Whole World Will Know
These are songs about making a difference in the world. As we look around and see so much beauty surrounding us and yet so much hardship and hurt, so much wrong with the world, we've got to step up and do something. Most of these songs were written to be sung by the congregation. If your church would like to use these songs, there are lyrics and chord charts available at my website (and some sheet music), jbriancraig.com. This disc is dedicated to all who want to use their lives to change the world for the better. PRAISES HEARD AROUND THE WORLD Lord, your love has saved us Precious blood has bathed us Now your message takes us All around the world Can't you hear them Hear them singing The people they're rejoicing With one voice they are shouting Singing halle, hallelujah Praises heard around the world All of your creation Each and every nation Sending your salvation All around the world 'Gainst the demons fighting Holy Spirit guiding Family we're uniting All around the world THE WHOLE WORLD WILL KNOW You messed with the wrong God Picked a fight you cannot win and pretty soon the whole world will know Got your spear and javelin But I got the the Lord Almighty Cut you down and the whole world will know Oo, the whole world, the whole world The whole world will know Go ahead mock me I know who wins this war and pretty soon the whole world will know This ain't really about me I'm just a part of something bigger Someday the whole world will know Oo, the whole world, the whole world The whole world will know I know all that's behind me Shown me what God can do Seen the bear and the lion fall And now this time it's you... REBUILD THE CITY I'm here, stumbling. The wall is crumbling, Burned to stubble, Heaps of rubble. Come on let's go back, Examine the wall, See where it is at. Gonna take power on high To rebuild it. Gonna built up,gonna build strong, Gonna build all together as one. Gonna take you,gonna take me, Gonna take all we've got to believe. Never give up, never give in Never gonna let the enemy win Strengthen my hands, 'Till we rebuild the city Rebuild the city! I'll do my part. Here, now, let's start. Fight on! Don't fear. Take heart --God's here! Trumpet sounds --join us. Yeah, we're gonna be victorious 'Cause we got power on high To rebuild it.... And someday we will walk on streets of gold, A city with foundations from of old, A city where the sunshine never ends, Someday we will be there but 'til then... Gonna built up,gonna build strong, Gonna build all together as one. Gonna take you,gonna take me, Gonna take all we've got to believe. Never give up, never give in Never gonna let the enemy win Strengthen my hands, 'Till we rebuild the city Rebuild the city! REJOICE The cornerstone of earth's beginning The morning stars and angels singing In joyful music as the world began And still the song is ever-flowing The choir of voices keeps on growing Eternal praises of the great I AM Rejoice, rejoice, I will lift my voice and join the song creation is singing Sing and shout, even stones cry out I must rejoice, for you are my King Reign over me, O King of glory All of my heart will sing the story Of how your grace has saved a wretch like me How sweet the sound we all are singing The celebration's just beginning We'll sing your praises for eternity... Rejoice, rejoice, I will lift my voice and join the song creation is singing Sing and shout, even stones cry out I must rejoice, for you are my King One day every knee will bow But I give all to crown you now One day we'll see face to face Till then I will run this race... EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE (Isaiah 40) Everything is possible Everything is under your control All the waters in your hand I can't begin to try to understand Every nation --dust on scales Nothing in creation can compare Everything is possible Everything is possible for you... You stretch the heavens out You are the glue That keeps it all together All you do More than we can dream come true Everything is possible Everything is possible for you Who has understood your mind Who has known the breadth of space and time Every star that looks the same When it's born you call each one by name You sit enthroned above the earth All it's people grasshoppers in dirt Each of us will fade away, but Everything is possible for you... You tend your flock like a shepherd The lambs in your arms Carry me close, Lord, to your heart Everything is possible Everything is under your control You give the weary strength to stand Give your power to the weakest man We can soar on eagle's wings Those who hope in you renew their strength Everything is possible Everything is possible for you... HERE AM I SEND ME (words taken from the old hymn, "There is Much to Do") There is much to do, there's Work on ev'ry hand, Hark, the cry for help comes Ringing through the land; Jesus calls for reapers, I must active be, Ready at thy bidding, Here am I, send me. Here am I, Lord. Here am I, send me Here am I, Lord. Here am I, send me There are hung'ring souls who Cry aloud for bread; With the bread of life they're Longing to be feed. Should they starve and famish While a feast is free? I must be more faithful, Here am I, send me. Here am I, Lord. Here am I, send me Here am I, Lord. Here am I, send me There are souls who linger On the brink of woe, Lord I must not, cannot Bear to let them go. Let me go and tell them, "Brother, turn and flee." Master, I would save them, Here am I, send me. THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE Since the day love came into my life I've never been the same Never talked, never walked, never thought quite the same Have you been there? Do you know what I'm saying to you, friend? Love is kind, but love it ain't so blind, it sees everything Saw I was wrong and I was to blame But that's OK - I found out I was loved anyway What the world needs now Is love, sweet love Give it one, by one Change will come The world needs love Look around - the world has got a frown - what you gonna do? Gotta help somebody like love has helped you Stop the violence that's threatening to tear us apart Hurts and hunger, driving rain and thunder all are part of life But when you got love you can make it all right Give your heart, just love when you don't know where to start What the world needs now Is love, sweet love Share it one, by one Change will come The world needs love I've seen the way that love has saved the day for me every time Rescues me every step that I slide Love's the way, it's not easy but it's safe as you climb You might say you think this is cliché or just a sappy song In complicated world all gone wrong But that's OK - I believe in love anyway What the world needs now Is love, sweet love Give it one, by one Change will come The world needs love Love is patient, enough for every nation Love is kind, enough to heal the blind Love don't envy, it fills you when you're empty Love don't boast, it's what you need the most Love ain't proud, love won't let you down Love ain't rude, it listens when you're blue Love's not selfish, it helps you when you're helpless Love ain't angry, it's forgiveness never ending The world needs now, it's what the world needs now SALT FOR SALVATION I love those around me but they live without light Harassed and helpless, they fall without sight Their loneliness hurts me, cause I've been there before I hear the crying behind every closed door Let me be salt for salvation Won't you give them freedom from their pain I'll shine a light in the darkness To show the way to shelter in the pouring rain Let my words be salt for salvation Make me a road that leads to truth Won't you speak through me And let me be salt for you I want to make a difference But I'm weak and I'm small I'm helpless without you I stumble and fall But this world needs a-changing Cause it's filled with a frown Use me for your purpose Turn it all upside down EVERY KNEE WILL BOW The whole world will know We'll sing it loud We give all to crown you now The whole world will see as We see you now one day every knee will bow one day every knee will bow O God you make us sing You've giv'n us everything To you our all we bring in royal praise In this dark world we'll shine Until the end of time We'll tell the world to find your saving grace to seek your face. The whole world will know We'll sing it loud We give all to crown you now The whole world will see as We see you now one day every knee will bow one day every knee will bow Since Adam's ground was cursed Children of Eve been birthed The dragon to the earth in fury hurled But still you had a way Your only son you gave Your kingdom here to save so loved the world the whole world... Now give us strength to tell Push back the gates of Hell By your love we are compelled the gospel preach Now make us brave and bold Help us achieve the goal That one day every soul your grace will reach Spirit, teach that... A FAITHFUL WITNESS Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, I once was lost but now I'm found. I once was blind but now I see. I've got to share what you've done for me. Turned my darkness into light. Turned my blindness into sight. I can't help speaking to the world of what I've seen and heard... A faithful witness Is what you're seeking I can't help speaking What you've done for me Of all you gave me Of how you saved me A faithful witness I will be My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. I'll live my life so others know; the choices that I make will show that I've been giv'n eternal life. It's worth all sacrifice... I took my savior's hand, He showed he had a plan to snatch me from the flame, and give me a new name. Though I'd been trapped in sin, my life began again. Now that I've been set free, He's calling me to be... PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE Celebrate the volunteer, who With hours late, with sweat and tears Strives to make a difference here Where we're living With a hand to help someone We have a chance to one by one Make this land a better one By what we're giving And what we give will in time One by one multiply Spreading HOPE worldwide People helping people It's the way things ought to be Spreading the HOPE we have around us Building a peace and harmony People helping people It's the way things ought to be Come on and join us in the chorus Giving our love to those around us Spreading HOPE! The sun will shine; the rain won't stay Eyes now blind will see today I'll give my time and heart away And we'll be better Won't you help me sing the song Won't you tell me of the wrongs The pains you've felt that must be gone And we'll sing together And each wrong will in time Turn into something that's right Spreading HOPE worldwide... You don't have to look far You don't have to look long To find someone in need Or something that is really wrong Someone who's lonely If only we would take the time Give our mind, start the climb Help our neighbor not to slide Together we'd be better Nothing will break the ties That hold the world together Spreading HOPE worldwide And what we give will in time One by one multiply Spreading HOPE worldwide... FOR ALL GENERATIONS Sons and daughters prophesied The spirit poured in streams Vision opened young men's eyes The old men dreamed God's dreams For all generations The truth is passed along For all generations The kingdom marches on Countless voices sang, in turn We learned of grace and truth Miracles we've seen and heard We sing the songs to you Knowing that with every test We're purified, refined This is something worth our best Our blood and tears, our time Gates of death can't overcome In future as in past From beginning to the end His kingdom's built to last Bride of Christ is dressed in white The wedding day has come All those chosen rise in flight The final battle's won For all generations The truth is passed along For all generations The kingdom marches on BY FAITH By faith we are sure. What we hope for, We're certain of, though now We do not see. By faith we believe You created the universe You spoke; it came to be. By faith we will conquer. By faith we believe The battle belongs to you, So on our knees, By faith we will cry out. By faith you will save. By faith 'till forever We will live by faith! By faith Abraham When you called him, Obeyed and lived his life A stranger here. By faith he believed That a son he would sure receive; Your promise had been clear... By faith Moses suffered along With the people of God, Knowing life was short. By faith he regarded disgrace For the sake of Christ was Well worth the reward... By faith people passed through The Red Sea. The walls of Jericho Came crashing down. By faith conquered kingdoms, And justice was given Angels shut the lion's mouth... Though commended by God, These did not see the promise; It was saved, complete with us, As we all run the race, With our eyes on the Savior 'Till the final battle's won... By faith we will conquer. By faith we believe The battle belongs to you, So on our knees, By faith we will cry out. By faith you will save. By faith 'till forever We will live by faith!