Luther Barnes I’m Still Holding On

They said I wouldn’t make it,

They said I wouldn’t be here today.

They said I never amount to anything.

But I’m glad to say, that I’m on my way,

And I’m going more and more each day.

There were many that started out with me,

But now, they’ve gone astray.

But I’m still holding on.

I’m still holding on.

I’m still holding to his hand

You see when I was young, I gave God my hand,

And I told him to lead the way.

Though the road has been rough

And the goings been mighty tough, still

I ain’t going Nowhere, I’m right here to stay.

Though I’ve been talked about and Oh I’ve been criticized.

I had to wipe many tears from my eyes.

But I’m still holding on.

I’m still holding on.

I’m still holding on to his hand.

(And I’m still)

[Chorus:]

I’m still holding on. (Holding On)

(Yes I’m still in God’s holy plan.)

(I’m still) I’m still holding on (holding on.)

(And I’m bound for the promise land.)

(I will never) I will never let (I’ll never let go of His hand.) go of His hand.

(Through trials and tribulations. I’m still)

I’m still holding on. (Holding On)

(Yes I’m still in God’s holy plan. Though you’ve scandalized my name. I’m still.)

I’m still holding on (holding on.)

(And I’m bound for the promise land.)

(I will never) I will never let (I’ll never let go of His hand.) go of His hand.

(I will never) I will never let (I’ll never let go of His hand.) go of His hand.

(I will never) I will never let (I’ll never let go of His hand.) go of His hand.

Luther Barnes Stand By Me

O Father, You’ve been my friend.

Now that I’m in trouble, stand by me til the end.

O Lord, O Lord, Stand by me

Please Lord, Stand by me Please Lord

Oooo When all my money,

Oooo and all my friends are gone

Oooo When I’m fellin’ kinda weak Father,

Oooo When I get all alone

Oooo O Lord, Oooo I’m gonna need you Jesus, will you stand by me

Please Lord, Stand by me, Please Lord

O Lord

Oooo I read about Daniel,

Oooo down in the lions’ den

Oooo You went there to visit him Father,

Oooo time and time and time again

Oooo O Lord, Oooo do me like you did Daniel, if you will, stand by me

Please Lord,

If you stand by me,

Please Lord

One more thing,

Oooo They tell that Samson lived,

Oooo in troubled times

Oooo You helped him to defect Father,

Oooo 10,000 Philistines

Oooo O Lord, Oooo

Don’t forget me Jesus, if you will, stand by me

Please Lord,

Stand by me,

Please Lord

O,

Oooo sometimes I feel

Oooo like the weight of the whole world is on my shoulders

Oooo But it’s all in vain. Oooo O Lord

Oooo When I begin to feel weak,

Oooo along the way,

Oooo that’s when you come and give me strength again. Oh, Oh.

Oooo Think of the Hebrew boys in the fire,

Oooo it was 7 times hotter than it oughta be

Oooo But just like you delivered them Father,

Oooo I know you can deliver me

Oooo O Lord, Oooo, I’m depending on you Jesus, will you stand by me

Please Lord,

Stand by me,

Please Lord

O Lord, stand by me,

Ummm, stand by me Jesus

O Lord, stand by me,

Please, please Lord, stand by me Jesus

I’m your child, stand by me,

And I don’t have no other God to call on, stand by me Jesus

I’m gonna need you Jesus, stand by me,

I’m really gonna need your Father stand by me Jesus

When I get sick Lord, stand by me,

When I get burdened down – O Lord, stand by me Jesus

When I’m feeling kinda weak Father, stand by me,

When I’m all alone O Lord, stand by me Jesus

When I go in my room Lord, stand by me,

And I can’t come out no more O Lord, stand by me Jesus

I’m gonna need you Father – don’t leave me, stand by me,

Please don’t leave me, don’t ever leave me, don’t ever leave me, don’t leave me Lord, stand by me Jesus

I’m begging you please,

Please Lord, I’m begging you please,

Please Lord.

Luther Barnes God’s Grace

How did I make it all these years?

How did I make it this far?

Through the valleys and over the hills,

I know it had to be God.

How did I make it through the storm?

How did I make it through the rain?

If you want to know, just how I got here, it’s so easy to explain.

It was God’s grace [4x]

(God’s grace) [4x]

I made it this far.

(I made it this far)

(By the grace of God)

God’s grace [2x]

(God’s grace) [2x]

It was God’s grace.

(God’s grace)

His amazing grace.

(God’s grace)

I made it this far.

(I made it this far)

(By the grace of God.)

Lord, I thank you for how you brought me,

How you brought me through the night.

Lord, you kept me and you never left me,

You stood by my side.

There were so many times when I came so close,

Old man death he tried to take me in,

So the reason I’m here,

It’s not hard for me to see,

In fact, it so easy for me to explain.

It was God’s grace [4x]

(God’s grace) [4x]

Oh, I made it this far,

(I made it this far)

Yes I did.

(By the grace of God)

I remember the times when I strayed away,

Even though I knew the word,

Still I wouldn’t obey,

But God’s mercy and his grace stayed with me and brought me, brought me all the way.

God’s grace [3x]

(God’s grace) [3x]

His Amazing grace.

(God’s grace)

I made it this far.

(I made it this far)

I made it.

By the grace of God.

Anybody want to know

(God’s grace)

Just how I got here

(God’s grace)

Anybody want to know

(God’s grace)

How I’m still standing.

(God’s grace)

Oh, I made it

(I made it this far)

Yes I made it.

(By the grace of God)

Some people said,

(God’s grace)

They said I wouldn’t make it

(God’s grace)

Some people said

(God’s grace)

I wouldn’t be here today

(God’s grace)

But Look at me,

Look at me

(I made it this far)

I made it – yes

By the the Grace of God.

When I sit down and look back,

(God’s grace)

Down through the years,

(God’s grace)

I have to shed

(God’s grace)

So many tears.

(God’s grace)

But I made it,

(I made it this far)

I made it this far,

By the Grace of God.

And I thank you,

(God’s grace)

Thank you Jesus,

(God’s grace)

Lord I thank you,

(God’s grace)

Thank you right now Jesus,

(God’s grace)

I made it,

(I made it this far)

I made it

By the grace of God.

Yes…

Luther Barnes It’s Your Time

You’ve been faithful, you’ve been true

And you’ve done all that you can do

And for your faithfulness, it’s your time

You applauded for the rest

Now it’s your time to be blessed

And for your faithfulness, it’s your time

[REPEAT CHORUS]

You’ve waited for so long

But you held on, and you were strong

And for your faithfulness, it’s your time

You encouraged everyone else

When you needed it for yourself

And for your faithfulness, it’s your time

[CHORUS]

You encouraged everyone else

When you needed it for yourself

And for your faithfulness, it’s your time

This song is dedicated to all of you who have been working in the vineyard for the Lord for what seems like a lifetime.

You have dreamed and you’ve worked towards things that you’ve wanted to accomplish for yourself.

But somehow your biggest goals always seem to be just out of your reach.

But the Lord told me to tell you He knows who you are.

Yes, He’s seen your work and He’s also seen your tears.

And He wants you to know that you are not forgotten.

He’s here to reward you for all your faithfulness.

For He said in His word if you will delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart.

In other words, not only will He give you what you need, but He promised to give you whatever you want.

So don’t get discouraged. So don’t give up.

Hang in there and prepare yourself for your blessing. It’s your time now.

You have waited for so long.

But you held on, you were strong

And for your faithfulness [5 times]

Because you hung in there when times got hard

And when it seemed like nobody cared

You kept right on working

You kept right on doing good things

And for your faithfulness

And for your faithfulness, it’s your time

He told me to tell you, it’s your time

Luther Barnes Spirit Fall Down

We’re all gathered here in your presence, Lord,

With our arms open wide.

With lifted hands and with open hearts

We welcome you to abide!

Oh, Lord, we need your spirit,

Your holy spirit right now.

Oh, Lord, give us your spirit,

Your holy spirit right now.

We can do nothing until you come, dear Lord,

For we are so unworthy to even call on your name.

So please, please, please, please, please, Lord, hear our prayer

And don’t let our coming be in vain!

Oh, Lord, we need your spirit,

Your holy spirit right now.

Oh, Lord, give us your spirit,

Your holy spirit right now.

Spirit, holy spirit, fall fresh on me.

Spirit, holy spirit, fall fresh on me.

Fall down, fall down, fall fresh on me.

Fall down, fall down, I need you, Lord.

Fall fresh on me.

Spirit, spirit of the living god.

Spirit, holy spirit, fall fresh on me.

Hallelujah!

Spirit, holy spirit, fall fresh on me.

I can’t make it without you.

I need you, I need you

So I can walk right,

so I can talk right.

Spirit, holy spirit, fall fresh on me.

Holy spirit, holy spirit,

I need you to abide in me,

In everything I do,

Everything I say, Lord.

I need you in my home.

Hallelujah

And even when I’m riding down the dangerous highways

yes, Lord

I need you, I need you.

Fall down, fall down, fall fresh on me.

yes, Lord

Fall down. Hallelujah. Fall down, fall fresh on me.

I need you, Lord, everyday.

Spirit, spirit, fall fresh on me.

I can’t make it without you, Lord.

Can’t make it without you.

Spirit, spirit, fall fresh on me.

I believe in God

Yeah Lord! Yeah Lord!

I don’t want my running to be in vain.

I don’t want my living to be in vain.

I need you, Lord.

I need, Jesus.

I need you, Lord.

Luther Barnes So Good To Be Here

I’m glad to be in service, this service one more time

Glad I got Jesus, Jesus on my mind

I’m glad to be able, to see your smiling face

I’m glad to be standing right here in this place

It’s good to be here

To give God the praise