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All Songs Written by Scott Wenzel and Rex Carroll
WhiteCross

 

LYRICS FROM WHITECROSS WHITECROSS 1987

Enough Is Enough
By Whitecross


One foot in and one foot out
I'm up for grabs, my future's in doubt
No more runnin' 'round and playin' this game
It's time for me to make a stand for Your name

Enough nuff, enough is enough
No more white lies
It's time to get tough
Enough nuff, enough is enough
No more foolin' with compromise, no no no

Russian roulette, a loaded gun
Shot in the dark, the damage is done
I take my chances, hope my aim is true
I know inside what I'm missin' is You

I can't pretend to walk in the light
While all the while I live for the night
And like a bullet between the eyes
It's time for me to realize

I feel the heat inside, a burnin' fireball
It's time to choose a road 'cause I'm headin' for a fall
I will heed the Master
No more livin' with my back against the wall
And that's ALL!



YOU'RE MINE


Written by Scott Wenzel and Rex Carroll



The Lord is my strength and my shield

I've learned I need to trust in him

When things just don't go right

And I think I've lost the fight

I remember the Lord is on high


CHORUS

When I'm feeling down with darkness

all around

Jesus says to me. Jesus says to me

Remember just one thing, you're mine

Rest in the Lord, bring all your cares

to him

For oh, how he cares for you

And he will give you joy

And peace you never knew

And right now he is waiting for you


CHORUS

When you're feeling down with

darkness all around

Jesus says to you. Jesus says to you

Let my love on through cause you're

mine


When you have a need, remember our

creator

Our father is still on the throne

He said He'd always love us

And that he would come back for us

And take us to our heavenly home


CHORUS

When we're feeling down with

darkness all around

Jesus says to you, and Jesus says to

me

Remember just one thing... You're

Mine!


 

 

LYRICS FROM WHITECROSS HAMMER AND NAIL 1988

 

When The Walls Tumble Down
By Whitecross


You can feel the cold of a heart locked up in ice
Addicted to wine and women
Seems there's no escape from the vise
But still a higher power comes down
Like a chisel on cold steel
It's the love of God knockin' on the door
With a love that's oh so real

When the walls tumble down
There's no stoppin' the love from comin' in
When the walls tumble down
The new life will begin

Now you have a chance to lay it on the line
They're all playin' their cards
But they're runnin' out of time
Still the love of God keeps knockin'
Lick the hammer hits the nail
And the light through you can reach the world
If you let His love prevail


Because Of Jesus
By Whitecross


Because of Jesus, I have peace of mind
Because of Jesus, I'm no longer blind
Because of Jesus, old things have passed away
Because of Jesus, you can start again today

Still I don't understand His love, the love He has for me
I just know one simple fact, He died to set me free
When I see that I have fallen, I just go to Him
Because Jesus is the only one who can take away my sin

Because of Jesus, I have peace of mind
Because of Jesus, I'm no longer blind
Because of Jesus, old things have passed away
Because of Jesus, you can start again today

There were times I thought that He had left me on my own
I have learned how much He loves me and now, now I know
That I am like a jewel to Him and He watches over me
And He is so concerned about me that He will never leave

Because of Jesus, my old life is gone
Because of Jesus, instead of bein' weak, I'm strong
Because of Jesus, all things have been made new
Because of Jesus, I have come to know the Truth


LYRICS FROM WHITECROSS 
TRIUMPHANT RETURN 1989

 

Attention Please
By Whitecross


Hey all you people, stand up and join me,
Gimme a listen, I've got something for you.

We have a reason to get excited.
His name is Jesus, He knows all about you.

It's time to wake up, shake up!
He's calling out, your attention please.
He wants it now, your attention please, please!

Your head is spinnin', so many questions.
Wonder what's missin', could it be true?

There is an answer and if you seek Him,
You will find Him.
He will make all things new!

It's time to learn the right way,
The straight way!

Do you hear him callin' you?
It's time to make your move!

You're always thinkin' nobody loves you.
You're left alone and there's no one to call.

Can't find a reason to keep on livin'.
Your hands are tied up,
You're nailed to the wall.

S
top light

By Carroll / Schmutzer


Alive at five, it's the end of the day.
Punch the card, now it's time to pay.
A flip of the coin, you cast the dice'
Looking good now, but the end ain't nice.

Hear the shouting but you're deaf to all.
You don't listen and you don't need the call.
Feelin' high and feeling' tall.
It's so easy to fall, look out forth.

Stop light - a warning in the night.
Listen to the spirit, it'll stop your flight.
Red light-will show you who's right.
You'll see who right-that's right.

slip of the lip, back to the wall.
Best laid plans gettin' ready to fall.
Easy come, easier go,
But the voice of God wants you to know.

Braking down, disaster around.
Mud on your collar, got your face in the ground.
When your mind is blown, you can't hear a sound.
You're going down, look out for the...

Stop light - a warning in the night.
Listen to the spirit, it'll stop your flight.
Red light-will show you who's right.
Time to surrender and stop your fight.

It'll take from wrong to right.
from black to white.

slip of the lip, back to the wall.
Best laid plans gettin' ready to fall.
Easy come, easier go,
But the voice of God wants you to know.

He's talking' to you inside.
He's telling you , you don't have to hide.
You can be on a brand new side.
Don't you know that the devil lied, yeah the...

Stop light - a warning in the night.
Give it a listen, it'll stop your flight.
Red light-will show you who's right.
the devil's wrong , the Holy Spirit is right.

Sin is the disease.
The cure's gonna bring you to your knees.

Stop light
It will never hold you back.
It'll always keep you on track.



Straight Thru The Heart
By Whitecross


Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down.
Sometimes you feel like your world is spinnin'
Round and round.
Just one thing that you're looking for.
Hungry for some love,
Tired of playin' the killin' floor,
The answer lies above.

Want someone to hold you, touch you inside.
Love that never turns away, doesn't run and hide.

Straight through the heart,
Like an arrow shot from heaven.
God's love doesn't miss.
Straight through the heart,
It'll hit you where you live.

Sometimes you're hot, feel like wild fire.
And your heart is walkin' on a high wire.
Feel it crash and burn.
Hang your head in misery.
I'll tell you waht I've learned.

Need someone to hold you, touch you inside.
God's love never turns away,
Doesn't run and hide.

Now I know that you've been burned before.
You feel that love is unkind,
But now's the time to give Him a chance.
An arrow of love is what you'll find.



Down
By Whitecross


The train is in the station now,
It's reached the end of the line.
Two times a loser, you never could refuse her,
The lie exposed and the old life,
You've left it all behind.

You're going down, down, down.
She's a master of disguise,
You're going down, down, down.

When you first started, it all seemed like a joke,
But then that's always how you've been.
Now I hardly know you,
The lady she does own you.
And now you're finding out,
You're finding out, the joke's on you, my friend.

You're going down, down, down.
Don't you realize,
You're going down, down, down.

What would you do to get another hit
And snort the powder once again.
Before you burn out, and fade away,
Cry out to Jesus,
Only the Lord can take your sin away.



Behold
By Whitecross


So many choices for a man to make,
So many ways that he can go,
But all the kingdoms in a thousand worlds,
Could not replace the Pease I know.

The things of earth can never satisfy
The hunger deep in me.

Behold the Lamb of God,
Reaching out His nail-scarred hand.
He wants to lift you up,
Give you strength so you can stand.

It's only natural for a man to dream,
To reach for stars above himself.
My life was cluttered with shattered dreams,
Before I learned to seek your will.

You are the rain that falls on thirsty ground
And the light that opens windows in my soul.



Shakedown
By Whitecross


Not everyone who calls Him Lord
Is gonna walk down those streets of gold.
Many will say, Look at what I did.
He'll say, You were neither hot nor cold.

A tree that bears bad fruit will burn,
I want you to be without blame.
Your foundation better be on the rock,
We'll see who's playing games, gonna be a

Shakedown, I want to know where you stand.
Shakedown, Will you look to me and take my hand?
Shakedown, I want to know where you stand.
Shakedown.

Where your treasure is there your heart will be,
Can't trust your wealth or your color TV.
Can't serve God and money too,
Can't get to heaven by what you do.

He said I am the Way to God,
You'll have to go through me.
If you're not with me, then you're against me,
One day soon we'll see.



Simple Man
By Whitecross


Another day, another dollar in my hand.
Working hard to make it, I give it all I can.
I got a lot of dreams, and a long way to go,
But I know that God provides, if I pray and let him know

'Cause I'm a simple man, and I love the Lord.
I know that He'll provide my needs.
Yes I'm a simple man, and I love the Lord.
His love is everything to me.

There's a house on the corner, with a light I can see,
And standing in the door is the only girl for me.
The reason that she loves me, and we walk hand in hand
Is because I'm a Christian, and we both know where we stand.

I'm a simple man, and I love the Lord.
We know that He'll provide our needs.
Yes I'm a simple man, and I love the Lord.
His love is everything to me.

And there's a few things that I'd like to say to you.
There still is one thing that I need.
Someday, when the end of my road has come,
I hope to see my Lord say "Thanks for a job well done."

Now if you see my life as happy as can be,
The mystery is not so hard. It's a gift, and it's free.
This gift is in a book my Lord wrote for me.
You can have it too, and then you will see

Why I'm a simple man, and I love the Lord.
His gift is everything I need.
Yes I'm a simple man, and I love the Lord.
His love is everything to me.
His love is everything to me.





Over The Top
By Whitecross


In the rough, think you're tough,
Don't need no help from no one.
Load your gun, just for fun,
Bullets make you feel like someone.

You think, another drink,
Might solve your problems baby!
Think again, It's a dead end,
Gonna kill you, and I don't mean maybe.

It's up to you, which way will you choose?
Listen carefully, you don't have to lose.

He's put us over the top,
Ooh, we don't deserve it.
Over the top, there's hope for you and me.
Over the top, with Jesus we will make it.
His power has loosed our chains,
His love has set us free!

Blaze a trail, end in jail.
On the run your heart is poundin'.
Hit the street, it's then you meet
Another gang, and the war call's soundin'.

You try, to live a lie.
Good looks are all you need.
What a shame, a losin' game.
Stood up, how your heart bleeds.

He's put us over the top,
Ooh, we don't deserve it.
Over the top, there's hope for you and me.
Over the top, with Jesus we will make it.
His blood has washed away our sins,
Now we have victory!

You see, just what you need.
At the door the Lord is knockin'.
Open up, He'll fill your cup,
Calm the sea if your life boat's rockin'.

If you decide, not to hide,
He'll take you by the hand,
Show you to somethin' new,
Lead you on to the promised land.



Heaven's Calling Tonight
By Whitecross


I hear the sound of a trumpet,
I can see the Glory of God.
The tears have been dried from my eyes,
Feel warm in the presence of love.

Children march as they lead us down streets of gold.
Everlasting peace within us,
The face of the Lord we will ever behold.

Heaven's calling tonight!
Now won't you turn from darkness to light.
Heaven's calling tonight!

I know my worries are over,
From now on my Jesus will reign.
Old things are gone forever, my friend.
A crown of life is what I've gained.

I see a king on a white horse riding with power untold.
The Lord God will be our leader.
The Lamb that was slain, forever sits on a throne.

Can you hear it? Can you see it?
Children singing songs of great joy,
Forever with Jesus,
Hand in hand, each girl and boy.

 

LYRICS FROM WHITECROSS 
IN THE KINGDOM 1991

No Second Chances
By Whitecross


The rich man lived in luxury
He was always wantin' more
And Lazarus the beggar
Laid at the gate covered with sores

It wasn't long and the beggar died
The angels carried him to Abraham's side
When the rich man died he felt the torment of hell
He looked up, his voice rang like a bell

Give me one more chance to do things right
Just one more chance, I'll follow the light
But there's no second chances, the Host of Heaven cried
No second chances, you listened to lies

The rich man, oh, he couldn't go back
To warn his brothers of his fate
Now we've been given the charge
It's up to us, now don't hesitate

Are you livin' in the comfort zone
Storin' up treasures that soon'll be gone
Or tellin' your brother that Jesus died
So on that last day you won't hear Him cry 



We Know What's Right
By Whitecross


Your love for the city
Full of sin, what a pity
When You arrive they don't know who You are
You came unto Your own
God's love will now be shown
They don't know You're the bright and morning star

So blinded by their law
Their hope will burn like straw

We know what's right
We'll stand and fight, it's time to rise
Come on and see
The victory before your eyes

Your death for the city
So complete, it wasn't pretty
They didn't understand what You had planned
You arose three days later
Death was strong, but You were greater
Still those closest to You could not stand

So blinded by their pain
Didn't know what they would gain

If you know so well the right thing to do
For you not to do it is wrong
Yesterday is gone, now whatever you do
Just remember to whom you belong


In The Kingdom
By Whitecross


Saw the headlines just the other day
Said the wall's comin' down
Said the peace is just a breath away

One world, one voice, on happy family
Yeah, that's what the world believes

I read my Bible just the other day
Said the Kingdom's comin' down
Jesus said the Kingdom's just a prayer away

One Lord, one God, one faith eternally
Yeah that's what the church believes

We're alive, we are strong
We're a nation, we belong
Let us all stand together in the Kingdom
No more darkness, no more night
We are children of the light
Let us all stand together in the Kingdom

Heard a newsman just the other day
He said a war was comin' down
He said destruction was just a breath away

One world, one war, one awesome tragedy
Yeah, that's what the world believes

I heard a preacher just the other day
He said God's glory's comin' down
Just as the waters cover all the seas

One King, one crown, one reign forevermore
Yeah that's what we have and more

In the Kingdom
One Lord, one God
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
One name above all names
All stand together in the Kingdom
Na na na One King, one crown
One reign forevermore
All work together in the Kingdom



In His Hands
By Whitecross


In a warm house, your heart is cold
A young girl feeling so alone
Your family there, they say they care
They don't understand the burdens you bear

There in the quiet, He whispers your name
Oh, if you answer, you won't be the same

In His hands, there is comfort
In His hands, there's everlasting love
In His hands, He will hold you
In His hands, He will lift you up

A young man putting on a bluff
'Cause late a night you just wanna die
Alone in your room you hide away and cry

There in the quiet, He whispers your name
Oh, if you answer, you won't be the same



Good Enough
By Whitecross


Some people said He was a prophet
He was a teacher of the law
Was He the one and only Son of God?
Did they understand who He said He was at all?

Won't be no doubtin'
Cause in the end we all will shout

That's good, good enough
That's good enough for me
Well that's good, good enough
That's good enough for me

Now if you think He was a legend
Well listen, I've got news for you
His story would've died a long time ago
One day soon we'll see His words were true

Won't be no doubtin'
Cause in the end we all will shout

He's the Rock of Ages, the Cornerstone
A sure foundation
And we're all goin' home 



Love Is Our Weapon
By Whitecross


There's a war goin' on
And are you ready to fight
Our weapons are not of this world
They belong to the light

By His power we demolish strongholds
Put our enemy back in his place
And even though we live in a world of sin
When we walk with the Lord we win

Love is our weapon
We need to use it
Love is our weapon
Let's not abuse it

Well, it begins on our knees
When God's children start to pray
Then the devil has to flee

By His power we will demolish strongholds
Put our enemy back in his place
And even though we live in a world of sin
When we walk with the Lord we win 



You Will Find It There
By Whitecross


If you sometimes cry out in the night
And in the darkness you can't see the light
You feel there's nothin' more to do
You think all hope is gone for you
And all you've wanted was peace of mind

Your pursuit of happiness has robbed ya, robbed ya blind
Just remember what you heard before
When your heart of stone becomes an open open open door
There's peace in the presence of the Lord
You will find it there
Take His hand, He will lead ya to the joy
You will find it there

I searched this land from shore to shore
My quest for self it don't mean that much anymore no no

In this path that I have taken
Ooo so many times I've been forsaken
And all my dreams that have been shattered
Have caused me to see what really matters
Just remember what you heard before
When your heart of stone becomes an open door

Ooo there's peace in the presence of the Lord
You will find it, you will find it there
Take His hand, He will lead you to the joy
You will find it there
There's peace, peace in the presence of the Lord
You will find it there
Just take His hand, He will lead you to the joy
Oh you will find it there, you will find it there
There's peace, peace in the presence, presence of the Lord 


If He Goes Before Me
By Whitecross


I know your eyes see me as being weak
And without any strength or wisdom to call my own
I know the odds they don't favor me
But my friend have you forgotten I'm not alone

The Father's here with me
Already fighting the battles I can't see

If He goes before me
How could I ever lose
If He goes before me
Before I ever begin
I know I'll win
If he goes before me

Remember David, so young and frail
Not afraid of fighting battles with simple things
He stood against the great warrior
That fell and gave to victory her sweetest ring

These pages are true
And I believe what David already knew




Tell Me The Time
By Whitecross


Went walkin', people were a gawkin'
Saw him like many times before
He was dirty, a little topsy turvey
No one cared about the burden he bore

I was thinkin', man this dude's been drinkin'
Could he even hear what I had to say
My nerves a jumpin', heart started pumpin'
As he looked up I started to pray

O dear Lord please give me wisdom and help me to be led
He walked up to me, looked right at me, and this is what he said

Say, can you tell me the time
Time to be leavin'
Hey, can you tell me the time
It's time for you to see
Say, won't you tell me the time
Time to be receivin'
Hey there, looky here, I'll make it clear
If you listen, I'll tell you the time

Well, I told 'em the lies the devil sold him
Would only bring more pain to his heart
There was Someone I knew he could rely on
To help give his life a brand new start

And all the burdens that he had always carried
Could be buried by Calvary's love
The price was paid there, but no He didn't stay there
He conquered death so we could join Him above

Dear Lord won't ya please forgive me, I led him as he prayed
And from now on he will be ready for that rapture day

Now he can tell you the time
And now he is believin'
Hey he can tell you the time
His blinded eyes can see
Oh he can tell you the time
The time he did receive Him

No more Mr. Poor, brand new score
When he prayed, he opened the door

And now he turns to you
And in him there are changes
He knows just what to do
He knows a lot of funny strangers
And all the love he's found
Puts an end to eternal danger
He's tellin' you the time is now
Check out this guitar sound

Say, can you tell 'em the time
Hey, can you tell 'em the time
Won't you tell 'em the time

Don't ya pout, never doubt, check it out
Tell 'em what it's all about

Say, can you tell me the time
Time to be leavin'
Hey, can you tell me the time
It's time for you to see
Say, won't you tell me the time
Time to be receivin'
Hey there, looky here, I made it clear
They'll listen so tell 'em the time



Holy War
By Whitecross


Listen, sound a warning, hear the angel of the Lord
Jesus comes, bringing justice, not peace but a holy sword
Tremble every demon power and principality
The day comes when you'll confess Him
With all creation on their knees

Come on, Gabe, stop trippin'
My god is gaining while yours is steady slippin'
Look around, the church is dying
Step off punk, there ain't no point in trying
To make your case, I'm in your face
With the news that your crew's 'bout to be disgraced
We're bold, cold, 'bout to put you on hold
Like a twenty dollar suit we're gonna watch you fold

Holy war, holy war
He is Lord, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord

Listen, heed the warning
Thru the heavens and thru the earth
He returns to claim his people
Made alive in the second birth
Rise up, holy nation, you are victors in Jesus' name
Take a stand and raise a standard
With the word that we proclaim

Hold on, homes, get a grip
I'm droppin' science on the Revelation tip
It's a fairy tale, a bedtime story
There won't be no Armegeddon cuz we're gonna steal the glory
From your so-called King and the posse He brings
Won't be no thing but a chicken wing
We're living large, and takin' charge
Gonna park you like a car in your momma's garage

Holy war, holy war
He is Lord, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord

Let the trumpets sound about the universe
We proclaim the glory of the Lord
Jesus Christ has gained for us the victory
He's already won the Holy War

 

LYRICS FROM WHITECROSS TO THE LIMIT 1992

It's My Life
By Whitecross


I hate this feelin', I just don't know
The cards you're dealin' fell on the floor
What's this you gave me, I can't believe
With the shuffle of life I'm torn

It's alright, this too will pass
I'm as sharp as broken glass
No need to worry, no need to fear
I wanna make just one thing clear
Feelings are like the wind
They come and they go
Ooh don't you know

It's my life, and I'll do what I want
It's my life, go on and leave me alone
It's my life, and I know what I need
You hear me devil, I said it's my life

And now this mornin' you come along



You're My Lord
By Whitecross


Sometimes I feel alone
I wonder where You are
Sometimes I forget
That I am safe within Your arms
Then I realize that You won't leave
You're there for me, I just got to believe

You're my Lord
I love You so
You're my Lord
I want the world to know

I'll never be ashamed
After all You've done for me
Peer pressure has no power
Your love has set me free

I'll just stand my ground
I know that's right
It's what Your power I fight this fight

All my friends, they my walk out
That's okay, I know what life's about
Yeah all my friends, well they may walk out
But that's okay 'cuz I know what life's about 
And you're singin' the same old song
I will not worry, I will not fear
I'm gonna make this ooh so clear
Feelings are like the wind
They come and they go
Ooh don't you know

You better listen up close
I will not follow you
I'm gonna stand with Christ
Don't wanna end up with you

 

LYRICS FROM WHITECROSS HIGH GEAR 1993

I'M ASKING YOU TODAY

By Whitecross

Are you lonely, feelin' no one's at your side
Are there things you think you need to hide
I've been with you waiting from the very start
For you to open up your heart

I will give you back the wasted years
With my hand I'll dry your tears
I will give you all that you will need
Will you give your live for Me

Are you hurting, will you let Me have your pain
Let Me wash away the guilty stain
I am waiting for you to call My name
Then you will never be the same

I am the door to heaven
Why would you wait another day
How could you say tomorrow 
When I'm asking you today

I will give you back your wasted years
With my hand I'll dry your tears
You will never be alone again
I'll be with you till the end

 

COMMING HOME

By Whitecross

For this son of mine was dead and now is alive again; 
he was lost and now is found. 
So they began to celebrate.? (Luke 15:24)
 


I know I?m the one who did the wrong 
The days are hard and the night is long 
I?m trying to find my way back home 
Standing outside in the pouring rain 
Feeling so cold and alone again 
I need to know if You?re still by my side 

I want to feel Your embrace again 
You?re the only One I can call my friend 

Chorus: 
I?m coming home ? back to where we began 
The road is long but I can get back again 
Divided we fall but together we stand 
I?m coming home 

There?s only so much a man can take 
Without forgiveness a heart will break 
If You still love me, I need to know 
So be my shelter from the storm 
And take me back where it?s safe and warm 
And let me feel the touch of grace 

I know how much of a fool I?ve been 
But I?m praying for the chance to come back again 


Dancin' In Heaven
By Whitecross


Showdown in my Sunday school
I broke my teacher's favorite rule
Got up on my feet one day
Dancin' all my blues away

The fire came down, I began to move around
Teacher said to me, Son this cannot be
Dancin's not allowed
You're beginning to draw a crowd
I said, Teacher if we could see
In eternity we'll be...

Dancin' in Heaven
The angels and the sons of men
Will party in God's presence then
Dancin' in Heaven
Like David did in days of old
Upon the rock the does not roll


In America
By Whitecross


I grew up, here in America
Where good people worked hard
And everyone got along
I thought things were fine, here in America
But I was wrong

It seems it's all black and white, here in America
Either the color of money, or the color of your skin
Used to know wrong from right, here in America
And we will again

We can all live together
With Christ as our Lord
And us united in Him
We will all live forever
When the King of kings comes again

Through the eyes of our God, I see America
With no black and no white
None in bondage or free
Because Jesus is Lord, here in America
And He'll always be - Oh yeah!

We can all live together
United in Him

I said, Teacher, I just can't sit still
He said, Son, this thing is not God's will
Dancin' is an evil thing, it doesn't fit the hymns we sing

An angel then appeared and said, Man quit bein' weird
You can dance before the Lord
And your praise becomes a sword
If you let the Spirit move, even you can catch the groove
You can take a hint from me, for eternity we'll be...

When the Son of Man comes for us
We'll join the angels in the chorus
We will learn what it is to praise Him
We'll dance unto the Lord

Right now make sure that your motives are pure
You can be sure, it'll be pure
And we're gonna dance unto the Lord!

 

 

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By Scott Stuhlmacher
2003