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More Power To Ya - 1982

Track List

  1. Stand Up
  2. Second Wind
  3. More Power to Ya - Audio
  4. Judas' Kiss - Audio
  5. Rose-Colored Stained Windows
  6. Run For Prize
  7. All Over Me
  8. Let Everything That Hath Breath
  9. Road to Zion - Audio
  10. Disciple

Album Synopsis

To me, More Power To Ya contains some of the best song lyrics on any Petra album. "More Power To Ya," "Judas' Kiss," "Rose-Colored Stained Glass Windows," and "Road to Zion" feature clever wordplay, insight, and biting challenges. This album has a good classic rock sound, with a lot of softer songs.

Lyrics

Stand Up
Words and music by Bob Hartman

The Battle cry's getting louder
The countdown's close to the final hour
The enemy is on every side
Still no match for the Crucified
Victory unto victory
We are soldiers in His army

(Chorus)
Stand up, take a stand for Jesus
Stand up, so the whole world sees us
Showing the way to a world gone astray
Shing our light with all of our might
Stand up, take a stand for Jesus
Stand up, so the whole world sees us
Following Him, and serving Him
Fighting the fight that we know we will win

Out of our pews and into the streets
Making some use of our beautiful feet
Redeeming the time for the days are evil
This whole world's in such upheaval
We wrestle not with flesh and blood
But when the enemy comes in like a flood

Gotta lay our lives down
And stand up for the truth we've found
Gotta let the redeemed of the Lord say so

Second Wind
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Long-distance run from darkness
Headed into the sun
And it seems like eternity
Till this race is won
Soul and spirit weak and weary
Strength was was almost gone
When a soothing gentle breeze carried me further on

(Chorus)
I've got my second wind, Spirit's coming again
I've got a new revelation from the King of Kings
Found my second wind, feel my strength returning again
Returning again

Through a desert night in darkness
Racing toward the light
There were too many hills to climb
And too many battles to fight
Then distant lights were calling
Beckoned me as a guest
When I found the oasis there
I entered into a rest

Just when I thought I couldn't run any longer
I got my second wind
Just when I thought I'd never be any stronger
I got my second wind
Just when I thought that I would fall into darkness
I got my second wind
Just when I thought that I would fail every test
I got my second wind

More Power to Ya
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Isaiah 40:31

You say you've been feeling weaker, weaker by the day
You say you can't make the joy of your salvation stay
But good things come to them that wait
Not to those who hesitate
So hurry up and wait upon the Lord

(Chorus)
More power to ya
When you're standing on His word
When you're trusting with your whole heart in the message you have heard
More power to ya
When we're all in one accord
They that wait upon the Lord, they shall renew, they shall renew their strength

Jesus promised His disciples He'd give strength to them
Jesus told them all to tarry in Jerusalem
When they were all in one accord
The power of His Spirit poured
And they began to turn the world around

So be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
Put on all His armor and fight the good fight
In all of our weakness, He becomes so strong
When He gives us the power and the strength to carry on

Judas' Kiss
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Luke 22:47, 48

I wonder how it makes you feel when the prodigal won't come home
I wonder how it makes you feel when he'd rather be on his own
I wonder what it's like for you when a lamb has gone astray
I wonder what it's like for you when your children disobey

It must be like another thorn struck in your brow
It must be like another close friend's broken vow
It must be like another nail right through your wrist
It must be just like
Just like Judas' kiss

I wonder how it makes you feel when no one seeks your face
I wonder how it makes you feel when they give up in the race
I wonder what it's like for you when they willingly disobey
I wonder what it's like for you when they willingly walk away

Rose-Colored Stained Glass Windows
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Another sleepy Sunday safe within the walls
Outside a dying world in desperation calls
But noone hears the cries or knows what they're about
The doors are locked within, or is it from without

(Chorus)
Looking through rose-colored stained glass windows
Never allowing the world to come in
Seeing no evil and feeling no pain
And making the light as it comes from within
So dim...So dim

Out on your doorstep lay masses in decay
Ignore them long enough maybe they'll go away
When you have so much you think you have so much to lose
You think you have no lack when you're really destitute

Run for the Prize
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Alone on the sidelines without any guidelines
You've been running to fast with no place to go
You've got no direction, you gotta set your affection
On the things that can bring you right back in the flow

(Chorus)
You got to run for the prize
Don't look over your shoulder
Gotta keep your eyes
On the straight and narrow
Gotta run for the prize
There's no time to be wandering
Gotta make your way
Just as straight as an arrow

You may be weary, but you gotta be leary
When somebody says that you will never finish the race
They can discourage but don't lose your courage
You gotta narrow the margin and keep up the pace

Gotta lay aside every weight and run the race that's before us
If we grow weary and faint, the Father He will restore us

All Over Me
Words and music by Bob Hartman

All over me, all over me
I've got the blood of an innocent man
All over me

He never did anything to hurt anyone
But He said something bout being God's own Son
Some people believed Him, some people received Him
Some people wouldn't stop till they saw Him die

Like an innocent lamb He was taken away
He never opened His mouth He had nothing to say
He just let them accuse Him, He just let them abuse Him
And the people wouldn't stop till they saw Him die

They nailed His hands and His feet to the wood
At the foot of His cross all His enemies stood
He said "Father forgive them" - He gave them all He could give them
Then He gave up His life and they watched Him die

They laid His body in a rich man's tomb
But He rose from the dead and He's coming back soon
You can choose to believe it, you can choose to receive it
You can choose to believe that He did over you

Let Everything That Hath Breath
Words and music by Greg X. Volz

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let every creature under God's sun praise the Lord
Let all the mountains, let all the valleys
Let all the hillsides sing of His glory
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Israel had a war to fight but the Lord showed them the secret
He said the battle this day is mine, but you must listen how to do it
Put your singers first in front of the rest
Let them praise and sing to me
And you will see the salvation of your God
And watch your enemies flee

Paul and Silas were thrown in jail
For preaching the gospel of Christ
Though in chains they praised His name singing songs in the night
Just then an earthquake shook the place and the chains and the doors were loosened
Then the jailer ran in scared to and that day he found salvation

Road to Zion
Words and music by Mike Hudson
Based on Psalm 84:5-7

There is a way that leads to life
The few that find it never die
Past mountain peaks graced white with snow
The way grows brighter as it goes

(Chorus)
There is a road inside of you
Inside of me there is one too
No stumbling pilgrim in the dark
The road to Zion's in your heart
The road to Zion's in your heart

The river runs beside the road
Its waters living as they flow
In liquid voice the water calls
On thirsty knees the pilgrim falls

Sometimes a shadow dark and cold
Lays like a mist across the road
But be encouraged by the sight
Where there's a shadow, there's a light

Sometimes it's good to look back down
We've come so far - we've gained such ground
But joy is not in where we've been
Joy is who's waiting at the end

Disciple
Words and music by Bob Hartman

Love flowing around me
A new found peace inside
I've made a decision
And now I'm satisfied
Jesus told me to follow
And to count the cost I'm willing to pay
I know I'm not worthy
And I know it's not the easiest way

(Chorus)
I just want to be
I just want to be
I just want to be His disciple

I lived a delusion
With no one else to blame
I found a solution
When I called on His name
I may not have money or riches
But I found something better to be
To be a servant of Jesus
He means more than the world to me

The fields are ready for harvest
But the laborers are few
I just want to be where the Lord can use me
And work until the day is through

All of my life I've been searching
For the person who hides in me
I finally found someone
Who could make me who I want to be

I can't wait to see Him
Just want to hear Him say
"Well done faithful servant
Enter into joy today"