Barbed Wire Halo (2007)

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    I've Always Loved You

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    Iíve Always Loved You

    I don't know how to explain it
    But I know that words will hardly do
    Miracles with signs and wonders
    Aren't enough for me to prove to you

    CHORUS

    Don't you know I've always loved you
    Even before there was time
    Though you turn away
    I'll tell you still
    Don't you know I've always loved you
    And I always will

    Greater love has not a man
    Than the one who gives his life to prove
    That he would do anything
    And that's what I'm going to do for you

    (Mac Powell, Third Day)
    © New Spring Publishing, Inc. /Vandura 2500 Songs/Gray Dot Songs, a Div. Of Gray Dot Inc. /ASCAP

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    Philippians 3:12-14

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    Philippians 3:12-14

    †12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

    (Reading by Billy Joe Shaver)
    NIV © The International Bible Society

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    Barbed Wire Halo

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    Barbed Wire Halo

    God bless Texas and Deacon Shackleford
    He read the bible seven times and he believed every word
    That olí beat up leather book had been through it all
    He sat on the back pew so he could chew him a chaw singing
    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me

    He carried candy for the kids in his Sunday dress coat
    Heíd take me fishing after church, he taught me things I needed to know
    No Deacon didnít have a family, Lord knows he wished he did
    He told the whole congregation that I was his grandkid

    CHORUS:
    And today he joined up with Jesus wearing shiny pearl snaps
    We sang a few gospel hymns and then the soldier played taps
    I bet heís walking with Pete down a street paved with gold
    Showing off his brand spanking new wings and his barbed wire halo

    He married sweet Emma Grace before the war was through
    She held his right arm next to his anchor tattoo
    He was on a ship off at sea, when she died in child birth
    He lost his whole world from the far side of the earth

    He lost the will to love, he lost the will to live
    Until he met a man who taught him to forgive
    Yeah life took him to hell and back, to hell and back a time or two
    But in the end he beat the devil until he was black and blue

    Singing I once was lost, but now Iím found, was blind but now I seeí

    CHORUS

    Before he went he made me promise him that I wouldnít cry
    And though I told him that I wouldnít you know I couldnít help but lie

    Cause today he joined up with Jesus wearing shiny pearl snaps
    We sang a few gospel hymns and then the soldier played taps
    I bet heís walking with Pete down a street paved with gold
    As sure as the old church bell still rings
    He always said he had country in his soul
    Heís showing off his brand spanking new wings and barbed wire halo

    Sweet chariot coming forth to carry me home
    Swing low sweet chariot coming forth to carry me home

    (Aaron Watson/Neal Lowry)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Where The River Flows

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    Where The River Flows

    Well I was born on the banks of a river
    Cool and clear runnin' deep and wide
    So I put my feet in the rushin' water
    And felt the freedom way down inside

    And though I wander through the darkened valley
    Well it was there to lead me home
    Whenever I needed a little peaceful healin'
    Well you can find me where the river flows

    Those sheltered days are so far behind me
    And now I travel unchartered ground
    My steps may lead me through the barren desert
    But I won't lose sight of where I am bound

    My feet grow weary through life's journey
    Still there's a place where I can go
    Whenever I'm needin' a little peaceful healin'
    You can find me where the river flows

    Now if you're searchin' for the river
    Listen close and you can hear it runnin' on and on

    When I reach the end of this road I've taken
    And I feel cold wind down in my bones
    Well I'll be needin' a little peaceful healin'
    And you will find me where the river flows

    And though I wander through the darkened valley
    It's always there to lead me home
    Whenever I'm needin' a little peaceful healin'
    Yes, you will find me where the river flows
    Yes, you will find me where the river flows

    (Deryl Dodd, Brett Beavers)
    © Homesick Cowboy Music BMI/Set The Hook Music BMI

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    I Met Jesus In A Bar

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    I Met Jesus In A Bar

    CHORUS

    I met Jesus in a bar
    I guess you just can't fall too far
    I was pourin' whiskey in an empty heart
    When I met Jesus in a bar

    Man or angel, son of God he did not tell me who he was, but I knew
    In that least expected place I saw heaven in His face and couldn't move
    We sat there for hours, I could feel His grace and power
    and I said things I'd never told a soul
    I asked for forgiveness, he said I've already done this don't you know?

    CHORUS

    I started cryin' in my hands when I looked up again, He was gone
    Then I walked the whole way home for the first time knowin' I was not alone
    Some meet Him on the highway, some meet Him on a Sunday on the back row of the church
    But I can only tell you my way was in a place where people go to hurt

    CHORUS

    I was pourin' whiskey in an empty heart
    When I met Jesus in a bar

    (Jim Lauderdale, Leslie Satcher)
    © 2006 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Leslie Satcher Music (BMI), Admin. by Sony ATV Music Publishing/Wudang Mountain Songs (SESAC) Admin. by Bug Music.† All Rights reserved.† Used by permission.

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    Long Vacation

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    Long Vacation

    CHORUS

    I just know the sunsets are to die for
    How I long to walk upon that distant shore
    I'll find my truest relaxation at my final destination when I take that long vacation with the Lord

    I recall all the stories I've been told
    I've read about heaven and its streets of gold
    I'm prayin' and I'm wishin' ol' Saint Peter takes me fishin'
    My bags are all packed up and I?m ready to roll

    CHORUS

    Yes, He paid the price for my admission
    I've got my one-way ticket and that's a trip I won't be missin'
    I've had a few reroutes and stops along the way, but His grace is gonna get me there someday

    CHORUS

    I'm gonna take that long vacation with the Lord
    I'm gonna take that long vacation with the Lord

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    John 8:12

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    John 8:12

    †12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

    Reading by Billy Joe Shaver
    NIV © The International Bible Society

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    Sonshine

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    Sonshine

    When wilted and withered
    And dyin' of thirst
    In need of forgiveness
    When you're at your worst
    Let the rain fall upon you
    Like sweet mornin' dew
    Wash away all your sorrows
    And let the Son shine on you

    CHORUS

    Let the Son shine from heaven
    Through the clouds in the sky
    Come receive your salvation
    From His sacrifice
    And when you're down and discouraged
    And your heart's torn in two
    You turn your face to the Father
    And let His Son shine on you

    I've been there before
    And I know your pain
    Surrounded by darkness
    All alone and ashamed
    While you're out on life's highway
    The wrong turn can leave you lost
    So when you come to the crossroad
    Take the road to the cross

    CHORUS

    And when you're down and discouraged
    And your heart's torn in two
    You turn your face to the Father
    And let His Son shine on you

    Turn your face to the Father
    And let His Son shine on you

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © Sonnet Publishing, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Romans 7:24-25

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    Romans 7:24-25

    24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God? Through Jesus Christ our Lord!†

    Reading by Billy Joe Shaver
    NIV © The International Bible Society

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    Old Chunk Of Coal

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    Old Chunk of Coal

    Well Iím just an old chunk of coal
    But Iím gonna be a diamond some day

    Iím gonna grow and glow Ďtil Iím so blue, pure perfect
    Iím gonna put a smile on everybodyís face

    But Iím gonna kneel and pray everyday
    Lest I should become vain along the way

    Iím just an old chunk of coal, now Lord
    But Iím gonna be a diamond some day

    Iím gonna learn the right way to talk
    Iím gonna search and find a better way to walk

    Iím gonna spit and polish my old rough-edged self
    Until I get rid of every single flaw

    Iím gonna be the worldís best friend
    Iím gonna go around shakiní everybodyís hand

    Iím gonna be the cotton-pickiní rage of the age
    Yes, Iím gonna be a diamond some day

    I said, ĎIím just an old chunk of coal, my Lord
    But Iím gonna be a diamond somedayí

    (Billy Joe Shaver)
    Sony/ATV Songs LLC

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    Farther Along

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    Farther Along

    Tempted and tried, weíre oft made to wonder
    Why it should be thus all the day long,
    While there are others living about us,
    Never molested, though in the wrong.

    CHORUS

    Farther along weíll know all about it,
    Farther along weíll understand why;
    Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine,
    Weíll understand it all by and by.

    When we see Jesus, coming in glory,
    When He comes from His home in the sky,
    Then we shall meet Him in that bright mansion,
    Weíll understand it all by and by.
    CHORUS

    (J.R. Baxter, W.B. Stevens)
    © 1937 Stamps-Baxter Music

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    Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
    and Grace will lead me home.

    When we've been here ten thousand years
    Bright shining as the sun.
    We've no less days to sing God's praise
    Than when we've first begun.

    (John Newton)
    Bridge Building Music

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    Nothing But The Blood

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    Nothing But The Blood


    What can wash away my sin
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus
    What can make me whole again
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus

    For my pardon, this I see,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    For my cleansing this my plea,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
    CHORUS

    Oh! precious is the flow
    That makes me white as snow;
    No other fount I know,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

    (Robert Lowry)