A Little Lower Than the Angels

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Track Name: A Little Lower Than The Angels
Verse 1
Who am I
That You are mindful of me
When You know I'm as sinful as I seem
I can't wash the blood off my fingers
So You use the blood to make me clean

Chorus 1
So I bow a little lower than the angels
But somehow it doesn't seem quite low enough
There You are seated on the throne exalted
I'm amazed that I'm the one You love
So I bow and some how there You are
I'm amazed

Verse 2
Who are You
To give Your life on Cal'vry
Who are we
That we would lead You there
You arose calling us to freedom
I don't know why You would even care

CCLI Song No. 4767736
© 2006 Rick L. James
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Track Name: (If You're Not Gonna) Move This Mountain
Verse 1
How in the world did I get here
How in the world do I leave
The promised land is straight ahead
But just beyond my grasp
I'm trapped between the mountain and the sea
I'm trapped between the mountain and the sea

Chorus 1
If You're not gonna move this mountain
If You're not gonna part the raging tides
If You're not gonna move this mountain
Will You help me across to the other side

Verse 2
Why in the world do I deserve this
Why is it too dark for me to see
You said you'd never give us anymore
Than we can bear
But it feels like You have given more to me
But it feels like You have given more to me

Misc 1
(BRIDGE)
Lord I know You never promised roses
And I know the rain will fall in this life
And I know a better man than me
Walked the road to Calvary
Sometimes it takes a cross to set us free

Chorus 2
If You're not gonna move this mountain
If You're not gonna part the raging tides
If You're not gonna move this mountain
Will You help me across to the other side
(Will You help me bear my cross to the other side)

CCLI Song No. 4938431
© 2006 Rick L. James
Rick James
For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights Reserved. www.ccli.com
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Track Name: You Are There With Me
Verse 1
Oh Lord You have searched me
Oh Lord You have known me
You know when I lie down
And when I rise
Oh Lord You're before me
Oh Lord You're behind me
You know my hidden thoughts
My heart and mind

Chorus 1
Where can I run from Your presence
Where can I hide from Your Spirit
If I could fly up to the heavens
You are there
If I could ride the wings of morning
If I could swim the deepest sea
Lord even then You are there with me

CCLI Song No. 4939313
© 2006 Rick L. James
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Track Name: Two Steps Ahead
One more night, one more show
I leave a tip jar by the door
I play my heart out dying on this stage
Cause no one wants to listen anymore
They knows me in this town
I’m a long way from home
Thirty dollars in gas
From Twenty dollar in tips
Don’t get you too far up the road.

Chorus:
Im tired of painting pictures for the blind
And Im tired of singing when nobody’s listening
And Im tired of feeling like a beggar in the night, living off your generosity
And I’m tired of chasing down hot air balloons on rainbow
Im tired of wishing I could fly
Im tired of running down a dream that calls my name while it’s two steps ahead all the time

One more night, one more road
I’ll be driving til the dawn
One more tune on the radio
But it’s always someone else’s song
I keep rolling chasing down this dream
While it keeps running away
And I’ll keep playing, trying to catch your ear
Hoping you might hear me today.

Bridge:
One more night one more song
One more town and I’ll be moving on
One more prayer but the same old grace
One more try in brand new place. (still I’m)
Track Name: You Must Die To Live
Verse 1:

I used to wonder why Monday morning seemed so far from Sunday night.

Why is there such a war to fight against the peace of Christ?

You try to be consistent in the way that you live but never seem to stop starting over again.

Chorus:

You must die to live for Jesus Christ.

You must surrender all tot he one who gave you life

So that you no longer live but it's Christ in you.

If there's one thing I'm learning in life

You must die to live for Jesus Christ.

Verse 2

I used to wonder where He had gone when my prayer had no reply

Now I know that the silence was the answer. He's been here all the time.

Now I'm finally learning to give my life away as I surrender all to Him everyday.

Back To Chorus

Bridge

If Jesus lived to die for my sin

Why shouldn't I die to live for Him?

To Chorus
Track Name: Mary's Song
Mary’s Song
Verse 1
Hey Mary, Jesus’ mom, I don’t know if you can hear
But did you know my mother’s Mary too?
I know you never met but I’m sure you’d like her well
Cause I’m finding out that she’s a lot like you.

Inside you Jesus grew, you came to love him well
He is the bread of life to starving me.
But Mary, my mom, carries Jesus in her too
And she raised me up so I would follow Him.

Chorus
You were the first to show us how to carry Christ inside
But my mother was the first one to show me.
And I’ll bet my mother knows your son almost as well as you
Cause she talks to him every single day.

Verse 2
He Mary, I know you prayed for Jesus everyday
You watched Him as He grew to know God’s will
But Mary, my mom prayed for me each day too
And I know she keeps on praying for me still.
Back to Chorus
Bridge:
Mary did you know your son is my best friend?
My mother Mary made sure that we met.
And I know you never met her but I’m sure you’d like her well
She’s a whole lot like you are I bet.
Track Name: All Things Bright and Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful:
the Lord God made them all.
the Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
He made their tiny wings.

The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden:
He made them every one.
He made them every one.

God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.
who has made all things well.
who has made all things well.

Words By: Cecil F. Alexander
Additional Words and Music By Rick Lee James:
Track Name: We Lost the G
Verse:
We just got a sign at our church last month.
We bought a marquee for announcements and such.
The choir needed singers, we thought it’d work fine
To write “Singers welcome” up on our sign

One Saturday night the wind blew too hard
And one of the letters flew off through the yard.
Now who would’a known all the trouble there’d be?
We just wanted singers but we lost the G

Chorus:
Who let these sinners into my church?
The place is just packed and it could not be worse .
Now all of the deacons are mad as can be
Cause we just wanted singers but we lost the G.

Verse:
Now sweet sister Bertha just fell on the floor
When she saw that biker gang walk through the door.
And Melvin and Martha’s poor hearts skipped a beat
When they saw those hippies sit down in their seats
And Bob got a chill from his head to his toes
When he saw that man with the ring in his nose.
And I can’t believe my very own eyes
There’s women in blue jeans and men without ties.

To Chorus:
Verse:
That preacher of our, he just went insane
He says it’s a miracle all of them came.
He’s talking all crazy he must not be well
He says it’s revival but we say it’s hell.
Track Name: A Little Lower Than The Angels (Acoustic)
Verse 1
Who am I
That You are mindful of me
When You know I'm as sinful as I seem
I can't wash the blood off my fingers
So You use the blood to make me clean

Chorus 1
So I bow a little lower than the angels
But somehow it doesn't seem quite low enough
There You are seated on the throne exalted
I'm amazed that I'm the one You love
So I bow and some how there You are
I'm amazed

Verse 2
Who are You
To give Your life on Cal'vry
Who are we
That we would lead You there
You arose calling us to freedom
I don't know why You would even care

CCLI Song No. 4767736
© 2006 Rick L. James
Rick James
For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights Reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License No. 549412
Track Name: (If You're Not Gonna) Move this Mountain (Acoustic)
Verse 1
How in the world did I get here
How in the world do I leave
The promised land is straight ahead
But just beyond my grasp
I'm trapped between the mountain and the sea
I'm trapped between the mountain and the sea

Chorus 1
If You're not gonna move this mountain
If You're not gonna part the raging tides
If You're not gonna move this mountain
Will You help me across to the other side

Verse 2
Why in the world do I deserve this
Why is it too dark for me to see
You said you'd never give us anymore
Than we can bear
But it feels like You have given more to me
But it feels like You have given more to me

Misc 1
(BRIDGE)
Lord I know You never promised roses
And I know the rain will fall in this life
And I know a better man than me
Walked the road to Calvary
Sometimes it takes a cross to set us free

Chorus 2
If You're not gonna move this mountain
If You're not gonna part the raging tides
If You're not gonna move this mountain
Will You help me across to the other side
(Will You help me bear my cross to the other side)

CCLI Song No. 4938431
© 2006 Rick L. James
Rick James
For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights Reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License No. 549412