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I’LL ALWAYS BE THERE

Gospel Cassette # 243
I’LL ALWAYS BE THERE
I'll Always Be There / Down In The Whale / He Meant Every Word / Up They'll Come / Why Don't You Answer / There's A Bend In The Road / We're Gonna’ Celebrate / I Love To Tell The Story / Something's Gotta' Give / God's Sweet Love


I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE
By Martha Miranda © 1994

I'll always be there
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I'll always be there
When you need a friend
I'll always be there!
Where have all the angels gone
That always held my hand?
Where have all the angels gone
That said they'd understand
And stand by Me?

I'll always be there
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I'll always be there
When you need a friend
I'll always be there! Where did that great Angel go
And when will He come again?
Where did that great Angel go?
I've read the words He said When will that great Angel come
And take us by the hand?
When will all those angels come
And take us to that land
That promised land? I'll always be there
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I'll always be there
When you need a friend
I'll always be there!


DOWN IN THE WHALE
By Martha Miranda © 1994

Down in the belly of the whale
Round and round in the belly of the whale
Jonah got his heart right
Jonah got spit upon on the land
Down in the belly of the whale
Round and round in the belly of the whale
Three days and three nights ole' Jonah rolled around
In the belly of the whale

GOD told ole' Jonah
To go down to Nineveh
But Jonah just wouldn't do it
Jonah ran away from GOD
And tried to hide his face from GOD
But Jonah just couldn't hide it Down in the belly of the whale
Round and round in the belly of the whale
Jonah got his heart right
Jonah got spit upon on the land
Down in the belly of the whale
Round and round in the belly of the whale
Three days and three nights ole' Jonah rolled around
In the belly of the whale Dear ole' Jonah ran away
Got upon a ship one day
GOD sent down a mighty storm
All the men became afraid
And threw ole' Jonah overboard
Down he went sinking like a stone Down in the belly of the whale
Round and round in the belly of the whale
Jonah got his heart right
Jonah got spit upon on the land
Down in the belly of the whale
Round and round in the belly of the whale
Three days and three nights ole' Jonah rolled around
In the belly
In the belly
In the belly of the whale


HE MEANT EVERY WORD
By Martha Miranda © 1994

Some say when you're dead
You're just dead and that's it
There just isn't anymore some say
Some say everybody's going to the same place
They say everybody's gonna make it there

But I believe He meant
Every WORD He said
He's coming back
He's coming back
He's not dead
As His Father is living
He too is living
And He meant
Every WORD He said
Oh yes, He meant
Every WORD He said


UP THEY'LL COME
By Martha Miranda © 1994

They are only sleeping only sleeping
All my brothers and a father
And a mother down there
Silently they wait for the time
To hear the trumpet blow
Silently they sleep away the years
But they'll break forth
And not silently!

Up from the dead they'll come
Like a mighty rushing wind
With wings of flaming fire
Like rockets full of power
Screaming like the roar
Of ten thousand bolts of thunder
Up from the grave they'll come
But not silently! They are only sleeping, only sleeping
All the prophets, all the saints
And the martyrs down there
Silently they wait the time
To hear the trumpet blow
Silently they sleep away the years
But they'll come forth
And not silently!
Up from the dead they'll come
Like a mighty rushing wind
With wings of flaming fire
Like rockets full of power
Screaming like the roar
Of ten thousand bolts of thunder
Up from the grave they'll come
But not silently


WHY DON'T YOU ANSWER?
By Martha Miranda © 1994

I'm just a preacher knockin' on the door
I see the lights are on
And the cars at home
Don't you hear me knockin'?
Why won't you open up the door?
I can hear the laughter and the children at play
I won't take up a lot of your time today
Why won't you open up the door?

Why don't you answer the door?
Isn't anybody there?
Why don't you answer the door?
Don't you know I cannot stay?
Why don't you answer the door?
Is everybody sleepin'?
I cannot come this way again
There's whole world out there I've been here so many times before
Don't you hear me knockin'
Knockin' on the door?
Why don't you hear me?
Why don't you open up the door?
I can smell the fish afryin' in the pan
I can hear the music playin'
I can hear the band
Why don't you hear me?
Why don't you open up the door? Why don't you answer the door?
Isn't anybody there?
Why don't you answer the door?
Don't you know I cannot stay?
Why don't you answer the door?
Is everybody sleepin'?
I cannot come this way again
There's a whole world out there


THERE'S A BEND IN THE ROAD
By Martha Miranda © 1994

Minutes are like seconds
Years are like days
The older I get
The faster they all fly away
Time is like a thief
That steals everything away
There's a bend in the road
Up ahead for me

There's a bend in the road up ahead
And I'll be born again
Into a life that never ends, never ends
The things that matter here
Will never matter there
For time as lost a battle
I have won
The battle at the end
At the bend in the road for me For years I looked ahead
My hopes and dreams were high
And now I'm looking back
To all the happy years gone by
Time has stolen loved ones
Time has stolen friends
There's a bend in the road
Up ahead for me
There's a bend in the road up ahead
And I'll be born again
Into a life that never ends, never ends
The things that matter here
Will never matter there
For time as lost a battle
I have won
The battle at the end
At the bend in the road for me


WE'RE GONNA' CELEBRATE
By Martha Miranda © 1994

Clap your hands to the rhythm
Tap your feet to the beat
Down the street, round the corner
To the top of the hill
Down on the other side
Sing and beat on the drums
Keep the rhythm, move your feet
Don't you dare miss a beat
Blow that trumpet down the street
And keep on, a movin' on

We're gonna' have a great celebration
JESUS is coming to take us all home
We're gonna' dance round and round the lake of fire
Throw the devil in and watch him burn
Dancin' down the streets of gold
Meetin' all the saints of old
Singin' with the angel band
Dancin' all around the throne
Finally, we all made it home
We're gonna' celebrate!
We're gonna' celebrate!
We're gonna celebrate!


I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY
By Martha Miranda © 1994

I love to tell the story
How JESUS died for me
A long time ago
On a certain winter's night
Mary gave birth to her Son
The heavens declared it
Angels bowed low
The earth received her King

I love to tell the story
How JESUS died for me
A long time ago
On a certain lonely hill
Mary's Son hung on a GOD forsaken tree
The heavens declared it
Angels bowed low
The earth buried her King I love to tell the story
How JESUS died for me
Any day now
On a certain special day
The heavens will give birth to her Son
His Father shall declare it
The angels bow low
And the earth receive her King Tongues of fire
Flames of glory
Angels bending low
Tell the everlasting story
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD
Tongues of fire
Flames of glory
Angels bending low
Tell the everlasting story
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD
Earth receive your King
Earth receive your King
Earth receive your King
I love to tell the story
How JESUS died for me


SOMETHING'S GOTTA' GIVE
By Martha Miranda © 1994

Wars and fears of wars
Tornadoes and lightnings all around
Dead babies crying in the sewers
Grandpa’s lying in his sores
And Grandma, Grandma's crying
For just a crust of bread

Something's gotta' give.
Something's gotta’ give
Something's gotta' give, gotta' give
Something's gotta' give
The earth cannot keep on
A spinnin' around this way
Something's gotta' give.
Something's gotta' give
Something's gotta' give, gotta' give
Something's gotta' give
It's crackin' at the seams
And it's falling all apart
Something's gotta' give
Something's gotta' give Men beatin' women and babies
Children are hungry in the streets
People are dying on the sidewalks
Papa's too drunk to go to work
And Mama, Mama's just lookin'
For a little love Something's gotta' give. Something's gotta give
Something's gotta' give, gotta' give
Something's gotta' give
Something's gotta' give, gotta' give
Something's gotta' give!


GOD'S SWEET LOVE
By Martha Miranda © 1994

Come and listen in to a melody on the radio
Come and listen in to some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love
Come and listen in to a melody, sent down from above
Come and listen in to some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love

Have you heard the story, heaven's comin' down again?
Have you heard the story, JESUS is our friend?
Have you heard the story, sin and death will have an end?
Have you heard the story about JESUS, GOD's sweet love? Come and listen in to a melody on the radio
Come and listen in to some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love
Come and listen in to a melody sent down from above
Come and listen in to some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love Won't you sing along with me? Heaven's comin' down again
Won't you sing along with me? JESUS is our friend
Won't you sing along with me? Sin and death will have an end
Won't you sing along with me about JESUS, GOD's sweet love? Come and sing along a melody on the radio
Come and sing along some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love
Come and sing along a melody sent down from above
Come and sing along some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love Sing along . . .Sing along. . Have you heard the story, heaven's comin' down again?
Have you heard the story, JESUS is our friend?
Have you heard the story, sin and death will have an end?
Have you heard the story about JESUS, GOD's sweet love? Come and listen in to a melody on the radio
Come and listen in to some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love
Come and listen in to a melody sent down from above
Come and listen in to some harmony of love, GOD's sweet love
Have you heard the story?
Have you heard the story?
Have you heard the story?
Have you heard the story?
Have ya? Have ya?`


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I’LL ALWAYS BE THERE