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Back Home Again Lyrics

 


 

Lead Me To That Rock
 

Why don't you lead me to that Rock that is higher than I
Oh lead me, yes Lord lead me
Why don't you lead me to that Rock that is higher than I
Thou hast been a shelter for me


Well if you go down in yonder fold and search among the sheep
My brother thou hast been a shelter for me
Well you'll find Him there so I am told with those He loves to keep
My brother thou hast been a shelter for me
 

If you'll go in to the wilderness where dying ones are lost
My brother thou hast been a shelter for me
Well you'll find Him there to heal and bless no matter what the cost
My brother thou hast been a shelter for me

 

 

Back Home Again
 

There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin' in
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulders
There's a truck out on the four-lane, a mile or more away
The whining of his wheels just makes it colder


He's an hour away from ridin' on your prayers up in the sky
And ten days on the road are barely gone
There's a fire softly burning, supper's on the stove
But it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm


Hey it's good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend
Hey it's good to be back home again


After all the news to tell him, how'd you spend your time
And what's the latest thing the neighbors say
And your mother called last Friday, "Sunshine" made her cry
And you felt the baby move just yesterday


And oh, the time that I can lay this tired old body down
Feel your fingers feather soft upon me
The kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way
The happiness that livin' with you brings me


It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you
The little things that make a house a home
Like a fire softly burning and supper on the stove
And the light in your eyes that makes me warm

 

 

Led Out Of Bondage
 

God promised to lead His children out of bondage
He said He'd free them from Pharaoh's evil hand
He said He'd guide and protect them on their journey
And lead them to the promised land


God's children were slaves in Egypt land
So God took Moses by the hand
He said, ''Moses, Tell old Pharaoh to set 'em free.''
But Moses wanted wanted a way to get out
Because in his mind he's beginning to doubt
And he said, ''Lord, old Pharaoh,
He ain't gonna listen to me.''


Now the Lord said, ''Son, throw down that rod.''
Old Moses did and he cried to God
Because it turned to a snake, as evil and wicked as sin
Then he cried again with an awful wail
And the Lord said, ''Seize him by the tail.''
Old Moses did and it turned to a rod again


Well, the Lord said, ''Moses, I've got power
And I'll be with you every hour
Said, ''Go tell Pharaoh to set My children free.''
Well, Moses did but the Lord helped out
He sent a plague to the land about
So old Pharaoh told him he could go, and let him be


Well, they started out with a cloud that day
And a fire by night to lead the way
But old Pharaoh suddenly decided to change his mind
So he gathered together his soldier band
Got all them chariots throughout the land
Said, ''I'll let them Israelites go some other time.''


Well, they came to the banks of the old Red Sea
Turned to Moses and started to plea
And Moses fell on his knees, and there in the sand
The Lord said, ''Moses, trust in God
'Cause all ya gotta do is just raise that rod
And over these mighty waters stretch your hand.''


Well, Moses followed the Lord's command
The waters parted and there in the sand
They saw a path that led to the other shore
Well, the ground was dry and they passed on through
And old Pharaoh's army thought they would too
But the waters fell, they ain't never been seen no more

 

 

I Get To



They used to make me go to church, clip on tie, starch the shirt
I never heard the preacher's words slouched down in that pew
These days going to church is something I don't have to do, I get to
I used to have to hang with Dad, wash his car, and cut the grass,
It took all day and I hated that. Till his heart attack last June
These days helping Dad is something I don't have to do, I get to
I get to


I get to wake up early
I get to go to work
I get to make an honest living, put my hands down in the dirt
I get hear Grandma complain about all her little aches and pains
I get to rock my baby girl to sleep, spend my weekends coaching little league
There's a lot of things I don't have to do
I get to


I used to have to say those words, you always seemed to say them first
I dreamt one night you left this earth
I woke up and reached for you
Now I realize I don't have to say "I Love You." I get to
I get to

 

 

In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'

   

Well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
 

Let me tell you 'bout the coming of the Savior
God told Gabriel to go down yonder
I want you to get on that silver trumpet
Now get it and begin to blow it


I'm gonna tell you about the comin' of the judgment
Talkin' 'bout the comin' of the judgment
When you see the lightnin flashin
When you see the thunder crashin'


Preacher lay aside your Bible
You know there'll be no preachin' yonder

 

 

Why Me
(originally appeared on The Oak Ridge Boys (1974)
this is a newly recorded version)

 

Why me Lord what have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known
Tell me Lord what did I ever do
That was worth loving you for the kindness you've shown


Lord help me, Jesus, I've wasted it
So help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've needed you
So help me Jesus my soul's in Your hand


Try me Lord if you think there's a way
That I can repay what I've taken from You
Maybe Lord I can show someone else
What I've been through myself on my way back to You

 

 

Standing In The Need Of Prayer

 

It's me, it's me, it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer
It's me, it's me, it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer


Not my father, not my mother
But it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer


Not my sister, not my brother
But it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer.


Not the people that are shoutin'
But it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer


Not the members I've been doubting
But it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer


Not the preacher, not the sinner
But it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer


Not the deacon, not the teacher
But it's me, oh Lord
Standing in the need of prayer

 

 

Coat Of Many Colors

 

Back through the years I go wondering once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors
Every piece was small
And I didn't have a coat
And it was way down in the fall
Momma sewed the rags together
Sewing every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of


As she sewed, she told a story
From the Bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said
Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldn't wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss


My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me


So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me


And oh I couldn't understand it
For I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
My momma sewed in every stitch
And I told'em all the story
Momma told me while she sewed
And how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes


But they didn't understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
Now I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Just for me

 

 

The Love Of God

 

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


O love of God how rich and pure
How measureless and strong
It shall forevermore endure
The saint's and angel's song


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

 

 

River Of Jordan

 

To the river of Jordan our Savior went one day
And we read that John the Baptist met him there
When John baptized Jesus in Jordan's rushing waters
The mighty power of God filled the air


I'm on my way (to the river of Jordan)
Gonna wade right in (in the rushing waters)
I'm goin down (I'm goin down to the river of Jordan)
And let the cool waters cleanse my soul


King Naimen was stricken with dreaded leprosy
And he sent for the man of God to pray
But Elijah said to Naimen, go dip yourself in Jordan
And let the cool water wash your spots away


So he went right down (to the river of Jordan)
He waded right in (in the rushing water)
He dipped himself (He dipped himself in river of Jordan)
And the cool waters made him whole


The River of Jordan is many miles away
This mighty river I may never see
But I'll find myself an altar in an old fashioned church
My river of Jordan that will be

 

 

If We Ever Needed The Lord Before We Sure Do Need Him Now
 


If you ever needed the Lord before
You sure do need Him now
You sure do need Him now
Oh, you sure do need Him now
If you ever needed the Lord before
You sure do need Him now
You need Him every day and every hour


You gotta walk a little, talk a little with my Savior
Give a little, live a little in His favor
Tell the world about the Master's wondrous love and power
His saving power
When the race on Earth is run
The vic'try down here has been won
The crown of life to me is given
And on my way to....
You need Him every day and every hour


I need Him in the morning
I need Him in the night
I need Him in the noonday
When the sun is shining bright

 

 

Heaven Bound
(originally appeared on a 7" single (1975),
this is a newly recorded version)

 

Now I know just where I'm going
Heaven bound, Heaven bound
I'm ready Lord for that sweet someday
Now I know just where I'm going
Heaven bound, Heaven bound
I'm ready Lord and Iíll be on my way


Oh I feel good everyday
Since I'm walking down the narrow way
Passing through, passing through,
I'm heaven bound
Got me a ticket now
And I'm gonna ride that glory train
Cause you know that Iím going home, going home
I'm Heaven bound


I'm gettin' ready
No need for messin' around
Soon I'll be leaving
I'm going home
I'm Heaven bound