"SOUNDS OF FRESH WATERS"



ALBUM LYRICS



ONE SONG PER PAGE

in order of recording

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O SING A NEW SONG

(Psalm 96)



word adaptation, music,

and arrangement by Merla Watson



Sing a new song unto the Lord: Sing a new song and bless His name;

O sing a new song unto the Lord: Sing unto the Lord, and bless His name;



Sing a new song unto the Lord: Sing a new song and bless His name;

O sing a new song unto the Lord: Sing unto the Lord, and bless His name;



Sing a new song from day to day, Sing a new song while ye may;

Show forth His salvation from day to day, Sing praises unto Him while ye may;



Sing a new song, He is worthy of praise, Sing a new song with the strength of your days;

The Lord He is great and worthy of praise, Sing unto the Lord with the strength of your days;



Sing a new song, let the heavens rejoice, Sing a new song to who gives us a voice.

O worship the Lord, let the heavens rejoice in God the creator who gives us a voice.







CONSIDER HIM



words, music, and arrangement

by Merla Watson



1) Consider Him who came as one of us

A tender babe in a cruel world

He chose to come, He chose to come



2) Consider Him who came to talk to us

Who healed the sick and Who showed us all

A better way, a better way.



3) Consider Him who came to die for us.

It was the only way that we could know

How much He loved, how much He loved.



4) Consider Him who came to rise from us.

He showed us all that our faith can live

And we can too, and we can too.



5) Consider Him who came to come back for us

So we can be with Him and talk with Him

In His own house, in His own house.



6) Consider Him who came to call us all.

O please be still and listen to His voice,

And let Him in, and let Him in.







THE TIME OF THE SINGING OF THE BIRDS

from the Song of Solomon



word adaptation, music and arrangement

by Merla Watson



Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep

Brro brro brro brro brro brro



Tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut tut

Brro brro brro brro brro brro brro brro



Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba



Caw caw whip-poor-will Chip chipp-y chip too-wit too-woo

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo



Caw caw whip-poor-will Chip chippy- chip cuckoo

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo



1) The time of the singing of birds is come, The winter is past, and the rain is gone,

The time of the singing of birds is come, Come away! Come away!



2) The flowers appear upon all the earth, the voice of the turtle dove sings “new birth”

The flowers appear upon all the earth; Come away! Come away!



3) Rise up, O my love and now come away! For this is the dawn of a new spring day.

Rise up! O my love and now come away! Come away! Come away!



Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep

Come away! Come away! Come away! Tut tut tut



MIRACLES



words, music, and arrangement

by Merla Watson



Intro: Miracles! Miracles! Who believes in miracles?



1) He made the cripple dance for joy, He made the sightless see,

The dead He made spring back to life, The great Physician He!



(chorus) Miracles! Miracles!

Who believes in Miracles?

Miracles! Miracles! Happen ev'ry day!



2) One day He came to my poor heart and lit His candle there;

He placed a song upon my lips, And showed me how to care.



(chorus) Miracles! Miracles!

Who believes in miracles?

Miracles! Miracles! Happen ev'ry day!



3) If we could only have this faith to reach His hand half way,

We'd find the touch of Jesus Christ the very same today!



(chorus) Miracles! Miracles!

Who believes in miracles?

Miracles! Miracles! Happen ev'ry day.







HEAR MY PRAYER

(Psalm 102)



word, adaptation, music, and

arrangement by Merla Watson



Hear my prayer my prayer, O hear my prayer

O Lord, O Lord,

Let my cry go unto You.

Let my cry go unto You, let my cry go unto You, unto You.

Hide not Your face from me in the day of trouble,

Hide not Your face far from me.



Lai lai lai - lai lai lai lai lai lai lai

Loo loo loo - loo loo loo - lai lai lai lai

lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai lai

Hide not Your face far from me, O hear my prayer my prayer

O hear my prayer O Lord, O Lord



Merla: Ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai, O my Lord

Merv: O hear my prayer, my prayer, O hear my prayer, O Lord, O Lord



Merv: Let my cry go unto you, Let my cry go unto you, Let my cry go unto you,

Unto you,

Hide not Your face from me in the day of trouble.

Hide not Your face, hide not Your face far from me, far from me.







JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT



Words, music, and arrangement

by Merla Watson



1) There's a surge of violence that's sweeping ev'ry land:

White hate black, and black hate white, It's getting out of hand!



(chorus) Someone is calling just before midnight!

Well, He's calling you and me, To be all that we can be,

To rise up and be counted and be free!



2) In the heart of ev'ry man there lurks a loveless thought;

For love's a thing that God must give you: It never can be taught!



(chorus)



3) There's a colour that's universal, and it is worse by far.

It's shared by men of ev'ry skin, It's a heart as black as tar!



(chorus)



4) You can't change it's ugly hue, Tho' you may surely try,

Jesus is the only one and for this He had to die!



(chorus)





I WILL SING OF THE MERCIES

(Psalm 89)



music and arrangement

by Merla Watson





I will sing of the mercies of the Lord, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord,

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord, forever, and ever and ever, and ever:



Alleluia etc.







THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

(Psalm 23)



Music and arrangement

by Merla Watson



The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not, I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths, in the paths of righteousness,

Of righteousness for His, for His name's sake.



Yea, though I walk

Through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me,

Thy rod and staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil;

My cup runneth over,

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

All the days of my life: and I will dwell

In the house of the Lord forever.



The Lord is my shepherd, is my shepherd, is my shepherd.



IT'S GOTTA BE GREAT



words, music and arrangement

by Merla Watson



1) A man wants to fly, a man needs to cry,

To reach for the sky, He wants to know how to die,

He looks here and there, He tries each new flair,

As long as he dare, He even grows miles of hair!



(chorus) It’s new, so it's gotta be great!

It swings and it helps you relate!

It's free mental state is the wildest of bait!

It's new, so it's gotta be great!



2) Banana peels, glue, and spider webs too:

These things he hopes do lead him to what is true;

He soon finds each trend leads to a dead end;

And even his friend has only made him descend!



(chorus)



3) This man is real hip, He's been on a trip,

It's fake fellowship, He finds it's all been a gyp!

God wants him to fly, God wants him to cry,

To reach for the sky, That's why He sent Christ to die!



(chorus)




IN THE NIGHT

(from Psalm 42:8)



music and arrangement

by Merla Watson



In the night His song shall be with me,

His song shall be with me in the night!



In the night, in the night His song shall be with me,

In the night!



THE SEED OF JOY

(Luke 8:11)

words and music by Merv Watson

arrangement by Merla Watson


1) If I had the seed of joy I'd plant it in the ground.

I'd water it with kindness until the bloom was found.



2) The tree would grow to heaven bath'd in the morning sun.

I'd sit beneath its branches whene'er the day was done.



3) The trunk would be of burnish'd gold, the leaves of jewels rare.

The fruit would be pure happiness and ev'ry branch would bear,



4) And all the peoples of the earth could come and taste and see

How I had grown that seed of joy into a mighty tree.



5) But I have not that seed of joy, my own it cannot be

Till there comes One who'll plant it in the heart of you and me

Till there comes One who'll plant it in the heart of you and me.

GRACE BE TO YOU AND YOU

(I Cor. 1:3)



Music and arrangement

by Merla Watson



Grace be to you and you, grace be to you and you

And grace be to you and you, and peace from God our Father

And peace from God our Father,

And peace, and peace

And peace from our God, our God and Father

And from our Lord Jesus Christ

Grace and peace, Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen!