Loud Cymbals: 18 Gospel Songs

I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen
written by Bill Gather

I just feel like something good is about to happen.
I just feel like something good is on it's way.
He has promised that he'd open all of heaven,
And, baby, it could happen any day.

When God's people humble themselves to call on Jesus,
And they look to Heaven, expecting as they pray...
I just feel like something good is about to happen,
And, baby, this could be the very day.

I have learned in all that happens just to praise him,
For I know he's working all things for my good.
Every tear I shed is worth all the investment
For I know he'll see me through; he said he would.

He has promised eye nor ear can hardly fathom
All the things he has in store for those who pray.
I just feel like something good is about to happen,
And, baby, this could be the very day.

Yes I've noticed all the bad news in the paper,
And it seems like things are bleaker every day.
But for this child of God it makes no difference,
For things are bound are bound to get better either way.

I've never been more thrilled about tomorrow.
Sunshine's always bursting through the skies of gray.
I just feel like something good is about to happen,
And, baby, this could be the very day.

written by The Velvet Underground

Jesus, help me find my proper place...
Help me with my weakness, cause I've fallen out of grace.

He Touched Me
written by Bill Gather

Shackled by a heavy burden,
Beneath a load of guilt and shame...
Then the hand of Jesus touched me,
And now I am no longer the same.

He touched me. Oh, he touched me.
And, oh, the joy that floods my soul.
Something happened and now I know
He touched me and made me whole.

Since I met this blessed savior,
Since he cleansed and made me whole,
I will never cease to praise him.
I'll shout it while eternity rolls.

My Sweet Lord
written by George Harrison

My sweet Lord. Mmm, my Lord...
I really want to see you, really want to be with you,
Really want to see you, Lord, but it takes so long, my Lord.
I really want to know you, really want to go with you,
Really want to show you, Lord, that it won't take long my Lord. (Hallelujah...)
My my my Lord. (Hare Krishna... Krishna, Krishna... Hare Hare...)
Now I really want to see you. (Hare Rama.)
(Gurur Brahma. Gurur Vishnu. Gurur Devo. Maheshwara. Gurur Sakshaat. Parabrahma. Tasmayi Shree. Guruve Mamah.)

The Man Comes Around
written by Johnny Cash

There’s a man going round taking names,
And he decides who to free and who to blame.
Everybody won’t be treated all the same.
There’ll be a golden ladder reaching down
When the man comes around.

The hairs on your arm will stand up
At the terror in each sip and in each sup.
Will you partake of that last offered cup,
Or disappear into the potter’s ground,
When the man comes around?

Hear the trumpets. Hear the pipers.
One hundred million angels singing.
Multitudes are marching to the big kettle drum.
Voices calling, voices crying.
Some are born and some are dying.
It’s Alpha and Omega’s kingdom come.

And the whirlwind is in the thorn tree.
The virgins are all trimming the wicks.
The whirlwind is in the thorn tree.
It’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Till Armageddon, so shalom, no shalom.
Then the father hen will call his chickens home.
The wise men will bow down before the throne,
And at his feet they’ll cast their golden crowns,
When the man comes around.

Whoever is unjust, let him be unjust still.
Whoever is righteous, let him be righteous still.
Whoever is filthy, let him be filthy still.
Listen to the words long written down
When the man comes around.

In measured hundred weight and penny pound,
When the man comes around.

The Holy Ghost Song

I've got it...
There's something about the power of the Holy Ghost.
I can't explain it, but I've got it.

Goodbye, World, Goodbye
written by Hovie Lester

I've told all my troubles goodbye.
Goodbye to each tear and each sigh.
This world where I roam cannot be my home.
I'm bound for that home in the sky.
I walk and I talk with my Lord.
I feast every day on his word.
Heaven is near, and I can't stay here.
Goodbye, world, goodbye.

I won't have the blues anymore
When I step across to that shore.
And I'll never pine, for I'll leave behind
My heartaches and cares ever more.
A day, maybe two, then goodbye.
Goodbye to each sorrow and sigh.
Heaven is near, and I can't stay here.
Goodbye, world, goodbye.

Now don't you weep for me when I'm gone,
For I won't have to leave here alone.
And when I hear that last trumpet sound,
My feet won't stay on the ground.
I'm gonna rise with a shout, gonna fly.
Gonna rise with my Lord in the sky.
Heaven is near, and I can't stay here.
Goodbye, world, goodbye.

Jesus, Name Above All Names
written by Naida Hearn

Jesus, name above all names,
Beautiful savior, glorious Lord.
Emmmanuel, God Is With Us,
Blessed redeemer, living word...

Let My Love Open the Door
written by Pete Townshend

When people keep repeating that you'll never fall in love,
When everybody keeps retreating, but you can't seem to get enough,
Let my love open the door to your heart.

When everything feels all over, when everybody seems unkind,
I'll give you a four leaf clover, take all the worry out of your mind.
Let my love open the door to your heart.

When tragedy befalls you, don't let it drag you down.
Love can cure your problems. You're so lucky I'm around.
Let my love open the door to your heart.

To Know Him Is To Love Him
written by Phil Spector

To know know know him is to love love love him.
Just to see him smile makes my life worthwhile.
To know know konw him is to love love love him.
And I do.


Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.

Jesus Was An Indie Rocker
written by Rusty Spell

Jesus never sang a song if he knew that it felt wrong.
Jesus never played along, though I’m sure it got lonely.
Jesus never joined a crowd just because they were more loud.
The Pharisees would have been proud to have him on their team.

Jesus never signed a deal. He just obeyed his father’s will.
And this is why I truly feel that Jesus was an indie rocker too.

Everything he did was new. He knew that old did not mean true.
Though still today there are so few who want to change at all.
He wasn’t a good ol’ country man. He wasn’t even American.
And this is why I cannot stand that old time religion lie.

He never once said thou or thee. He came before the KJV.
No one around me seems to see that Jesus was an indie rocker too.

Jesus loves me, this I know, because he often tells me so.
He’s not offended by elbows, but red herrings make him mad.
I love Jesus Christ Superstar and Jeff Mangum’s fuzz guitar.
I listen to them in my car, driving ninety miles to church.

So I’m sorry this ain’t a country song, but if it were I would feel wrong.
And Jesus says, "Boy, just be strong, because I was an indie rocker too."

I Would Die 4 U
written by Prince

I'm not a woman. I'm not a man.
I am something that you'll never understand.
I'll never beat you. I'll never lie.
If you're evil, I'll forgive you by and by.

You--I would die for you,
Darling, if you want me to...

I'm not your lover. I'm not your friend.
I am something that you'll never comprehend.
No need to worry. No need to cry.
I'm your messiah, and you're the reason why.

You're just a sinner I am told.
I'll be your fire when you're cold.
I'll make you happy when you're sad.
I'll make you good when you are bad.
I'm not a human. I am a dove.
I am your conscious. I am love.
All I really need is to know that you believe
That I would die for you.

The Halo

Put Your Hand In the Hand
written by Gene MacLellan

Put your hand in the hand of the man that stilled the water.
Put your hand in the hand of the man that calmed the sea.
Take a look at yourself, and you might see others differently.
Put your hand in the hand of the man from Gallilee.


Mary came unto the tomb of Jesus.
The stone was moved and he had gone away.
The angel said, "Fear not, I know whom seek ye,
But he is risen." This she heard him say.

Gone. The stone is rolled back.
Gone. The tomb is empty,
Gone. To sit at the father's side.
Gone. Over death, triumphant.
Gone. Sin is defeated.
Gone. He lives forevermore.

My friend, if you don't know my risen savior,
I beg of you, don't wait too late to pray.
Don't wait until his bride has been completed.
Don't wait until you hear him say, "It's too late."

Two-Headed Boy Part Two
written by Neutral Milk Hotel

Daddy, please hear this song that I sing.
In your heart there's a spark that just screams
For a lover to bring a child to your chest
That could lay as you sleep and love all you have left
Like your boy used to be, long ago wrapped in sheets warm and wet.

Blister please with those wings in your spine.
Love to be with a brother of mine.
How he'd love to find your tongue in his teeth
In a struggle to find secret songs that you keep
Wrapped in boxes so tight, sounding only at night as you sleep.

And in my dreams, you're alive and you're crying
As your mouth moves in mine, soft and sweet.
Rings of flowers round your eyes, and I'll love you
For the rest of your life, when you're ready.

Brother, see we are one in the same.
And you left with your head filled with flames,
And you watched as your brains fell out through your teeth.
Push the pieces in place. Make your smile sweet to see.
Don't you take this away. I'm still wanting my face on your cheek.

And when we break, we'll wait for our miracle.
God is a place where some holy spectacle lies.
And when we break, we'll wait for our miracle.
God is a place you will wait for the rest of your life.

Two headed boy, she is all you could need.
She will feed you tomatoes and radio wires
And retire to sheets safe and clean.
But don't hate her when she gets up to leave.

Randy Described Eternity
written by Built To Spill

Every thousand years, this metal sphere ten times the size of Jupiter floats just a few miles past the Earth.
You stand on your roof and take a swipe at it with a single feather,
Hit it once every thousand years, till you've worn it down to the size of a pea.
Yeah, I'd say that's a long time, but it's only half a blink of what eternity will be.

Where you gonna be? Where will you spend eternity?
I'm gonna be perfect from now on. I'm gonna be perfect starting now...

Copyright (c) Dec 2002 by Rusty Spell and Love and Letters Music