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The Basics of Life (1992)
1992
1.
2.
When It Comes To Livin'
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4.
This Time
5.
Through His Eyes
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We've turned the page, for a new day has dawned
We've re-arranged what is right and what's wrong
Somehow we've drifted so far from the truth
That we can't get back home
Where are the virtues that once gave us light
Where are the morals that governed our lives
Someday we all will awake and look back
just to find what we've lost

We need to get back
To the basics of life
A heart that is pure
And a love that is blind
A faith that is fervently
grounded in Christ
The hope that endures for all times
These are the basics,
we need to get back
To the basics of life

The newest rage is to reason it out
Just meditate and you can overcome every doubt
After all man is a God, they say
God is no longer alive

But I still believe in the old rugged cross
And I still believe there is hope for the lost
And I know the rock of all ages will stand
Through changes of time

We need to get back
To the basics of life
A heart that is pure
And a love that is blind
A faith that is fervently
grounded in Christ
The hope that endures for all times
These are the basics,
we need to get back
To the basics of life

BRIDGE
We've let the darkness invade us too long
We've got to turn the tide
Oh and we need the passion that burned long ago
To come and open our eyes
There's no room for compromise

We need to get back
To the basics of life
A heart that is pure
And a love that is blind

We need to get back
To the basics of life
A heart that is pure
The hope that endures for all times
These are the basics,
we need to get back
To the basics of life

. . .

When It Comes To Livin'

[No lyrics]

. . .


Just a big wide ocean
and a ceiling of stars
Set the sails in motion, gonna
follow his heart
Oh, all he ever wanted was a
journey to his younger days
Such a man of mystery, this
Ponce de Leon
Written down in history,
as the wondering one
Who longed to be immortal
in a world where nothing
ever remains

CHANNEL
But the winds of home
The sea of dreams
Carry this man to his destiny
He dared to believe that

CHORUS
Somewhere beyond
What we have known
Is a land where we eternally will
never grown old
I'm sure everybody
searching for truth
Has wondered if there really is
a fountain of youth

Far beyond the mountains
That reach to the sky
There is an endless fountain
that never runs dry
It fills the void within us with a
taste from heaven's
infinite spring
So we can't stop tryin' to follow
our dream
For no one is an island,
but we all long to see
The promise that awaits us, but
we've got to find the faith
to believe

CHANNEL
That the winds of hope
The sea of dreams
Will carry us all
To our destiny
If we just believe
Fountain Of Youth
(Cont'd)

REPEAT CHORUS

Somewhere beyond what we
have known
Is a land where we eternally will
never grow old
I'm sure everybody
searching for truth
Will come to find that Jesus is
the fountain of youth

. . .

This Time

[No lyrics]

. . .

Through His Eyes

[No lyrics]

. . .


I can see it so vividly
In a memory-the simplicity
Of the strength of a father, prayers of a mother
And the trust of a child

Just a virtuous family
Such a place of hope, such a place of peace
And whatever the matter we all stayed together
Through the toughest of times

'Cause love
was the common bond for all
Looking back I still recall...

CHORUS
It was all so amazing
Every laugh, every tear
Every moment we shared
It was all so amazing
Through your faith, I have come
To believe in a prayer
The hands of time may
Take me down a million roads
Still my heart always carries me
back to the place
The home
built on amazing grace

We must not let the years erase
This inheritance of amazing grace
But through every tomorrow
Our children must follow
In this passage of faith
So that love will forevermore remain
As the light that guides our way...

REPEAT CHORUS

Amazing grace
how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see

. . .


An old man once said
When the war is over we would be free
He said that we'd have to drive
Those Nazis back to Germany
His vote in the post-war years
Was a steadfast cast for FDR
'Cause he thought that the new deal
Would heal a nation's bleeding heart
A man in his middle years
Shed tears about the economy
He said that the balance of the deficity
Would set us free
He was caught in a fragile state
Cause the Dow had never sunk this far
So he searched for the deliverance
At the bottom of a bottle at a local bar

CHANNEL
Everybody, Everybody wants to be free
But I'm here to tell you

CHORUS
Freedom
Can only be found in the blood of Jesus
Freedom
Can only be known in the love of God
Freedom
Comes to whoever would dare to believe Jesus is
Freedom

A child once spoke of the hour
When school would end and he could play
His freedom waited for him
At the ending of another day
His dream was to get to his home
For a stickball challenge on the avenue
If he could get past the dealer
Selling dope
In the middle of the hall at the grammar school

REPEAT CHORUS

. . .


I want a chance to tame the lion
To be a brave smile in the face of danger
Heads will turn
I want to bear my soul to the stranger
Lay my head in the jaws of destruction
And never fear
CHORUS
Because I know
If they would see my faith in the Lord
They might see His amazing grace
Like the center ring
In the middle of a roaring crowd
Oh to be living, oh living Livin' in the lion's mouth

I want to crack the whip of courage
That they believe would be my challenge
At any risk I want to please the stands of heaven
In a silent way
I hear the applauding
So close the cage...

CHORUS

BRIDGE
To serve with the loyalty of Daniel
You can throw me to the lions in this world
I will lift my head in undenial and lay it on the line

REPEAT CHORUS

. . .


Nothing new in this old town
The sun comes up and heads back down
Working hard from dawn to dusk again
Seventeen and a heart for a change
The byways calling out his name
But not yet
There's too much goin' on
'Cause daddy needs a hand and mama's
Tender heart might crumble to the ground
Though they'd understand
He felt like saying

(CHROUS)
When it's time to go
You've got to let me go away and face the world
Say goodbye, say goodbye
Cry some tears, don't worry
When I hit the city I'll build you a house right down the street from mine
Have some faith in me and I'll show you why

Some years later lare one night
He came in tryin; to dry his eyes
He realized what he was born to do
He said I'll always be your son
And I know you know what's goin' on
It's the hardest thing to think of leavin' you
But this world needs a hand and I've got
Just the thing they need to make it through
It's so clear to me though I know what's coming

(Repeat CHROUS)

And as they tore His flesh like animals
There were those I know who felt Him say
When it's time to go
You've got to let me go away and save the world
Say goodbye, say goodbye
Cry some tears, don't worry
When I hit the city I'll build you a house right down the street from mine
Oh, have some faith in me and I'll show you why

. . .


You said You wanted all of me
You said You'd love me faithfully
Oh how could I know all the while
You would never give up on a faithless child
I had defenses, built my walls
And I kept my distance 'till You called
And I didn't know at the time
You would never let go 'till I changed my mind
But now that I've seen Your light I want You to know

CHORUS
You've got me head over heels
I give all of my heart to You
Feelings I tried to conceal
Cannot help but come shinin' through
You've got me head over heels
All I want is to be with You
I never knew I could feel
So much love, I'm head over heels

I felt a touch of saving grace
And I've seen Your mercy,
I'm amazed
Oh how could a God so divine
Never, ever let go through the test of time
And now that You're livin' inside, I want You to know

REPEAT CHORUS

I'm head over heels
because of You

REPEAT CHORUS

You've got me head over heels

. . .


i see this hurting world
of humanity,
your beloved ones
i see the construction crews,
principalities,
we've been overrun
i see the walls going up
like towers
higing out bleeding hearts
from Your healing love
and Your power
i'm on my knees in prayer
volunteering,
i can't wait fo You to

Chorus:
Send Your denolition down
from the sky
these walls have to fall,
i'll be Your Josha
swing me back and let me fly
I'll ride Your wecking ball
I'll ride Your wecking ball

to see this evil scheme
of the underworld
in dire straits
smashing to smitereens
all the barriers
that hide your face
to watch Your children
om surprise, fall to their knees
open thier eyes
when you

(repeat chorus)

. . .


I have dreamed of being Moses
Standing on the mountain top
When he heard the voice of God
And I admit that even sometimes
I've imagined I was Paul on the road to Damascus
When he heard the Savior's call
CHANNEL
But though I have never heard God's audible reply
I hear Him speak unspoken words of life

CHORUS
I hear His voice
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry
When I hear the sparrow singing
At the dawn of morning light
I hear His voice
When I hear the thunder echo through the sky
When I hear the wind whistlin' through a forest full of pines
Then I know, yes I know
I have heard
The voice of God

In this faithless generation
Some refuse to just believe
In a God they cannot see
But I have had a revelation
And I'm as sure as I can be
That the God of all creation
Came to live inside of me

CHANNEL
And though I have never heard His audible reply
I hear Him speak unspoken words of life

REPEAT CHORUS

. . .


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