Lyrics: I Can Rejoice

Take Me Back to That Place

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

Life was so simple then…I can remember when I discovered a brand new friend…someone to love even me When I fell down to pray…the greatest of all my days How did I drift away? But you never changed Lord You were always the same Lord Chorus: Lord take me back…to the place…where I first beheld your face Where I first…discovered you…where forgiveness was brand new Lord take me back…to the day…all my sins were washed away Remind me Lord of where I was…before your mercy and your love, Before your grace…take me back, take me back to that place I was adrift at sea…lost as lost could be When you reached down for me…I remember it well When I first called on you…when it was all brand new And I saw what love could do…it was so overwhelming…so overwhelming (Chorus repeat) Bridge: Make it brand new again…Lord make it brand new again Help me remember when. Lord make it brand new again Make it brand new again…Lord make it brand new again Help me remember when. Lord make it brand new again Remind me Lord of where I was, before your mercy, before your love, Before your grace, take me back, (take me back), take me back to that place…to that place

 

You’re Talking to Somebody Who Already Knows

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

If you’d met me years ago…if you’d known my life before Well If you’d seen the broken pieces…that I surrendered to the Lord Then you’d surely understand…that his promises are true And all the things He’s done in my life…I know He can do for you You’re talking to somebody who already knows You’re talking to someone who found his grace Someone who went to Jesus with a broken heart Someone who felt the tears flow down their face If you’ve ever seen somebody who was on the ground And struggling underneath a heavy load If you’d like to tell somebody what the Lord can do Well you’re talking to somebody who already knows On the top of the mountain…where I was before I had no way of knowing…what life would have in store Just when things were looking up…they’d come crashing down again Friend you’re talking to somebody…who knows exactly where you’ve been You’re talking to somebody who already knows You’re talking to someone who found his grace Someone who went to Jesus with a broken heart Someone who felt the tears flow down their face If you’ve ever seen somebody who was on the ground And struggling underneath a heavy load If you’d like to tell somebody what the Lord can do Well you’re talking to somebody who already knows If you’ve ever seen somebody who was on the ground And struggling underneath a heavy load If you’d like to tell somebody what the Lord can do Well you’re talking to somebody who already knows

 

I Can Rejoice

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

Just take a look…around and see What a mess this world is in for you and me Though it may seem…that times are bad There’s a reason I’m not crying, there’s a reason I’m not sad I can rejoice! I can rejoice! When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice! Gonna live by faith…and not by sight Gonna leave the darkness and start living in the light Gonna trust his word…gonna watch and pray All the worry in my heart can’t change the outcome anyway I can rejoice! I can rejoice! When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice! Oh I’ll leave this world behind…I won’t worry anymore I’ll leave this world behind…I won’t worry anymore I’ll leave this world behind…I won’t worry anymore I have Jesus in my heart I can rejoice Oh a hundred years from now…it won’t matter anyhow A hundred years from now…it won’t matter anyhow A hundred years from now…it won’t matter anyhow I have Jesus in my heart I can rejoice I can rejoice! I can rejoice! When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice! I can rejoice! I can rejoice! When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain, I have a choice For I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice! Oh what singing…oh what shouting…I have Jesus in my heart I can rejoice!

Good Things Happen When People Pray

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

There’s a picture that hangs on the doctor’s wall of a child on a swing with all the colors of fall You were lost in that scene while the doctor describes the traces of cancer they found inside But I believe that God was listening And I believe that heaven cares And though there are no easy answers, I believe He hears your prayers (that) Good things happen when people pray, even though your heart says there’s no way When night-time swallows up our day I know someone…oh I know someone, who will whisper peace be still, who can comfort us until, we’re gonna see the light of day‘ cause good things happen…when people pray Yeah I remember when those towers fell The whole nation cried, oh but who can tell Just how many prayers went up that day for the mothers and the fathers that were taken away But I believe that God was listening And I believe that heaven cares‘ bout those mothers and fathers, the sons and the daughters who lifted up their prayers (Chorus repeat) Bridge: Though we keep moving down these same old roads, and surely everything we carry, He already knows Well it looks like the sun’s gonna shine today though the night never gave any hint that way And we sure didn’t think these storms would pass, that peace like the morning would come at last But with that peace, we know He’s listening And with our hearts we know He cares And with our faith we keep believing that Jesus hears our prayers (Chorus repeat) Oh sweet Jesus, hear our little prayers

 

An Old Stone the Lord Rolled Away

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

One night I dreamed that I had crossed over Wading through Jordan’s cold waters I saw a shore up ahead where my loved ones were waiting Words can’t express the pure joy of it all We walked on the shore toward the gates of that city Each one who entered laid something aside I saw them lay down what they no longer needed They were casting off relics from life’s other side Chorus: There laid the chains where Paul was imprisoned There fell the tears from the eyes of the blind There were the crutches from the man who left walking And the bucket of water at the well left behind And I saw an old cross with blood-stains upon it It’s been gathering dust since that day Oh and I saw the sins that I left at the altar By an old stone the Lord rolled away Oh there in that city, I saw no one crying No sign of heart-ache, no tears in their eyes There were no hearts full of worry in heaven I looked but I saw not a cloud in the sky And when I woke up from that vision of heaven, There was a peace that came over my soul Someday I’ll return to the gates of that city And what I’ll see outside, I already know Chorus: There laid the chains where Paul was imprisoned There fell the tears from the eyes of the blind There were the crutches from the man who left walking And the bucket of water at the well left behind And I saw an old cross with blood-stains upon it It’s been gathering dust since that day Oh and I saw the sins that I left at the altar By an old stone the Lord rolled away Yeah I saw the sins that I left at the altar By an old stone the Lord rolled away The Lord rolled away

 

Oh My

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

Listen up now My soul was lost, just as lost as could be As wrapped up in myself as a kite in a tree Jesus reached down…turned my night into day I don’t know how to put it…I don’t know what to say, but Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter) Since Jesus came into my life Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter) And all I can say is “oh my!” No-one could count all the tears she had cried When she came to the well she was thirsty inside Jesus said My water is everlasting I don’t know all she said, but her heart had to sing Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter) Since Jesus came into my life Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter) And all I can say is “oh my!” Bridge: My oh my oh my My Lord is wonderful in so many ways He blesses all my days I’m just at a loss. I don’t know what to say Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter) Since Jesus came into my life Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter) And all I can say is “oh my!” Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter) Since Jesus came into my life Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter) And all I can say is “oh my!” Oh my…(My soul is lighter) Oh my…(My days are brighter) Since Jesus came into my life Oh my…(I’m a believer) Oh my…(My days are sweeter) And all I can say is “oh my!” For God – so loved – the world – that He gave His only Son that I could be saved I’m gonna sing, wherever I go I want the whole wide world to know That He loves you Yes He loves you

 

They Can’t Receive Their Reward

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

Where the angels all were listening, a name was lifted up By a soldier of the cross who prayed for one they loved so much And when that soul had found salvation, when that name was written down That one who prayed, I believe, received a jewel upon their crown (But)They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home Their work goes on For all the seeds they have sown, some have yet to be full-grown Though the workers hands are gone, still their work goes on and on and on and on They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home She was crying at her bedside, where a mother knelt to pray She was calling out to heaven that her children would be saved Now every prayer that wins a loved one, circles out just like a wave There are voices generations past still winning souls today (But)They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home Their work goes on For all the seeds they have sown, some have yet to be full-grown Though the workers hands are gone, still their work goes on and on and on and on They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home. Their work goes on For all the seeds they have sown, some have yet to be full-grown Though the workers hands are gone, still their work goes on and on and on and on They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home They can’t receive their reward until all God’s children make it home

 

It Wouldn’t Bother Me to Be the Last

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

I’ve been right where you are  I am not the first to know God’s mercy I am not the first to stand and tell how He saved me. I am not the first one to drink that living water from the well I am not the first to stand and praise Him He’s heard the praise of generations past But if this is the day that He is coming Oh it wouldn’t bother me to be the last Chorus: There are many others who have called His name There are many others who have known Of His love and mercy and His healing touch Saints of old already taken home I am not the first to fall down on my knees And have the Lord forgive me of my past I am not first to stand and praise His name But it wouldn’t bother me to be the last The disciples were the first to walk with Jesus Mary was the first one to the tomb Oh imagine being first to feel that Spirit when it descended on the upper room One day all the world will hear that trumpet I believe the day’s approaching fast And if He comes while I am singing praises Oh it wouldn’t bother me to be the last Chorus: There are many others who have called His name There are many others who have known Of His love and mercy and His healing touch Saints of old already taken home I am not the first to fall down on my knees And have the Lord forgive me of my past I am not first to stand and praise His name But it wouldn’t bother me to be the last Chorus repeat Tag: If this the day that He is coming…If this is the day my Lord is coming I am not first to stand and praise His name…But it wouldn’t bother me to be the last

 

Heaven Knows

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

I would like to…tell you a true story And it may touch you the way that it touched me For I was there when…all the churches in the region congregated for reporting annually One by one they…stood behind the pulpit They were reading facts and figures from the page “With our programs, our attendance nearly doubled and last year this church saw twenty-seven saved.” Each new number…was met with great rejoicing Everyone applauded what the Lord had done And every church…represented in attendance Had their turn…till there was only one One last preacher, not as finely dressed as others Cleared his throat and took his turn behind the desk “We’re just a small church,” he said. “With a little congregation and our building’s not as large as all the rest.” “But this past year…a new family came to visit, then one Sunday morn…the father came and prayed.” “And though it’s not much, well it sure did change that family Our church reports, last year one soul was saved.” And all were silent…as that young preacher took his papers He wiped the tears away and he was done And in that moment, all our hearts received a stirring reminding us when we were just that one When Jesus left the ninety-nine to find the one Chorus: And we don’t know…how long Heaven had been waiting We don’t know…all the work that had been done We don’t know…how the angels were rejoicing Or the longing in God’s heart to reach that one All the love and all the praying for that one But Heaven knows…that eternal life was given Heaven knows…that somebody found the Lord Heaven knows…and they’re singing hallelujah For the angels know the worth of that one soul Though sometimes we might forget, well heaven knows I would like to…tell you a true story And it may touch you the way that it touched me

 

Let Jesus Know All About It

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI • Chris White Music/BMI • Asheville Music Publishing/BMI

Maybe it’s time to…(Let Jesus know all about it…)Maybe it’s time to…(Let Jesus know all about it…)

When I was young I was so sure of myself so wrapped up in myself…so caught up in myself Hard times would come and there were lessons I learned There were tears that I cried…oh there were bridges I burned Then before long, all my dreams and my hopes were like whispers of smoke…there at the end of my rope I heard about someone who could change everything What peace He could bring…then I heard a choir sing (They were saying…) Let Jesus know all about it (They were singing…) Let Jesus know all about it (Sounded like a choir of angels…) Let Jesus know all about it (They were talking straight to my heart…) Oohoohoohoohoohooh Down on my knees…no-one else could I blame For my guilt and my shame…so I just called on His name Suddenly I felt great peace in my soul My cup overflowed… so glad somebody told (me that I should…) Let Jesus know all about it (They said maybe it’s time to…) Let Jesus know all about it (They said maybe it’s time you…) Let Jesus know all about it (Oh maybe, maybe, maybe it’s time…) Oohooh-oohoohoohooho When you are troubled; your life’s in a mess Just fall down and confess…you’ll be happy and blessed For He already knows all the tears that I’ve cried when I’m tested and tried…and what I’m feeling inside He already knows, yes He already knows all your trouble and strife…He already knows He already knows, yes He already knows Everything in your life…He already knows (The choir was singing…) Let Jesus know all about it (They were singing right to me…) Let Jesus know all about it (I felt something pulling at my heart…) Let Jesus know all about it (Oh and finally I saw the light…) Oohooh-oohoohoohoohoo (Oh I saw the light!) Instrumental He already knows, yes He already knows all your trouble and strife…He already knows He already knows, yes He already knows Everything in your life…He already knows Let Jesus know…(all of your troubles…) Let Jesus know…(all of your worries…) Oohooh-oohoohoohoohoo (Maybe, maybe, maybe it’s time…) Let Jesus know…(maybe it’s time to…) Let Jesus know…(Tell Him, tell Him, tell Him all about it now…) Oohooh-oohoohoohoohoo