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MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Gospel Cassette # 236
MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Why Didn't You? / I Want To Hear About Jesus / I Shall Stand / The Three Angels / The Kingdom's Coming Down / You Can't Take Over There / Some Sweet Day / Monkeys In A Tree / Who Made The Stars / Are We OK? / That's A Fact / Life Is A Water Well / Hear The Children Dancing

WHY DIDN'T YOU?
By Martha © 1994

Sometimes faith just disappears
Sometimes it's up and gone
Sometimes it just must be sung over again
Like a lonely song

Sometimes it flies away just like a bird
Sometimes it sticks like glue
GOD is going to trouble the waters
Just to see who is tried and true

GOD is going to trouble the waters
GOD is going to trouble the sea
GOD is going to shake every mountain
GOD is going to say to you and me

Did you do what I said?
Did you walk on the water?
Did you raise the dead?
Why didn't you?
Did you heal all the sick?
Did you part the sea?
Did you overcome the devil?
Why didn't you?


I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS
By Martha 1994

Let's not talk about a supper
Let's not talk about a party
Schools and diplomas all have their place
And marriage and children and the working place
But not in the pulpits that belong to Him
Not in the throne of His power

I want to hear about JESUS
I want to hear about Him
I want to touch the hand of his power
I want to be healed from sin
I don't want to hear about the weather
I don't want to hear the daily news
Don't talk to me about a fallen brother
Who stands before the judgment seat of GOD
I just want to hear about JESUS
I just want to hear about Him

Let's not talk about the weather
Let's not talk about our brother
Abortions and wars, they all have their places
And murders and drugs and all those things we face
But not in the pulpits that belong to Him
Not in the throne of His power

I want to touch the hand of his power
I want to be healed from sin
I don't want to hear about the weather
I don't want to hear the daily news
Don't talk to me about a fallen brother
Who stands before the judgment seat of GOD
I just want to hear about JESUS
I just want to hear about Him


I SHALL STAND
By Martha © 1994

When the ups and downs of life are at an all time low
And problems of this world are out of hand
When the forces of evil try to take it all away
There's a mountain top on which I stand

Thus saith the LORD is sufficient
It is written is enough
The name of JESUS CHRIST says it all
On a mountain top I stand
Unmoveable, undefeatable, unconquerable do I stand
Though they may take it all away
I shall stand
I shall stand

I am determined that nothing shall separate me
From the love of JESUS CHRIST
I am determined that even death and hell itself
Shall fall and shall never rise up again

I am persuaded that, that resurrection power
That raised up JESUS CHRIST from the dead
Is sufficient and so able to take care of me
That is that mountain top on which I stand

Thus saith the LORD is sufficient
It is written is enough
The name of JESUS CHRIST says it all
On a mountain top I stand
Unmoveable, undefeatable, unconquerable do I stand
Though they may take it all away
I shall stand
I shall stand


THE THREE ANGELS
By Martha © 1994

There is an angel crying aloud
Fear GOD and give glory to Him
For the hour of His judgment has come
Worship Him who has made all there is
The first angel cries, fear GOD
The first angel cries, fear GOD

There is another angel crying
Babylon the great, is fallen, is fallen
For she has made all the nations drink
Of her wrath and the wine of her fornications
The second angel cries, Babylon is fallen
The second angel cries, she is dead

The third angel cries, if any man worship
The beast and worship his image
The same shall drink of the wrath of GOD
And be tormented in fire, forever
The third angel cries, flee hell's judgment
The third angel cries, flee from hell

The angels have come, declaring GOD'S WORD
Saying, fear GOD, and give glory to Him
The angels do cry, Believe upon Him
Whose blood has stained the mountainside
Worship the GOD of the heavens and earth
Worship the King of all
Worship the GOD of the heavens and earth
Worship the King of all


THE KINGDOM'S COMING DOWN
By Martha © 1994

Men have always looked for that City
Comin' down from heaven, from GOD
I, too, am looking for that City
Where that mighty LAMB of GOD does trod

I'm goin' up, goin' up into that glory
It's comin' down, comin' down unto men
I'm gonna' touch the hand of JESUS
I'm gonna' walk where no man has ever been
I'm goin' up, goin' up into that City
I'm goin' up where no death or pain can live
There'll be no tear fall down on one tired face
It's comin' down
It's comin' down
It's comin' down
The Kingdom is comin' down

John even saw that mighty City
Comin' down from heaven, from GOD
Full of that power and that glory
Where death cannot reign anymore

I'm goin' up, goin' up into that glory
It's comin' down, comin' down unto men
I'm gonna' touch the hand of JESUS
I'm gonna' walk where no man has ever been
I'm goin' up, goin' up into that City
I’m goin' up where no death or pain can live
There'll be no tear fall down on one tired face
It's comin' down
It's comin' down
It's comin' down
The Kingdom is comin' down

I'm goin' up, goin' up into that glory
It's comin' down, comin' down unto men
I'm gonna' touch the hand of JESUS
I'm gonna' walk where no man has ever been
I'm goin' up, goin' up into that City
I'm goin' up, goin' up into that City
I'm goin' up, goin' up into that City


YOU CAN'T TAKE OVER THERE
By Martha © 1994

I'm gonna' dance on the stars over there
Take a morning walk on Mars over there
I'm gonna' slide ten times down the milky way, hey, hey
I'm gonna' skip across the clouds
Shout and praise the LORD out loud
No! You can't take over there away from me

You can take away my money
You can take away my pride
You can call me every dirty name your mouth can stand
You can turn my friends against me
You can tell a lie about me
But you can't take over there away from me

You can hate me all day long
Even hate this silly song
But I'm heaven bound and you can't take that away
You can repossess my car
On a bike I won't get far
But you can't take over there away from me

I'm gonna' dance on the stars over there
Take a morning walk on Mars over there
I'm gonna' slide ten times down the milky way, hey, hey
I'm gonna' skip across the clouds
Shout and praise the LORD out loud
No! You can't take over there away from me


SOME SWEET DAY
By Martha © 1994

Life is just so rotten we all come in just a hollerin'
And we all go out fightin' all the way
But the thing that hurts so badly is that grave that takes us down
Into the dusty ground from which we all came

Some sweet day that ground is gonna' shake
Some sweet day that ground is gonna' break
Some sweet day my dust is gonna' take its flight
And fly away, fly away

I'm gonna' fly across the universe
And shake the hand of JESUS
Some sweet day, some sweet day
And we are going to be together
We will walk and talk together
Some sweet day, some sweet day
And when all the shoutin' is over
He'll take me to the place
He's prepared for me, for me
I'll see all my brothers and my sisters
And my Mother and my Father
O, glory day, some sweet day

Some sweet day that ground is gonna' shake
Some sweet day that ground is gonna' break
Some sweet day my dust is gonna' take its flight
And fly away, fly away

Life is just so rotten we all come in just a hollerin'
And we all go out fightin' all the way
But the thing that hurts so badly is that grave that takes us down
Into the dusty ground from which we all came

Some sweet day that ground is gonna' shake
Some sweet day that ground is gonna' break
Some sweet day my dust is gonna' take its flight
And fly away, fly away
Some sweet day I'm gonna' fly away
Some sweet day I'm gonna' fly away


MONKEYS IN A TREE
By Martha © 1994

When you think no one cares
Who did you help today?
When you think no one is there
Who did you call on today?
When you think you do it all
Who did you thank today?
Aren't we just ridiculous
Acting like monkeys in a tree (Making sunshine)

Monkeys in a tree just as happy as can be
Swinging from the vines
Is that what we want to be?
Monkeys in a tree with nothing to be
Just eat and drink and play
Monkeys pickin' fleas, monkeys in a tree,
Doing nothin' (Making sunshine)

Some people say we came from an ape
I don't believe that at all
If it were true, we descended from an ape
Why are there still monkeys runnin' round?
I believe in monkeys. I believe in men
I believe in GOD who made them all
Aren't some men ridiculous
Acting like monkeys in a tree? (Making sunshine)

Monkeys in a tree, just as happy as can be
Swinging from the vines
Is that what we want to be?
Monkeys in a tree with nothing to be
Just eat and drink and play
Monkeys pickin' fleas, monkeys in a tree,
Doin' nothin'
Monkeys in a tree. . . . doin' nothing . . . . . .


WHO MADE THE STARS?
By Martha © 1994

Listen to the rain droppin' on the window pane
Where does the rain come from
And who made the rain?
Listen to the wind echo through the trees
It can blow easy or it can blow mean
Who made the breeze?

And look at all those stars
Hanging loose in the sky
They'll still be there
Long after I die
They have no voice
And they have no thoughts
So they can't wonder about me
But who made the stars?

Look at the lightning flash down to the ground
It makes the body tremble when the thunder starts to growl
Who made the sound?
Then look at a baby, a miracle to see
Forming himself inside of me
How can it be?

And look at all those stars
Hanging loose in the sky
They'll still be there
Long after I die
They have no voice
And they have no thoughts
So they can't wonder about me
But who made the stars?

Listen to the rain droppin' on the window pane
Who made the rain?
Listen to the wind echo through the trees
Who made the breeze?
Look at the lightning flash down to the ground
Who made the sound?


ARE WE OKAY?
By Martha © 1994

I get up every mornin' and think about the day
And how I'll make it thru a rotten day
I go to bed every night thinkin' about gettin' up in the mornin'
And just how I'll make it thru another day

JESUS, are you and I okay, today
I need to know that you and I are okay today
I need to know
You would tell me if something
Made you think a little less of me
You would tell me what I could do
To make it all up to you
JESUS, are you and I okay, today
I need to know that you and I are okay
I need to know
Cause if you and I are okay
Then everything is okay, and I'm okay

I go to work every mornin' worryin' about the day
And just what the devil is going to throw my way
Finally I make it back home at night
Thinkin' about another battle tomorrow
I wonder if its worth it, and then I think, I've got you

JESUS, are you and I okay, today
I need to know that you and I are okay today
I need to know
You would tell me if something
Made you think a little less of me
You would tell me what I could do
To make it all up to you
JESUS, are you and I okay, today
I need to know that you and I are okay
I need to know
Cause if you and I are okay
Then everything is okay, and I'm okay
Cause if you and I are okay
Then everything is okay and I'm okay . . . . . . . . .


THAT'S A FACT
By Martha © Dec. 1994

I was talking to the LORD this morning
Telling Him the world was picking on me
He said just let it be
Leave it all to Me
I'll take care of it
You can depend on that

If it troubles you it troubles Me
And that is that
And it pleases Me to trouble those
That trouble you, and that's a fact
Those that bless you shall be blessed
Those that curse you shall be cursed
You can depend on that
Cause it pleases Me to trouble those
That trouble you, and that's a fact
That's a fact!

I was talking to the LORD and said I could be wrong
Telling Him that maybe I'm to blame
He said just let it be
Leave it all to Me
I'll take care of you
You can depend on that

If it troubles you it troubles Me
And that is that
And it pleases Me to trouble those
That trouble you, and that's a fact
Those that bless you shall be blessed
Those that curse you shall be cursed
You can depend on that
Cause it pleases Me to trouble those
That trouble you, and that's a fact
That's a fact!


LIFE IS A WATER WELL
By Martha © Jan. 1995

Life is a water well full of dreams and things
And sometimes it overflows with pain
We toss in our coins and hope dreams will come true
And we never stop believing when it rains

I pray for you, all your dreams to come true
And the LORD of your life to come along
And I pray for you, all your hopes you realize
And the water well of life is good to you

Life is a water well full of fantasies and castles
And sometimes our water well brings tears
We toss in our pennies and hope miracles still happen
And we never stop believing in our prayers

O, I pray for you, all your dreams to come true
And the LORD of your life to come along
.And I pray for you, all your hopes you realize
And the water well of life is good to you


HEAR THE CHILDREN DANCING
By Martha © 1974
Vocal & Marimba Instrumental

Hear the little children dancin’
Hear the little children dancin’
Hear the little children dance for Jesus
Hear the little children dancin’
Hear the little children dancin’
Hear the little children dance for Jesus


From Cassette Tape MARTHA'S VINEYARD (SM 236)

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