Wondrous Love

Lyrics:  Wondrous Love

1.  Wondrous Love
(trad., arr. Tim Stafford-Shawn Lane-Wayne Taylor-Rob Ickes-Jason Burleson/Daniel House Music, BMI-Cat Town Music, BMI-Forty WAT Music, BMI-Sackett's Ride Music-BMI, Terrible Twos Music-BMI)

1) What wondrous Love is this, oh my soul, oh my soul
What wondrous Love is this, oh my soul
What wondrous Love is this that caused the Lord of Bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul

2) When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down
When I was sinking down, sinking down
When I was seeking down beneath God's righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul

3) And when from death I'm free, I'll sing on, I'll sing on
And when from death I'm free, I'll sing on
And when from death I'm free, I'll sing and joyful be
And through eternity I'll sing on, I'll sing on
And through eternity I'll sing on

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2. Traveling Preacher
(Gerald L. Ellenburg/Wadako Publishing, BMI)

Lyrics not available through Blue Highway

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3. Wicked Path of Sin
(Bill Monroe/Peer Music, BMI)

Lyrics not available through Blue Highway

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4. I'm Asking You
(Shawn Lane/Cat Town Music, BMI)

V. Jesus I am thankful for all you've given me
And I'm asking for your help Lord to be all you'd have me be
With an humble voice I cry out from a world filled with pain
Please help me see the sunshine and look beyond the rain

Ch. I'm asking you 'cause you know how
To heal a heart and clear the doubt
You can take away the hurt
And make it all work out
I'm asking you 'cause you know how

V. May I always be aware of the blessings that you bring
And may you always be the reason I lift my voice and sing
Teach me faith and guide me and show me how to stand
Through trying times that face me Lord I know you can

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5. Live on Down the Line
(A.P. Carter/Peer Music, BMI)

Lyrics not available through Blue Highway

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6. Chasing After the Wind
(Tim Stafford/Daniel House Music, BMI)

1) Tell me brother (where is the meaning)
What does man gain from all his labor
All the rivers run down (down to the ocean)
Yet the sea is never full

2) What is twisted (can never be straightened)
What is lacking can never be counted
For with wisdom (comes much sorrow)
The more that's known, the more we grieve in pain

CH) I was a teacher
The King of all of Israel
I was a wise man
The wisest in the land
I was a rich man
I built the greatest houses
But without the hand of God
My life could have no meaning
It's just chasing after the wind

3) The eye will never (have enough of seeing)
The ear will never hear enough to fill
There is nothing (new beneath the heavens)
What has been will someday come again

4) All my wisdom (All of my labor)
All are as folly in the sight of God
For the wise man (and the fool are not remembered)
They will die and be forgotten all the same

CH) You are a teacher
The lord of all the kingdom
You are a wise man
The wisest in the land
You are a rich man
You refuse your heart no pleasure
But without the hand of God
Your life will have no meaning
You're just chasing after the wind

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7. Seven Sundays in a Row
(Wayne Taylor-Kim Williams-Larry Shell/ Forty WAT Music, BMI-Americana Entertainment Publishing, BMI-A Toad in Cowboy Clothes Music, BMI-Kim Williams Enterprises, ASCAP-Sony Cross Keys, ASCAP)

Verse 1
Billy was a fightin', drinkin' man
the Devil never had a better friend
Mary Johnson was an angel, bless her heart
We all cried when she fell for Billy Sparks

Verse 2
She found a man that no one knew was there
All it took was two wings and a prayer
Mary Johnson is a saint heaven knows
She's proved it seven Sundays in a row

Cho
Seven Sundays in a row he's been in church
Alittle hard to recognize in his tie and starched white shirt
There's a battle raging in his troubled soul
But God's won seven Sundays in a row

Verse 3
Sometimes we all stumble and we fall
There's a little Billy Sparks inside us all
But as long as we believe there's always hope
For more than seven Sundays in a row

Cho
Tag
There's a battle raging in his troubled soul
But God's won seven Sundays in a row

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8. This World Is Not My Home
(Jimmy Martin-Paul Williams/Universal Champion Music, BMI)

Lyrics not available through Blue Highway

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9. Ahead of the Storm
(Shawn Lane/Cat Town Music, BMI)

Verse:
     Storm clouds they gather,
     They get in the way
     Darkness arises,
     Makes the night out of day
     Whatever the season,
     My faith keeps me warm
     My Lord he keeps me
     Ahead of the storm

Chorus:
     Ahead of the storm,
     Away from dark clouds
     He hears me whisper
     Or crying out loud
     When the wind is too much
     Or my heart gets torn
     My Lord he keeps me
     Ahead of the storm

Verse:
     Though tossed by the water
     I m still in His hands
     For he is the ruler
     Of the sea and the land
     He never promised a life
     Where I would not mourn
     But He still keeps me safely
     Ahead of the storm

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10. Old Brush Arbors
(Gordon Ardis-Darrell Edwards/ Fort Knox Music, BMI-Glad Music, BMI-Trio Music, BMI)

Lyrics not available through Blue Highway

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11. The Ground Is Level at the Foot of the Cross
(Tim Stafford/Daniel House Music, BMI)

CH)  If you measure the gain, better count the cost, 'cause the ground is level at the foot of the cross

Take heart my brothers, in the world you're lost, but the ground is level at the foot of the cross

1)   You can judge your brother by his fortune's size, but we're all the same in the good Lord's eyes

You can judge your sister by the deeds she's done, but we're judged in Heaven by the carpenter's son

CH) If you measure the gain, better count the cost, 'cause the ground is level at the foot of the cross

Why gain the world if your soul's been lost?  Cause the ground is level at the foot of the cross

2)   Rich man, poor man, they all fade away, but they'll all be together on the judgment day

The Poor man's sittin' at the Lord's right hand, just rockin' in the bosom of Abraham

3)   There stood the sinner and the Pharisee, a-prayin' in the temple on the bended knee

One begged for mercy, to the Lord he cried, and he met his savior on the other side

4)   You must enter heaven as a humble man, cast away your burdens, take him by the hand

By the grace of Jesus and his holy blood, all sins are washed in the mighty flood

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12. It Won't Be Long
(Shawn Lane-Gerald L. Ellenburg/Cat Town Music, BMI-Wadako Publishing, BMI)

Lyrics available in CD booklet

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13. The Old Rugged Cross
(trad., arr. Rob Ickes/Sackett's Ride Music, BMI)

(Instrumental)

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  1. Wondrous Love
  2. Traveling Preacher
  3. Wicked Path of Sin
  4. I'm Asking You
  5. Live on Down the Line
  6. Chasing After the Wind
  7. Seven Sundays in a Row
  8. This World Is Not My Home
  9. Ahead of the Storm
  10. Old Brush Arbors
  11. The Ground is Level at the Foot of the Cross
  12. It Won't Be Long
  13. The Old Rugged Cross

 

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