A Servant's Heart

by Greg Rice

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1.
Chorus: May Our God forever reign For He is more than worthy Join in the Hosts as they proclaim Holy, Holy is His Name May Our God forever reign! Enter with awe before the great majestic Lord Draw near the power of His grace Drink in His glory as we come into His courts Filling up with splendor ’til we must sing out with praise! Chorus Boldly we gather now around the Father’s throne Knowing we’re righteous like His Son We are made perfect by the blood of Christ alone Marvel at His great mercy let all His Children sing as one! Chorus (2x)
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In moments like these, my spirit is still The sweet tenderness of your presence is real My heart is so full, yet my words cannot say what I feel. In moments like these, I feel such a peace Yet praise deep within me demands a release And all I can do is to fall before You on my knees! Chorus: And I just cry “Holy! Lord, God Almighty”! My soul cannot contain the joy that You have given me! This humble voice is raised with words beyond all praise! When I am filled with You, I just cry, “Holy!” In moments like these, I long to remain Where silence is sometimes the sweetest refrain And all I can hear is my heart when I lift up Your name! Chorus: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning, our song shall rise to Thee! Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty! When I am filled with You, I just cry, “Holy!"
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Battered and broken, he was left there to die And those who saw simply went on their way, 'Til a man with compassion who would not pass by Reached out in live to end his suffering that day. And when we see helpless souls are we moved by their need? Do they touch us with their pain, with eyes of mercy do we see? Do we long to have a love that will allow the Lord to start To create within us a Servant's Heart? Battered and broken He was hung there to die And while the crowd watched his life ebb away, Christ looked down with compassion, “Forgive them”, He cried And gave His life to end our hopelessness that day. And when we see helpless souls are we moved by their need? Do they touch us with their pain, with eyes of mercy do we see? Do we long to have a love that will allow the Lord to start To create within us a Servant's Heart? And will we give from our souls all we have to impart, Not just a part, but the whole of all our heart? And when we see helpless souls are we moved by their need? Do they touch us with their pain, with eyes of mercy do we see? Do we long to have a love that will allow the Lord to start To create within us a Servant's Heart?
4.
Emily Ann 04:08
Instrumental
5.
A lowly carpenter with nails in His hands Came to Earth to build a church that will stand Against the powers of death, darkness, and sin. And with nothing more than common Men He built a church that would not end Though threatened from without and within And though some thought the cross meant the church was dead An empty tomb would prove instead That He would rise again to reign evermore. Chorus: And the church will stand triumphantly Against the powers of Earth and Hell Weathered and battle-scarred, still the church is alive and well. And though kingdoms may rise, every kingdom will fall That’s built on sinking sand, But only the church of the living God forever will stand. Down through time the church has stood the test Though evil men have tried their best To destroy this church not built on sinking sand. And when a brother would fall and the world would scorn This church will stand, it will brave the storm. For it’s built upon the Rock and not sinking sand. And though some think the church is doomed to fail, Time will prove that truth will prevail When the eastern sky shall part, the whole world will know. Chorus
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Father take me further from the lies that take me farther From the truth that makes me whole That heals my heart and saves my soul from lies. The lies that say that wrong is right The black disguised as purest white. I know for sure that you are true You long for me to long for you. Father give me ears to hear and eyes to see That all my life you’ve been here taking care of me. Chorus: You, You know best what’s best for me You, You know best what’s best for me And I know you’ve already planned a wonderful life of love for me I can plainly see that You know best what’s best for me. May I hear your voice see your face And die to things that take Your place And place the things that please your heart Within a life that’s set apart I’m asking you to make in me a heart that’s true I know I need much less of me and more of You. Chorus
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Seems like everywhere we look there’s a need for Your return The children You have chosen have forgotten what they’ve learned And a nation stumbles blindly through the darkness of their minds And those pursuing truth and life are sometimes hard to find. Chorus: Restore the glory, light the fire once more. Renew our hearts as never before And remind us daily that in God we trust Restore the glory in us. In a land conceived in freedom, born in hearts that once believed We see so much bondage and so many received. Yet here among Your faithful may Your glory be restored. From deep within the well of grace we life our voice once more. Chorus 2x
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Great expectations that somebody promised are falling apart. Wasted and wanting the pain in your eyes show the tears of your heart. Needing a word that holds to the end Needing a place to start again. Chorus: Searching for more, knock on the door Love’s surely waiting for you Seek anytime, seek you will find All for the asking is true. Spinning the wheel when the stakes run so high and the chances are slim. Why go on guessing who there is assurance just trusting in Him. Nothing to lose by calling His name Nothing to lose. All to gain. Chorus Instrumental Nothing to lose by calling His name Nothing to lose. All to gain. Chorus
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Lily of the Valley, let your sweet aroma fill my life Rose of Sharon show me how to grow in beauty in God's sight Fairest of ten thousand make me a reflection of your light Daystar shine down on me let your love shine through me in the night Chorus: Lead me, Lord, I'll follow. Anywhere you open up the door Let your word speak to me, show me what I've never seen before Lord, I want to be your witness, you can take what's wrong and make it right Daystar shine down on me, let your love shine through me in the night Lord, I've seen a world that's dying wounded by the master of deceit Groping in the darkness, haunted by the years of past defeat But when I see you standing near me shining with compassion in your eyes I pray Jesus shine down on me let your love shine through me in the night Chorus
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I dreamed of a city called Glory, So bright and so fair. When I entered the gates I cried, "Holy" The angels all met me there: They carried me from mansion to mansion, And oh the sights I saw, But I said, "I want to see Jesus, The One who died for all." Then I bowed on my knees and cried, "Holy, Holy, Holy." I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory, Glory to the Son of God." I bowed on my knees and cried, "Holy, Holy, Holy." Then I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory, Glory to the Son of God." As I entered the gates of that city, My loved ones all knew me well. They took me down the streets of Heaven; Such scenes were too many to tell; I saw Abraham, Jacob and Isaac Talked with Mark, and Timothy But I said, "I want to see Jesus, 'Cause He's the One who died for me." Then I bowed on my knees and cried, "Holy, Holy, Holy." I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory, Glory, Glory." I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory" I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory" I clapped my hands and sang, "Glory" "Glory to the Son of God" I sang, "Glory to the Son of God."

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A SERVANT'S HEART is Greg Rice's 1st CD project.

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released September 1, 1992

Produced by Gregory P. Rice

tracks engineered by Keith Compton, Doug Sarrett, Steven Ray Pinkston, Ennis Ryan, Dennis Ritchie, T=Rex Lake, and Greg Rice

Vocals engineered by Rex Lake

Tracks recorded at Hummingbird Studios, Stargem Studios, Great Circle Sound, Quad Studios, and Oak Valley Studio, Nashville, TN and Lake Sound, Keller, TX

Art Direction - Russell Lake

Photography - Frank Skipper

Vocals and additional overdubs recorded at Lake Sound, Keller, TX

Rhythm arrangements by Steve Potts, Don Koch, Dave Clark, and Greg Rice

Brass and String arrangements by Steve Potts, Russell Mauldin, Lari Goss and Greg Rice

Vocal Arrangements by Greg Rice

Musicians:
Drums: John Hammond and Steve Grossman
Drum Programming: Greg Rice
Bass: Duncan Mullins, Craig Nelson, and Glenn Worf
Keyboards: Steve Potts, Don Koch, Gary Prim, David Hamilton, Bo Cooper and Greg Rice
Additional Keyboard overdubs: Don Koch and Greg Rice
Acoustic Guitar: Bruce Watkins, Bobby All, and Greg Rice
Electric Guitar: Pete Bordonali, Dennis Dearing, Gary Burnette, Mike Severs, and Greg Rice
Brass: Sam Levine, Mike Haynes, Chris McDonald, Barry Green, Time McClintock, and Kent Vincent
Orchestra: Carl Gordetzsky and the Nashville String Machine
Percussion: Farrell Morris and Keith rice
Sax solos on “What’s Best For Me”: Sam Levine
Acoustic and Electric Guitar Solos on “Emily Ann”: Greg Rice
Trumpet and Flugelhorn solos: Tim McClintock
Flute Solos: Lino Lopez
Background Vocals by Vonda Vincent, Kristi Harless, Melissa Brown, Carol Holland, Carey Dean, Kyle Hargrove, Scot Cameron, Allen Conley, Phil Rice, and Greg Rice.

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Greg Rice Keller, Texas

Wretched Sinner. Repentant. Miraculously Forgiven. Totally Unworthy. Blessed Beyond Belief. Devoted. Disciple. Child of God. Former Child of Wrath. Husband. Father. Extremely Grateful.

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