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It’s “GOD and Us” . . . as we travel across the country. Over the many miles, we are in His hand. It’s “GOD and us” . . . as we sing in church after church. The songs are about Him. It’s “GOD and us” . . . as we work and play together as a family. He’s the head of our home.

Without Him, life would be vain and empty, without purpose or meaning. But with Him, life is complete – a purposeful existence and a joyous, rewarding experience. And so . . . “it’s GOD and us” . . . now and forever.

The Kriegers 1972

Song List & Lyrics

Click each song title below for lyrics

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It’s a Wonderful Day

I’ve got good reason to be happy and gay,
The Lord took all my cares away.
I can’t help singin’ what a wonderful day!
Since I found the Lord.

I’ve got no reason to be gloomy and sad,
I found such joy as I never had.
The bells are ringin’ and they’re makin’ me glad!
Since I found the Lord.

And oh, such friends! I never knew such a friendship
Till I met the people of the Lord!
Never had such friends! How they love one another,
And walk together in sweet accord.

I’ve got good reason to be happy and gay,
The Lord took all my cares away.
I can’t help singin’ what a wonderful day!
Since I found the Lord.

And oh, such friends! I never knew such a friendship
Till I met the people of the Lord!
Never had such friends! How they love one another,
And walk together in sweet accord.

I’ve got good reason to be happy and gay,
The Lord took all my cares away.
I can’t help singin’ what a wonderful day!
Since I found the Lord.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful day!
It’s a wonderful, wonderful day!
It’s a wonderful, wonderful day!

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         (Jimmy Owens)

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All the Way Along

There is One who loves me, One who is my friend
All the way along, all the way along;
He is ever near me, ready to defend;
All the way along it is Jesus.

Chorus:
All the way along it is Jesus,
All the way along blessed Jesus;
He’s my joy and song, all the way along;
All the way along it is Jesus.

In my Lord and Savior I will joyful be
All the way along, all the way along;
Speaking words of comfort sweet and dear to me,
All the way along it is Jesus.

Chorus

I will sing the praises of His wondrous love
All the way along, all the way along;
I will sing more sweetly in my home above;
All the way along it is Jesus.

Chorus

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         (Blankhorn/Jones)

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The Eastern Gate

I will meet you in the morning,
Just inside the Eastern Gate.
Then be ready, faithful pilgrim,
Lest with you it be too late.

Chorus:
I will meet you (in the morning),
I will meet you (in the morning),
Just inside the Eastern Gate over there;
I will meet you (in the morning),
I will meet you (in the morning),
I will meet you in the morning over there.

O the joy of that glad meeting
With the saints who for us wait;
What a blessed, happy meeting,
Just inside the Eastern Gate.

Chorus

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         (I. G. Martin)

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There’ll Be a Glad, Glad Tomorrow

There’ll be a glad, glad tomorrow
In the sweet, sweet by and by,
Without a shadow of sorrow
In those mansions built on high.
We’ll sing redemption’s sweet story
And walk the streets in a robe of glory.
Oh yes, there’ll be a glad, glad tomorrow
In the sweet, sweet bye and bye.

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         (Public Domain)

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I’ve a Home Beyond the River

Chorus:
I’ve a home beyond the river,
I’ve a mansion bright and fair;
I’ve a home beyond the river –
I will dwell with Jesus there.

O the blessed contemplation,
When with trouble here I sigh;
I’ve a home beyond the river,
I will enter by and by.

Chorus

O how sweet ’twill be to meet them –
All the ransomed host above;
Sweeter still to see the Savior,
Praise Him for redeeming love.

Chorus

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         (John Peterson – Copyright Singspiration – 1958)

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He Hideth My Soul

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.

Chorus:
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord –
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.

Chorus

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         (Fanny Crosby/William Kirkpatrick)

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No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus

I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus
Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true;
I would tell you how He changed my life completely –
He did something that no other friend could do.

Chorus:
No one ever cared for me like Jesus,
There’s no other friend so kind as He;
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me –
O how much He cared for me!

Trumpet Solo

Chorus

Ev’ry day He comes to me with new assurance,
More and more I understand His words of love;
But I’ll never know just why He came to save me,
Till some day see His blessed face above.

Chorus

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         (Charles Weigle)

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Bring Them In

Hark! ’tis the Shepherd’s voice I hear,
Out in the desert dark and drear,
Calling the sheep who’ve gone astray
Far from the Shepherd’s fold away.

Chorus:
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring the wand’ring ones to Jesus.

Who’ll go and help this Shepherd kind,
Help Him the wandering ones to find?
Who’ll bring the lost ones to the fold,
Where they’ll be sheltered from the cold?

Chorus

Out in the desert hear their cry,
Out on the mountains wild and high;
Hark! ’tis the Master speaks to thee,
“Go find my sheep where’er they be.”

Chorus

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         (Thomas/Ogden)

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The Soft Winds of Summer

Soft are the winds of summer,
Golden the leaves of autumn;
In all their beauty the hand of my Maker I see.

White is the kiss of winter,
Sweet is the breath of springtime;
These are the works of His hands,
And they tell of His pow’r to me.

I hear His thunder speak across the plain,
To call the raindrops that nurse the tender grain.

High in His heav’n above me,
How could He ever love me?
Why should He care way up there
Whatever may happen to me?

I see His splendor in starry worlds above;
But where, O tell me, where can I find His love?

There in a manger lying,
There on a cross a-dying;
Here in my heart He has come
To tell of His love to me.

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         (Jimmy Owens)

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The New 23rd

Because the Lord is my shepherd,
I have ev’rything that I need.
He lets me rest in meadows green
And leads me beside the quiet stream;
He keeps on giving life to me
And helps me to do what honors Him the most.
Even when walking thru the dark valley of death,
valley of death,
I will never be afraid, for He is close beside me,
Guarding, guiding all the way,
He spreads a feast before me
In the presence of my enemies.
He welcomes me as His special guest.
With blessings overflowing.
His goodness and unfailing kindness
Shall be with me all of my life,
And afterwards I will live with Him
Forever, forever in His home,
Forever in His home.

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         (The Living Bible/Ralph Carmichael) Copyright 1969 Lexicon Music

Credits

RECORDED AT: Celebration Studios, Nashville
PRODUCED BY: John Darnall
ENGINEERED BY:
Fred Cameron
COVER DESIGN: Mervyn Eckman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Joel Draut

Looking Back

When our family started travelling in a full time concert ministry, we needed a compilation that represented the variety of songs that we sang – solos, duets, children’s and family songs. God was our motivation, our strength, our provision, our theme. So we went with the simple title of “God and Us.” One of my favorites  on this album is “The Soft Winds of Summer,” a folky ballad with a beautiful guitar accompaniment by our producer, John Darnall.