Lyrics: Can I Pray For You?

October Harvest

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

Long before the dawn, before the rooster has his say,
The farmer and the farmer’s wife begin another day.
She will wash the dishes and he will milk the cows,
And like every spring for forty years, it’s time to hitch the plow.

Now he knows every furrow like the back of his hand.
Somehow they’ve made a livin’ by livin’ off the land.
It aint nothing fancy. It don’t look like much to some.
But these fields can feed a family before the winter’s come.

For thirty-nine harvest times the farmer’s wife has prayed,
That the man she’s always loved would go to church with her one day.
But he’s as stubborn as the mule that helps him work the summer fields.
She prays for grace, and prays for rain, and the crops that they will yield.

No one knows what’s going on inside an old mans head,
But one October Sunday morning he got out of bed.
He put on his coat and tie and polished up his shoes.
The farmer joined the farmer’s wife together on a pew.

That little congregation, they won’t forget the day,
That he walked to the altar, and he knelt down to pray.
And like the leaves on the trees, the tears began to fall.
The seeds that she had planted had been growing after all.

Chorus:
Forty harvest times, forty crops that they had grown.
Forty years of Sundays she went to church alone.
But she won’t see the autumn leaves the same way anymore.
It’s the October harvest she’s been waiting for.

Bridge:
If you have a little faith before you sow,
That seed below, you’ll see it grow.

Chorus repeat

It’s the October harvest she’s been waiting for.

 

Angels Swing a Little Lower

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

Down here I tend to worry.
Down here the valleys are dark.
Down here it surely ain’t no picnic.
It aint no walk in the park.
Up there I see a mountain
where the sun is shining bright.
On my own I can’t make it.
Send me an angel to lift me to the light.

Chorus:
Angels swing a little lower.
Carry my troubles away.
Lift these burdens from my shoulders.
Angels swing oh angels swing a little lower.

Paul and Silas in the jail house.
In peril though they’d done no wrong.
Lifted their eyes up to heaven.
Lifted their voices in song.
Soon there came the sound of thunder.
The shackles fell at their feet.
An angel opened up their prison.
Lord send the same one for me.

Chorus repeat

Bridge:
Don’t ever give up.
Don’t ever give in.
You have a heavenly angel
keeping an earthly friend.

Chorus repeat
Angels swing oh angels swing a little lower.
Angels swing oh angels swing a little lower.

 

Can I Pray for You

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

I’ve been your friend for a while.
I know you’re hiding behind that smile,
And you’re keeping inside tears that should have been cried,
You’ve been brave through this trial.
You’ve been as strong as a stone,
Against the stormy winds that have blown.
But you have friends who care, more than willing to share,
Don’t face those troubles alone.

Chorus:
Can I pray for you?
Can I mention your name to the Lord?
When I seek His face, can I plead your case?
That’s what praying is for.
I’ll help you carry your cross,
And find the way when you’re lost.
If we’ll let Jesus be true, I know that He’ll see you through.
Can I pray for you?

I know that there’ll come a day.
When I’ll have trials and need you to pray.
Just like you’ve done before, you’ll mention me to the Lord,
That’s why I’m here to say:
“Let me be there for you.
We’ll divide all your problems by two.
And very soon there’ll be three – you and Jesus and me.
That’s what friends are supposed to do.”

Repeat chorus

If we’ll let Jesus be true, I know that He’ll see you through.
Can I pray for you?

 

Filled and Fulfilled

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

Am empty man will search the world
to fill that void inside.
When urgent turns to desperate,
there’s not much that he won’t try.
But oh one day I found grace.
Suddenly I understood.
The peace that always eluded me
filled me like nothing else could.

Chorus:
I was filled and fulfilled and
I know I know it’s real and
although I never deserved his mercy and grace
still… I was filled.

Just look around. So easily found
are souls who are searching for more.
But it’s all out of reach. Hard lessons for each
unwilling to open the door.
Lord give me strength. To my days add length
to reach those I love who are lost.
That they’ll know too the peace I have in you
is found at the foot of the cross.

Chorus repeat

Chorus repeat

Although I never deserved his mercy and grace
still… I was filled

I was filled. I was filled.

 

I Got Here as Fast as I Could

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

A long time ago, two twin brothers,
Always fought but loved each other.
Grew up close. Playin’ in the yard.
Sickness came and hit’em both hard.

One brother lived. One brother died.
Eight years old and for weeks he cried,
But time has a way of drying the tears.
Weeks turned to months, months into years…

He graduated. He got married.
They were expecting. She miscarried.
They both lived to a ripe old age,
With him by her side the morning she passed away.

Two years later, one December evening,
Laid on the couch and he stopped breathing…

He woke up on the other side,
There stood his brother, arms open wide.
“I’ve been waiting to see you again.
What took you so long? Where have you been?”

Chorus:
I got here as fast as I could.
I never dreamed I’d feel so good.
I feel happy, I feel numb.
I feel like crying but the tears won’t come.
My how I missed you? Couldn’t you see me?
There were some lessons He had to teach me.
Finally I understood.
Everyone leaves when they should.
I’m a slow learner,
I got here as fast as I could.

Bridge:
Suddenly out of the light…
There stood the woman he’d loved all his life.
“Say hello to your dad.”
She was holding the baby that they never had.

Chorus repeat

 

Turn Loose For Nothin’

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

Chorus:
Turn loose for nothin’
Hold on to Jesus hand
If you wanna hear the angels sing
you gotta hold on for everything
and turn loose for nothin’…turn loose for nothin’

Remember ol’ Job and all his trouble.
Satan tried to give him more than he could stand.
He prayed and said “If I should die
and it’s his will I won’t ask why…”
“But I’m not lettin’ go…lettin’ go of my Gods hand.”

Chorus repeat

When the cross I bear grows heavy
and there’s no resting place to be found.
Satan tries to steer me wrong
but he can try it all day long.
I’ve carried it too far…too far to lay it down.

Chorus repeat

Chorus repeat

Turn loose for nothin’
Turn loose for nothin’
Turn loose for nothin’

Let Me Tell You What He Did For Me

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

At an old country church by the roadside,
I sat in the very back pew.
The deacon, he prayed for the spirit to fall,
They sang though their numbers were few.
The preacher then opened his Bible,
From John, chapter nineteen he read.
He turned to the wall, where hung an old cross.
With tears in his eyes he then said…

Chorus:
Let me tell you what He did for me.
Let me tell you where I would still be.
Were it not for that cross I would surely be lost.
Let me tell you what He did for me.

He left that fair city of angels,
To carry the burdens of man.
In Heaven He suffered no heartaches,
So He came to feel them firsthand.
Though He spoke of love and of mercy,
They placed the thorns on His head.
They thought that they came to watch a man die,
But He came to save them instead.

Chorus repeat

Were it not for that cross I would surely be lost,
Let me tell you what He did for me.

 

Show Us Love – (Part One)

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

Saw an old man at the hardware store
Sittin’ on a bench as you walked through the door.
Smiling at the people as they walked on in.
Still sittin’ there when they walked out again.

I was in a hurry like I usually am
but I stopped for a while and I spoke to the man.
We talked about the weather and his family.
“For a few years now…” he said “its’ been just me.”

He said “Been a long time since the kids been home
and it gets too quiet there all alone”.
“I come down here to watch the folks go by.”
“It makes me feel better and I don’t know why.”

So sittin’ on the bench at the hardware store
we laughed and we talked for an hour or more.
“I really gotta run and do some things down town.”
The old man smiled…said “I’ll be seeing you around”.

Chorus:
When Jesus came down from heaven above
He knew all our sins yet He still showed us love.
The ruler of angels left heaven and knew
He had nothing better to do
than to show us love.
Than to show us love.

In Sunday school the teacher used to tell
about a woman who was drawing water from the well.
“If you knew who I was you wouldn’t talk to me”
He said “I know who you are…and I’ve come to set you free.”

Chorus repeat

Sing out:
Show us love.

 

Jesus is a Quiet Place For Me

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

All around I hear the noise
of a world competing for my attention.
I listen hard for some truth that I can hold.
Seems every promise that the world has made
leads to eventual disappointment.
There isn’t much that glitters here that’s gold.

And soon we’ve heard it all.
We grow callous and indifferent.
Someone’s always trying to sell you something new.
All of the hustle and the bustle,
sometimes it seems there’s no escaping.
But I can call on Jesus…and when I do… it seems that…

Chorus:
Jesus is a quiet place for me.
A friendly face, a warm embrace for me.
The years go by and always I
can find him on my knees.
For Jesus is a quiet place for me.
Yes, Jesus is a quiet place for me.

In the cities and the small towns,
across the plains and mountains,
all around the world they’re searching for some way
to relieve that empty feeling
and to find out life’s true meaning.
For I was searching too until that day…I prayed… and now…

Chorus repeat

The years go by and always I
can find him on my knees.
For Jesus is a quiet place for me.
Yes, Jesus is a quiet place for me.

 

We Need Jesus

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

I’ve had friends down through the years who seemed to have it all.
Everything the world could bring they always had a ball.
But when the party ended and the bills were coming due,
the high life wasn’t high enough to help them make it through.

Chorus one:
What you need isn’t silver or gold,
wealth or fame or riches untold.
If you’re searching for some kind of peace,
the world doesn’t have it. I’ll tell you what you need.
You need Jesus…you need Jesus…
you need Jesus…that’s what you need.

You need Jesus…you need Jesus…
You need Jesus…that’s what you need.

Everytime I turn around they won’t let you forget it.
The world says I can always buy true happiness on credit.
Well you can have your limousines, vacation homes, whatever…
Wealth and fame are just a game. I need something better.

Chorus two:
What we need isn’t silver or gold,
wealth or fame or riches untold.
If we’re searching for some kind of peace,
the world doesn’t have it. I’ll tell you what we need.
We need Jesus…we need Jesus…
we need Jesus…that’s what we need.

We need Jesus… we need Jesus…
we need Jesus…that’s what we need.

Bridge:
What we need is more than the world can give.
Yes it is now.
Come what may I’m here to say that
it’s the only way to live…

We need Jesus…we need Jesus…
we need Jesus…that’s what we need.

We need Jesus…we need Jesus…
we need Jesus…that’s what we need.

In the morning…in the night time…
any hour is the right time.

You need Jesus…I need Jesus…we need Jesus… we need Jesus…
we need Jesus…
He’s all we really ever need.

 

 Show Us Love (Part Two)

Mark Bishop Possum Run Music/BMI/ Centergy Music/ BMI

I was sittin’ on a bench at the hardware store,
smiling at the folks as they walked through the door.
They were in a hurry like they usually are
but a young man stopped on the way to his car.

He talked about the job and his family.
He said “The rat race surely gets the best of me”.
But he sat on the bench and I made him smile.
I think it did him good just to slow down a while.

Chorus:
When Jesus came down from heaven above
He knew all our sins yet He still showed us love.
The ruler of angels left heaven and knew
He had nothing better to do
than to show us love.
Than to show us love

Sing out:
Show us love