PABC Releases Music Camp CD

 


Port Austin Bible Campus is now shipping its first CD, titled Is It Ready Yet? We believe it is a fine example of good things that Christian young people can do. There are many whom God has gifted with the ability to write words and melodies and to sing and play instruments. PABC is glad to give them an opportunity to work together to produce something that will be a blessing to all.

 

A lot of thought went into the writing of these songs. We hope that brethren will stop to read the

words and then obtain a CD and listen to them. It is amazing how much attention young people get when they get into some kind of trouble. How much attention do we give them when they do something good?

 

PABCís music camps are for Christian writers, composers, arrangers, singers and instrumentalists. It seeks to help people make the most of their existing talents, filling in technical education as needed. Many of the young people arrive at camp with the words to their song on paper and a melody in their minds. Some have guitar chords and ideas for other instrumentation. The more the composer has completed ahead of time, the better. The task of the arranger is to finalize the chords and decide what instruments will be used and how. A preliminary ďscratchĒ version of the song is recorded on a digital recorderóoften just one voice and pianoóso everyone can practice along with it. One part at a time, the final vocalists and instruments are recorded on the same recorder, and then the parts are mixed to blend them at the right volume levels and to add special effects. Music camp sessions are interspersed with Bible studies and recreational activities.

 

We send our CDs free of charge. Praising God should not be about making a profit. It is nice that we do not have to pay a 3000-year-old corporation every time we sing one of Davidís psalms. Our CD may be freely copied and its songs performed by others. We hope everyone realizes that production costs moneyósome of the switches on our recording equipment are beginning to wear out, and we could support a larger camp with more equipment. Almost everyone can enjoy the music, but not everyone can help make it or support it.

 


Is It Ready Yet?

by: Kim Snyder, Kayla Shelby & Corey Shelby

I didnít want You to go, I didnít want You to leave

But You said you had to go to prepare a place for me

You said Youíd always love me and Youíd see me in the end

Youíre more than just my Lord; Youíre my Savior and my Friend

So every night I start to pray that Iíd be with You someday

CHORUS:

Is it ready yet, that mansion that youíre building?

Is it ready yet to take me home?

Iím ready to go; Iím ready to fly

Iím ready to meet You in the sky

Iím ready to go; Iím ready to soar

Iím ready to knock upon Your door

Is it ready yet?

VERSE 2:

Do I have a room with a view, a place of my own?

Is it built upon a hill, is it near Your throne?

I know I canít imagine whatís in store for me

But I canít help but wonder how awesome it will be

So every night I start to pray that Iíd be with You someday

REPEAT CHORUS

Is it ready yet? Thereís no need to pack

Is it ready yet? I travel light

Is it ready yet? Iím ready to go

Is it ready yet?

INSTRUMENTAL then REPEAT CHORUS

Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?

 

Jesus Is

by Emily Hasty

The blind man sat in the city as he knelt there on his knees

ďWas a sinner there from birth,Ē said the wise Pharisees

But Jesus showed His mercy as He looked upon his face

And through the ground He healed me by wiping mud upon my eyes

CHORUS:

Jesus is the One who saved me

Jesus is the One who cared

Jesus is the One who healed me

And wiped my brokenness away

VERSE 2:

Mary sat there brokenhearted

As she crumbled at the feet of the crowd

Jesus wrote her sins in the sand

And one by one they ran away

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 3:

Little girl sat crying on her bed

For her pain was just too much to bear

And as she prayed for her Lord to heal her

A gentle peace flowed through her face

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

And wiped my brokenness away

 

Iím Inspired

by Mark White

Creation tells a story of a God who really cares

And how the man and woman quickly sunk into despair

But Jesus Christ stepped forward as our sacrifice for sin

And now He stands at heavenís gates bidding us come in

CHORUS:

Iím inspired by the gift of the Son

Iím inspired by the work He has done

Iím inspired by what He has planned

And how mercifully He holds me in His hand

VERSE 2:

Living in this world today we see what sin has done

The crime, the fear, the broken laws are blocking out the Son

Messiah is the Rock of Ages promised in the Word

And this should be the greatest news mankind has ever heard

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 3:

We read in Revelation of a city still to come

With streets of gold and gates of pearls, no sorrow, jails or slums

No sun or moon are needed for the light comes from the throne

And when I think that Yahoah has promised us His throne

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 4:

If I could have but one request and know it would come true

Iíd ask that everyone could feel the way I sometimes do

When I think of all my Fatherís done to make sure I am free

And to give His Son to die the death that should have been for me

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Lift Your Name

by: Cory Shelby

Who wouldíve thought life would be this way?

Who wouldíve thought it would happen today?

Youíve changed my life forever

Iíll never say never any more

CHORUS:

And Your glory came down from heaven

Like a burst of thunder in the sky

And I promise from now on

Iíll always lift Your name on high

Yeah

VERSE 2:

I saw the clouds open above me

I was lit up from my head to my feet

I was filled with the Holy Spirit

There is no way to cure it anymore

REPEAT CHORUS then BRIDGE:

Iíll praise You Lord; Iíll praise You Lord

Iíll praise You Lord; Iíll praise You Lord

Iíll praise You Lord; Iíll praise You Lord

And Iíll always lift Your name on high

REPEAT CHORUS

Iíll always lift Your name on high; yeah

 

Lamp Unto My Feet

by Jack Lane

CHORUS:

Oh, Your Word is a lamp unto my feet

Illuminating every step along the road

Yes, Your Word is a light guiding me from wrong to right

It helps me chose the way that I should go

VERSE 1:

If I wander from the pathway that You have made for me

I may wander off and lose my way for all eternity

But if I look for righteous roads and with Your holy light to guide

I know Iíll find the righteous kind, for You are at my side

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 2:

When I tried to find my own way, Iíd stumble and Iíd fall

I was groping in the noonday, I just couldnít see at all

But then You showed me that Your Word is sharper than a two-edged

sword

It cuts a trail where I am frail and leads me to You, Lord

REPEAT CHORUS

Yes, it helps me chose the way that I should go

 

Incredible Creation

by Mark White

VERSE 1:

My dog had some puppies and my cat had some kittens

My donkey had a foal and my camel had a colt

My sheep had a lamb and goat had some kids

My wife had a baby and my chicken laid an egg

CHORUS:

Incredible creation! It boggles my mind

To think of all the wondrous things that happen all the time

Incredible creation! It tells me one thing

That my Creator is greater than me

VERSE 2:

The vineyards give us grapes and the orchards give us fruit

The bees give us honey and the clouds give us rain

The fields give us vegetables and different kinds of grain

It seems that everything in nature lives to give

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 3:

The sun gives us energy, the moon reflects its light

The multitude of stars give a twinkle through the night

The white of the clouds and the blue of the sky

And the green of the grass and trees is soothing to the eyes

REPEAT CHORUS then BRIDGE:

Thereís so many things in nature that boggle the mind

That this song could go on and on

But thereís one important lesson that must not pass by

And that is that creation is a gift to you and I

REPEAT CHORUS

 

For You

by Kayla Shelby

Oh God, You are my hero; You are the one I want to be like

Oh please save me from all my pain; take all the sin from my heart

Donít let me die without proving my love to the One who was

sent to us from above

Forgive me for what Iíve done

CHORUS:

Take me now to a brighter day; save me now from all the pain

Take my heart and make it new, Ďcause You are the One who

will get me through

And thereís nothing I wouldnít do for You

VERSE 2:

Oh God, fill me with all Your love; make me into what You want

me to be

Oh please shower me with Your grace; I need you each and

every step I take

And if I fall, help me get up; I love You because You are more

than enough

Forgive me for what Iíve done

REPEAT CHORUS then BRIDGE:

No matter how long it should take, I need you every move I make

And if I find myself losing control Iíll remember exactly why I was made

REPEAT CHORUS then INSTRUMENTAL

REPEAT CHORUS

 

I Surrender

by: Kim Snyder

Life gets harder day by day

To resist the pressure that comes my way

Iím tired of struggling to just get by

The deeper I sink the more I try

Lord, help me

I just canít do it anymore

CHORUS:

I surrender heart and soul; I surrender complete control

I surrender pain and strife; I surrender; I surrender my life.

VERSE 2:

You took my sin and suffering

To show Your love means everything

You laid down your life for everyone

Youíre the great I AM, the only Son

Lord, save me

I just canít do it alone

REPEAT CHORUS then CODA:

I surrender my life; I surrender my will

Iím a sinner but You love me still

I surrender, I surrender my life

INSTRUMENTAL then REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

I surrender

REPEAT UNTIL FADE

 

Underneath the Asphalt

by Mark White

CHORUS:

Underneath the asphalt are the old paths

Paths that our fathers used to walk

Underneath the asphalt are the old paths

Buried beneath the blacktop of today

VERSE 1:

But the old paths were better in so many ways

No passport or license were required

They were peaceful and quiet, and people could take their time

There was even enough room for the lame and the blind

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 2:

This modern way of living just messes up the mind

With all the deadlines and street signs redirecting us all the time

But in the Garden of Eden, Yahoah said, ďIt is goodĒ

With all creation working together the way it should

VERSE 3:

How I long for the old paths to come back again

And bury the memory of this world of sin

One day soon it will happen when Messiah ends the war

And establishes His Kingdom forevermore

REPEAT CHORUS

Underneath the asphalt is the way

 

Risk

by Anna DeLong

Iíll pour out my offering and fall at Your feet

And bathe You in tears that run miles deep

Iíll love You in plain view of all of the earth

For Iím longing to bring You something of worth

CHORUS:

I will risk it all in the worship that I bring

ĎCause it has no meaning till I give You everything

I will risk it all in the life that I live

ĎCause I am worthless till itís all that I give

VERSE 2:

Iíll give You the best of all that I have

And all that I want, and all that I am

I will surrender to make myself free

And jeopardize all thatís important to me

REPEAT CHORUS then BRIDGE:

I will count the cost and then count it loss

Just to know You, Lord, be found in You more

I will risk my pride, be undignified

Everything Iíve gained, all that Iíve attained

They mean nothing now, so Iím laying down

Anything I boast, things I love the most

My lukewarm faÁade, I forsake it, God

So Iím only real as I come and kneel

REPEAT BRIDGE WITH COUNTER PART AD LIB:

Jesus, what did You risk for me, Lord?

Jesus, what did You pay for me?

What can I give, Lord, what can I pay for You?

What can I risk for You, Lord?

REPEAT CHORUS

Iíll pour out my offering and fall at Your feet

And bathe You in tears that run miles deep

 

My Shepherd Shall Supply My Needs

by Rees Roherbacher; harp played by Laura Palmieri

(instrumental)

 

End of Days

by Jonathan Beltz

The end is near; some form fear, the others draw near

Ask for help, you may receive; only ask for what you need

CHORUS:

I will not fight; I will not change my mind

Do you see the light? I will not change my mind

REPEAT CHORUS

The time is short for all of those of every sort

With Your help we can succeed; to Your Word will we yield

 

A New Life

by Mitch Spears and Josh Edwards

VERSE:

Look at me, look at all the time wasted

Now I see what I should have all along

INSTRUMENTAL

Now I see, what I should have all along

Look at me look at all the time wasted

CHORUS:

And/That[2nd time] thereís a new life out there waiting

A second chance for the taking

And the old life I was making was where it all went wrong

(Spoken: But now, look at me)

REPEAT VERSE then REPEAT CHORUS

(Spoken: But now, look at me)

(Spoken: But now, look at me; Iím living a new life)

Look at me; Iím living a new life; look at me.

(REPEAT WITH SPOKEN AD-LIB.)

Look at me; Iím living a new life; look at me; thereís still time

(repeat twice)

 

Judgment Day

by Norman Edwards from Psalm 37:7-10; Matt 10:42; Gal 3:26;

Rom 14:10; 2Cor 5:10; Matt 12:36; 1Jo 4:17, 1Cor 11:31

VERSE 1:

When evil men you see have much prosperity

When ways of sin seem to make them strong

Do not fret or fear, but to God draw near

For evil things, they will not last for long

The wicked live a lie, fake their smile, feign a cry

The mirth they have, it is all pretend

But joy in doing right will not be put to flight

And it will last forever in the end

CHORUS (10/4 time):

Thereís going to be a Judgment Day For me, for you

It matters what we do today Learn love, virtue

Whatever we might think or say Believe or do

Weíre going to be there anyway Itís true, Itís true

VERSE 2:

Each good deed we do, rewarded, fair and true

Even water given to someone lame.

God works through His sons; His work must still be done

All His children must carry on in His name

REPEAT CHORUS then VERSE 3:

Our Savior we will meet in His judgment seat

Reconcile with your Christian brother now

If we ourselves would judge, then we should not be judged

Ask in faith and He will show us how

REPEAT CHORUS

 

Out Here

by: Jonathan Beltz

The trees are green today; in a while it might not be that way

Look at the world, itís changed; it has never stayed the same

VERSE 2:

I feel the breeze on my back; it is the comfort that I lack

I wanna go for a walk with You; then will my spirit become renewed

CHORUS 1:

It is so right when Iím out here, Your Word so clear in my ear

I do not want to hide; that way is much too wide

VERSE 3:

The air, the earth, the sea; all things made by You for me

Enjoy them while they last; the end is soon to come to pass

CHORUS 2:

It is so right when Iím out here; Your Word so clear in my ear

Never lead us astray; always guide us in Your Way

INSTRUMENTAL then CHORUS 1 then CHORUS 2