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Big Tent Revival


Thief In The Night
Somethin' Bout Jesus
Two Sets Of Joneses
Count On You
Jesus Is Your Friend
Respect Yourself
Where's The Passion?
Way It Ought To Be
Faith Of A Little Seed
Message From The King
The Ballad Of Arlis Richards


Thief In The Night

Children in the dark, searching all around
Hidden in your spot, suddenly you're found
This is a game we used to play
But there are higher stakes these days

Like a thief in the night
In the place where you hide
He will come like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
He will come for his bride
He will come like a thief in the night

Where is Jesus now?
Asked the man of learning
He will never show
Logic won't allow him
These are the words that people say
What words will they use that day

Like a thief in the night
In the place where you hide
He will come like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
He will come for his bride
He will come like a thief in the night

And when He's here He'll shout
Erasing every doubt
And then they'll all cry out
"SAVE US!"

Like a thief in the night
In the place where you hide
He will come like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
He will come for his bridez
He will come like a thief in the night

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Somethin' Bout Jesus

Somethin bout Jesus that makes me forget
All of the silly little cares of this world
Oh yea! You bet!

Got into Memphis about 2 AM
Waiting for me was my blond-haired friend
Trying to ease my mind
I ain't been home in a long long time

Start complaining about balancing books
She gives me one of those looks and says
Baby don't get uptight
Jesus gonna make it right
Make it right, child
Make it right

Somethin bout Jesus that makes me forget
All of the silly little cares of this world
Oh yea! You bet!

Some men, they worry about family
Some even worry about time for tee
But there's one man I'll say
Who can chase those worries away

His name is Jesus and soon you will know
Shout His name and watch your worries go
Trust in Jesus Christ
He died to give you life
Give you life, child
Give you life

Somethin bout Jesus that makes me forget
All of the silly little cares of this world
Oh yea! You bet!

Somethin bout Jesus that makes me forget
All of the silly little cares of this world
Oh yea! You bet!

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Two Sets Of Joneses

This here's a song about two sets of Jones'
Rothchild, Evelyn, Reuben and Sue
Just for discussion, through random selection
We've chosen two couples who haven't a clue

Rothchild was lucky to marry so wealthy
Evelyn bought him a house on the beach
Reuben and Sue, they had nothing but Jesus
And at night they would pray that He'd care for them each

And the rain came down
And it blew the four walls down
And the clouds, they rolled away
One set of Jones' was standing that day

Evelyn's daddy was proud of young Rothchild
He worked the late hours to be number one
But just newlyweds and their marriage got rocky
He's flying to Dallas; she's having a son

Reuben was holding a Gideon's Bible
He screamed, "It's a boy!" so that everyone heard
And the guys at the factory took a collection
Again, God provided for bills he'd incurred

And the rain came down
And it blew the four walls down
And the clouds, they rolled away
One set of Jones' was standing that day

So what is the point of this story?
What am I trying to say?
Is your life built on the rock of Christ Jesus?
Or a sandy foundation you've managed to lay?

Needless to say, Evelyn left her husband
And sued him for every penny he had
I truly wish that those two would find Jesus
Before things get worse than they already have

And the rain came down
And it blew the four walls down
And the clouds, they rolled away
One set of Jones' was standing that day

And the rain came down
And it blew the four walls down
And the clouds, they rolled away
One set of Jones' was standing that day

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Count On You

When the day has just begun
And it's already through
I can count on you
Well, I can count on you

When my life's a mystery
That hasn't any clues
I can count on you
Well, I can count on you

When the sky falls down
Bits and pieces on the ground
And when the world goes mad
I'll see you and I'll be glad

When my blue eyed baby turns
A deeper shade of blue
I can count on you
Well, I can count on you

When the sky falls down
Bits and pieces on the ground
And when the world goes mad
I'll see you and I'll be glad

Swimming in the ocean
Or drowning in the dew
I can count on you
Well, I can count on you

When the sky falls down
Bits and pieces on the ground
And when the world goes mad
I'll see you and I'll be glad

I can count on you
Well, I can count on you
Well, I can count on you
Well, I can count on you

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Jesus Is Your Friend

Take the biggest thing that's got you down
And stand it up right next to God
Anyone can see who's bigger now
It don't take no astronaut

So don't be scared or afraid
'Cause Jesus is your friend
Oh, it's alright
He'll be there in the black of night
Oh, it's okay
He'll be there in the light of day
Love will never end
If Jesus is your friend
If Jesus is your friend

When I was a little baby
They used to leave the night light on
Now there's a light that lives inside of me
That even makes a baby strong

So don't be scared or afraid
'Cause Jesus is your friend
Oh, it's alright
He'll be there in the black of night
Oh, it's okay
He'll be there in the light of day
Love will never end
If Jesus is your friend
If Jesus is your friend

How can I get to know this Jesus
You may be wondering down inside
He's right here pulling on your heartstrings
Won't you come and open wide

So don't be scared or afraid
'Cause Jesus is your friend
Oh, it's alright
He'll be there in the black of night
Oh, it's okay
He'll be there in the light of day
Love will never end
If Jesus is your friend
If Jesus is your friend

If Jesus is your friend
If Jesus is your friend

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Respect Yourself

If you disrespect everybody that you run into
How in the world do you think anybody's supposed to respect you
If you don't give a heck about the man with a Bible in his hand
Then just get out of the way and let the gentleman do his thing

You're the kind of gentleman that wants everything his way
Take the sheet off your face, boy; it's a brand new day
Respect yourself
Respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself
Ain't nobody gonna give a good ga-hoo

Respect yourself
Respect yourself

If you're walkin' 'round thinkin' that the world owes you somethin' 'cause
you're here
You're goin' out the world backwards like you did when you first come in
Keep talkin' 'bout the president; wanna stop air pollution
Put your hand over your mouth when you cough; that'll help the solution

And you're cursin' around women and you don't even know their name
And you're dumb enough to think it'll make you a big ole man
Respect yourself
Respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself
Ain't nobody gonna give a good ga-hoo

Respect yourself
Respect yourself

Respect yourself
Respect yourself

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Where's The Passion?

Hey, people, gather 'round
Come see what's going down
Listen, can you hear
Brother? Sister?
All my eyes see
Pain and misery
All my heart wants
Is salvation for everyone

I searched the land for a willing man
And I found many
One by one the hard times come
And they all up and left me
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey

There I come; here I go
Rock of ages, a rolling stone
Taste my lips and hear me roar
I'm telling you just once more

If you believe, then take your cross
But take your time and count the cost
Then if you still know for sure
Hang on 'cause here we go

I searched the land for a willing man
And I found many
One by one the hard times come
And they all up and left me
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey

I searched the land for a willing man
And I found many
One by one the hard times come
And they all up and left me
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey

Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey
Where's the passion
Where's the ... hey, hey

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Way It Ought To Be

If, if I
Said I said, "I love you"
Then it wouldn't be a lie
So, you say
I didn't tell you often
Now we disagree

Here we are fighting
When we should be reuniting
I say, hey, (hey, hey) that's the way it ought to be
Say, hey, (hey, hey) that's the way it ought to be

No big deal
I told you I was sorry
And that is how I feel
Have your way
You'll come running back
I see it happen every day

Here we are fighting
When we should be reuniting
I say, hey, that's the way it ought to be
(way it ought to be)
Say, hey (hey, hey) that's the way it ought to be

Cause maybe we've both been a bit too proud
(oh, yeah, I'll say)
I'd say we've both been way too proud

Check this out
Well, Baby, I've been thinking
And I know without a doubt
You and me
We gotta go to Jesus
He's the only remedy

Here we are fighting
When we should be reuniting
I say, hey, (hey, hey) that's the way it ought to be
(way it ought to be)
Hey, (hey, hey) that's the way it ought to be
(way it ought to be)
9d_Ending = 'Cause maybe we've both been a bit too proud
(oh, yeah, I'll say)

Cause maybe we've both been a bit too proud
(oh, yeah, I'll say)
I'd say we've both been way too proud

'Cause maybe we've both been a bit too proud
(oh, yeah, I'll say)

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Faith Of A Little Seed

All it takes is a little bit of water and sunshine
To make a big tree grow
And every tree was a little bitty seed at one time
It just takes time, you know

And patiently they lay in hope
And God provides the rest
All we really need
Is the faith of a little seed

I never, ever saw a bird go hungry
Singing in the breeze
And the flowers, never was a lady on Sunday
Prettier than these

And patiently they lay in hope
And God provides the rest
All we really need
Is the faith of a little seed

Though I'm sown in rocky places
There I will abide
Taking root in my Lord Jesus
Knowing He'll provide

The faith of a little seed
The faith of a little seed
The faith of a little seed

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Message From The King

Got a message for you, Baby
Got a message from the King
Got a message for you, Baby
Got a message from the King
He said, "Leave all your possessions
If you want to be free
Take up your cross and follow me"

Got a message for you, Baby
Got a message from the King
Got a message for you, Baby
Got a message from the King
He said, "Leave all your possessions
If you want to be free
Take up your cross and follow me"

Got a message for you, Baby
Got a message from the King
Got a message for you, Baby
Got a overnight special express from the King, oh, yeah
He said, "Leave all your possessions
If you want to be free
Take up your cross and follow
Take up your cross and follow
Take up your cross and follow me"

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The Ballad Of Arlis Richards

Arlis Richards was a man who lived among the blacks
He was a crosstie walker with a guitar on his back
Barely educated, couldn't write his name
But when he played his guitar, everybody sang

I have been set free
Pain and misery
No longer follow me
I know Jesus

Just outside of Memphis, back in '52
Arlis was a ramblin' the way that he would do
Playin' on his guitar, sitting in the shade
People came to listen to the music that he played

I have been set free
Pain and misery
No longer follow me
I know Jesus

Some folks walked on by when they saw the color of his skin
Others stayed and cried when they saw the man within

When his song was over, Arlis went his way
But some folks say revival started that day

I have been set free
Pain and misery
No longer follow me
I know Jesus

One more time won't you sing your song

I have been set free
Pain and misery
No longer follow me
I know Jesus
He knows me

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