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All songs Copyright © 2007 by Dale J Mayer
Produced by Cynthia Peterson and Dale J Mayer
Recorded by Dale J Mayer

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released December 20, 2007

All songs Copyright © 2007 by Dale J Mayer
Produced by Cynthia Peterson and Dale J Mayer
Recorded by Dale J Mayer

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Dale J Mayer Houston, Texas

My bio should read "least of the least' and "chief of sinners"... but by the grace of God, instead "I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations."
Psalm 89:1

I am a worship leader, a songwriter, a sound engineer and also founder of Celebrate Grace, a ministry of encouragement & music to the incarcerated and disenfranchised
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Track Name: Abide In Me
ABIDE IN ME (John 15)
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer
All Rights Reserved

Chorus
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,
You’ll ask what you will, it will be done for you.
Herein is my Father glorified,
That you should bear much fruit.

Verse 1
I am the vine, you are the branches;… Remain in Me, I’ll remain in you.
Apart from Me, you can do nothing;… You must abide in the Truth.

Chorus
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,
You’ll ask what you will, it will be done for you.
Herein is my Father glorified,
That you should bear much fruit.

Verse 2
You did not choose Me, but I chose you,… that you might go and bear fruit;
And your fruit will remain,… because you ask in My Name.

Chorus
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,
You’ll ask what you will, it will be done for you.
Herein is my Father glorified,
That you should bear much fruit.

Verse 3
Now I have called you my friends… and you obey My command,
To love one another as I have loved you… and laid down my life for your sins.
But I have not left you alone;… Your heart has become my new home.
Because I live,… you also shall live;… My Father has made you His own.

Chorus 2
So you abide in me, and I abide in you,
And you ask what you will and it is done for you.
Herein is my Father glorified,… That you should bear much,…
That we should bear much,… That you should bear much fruit.
Herein is our Father glorified,… That we should bear much,…
That you should bear much,… that we should bear much fruit.
Track Name: You Are There
You Are There
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer
All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
The sun is shining brightly today. It warms the earth. It lights our way;
It’s radiance is evident to see. It shines on you. It shines on me.
But there’s a place inside of me where even it can’t shine;
The coldness of my heart and the darkness of my mind.
Yet, there is a greater Light to penetrate my soul;
The Light Of The World will make me whole.

Chorus 1
Je-sus, You are the light I need.
In Your pre-sence the darkness leaves.
Shine Your light now into my heart;
Ev-en in-to the darkest part.

Bridge 1
When the night closes in… In this world filled with sin,
You are there when I call You,… at the sound of Your Name
You are there,… You are there,… You are there,… You are there,…
You are there.


Chorus 2
Je-sus, You are the light we need.
In Your pre-sence the darkness leaves.
Shine Your light now into our hearts;
Ev-en in-to the darkest parts.

Bridge 2
When the night closes in… In this world filled with sin,
You are there when we call You,… at the sound of Your Name
You are there,… You are there,… You are there,… You are there,…
You are there,… You are there,… You are there,… You are there,…
You are there.

Verse 2
The Son is shining brightly today. He warms our hearts. He lights our way;
His radiance is evident to see. He shines in you. He shines in me.
There’s no place in this whole world where Jesus light can’t shine;
He’ll warm the coldest heart and he’ll heal the darkest mind.
The brilliance of His countenance will melt the hardest soul;
Jesus, Light Of The World, You make us whole…
Jesus, Light Of The World, make us whole.
Track Name: You're Valuable To Me
YOU'RE VALUABLE TO ME
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer, All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
I look at all the messes that I’ve made;
And consider all the bad seed that I’ve laid.
I’m a hopeless disaster, Lord, it’s clear to see… that
I’m worthless,… please, just let me be.

Verse 2
I tried so hard to live my life for You,
But I’ve done so many things I didn’t want to do.
How could You ever forgive me, Lord? It’s impossible for me to see;
I’m so worthless, Jesus,… just go away from me.

Chorus
My son, I know you feel that way;
But there’s just one thing I want to say…
You’re worth every drop of blood I paid for you;
And there’s nothing else I’d rather do
Than spend every night and day with you.
You’re valuable to Me.
And even if you’d been the only one
To ever put his faith in My dear Son,
There’s nothing different that I would have done.
You’re valuable to Me.


Verse 3
But Lord,I still struggle everyday;
And so often I still go my own way.
I’m just the same old mess inside, Lord, surely You can see… that
I’m still worthless, don’t waste Your time on me.

Chorus
My son, I know it may seem that way;
But listen now to what I say…
You’re worth every drop of blood I paid for you;
And there’s nothing else I’d rather do
Than spend every night and day with you.
You’re valuable to Me.
And even if you’d been the only one
To ever put his faith in Jesus, My Son,
There’s nothing different that I would have done.
You’re valuable to Me.
You’re not worthless, child,… you’re valuable to Me.
Track Name: Free Indeed!
FREE INDEED!
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer
All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
If the Son shall make you free, you are free indeed;
Sin has lost its hold on you. The Lord Himself will see you through;
So when it rears its ugly head, just say what Jesus said,
The Son has made me free and I’m free indeed.

The children of this world are slaves in the devil’s game;
If they could only see their lives full of guilt and shame.
And so we used to be, ‘til Jesus set us free;
Though we once were blind, yet now we see… that

If the Son shall make you free, you are free indeed;
Sin has lost its hold on you. The Lord Himself will see you through;
So when it rears its ugly head, just say what Jesus said,
The Son has made me free and I’m free indeed.

Chorus
Hallelujah, to God be all the glory;
Hallelujah, for great things He has done.
Hallelu - jah, we’ll sing redemption’s story;
Hallelu - jah, He’s given us His Son.
Though we should all be dead, Jesus died instead;
Now, the Son has made us free and we’re free indeed.

Verse 2
The children of this world live in fear of their final fate;
If they would only turn to the Lord before it’s too late.
And so we used to be, ‘til Jesus set us free;
Though we once were blind, yet now we see… that

If the Son shall make you free, you are free indeed;
Death has lost it’s victory, now we have life eternally;
The sting of death is sin, but we’ve been born again.
The Son has made us free and we’re free indeed.

Repeat Chorus

Fin
Though we should all be dead, Jesus died instead;
Now, the Son has made us free,… the Son has made us free,…
Yes, the Son has made us free and we’re free indeed.
Track Name: Grace
GRACE
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer
All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
Lord, I’ve failed again… I gave in to that same old sin.
Sometimes it gets the best of me… How I want to be free…
I want to be free… I want to be free…

Verse 2
My son, I hear your prayer. Of this thing, I am not unaware.
The price that I paid for you,… it will cover this too. You see,
My grace is sufficient for you. Every morning, my mercies are new.
And there’s just one more thing that I want you to know…
My son,… I still love you.

Verse 3
Lord, I don’t know what to say. Your love takes my breath away.
Your grace is sufficient for me… while I wait to be free…
I wait to be free… I wait to be free…

Chorus
My grace is sufficient for you. Every morning, my mercies are new.
And there’s just one more thing that I want you to know…
My son,… I still love you.

Verse 4
So, My son, don’t be afraid… and don’t be discouraged today.
Remember the battle is mine… and you will see victory in time. Until then,
My grace is sufficient for you. Every morning, my mercies are new.
And there’s just one more thing that I want you to know…
My son,… I still love you.

Chorus
My grace is sufficient for you. Every morning, my mercies are new.
And there’s just one more thing that I want you to know…
My son,… I still love you.

… I said,… My son,… I still love you.
… You are… My son… and I love you.
Track Name: Every Breath
EVERY BREATH
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer, All Rights Reserved
“He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit"” Jn20:22

Verse 1
Every breath I take,… Jesus, let me breathe with You;
Every prayer I make,… Jesus, let me pray with You.
You take the air I breathe, You make it life to me;
Your Holy Spirit breathing in me.
With every breath I take, with every prayer I make,
With every breath, dear Lord, let it be with You.

Verse 2
Every breath I take,… Jesus, let me breathe with You;
Every prayer I make,… Jesus, let me pray with You.
You saw this lump of dirty clay, but You loved it anyway;
You breathed the breath of life in me and now I want to say…
With every breath I take, with every prayer I make,
With every breath, dear Lord, let it be with You.

Chorus
Thy kingdom come,… thy will be done…
Here I am, Lord… I am Your son.
Give me this day,… my daily bread…
Upon Your Word,… I am well fed.

Every breath I take,… every prayer I make,…
Holy Spirit (2x- I just want to) bring… glory to the (2x-my) King.
My life is in Your hands, Lord;… Be it unto me
As You will, dear Lord, let it be.


Verse 3
Every breath I take,… Jesus, let me breathe with You;
Every prayer I make,… Jesus, let me pray with You.
You lifted me on eagles’ wings, gave me a... new song to sing;
Once a pauper’s child, now I’m a son of the King..., so
With every breath I take, with every prayer I make,
With every breath, dear Lord, let me say with You...

[Repeat Chorus]

Fin
My life is in Your hands, Lord;… Be it unto me
As You will, dear Lord, let it be… As You will, dear Lord, let it be.
Track Name: I Just Can't Say It Enough
I JUST CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer, All Rights Reserved
“Your desire shall be for your husband” Gen 3:16

Verse 1
I woke up this morning and You were on my mind.
I just can’t help it, I think about You all of the time.
If I’m not with You, I think I might go insane.
I’ve got to have You, that’s all I can say…

I want You, I need You, I’ve got to be near You
To hold You and touch You and get closer to You.
I’m totally, utterly head over heels for You.

I’m in love with You Lord;… yeah, I’m in love with You Lord;…
I’m so in love with You Lord and I just can’t say it enough.


Verse 2
My friends all think… that I’m out of my mind.
I just can’t help it, I talk about You all of the time.
If I didn’t,… I probably would explode.
I’ve got to say it, so they will know…

I want You, I need You, I’ve got to be near You
To hold You and touch You and get closer to You.
I’m totally, utterly head over heels for You.

I’m in love with You Lord;… yeah, I’m in love with You Lord;…
I’m so in love with You Lord and I just can’t say it enough.


Verse 3
Now, we are the church,… the bride of the King.
He’s coming soon,… wedding bells will ring.
We’re looking forward… to that glorious day.
In Jesus’ arms we’ll gladly say…

We want You, we need You, We’ve got to be near You
To hold You and touch You and get closer to You.
We’re totally, utterly head over heels for You.

We’re in love with You Lord;… yeah, we’re in love with You Lord;…
We’re so in love with You Lord and we just can’t say it enough.
Track Name: I Want To Stay Close To You
I WANT TO STAY CLOSE TO YOU
Copyright ©2004 by Dale Mayer
All Rights Reserved

Chorus
Lord,… I want to stay… close to you.
I want to hear Your words and see the things You do.
I want to follow You… everywhere You go.
Jesus, I want to stay close to You.


Verse 1
But, the TV is on and it’s… calling my name;
The Playstation wants me to play just one more game.
The work on my desk says… it just can’t wait;
And I’ll miss that deal on ebay… if I hesitate.
The thief comes not but to kill, steal, and destroy;
It’s no wonder I have lost my joy.
I reevaluate… before it’s too late;
Jesus is calling my name… and I say…

Chorus
Lord,… I want to stay… close to you.
I want to hear Your words and see the things You do.
I want to follow You… everywhere You go.
Jesus, I want to stay close to You.


Verse 2
The bills are piling up and I don’t know how I’ll pay;
The doctor is telling me he needs to operate.
The kids are all fighting,… they won’t get along;
Now my wife says she’s leaving me… what else can go wrong?
The thief comes not but to kill, steal, and destroy;
It’s no wonder I have lost my joy.
I reevaluate… before it’s too late;
Jesus You’re calling my name… so I say…

Chorus
Lord,… I want to stay… close to you.
I want to hear Your words and see the things You do.
I want to follow You… everywhere You go.
Jesus, I want to stay close to You.
Track Name: I Will Rejoice
I WILL REJOICE (Hab 3:17-19)
Copyright ©2004 by Dale J. Mayer
All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls…
Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Chorus 1
I will rejoice, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
I will rejoice, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
I will rejoice, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
I will rejoice, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Bridge 1
The Lord my God is my strength; He will make my feet like the hinds feet.
And He will make me walk on my high places.
I will rejoice, I will rejoice; I will joy, I will joy.
I will rejoice, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.


Verse 2
Now we’re not the men that we want to be, nor are we the men that we were;
We’re being conformed into His image, transformed from glory to glory.
Though now we see only darkly, but then we shall see Him face to face;
When He is revealed we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.

Chorus 2
We will rejoice, we will rejoice in the Lord. We will joy in the God of our salvation.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice in the Lord. We will joy in the God of our salvation.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice in the Lord. We will joy in the God of our salvation.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice in the Lord. We will joy in the God of our salvation.

Bridge 2
The Lord our God is our strength; He will make our feet like the hinds feet.
And He will make us walk on our high places.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice; We will joy, we will joy.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice in the Lord; We will joy in the God of our salvation.
Track Name: The Shepherd's Song
THE SHEPHERD'S SONG
Copyright ©2004 by Dale J. Mayer, All Rights Reserved
“They made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child” Lk2:17 NKJV

Verse 1
I’m a simple man,... only a shepherd;
And there’s a god in heaven,... at least that’s what I’ve heard.
I lead a simple life,... a wife and children;
They look to me… for their every need.
I watch over my sheep. They are safe in my keep.
But who’s watching me?… I really don’t see.

What’s it all about? Where am I going?
I’m still in the dark when I should be knowing.
I look up and stare. Is anyone there? Or doesn’t he care?
Why’s there so much pain, heartache and sorrow?
How can I go on? I can’t face tomorrow.
I turn to the sky. I want to know why. Do you hear my cry?
Then the angel said...

Chorus
Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy.
You don’t have to be afraid anymore.
For unto you is born this day in the city of the king,
A Savior, Christ the Lord.

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Again, I say… Rejoice!
The God you’ve only heard about has come to you today...
Jesus, Christ the Lord!

Verse 2
He’s a simple man,... now He’s my shepherd;
Sent from God in heaven,... His Word to be heard.
He gives my life… purpose and meaning;
In Him I see… everything that I need.
Now I’m one of His sheep and I’m safe in His keep…
He’s watching me. I just want you to see...

What it’s all about. But, where are you going?
You’re still in the dark when you could be knowing.
Don’t give up in despair. God really is there. And He really does care.
You have so much pain, heartache and sorrow.
You just can’t go on. You can’t face tomorrow.
Let me show you the way. You can trust Him today. Please hear what I say…
The angel said...

Repeat Chorus
Repeat Refrain 2x

And you shall call His name Emmanuel… God is with us.
Track Name: Why Can't We Still Be Friends?
WHY CAN'T WE STILL BE FRIENDS?
Copyright ©2004 by Dale J. Mayer, All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
Here’s just a line I’m writing to you,
If you could take just a moment or two…
To let me share what’s been on my mind
For what seems now such a long time…

Chorus
We used to be the closest of pals;
I was your guy and you were my gal.
I was your Tarzan and you were my Jane;
The two of us together, we were one and the same.

Refrain
Why can’t we still be friends? Why does that have to end?
A lot of water’s gone over the dam; Everything didn’t go like we’d planned;
It all seemed to just get out of hand, but…
Why can’t we still be friends?


Verse 2
Just one more thing and then I’ll be through;
I just can’t seem to take my mind off of you.
I tell myself, “You have to forget her.”
Then something always makes me remember… that…

Chorus
We used to be the closest of pals.
I was your guy and you were my gal.
I was your Tarzan and you were my Jane;
The two of us together, we were one and the same… So…

Refrain
Why can’t we still be friends? Why does that have to end?
A lot of water’s gone over the dam; Everything didn’t go like we planned;
It all seemed to just get out of hand, but…
Why can’t we still be friends?
[repeat]

Tag
Why can’t we still be friends?
Can’t we still be friends?
Track Name: What Will You Do Today?
WHAT WILL YOU DO TODAY?
Copyright ©2004 by Dale J. Mayer, All Rights Reserved

Chorus
Choose ye this day, tell me whom will you serve?
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
It doesn’t matter where you have been,
What you have done, the size of your sin.

God doesn’t look at your ability, that’s not important at all.
What matters to Him is your availability; When will you answer His call?
The past is behind you, the future ahead; but, what will you do today?
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.


Verse 1
I was caught in the past with its mistakes and regrets;
I couldn’t see past my sin.
‘Til I laid it all down at the foot of the cross,
And started all over again. Now I say…

Repeat Chorus


Verse 2
I was frozen by a future of problems and trials;
I couldn’t see past my fears.
Then I sat at the feet of the Prince of all Peace,
And let His words sink into my ears... Sink into my ears…

Bridge
The past is behind me, the future ahead;
The past is behind me, the future ahead;
The past is behind me, the future ahead;
But… what will I do today?

Repeat Chorus

Fin
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
We will serve the Lord.