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Steven Curtis Chapman


Background information
Born November 21, 1962
Origin Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
Genre(s) Christian Rock
Pop
Years active 1987—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Sparrow Records
EMI Group
Sony Music
Website Website



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Steven Curtis Chapman Album


The Live Adventure (1993)
1993
1.
Prologue
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Great Adventure Stuff (instrumental)
7.
Acoustic Medly: My Redeemer Is Faithful and True/H
8.
9.
10.
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12.
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Prologue

[No lyrics]

. . .



Saddle up your horses
Started out this morning in the usual way
Chasing thoughts inside my head of all I had to do today
Another time around the circle try to make it better than the last

I opened up the Bible and I read about me
Said I'd been a prisoner and God's grace had set me free
And somewhere between the pages it hit me like a lightning bolt
I saw a big frontier in front of me and I heard somebody say "let's go"!

CHORUS
Saddle up your horses we've got a trail to blaze
Through the wild blue yonder of God's amazing grace
Let's follow our leader into the glorious unknown
This is a life like no other - this is The Great Adventure

Come on get ready for the ride of your life
Gonna leave long faced religion in a cloud of dust behind
And discover all the new horizons just waiting to be explored
This is what we were created for

(Chorus)

BRIDGE
We'll travel over, over mountains so high
We'll go through valleys below
Still through it all we'll find that
This is the greatest journey that the human heart will ever see
The love of God will take us far beyond our wildest dreams

Yeah... oh saddle up your horses... come on get ready to ride

(Chorus)


. . .


Jimmy and Mary were quite a pair back in their younger days
They met a married in six weeks time and
That was sixty years ago this May
Four kids made a house a home
And a love for Jesus kept them strong
Now every morning at eight A.M.
Jimmy takes a drive through town
He spends his days at Mary's side
In a home for the old and broken down
With a cane in his lap and a Bible in his hand
He reads her stories about the promised land
And with tears in their eyes they dream of a place
Where everything changes in the light of Jesus' face and

CHORUS
That's paradise... Hey, that's paradise...
When the life breaks through and the old's made new
And the joy will never die, that's paradise

In another corner of this world, met another man named Jim
Told me how twenty years of running from God
Had finally gotten the best of him
He said all hope was gone and he wanted to die
'Cause what could God do with such a messed up guy
So we talked about Jesus, God's love and His plan
And when Jim walked away he was a brand new man

(Chorus)

Now listen, Well I know the best remains to be seen
In a place that's far beyond our wildest dreams
But until we see heaven we've got Jesus' world
That He'll never leave us and each prayer will be heard

. . .


I know you've heard me say
These words before
But every time I say "I love you"
The words mean something more
I spoke them as a promise
Right from the start
I said death would be the only thing
That could tear us apart

And now that you are standing
On the edge of the unknown
"I love you" means I'll be with you
Wherever you must go

I will take a heart as nature
As to be beat for me alone
And fill it up with you
Make all your joy and pain my own
No matter how deep a valley you go through
I will go there with you
And I will give myself to love
The way love gave itself for me
And climb with you to mountain tops
Or swim the raging sea
To the place where one heart is made from two
I will go there with you
I will go there with you

I see it in your tears
You wonder where you are
The wind is growing colder
And the sky is going dark
Though it's something neither of us understands
We can walk through this together
If we hold each other's hand

I said for better or for worse
I'd be with you
So no matter where you're going
I will go there too

I know sometimes I've let you down
But I won't let you go
We'll always be together

. . .



I know a man named Billy
He's got almost everything
Three stories, two cars, one swimming pool
And some broken parts of an empty heart
And I'm thinkin'...

CHORUS 1
Billy, Billy, Billy, you're a very busy man
But you're running with your eyes closed
You could be missing life all along the way
And you'd never even know it
You're a busy man Billy, Billy, you're a busy man
Just too busy man

You've got a lot of nice things there Billy
But they've cost you more than you know
'Cause what is it really worth can you tell me
If you're gaining the world but you're losing your soul
And I'm thinkin'...

CHORUS 2
Billy, Billy, Billy, you're a very busy man
But you're running with your eyes closed
Looks like you traded life for the things you have
Not the thing you really wanted
You're a busy man Billy, Billy, you're a busy man

BRIDGE
So when the day is over
And the lights go out
Do you ever stop and wonder
Wonder what it's all about
Wonder what it's all about
Wonder what it's all about
Hey Billy do you ever wonder
What it's all about?

CHORUS 1

FADE
Slow down busy man take a look around you
When it's all said and done tell me what's it gonna come to


. . .

Great Adventure Stuff (instrumental)

[No lyrics]

. . .

Acoustic Medly: My Redeemer Is Faithful and True/H

[No lyrics]

. . .



Today I watched in silence as people passed me by,
And I strained to see if there was something hidden in their eyes;
But they all looked at me as if to say
Life just goes on.

The old familiar story told in different ways,
Make the most of your own journey from the cradle to the grave;
Dream your dreams tomorrow because today
Life must go on.

CHORUS
But there's more to this life than living and dying,
More than just trying to make it through the day;
More to this life, more than these eyes alone can see,
And there's more than this life alone can be.

Tonight he lies in silence staring into space,
And looks for ways to make tomorrow better than today,
But in the morning light it looks the same;
Life just goes on.

He takes care of his family, he takes care of his work,
And every Sunday morning he takes his place at the church;
And somehow he still feels a need to search,
But life just goes on.

(chorus)

So where do we start to find every part
Of what makes this life complete;
If we turn our eyes to Jesus we'll find
Life's true beginning is there at the cross where He died.
He died to bring us . . .

(chorus)


. . .



Nobody stood and applauded them
So they knew from the start
This road would not lead to fame
All they really knew for sure was Jesus had called to them
He said "Come follow me" and they came
With reckless abandon they came

Empty nets lying there at the waters edge
Told a story that few could believe and none could explain
How some crazy fishermen agreed to go where Jesus lead
With no thought for what they would gain
For Jesus had called them by name and they answered

CHORUS
We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call
Wholly devoted to live and to die
For the sake of the call

Drawn like the rivers are drawn to the sea
No turning back for the water cannot help but flow
Once we hear the Savior's call we'll follow wherever he leads
Because of the love He has shown
And because he has called us to go we will answer

We will abandon it all for the sake of the call
No other reason at all but the sake of the call
Wholly devoted to live and to die

BRIDGE
Not for the sake of a creed or a cause
Not for a dream or a promise
Simply because it is Jesus who calls
And if we believe we'll obey

CHORUS


. . .



Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear,
I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
âЂ?Cause I will be here.

CHORUS
I will be here when you feel like being quiet;
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying;
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we'll be together,
âЂ?Cause I will be here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear,
I will be here.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I will be here.

CHORUS
I will be here, and you can cry on my shoulder;
When the mirror tells us we're older, I will hold you.
And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me;
I will be here.

I will be true to the promise I have made,
To you and to the One who gave you to me.


. . .



CHORUS
Well, its my turn now,
Yes, it's my turn now;
My turn to give my life away.

I close the book and I shake my head;
Sometimes I can't believe the things I've read.
I don't deserve what He did for me;
He gave His love and His life away,
And now He's asking me to do the same,
So I'm gonna give Him all I am.,
And all I ever hope to be.

âЂ?Cause it's my turn now,
Well, it's my turn now;
My turn to give my life away.

I open up the book and look again;
I read the stories of the faithful men
Who gave up all they had to follow Him.
He used the strong and He used the weak;
He even gave the timid words to speak.
He called whoever listened then,
And now His call goes out again.

(chorus)

My turn to say "I love Him",
My turn to let Him know;
My life is His, so where He leads me that's where I will go.

(chorus)


. . .



I was eight years old when I decided to follow Jesus
I started down that road
Somebody told me that this path that leads to heaven
Will not be the easy way
Well I found that to be true
But I also found, I found out there's

CHORUS
No better place on earth than the road that leads to heaven
No other place I'd rather be
No better place on earth than the road that leads to heaven
No better place to be

Well I know this road has a final destination
But I also know that if we're only looking for the prize that's waiting
We'll miss so much along the way
'Cause Jesus came to give us life in the here and now
And to show us that there's

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I know this path we travel on
Is very straight and narrow
But I've looked down other roads along the way
And from all I've seen I can say without a doubt there's

CHORUS


. . .


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