Thursday, July 7, 2016

APPLAUSE

Lee Black and Ben Storie

She rode the bus until the dusty road came to an end
A missionary answering the call
She made her way through mountains, never looking back
Until she reached the tribal village wall
For forty-seven years she told how Jesus saves
There were few successes, but she faithfully remained
And when she breathed her final breath, only native people grieved
But as she arrived in Heaven, she could not believe

She heard applause
Echo through the courtyard
And off the jasper walls
Applause, the sound of saints and angels
Welcoming her home where she belonged
And right before her eyes stood the Holy Lamb of God
Leading all of Heaven in applause

He loved his wife for 50 years, and they brought up three sons
He ran a little country grocery store
He never made a million, but he made a happy life
And always said he couldn't ask for more
When he saw his neighbor in need of daily bread
There'd be a card with "Jesus Loves You" and food left on their step
The church was full the afternoon they laid him in the grave
But he'd never seen a crowd like the one at Heaven's gate

He heard applause
Echo through the courtyard
And off the jasper walls
Applause, the sound of saints and angels
Welcoming him home where he belonged
And right before his eyes stood the Holy Lamb of God
Leading all of Heaven in applause

There's a cloud of witnesses
Who stand for you and cheer
So run your race and keep the faith
And one day you will hear

Applause
Echo through the courtyard
And off the jasper walls
Applause, the sound of saints and angels
Welcoming you home where you belong
And right before eyes stands the Holy Lamb of God
Leading all of Heaven in applause




Purchase the song here:  Applause
Purchase the album here:  Stories and Songs
Purchase the soundtrack here:  Applause Accompaniment
Purchase the sheet music here:  Applause Accompaniment

1 comment:

  1. Absolutly amazing. Uplifting, rejoiceful.

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