Preparing the new drumset at Memphis University School for Blue Hymnal sessions

Preparing the new drumset at Memphis University School for Blue Hymnal sessions

Blue Hymnal - Recorded November 2015 - April 2016 by Dave LeMieux, Kaitlin McCarthy (at More Than Music, Inc.), Matt Tutor (at Memphis University School and Custom Music Works), Ted Partin (at Nitrap Recording), John Macy (at Macy Sound Studios), and Kid Andersen (at Greaseland).
Edited by Dave LeMieux and Kaitlin McCarthy
Mixed and Mastered by Dave LeMieux
Graphic Design and Photography by Joel and Julie MacCluskey
www.straitjacket-design.com

Musicians:

Dave LeMieux - lead & other vocals, drums, piano (4,5,6,8), Wurlitzer, Rhodes

Scott Trammell - drums (4,7)

Ted Partin - bass

Kaitlin McCarthy - B3, piano (10), clavinet, vocals (3,4,8,10)

John Macy - pedal steel guitar (4)

Chris Carter - piano (7,9) B3 (7)

Kid Andersen - guitar (2,8)

Tad Lusk - guitar (1,3,4,9,10)

Matt Tutor - guitar (5,7)

Terence Clark - tambourine (7)

Becky Isaac - vocals (4)

Sarah Hostetter - vocals (1,3,5,8,10)

Lisa Leuschner - vocals (8)

Julie MacCluskey - vocals (1,2,3,5,7,8)

Collinus Newsome, Austin Pyle, Blanca Pyle - vocals (1,3,5)

Michelle Pulley - vocals (1,3,5,6,7,9)

Edna Robinson - vocals (1,2,3,5,6,8,9)

Ayinde Russel - vocals (1,3,5,7,9)

 

 

1) Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land
Words & Music by Glenn Burleigh

Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a weary land, a weary land - Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a shelter in a time of storm

I would not be a sinner - I'll tell you the reason why - I'm afraid my Lord might call my name and I wouldn't be ready to die

I would not be a backslider - I'll tell you the reason why - I'm afraid my Lord might call my name and I wouldn't be ready to die

Has He ever made a way when you didn't have a dime?  Has He ever stepped in just right on time?
Has He ever picked you up when you were down?  Has He ever placed your feet on solid ground?

Then you know He is a rock in a weary land, a weary land, a weary land
Then you know He is a rock in a weary land - a shelter in a time of storm

2) This Little Light of Mine
Traditional - additional lyrics by Dave LeMieux

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine - This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine - Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Shine, shine, shine, no matter how small the light - Let it shine, shine, shine, burnin' all through the night
Shine, shine, shine, I'm gonna let it shine - Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

It's no good to keep a candle under a bowl, under a bushel - All the people flyin' blind
Here I am with a light that I could shine - This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Everywhere I go - Everywhere I go - Everywhere I go
Everywhere I go - Everywhere I go, I know it's time to let it shine

3) I Will Sing of My Redeemer
Phillip P. Bliss

I will sing of my Redeemer and His wondrous love to me - On the cruel cross He suffered - from the curse to set me free

Sing, O sing of my Redeemer - with His blood, He purchased me - On the cross to seal my pardon - paid the debt and made me free

I will tell the wondrous story, how my lost estate to save - In His boundless love and mercy, He, the ransom freely gave

I will sing of my Redeemer and His heavenly love to me - He, from death to life has brought me, son of God with Him to be

Now I'm free

4) Caught Up
Words & Music by Dave LeMieux

Webs have been woven for me, and Lord, I've been caught - I've walked away from the mirror and quickly forgot who I am
Caught in a lie or an act of defiance - Lord, I've been tryin' to live free

'Cause one day, I'll be caught up in heaven with You - And those who have fallen asleep will finally meet in the clouds
One day, the trumpet shall send out a sign - And You'll bring an end to these times of pain
And those who remain shall be caught up

Lord, I've been warned I'd be beaten or scorned for the truth - But You, for Your name and its widening fame, see me through
Through to the light at the end of the night - Faith like a child looking up

And this, I'll try to resist - This withering grass - This garden of bliss
This body of death will be trying its best to live free

5) Livin' He Loved Me
Traditional

ivin' He loved me - dying' He saved me - buried He carried my sins far away
isin' He justifed - freed me forever - one day He's comin' back - glorious day!

ne day when heaven was filled with His praises - One day when sin was as black as could be
hat's when Jesus came down to be born of a virgin - dwelt among men - my example is He

One day when they led Him up calvary's mountain - one day when they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish - despised and rejected - bearing all our sin - my Redeemer is He

One Sunday the grave couldn't hold Him no longer - that day when the stone rolled away from the door
That's when Jesus arose - over death He had conquered - Now He's ascended and He's Lord evermore

6) Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Words & music by Thomas A Dorsey

Precious Lord, take my hand - lead me on - help me stand - I am tired - I am weak - I am worn
hough the storm - through the night - lead me on to the light - Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home

When my way grows drear, precious Lord, linger near - when my life is almost gone
Hear my cry!  Hear my call!  Hold my hand, lest I fall - Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home

7) God, Make Something Beautiful
Words & music by Dave LeMieux

I place my life in the hands of the Father - in the hands of the Father, I place my life - God make something beautiful

I bring my gifts and my offerings to Jesus - in the presence of Jesus, I bring my gifts - God, make something beautiful

ll that I have is Yours - All that I am is Yours - All that I do, I do for You - Make something beautiful

ow I sing my song and I wait for the Spirit - by the power of the Spirit, I sing my song - God, make something beautiful

8) Glory Glory
Traditional

Glory glory, hallelujah!  Since I laid my burdens down - I feel better, so much better since I laid my burdens down
Friends don't treat me like they used to since I laid my burdens down - Goin' home to be with Jesus since I laid my burdens down
 

9) Dwell in the Shelter
Words and music by Dave LeMieux

I will dwell in the shelter of the Most High - and I will rest in the shadow of The Almighty
And I will say of the Lord, "You're my refuge and fortress - my God in whom I trust."

Your faithfulness, my shield - Your angels, my guardians - You protect and rescue those who love You and call on You
My God in whom I trust

Salvation comes from Your sacrifice - You satisfy with long life
You will lift me up - You deliver and honor me - my God in whom I trust

I fear no terror of the night, nor arrow flung by day - though thousands fall at my side, You cover me, You save

10) I Surrender All
Judson Van de Ventner

All to Jesus, I surrender - All to Him I freely give - I will ever love and trust Him - In His presence, daily live
I surrender all - I surrender all - All to Thee, my blessed Savior - I surrender all

All to Jesus, I surrender - humbly at His feet, I bow - Worldly pleasures, all forsaken, Take me Jesus, take me now

Jesus, Lord - Savior, friend - I surrender
You know my heart, I won't pretend - I surrender
If I lay down these arms and anger - I surrender
Contend for me, my great defender - I surrender all

All to Jesus, I surrender - Lord, I give myself to Thee - Fill me with Thy love and power - Let Thy blessings fall on me