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds 
In fields as they lay;
In  fields where they lay tend - ing their sheep,
On a then fateful night that was so deep. 

Refrain
Noel,   Noel, Noel,  Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

(Repeat refrain)


We Three Kings
Words and  Music: J.H. Hopkins Jr.

 
We three kings of orient are,
bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

CHORUS
O Star of wonder, star of night,
star with royal beauty bright.
Westward lead - ing, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King for ever, ceasing never
over us all to reign.

[CHORUSl]

Frankincense to offer have I,
incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God most high.

[CHORUS]

Myrrh is mine,
its bitter perfume breathes
a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
sealed in the stone cold tomb.

[CHORUS]

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice!
Alleluia, alleluia,
heaven to earth replies.

[CHORUS]

  
Little Drummer Boy
Words and  Music: K.K. Davis, H. Onorati, H. Simeone


Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum 
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum 
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum 
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum, 
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum, 
When we come. 

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum 
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum 
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum 
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, 
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum, 
On my drum? 

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum 
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum 
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum 
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, 
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum 
Me and my drum.

How Do You Read It?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Do You Read It?

Words and Music:
Rufus Harris


The Father of creation
The Lord of majesty
Look at all the structure
How can this be?
So complex by design
Reasoned from His heart
Trust His hand in all things
Your way He will chart

How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah

Judgment is sure…accountability
But there is a cure, oh yeah
Of all we need you see
This life is but a moment
A non-recurring dream
That swiftly fades from us
And judgment will be seen

How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah

He so loved He gave
His one and only Son
That if one believes
God’s life will surely come
Changing course of nature
Right before the eyes
To give hope for the future
The prophets signify

How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah
How Do You Read It?
How Do You Read It? Yeah

Face to Face  
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris


We are of those 
Who do not stand alone
We are joined by so many 
Who gather ‘round Your throne
To lift our voice together
To sing a new song
For You we are waiting
Oh how we long to see Your face

Through Your sacrifice
We’ve been pulled from despair
There is hope for the hopeless
Oh how You care
To give Your life for us
The weak are made strong
For You we are waiting
Oh, how we long to see Your face, face to face

I am a child
Touched by Your love
You show me Your mercy
And that is enough
To draw me to You, everyday
For You I am waiting
Oh, how I long to see Your face, face to face

Through Your mercy we’ve received this ministry
And put down secret shameful ways
Oh, we preach not ourselves but You as your servants
For all our days
You’ve put this treasure in our hearts
And we’re only made of clay
You give light out of darkness
So we long to see Your face

We are of those
Who do not stand alone
We are joined by so many 
Who gather ‘round your throne
To lift our voice together
To sing a new song
For You we are waiting, for You we are waiting 
Oh, we long to see Your face, face to face

 

My Life                                                              

Words by Rufus Harris & Denise Strong
Music by Rufus Harris


When I think of Your mercy
And Your care for me
I rest in just knowing
That You set me free
To know Your will 
To do Your will
To see Your will
In my life

Everyday You touch me
Touch me with Your love
You gently remind me 
It’s me You’re thinking of
You wrap Your arms around me
Whispering You care
You’re always there

I can’t repay such great love
All I can give
Is my life
For Your mercy 
A sacrifice
All of my life

I give You my life
For Your mercy
An act of worship
The least You require
All of my life

I trust You to lead me
Lead me on Your way
I’m ever learning
That it’s okay
To know Your will 
To do Your will
To see Your will
In my life

Awesome-ness, Majesty, Dignity
Words that drive me to my knees
I’m humbled by Your presence
Captured by the essence of Your love

I can’t repay such great love
So much You care for me

What else can I offer to respond to Your love?
So priceless, precious
My life’s just enough
Use me the way You want
I’m in Your hand
But only with Your help I can
Give my Life

I give You my life
For Your mercy
An act of worship
The least You require
All of my life

                                                   

Believe             

Words and Music:
Rufus Harris


These walls remind of Jericho
A massive structure in the way
Though veiled in false humility
Listen to what I have to say
People go to seek refuge
From the storms that rage
But the light that shines is filtered
Through this covered guilded cage

Built are nepotistic kingdoms
Without regard to expense
On the backs of the laity
The cleric’s children’s inheritance
Desired growth of congregation
Exceeds ability to care
Many on the vine are dying
Some don’t get connected there

These are such sad days
And these things are a shame
But we’ll stand and fight for change and believe
We will prevail
A family that’s poised
Against the gates of hell
We must believe
Every word is true
The strong man subdued before it’s all through

Some thought it safe in Jericho
Secure behind the wall
Not facing the reality
It would surely fall
With only thoughts of increase
To sustain their way
They welcome the mighty
The least they turn away

These are such sad days
And these things are a shame
But we’ll stand and fight for change and believe
We will prevail
A family that’s poised
Against the gates of hell
We must believe
Every word is true
The strong man subdued before it’s all through

The purpose of the clergy is so clear
Prepare for service, build the body to mature those fastened there
To give balanced understanding, to seek humble unity
Not division - all this factions - for a dying world to see

These are the last days
And these things are a shame
But we’ll stand and fight for change and believe
We will prevail
A family that’s poised against the gates of hell
We must believe that every word is true
The strong man subdued before it’s all through

The purpose of the clergy is so clear
Prepare for service, build the body to mature those fastened there
To give balanced understanding, to seek humble unity
Not division - all this factions - for a dying world to see

Believe we will prevail
We’ll stand up against the very gates of hell
Believe


Love in What You Do
Words and Music by:
Rufus Harris 


Let me tell what love is…
Love suffers long
Even when things are going wrong
Love is kind and true
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do

Love envies not another
But has joy in the prospering of others
Love is faithful too
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do 

So don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do

Let me tell what love is…
Love seeks not its own
It’s slow to anger
And remembers no wrong
Love has joy and truth
It’s nice to say it 
But love’s what you do

Never rude, never fails
Never self-seeking, always prevails
Love is patient too
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do

So don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do
Don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do

Let me tell what love is…
It’s God love, His Son’s love
Such perfect love, unselfish love

Unbridled love, a pure love 
Of sacrifice, for our freedom paid the price

It’s God love, His Son’s love
Such perfect love, unselfish love
Unbridled love, a pure love 
Of sacrifice, for our freedom paid the price

Don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do


Left with Questions               
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris


Once in sadness and with no hope
I looked for a brighter day
I was afraid of darkness, I could not cope
There had to be a better way

Time and again I’d ask my friends
But the answers I could never find
Just opinion oh so empty
Left me with questions in my mind

Who am I?
Why am I?

Left me with questions
Left me with questions 

“Your life’s purpose can have meaning”
I heard my mother say
I wasn’t sure of premise, but had respect
I’d seen her life change

Time and again she’d found a friend
With the answers that were hard to find
Risen Saviour, Hope of the world
Left me with questions in my mind

Who was He? 
Why was He?

Left me with questions 
Left me with questions

He gave hope in His promise of unfailing love
And the eyes to see
His love for the whole world included me

Now I’m part of those who are free
We have found those brighter days
We’re not afraid of darkness and we have hope
We have found the better way

It’s our turn to share the word
But the laborers are so hard to find
Light is hidden, seen by so few
I’m challenged by questions in my mind

Who are we?
Why are we?

Left me with questions 
Left me with questions


Not Black or White         
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris


We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Oh Lord You pray that we’d be one
Even as You are with Your Father
That we’d do the same great things that You have done

You’re looking for a people who love what light is
A real understanding of what true might is
Those who have their eyes affixed indeed on heaven’s door

But when you see what’s happening across the nation
Sunday institutional segregation
It makes us wonder what we’ve missed and what we’re standing for

Is it ignorance, intolerance, prejudice
Or just plan foolishness - heaven’s not this
Your life to death to life means so much more

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Oh Lord You taught us to pray that Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
The home of righteousness, place of peace and rest

I’d be unwise
Trusting a lie
Hiding the eyes
But I realize
We don’t stand for Your very best

We’re supposed to be
One people - living in the Son
One people - irregular ones
One people - who show the world that You are real

Who don’t just love their friends
Those who match their skin
It makes an adversary grin

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

We’re of nations gathered here
To change weapons into plowshares
The love of heaven we must show
Or how will they know?

Oh Lord You said that in the last days
The love of many would grow cold
Without changes in minds and ways
About us it has been told

With no love within we can’t love out
We do mock the truth we know
To walk in light
Cause You’re a light
To be a light

We’re supposed to be
One people - living in the Son
One people - irregular ones
One people - who show the world that You are real

Who don’t just love their friends
Those who match their skin
It makes an adversary grin

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer


In the Shade       
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris 


We lift our eyes to where comes our help
We know where it comes from
We’re not hopeless, aimless, faithless, distressed, helpless
We have confirmation

From the One above who watches and never sleeps
Who can mess with us and do us harm?

We know, we are so loved and we have much comfort
We’re safely in His arms

We’re in the shade
It’s cool
Through love we’ve got it made
We’re in the shade, so cool
Should be sippin on a lemonade

We’re in the shade
It’s cool
We are protected from those nasty rays
We’re in the shade, so cool
We’ve got a love that’ll never fade

Yeah, Yeah


No Compromise                           
Words and Music:
Rufus Harris 


Some may say if it feels good do it
But look at those who follow that today
They are out in the sun - think they’re having fun
But never realizing they must pay

But you can look at the nations, all of the nations
And people are just acting like they’re sleep
We have problems and never really solve them
It makes us want to for our children weep

That’s why we must
Take a stand
No Compromise
Take a stand
No Compromise

You may say that’s my business
But what touches you touches me
Who pays for your fun?
Tell me who’s the rich one?
And are your tricks and thrills really free?

You may think that there’s time, plenty of time
But the reaper may be knocking at your door
Yes it matters and lives can shatter
And you can never even up the score

That’s why we must
Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise
Believe no lies

Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise

Think of the life you’re living
Is this the end you see?
Don’t live only this moment
Is there eternity?

Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise
Believe no lies

Take a stand
Do what’s right
No Compromise


It's Not About                     
Words by Rufus and Denise Strong
Music: Rufus Harris


It’s not about me
It’s not about you
It’s not about us, no
It’s about who we’re called by
And what we are called for
The purpose, commitment, the mission means so much more, yeah

Today, if we hear His voice listen
What the Spirit says we’re missing
Life is not our own to direct our paths brothers and sisters
With His wisdom and love
He’ll show us His way

It’s not about me
It’s not about you
It’s not about us, no
It’s about who we’re called by
And what we are called for
The purpose, commitment, the mission means so much more, yeah

Always, let us truly love each other
To the glory of our Father 
We prove that we are His when we genuinely care for the brothers
And we’ll show the world 
That He is the way, oh

It’s not about me
It’s not about you
It’s not about us, no
It’s about who we’re called by
And what we are called for
The purpose, commitment, the mission means so much more, yeah