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PETRA 1974 to 1982 LYRICS

PETRA  1974 Lyrics 1st Album

Wake Up
Words and music by Greg Hough

Wake up!
You think you're having fun
Wake up!
And see what you have done

What do you think you are gonna do?
When you find out what you're really going through?
When there's no one else around
When there's no one to be found
Don't you be too late, there is no certain date
Please don't hesitate, it might just be too late
What are you gonna do?

Oh, why don't you wake up?
See what's going on
Wake up
Before your time is gone

Wake up!
You think you're having fun
Wake up!
And see what you have done

There's a time that comes in everybody's life
When you can't tell what to think is wrong or right
Don't you feel like you're alone?
No one makes it on their own
But only know you tried
You're never satisfied
That's because of pride
Behind that's where you hide
What are you gonna do?

Oh, why don't you wake up?
Open up your eyes
Wake up!
Why can't you see the light?

Get Back to the Bible
Words and music by Bob Hartman


I don't know what I've been told
Joe Smith has seen Moroni
It's getting so a man can't tell
Who's real and who's a phony

Get back to the Bible
It's telling you the way to go
Jesus is the answer to everything you need to know

"Hare Krishna" may be fun to sing
But it ain't gonna get you to heaven
The only one who's gonna get you there
His number is a perfect seven

Get back to the Bible
It's telling you the way to go
Jesus is the answer to everything you need to know

Satan worship may be cool and hip
But when are you gonna learn?
There's a place that's set for you and him
Man, you know you're gonna burn

So get back to the Bible
It's telling you the way to go
Jesus is the answer to everything you need to know

Gonna Fly Away
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Dreamin' about flyin' since I was a boy
Never thought I'd see the real McCoy
I think it's safe to say
I finally found a way

Gonna fly away
Gonna fly away

Every day I've been looking in the sky
Hope it's not raining when I start to fly
I bet you think I'm strange
Wait until I'm changed

Gonna fly away
Gonna fly away

Where you gonna be when the trumpet blows?
All that's left of me is gonna be my clothes
I'd really like to see
You flyin' next to me

Gonna fly away
Gonna fly away

Storm Comin'
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Went to sleep last night and I woke up feeling right
Daylight in my eyes and it seemed to be really bright
I went to the window and I looked up in the sky
I saw the angels coming but I knew it wasn't time to die
I took a look around I saw the clouds begin to form
I knew we must be near the end because the clouds come before the storm

I know the time is near
Lightning and thunder will soon here

Storm comin'
And it's coming our way
Storm comin'
And it might come today
(look out, here it comes)

I know my days are numbered
And I haven't got long to roam
It seems like quite a while I've been feeling like I want to go home
I'm just waiting for the day when Jesus will come and take me by the hand
There's no need to worry, He's gonna take me to the promise land

I hope you'll be there too
Jesus is waiting for you

Storm comin'
And it's coming our way
Storm comin'
And it might come today
(look out, here it comes)

Parting Thought
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Here's a song sung with you in mind
Maybe it will make you think about Him one more time
And if you can, please try to understand
Jesus is yours for the asking

Walkin' in the Light
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on 1 John 1:7


I'm rockin' with the Rock
Rollin' on the road that takes me to the King
I've been up and down your city
And I wish you could see all the love you need

(Chorus)
Walkin' in the light every day and night
Livin' in the Spirit is really out of sight
Walkin' in the light every day and night
Livin' in the Spirit is really out of sight

I know you've given me Your Spirit
Peace in my heart, a new song to sing
I'm giving love to all of my brothers
And I wish you could see all the joy it brings

I'm rockin' with the Rock
Rollin' on the road that takes me to the King
I'm tellin' all my friends about You
And I wish they could see all the love You bring

Mountains and Valleys
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Standing high on a mountain, I can see forever
All the parts of the puzzle seem to be together
The sky is clear and the sun shines on me
The Lord is here and I'm feelin' so free

Walking through the valley, darkness falls around me
Walking through the shadows, evil things surround me

I'm not forsaken
The Lord is my light
I know He's making a way in the night

If you've never been in the valley
You'll never know
How high the mountain is above the valley below

When you walk through the valley
You've got to keep your head up
If you fall or stumble you've got to pick yourself up
The Lord is waiting to hear your heart cry
He'll always give you another try

Lucas McGraw
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Titus 2:7


Lucas McGraw, what's come over you?
We're beginnin' to think you're touched
We heard you got religion
Ya ain't been 'round to see us much
Ya threw away your corncob pipe and your jug of moonshine brew
And we hear you ain't been doin' all those things you used to do

Lucas McGraw what's come over you?
You're shavin' every day
You ain't been chasin' women and you kissed your wife today
You went to church last Sunday and ya shook the preacher's hand
And they you been talkin' 'bout a home beyond this land

Lucas McGraw, what's come over you?
You never cuss no more
We hear you ain't been feudin', you hung your rifle by the door
Ya take a bath each Sunday, if you need it or not
And ya go to work on Monday even when it's hot

Lucas McGraw what's come over you?
We're beginnin' to think you're touched
We hear ya got religion, ya ain't been 'round to see us much
But ya know we've all been wonderin'
If what you got just might be real
And all the while we're laughin'
Is it really God, is it really God
Is it really God you feel?

Backslidin' Blues
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Please tell me what makes me feel this way
I've been down to the bottom and I don't want to stay
Tell me what can I do
To get back to You?

I got the blues
Those backslidin' blues

I can see it, I've been on the wrong road
And I'm too tired to carry such a heavy load
Satan's marking me now
I can't take it no more

I got the blues
Those backslidin' blues

Have mercy, take me back once again
I'll never be perfect and I sure haven't been
I know that you will
But you know that until

I got the blues
Those blackslidin' blues

I'm Not Ashamed
Words and music by Bob Hartman


I'm not ashamed to say I need you
You satisfy my every need
And when I yield to You and give my love You always set me free

I'm not ashamed to talk about You
You given me a love You share
I know you died and rose and will return to meet us in the air

I'm not ashamed, I've been forgiven
I have no need to run and hide
And when You take my hand I know that there's to be afraid

I'm not ashamed to say I love You
And I know You first loved me
And when I hear Your voice, it keeps me hanging on to what I've got

PETRA Come and Join Us - 1977 Lyrics

God Gave Rock and Roll to You
Words by Russ Ballard


You can learn to dance
Or you can be a square
You can let the music take you anywhere
But where will you be when the music's gone

You can learn to sing
You can play guitar
You can learn to rock
You can be a star

(Chorus)
God gave rock and roll to you
Gave rock and roll to you
Put it in the soul of everyone

If you love the sound
Then don't forget the source
You can turn around
You can change your course
'Cause it's never too late to change your mind

You can love the rock
And let Him free your soul
Or you can let the old man take his toll
It's never too late to change your mind

Repeat Chorus

Ask Him In
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Now that you've heard the music
Where do you go from here
You see music only takes you to the place
Where you're ready to hear

We could sing and tell you we love you
And you could say it wasn't true
But how can you say that about a man
Who died for you

(Chorus)
Jesus is holding out His love to you
But He made it so that you have to choose
How can you walk away empty again
When you know that you've got nothing to lose

You could probably think of a reason
To wait until another day
But the spirit is speaking, telling you
Today is the day

Jesus gave His life as a ransom
Was crucified and laid in a grave
But He rose again and made a new way
For man to be saved

Repeat Chorus

Sally
Words and music by Greg Hough


You remember Sally, used to be so happy
Walkin' down that street with a smile upon her face
Never had a worry, she never had a care
And when she came to see me she would brighten up my face
Sally was that kind of girl, sure would like to know
And everywhere that Sally went the lamb was sure to go

Somebody said they saw her on the other side of town
Said she was smokin' weed and drinkin', probably foolin' 'round
That's too bad about Sally because she was so nice
The next time that I see that girl, I'll give her my advice

Why would she want to run away from God and all His love
And go back in that world and live so hard and rough

You know that I don't feel too bad, Sally moved away
'Cause everytime I'd look at her she set my mind astray
Now Sally was that kind of girl, I wish that she was mine
Just to know that she was there, even that was fine

There's just one thing that I don't understand
And that's the part that's the part that's rough

Why would she want to run away from God and all His love
Repeat twice

Without You I Would Surely Die
Words and music by Greg Hough


Sometimes I feel like I'm all mixed up inside
Sometimes I feel like I wanna go run and hide
But then You put Your arms around me
And I feel Your sweet love surround me
Then I know just where I'm going

I tell Your sincerely You're the sweetest person I've ever know
And I love You dearly You know I'd never, never let You go
'Cause when You put Yours arms around me
And I feel Your sweet love surround me
Then I know just where I'm going

(Chorus)
You keep my head on my shoulders
I'm well adjusted inside
You are my love, You are my only life
Without You I would surely die

And there is no other that I love as much as I love You
I wish that my brother could love You just as much as I do
'Cause when You put Your arms around me
And I feel Your sweet love surround me
Then I know just where I'm going

There is no more doubt, there's no more knowing

Repeat Chorus

Come and Join Us
Words and music by Bob Hartman


We are like stones built together in a wall
Made up of whosoever the Master Builder calls
We are not worthy but together we are strong
Built on the Rock of Ages the wall is almost done

(Chorus)
Come and join us in the sunlight
You've been sittin' in the shade too long
Come and give us a chance to sing you a song
Come and join us in the sunlight
If you would reach you could touch the sky
Come and drink from the well that will never run dry

We are like stranger and pilgrims in this world
Lifting the blood stained banner our flag has been unfurled
We have a homeland no eyes have ever seen
But those who've gone before us whose souls have been redeemed

Repeat Chorus

We are like children held in the Father's hand
Growing into the image of Christ the Son of Man
We are not perfect but changing every day
Through trials and tribulation we'll find the perfect way

Repeat Chorus

Where Can I Go
Words and music by Bob Hartman


I could take a plane to New York City
I could hitchhike all the way to L.A.
I could follow the sunrise tomorrow
But be as close to You as today
I'm beginning to see what You mean to me
I just can't get away from Your love

(Chorus)
Where Can I go without Your love there to haunt me
I do believe You're playing to win
I can't understand what makes You really want me
But I'm feelin' like it's time to give in

I could climb the golden stairway to heaven
I could catch the crowded highway to hell
If I could find a place nobody has ever been
I bet You'd probably be there as well
I don't know why I've waited so long

Repeat Chorus

(Bridge)
Darkness is the same as the light to You
Daytime is the same as the night
When You put Your chains of love around my soul
I know it won't be long before I let You take control

I could take a submarine to Atlantis
I could take a flying saucer to Mars
I could ride on the Milky Way someday
But You've already numbered the stars
I'm beginning to hear Your voice is so near
Tellin' me You love me again

Repeat Chorus

Holy Ghost Power
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Everybody's talking about power
Power to the people they say
Everybody tryin' to get more power
They're goin' in circles today

I'm sick of this jive, gonna hop in my rod
Gonna motivate clear across town
Gonna go to church, gonna end my search
Gonna fill my soul with power

(Chorus)
Holy Ghost power gonna fill you today
Holy Ghost power gonna take you away
Holy Ghost power gonna fill you within
Holy Ghost power gonna save you from sin

Don't give me no jive, you ain't even alive
'Till you get your heart right with God
Better ask Him in and forget your sin
Let Him fill your soul with power

Repeat Chorus

Woman Don't You Know
Words and music by Greg Hough and Bob Hartman

I know that you been scheming
Trying to run my head around
But I know all about you girl
You've been lost - But I've been found
Woman don't you know
You ain't gonna pull me down

I told you 'bout a new way
Of livin' life and having fun
I told you 'bout the Spirit
And walking in the light of the Son
Woman don't you know
I ain't gonna come undone

I told you about Salvation
But you don't seem to want no part
You've been trying to take me
You've been trying to steal my heart
Woman don't you know
I ain't gonna have no part

PETRA Washes Whiter Than - 1979 Lyrics

I'm Thankful
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Jesus, I'm thankful for your love
And it's been you I've been thinking of
I've got a home in heaven above

You gave me my life when I was losing, I was choosing my own way
And with a miracle you changed me, rearranging me each day
Now I'm so thankful for your presence taking residence within
You've given me that sweet assurance of endurance to the end

(chorus)
Jesus, I'm thankful for your love
And it's been you I've been thinking of
I've got a home in heaven above
Father, I'm thankful I'm your son
And I believe you're the only one
Who could have forgiven all that I've done

Sometimes we forget the victory's won
Taking for granted what you've done
Forgetting to thank you for your Son

Now every day I know you're with me to assist me in the fight
And I know my life will not be hollow when I follow in your light

Why Should the Father Bother?
Words and music by Bob Hartman


(Chorus)
Why should the Father
Bother to call us His children?
Why should the Spirit
Hear it when we pray?
Why should the Father
Bother to be concerned with all our needs?
It's all because of what the Son has done

Once we were lost out on the ocean
With no direction or devotion
Tossed about by every wind and wave
Now we are in the world, not of it,
And we can surely rise above it
Because the Lord has risen from the grave

And we cry, 'Abba, Father'
'Abba, Father', 'Abba, Father'
'Abba, Father', 'Abba, Father'
'Abba, Father'

Once were strangers from the promise
We were doubters worse than Thomas
'Til the Spirit opened up our eyes
Now He has offered us adoption
And we have taken up the option
To be His family eternally

Morning Star
Words and music by Rob Frazier


Every moment of every single day
Becomes a testimony to your saving grace
Thank you Jesus for all you've done
Now the Father can call me His son
And the victory's been won

(Chorus)
Oh, I really love You
Oh, I really love You
And I want to be where You are
Jesus, bright Morning Star
Oh, I really love You
Oh, I really love You
And I want to be where You are
Jesus, bright Morning Star

That sure salvation that I have gained from You
Has changed and rearranged all that I knew
When I'm near You my heart's so strong
I write the music, but You give the song
Let me sing along

And now I want to give back to You what You gave to me
And give the joy
I'm offering all of my love and worship to You

Magic Mirror
Words and music by Bob Hartman


(Chorus)
Magic mirror don't let me walk away without seeing who I am
Magic mirror don't let me see who I am and only walk away

I must have walked by you a thousand times before
I never noticed you were hanging on my door
But then you caught my eye and let me see myself
My legs were running with my shoes nailed to the shelf

When I saw you hanging there I had to stop and stare
'Cause every time I see a little more of me

Sometimes I don't know who's been looking back at me
If I'd look closer I know I would always see
Won't you reflect your light on me and I'll reflect on you
Let me really see just how I look to you

(Bridge)
When I act too tall, you bring me down to size
And when I feel too small you show me all the lies I try to tell myself
How can I thank you for all you've done for me?

And now I'm watching and I see me grow in you
I know that I've got so much growing left to do
Please keep me in your light from morning until night
Until I finally come into the image of the Son

Mary's Song
Words and music by Rob Frazier


Hold that blanket closer Mary dear
All the world waits with you for your day
But for now the wind is cold and it's drear
And Bethlehem's still so far away
Do you remember the way you felt back then?
Joy and wonder filled your soul and when
The angel slipped away
You knew your life would never be the same

(Chorus)
And now you're travelling, travelling on a road to Bethlehem
Wandering thoughts fly away
If you knew the road that lay ahead of Him
Would you break down and cry?
Your child is born to die

Feel that hand of strength upon your own
A husband's love that guides along the way
And as his understanding has grown,
His hopes too are centered on that day
For do you remember the way he looked back then,
Pain and sorrow filled his eyes until when
The angel came to say
The Savior's birth was meant to be this way

Think back on that promise you receieved
For him in whom the prophets long believed
Now belongs to you, you've been chosen too
But He's the One Who's gonna shine
We call His name Jesus, Immanuel
He'll save His people from sin and hell
And of His kingdom there will be no end

Yahweh Love
Words and music by Bob Hartman


I hear music coming from heaven
Singing a new song in my direction
I hear the melody, heavenly symphony
Feelings coming over me
Sets me spirit free
I feel like I've been born all over again

Like a songbird in the canyon
It echoes in my mind
Taking me farther from the memories of things I left behind
And it's taken me so long to hear
The music playing softly
Softly in my ear

Yahweh love, Yahweh love, Yahweh love
Yahweh love Yahweh love, Yahweh
Yahweh love, Yahweh love, Yahweh love
Yahweh love Yahweh love, Yahweh

I see a sign on every corner leading me astray
I hear a thousand voices calling for me to walk away
When I listen closely I can hear
the music playing softly
Softly in my ear

(Couldn't Find Love) Without You
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Standing alone with my dreams and my plans
But I cannot find love without You
I'm feeling my way with my senses and discovering
That I cannot find love, I cannot find love
Without You

(Chorus)
But I'm discovering Your love is so strong
that I believe what I knew all along
Love would not try to live on without You

I can search high on a mountain so tall
But I will not find love without You (not without You)
Or look for Your love in my people who don't know you
But I will not find love
I cannot find love
Without You
Not without You

Without You
There's no sun behind the rain
Without You
There's no reason for the pain
Without You
There's no love to help me live
'Cause of You
I believe that love is true
Because of You
I can give to others too
Because I know
That You gave the best You had to give
You gave your sweet Son
So I could live

Taste and See
Words and music by Bob Hartman


If all you got is a fancy car
And a precious diamond ring
When you stand before the Lord
Will it really mean a thing?

You've got to see how good your life can be
You've got to feel what's really, really real
How can you know until you taste and see
How good it is to be set free?

Taste and see that the Lord is good
He's got milk and honey for you
Come and dine at the Master's table,
He'll serve bread and wine to you

Well you tasted this and you tasted that
But you still ain't satisfied
You'll never find any peace of mind
In those empty things you tried

Don't be afraid of tasting something new
Your soul is hungry, nothing else will do
The bread of life will keep you saitsfied
You won't go hungry or ever be denied

You've got to make up your mind
And leave your old life behind you
You know He'll take it away

Magic Words
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Say the magic words
I won't say the magic words to please you
'Cause you might decide to judge me
By what I say to you and not what I do

Hide behind my words
I won't hide behind my words carefully
Cause I'd rather let you see me
For what I am and not what you hope that I'll be

(Chorus)
"I want you to be free,"
Jesus said that to me
Why should things that we say
Have to get in the way

Say the proper words
I won't say the proper words to belong
But I'll speak and then I'll listen
And let Jesus make the tie strong

Play the proper words
I won't play the proper words like a game
Cause we'd better have in common
A lot more than words to call the body our name

Why can't we deal in spirit
Not empty words and phrases
That we've learned to recognize
But barely understand

Designed to reassure us
That if words are in their places
Than our hearts must be there too
We really must understand
Whoa!
That's not the way it should be

Say the magic words
Say the magic words
Don't say the magic words
Please don't say the magic words
Please don't
Please don't say the magic words
Say the magic words
Say the magic words

Deep Love
Words and music by Bob Hartman


(Chorus)
We need Your deep love to keep us strong
We need Your truth to show us right from wrong
We need Your sweet peace to keep us calm
We need Your comfort to show us we belong to You

Sometimes we're like a river
Always running from our Source
But when we wonder why we're almost runnin' dry
You restore us and return us to our course

Sometimes we get so desperate
Straying further from the fold
But when it seems that we're losing all our dreams
There's a Shepherd with a loving hand to hold

Forgive us Lord
For thinking we can make it without You in this world

We're so foolish
Sometimes we're like a fortress
With our walls built all around
But then Your love comes shining down from above
And we stand and watch our walls come tumbling down

Petra - Never Say Die - 1981 Lyrics

The Coloring Song
Words and music by Dave Eden


Red is the color of the blood that flowed
Down the face of Someone Who loved us so
He's the perfect man, He's the Lord's own son,
He's the Lamb of God, He's the only one
That can give us life, that can make us grow,
That can make the love between us flow.

Blue is the color of a heart so cold
It will not bend when the story's told
Of the love of God for a sinful race
Of the blood that flowed down Jesus face
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold.

Gold is the color of the morning sun
That shines so freely an every one
It's the sun above that keeps us warm
It's the Son of love that calms the storm
That can give us life that can make us grow,
That can turn our mornings into gold.

Brown is the color of the autumn leaves
When the winter comes to the barren trees
There is birth, there is death, there is a plan
And there's just one God, and there's just one man
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make our sins as white as snow

That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can turn our mornings into gold.
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold.
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make the love between us flow.

Chameleon
Words and music by Bob Hartman


You want the best of both worlds
You're not getting either
You seem content to ride the fence
When you know which side is greener

Some run hot, some run cold
Some run from their maker
Some run the risk of losing out
With lukewarm friends and fakers

Chameleon
You blend with your surroundings
Chameleon
Noone knows where you come from
Chameleon
You change with every situation
Compromising dedication

You compromise each word you say so innoffensively
You only want to hide behind your anonymity
You struggle for acceptance
And it takes you to extremes
The smile you hide your face behind
Is not all that it seems

Come out, come out
Come out from among them
Come out, come out
Come out and be free

There is no gray, no neutral ground
There's only black and white
And nothing in between the two
To turn a wrong into right
There is no time for your charade
You've got to make your stand
When salt has lost its savor
The world becomes so bland

Angel of Light
Words and music by Bob Hartman


City lights are flashing, they call you to the streets
Hearts are filled with passion in everyone you meet
The Boulevard is waiting, it wants to get you high
Neon signs are waiting to sell you anything you want to buy
But I know your devices, it shouldn't seem so odd
You lied from the beginning, I see through your facade

(Chorus)
Angel of light, I see you glow in the night
But you only bring darkness to my soul
Angel of light, You're telling me wrong is right
I won't let you're evil take control

They follow in your footsteps not knowing that you fell
Bumper to bumper on the freeway to hell
You lead them into wrong and you make it look so right
You lead them into darkness and make them think you lead them into light
But I know where you're going, too bad you're not alone
If it wasn't for the real light I might have never known

You got the clergy working overtime to widen the narrow way
You've got politicians everywhere listening to what you say
You've got false apostles teaching lies perverting the only way
You've got principalities and powers waiting to obey
You've got philosophies and vain deceipts lying to deceive
You've got hate, and greed, ungodly lusts in the deadly web you weave
Somehow you've got so many thinking you're not even there
One look is all it takes to get them blinded by your glare

Killing My Old Man
Words and music by Bob Hartman


I think its gone far enough
I can't take it anymore
I've got to even up the score
Before he sweeps me off the floor

I've really got to find a way
Of taking care of him for good
I know he'd kill me if he could
So I'll nail him to the wood

(Chorus)
Killing my old man
You may not understand
He's a terrible man
Got to make a stand
And kill the old man

(Bridge)
Every time that I think he's gone and I've finally won
He just keeps coming back, puts me on the run

I think I'd better do it now
Get my hammer and a nail
Pray to God I that I won't fail
Lest he'll keep me in the jail
And I don't wanna stay in jail!

Without Him We Can Do Nothing
Words and music by Greg X. Volz

How can, how can we who are dead to sin
Live any longer therein?
We've been, we have been called and loved and forgiven
Our old life is forgotten

(Chorus)
Do you remember what he's called you out of?
Do you remember where you were?
Let us not take advantage of his love
That we forget that we have been forgiven
Without Him we can do nothing

I know, I know where I was when He found me
With so much confusion around me
He's been, He has been all that we would let Him
Without Him we can do nothing

Never Say Die
Words and music by Bob Hartman


You've been tossing in your sleep
All the promises you made that you couldn't keep
And you're feeling sorry for yourself
Think He's done with you, had Him on the shelf
And you're tired of running the race
Straying to and fro, falling on your face
Oh, you want to throw your towel on in
Brother before you do, you better think again

Never say die, no
You've come too far to turn back now
Give it one more try and He'll help you through
Never say die, no
We are weak but He is strong
and strength He will supply
When you ask Him to

You went wrong, you remember when
Instead of pressing toward the mark you missed it once again
And you think that you're the only one
Who's ever come your way and done what you have done
So you try to tuck your tail and run
But then you realize you're back where you've begun
Oh can't you see Him waiting there for you?
With arms wide open now, wanting to see you through

Press on, press on
Keep your hand upon that plow
Press on, press on
And he will lead you through somehow

I Can Be Friends With You
Words and music by Bob Hartman


I can be friends with you
There's no better friend that a man can know
I can be friends with you
And I feel so special
'Cause it's you I know

I don't know the governor
Even though I'm a resident
I don't rub shoulders with the dignities
Or shake hands with the President

And I know I can be with you
And I don't have to wait in line
You're the author and creator of all the world
And a personal friend of mine

When I have a problem
I can always come to You
Regardless of the situation
I know You know what to do
You put Your arm around and speak so tenderly
And I feel better just to know You care
And you took the time for me

Greater love has no man than this
That a man lay his life down for his friend
But You laid down for all the world to see
And You proved Your love for me

I'm no special person
I've got nothing to offer You
But You treat me like I'm the only one
With whom you have to do
You're closer than a brother
And You're with me every day
I love You 'cause You first loved me
And I'm glad that I can say

For Annie
Words and music by Bob Hartman


No one ever noticed Annie weeping
People all around, but she was all alone
Mama's got her meetings, Daddy's got his job
and no one's got the time so Annie's on her own

No one ever knew her desperation
People couldn't hear her cry out silently
Locked inside the bathroom she grabs a jar of pills
The medicine that cures becomes the poison that kills

(Chorus)
And it's too late for Annie, she's gone away for good
There's so much we could tell her and now we wish we could
But it's too late, it's too late for Annie

Sadness fills the hearts of Annie's family
Daddy tries to comfort Mama uselessly
They hoped she knew they loved her, but they really didn't know
They just want to know why did their baby go

(2nd Chorus)
And it's too late for Annie, she's gone away for good
There's so much we could tell her and now we wish we could
We would tell her Jesus loves her, tell her Jesus cares
Tell her He can free her and her burdens bear
But it's too late, it's too late for Annie

If only we had known her situation,
We'd have tried to stop this useless tragedy
Annie's lost forever, never to be found
But there are lots of others like her all around

(3rd Chorus)
And it's not too late for Annie, she could be next to you
Don't miss the chance to tell her before her life is through
We gotta tell her Jesus loves her, tell her Jesus cares
Tell her He can free her and her burdens bear
Tell her Jesus loves her, tell her Jesus cares
Tell her He can free her and her burdens bear
You've got to tell her Jesus loves her, tell her Jesus cares
Tell her He can free her and her burdens bear
It's not too late

Father of Lights
Words and music by Bob Hartman


You made the sun to light the day
You made the moon to light the night
You made me your son to light the world
But I still need more of Your light

Father of lights shine down on me
In all the dark places I'll never see
Only your light can take the night from me

There is no shadow under You
There is no place darkness has to hide
So search me and show me where You've never been
Help me let Your light inside

So let it shine, shine, shine
And it will chase away the darkness
Let it shine, shine, shine
And it will chase away the night

Just when I think there is no more darkness
Just when I think I've seen all Your light
You show me a corner I've kept from You
My fear and pride keeps it out of sight

Praise Ye the Lord
Words and music by Greg X. Volz

Praise ye the Lord all ye nations
The Lord is reigning, you people rejoice
The Word of the Lord is a two-edged sword
He's placed it in our hands

Praise ye the Lord
Praise ye the Lord
Praise ye the Lord forever

The word of the Lord shall endure forever and ever
His merciful kindness is great toward us
Is with us to the end

Now let us go on to perfection
Leaving behind the old carnal mind
Press toward the mark of the high call of God
Which is the fullness of Christ

Praise the Lord for His mercy
Praise the Lord for His love
His everlasting love
Praise the Lord for His kindness
Praise the Lord for His Son

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord forever

PETRA More Power To Ya - 1982 Lyrics

Stand Up
Words and music by Bob Hartman


The Battle cry's getting louder
The countdown's close to the final hour
The enemy is on every side
Still no match for the Crucified
Victory unto victory
We are soldiers in His army

(Chorus)
Stand up, take a stand for Jesus
Stand up, so the whole world sees us
Showing the way to a world gone astray
Shing our light with all of our might
Stand up, take a stand for Jesus
Stand up, so the whole world sees us
Following Him, and serving Him
Fighting the fight that we know we will win

Out of our pews and into the streets
Making some use of our beautiful feet
Redeeming the time for the days are evil
This whole world's in such upheaval
We wrestle not with flesh and blood
But when the enemy comes in like a flood

Gotta lay our lives down
And stand up for the truth we've found
Gotta let the redeemed of the Lord say so

Second Wind
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Long-distance run from darkness
Headed into the sun
And it seems like eternity
Till this race is won
Soul and spirit weak and weary
Strength was was almost gone
When a soothing gentle breeze carried me further on

(Chorus)
I've got my second wind, Spirit's coming again
I've got a new revelation from the King of Kings
Found my second wind, feel my strength returning again
Returning again

Through a desert night in darkness
Racing toward the light
There were too many hills to climb
And too many battles to fight
Then distant lights were calling
Beckoned me as a guest
When I found the oasis there
I entered into a rest

Just when I thought I couldn't run any longer
I got my second wind
Just when I thought I'd never be any stronger
I got my second wind
Just when I thought that I would fall into darkness
I got my second wind
Just when I thought that I would fail every test
I got my second wind

More Power to Ya
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Isaiah 40:31


You say you've been feeling weaker, weaker by the day
You say you can't make the joy of your salvation stay
But good things come to them that wait
Not to those who hesitate
So hurry up and wait upon the Lord

(Chorus)
More power to ya
When you're standing on His word
When you're trusting with your whole heart in the message you have heard
More power to ya
When we're all in one accord
They that wait upon the Lord, they shall renew, they shall renew their strength

Jesus promised His disciples He'd give strength to them
Jesus told them all to tarry in Jerusalem
When they were all in one accord
The power of His Spirit poured
And they began to turn the world around

So be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
Put on all His armor and fight the good fight
In all of our weakness, He becomes so strong
When He gives us the power and the strength to carry on

Judas' Kiss
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Luke 22:47, 48


I wonder how it makes you feel when the prodigal won't come home
I wonder how it makes you feel when he'd rather be on his own
I wonder what it's like for you when a lamb has gone astray
I wonder what it's like for you when your children disobey

It must be like another thorn struck in your brow
It must be like another close friend's broken vow
It must be like another nail right through your wrist
It must be just like
Just like Judas' kiss

I wonder how it makes you feel when no one seeks your face
I wonder how it makes you feel when they give up in the race
I wonder what it's like for you when they willingly disobey
I wonder what it's like for you when they willingly walk away

Rose-Colored Stained Glass Windows
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Another sleepy Sunday safe within the walls
Outside a dying world in desperation calls
But noone hears the cries or knows what they're about
The doors are locked within, or is it from without

(Chorus)
Looking through rose-colored stained glass windows
Never allowing the world to come in
Seeing no evil and feeling no pain
And making the light as it comes from within
So dim...So dim

Out on your dorrstep lay masses in decay
Ignore them long enough maybe they'll go away
When you have so much you think you have so much to lose
You think you have no lack when you're really destitute

Run for the Prize
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Alone on the sidelines without any guidelines
You've been running to fast with no place to go
You've got no direction, you gotta set your affection
On the things that can bring you right back in the flow

(Chorus)
You got to run for the prize
Don't look over your shoulder
Gotta keep your eyes
On the straight and narrow
Gotta run for the prize
There's no time to be wandering
Gotta make your way
Just as straight as an arrow

You may be weary, but you gotta be leary
When somebody says that you will never finish the race
They can discourage but don't lose your courage
You gotta narrow the margin and keep up the pace

Gotta lay aside every weight and run the race that's before us
If we grow weary and faint, the Father He will restore us

All Over Me
Words and music by Bob Hartman


All over me, all over me
I've got the blood of an innocent man
All over me

He never did anything to hurt anyone
But He said something bout being God's own Son
Some people believed Him, some people received Him
Some people wouldn't stop till they saw Him die

Like an innocent lamb He was taken away
He never opened His mouth He had nothing to say
He just let them accuse Him, He just let them abuse Him
And the people wouldn't stop till they saw Him die

They nailed His hands and His feet to the wood
At the foot of His cross all His enemies stood
He said "Father forgive them" - He gave them all He could give them
Then He gave up His life and they watched Him die

They laid His body in a rich man's tomb
But He rose from the dead and He's coming back soon
You can choose to believe it, you can choose to receive it
You can choose to believe that He did over you

Let Everything That Hath Breath
Words and music by Greg X. Volz


Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let every creature under God's sun praise the Lord
Let all the mountains, let all the valleys
Let all the hillsides sing of His glory
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Israel had a war to fight but the Lord showed them the secret
He said the battle this day is mine, but you must listen how to do it
Put your singers first in front of the rest
Let them praise and sing to me
And you will see the salvation of your God
And watch your enemies flee

Paul and Silas were thrown in jail
For preaching the gospel of Christ
Though in chains they praised His name singing songs in the night
Just then an earthquake shook the place and the chains and the doors were loosened
Then the jailer ran in scared to and that day he found salvation

Road to Zion
Words and music by Mike Hudson
Based on Psalm 84:5-7


There is a way that leads to life
The few that find it never die
Past mountain peaks graced white with snow
The way grows brighter as it goes

(Chorus)
There is a road inside of you
Inside of me there is one too
No stumbling pilgrim in the dark
The road to Zion's in your heart
The road to Zion's in your heart

The river runs beside the road
Its waters living as they flow
In liquid voice the water calls
On thirsty knees the pilgrim falls

Sometimes a shadow dark and cold
Lays like a mist across the road
But be encouraged by the sight
Where there's a shadow, there's a light

Sometimes it's good to look back down
We've come so far - we've gained such ground
But joy is not in where we've been
Joy is who's waiting at the end

Disciple
Words and music by Bob Hartman


Love flowing around me
A new found peace inside
I've made a decision
And now I'm satisfied
Jesus told me to follow
And to count the cost I'm willing to pay
I know I'm not worthy
And I know it's not the easiest way

(Chorus)
I just want to be
I just want to be
I just want to be His disciple

I lived a delusion
With no one else to blame
I found a solution
When I called on His name
I may not have money or riches
But I found something better to be
To be a servant of Jesus
He means more than the world to me

The fields are ready for harvest
But the laborers are few
I just want to be where the Lord can use me
And work until the day is through

All of my life I've been searching
For the person who hides in me
I finally found someone
Who could make me who I want to be

I can't wait to see Him
Just want to hear Him say
"Well done faithful servant
Enter into joy today"

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