SWEET REDEMPTION


Anything But Fail
(DADGBE)

God wanted day and night / God wanted the dark and light / God wanted earth and ocean, stars and moon / Tree and plant and fish and bird / All it took was his holy word / God made it as a gift for me and you / So last of all the Lord reached down / Took the dust from off the ground / And made two living souls to sing his praise / Chorus / God can do anything / God can do anything / God can do anything but fail / God made man and woman good / They had a real nice neighborhood / Free to love, but they were free, to fall / Temptation came and did them in / Their perfect world was rocked by sin / And when it seemed they had no hope at all / The story could have ended here but Jesus died to make it clear / That death, could not hold him in the grave / Chorus / Then and now forever more / Jesus keeps an open door / For every child and man to walk on through / He feeds the poor and heals the blind / Still turns that water into wine / There ain’t no thing too hard for him to do / I am his to testify that if he can save even my life / Yours will not be hard work at all / Chorus

Written by Christopher Williams and Allen Levi © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP) and The Moon is Round (ASCAP)


Found
(Baritone Guitar AEADEA Capo 2nd, cut capo 7th)

She left before the rice was thrown / In a borrowed dress that fit momma best but she couldn’t afford her own / The party was anxious for her to arrive / She fears that dance and won’t take the chance so she slams her car in drive / And she runs in her mind, she flies / But she’ll find, no matter where, love will track her down it will find her out / Chorus / You can try to steal away where you think it’s safe but there’ll be one who is waiting to / Lift you up off the ground by flipping your world upside down / With a love that knows no bounds / She’s a spinning top too tightly wound / Speeding through the streets her raggedy soul cheats death on holy ground / There could be more to this life that she lives / But she is tethered to masking the truth and unable to forgive / So she runs in her mind, she flies / But she’ll find, no matter where love will track her down it will find her out / She will hit the ground thrown to her knees / Chorus / You can try to steal away where you think it’s safe but there’ll be one who is waiting to / Lift you up off the ground by flipping your world upside down / With a love that knows no bounds even if you never come around / This could be the day where you are found

Written by Christopher Williams and Danny Donnelly © 2006 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP) and Be Nice Records (BMI)


Circus (DADGBE Capo 2nd)

I’ve been practicing standing with my back up against the wall / To give the impression that I’m ready to get the call / I am still the man if you really think I can save you from it all / ‘Cause I can’t even save myself I’m my own one man wrecking ball / The circus is coming to town and everybody knows I’m coming down / I used to dream of flying, ‘til my feet left the ground / And now I leap over buildings, in a single bound / Scaling heights under cover of night is not what brings me down / It’s my fear of falling and that you’ll really find me out / Chorus / The big top, the bright lights this road show must need a man of steel / Who can hold up the illusion that everything in this world seems real / Chorus

Written by Christopher Williams © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP)


Wisdom Well (DADGAD)

I have seen the eyes of hunger / I have seen the face of thirst / In the laughter of the African children / In the wealthy well-dressed white mans church / The way I see it there ain’t much difference / Both are sinners in a world of need / But I don’t know Lord what to do with / How much they look a lot like me / Chorus / Deeper, deeper / Into the wisdom well / Deeper, deeper / Down into the wisdom well / Drop me into the wisdom well / I have tasted dirty water / From a well dug by my own hands / I was proud but always thirsty / Too strong-willed to understand / Let me don’t be high and mighty / Hold the line lower me down / So I can touch the living water / Cause that is where my hope is found / Chorus / Through the darkness to the bottom below the surface buried deep / Lord you brought me here to give me wisdom that my soul can keep / Chorus

Written by Christopher Williams and Allen Levi © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP) and The Moon is Round (ASCAP)


Gotta Serve Somebody (Djembe)

Written by Bob Dylan © 1979 Special Rider Music


Given Up On Me
(EADGBE Capo 2nd)

Haven’t you grown tired of all these empty words of mine / Confessions of a broken man who is crying out to be heard / More by my own ears than by yours / Spoken just to fill the emptiness / Chorus / I would have given up on me / I would have given up on me / Given this heart and this unbelief / Yes, I would have given up on me / I beg you will listen then I turn away when you speak / This house of mine seeks everything but lives only, to glorify me / More by my own voice than by yours / To hide what’s hidden in this house behind closed doors / Chorus / But you, you still come, come to me and meet my every need / Yes you, despite me, meet my every need / Even when I would have given up on me / Chorus

Written by Christopher Williams © 2006 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP)


Deep Blue Sea
(Djembe)

When I die don’t bury me / Cause this body needs no stone of memory / When I die don’t bury me / Just take my ashes to my father in the deep blue sea / When it’s my time to leave this world / Take me quickly please oh Lord / I don’t want to linger longer / Than my soul or spirit can afford / I don’t need no fancy gravestone / Nor a shiny box of wood / Take the money you’d be spending / Give some hope to those who need / Chorus / When I die don’t bury me / Cause this body needs no stone of memory / When I die don’t bury me / Just take my ashes to the deep blue sea / I will see you on the other / Side of this life without grief / The devil will have no hold on us / Nor tempt our souls nor taint our belief / Chorus / I have been in hard times like this / Stuck in the valley with no way out / But where we’re heading is nothing like here / I’ll be ready to hear my father shout / There won’t be no trumpets blowing / Nor no angels crying for me / Cause I’m a sinner born of this world / But I’m going to Jesus to be set free

Written by Christopher Williams © 2006 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP)


Holy Ground (EADGBE Cut capo 2nd)

He wore a blue sweat suit as he broke the bread / With dirt beneath our feet, oak trees overhead / There was no steeple, there was no alter there / But he said God would meet us anywhere / Chorus / The steps we take, oh the steps we take / The steps we take along the way will be on holy ground / I remember sitting awake before the dawn / Knowing all the ways I had done him wrong / Those words he said to me are still ringing loud / It’s never too late to turn around / Chorus / I bought a used black suit to go back home / Stood beneath those trees his wayward son / We sang amazing grace how sweet the sound / And I made my peace as we laid him down

Written by Christopher Williams and Andy Gullahorn © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP) and St. Jerome Music (ASCAP)


Easy (DADGBE)

Jesus where are you do you not see / The simple need of the hungry how can you let this be / When I look at this world it’s hard to believe / That you still care for the least of these / He is my brother from a thousand worlds away / With different skin, different eyes but he aches just the same / That thin red line that joins our fate / Is the one thing that shows us your power beyond the grave / Chorus / No one said it’d be easy / To choose a life not your own / No one said it’d be easy / But by His blood we will be known / Jesus take this body to where it belongs / Break it into pieces by your love make it strong / Give it the courage to live a life that responds / To the gospel of love your sacrifice has won / Chorus / It’s not the weight of what I see but the truth that’s killing me / I love myself above all else and need to be freed / Chorus

Written by Christopher Williams © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP)


Just Yet (EADGBE)

I’m not ready for you to go anywhere just yet / There is much more living to be done even though you have no regrets / It may be hard to see through this cliché / but let love prepare your way / When you reach out your hand from the darkness will extend / One who will take hold of you with the strength of ten thousand men / He has been here before and knows of your pain / So let love prepare your way / You need not be perfect nor strong in your state / Just trust where you are and call out his name / This love has made your home, this love has made your home / And this love, will prepare your way / But I’m not ready for you to go anywhere just yet

Written by Christopher Williams © 2006 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP)


When It Falls Apart (EADGBE Capo 7th)

Here we go again it’s all the same / A familiar scene but we call it by a different name / It’s an alibi of innocence you work so hard for it all / To just make sense, but it won’t make sense / Chorus / When it falls apart the pieces fit / But you won’t see it til you’re blinded / You can let it go or hold it tight / When you lose your life you will find it / Another day begins it’s nothing new / These lessons come to me dressed in déjà vu / I thought I had it all sort of figured out / But she stripped me clean and she exposed my doubt, that’s what its all about / Chorus / In the dark on my knees is when I hear her sing to me / Why is the truth so hard to take the heart cannot go free until it breaks / Chorus

Written by Christopher Williams, Matthew Perryman Jones and Katie Herzig © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP) Smoldering Wick Music (ASCAP) and Katie Herzig Music (ASCAP)


Sweet Redemption (EADGBE)

There is heartache that just don’t taste right / There are some wounds that make you want to lay down and cry / I’ve lived enough to know where to place my hope…in sweet redemption / I was so lost over my head in sin / And then He found me my sweet brother Jesus took me in / I’ve never been the same since I’ve had a taste…of sweet redemption / I know I’m headed home down this broken road called

Written by Christopher Williams and Chad Cates © 2007 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP) and Newspring / Upper Cates Music (ASCAP)