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God has endued Donna Krieger with a marvelous voice and with an exceptional ability to interpret a sacred song. My heart has been thrilled and blessed many, many times as I have listened to her as she has taken a very simple song, whose message could have been lost in the sea of “vocal gymnastics” and has made it an inspiring and convincing sermon in song.

I know this beautiful new album will prove to be a continual and living source of blessing, encouragement and enjoyment to all who make it part of their record library.

“Sing”cerely yours,

Dr. Al Smith
Founder of Singspiration
President of Encore Publications

1972

Song List & Lyrics

Click each song title below for lyrics

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I Will Greet the Day with Singing

CHORUS:
I will greet the day with singing, I will meet the dawn with joy.
I will praise the Lord of Life all day long!
I will greet the day with singing, I will meet the dawn with joy,
For the Lord has put within my heart a song.

Each day is like a new adventure, I am never bored;
The little things in life have meaning since I’ve known the Lord.
In Him I’m finding great fulfillment, life seems so worthwhile!
So in spite of difficulties, I have learned to smile.

CHORUS

I know a day is never perfect; problems come and go.
The Lord has promised to be with me, and I’ve found it so.
With Him all things in life have meaning, God is in control!
So a song of joy is planted deep within my soul.

CHORUS

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         (Donna J. KriegerCopyright 1975 by Alfred B. Smith

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Tho’ the Seasons Come and Go

Tho’ the seasons come and go,
Summer’s sun and winter’s snow,
Tho’ the passing years to earth their changes lend,
There is one whose love so free,
For all time will changeless be,
Jesus always is the same true friend!

CHORUS:
Jesus is my dearest friend ev’ry day,
Jesus is my dearest friend come what may.
Tongue or pen could never tell how much He loves me,
Jesus is my true and dearest friend.

Time’s swift current onward glides,
There is nothing which abides;
Thru the fleeting years all things must surely end,
Friends may fail or faithless be,
But there’s one who cares for me;
Jesus always is the same true friend!

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         (Alfred B. SmithCopyright 1971 by Alfred B. Smith

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Lost in the Night

Lost in the night of sin and shame,
So far I had wandered away.
Lost in the night when Jesus came;
He led me to light of day.

CHORUS:
Lost in the night, far from the light –
That’s where the Lord found me.
Troubled within and burdened with sin –
He saved and set me free.

Friend, are you lost on life’s broad way –
A night of despair all around?
Jesus can guide your feet today;
Salvation in Him is found.

CHORUS

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         (John W. Peterson)

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That One Lost Sheep

Safe were the ninety and nine in the fold,
Safe, tho the night was stormy and cold;
But said the Shepherd, when counting them o’er,
“One sheep is missing. There should be one more.”

CHORUS:
The Shepherd went out to search for His sheep,
And all thro the night on the rocky steep
He sought till He found him,
With love bands He bound him;
And I was that one lost sheep.

Although His feet were weary and worn,
And tho His hands were rent and torn,
E’en tho the road was rugged and steep,
Still the good Shepherd sought long for His sheep.

CHORUS

There in the night He heard a faint cry
From the lost sheep, just ready to die.
Then in His arms, to shield from the cold,
He brought the lost one safe back to the fold.

CHORUS

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         (E. Toral Seat)

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The King Is on His Way

There is going to be a wedding,
Preparations have been made,
The Church awaits her summons,
In white garments she’s arrayed;
Keep waiting for that trumpet sound,
Keep watching for that day,
When from the sky the angel shouts,
“The King is on His way!”

CHORUS:
There’ll be rejoicing when the Lord shall come;
What glorious harmony ’round the Father’s throne;
Real joy unending at our blessed Savior’s side;
And love eternal for His chosen Bride.

It may be noon or midnight
When the Bridegroom shall appear;
He’ll part the curtains of the sky
And then His voice I’ll hear;
The dead in Christ shall rise again,
We’ll meet them in the air;
And oh what singing there will be
When we assemble there.

CHORUS

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         (JGreiner/Alfred B. SmithCopyright 1975 by Alfred B. Smith

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God Leads Us Along

In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
God leads His dear children along.

CHORUS:
Some thru the waters, some thru the flood,
Some thru the fire, but all thru the blood;
Some thru great sorrow, but God gives a song
In the night season and all the day long.

Tho sorrows befall us and Satan oppose,
God leads His dear children along;
Thru grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.

CHORUS

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         (G. A. Young)

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Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty rock
Within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness,
A rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat,
And the burden of the day.

Upon that cross of Jesus
Mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One
Who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart with tears
Two wonders I confess –
The wonders of His glorious love,
And my unworthiness.

I take, O cross, thy shadow
For my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine
Than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by,
To know no gain nor loss.
My sinful self my only shame,
My glory all the cross.

Content to let the world go by,
To know no gain nor loss.
My sinful self my only shame,
My glory all the cross.

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         (Clephane/Maker)

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Seeking for Me

Jesus my Savior to Bethlehem came,
Born in a manger to sorrow and shame;
Oh, it was wonderful – blest be His name!
Seeking for me, for me!

Seeking for me! for me!
Seeking for me, for me!
Oh, it was wonderful – blest be His name!
Seeking for me, for me!

Jesus my Savior, on Calvary’s tree,
Paid the great debt and my soul He set free;
Oh, it was wonderful – how could it be?
Dying for me, for me!

Dying for me! for me!
Dying for me, for me!
Oh, it was wonderful – how could it be?
Dying for me, for me!

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         (Hasty)

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How Can It Be?

O Savior, as my eyes behold
The wonders of Thy might untold,
The heav’ns in glorious light arrayed,
The vast creation Thou has made –
And yet to think Thou lovest me –
My heart cries out, “How can it be?”

CHORUS:
How can it be? How can it be
That God should love a soul like me?
O how can it be?

As at the cross I humbly bow
And gaze upon Thy thorn-crowned brow,
And view the precious bleeding form
By cruel nails so bruised and torn,
Knowing Thy suff’ring was for me,
In grief I cry, “How can it be?”

CHORUS

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         (Christiansen/John W. PetersonCopyright 1961 by Singspiration, Inc.

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Will I?

I have been freed from the bondage of sin,
Saved by God’s wonderful grace,
No condemnation, a new life within,
For Jesus died in my place.
All this He has done for me.
Will I live for Him faithfully?

CHORUS:
Will I walk with Him each day?
Will I let Him have full sway?
Never doubting, trusting that He
Surely knows what’s best for me.
When He calls me, will I say,
“Here am I, Lord, lead the way”?
Seek His will in all that I do?
By God’s grace I will. Will you?

Life everlasting, new blessings each day,
Freedom from doubtings and fears,
Joy beyond measure and wonderful peace,
Even thru heartaches and tears.
All this He has given me.
Will I live for Him faithfully?

CHORUS

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         (E. C. Heidelberg)

Credits

PRODUCED BY: John Darnall
ARRANGED BY: Donna Krieger, John Darnall
ENGINEERED BY:
Fred Cameron
PHOTOGRAPHY: Joel Draut
COVER DESIGN: Mervyn Eckman
ILLUSTRATION: Stan Burgess

Looking Back

I’m not a morning person, but  one day as I awoke with my customary moan, I had enough sense to turn to the Psalms. And there I was challenged by this little phrase: “Let us greet the dawn with a song.”  (Living Psalms 57:8b) And thus was born a new habit and a new song. I’m pleased that it has become a favorite of many people and the top requested song at our concerts. The album also features songs by Alfred B. Smith, John Peterson, and others. It was produced in Nashville by John Darnall. His first production and my first solo album.